Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
- Sam has been talking again about getting David Beckham to Newcastle. While it’s a slim hope it would help to put Newcastle on the football map again – not to mention that David would be good for the team. We have a piece on this – but can you see Posh shopping in the Bigg market?
- More news today that we may be close to signing David Rosehnal of PSG. This story has been dragging on for a couple of weeks now – not sure why these moves take so long – but hope David will be joining us.
- We have brought back our Focus on Youth series today – and spotlight Kazenga Lua Lua. At only 16 years old he’s done very well at Newcastle these last two years. Our first spotlight was on 18 year old Andrew Carroll.
Kazenga Lua Lua
- News that Bakari Sagna has rejected a bid from Newcastle in hopes that he will be signed by Arsenal so he can join the French Foreign Legion there. Not really surprising but he’s an excellent right back.
- News that Olympique Lyon midfielder Alou Diarra would would prefer a move to Newcastle United rather than Portsmouth – and has asked his agent to contact Sam Allardyce. But this is the same guy who couldn’t get a game at Liverpool – he was there from 2002-2005 and didn’t play a single game for them. So maybe good for our ego but he’s probably not good enough..
- News that Michael Owen is modeling our new away strip – which looks like some kind of blue arrangement. Now Michael wouldn’t be doing this if he was leaving the club would he? Don’t think so – looking forward to Michael hitting 25 for us next season. (And he could do just that!).
Michael Owen (cheer up!)
- Here’s another quote from Bill Shankly and it’s kind of appropriate for what Newcastle players need to do for Newcastle and Big Sam next season.
“For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side.”
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