Steve Howey is a center-back who was born in Sunderland and was on Newcastle’s books from 1989 through 2000.
Steve Howey - while at Newcastle
Steve ended up playing around 200 times for the Magpies before he moved to join Manchester City, but his career was blighted by various injuries.
Howey earned four full caps for England and was part of the Euro 96 squad, when England reached the semi-finals with Alan Shearer the star and scoring the goals.
Steve has been interviewed on the talkSPORT Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show this morning, and he has talked about what seems to be the stories on Newcastle currently doing the rounds – can they keep their top players this summer?
This is what Steve had to say:
“Alan Pardew has already earmarked some of the players he wants to bring in,” “Chief scout Graham Carr has done amazingly well. He’s gone out and scouted this type of player.”
“Clubs that have got a lot of money are now looking at players who had a good season at Newcastle. Alan will have to do really well to keep hold of them all.”
There are a number of Newcastle’s top players drawing interest from some of England’s top clubs, and they include Cheick Tiote (Chelsea and Manchester United), Papiss Cisse (Manchester City and Manchester United), Demba Ba (Tottenham) and goalkeeper Tim Krul (Tottenham).
We’ll just have to see how things turn out by September 1st, with Newcastle also hoping to bring in some good recruits, especially for the defense, which was probably our Achilles heel last season.
Cheick Tiote helped Ivory Coast beat Tanzania 2-0 yesterday in a World Cup qualifier in Cheick’s home town – Abidjan.
The Newcastle midfield enforcer played 67 minutes of the game and goals from – who else – Didier Drogba, and Salomon Kalou gave the Ivorians the victory.
Five African teams will make it through the qualifying rounds to take part in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and we hope for Cheick’s sake that the Ivorians are one of those.