Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

'I Won't Pick Sven's Team'

'I Won't Pick Sven's Team'

Glenn Roeder says he would never pick the England, or anyone else's side, but he thinks Scott Parker should be given the chance to stake a claim for a seat on the plane going to the World Cup.

The 25-year-old, Toon skipper in the absence of the injured Alan Shearer, was on form once again in black and white.

Glenn Roeder: 'I would never attempt to choose someone else's team - that would be very wrong of me. Football will always remain a game of opinion - it's one of the great things about the game, that we are all allowed to have an opinion.

'But because I have been very lucky to have worked with England squad's for two and a half years, I'm confident that Scott Parker would not look out of place in an England squad. He would not look out of place playing in the same team as a Lampard or a Gerrard.

'I told the players before the game, I've been a bit fed up with the negativity leading up to this game. Because we haven't got Alan (Shearer) playing, we haven't got Michael (Owen) playing, we haven't got Kieron (Dyer) playing and the best we could hope for was probably a 0-0 draw.

'I said to them that was absolute rubbish - in fact, I said we wouldn't even settle for a draw before the game. I told them I didn't think they had been shown the respect they deserve by the suggestion this team was not good enough to beat Everton, and they went out and they were terrific.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Sunday February 26 2006
Time: 1:50PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

The Newcastle Utd Injury Table Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Chelsea

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Chelsea this weekend.

Sir Bobby's Campaign Bags World Class Strikeforce

Widnes Vikings Magic Weekend campaign received a huge boost this week from Alan Shearer.

Newcastle To Reveal Mbemba Diagnosis

News of the diagnosis should be revealed imminently.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
Profile
TNMW
Profile
Ian Smith
Profile
Rexn
Profile
BowburnMag
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Elliot7%
Janmaat5%
Taylor2%
Coloccini1%
Aarons2%
Shelvey18%
Tiote39%
Sissoko1%
Wijnaldum2%
Townsend6%
Mitrovic17%
Sub - Perez0%
Sub - Saivet0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 5:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 14 2016 8:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 20 2016 1:30PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot76
2.BLACKBOB46
3.billybobcat30
4.officemonkey28
5.keggy_keagal23
6.Sir Laz17
7.Mcnamee6715
8.daftladguy14
9.The Owl13
10.vin18928