á Newcastle United - Roeder Checked Out Defoe
UK time is: 02:21:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Roeder Checked Out Defoe

Arsenal convincingly won the first north London derby at the Emirates Stadium even without injured skipper Thierry Henry. And Glenn Roeder was in attendance.

But it was Jermain Defoe he was checking out, and he may as well have stayed at home and watched it on the TV because the ex-West Ham striker was a late substitute and only played ten minutes.

Liverpool are set to lead the race for the striker, who is desperate for first team experience to boost his England chances. And the Scousers are even said to be prepared to offer Craig Bellamy as part of the deal.

Whether that still stands after Bellmy's super show at Wigan on Saturday, who knows?

But Roeder believes he could step in and take Defoe to St James' Park, because he helped the player turn into an international when he was manager at Upton Park.

But perhaps his journey wasn't wasted. Spurs are due at St James' Park this month and United travel to White Hart Lane at the turn of the year.

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:Monday December 4 2006

Time: 1:26PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Defoe is a Yiddo and he is not going to Newcastle scum fighting relegation he is an important figure in our squad and one of our best players and he is staying instead of going to a club who will not win anything for another 50 years ha ha ha!!!
The great one
Report Abuse
04/12/2006 19:22:00

Defoe should stay and after Sunday's performace against Arsenal it shows that we still need Defoe. Keane is just not always the right player and Jol was wrong in playing Keane after Defoe and Berby did so well the game before
Report Abuse
04/12/2006 20:12:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

January AC Milan Move For Sissoko? (Friday October 9 2015)

Further NUFC TV Times (Thursday October 8 2015)

Getting Shirty For Sir Bobby (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Janmaat Concern! (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Armstrong Staying With Coventry (Monday October 5 2015)

Stats: Man City v Newcastle (Saturday October 3 2015)

Audio - McClaren On Tough Start (Friday October 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. Toon_NoMatterWot 39
3. keggy_keagal 22
4. Odin 17
5. billybobcat 16
6. billycasper 12
7. daftladguy 11
8. officemonkey 11
9. thecorner 11
10. Rytoon 9

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 8 2 3 3 -2 9
15. AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 -2 8
16. Chelsea 8 2 2 4 -5 8
17. WBA 8 2 2 4 -5 8
18. Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 -5 4
19. Sunderland 8 0 3 5 -10 3
20. Newcastle 8 0 3 5 -11 3

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Match Analysis - Swansea City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
╗ Swansea : 09/10/2015 22:06:01
Big Sam Takes Charge At Sunderland
╗ Sunderland : 09/10/2015 21:02:01
Liverpool: Owners Felt A 'Connection' With Klopp
╗ Liverpool : 09/10/2015 18:00:00
Bennett Joins Bristol City
╗ Norwich : 09/10/2015 17:31:01
Blow for JosÚ, joy for Chelsea faithful
╗ Chelsea : 09/10/2015 17:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 18%
Janmaat 0%
Mbemba 0%
Coloccini 0%
Mbabu 0%
Sissoko 0%
Anita 0%
Gouffran 16%
Wijnaldum 0%
Mitrovic 66%
Perez 0%
Sub - Lascelles 0%
Sub - Tiote 0%
Sub - Thauvin 0%