Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Roeder Tells Arsenal To Back Off!

Roeder Tells Arsenal To Back Off!

Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder says Arsenal can forget about a January swoop for Charles N'Zogbia.

The 20-year-old is supposedly a target for the Gunners, but whether that is newspaper rumour or genuine fact, Roeder will have none of it.

Roeder: 'Charles N'Zogbia is an exciting talent for us and his future is here at Newcastle United. Anyone who is mischievously saying otherwise is totally wasting their time.

'Charles is very important in my plans for the future of this club and you do not find players like him growing on trees.

'He came to us from Le Havre and the way he has virtually come from nowhere to make over 50 starts for us is nothing short of meteoric.

'But we must not forget that he is still only 20 and while he is extremely talented and quite rightly well liked by our supporters, especially for the flair in his game, we have got to be patient with him.

'Fortunately, what is helping me deal with Charles is the fact that I had the likes of Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and Joe Cole as players in my time as manager of West Ham United, and I found that you cannot expect 20-year-olds to be fantastic every game.

'But now with Damien Duff injured and likely to be out for some time, Charles knows that he is going to have a run in the team and that should be a great encouragement to him.

'Part of my job with young players - and that includes Charles N'Zogbia - is that they should not start and believe their own publicity and take their eye off the ball.

'I know Charles is the sort of player who does not respond to the iron fist but to the velvet glove, and when he is in my office, all he needs to have an arm put round him.

'I have told him that apart from regaining his best form for Newcastle United, he has to be trying to get into the French squads in the near future.

'What I have never told him is that when Tord Grip was England number two to Sven-Goran Eriksson and he talked to me about Kieron Dyer, he asked me where Charles was from.

'When I told him France, he said that was a shame because he and Sven would have loved him to be part of the England set-up.'


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday November 30 2006
Time: 11:02AM

Comments

0
If Arsenal want him, they'll get him.
storagematt
30/11/2006 21:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Stats: Newcastle United v West Brom

All the stats from Newcastle United (1) vs (0) West Brom, St James' Park, 6/2/16 Att: 50,152

Newcastle Utd v WBA Pre Match

Gonna be an interesting starting XI today as we've no left back.

Vital Pre-Match - Newcastle v West Brom

Having splashed the cash again in the January transfer window Newcastle suffered a midweek defeat at Everton, with some of the optimism seen in recent weeks sucked away.

Mbemba Injury Rocks United

Chancel Mbemba could be out injured for a minimum of four weeks.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
Profile
TNMW
Profile
Ian Smith
Profile
Rexn
Profile
BowburnMag
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

WBA MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Elliot14%
Janmaat12%
Taylor0%
Coloccini0%
Aarons0%
Shelvey12%
Tiote25%
Sissoko0%
Wijnaldum0%
Townsend12%
Mitrovic25%
Sub - Perez0%
Sub - Saivet0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 5:30PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 14 2016 8:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 20 2016 1:30PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot43
2.BLACKBOB25
3.keggy_keagal23
4.officemonkey17
5.Sir Laz13
6.billybobcat9
7.The Owl9
8.Mcnamee678
9.crooktownmags5
10.VitalToon5