Major Newcastle News Stories – July 5th – 2007

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

The major news story (at least on our site) is that Sam Allardyce may be able to bring in one massive signing this summer to go with all the other good buys he is making. If that’s true – and it would not be unreasonable – wonder who Sam would bring in – certainly interesting just thinking about it – and we’re sure Sam would have some players immediately come to his mind.


  • Interesting news coming from a source close to Ashley – that Sam may make one massive singing in the summer. The quote was made the same time that Chris Mort was being interviewed so we wouldn’t really be surprised if it was Chris himself – and he probably didn’t want to be associated with the comment – but probably also wanted to let the cat out of the bag.

    Sam Allardyce

  • We have a transfer update on a player that is being mentioned more regularly of late – that of Brede Hageland – a 6’4″ center back from Norway. Not surprising that he would love to come to Newcastle – and it may be that Sam will go after him as it looks certain that if we do get Edmilson it will be on January 1st next year.

    Brede Hageland

  • Story that Mike Ashley and Chris Mort thought the Toon army were a key factor in Ashley going after Newcastle United. Chris Mort – who will seemingly become either Chairman or Chief executive – or both at Newcastle when Shepherd moves on – paid the Newcastle fans a glowing tribute in his comments.

    Chris Mort

  • Still have that general article on SoccerLens today – analyzing which clubs can break into the top four in next few years.You guessed it – Newcastle are right up there. Take a look because it’s interesting in the comments and on the SoccerLens Forum for the article – what other people think of what’s happening under Sam Allardyce at Newcastle – most think it’s very positive for Newcastle.

  • We’ll give the funny football quotes a rest for today – let me know if you think we should keep these quotes in the daily new update.

We always appreciate your comments on these stories.

24 comments so far

  • Soren

    Jul 5, 2007 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    I think the quotes are a funny little addition to these Major Story news 🙂 Also nice job on keeping up with all the news about Newcastle in these new times. Good job! 😉

    As for the article on soccerlens, I think it is very interesting reading.

  • Soren

    Jul 5, 2007 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #2

    I think the quotes are a funny little addition to these Major Story news 🙂 Also nice job on keeping up with all the news about Newcastle in these new times. Good job! 😉

    As for the article on soccerlens, I think it is very interesting reading, and its true 🙂 Tottenham are beginning to look quiet scary I think, but I’ve got to say the have overpaid for their 3 signings so far. Newcastle are also going to be serious contenders in next 2-3 years I think.

  • patrick

    Jul 5, 2007 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3

    keep the quotes… it gets me through my day at work!!!

    also the sories you give are real good and seem to get me more excited for the new season each time haha…

    keep it up!!

  • AndyT

    Jul 5, 2007 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Right – If the quotes are gone – you lot can help me with todays teaser from the official club site
    Name the 13 frenchmen to have played in the premiership for Newcastle.

    I’ve got 12 and a possible 13th – will post them in about 20 mins give you a chance to have a crack yourselves

  • Cathal

    Jul 5, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    hey im was gone abroad for the last 2 weeks and im wondering were there any huge stories related to newcastle!??who is chris mort, a representative of MA??

  • AndyT

    Jul 5, 2007 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh well – no takers.
    Here’s what I got




    I think No.13 is Dumas but I can’t remember if he was french or not

  • Cathal

    Jul 5, 2007 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #7

    babayaro isnt french, hes nigerian so ur still missing 1!! sibierski is also another 1 u missed!

  • ChrisL

    Jul 5, 2007 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #8

    “The quotes” are what I read the “Major Newcastle News Stories” bit for. I read all the articles from the main page.

    Keep the quotes!

    Like the website, well chuffed I stumbled into it about a month back.

  • StevieA

    Jul 5, 2007 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    The “massive signing” would have been Peter Crouch if Fat Freddy was still 100% in charge! 😛

    I would like to see someone with real class arrive. Perhaps a play maker such as Roman Riquelme as a few of you have suggested. He would be amazing in the premiership. Other than Riquelme I can’t think of any “realistic” signings we could make. Perhaps Tevez which I have mentioned before but it will more than likely be a midfielder. Perhaps we should break the bank for Frank Lampard?

    Either Riquelme or Lampard would be fantastic.. it would certainly put bums on seats! 😀

  • AndyT

    Jul 5, 2007 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Duh – forgot Sibierski was French – just checked on Dumas he was french – now manager of Caen.
    So that would make the 13
    Saha, Guivarch
    Robert, N’Zogbia, Ginola, Sibierski
    Bernard, Boumsong, Goma, Distin, Domi, Charvet, Dumas

  • joel gledhill

    Jul 5, 2007 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #11

    i reckon we should get as many quality defenders as we can and also we need to make one big signing over the summer! you get me

  • Watson

    Jul 5, 2007 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Gabriel Heinze .Man Utd.£6million. Left Back. Class. Enough Said.

  • Outlaw

    Jul 5, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #13

    I heard we’re after Villa, Messi and Lampard today. Don’t know where that came out of??..

  • jeff

    Jul 5, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #14

    It dos’nt matter what transfer target we go for (world shattering or not ) west ham will try and put a higher bid in!has curbishly not got a mind of his own.He waits to see what other managers try and get in, then tries to hijack the deal.Is he so clueless, that he cant identify his own transfer targets.they are the laughing stock of the premiership at the moment.Rangers bid 3M for faubert,so those cockney dopes bid 6M!….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH..HAHAHA.Will my pants ever dry i wonder.

  • Phill

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #15

    please bring back the football quotes, they are 50% of the reason i read this. =] also lookin forward to this ‘big new signing’ =D

    Phill xxx

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Outlaw – somebody’s pulling our leg on that one i think.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Ok – we’ll keep the quotes in – some of them are hilarious and i at least have a good time putting them in – laughing all the time. Have got some good ones from Gaza – maybe tomorrow.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Watson – we like Heinze a lot – he’s a right character – and a good player. My son’s favorite player in fact. He may be a bit short for what Sam’s looking for – but 6M is good price – believe ManU paid 10M for him.

  • jh

    Jul 5, 2007 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Andy T!

    I think we once got a french goalkeeper Lionel Perez, that played for Sunderland before!

  • jeff

    Jul 5, 2007 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #20

    did lionel perez play in the premiership with us? I’m not sure that he di. Someone will know.

  • Outlaw

    Jul 5, 2007 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Ed – Man U actually paid same price of 6 mil for him. I remember!

  • Andy T

    Jul 5, 2007 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #22

    jh – Perez never played in a premiership match.

  • Aussie Toon

    Jul 6, 2007 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #23

    The problem for us attracting any big signing will not be the amount of money we spend but the no-show in Europe. Fingers crossed we will be back there next year 🙂

  • Pete

    Jul 6, 2007 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #24



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