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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.

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!!!

United…United…United We Stand! United We Stand, We Never Got Fall!

There are some news recently, about a friction between Sam Allardyce and the new Toon boards, makes me and (I believe) Toon Army everywhere worried.

Allardyce said that the new boards (and the owner himself) not know anything about football, while the boards (Chris Mort) said that the Toon debts are too high (more than £80m) so he won’t let Ashley to spend more transfer funds.

Before the new boards take charge, some news are said that Ashley will give Big Sam a huge transfer funds at around £50m, while the fact is until the last Toon signings, the funds that has been promised before was never there.

Kieron Dyer latest transfer to West Ham also being cancelled at the last minute by Ashley, as he thought that the fee was too low for a player like Dyer. This has raising new utter rubbish story from the newspaper about Sam has to sacrifice Martins, in order to get fresh money to buy new players.

I don’t think that Allardyce would do such thing for the club. He already knows how thin the current squad is, and will not make it more thinner as the season is about to start in less than a week. Although we are now have Alan Smith, it doesn’t mean that Martins can go. We have Owen sidelined for even more days, and I believe Sam will not gambling about loosing another ’key player’.

Allardyce later said, regardless of Ashley’s involvement in the Dyer situation, that he still maintains good relations with the United owner, and chairman Chris Mort.

“It’s a difficult period because we have so many balls in the air. Most fall by the wayside but I think it’s better to have more feelers out there. The more you have, the more success you will get.”

Yeah, right! I think we all should stand United, so we will never got fall! I believe the revolution is just begun, the sleeping giant must wake-up, the Magpies should again flying high, so high….

Raul? ummmm….Better Not. Deco? YES PLEASE….

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is planning to raids on Spain’s Real Madrid players Raul and Deco to Tyneside this summer. The news is from the News of the World (NOTW) which can be pronounce as NOWT aka Nothing is significantly be a true story. But, we are hoping that Deco news is true…

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Do You Realy Need that £50m fund Sam?

It has been reported couple days ago that Sam Allardyce will have a transfer fund around £50m to buy quality players for Newcastle this season. But the latest target names will costs for nothing if Toon can get them signed.

Sam doesn't need that muchCameroon international Geremi from Chelsea and the latest potential target, Brazilian Edmilson from FC Barcelona, both will be a free agent player which is under Bosman rule will be vailable for free.

Now the question is, was he realy need that transfer kitty?

Mike Ashley would be proud of Sam Allardyce ability to get quality players for free, which means he doesn’t have to spend much on his first year as the new owner of Newcastle United. IMHO, Big Sam is get used to with a very limited budget, but still he can get great results on finding the right players to play for him. I salute you Allardyce!

I think at the moment, Allardyce is realize that even he has £100m transfer budget, he can’t get such a “Big Names” to play for him. He doesn’t want to get upset for the second time after his former player at Bolton turn down his offer to re-join him at Newcastle, although that player don’t have that “Big Name” quality.

So, let’s save that £50m for next season, when we have transformed into the top four club in the league. With Champions Cup place on hand, and with more well organized Newcastle United management, we can attract more “Big Names” into the squad and more than enough money to buy any players in the world that Sam Allardyce wanted.

What would you do if you have £50m in your hand to spend

Let’s say you were Sam Allardyce and have £50m to spend, what would you do? If I were Allardyce, the first thing that I will do is to make a bid to land Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid. The Spanish side is asking a fee in the region of £20 million for the 23-year-old. What! Am I insane to bid another striker?

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We can’t match Chelsea. Why we have to?

Sam Allardyce admitted today as being released by some news media that he is struggling to compete with Chelsea in the transfer market. IMHO, why we must compete with other club, in this case with Chelsea.

I believe the press were aiming at his two efforts to bring in players for Newcastle which have been thwarted by Chelsea, for both Steve Sidwell and Tal Ben Haim.

Sam AllardyceHe told the News of the World that even you try all you can and use all the weight behind you to persuade players to come to you, it’s still that the attraction of the prospect of living in the capital and being involved in the UEFA Champions League was the key factor.

Again IMHO, I think Sam should not persuade any players that didn’t want to play for Newcastle with his heart but more interested to be the ghost of the bench.

So, there’s no point for us to feel that we have been competed with Chelsea to bring any players in. We are trying, but it is good to know earlier that any player we chased was not the right one for Newcastle. I prefer we have not so big-names in one player but he has a big-heart to play for Geordies supporters.