James Milner Is Going Nowhere


There has been lots of news in the papers recently suggesting that Everton are the latest club who are keen on our winger James Milner.

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James Milner – going nowhere in the summer

Other clubs interested in the 22 year-old are said to be Liverpool and Middlesbrough, and you can add in Martin O’Neil of Aston Villa, who would take the player in a heartbeat.

But when did we say we were going to let James move on from Newcastle?

Our squad is very small to start with, and the last thing we want to do is to start losing some of the good players we already have.

The idea is to improve the squad by bringing in new and better players than we have allowed to leave the club.

The 4-5 players Kevin keeps mentioning he needs is predicated on nobody leaving the club, and if anybody from now on leaves the club, with the possible exception of Ameobi and Rozehnal, they will need to be replaced.

It would also not go over well with Newcastle fans if we see good players leaving the club in the summer.

James has appeared 141 times for Newcastle, with 100 starts and 11 goals.

The direction in the summer is meant to be into the club, not away from the club.

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • Sb

    May 31, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Well said Ed, we need 2keep our better players! Lets hope june is a productive 1 4 nufc!!

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  • bessi

    May 31, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    it will be good if he stay for us but if we sign 4-5 player i think that he will have very difficult to start 11

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  • Hadji

    May 31, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Thats what i thought for Emre aswell,we definetelly dont know how to sell a good player of Emre’s calibar.
    After Euro’s Emre’s price will be 3 times bigger and the whole world knows that Fener has a lot of cash available,why are we letting him so cheap there.If Emre was playing for example in Lyon , despite all his injuries he had this season,Aulas wouldnt let him go under 10 mill pounds if the offer came from Fenerbahce.

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  • Chris F

    May 31, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    emre has done nothing to justify a price of £10m

    i’m surprised we got £10 for the injury prone sod.

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  • Hadji

    May 31, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Chris F…Just wait after the Euro’s and then we’ll talk.

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  • Akin

    May 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Milner is half man, half amazing just like yours truly.

    I ain’t get on no plane, fool.

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  • Slam Dunc

    May 31, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Chris F I agree, could someone just tell us how many matches he has played over the last 2 seasons where we are paying £4 million a year to him in salary.

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  • Bill F

    May 31, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8

    A lot of teams are just fishing, they are speculative casts, nothing more.

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  • Geordie Nick

    May 31, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #9

    we coudlnt possibly expect to get anywhere near 10mil for sumone we only paid 3.8mil for and he has went down hil drastically since he got here, his price should have dropped really based on his performance since coming here, so if we are gettin the 5.5mil reported then weve done well to make a profit on him

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  • scott9

    May 31, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    no cant see it happening i love milner he always gives a 110% plus he has qaulity and is a bright young talent and is only going to get better and i would be devastated if he left.

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  • robertsa

    May 31, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #11

    hes the name ive got on me shirt.

    jamey milner is brazillian
    we wont sell him for 20 million
    down the wing he is focking brilliant
    jamey jamey milner

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  • Leo

    May 31, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #12

    i like the points about emre but this is the wrong article… like especially the point about the fact we are letting him go before euro’s where his value would rise.

    anyway i really hope milner doenst go because he is worth his wages. barely injured always puts effort in and goes forward and tracks back also, model pro

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  • Sav

    May 31, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Hope you’re right, Ed.

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  • Danny

    May 31, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Ins;

    Taiwo

    Emana

    Arda

    Pogrebnyak

    Gomis

    Outs;

    Smith

    Carr

    Cacapa

    Emre?

    Summer Done!

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  • Nobby's Dad

    May 31, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Haji…I’ll talk with you after the Euros as well …cos I think Emre is pants!

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  • wilko

    May 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #16

    we are saying we need someone who can take a good free kick – that’s Emre. he would also get more games with us now due to Barton being away for the short term future – I think we still need a firing on all cylinders Emre who can stay injury free – he would thenbe a great asset to ther team – he will have a good Euro 2008 tournament – maybe then Kev may think twice

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  • Obafme1

    May 31, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #17

    sell him! He can’t provide an accurate cross, and those little step overs he does do nothing because he still doesn’t go past his man.

    James Milners Stats for this season are 33 games played, 3 goals, 2 assists

    I say SELL HIM for all we can get!

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  • cathal

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #18

    sell him if the money is good. get in swp instead. given beye taylor coloccini/dunne, riise/enrique swp moutinho veloso nzogbia martins owen/gomis

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