UK time is: 00:06:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Smoggies After Milner

Rovers boss Mark Hughes obviously does not want to sell, and the player is making noises suggesting he would like to stay at Ewood Park rather than face the smog and acid rain on Teeside.

So reports from the Riverside claim Southgate is ready to tempt James Milner with the offer of first team football, despite Glenn Roeder insisting the ex-Leeds United winger is not for sale.

The 20-year-old returned to St. James's Park after a loan spell at Aston Villa last season, and Villa tried to sign him last January, but the asking price was 3m ... and the midland club only offered 1m.

Boro certainly have the funds to the player.




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:Tuesday August 1 2006

Time: 1:24PM

Your Comments

Milner was great for us at villa last season although admitedly he wasnt in a very good team. He was one of our best players and has a great workrate and at 20 years of age can only get better. It really would mismangement if Newcastle part with him at this stage of his career. Although typically im sure your priority at the moment is to ensure that bramble and boumsong are tied down to long term contracts!!
andrew144
i agree, he has it in him to be something better than he is. he is very dedicated and eager with talent. i hope we keep him. lets be fair, you'd take bramble or boumsong. ppl fail to realise we finished with one of the better defences in the league, we just didn't score enough. i think bramble still has the ability to be something great. we just need woodgate back.
magpies
I'm very surprised that geordie fans would want woodgate back. I saw him at villa park a couple of seasons ago with Newcastle and he was terrific, but do you really want a player that history tells us is highly injury prone? At Villa we have Mellberg, now I'm sure you can argue that Woodgate is the better of the two, but Mellberg must surely be worth more at he plays about 99% of the games.
andrew144
i would think milner would want to stay and fight 4 his place at newcastle, he then will have a chance to play for a big club
green giant 12
i'd take him back anyday, i think he is one of the best cb's in the world. yes, he is injury prone, but he makes that much of a difference. its also what he teach's the other defenders in our club. i'd be more confident with him in a black and white shirt. even if he played 20 games a season he'd tighten us up at the back. his injury record is such a shame and a waste of his talent.
magpies
why do you want to sell him, he got the third highest assists last season! better than any ncaslte players.
Adilson
i was talking about woody. i think in general most toon fans don't want milner to leave, he is going to be a great talent, full of enthusiasm, strength, talent and skill. i hope he becomes what he could be, but i think he is down list at the toon, just cos he is young while we have other expensive players above him which they have to play (which is the wrong mentality), for me he'd be on the bench everygame and i'd bring hime on to change the game as he is good at really attacking lb and rb's.
magpies
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Campbell Joins Hartlepool (Friday November 21 2014)

Another Youngster Joins The Squad (Friday November 21 2014)

Draw Completes The Dreaded Outcome (Thursday November 20 2014)

Lost In Translation (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Gutierrez Joins The PR Campaign (Sunday November 16 2014)

NUFC International Round Up (Sunday November 16 2014)

Former Idols Wont Be Re-Joining NUFC. (Sunday November 16 2014)

Santon Return Imminent (Sunday November 16 2014)

Abeid Injury Causes Unlikely Concern (Sunday November 16 2014)

More TV Changes (Tuesday November 11 2014)

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. PieMag 212
2. OldLeazes 195
3. BLACKBOB 27 194
4. Toon_NoMatterWot 176
5. officemonkey 134
6. thecorner 95
7. McCreery 82
8. Odin 69
9. carlosvendetta 65
10. Rytoon 60

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Swansea 11 5 3 3 4 18
6. Arsenal 11 4 5 2 6 17
7. Man Utd 11 4 4 3 3 16
8. Newcastle 11 4 4 3 -2 16
9. Stoke 11 4 3 4 -1 15
10. Everton 11 3 5 3 2 14
11. Liverpool 11 4 2 5 -1 14

Breaking League News

Campbell Joins Hartlepool
Newcastle : 21/11/2014 23:41:00
Lawro Predicts Thrashing Win For Manchester City
Swansea : 21/11/2014 21:01:00
Pre-Match News & Stats: Man City vs Swansea City
Swansea : 21/11/2014 20:52:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - Palace (Away)
Liverpool : 21/11/2014 19:00:00
Swansea City Eye Striker Loan In January
Swansea : 21/11/2014 18:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 5%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 16%
Mid table 47%
Relegated 29%