Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

I`m trying to keep my mouth shut!

I`m trying to keep my mouth shut!

Silence isn`t always golden. Trying to get a word a word out of Freddie Shepherd when the club are in the bottom half of the table is like trying to draw blood from a stone. The same can`t be said for Glenn Roeder however. I think the gaffer is doing a great job, don`t get me wrong. He`s got the team into mid-table stability following the worse ever injury list to affect a Premier League team and managed to keep us in Europe past the Christmas break. Bar the FA Cup disaster and the September / October / November home game shockers against Bolton, Fulham and Sheffield United he`s done about as much as we can ask of him.

However there`s one thing that is getting a little tiresome and that`s the protestations about never speaking about other teams` players. Speaking today he said again:

'There are so few young players of a quality we're looking at that even without me saying anything it's pretty obvious. I don't like talking about another club's players. If I was their manager, I wouldn't want other managers going into detail about my young players and I've not done that. There's always speculation about players we've targeted. All I've said is any Premiership manager would be interested in those players.

I don't want to say any more, I don't want to be taking calls from opposing managers. There's not that many top-class young British players that might be available. It's very hard to hide a good player, those whose talent is generally what I call god-given. I've been more open than most managers, but I've never gone public on the amount of players I'd like to bring to the club.'

I can see what Glenn is trying to say. However it looks a little hollow when in the last three months he`s mentioned Crouch, Darren Bent, Barnes, Bale and Curtis Davies as being players we`re interested in signing!


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

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Thursday February 22 2007
Time: 9:23AM

Comments

0
News spreads... He's just covering his back to keep the players managers from not selling in the summer. Like u said.. Roeder's done well 'given' the circumstances. Lets just see what he can manage when we possess a full (fit) squad. :)
Toon4LiFe
22/02/2007 11:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Benitez - Two Points Dropped But Move On

Manager Rafa Benitez has admitted it was very much a case of two points dropped at the weekend against Aston Villa, but he wanted the squad to move on quickly from it.

Vital Pre-Match - Championship, 27th-28th Sept

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this midweek, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle - Highlights

Newcastle drew with Aston Villa in the Championship on Saturday.

Vital View - Championship 23rd-24th September

Blackburn collected another three-points with a win at Derby with fellow strugglers Cardiff collecting a needed win at Rotherham with leaders Huddersfield slipping up at Reading.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle v Norwich
Suggested By:
Newcastle win0%
Norwich win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Sep 28 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Capital One Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot110
2.PieMag63
3.officemonkey50
4.Pellet42
5.Mcnamee6740
6.keggy_keagal35
7.The Owl23
8.billybobcat20
9.McCreery19
10.Rytoon14