UK time is: 02:35:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Smogs Warn Off Shepherd

Following the Panorama TV programme on Tuesday, Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has told Freddy Shepherd to end any interest in Boro youngster Nathan Porritt.

The youngster's agent Peter Harrison was filmed discussing a possible move away from Teesside to Chelsea, Liverpool or Newcastle.

Middlesbrough will not report the three clubs for making an illegal approach for the player, mainly because it seemed from the footage it was Harrison doing the tauting ... not the three clubs making an approach.

Harrison was shown offering Porritt to representatives of the first two clubs and also talked about another meeting he claimed to have had with the Magpies concerning the England youth player.

Gibson: 'We got wind of Nathan being offered to Newcastle, but the conversation was taking place at a fairly low level. Keith Lamb, our chief executive, rang Freddy Shepherd and told him what was going on. Freddy didn't know anything about it and his reply was 'Right, I'll stop that immediately'.

'Within 30 seconds, Freddy had made sure that any contact with Harrison had ended and we got a commitment from Newcastle that they would never attempt to poach any of our young players.'




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:Thursday September 21 2006

Time: 7:04PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Seven Game Ban For Spitgate? (Thursday March 5 2015)

Sissoko On Manchester United Loss (Thursday March 5 2015)

Stats: Newcastle v Man United (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Aarons Explains Lengthy Lay Off (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Permanent Shearer Tribute (Monday March 2 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. officemonkey 35
2. BLACKBOB 31
3. OldLeazes 28
4. keggy_keagal 18
5. Finn_the_Dog 17
6. Hugo45Viana 17
7. ukrocks0007 16
8. elgorm 15
9. billybobcat 14
10. MickMartin 13

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Stoke 28 12 6 10 -1 42
9. Swansea 28 11 7 10 -4 40
10. West Ham 28 10 9 9 5 39
11. Newcastle 28 9 8 11 -11 35
12. Crystal Palace 28 7 9 12 -8 30
13. WBA 28 7 9 12 -10 30
14. Everton 28 6 10 12 -8 28

Breaking League News

Danilo Only Has Eyes for Real Madrid!
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 18:45:00
Trio Selected for Brazilian Internationals
» Chelsea : 05/03/2015 17:55:01
Evans and Cisse Charged by the FA
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 17:41:01
Young on his Late Winner
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 17:33:01
Van Gaal - Best Performance of the Season!
» Man Utd : 05/03/2015 17:28:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man United MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 0%
Janmaat 0%
Williamson 0%
Coloccini 100%
Taylor 0%
Obertan 0%
Abeid 0%
Sissoko 0%
Ameobi 0%
Riviere 0%
Cissé 0%
Sub:-Pérez 0%
Sub:-Gutiérrez 0%
Sub:-Gouffran 0%