Sam Allardyce will appoint Geremi as Newcastle’s new captain after holding off on a decision for a number of weeks.
Geremi had captained Newcastle in their last two pre-season friendlies and looked good in the job. He will probably play for Newcastle in midfield this season after greatly impressing in that position.
He can also play in either full-back position.
Sam and Geremi - manager and captain – sounds like a pop group
Geremi of course was well liked at Chelsea and when he left, Jose Mourinho paid him a great tribute as a special team player and person. Jose said he would be missed very much by the London club. It’s not too surprising that Geremi got the job at Newcastle and we think it will be received as a popular choice by the fans.
Geremi will lead Newcastleâ€™s players out for their first Premier League fixture under Sam Allardyceâ€™s guidance at the Reebok Stadium today. Sam decided on Geremi after an apparently troubled training session with Kieron Dyer, whom Sam has left out of the squad because of his mental attitude, which was reported as not good.
While we don’t want to be too hard on Kieron he seems now out of place at Newcastle, because all the squad seem so positive and mature but Kieron continues to show a weakness in that area. We are almost sure Kieron will move to West Ham next week where he will join two other ex-Newcastle players, Craig Bellamy and Lee Bowyer.
Allardyce thought long and hard before making the decision on captain. The former Bolton boss has long suspected Geremi would be the obvious choice. Shay Given, Nicky Butt, Joey Barton and Steven Taylor have all been considered in recent weeks, but it was the versatile ex-Chelsea man who Sam chose to become his first skipper. No official announcement has been made as yet – so we’ll have to wait for that on the Official Newcastle United web-site.
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