Major Newcastle News Stories – June 12th – 2007

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


  • News today that Sam Allardyce is annoyed about the hold-up in Joey Barton’s transfer. While Sam says he shouldn’t comment he does – and says that Manchester City brought Joey up the youth ranks and now are getting £5M for him. He thinks they should pay the £300K money out to Joey – which he was contractually entitled to if he was sold without asking for a transfer. Sam’s obviously frustrated at the delay.

    Big Sam

  • We run our own piece today on the transfers of Ben Haim, Rosehnal and Baines – all of which we think will go through. We expect the first two to be completed before the end of the week. We think these will all be good buys for Newcastle.

    Ben Haim, Rosehnal and Baines

  • England Under 21s started their campaign yesterday in Holland and drew with the Czech Republic 0-0. Here’s a report on the game. United’s James Milner played the opening 64 minutes before being replaced by Lita. Lita – of Reading – then put his 87th minute penalty wide of the target after David Nugent had forced a handball in the area. Looks like they should have won with that penalty – there’s no greater sin with a penalty than not making the goalkeeper have to save it.

    Taylor, Milner and Krul

  • Spanish forward Fernando Torres is the latest name linked with a move to Tyneside, according to the Daily Mirror article. The Magpies, along with Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham are said to be weighing up a £15M bid for the 23-year-old. We’re not sure Newcastle are really interested to be quite honest but the price seems reasonable for such a great player – and he’s only gopng to get better. We’ll have to wait and see on this one.

    Fernando Torres

  • News that Tottenham boss Martin Jol will rival Sam Allardyce in the battle to sign Barcelona’s French winger Ludovic Giuly. It’s in the Daily Mirror – so at least it looks like we’re really in for Giuly – the 30 year old winger who looks a bargain at £1.5M.

    Ludovic Giuly

  • Finally one player who looks like he’s not coming to Newcastle is Kevin Nolan of Bolton. He again tells the Manchester Evening News that he’s happy at Bolton and doesn’t have any desire to leave. We think that’s true.

    Kevin Nolan

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

14 comments so far

  • Neil

    Jun 12, 2007 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Giuly is a very exciting player and would be a steal at for under 2 mil.

  • Neil

    Jun 12, 2007 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Giuly is a very exciting player and would be a steal at for under 2 mil. The only reason he is available is because of Messi.

  • LiamBirchy8

    Jun 12, 2007 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Add tuncay sanli to that list he is a quality player but the smoggies want him too. Watch this vid.

  • Outlaw

    Jun 12, 2007 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    If Torres comes it would be f*&^&ng class! Torres, Owen, Martins and Viduka? Superb strike force. Then kick Ameobi out the door.

  • Lull

    Jun 12, 2007 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    With the appointed of Big Sam as manager,the future full-takeover of the club by Big Mike and numbers of potential signing of Big names and experience players. I’m starting to think and feel ‘Big’ for the club I love! ~Toons! Toons! The Black & White Army!~

  • Lull

    Jun 12, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Ludovic Giuly would be a decent signing,in my opinion.Got a lot of shots power in that bloke 🙂 Go for it Sam!

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 12, 2007 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Lull – i feel the same way – i’m getting on my wife’s nerves talking about all this. She doesn’t understand how vitally important this all is 😀

  • Jam

    Jun 12, 2007 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Torres won’t come surely. My manchester United fan friend told me only the other day that he was annoyed with Man U after they may be lininig up a 42M pound offer. Or something in that region. 15M doesn’t seem right if theis information is even slightly true. It would be brilliant though, but perhaps only a dream!

  • Jam

    Jun 12, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #9

    But the Gudjohnssen news may be more possible. That would be a good buy for the magpies.

  • nightfall

    Jun 12, 2007 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #10

    we need defenders…

  • Soren

    Jun 12, 2007 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Ben Haim and Rozenhal will hopefully have signed for Newcastle at the end of this week. If they are it’ll be great, because that will strengthen our defence. And then we can focus on either Beye from Marsillie or Sagna from Auxerre or a third, to streghen our backs.

  • kieran

    Jun 12, 2007 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #12

    lets be honest, its not likly he will choose newcastle ova the “BIG” club so we should looking at more realistic targets, this story on torres was a waste of time because its just making me feel bad that we are not 1 of those teams that can purchase young, talented foreign stars

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 12, 2007 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #13

    kieran – we don’t think Torres is even a target for Newcastle – think everybody and their brother who come up for sale – always gets Newcastle attached as a suitor – because of Ashley and Allardyce – it happens every year – but even more so this year.

  • Outlaw

    Jun 13, 2007 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #14

    There’s no harm in trying guys. The team would be good enough if we get a couple of world class stars in the squad who’d run the show. I really think Torres can be a hit… so unless we dnt give it a shot who knws what the outcome is?!

    Plus Fat Fred tried to sign him a few times!


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