Date: 7th March 2007 at 4:06pm
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A triple bill ahead of the big game tomorrow starting with our resident 80k a weeker Kieron Dyer. Apparently he`ll be on the dog and bone all the time trying to entice Woody to come back to Tyneside from the bright lights and toxic fumes of the Burra if given the nod. A significant spanner in the works might come in the form of Arsene Wenger and the Emirates gang who are reportedly interested in our former defender.

The second story comes from the scandal hounds of the Sun newspaper who once again love the roast/rape/footballer topic. This time it`s Titus in a second ‘rape quiz`:

“The Newcastle United defender was spoken to after a 24-year-old woman claimed she was attacked by one man as another watched during a party at his £500,000 pad. She fled the bash in tears. Police later questioned 12 party-goers and arrested two men aged 24 and 22 on suspicion of rape. Bramble, 25 ? who was not one of the men arrested ? was quizzed as a potential witness and not as a possible suspect.”

Typically, despite being acquitted in the first incident due to a lack of evidence, the Sun have done their best in terms of guilt by proxy to label our defender.

Lastly former Rangers striker Shota Arveladze expects to be kicked to bits by our defenders ahead of tomorrow night`s tie. Speaking out he said:

“In Scotland with Rangers it was so physical, everyone battling, that I had to pick up my ankles somewhere round about the goalposts after the game. So you have to be prepared for that if you want to survive the British game. After the game you feel the pain but it’s their culture and I understand that because so many passionate people come for the excitement in the Premier League. In British football you can’t play balls back to the goalkeeper as the public won’t accept it. They want a continuous pressing game, it’s their culture, so you can’t change that and I don’t think they have to.’