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Toon titbits: King Kev, Nolan, Nile and a glamour model

March 1st, 2011 | 18 Comments |

Chenade, toe nail cutter for Newcastle's Nile Ranger
Look, it was her or Keegan. Sorry Kev.
Ex Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has been doubting Pardew will see much of the £35m we got from Carroll, Nolan tried to drink his way to international stardom and Nile Ranger nails a glamour model.

Wor Kev has been talking to Radio 5 and doesn’t fancy Alan Pardew’s chances of seeing much of the £35m the club got for Andy Carroll. Keegan said:

I saw an interview with Alan Pardew where he said he hoped to get some of the £35 million and I thought ‘Alan, you ain’t going to get any of that’.

Well, time will tell on that front. Keegan goes on to say that he’d have sold Carroll for £35m, but he was also critical of last minute sales like that as he’d have wanted to get a replacement for any player sold. Keegan said:

I think £35 million for Andy Carroll … if I’d been manager I’d have taken it.

But how can you spend it on the last day of the transfer window?

My big argument was that we were selling James Milner for a lot of money – probably above the value we put on him – and I said, ‘Please don’t sell him before we get someone in’.

The reason I didn’t want them to put that out and to hold on a little longer was so I could get a good value signing. It’s business. It’s a sensible way to do to do it.

If you sell Milner for £11 million then they say, ‘If he’s worth £11 million, our guy must be worth £9 million’.(more…)