I Wanna Be a Toon Superstar

Andy Carroll, image copyrights ViewImagesAndy Carroll has complete a loan move to Preston NorthEnd in his pursuit to become the next Toon Superstar. Carroll choose Paul Simpson’s team ahead of several club who has interest on his services.

Tall powerful striker who joined the Academy from Joseph Swan School in Gateshead. Scored his first goal at reserve team level against Sunderland on 3 April 2006 and has added another two this season.

Carroll has no less than twenty lower division clubs waiting for his decision lately before he finally choose Preston. The loan is made possible by Sam Allardyce, who’s thought he have enough cover for Toon front men, and the loan is good for Carroll to make experience and have numbers of game in hands before he is ready for a big call at Toon Squad.

There’s a few good players here and hopefully I can get on well with them, said Carroll, obviously he is delighted with the move and just want to play some games and get some goals under his belt. The 18-year-old will move to Deepdale until January after a personal recommendation from United boss Sam Allardyce.

Meanwhile, below are some of the latest news from other media that I think is interesting:

Evening Chronicle
Kieron Dyer move to West Ham was back on today with Newcastle United expected to bank around £8m for their controversial midfielder, while Nobby Solano was thinking over a move to the south coast and Portsmouth.

Well, to be honest after all, if I were Chris Mort or Mike Ashley, I will just let him go at £6m.

the Northern Echo
Sam Allardyce is expected to make his eighth summer signing later today when versatile Bolton midfielder Abdoulaye Faye completes a £2m move to St James’ Park. Trotters officials are understood to have accepted Newcastle’s offer yesterday evening and, with contract talks not expected to present any problems, Faye should be confirmed as Allardyce’s latest recruit provided he successfully completes a medical at United’s Darsley Park training ground.

It looks like the game is over for wor Carr, and he will be parked at St. James’ Parking lot for some time now if we finally get Faye signature.

Evening Chronicle
DAVID ROZEHNAL believes that Brazilian ace Caçapa could prove to be Newcastle United’s "special one" this season after arriving from Lyon with a reputation as big-game player. Czech Republic international star Rozehnal witnessed at first hand the powerful impact of the 31-year-old centre-back, who guided Lyon to five consecutive titles.

Well, if the two signs of success for Toon this year have the same words, then we can take a deep breath and focus on the winning strikes for each Newcastle game. But, I think Sam is now have put the right foundation for the club and be able to guide them towards for a very successful years to come.

These are the “SIGNS” of Success for Toon this season

Toon Success

We may have not signed “Big Name” players this season, also no high ’crazy’ values that we pay for any new player, but we have ’SIGNS’ success for Toon this season.

Forget about Deco, some said he was too lazy these days. Don’t care for Ronaldinho either, he is smiling too much on the field. We does not want the lazy type or happy face, we need the fighting spirits and the pride of being a Toon player, that is the key for success.

Geremi has reveal how excited and grateful he is when Sam Allardyce asking him whether he would like to take on the responsibility to wear the skipper armband this season for Newcastle.

He said, that is one of the greatest honours of his career, and admitted it would be a dream to lift a trophy as Magpies skipper. Good! I think Sam Allardyce has signed one key for success. Well, maybe you will thought that Geremi is saying like that because he is now a Newcastle player, but for me I can see why Allardyce chose him ahead of any other Toon players.

Geremi has won every major trophy in the world of football when he plays for other teams. He is the champions cup holder with Real Madrid in 2000. He has won the Olympic medal while playing for his country. In premiership, he has won the trophy with Chelsea. Those are the genuine proof that he always give his 100 percent to the club his playing for.

Now, the success will never come if we don’t have players with the positive attitude like Geremi. We will not ever won anything if we have a player who rejects the captain’s armband when it was handing to him, like Kieron Dyer which I have been mistaken and over rated him as a good player, now I would love to see him go.

Besides Geremi, we have another signs of success in David Rozehnal. On the other occasion, Rozehnal has told the media that he is ready to become the next Prince Albert. Now that is what I called ’the Spirits’! A motivation to make himself someone better and be another Toon legend, is another sign of success.

“Coming to Newcastle is the biggest challenge of my career. I could have stayed in Europe and still definitely played in the European Championships. But I think I will become a better player being at Newcastle.” Rozehnal said.

Now, what would you say if your boss telling you to do your work in the place where you are not feeling comfortable with? Some will says NO, while other with the success attitudes will say YES.

Sam Allardyce handed our new boy Alan Smith a deeper role against Wanderers, but after declaring he is ready to play anywhere for the Magpies he revealed it as the case of sticking to his tasks. He added that he didn’t want to be isolated and had to focus on his jobs. Now that is the sample of the ’Pride’ from a man who will held his head up high no matter what.

Joey Barton, Mark Viduka, Claudio Caçapa and Jose Enrique are all other signs of success for Toon this season. We have good qualities of new signings with great attitude to the game and the club, and after so many years, now I can be more than optimistic to say This Is (really) Wor Year!

New Signings Green Light for Allardyce, but…

Big Sam has been granted the green light from Newcastle chairman to make more big-money signings this month, but first he must sells Kieron Dyer. The ’Want to Leave’ remains for sale by Newcastle at £8 million, but news of a renewed bid from the Hammers appears the only possibility of him being sold by this month.

It appears that Newcastle will also added Nolberto Solano on a new deal with West Ham for Kieron Dyer, as the old Peruvian is surprisingly has signaled the desire to also leave the club.

But later on about the greenlight Allardyce insisted that even if Dyer didn’t finally make a go to West Ham or any other club, but he found any other player suitable to buy, he would get that player.

There is one player in or maybe two that he will signed by this week. One of those players is now in a no-go situation, while the other one is still on going. The media report today suggested that the new player on his list could be Rozehnal ex team-mate, Mario Alberto Yepes Díaz.

Mario Alberto Yepes DiazSunday Sun’s report, PSG have instructed a third party to find a buyer for £1.7 million-rated Colombian international Yepes, whose nickname in his homeland is “El Rey” or “The King”.

Allardyce is likely to consult Rozehnal before considering any move for 6’3″ 31-year-old Yepes, who has been linked with a moe to Lille and Werder Bremen but the player insists he would prefer a move to the Premiership.

From what I have read about Mario Alberto Yepes, he is sounds like a great player. Check this forum where some fans talking about Yepes.

Meanwhile, commenting on last Saturday win over the Trotters, Sam Allardyce said he wants to take Newcastle to “a point where they haven’t been before” and claims that his new Newcastle team are only 40% of the real power at the moment.

We are visiting Reebok stadium yesterday without our key players. Shay Given, Michael Owen, Emre, Damien Duff, Joey Barton, including new boys Claudio Caçapa and Jose Enrique are all still missing from the squad, but we still can manage the win.

We are now looking for the team selection from Allardyce to kick on ahead of next Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa at St. James’ Park. I can predicted another three points at hand now, as we have a good records against Villa at our own land.

Howay!!! Finally we Have a Win at Bolton’s own land!!!

Saturday Match Report – August 11, 2007
Bolton Wanderers 1 – 3 Newcastle United

Howay new Skipper!A dream debut for Rozehnal, Geremi, Smith and Viduka in Black and white shirt as Sam Allardyce will try to break Bolton’s unbeaten record at home against Newcastle United.

The dream is started in 11 minutes when Faye comes through the back of Milner as the pair challenge for a high ball and United have a free-kick in a promising position.

N’Zogbia takes the free-kick on the right-hand side and flashes left-footed across goal, the ball eludes everyone and ends up in the far corner of Jaaskelaninen’s net to give us the lead.

No wait for too long for the Toon to take more advantage against the premier league most physical team. This time Oba Martins take the Magpies flying even higher with his goals.

His first goal this season is an absolutely brilliant. James Milner’s left-wing cross is competed for between Geremi and Samuel and the ball drops to Martins eight yards out, he chests it down before spectacularly finishing with an overhead kick from close range which flies past a helpless Jaaskelainen.

His seconds goes from Taylor long ball forward which drops into Martin’s feet. After he challenged with Cid, the Nigerian spins away and cracks a 25-yard effort goalwards which takes a deflection off Faye and with Jaaskelainen already grounded the ball spins past the helpless Finnish keeper and into the empty net for Magpie’s third.

Bolton get one back at second half when Viduka wins a corner off the shins off Cid. N’Zogbia deliver the ball but McCann won the ball at the far post and he gets away from the challenge of Milner and Geremi in midfield.

McCann feeds the ball to Nolan, we are out-numbered at the back where everybodies goes forward for the corner, the Trotters skipper slides the ball to Anelka, with Stephen Carr hunting him down Anelka shoots the ball and beats Harper from inside the area.

The Magpies are trying to get the control back, but the Trotters side are on the mood after they hit one back. Diouf mis-hit his left-wing cross, allowing Harper to gather the ball easily inside the six-yard box.

Stephen Carr is forced to poke behind Nolan’s cross at the far post in 64 minutes after Speed had worked an angle for the skipper on the right. Diouf takes the flag-kick but Harper plucks the ball from the air inside his six-yard box.

Bolton’s sub, Heidur Helguson goes into the referee’s book for a late challenge down the back of Rozehnal’s leg in 67min.

After seeing his side being forced to defend in most of the second half, Allardyce quickly change the Toon formation into 4-5-1. Martins gives the way for Solano and Viduka being replaced by Shola Ameobi up front.

He is the Rock solid for Toon!

The home side still took the control of the game with Diouf gets away from two United challenges on the left and crosses towards the edge of the six-yard box. It takes a clever header from Rozehnal to deflect the ball clear of Anelka.

Faye fouls Ameobi 35 yards from goal as the pair challenged for Harper’s long ball. Geremi drills goalwards and beats the wall before Jaaskelainen manages to keep the ball out from an excellent effort by the United new skipper.

With four minutes left, Allardyce bring in another defender while he replaced James Milner with Peter Ramage. Geremi and Ameobi works the ball short and try to kill time next to the corner flag, but Geremi later concedes a throw-in for the Trotters side and was booked by Chris Foy for lobbing the ball away in anger.

Great match and excellent performance by all the Lads. Credits to Martins and N’Zogbia who scores today. Harper was also looks comfortable under the goal, Rozehnal has proven a solid rock in our defence. Milner is good on supplying the ball into the front men. How about Smith?

Although not being mentioned much or have been involved in any of wor three goals, he shows that he’s deserved to wear the black and white. Viduka has it’s own game style, but I believe he will get in the score sheets not very long, maybe from his second games for Toon 🙂

What Happened to Our Player(s) These Days?

Family, wife, children, pals, neighbours, the city, environment, money, and what else? Was it the Toon Coaching management didn’t give our players enough to spend their times with all those ’latest’ reasons to leave the club, and only force them to training, training, training and training then play in the game to get injured? I don’t think so honestly.

The latest player that is to be honest, surprise me a lot, has give the club a plea to let him leave is Nolberto Solano. He wants to leave the club to get closer to his family who are now live in London. Now the question is why ’London’? I know that London is the capital city, but I don’t think Newcastle is the bad place to live.

Kieron Dyer was (suddenly) become the ’inspirator’ and the trigger of the new reasons to leave Newcastle United. He wants to leave because he has the family problems, and the fact that what he said as ’problems’ is his family was not live in the same city as the club he’s currently playing for. Oh dear…

Now, what happened to their ’Professionalism’ and ’Dedication’?

Let them play!Now, I understand why Allardyce said on a media report yesterday, that He’s thought that although he is now the away manager at Bolton tonight, he still think and believe that the Trotters side has the "more" chance to end-up as the winning side.

We have a very ’weak’ mentality in some of our players, and it is good that Sam would not take those players in our squad to Reebok stadium.

Bring on our reserve players all on the field! Let them fight and roaring for the game. Let them running and chasing the balls like crazy, and give all they can to the game instead of the ’Weak Dinosaurs’ who thinks of their ’Family Nest’ every minutes of it!

Rozehnal will be ready for the real test at Reebok Stadium

Although Sam Allardyce has expressed his delight about David Rozehnal during the pre-season games and he appears to have settled into English football, but Big Sam still believes David will be stunned by what he finds at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

David RozehnalRozehnal has shown how quickly and clever he is on Toon centre-back during the pre-season fixtures, but Allardyce knows that he has to get used to and prepared for the physical nature, rapid speed from the Bolton side who is generally regarded as one of the most physical team in the land.

Allardyce later said if David can cope with the way Bolton play and the questions they will ask of him, he will be able to cope with any other team. I hope he does because he’s a good player and he has had a good pre-season.

Rozehnal hasn’t missed any training and he has been a major bonus during our pre-season programme. He will be pairing with Steven Taylor in Toon centre-back, while Geremy or Carr looks set to fill in the right-back. Big question is still there for Sam about who to play in left side. Huntington, Ramage and surprisingly, N’Zogbia will all be the choices there.

Sam has been impressed on how N’Zogbia handled the game when he plays as left-back. The choice is up to Sam whether he wants to make Newcastle play the attacking formation or set the squad on defensive mode. If he choose to play offensive, it looks like N’Zogbia will added to the position, as he can operate as an attacking left-back.

What do we have now for the Opening Match

Pre-season games for Newcastle have given us some pictures of how the team will perform for the new season, which is start on Saturday at Reebok stadium.

During that preparations, some things remain the same, players have been hampered by injury. With Mark Viduka and Alan Smith making their debuts in Sampdoria’s match, and the latest “Official” signing of José Enrique, are we ready for the big shows?

Less positive from the Sampdoria match was Shay Given’s substitution because of a groin injury, an old problem that saw him off last season. Allardyce said, Given situation is his big concern and He will have a scan about his latest injury. If the bad things to come, Allardyce may have to recall Tim Krull from his loan spell to cover Given’s deputy, Steve Harper.

Michael Owen, Damien Duff, Emre Belözoglu, Joey Barton and Celestine Babayaro all will remain absent. Owen, should return to training next week and will require matches behind closed doors, but a withdrawal from the England squad to play Germany on August 22 is not guaranteed. Allardyce said that Owen only played 45 minutes during the pre-season, he needs games and it could be a good thing for him if he play for England against Germany.

So, from the rests of the squad that will be available for the opening match, Allardyce will not displays two new boys, Caçapa and Enrique because he wants to keep the winning teams from the pre-season for couple of first matches before they have their chance to taste the premierships.

“I’d like to use the players who have done so well in pre-season for the first few games, with the new ones coming in after that,” said Allardyce.

Beside of all the injury hits and the waiting for new boys, the new Newcastle team looks promising to hit back against several years of under-achievements. Alan Smith and Mark Viduka have demonstrate their aerial ability which is rare to be seen since the retirement of Alan Shearer.

Andy Carroll have been developed so well. Peter Ramage, one of the player Allardyce favor the most, showing great composure in defence. The combination of seniors and reserves gives several options for Allardyce, and that is good for the team to progress even further.

Great Old Newcastle Team

Imagine if we have all the squad in fully fit condition, we are back in our famous Cavalries side, the great attacking entertainers from KK era. Howay the Lads!!!