Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
There’s quite a bit of new news breaking after not much happened yesterday.
- The Journal has hinted that Big Sam is more interested in Anelka and Diouf than Fredi Kanoute – after Sam gave an interview to Luke Edwards of the Journal. We run a piece on these two – wouldn’t be at all surprised if Diouf joins us – not so sure about Anelka.
El Hadji Diouf
- News that Newcastle seem willing to let our flying winger Alan O’Brien move on – but it seems more like Alan has rejected contract offers from Newcastle because he wants first team football. We really haven’t given O’Brien a chance at Newcastle and would prefer we keep him – but play him. Anyway Celtic, WBA, Wolves and Leicester are interested in him as a free agent. We really do need to start playing our youngsters more – otherwise they will move on to teams where they will get games.
- News today that both Juventus and Roma are interested in Craig Bellamy – who is on sale for â‚¤12M (outlandish fee). Craig would be interested in a move to the continent – and it will probably help his game – as long as gets to play. Reports suggest Claudio Ranieri is interested in Craig for Juventus.
- England Under 21’s scored a good 2-0 win over Serbia yesterday in a game marred by racial chanting by the Serbian fans. We really have to stamp out this ridiculous behavior – and we hope UEFA takes strong action here. Our boys Milner and Taylor played the whole game and they set up England’s first goal after 5 minutes. England now play Holland in the semi-finals – and Serbia (who had already qualified as head of their group and played a weakened team) will play Belgium. It would be a boost for English Football if the boys can win this thing outright – certainly they are doing very well.
Taylor and Milner
News today that Burussia Dortmund are ahead of Newcastle in the race to sign 6’3″ Czech David Rozehnal. This is starting to look like the Ben Haim transfer – where it goes on for ages – and then we miss out. Surely something will be decided soon on this one. We hope David comes to Newcastle.
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