There’s not much real news at all about Newcastle United in the Sunday papers this morning.
Joe Kinnear – spills beans on Newcastle in new book – what new book?
Here’s a sprinkling of some of the less than exciting news today.
There’s a story in the Sunday Sun that says an update to Joe Kinnear’s autobiography is said to be due out ion August 3rd. And they talk about how he could spill the beans on what really went on at Newcastle – such juicy stuff.
But then they interview a spokeswoman for publishers Carlton Books last night who dismissed the news as untrue:
“I’m afraid that because of Joe’s ill-health we are not publishing this anytime time soon,”
If Joe hadn’t had his heart scare we feel sure we would not have been relegated last season.
And the news about Michael Owen and that he was about to sign a long term deal at Newcastle just before Kevin walked out again on the club. We’re sure that was close since Kevin wanted Owen on a long term deal. And of course news that Kevin Keegan may return as manager of Southampton, and he would want £20M to ensure promotion.
We think most managers who were given £20M for a League One team could get them promoted. That’s a lot of money for a League One side, who are still suffering financial stress.
If Kevin does take over it will be great for the South Coast side, which has a very good following down there, but the question that will hang like a black cloud over St. Marys Stadium, will be when Kevin will walk out.
That’s not an “if” and it’s not meant to be a slam against Keegan, it’s simply based on his previous history. But the longer he gets to stay there, the better it will be for the Southampton club – no doubt about that. That’s if he takes the job of course.
And it really doesn’t look too good for Michael Owen right now, and it shows with teams like Hull City after him, with even Wigan no longer interested, and seemingly the top six not much interested, although Everton may still step in.
And what was that all about with Michael arriving at Royal Ascot last week in a horse-drawn carriage – we suppose we’ve been living away from England too long, but it looks like the class system is still in full swing.
We have no idea why he would do that, but my wife and I will be back in England in July, after first spending a week in Paris.
The only news the majority of Newcastle fans are waiting for, and we have a good feeling it will come through within the next 10 days at most, is the identity of the new Newcastle owners, and the new manager.
Then we can ll start looking forward to the new season, which starts in a very short 6 weeks come next Saturday.