Talk of the Toon
Let’s get this one out of the way for starters.
Keegan and Shearer. link
Mark Hughes is ready to accept the job. link
Kevin Keegan has not ruled himself out. link
Souness is keen on a Newcastle comeback. link
Redknapp recommends Shearer. link
Toon Turn to Houllier. link
Basically, the back page journo’s know as much about who will succeed Big Sam at Newcastle, as Steve McClaren does about winning over the England fans. What is fact, is that whoever Newcastle approach now about the job, will know they were second choice to ‘Arry. Good going Ashley.
Klinsmann Approached by Liverpool
What is it with club owners and their handling of their managers? Liverpool spoke with Klinsmann about taking over at Anfield, prior to Klinsmann going to Bayern Munich. Co owner Hicks said “We attempted to negotiate an option as an insurance policy to have him [Klinsmann] become manager if Rafael left for Real Madrid or other clubs that were rumoured in the press.”
So Jurgen, how would you like to sit in the wings for the next 2 years of Rafa’s contract, just in case he leaves? Ah, Herr Hicks, zat would be great, zis job will be most interesting, danke for asking me…… link
New England Shirt Poorly Designed?
JJB Sports, who were recently forced to part refund England fans for overpricing of England shirts, have taken a swipe at Umbro, the England shirt makers. JJB said that it will buy record low numbers of the new England away shirt because it is poorly designed. Not because they were recently fined, or because England are not in Euro 2008? link
Steve Sidwell is to join Sunderland on loan from Chelsea, with a view to a permanent move. Sidwell who inked his marriage vows across his entire back, has more or less written of his chances at Chelsea. link
Steve McClaren favourite (we won’t hold it against you Stuart) Stuart Downing, could be on his way to Spurs. link
WAGs (wives and girlfriends)
Jermain Defoe‘s ex Charlotte Mears has talked about how she got over Jermain dumping her for Danielle Lloyd. “I’ve enhanced my boobs from a 32C to 32DD: It was my Christmas present to me and I feel sexier than ever.” Will Juande Ramos follow suit if Jermain ditches Spurs? link