Date: 1st May 2007 at 12:55pm
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With speculation rumbling on about Sam Allardyce and our worst PL return expected from this season I`d say it was a fair assumption to class Glenn Roeder as a man under pressure. He`s once again responded to last night`s shambles by coming out all guns blazing and cock sure that he`s the right man for the job:

“Down the years Newcastle have always been an easy target for speculation – it happened with Graeme Souness, Bobby Robson and now me. It’s the same with the players – any time a player wants to leave a club people speculate that he wants to join Newcastle United. That’s the animal and that’s how it is. I certainly don’t lose one second’s sleep over it. I’ve been through too many things in my life to worry about speculation. I am not worried at all. But I’m not surprised by things like this.’

The Souness-esque soundbites just keep on coming?