Archive for category: Sam Allardyce.

Toon after Shikabala (+video). Big Sam after Nolan. Gervinho speaks.

June 8th, 2011 | 47 Comments |

Toon target Shikabala.
Shikabala: Toon target?
Newcastle United are supposedly interested in an Egyptian midfielder whilst Sam Allardyce wants our captain at West Ham.

Tomorrow might be a better day for transfer gossip as that’s when the French transfer window creaks open and allows a plethora of Gallic talent to enter the market. Given where our scouts seem to have been concentrating their investigations, the opening of the aforementioned window should be of particular interest to Newcastle.

In the meantime, it seems that West Ham are preparing a £3m bid for Kevin Nolan. Nolan apparently refused a two year extension to his Newcastle contract, preferring instead to get a five year extension, and is thus described as ‘unsettled’. Quite whether that means he’s actually looking to transfer is unclear. Alan Pardew is allegedly ‘battling’ to keep the player at Newcastle, although I have no idea how.

Rumour has it that Big Sam might also be interested in taking Alan Smith – who has recently been told he can leave Newcastle – to West Ham. (more…)

Newcastle need to guard against complacency tonight.

November 10th, 2010 | 49 Comments |

Hughton will need to gets his troops mobilized again.
Hughton will need to gets his troops mobilized again.
Life is good for Newcastle fans right now. Winning our last three games on the bounce has ensured that we have been walking around with a spring in our step.

Newcastle must ensure that we are doing much the same tomorrow!

You see, I’ve been waiting for the inevitable kick in the teeth to come along, but it hasn’t. We won away at West Ham, so I expected us to slip up against Sunderland. We beat Sunderland, convincingly, so I was expecting us to get a hammering at Arsenal. We won that, and, well you get the point.

Newcastle now begin a run of two ‘winnable’ games, starting tonight when Sam Allardyce brings Blackburn to St James’ Park, followed by Fulham coming to town on Saturday, and the first match of those two is ideally placed to give us Newcastle fans a massive kick in the teeth. (more…)

Taylor and Nolan to leave Toon? No chance.

May 21st, 2010 | 150 Comments |

These two are going nowhere.
These two are going nowhere.
The last few days have seen various media outlets peddling rumours about inbound transfers at Newcastle United. It has also been working the other way aswell, with a couple of players linked with moves away from the club.

As ever, one of those is Steven Taylor who seems to be attracting the usual transfer window gossip. You all know the drill by now. Aston Villa, Tottenham and probabaly Everton at some point will all be linked with a bid to tempt Taylor away from Tyneside. Perhaps a lot of it is being perpetuated by the fact that Taylor only has one year remaining on his current contract, something that will no doubt be talked about when the team return to pre-season training in early July. Chris Hughton has today had his say on Taylor: (more…)

More delusions of grandeur from Allardyce.

May 16th, 2010 | 121 Comments |

Allardyce - Thinking above his station.
Allardyce - Thinking above his station.
How do you know when Sam Allardyce is talking garbage? Simple, his lips move. Following on from last weeks outburst, Big Sam has again seen fit to question something that has nothing to do with him.

Following on from last week where he very bitterly blasted Newcastle fans, Allardyce has now directed his venom at the current England boss Fabio Capello over his squad selection for the upcoming World Cup. He feels that Capello, who has overseen a remarkable transition in the England team since the departure of the wally with the brolly, has made a huge error in leaving Paul Robinson out of the squad, and blames it on some personal vendetta that Capello must have against Robinson. It isn’t the first time Allardyce has played the victim card either, more of which I will detail later, but in the meantime our former manager had this to say: (more…)