'Judas' Milner Gives His Excuses!

Last updated : 30 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Apparently he became "frustrated at Newcastle's failure to offer him a new contract" so he handed in a transfer request last week.

But he already had THREE years to run on a contract he was happy to sign last year!

And little has been said about his agent trying to rock the boat when Liverpool showed an interest in him back in June.

To be honest, we (at NewcastleUtd-mad) predicted the outcome two months ago ... saying his agent would find a way to 'wangle' a transfer ... while putting the blame on NUFC.

And guess what ... EVERYBODY is to blame for the 'slave' having to leave St James' Park.

He wanted a new contract, to add to the four year contact he already signed ... so does that mean Aston Villa have given him a seven year contract?


The England Under-21 winger has signed a four-year contract, not far removed from the one he already had at SJP.

Milner spent the 2005-2006 season on loan to Villa from Newcastle and came close to signing for them in August 2006 before the Magpies pulled the plug.

Milner: "I enjoyed every minute at Newcastle. It was a fantastic club. I enjoyed working with the manager and they are a great bunch of lads.

"But I knew offers had come in over the summer and the club had turned them down and the valuation of me wasn't reflected in the deal I was on.

"Speaking to them, I felt it was the right thing to put in a transfer request to show how I felt, seeing as they didn't think they were on the same wavelength as me and they then made the decision to sell me.

"It was Newcastle's decision and now I am at Aston Villa. A new contract was never discussed. That was a source of frustration.

"I nearly signed two years ago. That was a tough time for me and Villa as well. It obviously threw their plans into turmoil. That was a tough time.

"You learn from that and you move on and, two years later, I am sure I am a stronger character and a better player for those experiences.

"The fee had been agreed. I came down here to the training ground and got into the manager's office and he said he had a phone call to say Newcastle had changed their mind.

"At first I didn't know if it was the manager's humour and whether he was joking with me but it wasn't a joke. That is in the past and it is how you react to those sort of things.

"The best way I know is to get my head down and work hard. I went back to Newcastle and did as well as I could.

"He (Kevin Keegan) has been fantastic with me all the way through. I had a great relationship with him, learnt a lot and wish him every luck.

"We talked a few times and last night, once the fee had been agreed, he wished me every luck in the world and that is it basically.

"Things change quickly in football. All I know is the offer has been accepted and I'm a Villa player now and the Newcastle chapter is ended."

So let's get this right: Milner puts in a transfer request ... and he blames Newcastle for selling him!

What an arsehole!