Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Smithy update

Smithy update

It`s been a bit of a rough few days for Alan Smith. After suffering a knock in the head against Everton and struggling with a knee injury he`s also found out he`s suspended for the Spurs game in 13 days time. Speaking out he admitted his disappointment despite the three points gained at the weekend:

"It`s disappointing, because you get bruised and battered, and have stitches in your head. You get kicked all over, and make one foul and get a yellow card. It`ll be frustrating (missing the Spurs game), but there`s nothing I can do. I`ve had a bit of a knee problem since the Derby game. I`m going to go with England and get assessed. I`m missing the Tottenham game, so I`ll have enough time to get it right. I`ll go down there, get some treatment and see what they say. It`s strained ligaments. I can play, so I`m all right!

The Everton game was probably our best performance of the season. It`s vital to get three points before you go away, because you`ve got two weeks to dwell on a defeat. That`s never good for anybody. I think it`s a Newcastle trait to keep everyone on the edge of their seats until the last minute. I don`t know why, but it just seems to happen to some clubs. But I think the fans did well for us. It`s frustrating for them as well, because in the first half we were dominating, but David Moyes had given his boys a bit of a rocket at half-time and they turned the game on its head. We showed good character to come back and win."

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



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Tuesday October 9 2007
Time: 1:29PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC Improvement Creates Panic

The fact that the pressure is off in my eyes has not been welcomed by our closest rivals.

Benitez Keeps It Real

The Spaniard has dug in and refused to get carried away with anything

Merseyside Return For Rafa With Everton?

Martinez will reportedly be 'relieved of his duties' at Everton this summer and that's seen speculation former Liverpool boss Rafa could return to Merseyside to take up the position?

Jonathon To Show No Fear In Aid Of Charity

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

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)

Palace MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow45%
Anita2%
Mbemba2%
Lascelles7%
Dummett0%
Tiote0%
Colback2%
Townsend42%
Sissoko0%
Wijnaldum0%
Cisse0%
Sub - Mitrovic0%
Sub - Perez0%
Sub - Shelvey0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot20
2.billybobcat16
3.BLACKBOB11
4.braith19529
5.vin18924
6.PieMag4
7.Sir Laz3
8.Mcnamee673
9.Jackals Tooth3
10.Toonarmy15172