Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Sam on Nobby / Owen

Sam on Nobby / Owen

Speaking at a news conference ahead of the Villa game this weekend Sam was quick to clarify the positions of both Michael Owen, who missed training, and Nobby Solano, an alleged target for Portsmouth. He said:

'Nobby Solano has a similar problem to Kieron in that he wants to be nearer to his family and if that needs to be resolved then it could be the case that he leaves the club. At the moment there has been no offer and I don't particularly want him to leave, but we will discuss these problems and see how things work out.

Nobby's had a great pre-season and was disappointed not to start at Bolton last week. He is a smashing lad and I've particularly enjoyed listening to his band and I would be sad to see him go if that was to happen.

Michael is still short of match practice but Michael Owen is Michael Owen, he's a goal-scorer. We can say he's fit from the injury now, but we wouldn't say he's 100 per cent match-fit. Michael is relieved to have got through two matches with no reaction to the specific injury. If he stays fit, there are games coming up for the first team and the reserves, behind-closed-doors games and England matches, all in a short period of time.

It could be the same for Emre. If they're fit they'll get called up by their countries. There's not much you can do about it. I make people aware of the situation with them, wherever they may be playing, and if they do go and play for their countries, I hope they will look after them.

I don't know Michael well enough to say when he'll be fully match-fit. I have to look at it day by day, game by game, and use the knowledge of the backroom staff. Like every player, he's going to say he's fit before he is. I have to stop all players being impatient when they've been injured.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Friday August 17 2007
Time: 8:36AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC Announce Week In Ireland

Newcastle United announced that they're spending a week in Ireland in July

The Reincarnation Of Newcastle United

It's United everyone and the momentum that will bring is a danger to everyone.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Newcastle

Should Newcastle United progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Newcastle Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

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)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow7%
Janmaat0%
Taylor1%
Mbemba2%
Dummett0%
Tiote1%
Colback0%
Wijnaldum5%
Sissoko45%
Townsend34%
Mitrovic1%
Sub - Shelvey1%
Sub - Aarons1%
Sub - Sterry2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot267
2.billybobcat158
3.officemonkey124
4.vin189268
5.Mcnamee6746
6.PieMag41
7.Finn_the_Dog38
8.keggy_keagal31
9.The Owl31
10.Rytoon29