Date:Tuesday June 13 2006
Robbie Elliott is considering a move to the United Arab Emirates. The Geordie boy is out of contract at Newcastle United and although the club have offered him a new deal, he looks to have played his last game for the club.
Now the 32-year-old has admitted he is in talks with a number of Etisalat League clubs.
Elliott: 'It's something I want to try at this stage of my life and career. I have been lucky to have played at the highest level for many years in England but I want to look at the option of trying something new in a different country. I have been offered another year by Newcastle, which I am considering, but I also want to look at my options and the idea of playing in the UAE really appeals to me. I know the standards might not be as high as the Premiership, but football is taking off out here.
'Having seen some games, I know what to expect. The fans are very passionate, they love their football and I would love to have the chance to share in that. The clubs are bringing professionalism into the league and trying to improve things all round. I feel I can pass on my experience to help them.
'I love the challenge of playing out here and my family love being here, everything about it from the kindness of the people to the lifestyle. The interest started when a player from Al Ahli came to Newcastle on trial and has just grown since then.
'Playing in Europe does not interest me, but playing out in Dubai or Abu Dhabi does. I will regret it if I don't have a try and I hope something happens.'
5 Years Since Sir Bobby Left Us (Thursday July 31 2014)
Remy Back OnThe Agenda? (Monday July 28 2014)
NUFC Chasing The Wrong Targets* (Sunday July 27 2014)
The Usual (Sunday July 27 2014)
Forthcoming Friendly Cup Chosen For TV (Thursday July 24 2014)
Mbiwa Still Linked With Loan Move (Thursday July 24 2014)
French Exodus Continues (Wednesday July 23 2014)
Liam Sweeney and John Alder (Monday July 21 2014)
Ben Arfa Saga Is A Real Shame (Thursday July 17 2014)
Janmaat Gets His Confirmation (Thursday July 17 2014)
|10. Man City||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|11. Man Utd||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bojan Gets Squad Number
» Stoke : 31/07/2014 21:46:00
|Arsenal Fan Goes Out On Loan
» Arsenal : 31/07/2014 21:30:00
|Danny: Champion of the World!
» Spurs : 31/07/2014 21:10:00
|Albion Announce 2014-15 Squad Numbers
» WBA : 31/07/2014 18:13:00
|Bertrand Joins On Season Long Loan
» Southampton : 31/07/2014 18:02:00