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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.

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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!

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.

Rush Hours 3 for Toon

Jose EnriqueSam Allardyce has been acting in a “Rush Hours” for Newcastle United in terms to speed up the new signings for Toon as days to come short before 2007-2008 season, which is will start to ’Kick’ in two weeks.

After finalized the snap-up of Alan Amith from Manchester United and Lyon central-defender Claudio Caçapa, Allardyce will reassess his remaining targets to sign for Toon.

The latest name on Allardyce’s pocket is Spain Under-21 international José Enrique Sánchez. Enrique current club Villarreal, has confirmed that terms have been agreed for Enrique to move to the English Premiership club. The coffers for the Yellow Submarines are likely around €6 million (£4 million) for the youngster and due to sign a five-year contract with Newcastle.

The other Spanish club, Sevilla also reveals have agreed to let their Serbian giant stopper, Ivica Dragutinovic, leave on a deal close to £2.5million. Newcastle have offered the centre-half, who can also play on the left, a three-year contract to move to St James’ Park and the Serbian is keen on the switch, “This is the financial opportunity of my life and do not want to reject it,” Dragutinovic said.

Sam also ready to renew his interests in signing £6m Baines from Wigan Athletic and FC Copenhagen’s Brede Hangeland.

NO WAY! We will not let Martins Go at any price, but Dyer May Go

Sam Allardyce has made it clear today that he wants to hold on to Martins (22) who has a clause in his present deal which allows him to join another club for £13 million.

Speaking about the crazy news written by ’someone’ which is very well know because his "Extra Ordinary" quotes and comments, Allardyce has made it clear that the news was completely and utterly fabrication story.

The fact is the Official Club now is preparing a new contract for both Martins and Owen, with ’NO’ clause at all. Both players already commited their future lies with Newcastle United and will be happy to sign the new contract.

"I am a Newcastle player and my part is to score goals for Newcastle and I am happy to be doing that." Martins said. "I scored 17 goals last season so this season maybe I should be looking at doing better than that"

Meanwhile, there are some news about angry ’Supporter’ that has put life even harder for Kieron Dyer to stay at Toon.

The new chairman expressed his concerns about the "egg" accident happening to Dyer’s house as something that shouldn’t repeated again. More of that, he says that the accident can have a negative effect on the efforts to signing new players as they will think that the Toon Army was not so friendly fans.

I have to agree on that with Chris Mort, although I have been upset on the way Dyer’s handle some of his game with Newcastle or how he refused to play in different positions, but as a human, I can understand his reasons behind his transfer request. We, as the supporter has to accept that, and like I have said many times, we better to have player who realy want to play for Newcastle with his "heart".

Owen put first test to Sam’s Scientific Football at Newcastle

Michael OwenMichael Owen is putting the first real test to Sam Allardyce’s “Scientific Football” at Newcastle after the prime England and Newcastle striker has picking up a thigh injury in training today.

The 27-year-old picked up a minor injury in shooting practice and will be out of Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Carlisle and the Celtic’s match.

Sam Allardyce does not expect the England international to be out of action for any more than 10 days, but I think he will now something to do with his scientific approach to avoid more injury hit lists to his squad even before the kick-off of the real competition.

Sam said: “It’s a slight thigh injury he picked up doing a little shooting exercise, so we are taking a precautionary measure and leaving him out of Saturday’s game.”

“It may actually be a little early for the Celtic match, but Juventus on the next Sunday is one we hope he can be fit for.” I do hope so!

babayaroMeanwhile, another long-term injury casualties, Celestine Babayaro will have a meeting with top specialist Dr Ulrike Mushaweck, to have his groin and hernia problems examined.

Frau Mushaweck also got both Alan Shearer and Steve Harper back on their feet in the last two seasons, but even if she has the same success with Babayaro, the Nigerian international still looks set to miss the start of the season, leaving Big Sam without a recognised left-back.

To solve the problem, it’s being reported (or speculated) today that Sam is already make £7m bid to a mysterious top-class defender. The Official site refused to disclose who the target is but it is likely to be a central defender or left back or Fabio Cannavaro?

Kieron Dyer

More interesting and audacious speculation coming from the Chronicle yesterday about West Ham are more than keen in signing Kieron Dyer to join his former colleague Craig Bellamy, Scott Parker and Lee Bowyer at Upton Park.

The Hammers are step up their interest after their £6.1m brand new ex-Bordeaux midfielder Julien Faubert has ruptured his Achilles tendon, which means he will be out for six months. Dyer later commented about this news as saying that he is not interested about it and will keep his job at Newcastle. Well done Lad!