July 2010 Archives
CHRONICLE chief sports writer Lee Ryder is at the PSV match as Newcastle United continue their pre-season preparations.
It is sure to be an emotional night for both sets of fans as the day marks the one-year anniversary since the sad passing of Sir Bobby Robson.
Sir Bobby led both clubs with dignity and distinction, saving Newcastle United from the threat of relegation, and bringing through stars such as the Brazilian Ronaldo during his time with the Dutch side.
The game also promises to be a stern work-out for the Toon players as we edge closer to the opening Premier League game against Manchester United.
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It's a debate that won't go away but as talk grows on whether a new bearer of the number 9 shirt is about to emerge the question is just what does Chris Hughton do with the legendary black and white jersey.
Andy Carroll would probably take it, if offered but today has claimed that scoring goals is the most important thing to him next season.
Filling it with a new signing would also be a popular option to many Toon fans yet with funds supposedly limited at St James' Park, the question of finding a big name signing with the town halls to grace it may well be a hurdle for Hughton.