Rozehnal Back To Newcastle – Don’t Think So

News today coming from Italy is that David Rozehnal is said to be returning to the club at the end of the season.


David Rozehnal – not wanted at Lazio

David is currently on loan at Lazio but has hardly been impressive at the Italian club, who apparently will not take up their option to buy him in the summer.

It’s almost certain that Newcastle will sell the Czech Republic International in the summer, as he hardly looked the part while at Newcastle. Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce signed Rozehnal in June and paid £2.9M for him from PSG.

Rozehbnal made just 21 appearances for the club, and just didn’t look good enough for the Premier League.

But David seemed to burn his bridges at the club when he made strange statements about how bitter he was at Newcastle for the club playing him out of position.

“I am bitter. I was looking forward very much to coming to Newcastle after playing at Club Brugge and PSG.” “Now I am not sure if this looks like a dream spell. I did not expect I would be sitting on the bench.”

“Once I play as right-back, then left-back. Then in right midfield, or as a defensive midfielder.” “That is why I am so sad that I don’t play as much as I wish to. That is why I don’t feel as well as I felt in Brugge or in Paris. I will fight on.”

But Kevin Keegan was more positive and thought it was a good deal for both David and the club. Rozehnal didn’t get the games because he wasn’t playing well, and made some high profile errors.

We expect Newcastle to unload David in the summer and would be surprised if we see him back on Tyneside. The target would be to get our money back on David.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

82 comments so far

  • James

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Even Lazio think you’re crap mate, you’re only coming back so we can sell your sorry ass to crap club.

    How dare you question KK.

  • HeronMag

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Rozenhal was a fool to publicly attack KK the way he did. I actually feel he could have been a decent squad player for us. He’ll still attract buyers but getting £2.9m for him is going to be very difficult in the current market.

    Oh well, bye bye David. Your attitude won’t be missed.

  • Davies

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #3

    He started off well, but was moved around a lot. I don’t think he’s as bad as he’s been made out to be, but yes, he did make his mistakes.

    His biggest mistake is one that a lot of players seem to be making at the moment; making his feelings known to the press.

    Too much time talking to dirty journos and not enough time defending your goal. Stephen Taylor take note!

  • Hadrian

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #4

    rozy’s a right big baby , he was getting his game at least (even tho he’s shit)

  • Chris

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Don’t know if you’s already know, but CSKA Moscow have signed our target Kalouda for £3.9m.
    As for Roz, I wouldn’t welcome him back.

  • Andreas

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeah, saw it Chris – might be a loss but guess we’ll just have to see how the boy will be performing in Moscow.

  • Whitt

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    not sure how we can get back what we paid…he has shown himself to be less than advertised…

  • ObaFan2

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Roz continually committed himself to tackles, missed the ball and left stranded. No good in epl but I think he could have learned and become better however he never gave KK a chance and spat his dummy out.

    No good for NUFC.

  • CJ

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Far to weak for the prem and he wanted far to much time on the ball.

  • Ameobisleft foot

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #10

    yeah he was a bit crap.
    i decided to leave a comment regarding advertising the p2p live football sites. Not sure it is wise. Its great to use it but if its advertised here its only a matter of time before some twt tries to shut it down or put a price on it.

    Oh btw KK if your watching – SELL AMEOBI – even if its for 1 pence, along with all the other shite

  • Graham

    Mar 26, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #11

    With all due respect Ed, not many of our players have looked good enough for the prem this season. Its only in the last couple of months since Keegan arrived have some of the started to produce something like they and we know they can.

    Still, i’d sell his sorry arse to the unwashed of Sunderland – then he’d know what being bitter is really like!

  • Craig Allen

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    I haven’t forgotten the good games he had so I would like to see him back in NUFC shirt as a squad player. Oh, and before I get chastised let me just add that I’d also like to see Ramage back as a squad player – there — now there’s two boxes of ammunition to chastise with … chastise away hahaha


    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    To be fair i want Ramage to stay he is better than given Credit for

    Not Rozenhal though, it was Sams fault as he dropped Roz and Taylor after the man city match when they had played very well up to that point and neither recovered, Taylor needs a rest and Roz needs to take a running jump.


    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Totally off topic but Aaron Hughes is out of contract at Fulham in the summer and if KK wants a back up Right back who can cover across the whole back 4, Doesnt moan about not playing every week, Gives everything, Loves the club and is solid defender then bring the lad back please Kev.

    One of the unsung heroes of Sir Bobbys side.

    Do you want an ex-Academy Kid who bleeds black and white who never wanted to leave in the first place and gives his all in every match or Brown a Manure reject mercenary who only wants to join to make money and couldnt care about success on the pitch or loyalty.

    Hughes and Ramage as well remind me of a Stevie Watson, a Robbie Elliott or a Lee Clark from the kings first reign.

    Never be the most talented but they make up with heart, effort and pride.

  • steve

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s more likely we’ll have to pay him off – can’t imagine anyone will offer him the wages we’re giving him

  • Graham

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Heart effort and pride never won anything though – well maybe a fight in the big market on a friday night.

    We need talent, skill and awareness if we are ever going to get where we all want to be.

  • JJ

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Wont be missed, but we still really need a class CB who is a leader at the back.
    I would have loved Woodgate back, but I think I best chance is someone like Sol Campbell or Wes Brown, Distin or maybe Colocini for Deportivo.
    Unfortunateky their arnt too many around.
    We also need competion for Enrique at left back.

    – Given
    -Beye Taylor Faye Enrique
    (Ramage) (Edgar) (Taylor) (Edgar)

    – Barton Butt Emre
    (Milner/Geremi) (Barton) (N’Zogbia/Duff)

    ( N’Zogbia)

    Owen Viduka
    (Martins) (Carrol)

  • JJ

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #18

    We definately dont need, Smith, Ameobi, and Carr. I also believe we should let Emre go because he is too injury prone.
    We have five quality strikers and dont need another.
    We have two great goal keepers.
    We have two good full backs but need cover at left back (Buy no. 1).
    I still believe despite good performances recently we could do with a better DM (Buy no.2).
    I feel we need a solid defending midfielder on the left alla Gareth Barry (Buy no. 3).
    And most importantly a central attacking midfielder alla Kim Kallstrom (Buy no.4).
    Finally we need a world class CB (Buy no. 5). Can we attract anyone? Perhaps if we get quality in other areas.

  • cloudstrife

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #19


    too true about Aaron Hughes. i really liked him when he played for us. could be a cheap fix for right back back-up.

    only problem is that that would be another tough hurdle for our youngsters to get through.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Gonzalo Pineda is similar to Gareth Barry.

    Most if not all mexicans who move to europe usually do well. Hes not the small weak mexican like many are.

  • JJ

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #21


    Sell: Smith, Carr (free), Ameobi (2M), Casapa (1M), Duff (3M), Emre (3M). = get in 9Mil.
    Buy: Gareth Barry (10M), Wayne Bridge (5M), Alex from Chelsea at CB (6M), Kallstrom (8M), and maybe Carrick or Hargreaves from Man U at (15M). =39M (net spent =30M).

    Then it would look like this:




    ———————- Kallstrom———————


    Maybe Im being a bit hopeful and the values are estimations but it does make you more positive doesnt it?
    We have these player s and the youngers coming though the reserves we wouldnt be miles away form a top four finish.

  • JJ

    Mar 26, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Oops I didnt give a fee for Smith, lets say 3Mil

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #23

    I think y’all being a bit harsh with regard to Roz…
    …He’s nowhere near as bad as people make out…
    Most oversees players need settling in time & to be played in their position, otherwise, what do we expect?..Granted, he moaned in the press, apparently…But they hate us, so why listen to them?..Ultimately, the odd bad game shouldn’t end someones time here!!!..

  • Hadrian

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #24

    reports linking us and arsenal with Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
    id cream if we landed him 🙂

  • Hadrian

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #25

    punk skunk , no idea how you can say that about rozy , the way he skips around in training is exactly the way he plays on matchday .

  • Leo

    Mar 26, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #26

    he didnt verbally attack kk… i agree i wouldnt have wanted to sit on the bench, he was good at the start of the season, give him a break if he comes back give him a chance otherwise its yet more money wasted

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #27

    He seemed to play very well in his national team…For a defender i think he’s got a bit of culture, a sweet thru-ball & he gets on the end of corners etc…

  • Gooderz

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #28

    I’ve got to agree with getting Hughes back. He could do a solid job for us again, and he’s still only 28 so he really ought to be entering his best years now.

    We need some players to have passion and pride for the shirt otherwise we’ll get to ‘lesser’ matches and they won’t turn up. Hughes on a free, and Ramage, could provide cover for the whole defence and leave money available for where we really need it.

  • Punk Skunk

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #29

    We as fans have to stop with this: He(whomever?) made one mistake, he’s shit routine!..It’s our duty to hold-fire when judging players…I bet if you went back thru some earlier blogs you’d find that Owen, Viduka, Enrique, Faye, Beye, Taylor etc, etc, etc…Are a disgrace & should never wear the shirt again…Until they do something good, then they kick ass…Get some perspective…Everyone has the odd off-day!..Even Butt & Barton have started to redeem themselves…Hey shit happens!..
    Good as well as bad!..

  • Nomis_jade

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Things are definately starting to pick up with the team and i think all credit has to go to Keegan. I read somewhere, i think it was a jose enrique interview, that under BSA they were playing a different style, with the long ball, and trying to be a difficult team to beat. And he said that under KK this has completely changed. Training has focused more on ball work, buy playing more 11 a side type practise matches, rather than focusing on the physicaal side like sam did.

    Im sure if we had stayed with sam long enough he would have got it right, and im still critical that we cannot give a manager a decent run in the hot seat but i think its fair to say we are are much happier with KKs type of football.

    Just looking at the last few games, players who had been playing poorly are doing much better and im sure its down to KK. He has obviously told the whole team, to keep it on the deck, particularly Butt who has played faw fewer long balls. At the fulham game you could see players telling one another to calm down and not play the long ball over midfield so much. I really hope we keep up the performance against TOTT.
    Also i dont think KK will want to keep michael owen in the deeper role, but he is just working with what players he has, and for the people to say he is tactically crap, i think he was brilliant to spot that michael had that in his game, and he has used it perfectly, at a time when he has little other options.
    Finally i really hope he keep martins, he is a brilliant player, and i hope KK gives him the whole 90 mins against Tot. Also Geremi didnt play that bad and like the actim index shows, i almost had 3 assits and a goal to his name. That not bad!

  • Stamford Toon

    Mar 26, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #31

    Too hard on Roz you lot. He played well for many games, looked comfortable on the ball and his distribution was good. I would prefer him to Taylor for sure. Some of you have short memories. I don’t blame him for saying what he felt about having to play in several positions which were neww to him and he was being judged on those games rather harshly. He has every right to say wehat he felt, he wasn’t slagging off the club, or supporters, just pointing out that he was uncomfortable playing out of position.

  • ObaFan2

    Mar 26, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Calamity James srikes again 1-0 down to France!

  • ToonKing

    Mar 26, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #33

    man engerland suck no matter who the manager is……..

    i just tooned 😀 in, is Mickey playing ??!

  • ObaFan2

    Mar 26, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #34

    MO played second half, not to many chances but no injury by the look of it.

    Downing was rubbish second half, good play but cannot deliver a decent cross and how does Wez Brown play for England? He’s an ok player but no where England class imo and Bently wasn’t that good either.

  • andyc290

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #35

    I dont think Roza is as bad as people are making out, he looked like he needed more time to adjust to english game but i think he could become very good if we stick with him. I dont see the problems with what he said , remember he doesnt speak great english so may not realise how strong his comments were. I think Keegan would welcome him back and make the best of him if need be. Even if he is as bad as most of you think – Keegan loves a dodgy defender!

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #36

    ToonKing – We lost to the might Greece, im starting to think they may be our bogey team.

  • ToonKing

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #37

    yeah saw that Tom_Toon, damn that Karagounis. Thank god they didn’t make it to the Euro. (or did they ?? )

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Unfortunately 🙁

  • ToonKing

    Mar 26, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #39

    what?? they made it ??? damn i was sure they were out…..crap. it’s 100% percent then that were gonna meet them somewhere along the line…..

  • domtoon

    Mar 26, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #40

    oh well, should keep the gutterpress off of the toon’s tail for the next few days at least


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