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So James Milner could end up joining Chelsea or Man City for a whopping £30million.

All of it feels like Milner has come back to bite Newcastle on the backside - and that's before he even kicks a ball against us next season (don't forget he played out of his skin in the game that sent us down).

When Milner quit Newcastle United in 2008 his fee of £12million was deemed as good business at the time even though there is a major hullabaloo erupting over sell on fees or lack of them as teams tussle for his signature.

True, Milner had allegedly been sold Kevin Keegan's back on a failed promise that Sebastian Schweinsteiger would be his replacement.

Apart from the yellow ball making a return to St James's Park only one other thing is certain going into tonight's game with Aston Villa - and that is Newcastle United know exactly where they will be if they fail to pick up a positive result.

And sadly for the Toon Army that will be rock bottom of the Premier League table.

We've certainly experienced some bad times since winning promotion in 1993 to the top flight - but being bottom has thankfully never been a regular occurence.

Keegan situation is an utter mess

By Lee Ryder on Sep 3, 08 09:29 AM

Mike AshleyWITH the League Manager's Association's insistence that Kevin Keegan has not resigned and will not resign and Newcastle United's insistence they have not sacked the Geordie Messiah not for the first time in the history of the Magpies the world of Toon fans has once again been shattered.

When Mike Ashley persuaded Kevin Keegan to return to Tyneside back in January many felt that the Toon's tycoon had done the spade work.

Having delivered a man who came within a whisker of winning the Premier League (after saving the club from extinction) surely the easy part was to simply back the manager with cash and hand full control of players and transfers to the man who has touched the lives of the Geordie nation so many times?

Not so.

Jonas GutierrezANOTHER week draws to a close on Tyneside with doom and gloom splattered around Newcastle United's world after a so far fruitless (fruitless in terms of major signings) last seven days in the transfer window and the revelation that James Milner slapped in a request to leave because he hadn't been offered a new deal.

None of the above is ideal in the build up to a trip to Arsenal of course but while looking for positives the upbeat mood of the Argentine in the Toon camp is notable.

Yes, clutching at straws maybe but while Newcastle are on the brink of a result that will see the national Press come down on them like a ton of bricks, they are also an Old Trafford-esque performance away from making an unpredicted unbeaten start to the season.

James Milner's decision to slap in a transfer request at Newcastle United may well be a fierce topic for debate but with just a few days left of the transfer window it could leave the Magpies in a sticky situation.

Indeed with just days left of the window, how can you replace a player of his calibre or even arrange a transfer that wouldn't be a big money gamble or dare I say it a "panic buy."

The player left Coventry's Ricoh Arena after one of his best ever performances in a black and white shirt clutching the man of the match champagne and snubbed requests for further interviews after telling Sky that he was: "Only concentrating on football."

And clearly it would now appear that he meant football away from St James's Park.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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