Newcastle Players Away On International Duty


News today that 13 Newcastle players who face an extended season because of their international commitments.

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Michael Owen – included in England squad for two friendlies

Several of our players will have some heavy schedules, with Emre and David Rozehnal, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Lazio, taking part in Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.
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Emre of course will be lining up for Turkey and we must watch their games since we haven’t seen Emre play since early February, but he could still be a top player for Kevin Keegan.

Rozehnal will represent the Czech Republic and will have a chance to impress during the tournament and then maybe stay at Lazio, which he would like to.

Our captain Michael Owen is included in the England squad for two summer friendlies against the United States and Trinidad and Tobago.

Our famous four African quartet, who played so well for us after the African Cup of Nations, to get us out of relegation trouble, Geremi, Habib Beye, Faye and Obafemi Martins are preparing for four World Cup qualifiers with Cameroon, Senegal and Nigeria respectively.

Damien Duff will also play for the Republic of Ireland against Serbia in Dublin on May 24.

Tamas Kadar is with the full Hungary squad for two friendly games, and Fabio Zamblera and Olle Soderberg will be involved with youth games for Italy and Sweden respectively.

Andy Carroll will be playing for the England Under-19 team in a tournament in Belarus later this month, and Charles N’Zogbia will again be representing the France Under-21 side.

Count them up, that’s 13 players in total, but it could have been a lot more.

Shay Given, Mark Viduka, James Milner, David Edgar and Tim Krul are currently all recovering from injury.

England Under-21 captain Steven Taylor and James Milner have both been given a welcome rest from the England Under-21 squad by manager Stuart Pearce.

Comments welcome.



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46 comments so far

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 15, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Good that Milner gets the summer off, he deserves it with the amount of games he’s played in the last few years.

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  • Danufc

    May 15, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Arshavin..

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  • Mad_Magpie

    May 15, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Well done to Kadar. I’m looking forward to seeing his progress towards the first team. I haven’t seen him personally but I’ve been hearing he has enormous potential.

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 15, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s been extremely composed when I’ve went to watch the reserves, I have high hopes for him.

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  • mikeygd

    May 15, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #5

    i like stuart pearce, stuart for keegans no2!

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  • joel

    May 15, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6

    your lot look at this article and tell me what you think.

    would you want him or not.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/7403550.stm

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  • joel

    May 15, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #7

    hey guys look at this article tell me what you think

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/7403550.stm

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  • Leo

    May 15, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #9

    chrissy boy is doing a good enough job as keegans number two thank you

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  • Graham

    May 15, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Joel – Deco would be very good signing (and a good attraction to other players – but he’s still only 30 and one of the big boys will pick him up.

    As he said he’ll go where he wants to – and i cant imagine that being a mid table club in the north east of england.

    Having said that ive heard that Lional Messi’s dead keen for a taste of the Tyne…

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  • Graham

    May 15, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Off subject but ive just noticed that Tommy Smith has died. As our coach with Dalgliesh (ok not the best boss) he was involved in our cup final exploits in 98.

    Thanks for all your help Tommy RIP

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 15, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #12

    He was a fenian w*nker, hope Dalglish is next.

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  • sas1

    May 15, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Not cool Hamas

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  • Leo

    May 15, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Hamas that was very harsh, why do you think this?

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  • benn..

    May 15, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #15

    hamas you have a verry sick sense of humour.. and you said something sick about some people the other day on a blog..

    not very funny.. ur almost as bad as those rangers fanz last night.. shame on you

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 15, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #16

    hamas, all your comments are always out of order, to be honest i think your a sad lonely fat prick and i never want to here from you again, and im sure not many others do either.

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  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Graham wasn’t it Tommy Burns, who passed away.

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  • Hammy

    May 15, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #18

    It was indeed, 51, skin cancer.

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  • Hammy

    May 15, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Great player of his generation, whatever your religion.

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  • Hammy

    May 15, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Bed time, I’ll be dreaming about who we will be linked with tomorrow………

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  • Bill F

    May 15, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Hammy you might find it more enjoyable dreaming about those Russian lasses. 🙂

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  • Toon_Ksk

    May 16, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Good news: Deco is free to find a new club
    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=535623&cc=5739

    Bad news: I don’t think he wants to join us. Judging on his comments, it looks like he wants to join a club that is on the same level as Barca in Italy or England.

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  • Toon_Ksk

    May 16, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #23

    Good news:
    I read from soccernet that Deco is free to find a new club.

    Bad news:
    Judging on his comments, it looks like he will look a club that is on par with Barca in Italy or England.

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  • richie

    May 16, 2008 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #24

    tommy burns rest in peace

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 16, 2008 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #25

    Geordie Gerrard7 – F*ck off back to Liverpool you subhuman waste.

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  • richie

    May 16, 2008 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #26

    hamas,,,no place for talk like that here

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  • Angryman the angry fan

    May 16, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #27

    Hamas – Let’s have heated debate

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  • Angryman the angry fan

    May 16, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Hamas – Let’s have a heated debate

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  • Angryman the Angry fantasist

    May 16, 2008 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #29

    Hamas- Let’s have a heated debate

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  • Angryman the Angry fantasist

    May 16, 2008 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #30

    Yep Hamas. Gotcha! I know you are also Angryman the Angry fan. You spout the same bile!

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  • Gloryhunter

    May 16, 2008 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #31

    Don’t rise to the bait.

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 16, 2008 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #32

    There is every need with Scouse pr*cks like him arround.

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  • Victor Meldrew

    May 16, 2008 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #33

    Angryman the Angry fan. You’ve been rumbled!

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  • petworth magpie

    May 16, 2008 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #34

    easy

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  • petworth magpie

    May 16, 2008 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #35

    little late I know but… (tape delay)

    …Arse shavin just priced himself out of a move to Tyne side, shame, heard him mentioned on here for months.
    Oh well…

    I got one for ya,

    Gerald Pique, apparently ManU r listening to offers. Always rated him.

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  • Ausgeordie

    May 16, 2008 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #36

    ARSHAVIN!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stami

    May 16, 2008 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #37

    LANGUAGE!!!

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  • Hamas (51times)

    May 16, 2008 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #38

    I’ve had a think about it GG7, and I’m willing to forgive your abusive and threatening comments. I think that you’re probably a teenager and I understand that teenage angst needs to manifest it’s self in certain ways. As an older and wiser Newcastle fan, I should know that it will take a few more years until the relentless abuse from opposing fans and the rest of England generally takes it’s toll on you. One day you will see where I come from. If you don’t at that time, then I suppose you like to be walked all over and treat like you’re less than human. Because that is exactly what the rest of the country think of us…better that we band together than bicker amongst ourselves.

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  • Graeme

    May 16, 2008 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #39

    I just hope Emre has a brilliant Euro championship – it will be the first time he has played 5 games in a row in years (if he doesnt through a sicky though!!).

    Perhaps then someone will take the waster off our hands so we can put the transfer fee and wages to better use.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 16, 2008 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #40

    hamas you old prick, no im not a teenager, and no im not a scouse, just a name gerrard. never even been to liverpool in my life, i suppose your probably a fat, no jobbed, divorced old prick who is angry that his life is such a mess.

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