Major Newcastle News Stories – June 11th – 2007

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.


  • Not surprising news that Celestine Babayaro will be sold by Allardyce during the summer. We had always speculated that our two full backs Babayaro and Carr may be on their way – or at best would be backups in the coming season. It looks like Big Sam will keep Carr – since he is someone with experience and might respond well to Big Sam’s training regime and man-management skills. Stephen will not be a starter however – and he may move on because of that. We are certainly being linked with a host of full backs recently. It’s good that Sam is getting rid of some the deadwood – to free up some wage money for other players.

    Celestine Babayaro

  • News that Newcastle are interested in French midfielder/striker Ludovic Giully. Ludovic is at Barcelona and the 30 year old want to move in the summer. News included in the report is that El-Hadji Diouf of Bolton could be an alternative – but since he only has a year left on his contract – Sam may wait until January to get a good price on him. Another bad boy in Sam’s sights.

    Ludovic Giuly – El-Hadji Diouf

  • Update on the NUFC official site on the European Under-21 tournament in Holland. England play today against the Czech Republic – and Steven Taylor will have to sit this one out because of a red card he received in an earlier game. We expect 60 game James Milner to be in the starting line-up today. England must win this one to get off to a good start – but the Czechs will be tough.
    Holland beat Israel 1-0 yesterday in the opener but Tim Krul did not play – 23 year old Boy Waterman – who plays for AZ Alkmaar and has 18 caps – started in goal. 19 year old Tim is Hooland’s youngest keeper with the third keeper being 21 year old Kenneth Vermeer. Boy Waterman was in goal for Alkmaar for both legs – when they overcame Newcastle in the UEFA cup last March.


    Taylor, Milner and Krul

  • News today that Ben Haim has consulted famous spoon bender Uri Geller – to help him make his decision over Newcastle and Chelsea. We understand Uri helped him make the right decision and he will shortly sign for Newcastle. But hey – Uri probably saw lots of silver-ware in Newcastle’s future ……. obviously.

    Ben Haim

  • We have a report today on Graeme Souness’ statement that Newcastle are a big club with big problems. We try to find out what the big problems are at Newcastle – take a read and let us know what you think these problems are. We need to rid the club of this nonsense if we are to become successful again.

    Graeme Souness

  • Finally I have a piece on SoccerLens today Sam Still Seeking New Players for Newcastle United. Take a read and let’s have your comments – basically it reviews the players mentioned over the weekend – which are new names to the players we have been after (and are signing) over the last couple of weeks. The question here is of course what is real and what is not – and that’s always a bit difficult – we are certainly linked to many many players – as usual.

    Habib Beye

We’d appreciate your comments on the above news stories.

3 comments so far

  • Steve Mills

    Jun 11, 2007 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #1

    An interesting one you missed on Tuncay, found some info on him doesn’t look bad for a free, aparently he asked Emre about him.

    “Tuncay Åžanlı (January 16, 1982, Sakarya) is a Turkish footballer playing for the Turkish Premier Super League club Fenerbahçe SK. He is 1.82 m tall and weighs 70 kg.

    Tuncay is probably the most versatile player in Turkey. He has played in the positions of left winger, right winger and striker for Fenerbahce and Turkish national team. Before playing for Fenerbahçe SK, he was playing in the second division for Sakaryaspor. There, Tuncay was playing as a right winger/forward. After his transfer to Fenerbahçe, he began playing first as a striker and then as a left winger. He is known for is energy, flair and dribbling skills. He is arguably the most popular player for Fenerbahçe fans within the current squad (2006-2007), and is nicknamed as “Cesur Yurek” (Brave Heart) and “Fenerbahçe’nin Yuregi” (The Heart of Fenerbahçe.)

    He is currently the all-time top scoring player for Fenerbahce in the European cups with 12 goals.

    He was cited as an upcoming football star by Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger after the France-Turkey Confederations Cup match in 2003.[citation needed] In the same tournament, he won the Silver Ball and the Silver Shoe awards for being selected as the second best player of the tournament and being the second top-scorer respectively, with 3 goals and 1 assist.

    In 2004, Åžanlı became the first Turkish player ever to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League, scoring all of the three goals in Fenerbahçe’s 3-0 victory over the English Premier League side Manchester United.[1]

    Tuncay’s latest hat trick came for the Turkey national football team in a World Cup Qualifying play-off match against Switzerland, but a 4-2 result allowed the Swiss to advance on the away goal rule”

    Wouldn’t mind having a gamble on him for nothing, cetainly the sort of versatile and driven player he’s like in the past.

  • James

    Jun 11, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    El-Hadji Diouf please dont make a big mistake by having Barton and Diouf in the same team or newcastle might have de ja vu with the bowyer dyer incident. Tuncay is a quality player who can play across the midfield and would certainly work well with emre. Ludovic Guily looks to be a good signing but i am still tipping milner to hold thr right wing slot.

  • Jeff

    Jun 12, 2007 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Tuncay is class on my playstation 2 ha ha ha


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