Major Newcastle News Stories – July 14th – 2007

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

We are linked with two French defenders today in the Journal. They are Rod Fanni of Nice and Franck Queudrue of Fulham. From the reports it looks like Franck really wants to come and play for Newcastle and Fanni’s agent says there is a good chance that Rod will follow him. Those two would be excellent defensive signings for the club.

We still don’t know whether Sam Allardyce has persuaded Oba Martins that his future lies with Newcastle – but the way he was laughing in training yesterday we don’t think it’s a big problem with him that he’s at Newcastle United. 😀

We hope and expect Martins will pledge his future to the club – and hopefully that news will be available sooner rather than later.


  • Positive story today regarding Franck Queudrue potentially signing for Newcastle. He will be talking with Sam Allardyce on Monday and we think Franck will be a good singing for the squad. We still expect Sam to sign another top class left back – maybe somebody like Nicky Shorey or Wayne Bridge would be just great for the team. Franck will a be a typical Allardyce defender – tough, tall and experienced and would be good value at £1.5M.

    Franck Queudrue – signing on Monday?

  • Comments from both Sam Allardcye and Mark Viduka on the positive comments Michael Owen made in his Times column on Thursday. While Mark seems delighted he will have a chance to play with England’s number one striker – Sam is still a little hesitant to feel completely happy with the situation. That’s because Sam’s still a bit wary of the transfer window still being open for another six weeks or so. We think that doubt is a little misplaced – however it’s interesting what both have to say about Michael.

    Michael Owen

  • Surprise news today from the Newcastle fans blog that Aldo Duscher may have already left Newcastle and will not be signing for us. While we find this somewhat strange is a mature site and generally report valid news stories. So we have run the story this morning. Nothing on this from our local papers yet – so we’ll just have to wait and see if it’s true – but nevertheless it’s an interesting – if as yet an unsubstantiated – story.

    Aldo Duscher – already left Newcastle?

  • A good story again out of the Journal this morning that links us with defender Rod Fanni of Nice. The 25 year-old Frenchman is up for sale and said to be the heir apparent to Lilian Thuram and he is expected to gain his first French cap next season. While Rod is normally a right back he can play anywhere across the back line and also as defensive midfield. That is exactly the type of defender we need at Newcastle and for £3.5M would be an excellent signing.

    Rod Fanni – would be great signing

  • Here’s some funny football quotes for today from one of our best ever managers – this is to lighten up the day 😀

    “Home advantage gives you an advantage.” – Bobby Robson

    “Well, we got nine and you can’t score more than that.” – Bobby Robson (after Newcastle beat Sheffield Wednesday 8-0)

    “Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?” – Bobby Robson

    I thought that individually and as a pair, they’d do better together.” – Bobby Robson.


    Sir Bobby Robson
    my quotes are up there

We always appreciate your comments on these stories.

5 comments so far

  • Neil

    Jul 14, 2007 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    That report on Duscher said he failed to impress and was unfit. I find that hard to believe that he’s already left after one day since Sam wasn’t even there to evaluate him. I hope this report isn’t true as I think he would be a great addition.

  • Nick

    Jul 14, 2007 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Well I guess with the rumour mills churning overtime … it would be best to wait 🙂 I any case I was surprised to read that Big Sam wasn’t around to see him train which is a shame … then again he is the gaffer so I am sure he knows what he is doing. Brilliant quotes from Sir Bobby 😀

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 14, 2007 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Neil – same here – cannot believe now that he would leave with Sam not even being there. Surely he would at least be squad player – given his experience – for nothing!

  • Beastie

    Jul 14, 2007 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #4

    sick of my mate twistin cause he heard bout the x boro lad, but at end of the day big sam is signin players who know what it takes to play in the league at least he aint wasting big mikes money on muppets like boumsong! the lads he has bought are all quality signins!!! apart from rozenhal who hasnt played in the league but he most have summit bout him cause u dont get 20 odd caps for the chechz if u r shite!!! let big sam sort the sqaud out, hope we get fanni, quality player, plays like thuram

  • Beastie

    Jul 14, 2007 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #5

    oh and sir bobby, quality quotes! what a legend!!! get well soon sir bobby!


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