Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
- We have an article on Gokdeniz Karadeniz who we are linked with in the transfer market. He is a Turkish winger and available for around Â£1M. But we note that Bolton have pulled out of the race – but that both Middlesbrough and West Ham are in for him. It also looks like Middlesbrough are ahead of us in the queue for him. At Â£1M he has to be good value for money.
- We have a longish article on the Lord Steven’s Quest inquiry that was released yesterday. We look at the 4 transfers at Newcastle – and the 4 transfers at Bolton that still have not been cleared by the inquiry. However it looks like the agents in the deals are the ones being scrutinized on this – and still no wrongdoing has been found by the clubs, officials or players involved. A big to-do about nothing we think.
- We have a piece today on Sam talking about what attributes he looks for in a captain. Of course that’s what he needs to do in the next few weeks – since Parker has now left for West Ham. Take a read – since there’s only Barton and Viduka in at the moment not sure either of them will be suitable as Newcastle’s captain – although both have been captains before – Viduka for Australia and Barton for Manchester City.
- Sam has given an excellent interview to the Journal and talks about what it will take for Newcastle to break into the top four. As usual the interview is interesting and frames Sam’s philosophies in football – build slowly and steadily. Take a look at our article analyzing what Sam said.
Owner Mike Ashley
- Not particularly anything associated with Newcastle – but there is a hilarious story on stupid football quotes in the Sun. Here is another classic from Ian Rush:
“I couldn’t settle in Italy â€” it was like living in a foreign country.”
Ian Rush reveals the reason behind his failed spell at Juventus.
Take a look at the article and have a laugh 😀
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