Big Sam Not Too Keen On Keegan Return

Last updated : 30 July 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
Always take quotes labelled "a close friend" with a pinch of salt. Usually it is a reporter talking out of his arse, and the London media love nothing better when reporting on our beloved Toon.

Sam Allardyce says he is unaware of any plans for new Magpies owner Mike Ashley to appoint a director of football. And you would have thought he would be the first to know.

Reports from London have claimed that former manager Kevin Keegan has been lined up for a return to Tyneside, but Allardyce does not see the need for anyone to look down on him from above.

Sam Allardyce: "I've no idea what the club's thoughts are in that department.
"It hasn't come up, but if it does I'll make my views known in private."

Meanwhile .... our picture of the week has nothing to do with football ... sent in by a Toon fan.

The following is an actual advertisement in an Irish newspaper:

Automobile for Sale

1985 Blue Volkswagen

Only 50 miles. Only first gear and reverse ever used.

Never driven hard. Original tires. Original brakes.

Original fuel and oil

Only 1 driver. Owner wishing to sell due to employment lay-off.