Zamblera Helps Italy To Draw Against Greece


Newcastle United’s 18 year-old star youngster Fabio Zamblera, played for 73 minutes last night for Italy against Greece in the 2008 Euro Under-19 Championships in the Czech Republic.

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Fabio Zamblera – Italian Geordie signed for Newcastle last January

Fabio had a good game, and had a goal disallowed as Italy under-19s left it really late to get a draw in their opening group game of the European Championships against Greece.

Greece went ahead with a 23rd-minute goal, and the young Newcastle striker thought he had equalized when he scrambled home from close range, but he was flagged for offside.

Italy left it very late when AC Milan striker Alberto Paloschi converted a 90th-minute penalty to save the Italians.

The big shock was England’s 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic, and it was their first defeat in the tournament, including all the many qualifying games for the English side.

Italy are in the same group as England and they meet them on Thursday, which should be a good game, while Greece take on hosts and group leaders the Czech Republic.

Tamas Kadar’s Hungary beat Bulgaria 1-0, but of course Tamas and Andy Carroll are both unable to participate because of injury.

We’ll keep you posted on developments.

Comments welcome.



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75 comments so far

  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Good lad. Get him in the first team!!! (Ha!)

    Being first on the wall really isn’t that much of a thrill. I don’t see why cooldj gets so excited about it.

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  • Kash2

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Will be a monster up top for us in 5 years time!

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Agreed. I don’t think he will take that long Kash2. Give him a couple of years.

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  • WesToon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Yea Kash2,hopefully even less than 2 years,hopefully he makes our bench atleast this year,foreign players are very tuchy,they need to feel Loved & appreciated otherwise they turn in2 ungrateful “cockney” wannabies ike our friend N ‘Zogbia,BUT well played young Lad,your future is bright mate

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  • Kash2

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    When I say Monster, I mean him terrorising defences like Luca TOni does. Toni absolutely batters CB’s all over the place. When Fabio hits 22/23, he’ll be fully developed physically and throwing himself about!

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #6

    😉

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  • jeffa

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Magpies make late move for Aimar
    by Tom Adams, 15 July 2008
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    Pablo Aimar’s agent has hinted that Newcastle are now very serious contenders to sign the Argentinian star, with a proposed move to Portuguese giants Benfica seemingly stalling.

    It had been expected that Aimar would move to Estadio da Luz following Real Zaragoza’s relegation and Benfica sporting director Manuel Rui Costa has made the recruitment of his potential successor as the Lisbon club’s playmaker-in-chief a top priority for the summer.

    Interest from England and Greece has complicated matters though and Zaragoza are now holding out for more than the €7.5 million (£5.97 million) on offer from Benfica.

    The Spanish club’s president, Eduardo Bandres confirmed: “There are offers from Portugal, England and Greece, and some more may arise because the market is unpredictable.

    “We will not sell Aimar in conditions that are not favourable.”

    Both Everton and Newcastle have been linked with the former Valencia and River Plate star but his agent has seemingly ruled out a move to Merseyside.

    Now the Portuguese press are claiming that it is Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle who have firmed up their interest in the 28-year-old.

    “We have begun to speak to an English club – not Everton – and already we have offers for the club and player,” Gustavo Mascardi told O Jogo.

    Aimar was hailed as one of South America’s brightest prospects when swapping River Plate for Valencia in January 2001, and under Rafa Benitez’s guidance at the Mestalla, Aimar won the Spanish league title twice and the 2004 Uefa Cup.

    from setanta

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #8

    Setanta are saying we’re back in the race for Aimar. Apparently he’s not interested in Everton.

    Don’t really know what to make of him. Would he get back to his best, or would he be here for his final paycheque before retiring to a life of ladies and swimming pools?

    Probably just speculation, but I thought you’d all be interested.

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #9

    wwooooo attacking midfielder hope that will shut up all the people predicting the doom and gloom. if we sign him that is 😉

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Damn you Jeffa!!!! THat wasn’t there when I started typing!!!!

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11

    i read the article but who is Gustavo Mascardi. he could be anyone.

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  • Matt Lacey

    Jul 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    broon ale, Gustavo Mascardi is Aimar’s agent.

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  • Martin

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #13

    IF the rumours are true, It’d be ideal to sign him to the pay-for-play contract Owen is apparently being offered!

    That way if he’s shit, we’re not THAT badly off, and if he’s good, you don’t mind paying the bonuses!

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    i see,. well i hope it’s true!

    i know there seems to be an equal portion of fans for and against this signing but i feel keegan could be the man to revive the fire in aimars belly.

    it annoys me how the media talk about keegan in such an inferior tone. he is the twice winning european footballer of the year. his goalscoring for every club he has played for is brilliant. he could be considered one of england greatest ever players. i have asked the question on other forums to fans of other teams, i ask them out of all the current premier league managers who was the best player in there prime.

    keegan is the answer, yet everyone laughs at him!

    they treat him like a clown!

    it’s all bollocks! keegan is a breath of fresh air. we are lucky to have him back!

    i dont even mind he isn’t talking to the media anymore.

    if i was him i would refuse to talk to people who laugh at me!

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  • Martin

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Well said broon

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  • natedawg

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #16

    i dont think keegan care about the media at all he loves da toon and we love him , thats all that matters lol

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  • James

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #17

    So he’s already scored more goals in Black & White than Smith who is on £60K a week to score goals for the first team…..

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  • ToonTimbo

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #18
  • Dave

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #19

    http://www.ojogo.pt/24-145/pri.jpg

    Aimar’s looking a bit rough nowadays.

    Sorry I haven’t been on for a while, been to New York! 😀

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  • Kash2

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #20

    @ToonTimbo: I just said that on the other thread. Insua did sign another contract. I think it’s another ANal O’Lover boob!

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  • Kash2

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #21

    @Dave: Aimar is going to be the new Killer Kilcline!

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Insua is a quality little player and i WOULD be well chuffed if we got this kid. I have watched him play a few times for Liverpool reserves playing NUFC reserves and Insua stood out from the rest. Yes go and get him it would perk me up a little but still we need proven players.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Liverpool wont let Insua go, he is one of their top youngsters, would be ecstatic if we got him though…however, we need a DM more than a LB

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  • Obafemi Martins

    Jul 15, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #24

    HAHAHA Aimar looks weird in the photo on that link Dave!

    Apparently we’re looking at a loan deal for Insua:
    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/nufc/Keegan-makes-loan-bid-for.4288442.jp

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #25

    OM i hate the loan idea its just my opinion. The clubs that do the loaning seem to be the ones struggling. Either buy the player of leave it.

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  • DURhamTOON

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #26

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/article.php?id=102598

    Read this I know its tribalfootball and I dont really want him but what do you all think??

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #27

    the thing is, with this aimar stuff, the agent doesnt mention newcastle, he just says it aint everton…i think it is more likely to be portsmouth myself, and i would be happy if it was too

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #28

    DURhamTOON- if you read the previous comments you would have seen we have already discussed it.

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  • DURhamTOON

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Cheers Broon ale sorry =]

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  • Kaler

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Aimar for £7mil for me is a great signing. I mean christ Smith is on, what, 60k a week?? I imagine Aimar would be around the same and he’d do a hell of a lot more for the team even if he wasn’t on his best form. Especially if we got him on a pay as you play type deal.

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Can anyone tell me how good Aimer is. I admit i have heard of him on many occasions but how good is he NOW. Just worried about the last argies we had in Bassedas and that other fella.

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  • Obafan

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #32

    I say buying Aimar will be great business. I think the new challenge is what he is searching for and that is what he is going to find at Newcastle. Let’s be honnest guys, 28 isn’t old, and it seems that players when around 28 have their highest level. He will shine if we can get him and it looks quit possible.

    I start to believe that Guthrie can be a good deal aswell.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon1978, Aimar is average at best right now, and has been for a few years now

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Is he worth what people are quoting something like 6-7 million. Seems an awful lot of money for someone who has been average of late.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Harry Redknapp would be a good manager for Aimar as he is good at resurrecting careers.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #36

    If Aimar can get back his form that he had 4-5 years ago, he would be a brilliant signing.

    KK is the man who can get the lad playing again like he used to.

    I hope this transfer happens. Keegan wouldent buy him unless he feels that Aimar could do a good job for us

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #37

    i wouldnt pay any more than 4 million for him in his current state, not to mention his wages are high, not worth the risk in my opinion

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #38

    @Spyro, so is Keegan, in fact Keegan is better than Redknap

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #39

    refresh my memory Deano

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Kilcline

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