Major Newcastle News Stories – July 26th – 2007

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

New updated information on the position of Kieron Dyer at Newcastle – although it still looks more than likely that he will be on his way out of the club.

The big news today is probably Sam Allardyce’s frustration in the transfer market – where it appears he has recently lost out on several targets – the major reason probably being that we cannot offer European football next season.


  • More news about Kieron Dyer’s situation and it turns out that his family problem is that his two children and his long term girlfriend are living in Ipswich – and he’d like to move closer to them. Sam has said that Newcastle will not sell Dyer on the cheap – and will try to work something out for him and the club – but no guarantees from Big Sam on this one. We’ll have to see how this one sorts itself out but we want to increase the size of our squad not decrease it. We already have Duff, Barton, Emre and Babayaro out with injuries and are still short of experienced defenders.

    Kieron Dyer – Newcastle future uncertain

  • A lot of frustration from Sam Allardcye on the transfer front. The 7M defender we went after last week rejected the move to newcastle apparently after terms were agreed with his club. Sam says that Newcastle have missed out on a number of players in the last 2-3 weeks and one of the big treasons is that we cannot offer them European football next season. Hopefully things can aonly get better from here on out on the transfer front.

    Sam Allardcye – Frustrated

  • Both Nobby Solano and Sam Allardcye talk about the game tonight against Celtic at St. James’ Park. Sam hopes that Owen, Ameobi, Geremi and Milner will all be able to make an appearance. Soplano talks about the pre-season and tonight’s game – where he could well start in central midifeld in place of the now injured Joey Barton.

    Nobby Solano

  • Good story on our offocial site regarding the new pitch at St. James – which was dug up in May and a new pitch laid using the latest technology – fiber elastic turf – that reduces the imact on joints – it looks really beautiful.  New manager, New Owner, New Chairman and now new pitch – what more could you ask for?

    New Pitch at St. James’ Park

  • Here’s some funny football quotes – this time from Brian Clough – to lighten up the day. 😀

    “For all his horses, knighthoods and championships, he hasn’t got two of what I’ve got. And I don’t mean balls” – Referring to Sir Alex Ferguson’s failure to win two successive European Cups.

    “I thought it was my next-door neighbour because I think she felt that if I got something like that I would have to move” – Guessing who nominated him for a knighthood.

    “Floats like a butterfly and stings like one too.” On Trevor Brooking:

    “If a player had said to Bill Shankly ‘I’ve got to speak to my agent’, Bill would have hit him. And I would have held him while he hit him.” – On Football Agents


Brian Clough

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24 comments so far

  • roscoe

    Jul 26, 2007 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    baines wants to leave wigan and turned down the mackems already so why dont we really put in a serious offer even if it is slightly inflated! he’s quality! might not be perfect for sams plans but he’s quality enough!! then quedrue also wants to leave and looks like he’s keen on the toon, he’ll be perfect cover for baines! there LB sorted!

    Get one more CB from another league does’nt really matter who, round 3/4mil.

    Defence sorted!

    That’ll do till january when we’re sitting 3rd in the league and can sign one or two bigger names and maybe edmilson!

    WOW wasn’t that difficult!!! COME ON BSA!!!! PLEASE!!!

  • Steely

    Jul 26, 2007 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    “If a player had said to Bill Shankly ‘I’ve got to speak to my agent’, Bill would have hit him. And I would have held him while he hit him.” – On Football Agents


  • Kash

    Jul 26, 2007 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Big Sol for the TOON!!!!!!!!!

  • apan

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #4

    get BIG SOL he is what we need now, and BAINES since he rejected the latest offer from our rival, everton might offer our biggest obstacles however since his an evertonian, and yes get anyone for god sake we need it as long as theyre quality players who played their hearts out! not referring to dyer(lack of heart) or ramage (lack of quality) though lol

    anyone heard that our beloeved bramble makes his first error in his first team appearance for wigan and his the reason why they conceeded the 1 goal?thats HILAARRIOUS!

  • Mick G

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Sol and Baines better than we’ve got.Stop moaning Big Sam just buy those two,job done.

  • AndyT

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Personaly I reckon the 7M rejection was for Heinze.
    Fee is about right, Man U willing to sell is right, Big Sam having said he wants him is right, Heinze having said he wants European football fits what he said, Sam then complaining we dont have European football as a reason for missing out fits.

  • LiamBirchy8

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #7

    we should sign 4 english defenders.

    curtis davies 7m
    sol campbell 2.5m
    glen johnson 4m
    leighton baines 6-7m

  • Josh

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #8

    I agree with the defenders listed there LiamBirchy8
    EXCEPT Glen Johnson,
    bit of a waste unless he is just there as a back-up

  • Hammy

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t understand modern footballers… minute they are complaining there are too many games and that they are knackered…….the next they are wanting European football……..that’ll be the Champions League of course and not the Uefa Belgian 3rd division outfit cup. If players don’t want to come fine……when these “superstars” realise their arses will be on bench warming duties they’ll soon regret not plying their trade in front of the passionate toon faithful. Totally agree with the guy who commented on agents and Bill Shankly…they are blood sucking scum who make a fortune out of honest fans.

  • Kash

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Hot off the press, Newcastle set to sign the following:

    Sol Campbell
    Nicky Shorey
    Curtis Davies

    (In my opinion)

  • Josh

    Jul 26, 2007 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Kash is this what YOU think or what has been said today in the news???????

  • Kash

    Jul 26, 2007 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Depends on what your definition of “In my opinion” is!!!!!

  • Hammy

    Jul 26, 2007 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Kash you are one funny guy…..

  • Howay The Black And White Army

    Jul 26, 2007 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #14

    I was at St. James Park in June and I can assure you it was real grass when i was there. The tour guide spent 5 minutes telling us about the special grass on the field from holland. Apart from the mistake, good article.

  • Kash

    Jul 26, 2007 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Thanks Hammy!

  • Kash

    Jul 26, 2007 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #16

    What they mean by “Fibre elastic” is that it’s real grass that has been genetically modified to make it more bouyant or something. Someone told me that it was Arsenal’s groundsman who invented it or something!

  • nightfall

    Jul 26, 2007 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Kash…that would be great…+ dyer out and emre for appiah…
    then we’d have:
    DL: shorey, baba
    DR: geremi, ramage
    DC: taylor, rozehnal, curtis, sol
    DMC:appiah, butt
    MR: solano, milner
    ML: duff, n’zogbia
    AMC: luque, barton
    ST: viduka,owen, martins, shola

    2 players for each position…just what sam wants…

  • Bill

    Jul 26, 2007 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Perhaps it is genetically modified grass. Some genetically modified players might be useful!! Could Sam get the Predator or the Shapechanger from Terminator 2.
    Grass that could programmed to bugger up the opposition might be what we need to get over our jinx.

  • Hammy

    Jul 26, 2007 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Great idea Bill!!! imagine Ronaldo hairing down the line on the break……
    looks odds on to be a goal….suddenly the grass grows a couple of inches, ball stops and Ronaldo goes flat on his face….Like it….mind you it would probably be a penalty.

  • Craig

    Jul 26, 2007 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #20

    “Bill // Jul 26, 2007 at 17:15

    Perhaps it is genetically modified grass. Some genetically modified players might be useful!! Could Sam get the Predator or the Shapechanger from Terminator 2.”

    ShapeChanger?? its the T1000 man! lol howwa man, Terminator 2 CLASSIC

    Anyways, Reffering to antoher message earlier with the squad posted for each position

    I would rather keep hold of emre, than sell and buy Appiah. If Dyer leaves, i feel we really need 2 buy an attacking MF. Im not too keen on Luque and Barton as our AMC’s. Barton will be a great player for the Toon, but hes injured, so without Dyer, if we dont buy a replacement we’re f*&^%d.

  • apan

    Jul 26, 2007 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle United have been linked with Inter Milan defender Francesco Coco. Is this yet another speculation sigh where’s the real news!

  • Rich

    Jul 26, 2007 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #23


    sounds all good stuff to me, what i want to know is exactly how this is going to work… has Chris got control of the club with Mike Ashley bankrolling us? or will Ashley have a sort of Veto over everybody? im not complaining or anything, anything must be better than Freddy reign of terror.

    Might be good if we have a owner who isnt in the press, no one hears about him etc…. im not sure? ive tried looking into it but i cant find anything about
    it myself, maybe you can NUFCblogger?

    “Sam and I feel more signings will be required before we are ready for the new season, particularly to strengthen our defence.”

  • Rick

    Jul 26, 2007 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Wasn’t Coco on trial two seasons ago and Souness sent him back home? And wasn’t he recently on trial with Man City and THEY sent him back home? I don’t think we’ll be missing anything if that link turns out to be bull…sounds like the kind of signing we used to make though.

    I agree regarding an improved bid for Baines, I think even without the height he would be a superb buy at left back. Somebody else that’s mint at set pieces too.


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