UK time is: 22:05:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Sam on the mackem`s match

Speaking to the Journal following the release of the fixtures, Big Sam was inevitably quizzed about the return of the derby match with the mackems following their promotion to the top flight. Revealing that he tried to sign Roy Keane, he said:

"I'm aware of what the Sunderland-Newcastle game means to the region. The Middlesbrough one is earlier, which is another local derby, but it's not as close. When we get to that fixture we need to make sure we've already had a very good start to the season. We don't want to be under any more pressure than we will be anyway to win a local derby.

The fans will expect it will be a victory because they're our local rivals, but it doesn't always work out like that. The players will know what sort of pressure they will be under in that game. Nobody wants to be on the losing side in a local derby. It will be good to see Niall Quinn, knowing him as well as I do.

Obviously I also know Roy Keane, I tried to sign him when he went to Celtic after leaving Manchester United, but I've not spoken to him since I came up here. I've not had the opportunity to speak to him because my time is not spent talking to other managers at the moment. He'll be more than welcome for a cup of tea, it will be nice to see him. Our paths will cross somewhere down the line.'

Join Vital Newcastle United

It's easy to register for Vital Newcastle United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) To visit the Vital Newcastle United message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.




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: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 15 2007

Time: 9:17AM

Your Comments

i say fock him too
Toon4LiFe
you wont have any worries against the mackems, Newcastle is a far better team
pandapops
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

A Win But Must Do Better (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Ben Arfa Back But For How Long? (Monday August 25 2014)

Position Still Vacant At NUFC (Saturday August 23 2014)

Aston Villa v NUFC Team News (Saturday August 23 2014)

Aston Villa v NUFC Preview (Saturday August 23 2014)

NUFC Players In Call Up (Friday August 22 2014)

Injury Rules Out Transfer Target (Friday August 22 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 295
2. AMac 290
3. Rexn 205
4. OldLeazes 148
5. Wilco 124
6. officemonkey 104
7. billybobcat 86
8. nufc_carl88 78
9. vin1892 74
10. thecorner 73

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Southampton 2 0 1 1 -1 1
15. Stoke 2 0 1 1 -1 1
16. Leicester City 2 0 1 1 -2 1
17. Newcastle 2 0 1 1 -2 1
18. Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 -3 0
19. Burnley 2 0 0 2 -3 0
20. Q.P.R. 2 0 0 2 -5 0

Breaking League News

Brewers Break Brittle Rangers
» Q.P.R. : 27/08/2014 21:53:00
» Aston Villa : 27/08/2014 21:43:00
Irvine Pleased To Avoid Banana Skin
» WBA : 27/08/2014 19:53:00
Koeman Satisfied With Second Half
» Southampton : 27/08/2014 19:41:00
Pearson - We Didn't Do Enough
» Leicester City : 27/08/2014 19:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 3%
Top 4 5%
Europa league places 28%
Mid table 54%
Relegated 10%