Bellamy Still A Little Baby – Not Wanted At Newcastle

We have seen a number of comments on the site that Newcastle should sign Craig Bellamy from Manchester City this month.

Craig Bellamy – they’re all against me – innocent little me

Craig Bellamy, always too self-centered and outspoken, has said recently he has been victimized by his Eastlands’ club, from manager Roberto Mancini to just everybody else, and has even said he may quit football altogether if he did not make the final cut of 25 players for their Premier League squad.

He’ll not make the cut and he will not retire – he’s bluffing again.

We always thought when Craig was at Newcastle, that he was one of those players who never really grow up – being pampered from a very young age – because he was a very good football player – but never having to actually deal with the real world, and therefore never maturing as a man.

Wayne Rooney is another good example, although Wayne did manage to behave himself last night – just – in England’s 2-1 win against Hungary, in front of a good 72,000 crowd at Wembley.

Steven Gerrard was simply magnificent in the game as England captain, with two great goals, and he took the game by the scruff of the neck, once England surprisingly went behind in the second half,  just like he does at Liverpool.

Back to Craig Bellamy – who has said he was treated badly on the pre-season tour of the USA, when he played just 80 minutes.

Senior Manchester City officials say his behavior is completely unwarranted and has under-mined his own position at the club – so what’s new?

A senior City official said:

“Craig has tried to paint himself as the victim,” “But he’s the one who has repeatedly disrespected Roberto and it looks like the point of no return for him after these latest comments.”

No, we don’t want babies at Newcastle United these days, but real men like Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith and Steve Harper and others – who have managed to grow up and become mature man while playing football – unlike a certain Craig Bellamy.

Maybe Celtic will take him – maybe.

Comments welcome.

44 comments so far

  • Raffo

    Aug 12, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #1

    I disagree, I would have him back in a heartbeat. He is exactly what we are missing. He winds the other teams up too and draws attention. I am sure if he were to come up against the ‘Real Men’ or the ‘Players Council’ as we should say I am sure he would be kicked down a peg or two.

    Rooney is a petulant kid, his wave last night as he was booed off showed that, hes an arrogant idiot. Gerrard is a great player but England looked as though they were turning into the Liverpool FC show, all Gerrard and absolutely nothing else, if Gerrard doesnt do it then it wont get done.

    Bellamy can come back to the toon for me, too good a player not to have him if possible

  • toonsy

    Aug 12, 2010 at 5:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Speak for yourself Ed, but I would have him back here like a shot.

    I hardly think it’s right to castigate Bellamy whilst we have a convicted criminal, a player due in court and a trialist who got sacked for repeated disciplinary issues currently at the club and whist we are trying to (apparently) sign another petulant cry baby on loan for the season.

    At the end of the day, Bellamy is a fantastic player. He has an attitude problem, that is true, but if he came back and helped us stop up then I couldn’t care less about his attitude.

    Anyway, it’s never going to happen as we won’t pay his wages 😀

  • Sir Erec

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #3

    bellamy would be a fantastic signing. hughton is the type of manager who would be able to get his grips on him.

    if we were able to pull this off, it would definitely be our signing of the summer. if he donned the black and white stripes again, i have full confidence he would be able to score the goals to keep us up.

    however, i’m not too sure if he’d be keen on coming back here, but i would love to be proven wrong.

  • Ericles

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #4

    I agree. In footballing terms Ballamy would be a great addition to the squad. However, it has to be recognised that Bellamy has issues with his own personality. He has what some call “attitude” and that hecan behave like some opera star diva. He can behave like a spoilt brat. Nonetheless is he entirely at fault. Are the Man city bunch innocent? They are just as much profiteers to whom, in the last analysis, Bellamy is just as much a “piece of meat” as any other player. Bellamy would put fire into the bell(am)y of NUFC.

  • greekgeordie

    Aug 12, 2010 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Edy you are right with your comments but CB can still deliver what we need for succeding in PL, so assuming that he can take a pay cut and he wants to play for us to have him in our books for this season will be beneficial for GB and NUFC.
    After all CH and the so call council of senior players will be more than capable to keep GB under control in the event of he starts to misbehave.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #6

    I would have him back without a second thought.

    Did you guys see that two of our targets scored last night. Ben Arfa for France and Huseklepp for Norway

  • FalseFlag

    Aug 12, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #7

    keep the little shite well away from this club,remember what he did when we went out the cup txting shearer winding him up,plus a lot of people keep going on about how all the players are getting on and having a reet love fest,bring bellend back and that will go out the window,the lad is trouble..

  • tynesidetommo

    Aug 12, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #8


  • G

    Aug 12, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Bellers burned his bridges with us quite some time ago as far as I am concerned. Whilst, there is an argument that we could use his skills, his only real true asset is his pace, and at the wrong side of 30, and an injury record which has ‘close to kaput’ written all over it, I doubt he would bring anything new to the squad overall, apart from his emotional baggage and big mouth. Avoid I say.

  • tynesidetommo

    Aug 12, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #10

    love him or hate him Bells would do the business on the field. So what if he ruffles a few feathers off the field. Mr Nice Guys aren’t winners. You need a mean streak. Bellamy is but a colourful thread in life’s rich tapestry. Time for me to exit.

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Aug 12, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #11

    he is going to Cardiff

  • geordiehammer

    Aug 12, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Belamy has always done the business on the pitch, he just wants to play and has always given 100%.
    Its easy to judge by what you read in the papers, but how does anyone know what really goes on off the pitch? quite frankly i’m not interested!

  • noir9

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m sure dodgy arry knows all about bellamy & O’neil (before he did one) was interested, what does that say or are they bad managers? Interesting that SBR & mark hughes seemed to be able to handle him, he’s a little twat but he’s certainly better than what we’ve got. Bottom line is that I want a team that can win games & we would have a better chance with him in it.

  • Milzzy Rascal

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Seems a lot of people still have a lot of love for Bellers.

    I would love to have him back I think he’d be the perfect foil for Carroll. Unfortunately texting Alan Shearer to tell him his legs had gone probably wasn’t the best move and much as I love him I don’t think Hughton could handle him. Bellamy needs to be managed by a strong character like Sir Bob to be effective

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #15

    Now aged 31, injury prone, huge wages, huge ego, obnoxious etc etc. Speed merchants hammies go, a la Owen and Bellars isn’t far behind.

    Although he did read somewhere Bellamy was helping kids in Africa.

    As for Rooney, the obnoxious oik and yob should be dropped period and someone somewhere has to realise once and for all Lampard and gerrard can’t play together.

    Rooney is an example of giving a person with a very low intellect a lot of money.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #16

    GET HIM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ericles

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Agree about Rooney. Agree about Lamp Yard too! As for England’s goalkeeping situation, resolved – give Harper the job!!!!

  • amble_ball

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #18

    “Ed” you are a moron. You can’t write and you don’t know anything at all about football.

  • geordie jock

    Aug 12, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Sorry Ed but you are wrong here, Bellamy is exactly what we need. He is so passionate about his football he says things he probably regrets but you cannot fault his attitude about wanting to win.

  • Stuart

    Aug 12, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #20

    I’m quite torn about bellamy, I definately agree that he would massively improve our strikeforce in the coming season and would play fantastic alongside Carroll. However you can’t escape the fact that Bellamy’s an arse, he proved it when he was last with us and he’s proving it now by throwing his dummy out of the pram saying he’s going to retire.

    I’d probably still have him back but he would definately effect the team spirit if he did.

    Unfortunately though as previously said, we can’t afford his wages so its a moot point anyway.

  • FalseFlag

    Aug 12, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #21

    looks like lennon at celtic want bellend..

  • Derek The Bingo Caller Llambias

    Aug 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #22

    Keep the faith! Keep the faith!

  • roe997

    Aug 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #23

    i admit,the litle prick would be a good addition,he played extremly well for wales,but he his attitude is a lieability.

  • toonpigeon

    Aug 12, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    I think having him back would be great as he is a handful for other teams to deal with. I’m not sure that we could pull this of as Mark Hughes may want him back with him at Fulham. If we did go in for Bellamy he would have to accept a pay cut. Any more players we’ve been linked with?

  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #25

    Bellamy is a legend at Tyneside. I’d love to see him in the striped jersey again.

    The amazing nights in Eindhoven, Milano etc… Such memories will not be forgotten too soon! Bellamy might be come with baggage, but he’s abilities are second to none. Shitty’s best player last season by far.


    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Ed do you now think you speak for all Toon Fans ? or maybe your head of PR ?
    I think this shows a lack of class as did 2 other blogs you done, when you ran down into the ground 2 NUFC legends KK + Big Al.
    I know your entitled to your opinions but you can’t speak for all of us.

  • rwpoynter

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #27

    I agree with you Ed, Bellamy would be , as he is everywhere, a liability. Last year we had a team that buried the personality problems and got on with the job. If Bellamy arrives we will have all that aggro all over again. I would not deny that he is a great player, but he has never settled anywhere and just seems to make waves. In our first year back in the PL we don’t need disruptive influences. Be brave CH, give your youngsters a chance, just like Matt Busby did in the middle fifties and Tommy Docherty and Dave Sexton did at Chelsea in the early sixties. Incidentally, up to a few days ago, the 20 PL clubs had signed on 60 new players and shed 123 of them. That’s a lot of players looking for a new meal-ticket. With one or two exceptions, we don’t need them. Sign of the times , me thinks.

  • RSA Magpie

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Football is not about ‘lets see who can behave the most like Mother Teresa’…

    Anyone who says they wouldnt take Bellemy back is only kidding themselves.
    Completely disagree with you Ed. I dont think you could be more wrong.

    Who cares what comes out of his gob. I’ve never seen any player in a Toon shirt put more in on the pitch for the fans and thats what counts.
    Bellemy has the pace and energy that this team is sorely lacking.

    Alan Smith’s of this world may be great lads but they not going to keep you in the league.

    Dyer, Robert, Bellemy, N’Zogbia, Jenas, Asprilla, Ginola – none of those players had a great reputation with happy dressing rooms but we were sure as hell a better team with them here!

  • neil

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Bellamy is extremely passionate about football. He is not happy just picking up his pay and that is demonstrated in his outspoken opinions. He absolutely loved NUFC whilst playing here and even Shearer would admit that Bellamy prolonged his career by doing all of his leg work. He gets alot of bad press however it’s only when he knows his manager wants rid of him that he really speaks out. Souness destroyed nearly of of SBR’s good work at the club and telling one of our best strikers that he wasn’t a striker was just gonna wind him up. Mancini has made it obvious he doesn’t rate him so Bellamy speaks out. I am not promoting that but is it any worse than what maybe Fabregas has done this summer? I reckon citeh fans would want to keep Bellamy because at the end of the day he does his talking on the pitch when he is given time on it which is exactly what he would get here if we bought him. I’d sign him back with no hesitation.

  • RSA Magpie

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Also the same people begging for Ben Arfa are saying they wouldn’t take Bellemy? What joke!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #31


  • MacToon

    Aug 12, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda heights

    “Although he did read somewhere Bellamy was helping kids in Africa.”

    He set up a foundation in Sierra Leone:

    The Craig Bellamy Foundation Academy aims to offer young children the opportunity to reach their true potential in life through sport and education. The Craig Bellamy Foundation Academy will run as a fully residential international school, offering five year scholarships to children aged eleven and above.

    It surprised me when I heard about this too and as he not gone about it looking for a pat on the back but actually seems to care about the situation.

    CH will decide and then Ashley will say we can’t afford him!

  • a.l 9

    Aug 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Bellamy was the exact same the last time he was at us but was still absolutely brilliant!

  • Beardo86

    Aug 12, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #34

    What an absolute crock this is. We are in no position to be picky and the fact is Bellamy was quite simply one of the best players in the whole league last season and would walk into our side. In terms of his attitude,yeah he isnt happy that he isnt going to be in the squad,but aside from that I dont remember him causing city any problems. Would take him back in a heartbeat but we dont have the money.

  • freddie

    Aug 12, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #35

    To good for us nowdays.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 12, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Walk? He would limp into the side at the moment, alas.

  • shearer4pm

    Aug 12, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #37

    id take bellamy, but i’d rather have lional messi 😉

  • MacToon

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #38

    We’ll end up with Lionel Blair!

  • baro

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Craig Bellamy would be an awesome player to have back at Newcastle. Perfect fit.

  • jimiley

    Aug 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Bellamy is a pain but is different class to any of the strikers at NUFC. He may be a pain but he wears his heart on his sleeve and would give his all. He is a pain but I have never seen him smash a bottle over someone’s head, stub a cigarette out is someone’s face or bash up people in the street. Such people play in the Toon’s first team, but you don’t have a go at them do you Ed? And they are not in the same class as Bellamy. Get him on board and stop writing rubbish.


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