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Davide San-toon speaks to nufcTV

August 31st, 2011 | 10 Comments |

Posing for Simon Bird.
Italian starlet gives his first interview in Toon
We learned today that Davide Santon was officially a Newcastle player and that, begrudgingly the Daily Mail was correct. Again.

Personal bias aside, the 20 year old utility man gave his very first interview to nufcTV and discussed a few things. An interesting note is that, like many of the new lads through the door, he barely speaks a word of English so perhaps communication could be a problem on our back line?

As always, Rob Scanlon conducted the interview with the new lad and as always, I’m here to give you a taste of what was said.

RS: Davide, welcome to Newcastle United what made you decide to move to England, and why this club in particular?

DS: I came here because it’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League. And to play for Newcastle is even better – to play for such a historical club and such a great club.

RS: Was it a difficult decision leaving the country of your birth?

DS: It’s never easy to leave any country, never mind Italy. It was a difficult decision, but I’ve only been here a short while and I feel comfortable. (more…)

The great Geremi transfer mystery…

February 1st, 2010 | 113 Comments |

Geremi: Mystery still unsolved.
Geremi: Mystery still unsolved.
Well, the great Geremi, double Champions League winner, double Premier League winner, double La Liga winner, double African Cup of Nations winner and Olympic gold medallist has gone. Now that African Cup of Nations is over, a deal has finally been completed with Turkish side, Ankaragucu, and thankfully for Mike Ashley, the burden of his £58,000 per week wages is no more.

When he signed from Chelsea in 2007, on a ‘free’ too, it may have seemed like a great coup for Newcastle United to land such an esteemed and decorated player. However, all was not what it seemed. Why would Chelsea let him go so cheaply when he still had years of his contract? Why had he been moved to right back at Chelsea, instead of his preferred midfield position? The answer came from Sir Bobby Robson. On the subject of the great player joining the club, he said in his own initimable fashion:

“Jose Mourinho told me last season that Geremi’s legs had effectively gone. (more…)