Major Newcastle News Stories – 10th August – 2007

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 £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 win   😀

    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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    17 comments so far

    • Rich

      Aug 10, 2007 at 2:25 PM

      Comment #1

      i think if there is any truth in the solano to west ham rumour then we need another wide player,as only have milner,zog n duff. We need some one that can run at defnecfders and take them on as ronaldo does .martin petrov would have been a good buy dont know who else any thoughts?

    • Rich

      Aug 10, 2007 at 2:27 PM

      Comment #2

      meant defenders sorry, i really rate david bentley as well!

    • ADAM

      Aug 10, 2007 at 2:51 PM

      Comment #3


    • Kash

      Aug 10, 2007 at 3:12 PM

      Comment #4

      @Ed – I like Liam Rosenior, he seems to be of the BSA mould also. Would be a good signing especially at the price that has been touted around lately (£2m). As for Sol, well I thought he still lived next to the training complex. But what are the chances that Anal-O-Lover is bullshitting again? As for his replacement, well, we could do with a “Ronaldo” type player, but if Dyer is staying then stick him on the right and make him run those lines!

    • Rich

      Aug 10, 2007 at 3:41 PM

      Comment #5

      ye ad be happy if Dyer stays and runs at players 4 us, on his day he is class! adam- not so sure abou swp, id be happy if we got him still but chelsea wont sell anyway cos of their injuries!

    • george t

      Aug 10, 2007 at 3:44 PM

      Comment #6

      Kash….u r right ANAL-O-LOVER is at it again ….and i agree about the other points u make !!!!!!!!! roll on tomorrow

    • Bosck

      Aug 10, 2007 at 3:51 PM

      Comment #7

      i refuse to believe that solano wants to leave, why would his family now be living in london??? Solano is settled here, worshipped by the fans, why would he leave to join a club where he knows he is their 2nd choice signing to get a contract which is no longer than the one he is already on.

    • Marguerite

      Aug 10, 2007 at 4:26 PM

      Comment #8

      Am I the only one absolutley sick to the back teeth of the ‘ammers, what with the Tevez affair, and the fact that they are still in the premiership, then their chairman Eggy putting his two pennyworth in re Dyer and now Nobby. Is he on a vendetta with Newcastle?

    • Ed Harrison

      Aug 10, 2007 at 4:49 PM

      Comment #9

      Kash – I like Liam Rosenior too – think Sam could make him into a very good player – he has the skill and character also – and he’s young and one for the future and has lots of Premiership experience. Cannot believe Solano wants to leave. If Dyer stays then he has to get his head together – in the last 30 mins of a game he can come on and win it for us – just like he did when he came back last season – he’ll be able to run some of the defenders off their feet.

    • Ed Harrison

      Aug 10, 2007 at 4:49 PM

      Comment #10

      Marguerite – we are a bit sick of him too – he’s getting WHU a bad name.

    • Ed Harrison

      Aug 10, 2007 at 4:50 PM

      Comment #11

      Bosck – agree completely.

    • rich

      Aug 10, 2007 at 4:53 PM

      Comment #12

      im glad we no longer have the muppet chairman of the EPL, that award now goes to the Hammers… hoepfully well see some random comments from some icelandic brothels about cockney lasses 🙂

      Unless, or this website report that Solano is in talks with the hammers then i’ll believe it.

      at the moment its only people like Tribal Football & Alan Oliver who are talking about it, Solano is a Geordie Legend. end of.

      i hope he sees out his playing career here, and im sure Sam is a big admier of him, just like us.

    • Bosck

      Aug 10, 2007 at 5:07 PM

      Comment #13

      got to say after the last couple of weeks of optomism, even though i refuse to believe it, this story has left me feeling absolutely gutted at the thought of nobby leaving newcastle. Even if he isnt a certain starter i reckon 99.9% of the fans if not 100% would be sorry/shocked to see him leave.

      He makes me angry anyway, but if this story turns out to be a load of rubbish then i really will be SO angry at Alan Oliver for unsettling nobby and causing unrest.

    • Marguerite

      Aug 10, 2007 at 5:42 PM

      Comment #14

      Bosch / Rich

      Hope your faith is right, but .com are running this piece re Nobby…….

      Exit claims grow I:
      Nobby bubbles on

      Further to Thursday’s story about Nobby Solano’s desire to sign for West Ham, one of our Peruvian readers confirms that the player has spoken on the radio in his native country about the move and how he’s looking forward to linking up again with Parker and Bellamy.

      Friday’s Chronicle claimed that the 32 year-old was anxious to make the switch to the south east in order to be reunited with his wife and family.

      Nothing from the club as yet about this.

      Unfortunately .com are pretty accurate with anything they post.

    • rich

      Aug 10, 2007 at 6:22 PM

      Comment #15

      “Friday’s Chronicle claimed that the 32 year-old was anxious to make the switch to the south east in order to be reunited with his wife and family.”

      i think someones getting confused with Dyer. why would Nobbys family be in the south?

      i refuse to believe it!

    • liam

      Aug 10, 2007 at 8:07 PM

      Comment #16

      why on earth would nobby want to leave toon. he’s an excellent player for newcastle and i think everybody in newcastle will agree with me. another point is with milner playing on the left now he will get game every week basicly. ill be devastited if he left. WHAT DO YOU THINK !!!!!!!!!!!

    • MaxSpeederIAM

      Aug 22, 2007 at 6:35 AM

      Comment #17

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