Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Hamann Wants To Face Toon

Hamann Wants To Face Toon

Liverpool are still hoping Dietmar Hamann will be fit for their Boxing Day clash with his former club Newcastle. The German midfielder suffered further complications from the knee injury sustained in that infamous tackle by Michael Essien while Liverpool were in Japan for last weekend's World Club Championship.

Hamann will undergo intensive treatment in the hope that he can play against Newcastle, a priority with Mohamed Sissoko suspended for the match.

Newcastle signed the German from Bayern Munich back in 1998. He made 30 starts for the club, scoring five goals, before joining Liverpool a year later.

Michael Owen, who has scored seven times in eight starts for the Mags, is among a squad of 21 which has been boosted by the return of five men from injury, although Scott Parker will be missing through suspension.

Stephen Carr (hernia), Celestine Babayaro (groin), Steven Taylor (shoulder), Emre (hamstring) and Charles N'Zogbia (broken hand) are all back in contention, although Kieron Dyer and Craig Moore (both hamstring) remain on the sidelines.

Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Carr, Ramage, Babayaro, Elliott, Boumsong, Bramble, Taylor, Faye, Emre, Solano, Luque, Ameobi, Bowyer, N'Zogbia, Clark, Brittain, Shearer, Owen, Chopra.



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:
Date:Friday December 23 2005
Time: 2:17PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Left Back Expected To Leave A NUFC Side Needing A Left Back

Achraf Lazaar looks to be nearing the exit door at Newcastle.

Newcastle Game Instant Reaction

Early thoughts on today's loss.

Huddersfield Away For NUFC - Pre Match Thoughts

An awkward away game greets Newcastle today

The Newcastle United Injury Table Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Newcastle United and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None4%
1-38%
4 or 538%
6 or 735%
More than 715%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan131
2.Toon_NoMatterWot90
3.MickMartin68
4.PieMag36
5.keggy_keagal27
6.officemonkey24
7.crooktownmags22
8.The Pyrry18
9.Harry's Boy17
10.Neppos15
Vital Football Comment