Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Nicky Butt Set To Start Season?

Nicky Butt Set To Start Season?

We all expected a lot from Nick Butt when he arrived from Manchester United, but sadly we didn't see anything of what he has produced in the past. It was said at the time 'Alex Ferguson doesn't sell his best players', and that could well be right.

Yet Birmingham manager Steve Bruce says Butt's season is about to begin.

Bruce: 'The one thing Nicky needed when he came here was games. He didn't have a lot of them at Newcastle United for one reason or another.
Like any professional, when you have missed month after month after month it's difficult.

'Just as we were getting him settled, he was having his best game for us at Portsmouth when he got sent-off just before half-time. That was on September 17. He was suspended for four games, we had an international break and then he couldn't play against Newcastle, for obvious reasons.

'He then had to come off injured against Everton and so, all of a sudden, we're into Sunderland away on November 28, when I didn't feel I could include him because of his lack of matches.'

'I think Nicky showed what he was all about against Fulham. He had a huge appetite for it,' said Bruce. 'He led from the front with what we required. He identifies that we've been trying to get more people in the box and he's been cropping up there a few times.

'He's had a lot of shots and headers at goal this season. He scored against Manchester City and what was pleasing for me was he was still prepared to get in there after missing a header just moments before he did score on Saturday.'

Writer:
Date:Friday December 16 2005
Time: 11:44AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Wigan Start The Defining Period For Newcastle

Our form at home has been patchy but with a seemingly refocused energy on improving this, it should make for a decent game.

Gallowgate Flags Going From Strength To Strength

Gallowgate Flags have revealed that it is planning to unveil the next step in their new campaign this season.

Dangerous FutureTalk Is Disrespectful

Get promotion first and then the speculation can start but not until then.

Another Game Moved For TV

This takes the games on TV to four and could be five with only eight games left

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Darlow6%
Anita0%
Hanley9%
Lascelles0%
Dummett0%
Ritchie36%
Diame4%
Colback36%
Gouffran0%
Perez0%
Murphy9%
Sub-Gayle0%
Sub-Shelvey0%
Sub-Atsu0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 24 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan176
2.Toon_NoMatterWot134
3.PieMag69
4.keggy_keagal48
5.Mcnamee6748
6.The Pyrry31
7.Finn_the_Dog30
8.Neppos29
9.billybobcat27
10.McCreery23
Write for Vital Football