The news today is that Sam Allardyce wants to bring in two players before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Sam has two players he is now pursuing and two others he can switch to if the first two don’t pan out. We really have no idea who Sam will be after in the next three days – apart from Faye – so we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.
Any news of a signing will come on the Official Newcastle United web-site.
We have the second round of the Carling cup tonight at St. James’ Park against Barnsley in a game that we must win – and we don’t think it will be as easy as it may appear.
- We have our Newcastle vs Barnsley match preview today. This is a game that Sam gets to give a game to those players new to the club and also some players coming back from injury. However, we cannot take this game lightly and must get through this evening. It will not be as easy as we think but we have to go in there and try to kill the game as quickly as possible. Make sure you let us know your opinions on the game and anticipated result on our match review piece in our Newcastle United Forum.
- Looks like Sam wants to bring in two players before the transfer window closes at midnight this Friday. We are fairly sure that Abdoulaye Faye from Bolton is one of them – but Sam has at least four players he is looking to get with two his priority. If he cannot get those two there are another couple of players he will switch to. But as Sam rightly points out – time is not on our side right now and we’ll need to move very quickly. It would be great if Sam can bring in an extra two – just to guard against another injury crisis – which is the last thing we need.
Sam Allardcye – after two players before Friday
- Just terrible news about Kieron Dyer this morning that nobody wanted to hear. Kieron has broken his leg in a couple of places and will be out for most of the season. It’s just 10 since Kieron left Newcastle United to be closer to his family in Ipswich. It will take months for the break to heal and we are very sorry about this. However, we’re sure all Newcastle fans will wish Kieron all the very best for a speedy recovery.
Kieron Dyer– a double leg fracture last night – how much bad luck can you get?
- We have an article about Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. We thought it was great that Mike was at the game on Sunday, and he certainly seemed to enjoy himself. What came across is that he really seemed to be into the game and for somebody who was said to be shy – he certainly seemed to put himself out there. The comments on the article suggest that Mike made a good impression with Newcastle fans and it was good to see the three amigos running Newcastle sitting together in the director’s box. Just a pity we didn’t get all 3 points. We’re sure Newcastle fans would like to see Ashley at as many games as he can make. He does have lots of business ventures apart from Newcastle United but the more games he can make the better. Didn’t he look good in that shirt.
Mike Ashley – enjoyed himself on Sunday and looked great in the shirt
- We have a piece on Michael Owen getting back his sharpness after almost two years essentially out of the game. We’re sure will make a good comeback once he returns to match fitness. The ability Michael has to put the ball in the net is natural and it never deserts you. Michael will start the game tonight against Barnsley up front with Shola Ameobi, who he’s played well with in the few times they’ve played together. Good time for Michael to get a goal to get him off the mark this season. Also looks like a number of players will get their first start tonight.
Owen – sharpness will come back – slow but sure – and he’ll be knocking goals in again
- Turns out our site has been nominated for ‘Best Sports Blog’ as part of the Bloggers Choice Awards. If you would like to vote for us you can do so here. You can also browse through other nominations you can also vote for.
Ahmed Bilal’s site SoccerLens was also nominated and you can vote for Ahmed’s site here.
I don’t know too much about these awards to be honest and certainly don’t consider myself a professional journalist – I’m a dedicated Newcastle fan writing about the club I’ve supported all my life.
- Finally here’s some choice football quotes – to lighten up the day 😀
“I have a good record there. Played one, won one, and hopefully it will be the same after Saturday.” – Steven Gerrard
“Dont worry, Alan. At least you’ll be able to play close to a great team.” – Bill Shankly, to Alan Ball, who’d just signed for Everton
“The best side drew” – Bill Shankly, after a hard fought 1-1 draw
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