Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Sidwell to Join Newcastle?

Sidwell to Join Newcastle?



Friends of Reading midfielder, Steve Sidwell have reported that the enigmatic Royals star has confirmed to them he will leave Reading for Newcastle in the summer.

According to friend`s accounts in the Sun newspaper, the 24-year-old who is out of contract at the end of the season will join Newcastle United on a Bosman signing ahead of a host of other clubs that include, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Everton.

But it is hard to assess how much truth there is in these rumours, after all it was only last week that Sidwell claimed he may be persuaded to stay with the Royals by the signing on of manager Steve Coppell on a new-two-year deal.

And just weeks before that he claimed that the acquisition of a European qualifier place could help him put pen to paper on a new deal…

To be honest, I won`t give up hope that he might sign but I really think Sidwell`s days as a Royal are coming to an end…



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday April 5 2007
Time: 2:02PM

Comments

0
COME ON Reading fans you're having a GREAT season yet only ONE member is on your members League board!!! Get involved, have your say and get the Royals moving up the Vital football table also.
Hughes Da Man
07/04/2007 00:19:00
0
On the subject of Sidwell, think he's a class act and it is no wonder others are after him, Newcastle though!!! They have a history and have been in the top flight for sometime now but is this really much of a step forward (arguably at all!) compared to where the Royals are heading?!?!
Hughes Da Man
07/04/2007 00:21:00
0
agreed, I despise newcastle, you'll probably find a few clubs were in for him who have had better seasons than newcastle but freddy sherpard has waved the cash oncemore like he did with parker, duff et al. shame, he would have been a cracking signing for Everton. Think he should have given reading another season to be honest.
toffeetower
13/04/2007 00:40:00
0
Well said Hughes Da Man! It's all gone a bit quiet around here recently, but to be fair, our season has also destilled a bit lately as well.
Thomas L'Heureux
13/04/2007 16:16:00
0
As for Sidwell, I'd much prefer for him to go to a club like Everton or Blackburn, who both have ambition, decent management, and a chance of domestic success. Newcastle, as you say, is a sideward step and the only motivation for Sidders must be the possible weight of next season's wallet. We'll see what happens, but I think he could do better than a Newcastle team that have been disappointing for years now.
Thomas L'Heureux
13/04/2007 16:18:00
0
how do you all feel about his imminent departure, i think he should give reading another season personally, one season doesn't prove you are a premiership player, if he played aswell as he has this season next season he might even make a few more bigger teams stand up and take notice.
toffeetower
14/04/2007 01:39:00
0
The fact that Newcastle owe the bank £98million means they wont be buying Sidwell or anyone else of any note in the near future.Hence why they have their youth team boss in charge of the 1st team & why they have been inactive in the transfer market recently.
chalky76
14/04/2007 05:46:00
0
Sidwell is available on a bosman at the end of the season, chalky76, meaning there will be no fee involved.

I agree, toffeetower, Sidwell would probably benefit from spending another season with us, but it would mean signing a new contract which would tie him down long-term. It's been made apparent that he wants to ply his trade elsewhere, and whilst he's done well for us this season, I'm sure he's looking to move on to what he sees as bigger and better things.
Thomas L'Heureux
14/04/2007 21:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Conlan Wins by TKO

Recent Reading Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Gunter Gets Wales Call (26/5/17)

Reading's Chris Gunter has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international games.

Confident Swift Has No Chelsea Regrets

Swift, an FA Youth Cup winner at Chelsea, could have stayed with the Premier League champions, who wanted to keep him, but after loan success at Brentford he wanted first team football.

Talking points with Wembley seven days away

As we prepare for our biggest game in over five years in just seven days` time, we take a look at the main talking points heading into the play-off final against Huddersfield

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Play-Off Final - Reading v Huddersfield
Suggested By:
Reading win0%
Huddersfield win100%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Reading Results (view all)

The Vital Football Members League