Major Newcastle News Stories – 12th August – 2007
11:32 am, Sunday, August 12th, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 9 Comments
News today mainly concentrates on our game yesterday at Bolton when we got off to a great start in the league.
A 3-1 win was a good result after the team were close to phenomenal in the first half. While the second half was a bit nervy at times they hung on well to register all 3 points.with a clean sheet would be the perfect result to Sam’s career at Newcastle.
This is the last day of the fantastic effort by the determined and courageous Newcastle United supporter – Mark Allison. He completes his John O’Groats to Lands End run today with the final 22 miles and he is right on schedule. It would be great if you can donate to the St. Benedict’s Hospice – who Mark’s effort is supporting. He’s now close to Â£22,000 in contributions.
A fantastic effort by Mark which deserves great support.
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.
“Today was all about a game plan.”
“I dug in to the numerous hills for 22 miles and then let the new found power in my legs bring me to the finish in style.”
“And what a devastating finish it was with a maximum pace of 05:30 minutes per mile.”
“I’ll not even mention the head wind that was blowing in my face throughout today.”
“This is exactly how I always envisaged the run ending; with style and with pace.”
Mark finishes today with a final run of 22 miles to end up at Land’s End. 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 – only 22 miles left to the finish today – he’s done fantastically well – please see if you can contribute and support Mark’s heroic and fantastic efforts for charity
Here’s our full time report of yesterday’s game against Bolton yesterday. It’s always scary a little at the beginning of a season but after 27 minutes yesterday everything seemed golden as Newcastle tore into Bolton and were 3-0 up. Things settled down after that but a very good and professional win by the lads. This is an understatement – but this augers well for the future. Our goal has to be to qualify for Europe next season and end as high up the league as we can – and dare I say it – win a cup!
Charles N’Zogbia – performance yesterday was first class – he’s back to his very best under Big Sam
Good words from Sam this morning about what he still has left to do at Newcastle to reform his squad and it’s a lot. He reckons he is only about 40% complete – but doesn’t mention a time-frame. He does indicate that he needs to keep winning early in the season so he buys himself some time to ensure the changes he wants are made. He’s right because there’s always pressure on a Newcastle manager during a losing streak – pressure on any manager actually. Sam has done just great so far – he seems perfect for the job at Newcastle.
Sam Allardyce – not even half way done with his changes to the Newcastle squad
It’s a perfect time for us to write a story on why we think Sam is almost the perfect manager for Newcastle. We list several reasons and we’re sure you’ll agree with most of them. Sam big personality (and ego) are the main reasons he will not be submerged by the immensity of the job. We think the opposite will happen if he can get a winning streak going – especially early in the season. The way the boys were motivated from the kick off yesterday was a joy to watch. Now we need to beat Aston Villa next Saturday night and ensure our crowd are the 12th man – cheering the team home to victory.
Sam - almost the perfect manager for Newcastle – and an exciting first game for the team under Big Sam
Following yesterday’s win at Bolton we think now id the time to ensure we have a full squad before the end of August. If Dyer and Luque (and Solano?) are to move on then let’s get on with it – but let’s ensure we bring in the necessary players to replace them in the squad. Because of the new mentality with the squad (positive, upbeat, confident) we think it’s time to move Dyer out – hopefully to West Ham. Since it looks like Drago is probably not coming we need at least two more defenders into the club including a right back.
Nobby Solano - we hope the news that Nobby wants away is not true – and think he could play in the right-back position rather than start on the bench
Sensational news in the Sunday Mirror that Kieron Dyer failed his medical at West Ham United. Well it’s a sensational headline all right but when you read the story he didn’t fail his medical at all. Hate to be so picky on this but we would just like to correct a story when the story and headline say different things – even opposite things.
Kieron Dyer - not true that he failed his medical at West Ham
Finally here’s some funny football quotes – to lighten up the day
“Serie A is wonderful. Serie B is depressing. And you have to be on drugs to watch Serie C.” – Fabio Capello
â€œHe covers every blade of grass out there, but thatâ€™s only because his first touch is so crap.â€ – Dave Jones on Carlton Palmer.
“I am grateful to my father for all the coaching he did not give me.” – Hungary’s great Ferenc Puskas
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