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Major Newcastle New Stories – June 8th – 2007

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.
There’s some news about Big Sam being after Wes Brown yet the Journal says that’s not true – maybe for a change this is one player Big Sam is not after – we’ll have to wait and see – as always.


  • We have an interesting piece today on the possibility of Sam bringing in Freddie Ljungberg of Arsenal – on a free transfer. While we think Freddie would be a good acquisition for us at a good price – we are also interested in who else Sam thinks he needs – given the vast transfer money Mike Ashley will make available. However, Sam is doing the right thing in bringing in good players that he’s probably had his eye on for a while at Bolton.

    Freddie Ljungberg

  • News today that Sam Allardyce in interested in Wes Brown of Manchester United. Not sure this is true as the Journal says Sam is distancing himself from that report. We do expect Newcastle to sign both David Rosehnal of PSG and Ben Tal Hain shortly – and that may be enough central defenders to go with local boys Steven Taylor and Peter Ramage. That may mean that Paul Huntington and David Edgar will then be shipped out on loan for next season to get valuable experience.

    Wes Brown

  • News that Reo-Coker will sign for Aston Villa according to his agent. Well that’s one player not coming to Newcastle. We haven’t heard much lately about Derek Boateng who we feel sure will join Newcastle. We hope Sam will still bring in one or two big names to round off his squad – but that will probably come later in the summer.

    Nigel Reo-Coker

  • Interesting piece of news today as Dean Ashton – once a target of Newcastle and a good young striker in the Alan Shearer mold – speaks glowingly of Michael Owen.
    Owen is also featured in the Journal – talking about his fitness and scoring goals – but it’s all within the context of England and he never mentions Newcastle United. With Mark Viduka signed yesterday it looks like we have our four strikers for next season – unless of course Michael leaves for pastures anew.


    Michael Owen

  • An interesting interview with Big Sam in the Journal that we analyze today. While most of us believed our training facilities at Little Benton were first class Sam is not so impressed. He talks about it being a converted squash facility and not what’s needed for a top club like Newcastle.
    Hey – we were told these were world class training facilities. The interview is (as always) very informative on what Sam has in mind for Newcastle – all of which sounds very good and exciting. 😀


    Sam Allardyce

We’d appreciate your comments on the above news stories.

11 comments so far

  • John McCooe

    Jun 8, 2007 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Jesus!!! Will Michael Owen just piss off so that we can get on with things, he does my head in. The only reason he came to toon was for the doe, cos Liverpool wouldn’t fork it out. He has yet to say he like the toon. So Michael piss off!”!!!!!

  • jassim

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    why would we need brown?….if want to take our club forward?…sam will have around 4o million cant he get better defenders then brown with that money?

  • Chris

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Wes Brown would be a good signing but I can’t see it happening. I’d be very happy with Ben Haim, but don’t know enough of Rosehnal to comment on him. Our links to Sol Campbell have just about died now, but he would be a good solid defender for us.
    We obviously need a good left and right back in also which is probably where Sam has to spend a bit more cash to get what he needs. Baines is a name which we have been linked with and he’d be a great buy if we could get him for around £5m. I’m not too sure about Dyer being touted for the right back position, he’s too attacking minded for me and he doesn’t like to get stuck in at the back so he wouldn’t cut it for me. Nobby would be a better solution. Which he has already proved himself.

  • Soren

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #4

    I think his name is Dean Ashton not John 🙂 and yes he do remind a bit of shearer. Anyways, the interview with BSA sounds great. He’s a man with vision and he’s capable of realising them. I won’t lie sleepless either if we don’t buy Wes Brown or Freddie Ljungbjerg. With the prospect of £45m transfer sum, I think we should look elsewhere than those 2. Rozenhal, Ben-Haim and Boateng though are welcome signings! 🙂

  • Cathal

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    ben haim and rozehnal would shore up central defence but im a bit worried at the lack of progress on the baines front, all the links with him and a move to newcastle seem to be dying out! hopefully hell come soon cos there is a serious shortage of left backs around!! i wudnt mind seeing heinze at newcastle!

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Soren – right – changed it.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    John – that first guy you mentioned – not sure he’s available – but we hear he’s a great player!

  • Jam

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #8

    Heinze is not a player i would want to see at newcastle!! nor wes Brown. I have never rated either player!

  • Tooner

    Jun 8, 2007 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Heinze or Brown would be a immeasurable step up from what we have right now at fullbacks. I doubt either would come, though.

  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 8, 2007 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Jam – i like Heinze – but admit he was a bit shaky for ManU last year – still like him though – a character to watch.

  • jim

    Jun 9, 2007 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Im not surprised Sam is not impressed with the training facillities at Benton. I was told that the training pitch was grass laid on top of concrete with insufficient underlay. maybe this is why we get so many injuries. lets hope he sorts this out.


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