Major Newcastle News Stories – 10th August – 2007
2:15 pm, Friday, August 10th, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 17 Comments
News today mainly concentrates on our game at Bolton tomorrow.
A win with a clean sheet would be the perfect result to Sam’s career at Newcastle.
Certainly the players Sam has brought into the team have improved the squad greatly – now we have to make that count in every one of our 38 league games and get as high in the league as we possibly can.
An update on a charity run by Mark Allison from John O’ Groats to Land’s End on behalf of St. Benedict’s Hospice. Mark had this new message on his web-site this morning.
“A most amazing figure of Â£20,000 is the new target for St Benedict’s Hospice.”
“Thank you to all the new sponsors today and the kind messages being left on the justgiving website.”
Mark finishes this coming weekend and we’ll run this story for the rest of the week. Here’s Mark’s web site where he has a daily log and all kinds of good information about his fabulous effort. If you can contribute to Mark’s efforts please do so at this just giving site
Mark Allison – at breakfast this morning. He’s getting lots of support as he nears the completion of his fabulous run – doesn’t he look fit!
We have a review of our first league game tomorrow against Bolton – away at the Reebok stadium. This is when the real business starts and we have to be very tight at the back and banish those errors that have plagued us for too many seasons. The perfect result for us would be a win with a clean sheet. We are saying 2-0 but a win is the most important thing tomorrow. We’ll have our own independent report of the game as soon as we can get it up after the game ends. Then hopefully we can discuss just how we got the winÂ Â
Sam Allardyce – exploit Bolton’s weaknesses – well he knows what they are better than anybody
We finally got round to a report we’ve been wanting to do on Shola Ameobi. We’ll come straight – we like Shola but we know a lot of fans just don’t rate him. He gave a long interview earlier this week, to the Journal, and we look at what he said and make our own comments. Shola wants to be a starter and we think that will be difficult for him – unless he starts to knock in the goals. But it will be interesting to see how Shola is without his injuries and we do think he’ll be much improved. We’ll see as the season progresses.
Shola Ameobi – can he become a starter at Newcastle?
We run a story on Eggert Magnusson the West Ham United chairman and ask why he always seems to say the wrong thing in public. He conducted an embarrassing attack on the Newcastle board yesterday on the whole Dyer affair – and it back-fired on him. He will stain West Ham’s name if he keeps making these outlandish statements. We recommend he take more of a back seat and not say so much.
Eggert Magnusson – West Ham’s chairman – says too many outlandish things
Good interview with our new center-back from Lyon – Claudio Cacapa. One thing we’ve been impressed with is the type of player Sam has brought in – they all seem so professional and positive – and appear to be just plain good guys. How does Sam do all this? Anyway, Claudio reveals he had lots of clubs after him. We are looking forward to seeing Claudio in action for us – our defense is starting to look a lot more solid, but we’d still like to see a right back come in. How about Liam Rosenior from Fulham – who may be available – another England Under-21 player.
Claudio Cacapa- lots of clubs were after him but he preferred Newcastle because he wants to play in England
Finally here’s some funny football quotes – to lighten up the day
“I was alone up front, with Danny Murphy playing between me, myself and the midfield.” – Michael Owen
“We are really quite lucky this year because Christmas falls on Christmas Day.” – Bobby Gould
“In a year’s time, he’s a year older.” – Sir Bobby Robson
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