UK time is: 16:08:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Viana - The Man Who Got Away?

Hugo Viana finally left Newcastle United a couple of weeks ago, almost two years since he last played for the club. And how I thought he was going to have the last laugh by scoring against England in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

The midfielder, a substitute for Portugal in the match, was signed by Sir Bobby Robson from Sporting Lisbon but spent a loan spell at his former club before joining Valencia last season in a similar deal.

He never settled on Tyneside and struggled in the Premiership, insisting (like so many Latin players who come to Newcastle) that it was 'too physical' for him. He was the only Portuguese player to miss a penalty in the shoot-out against England, but still saw his side progress to the last four.

Viana, 23, joined Newcastle for 7 million three years ago and completed his move to Valencia in Spain for 2 million.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 2 2006

Time: 11:03PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
u had him for about 4 yrs and he was rubbish! just another postiga, could never hack the premiership!
elmo85
Report Abuse
03/07/2006 10:52:00

Another crap buy by a Toon manager. Useless
BigYid
Report Abuse
03/07/2006 12:43:00

We've bought worse. The monumental disaster that was Elena "broken finger" Marcelino comes to mind. I think he was just badly coached, didn't seem as though anyone bothered to help him bulk up so that he could handle the physical aspect of the Premiership.
arctoa
Report Abuse
05/07/2006 23:47:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Cabella Plays The NUFC Way (Saturday January 31 2015)

Ameobi Returns (Thursday January 29 2015)

Hamburg Confirm Newcastle Striker Interest (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Roberts Signs First Pro Deal (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Toon Kids In England Selection (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Carver, Do You Get The Drift? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Injury Boost Hides NUFC Shortcomings (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Newcastle Striker Incoming (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. OldLeazes 328
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 300
3. BLACKBOB 259
4. officemonkey 211
5. Hugo45Viana 188
6. billybobcat 137
7. MickMartin 134
8. daftladguy 120
9. PieMag 114
10. ukrocks0007 101

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Liverpool 22 10 5 7 4 35
9. Swansea 22 8 6 8 -4 30
10. Stoke 22 8 5 9 -4 29
11. Newcastle 22 7 6 9 -9 27
12. Everton 22 5 8 9 -4 23
13. Crystal Palace 22 5 8 9 -8 23
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22

Breaking League News

Cabella Plays The NUFC Way
Newcastle : 31/01/2015 15:58:00
Liverpool: LFC vs. West Ham Team News
Liverpool : 31/01/2015 14:20:00
Liverpool v West Ham - Team-News
West Ham : 31/01/2015 14:18:00
Team News From SoL: Sunderland v Burnley
Sunderland : 31/01/2015 14:16:00
United v Leicester - Team News
Man Utd : 31/01/2015 14:14:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Hull v Newcastle
Suggested By:  
Newcastle win 31%
Hull win 52%
Draw 17%