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Articles by John Beresford


Bez makes comback!Bez makes comback! - 10/08/2006
John pulls on his boots to play in a Charity game at Farsley Celtic (near Leeds) on Sunday 20th August - why not go along and show some support? [More]

Luque in the mirrorPress article: Luque in the mirror - 31/05/2006
Bez interviewed by Lee Ryder of the Newcastle Chronicle about the future of Albert Luque's career. [More]

I'm backing Shearer to sign off in stylePress article: I'm backing Shearer to sign off in style - 09/03/2006
Lee Ryder interviews Bez as Big Al faces the trip to Old Trafford for the last time in his career. [More]

The Bobby Moore FundThe Bobby Moore Fund - 25/10/2005
Bez looks forward to helping two worthy causes as he flies off to Brazil to renovate a school and builda football pitch. [More]

Press article: Robert deserves chance - 09/02/2005
Former Newcastle star John Beresford has urged manager Graeme Souness to give French winger Laurent Robert the chance to prove that he can be a match-winner. [More]

Press article: Soccer greats get a 'chilly' reception - 22/01/2005
The great soccer players of Liverpool and Manchester United once considered the indoor game sacrilegious. But not when they slowed in their 30s and 40s and certainly not when they got off the plane to minus-20 C temperatures in Toronto for this afternoon's Legends of Soccer tournament at the Air Canada Centre. [More]

Feeling the heatFeeling the heat - 23/08/2004
With another season starting with disappointing results, Bez hopes that an early goal on Wednesday night will lead to the first three points of the season. [More]

Kluivert -  A player and maybe a bit of a gambleKluivert - A player and maybe a bit of a gamble - 23/07/2004
Bez looks at the Kluivert signing and worries not about the players temperament or footballing ability - but the impact of having four top strikers fighting for two places. [More]

Star Bez's still got itPress article: Star Bez's still got it - 11/07/2004
A Newcastle Sunday Sun report on Bez's success on his recent trip to the Far East. [More]

England can go all the wayEngland can go all the way - 09/06/2004
Just before Bez jumps on a plane bound for Singapore, we get his thougths on England's chances. [More]

Break the bankPress article: Break the bank - 01/06/2004
Miles Starforth of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle interviews Bez about ex-Southampton team mate - James Beattie [More]

A review of the seasonInterview: A review of the season - 24/05/2004
Bez gives his end of term report on Newcastle's season... [More]

What a reliefWhat a relief - 17/05/2004
With away points hard to come by, Bez looks at Newcastle's away form and hopes that attitudes will change for next season. [More]

It's not a disaster...yet!It's not a disaster...yet! - 10/05/2004
Bez's thoughts after yesterdays disappointing draw with Wolves. [More]

A replacement for Shearer?A replacement for Shearer? - 28/04/2004
Bez looks at a possible replacement for Shearer, the battle for fourth spot, and refutes suggestions that Newcastle's training methods are responsible for the present injury crisis. [More]

Still some work to doStill some work to do - 14/04/2004
Bez looks at the Arsenal game and states that Newcastle are still some way from Arsenal's class. [More]

LEISH LEGENDS TARGET ENGLISHPress article: LEISH LEGENDS TARGET ENGLISH - 07/04/2004
Scotland's Daily Record reports on an 11 a side Masters game between the Auld Enemy and featuring, amongst others - Bez. [More]

It'll go the wireIt'll go the wire - 05/04/2004
Bez looks at the battle for the final Champions League spot and states that nothing will be decided until the final game of the season. [More]

Wal hangs up his bootsWal hangs up his boots - 31/03/2004
Bez's wishes his ex-colleague well and comments that football hasn't seen the last of Warren Barton. [More]

Well, we're throughWell, we're through - 26/03/2004
Bez looks back on last night's 3-0 away win and warns that Newcastle must improve if they're to progress into the UEFA semi's. [More]

The big gameThe big game - 19/03/2004
Bez offers his thoughts on tomorrows Premiership clash between Newcastle and Charlton. [More]

Own goals?Own goals? - 01/03/2004
With Lua Lua scoring an 89th minute equaliser and the Bowyer ban not yet started, Bez admits that mistakes have been made, but asks that the fans don't lose perspective. [More]

An England International – twice!!An England International – twice!! - 25/02/2004
Bez gets the cll to play for England in both the Masters '6 a side' tournament, and a Masters '11 a side' game at Dunfermline. [More]

The good, the bad, and the uglyThe good, the bad, and the ugly - 12/02/2004
Bez looks at last night's game at Blackburn - no prizes for guessing that Lucas Neill's challenge on Craig Bellamy is classed as 'the ugly'!!! [More]

Birmingham vs NewcastleBirmingham vs Newcastle - 31/01/2004
Birmingham will be a tough game. They've had a very good season so far and although they suffered a bit of blip lately, but they will be looking to get back on winning tracks. [More]

Clarkie's backClarkie's back - 14/01/2004
After a great team performance at Old Tafford, Bez warns that Fulham are more than capable of causing Newcatsle difficulties. With his ex-teamate returning home for the first time, Bez looks forward to Lee Clark's St. James reception. [More]

Newcastle's transfer windowNewcastle's transfer window - 09/01/2004
With the transfer window getting off to a slow start, Bez looks at the situation at Newcastle and wonders why Solano seems to be the most likely to move on. [More]

A crucial three weeksA crucial three weeks - 12/12/2003
With the holiday period seeing games come thick and fast, Bez compares the respective challenges faced by Newcastle and Liverpool and states that Newcastle will be looking to increase the pressure on their scouse rivals. [More]

Newcastle - too strong for LiverpoolNewcastle - too strong for Liverpool - 05/12/2003
With the two teams most likely to be fighting for the 4th spot in the Premiership, Bez backs his former club to overcome the Scousers tomorrow. [More]

Keep focusedKeep focused - 26/11/2003
Bez looks at Thursday's UEFA tie with Basel and Kevin Keegan's unsuccessful return to St. James Park. [More]

England – let’s move forwardEngland – let’s move forward - 16/11/2003
With relations between the FA and it's players taking another knock, Bez asks that both parties work together to improve communication. [More]

Pele's got my autograph!?Pele's got my autograph!? - 28/10/2003
Bez give us his thoughts on meeting up with World Football legend Pele, not that he rates the Brazilian as the best ever player... [More]

The England players were naïve in threatening to strikeThe England players were naïve in threatening to strike - 16/10/2003
Bez looks back on another week in football where headlines concerned off-pitch, rather than on-pitch events. [More]

Peter Swan for the Northampton job! - 30/09/2003
With the recent sacking of Martin Wilkinson at Northampton, Bez recommends they promote from within by appointing Peter Swan - the present coach at the club. [More]

What a difference a result can make!What a difference a result can make! - 26/09/2003
After the massive boost to confidence on Wednesday night, Bez looks forward to this evenings game with top of the table Arsenal. Which Arsenal will turn up? Which Newcastle will turn up? [More]

It's still not happening!It's still not happening! - 21/09/2003
After Bez took in Saturday's home game against Bolton, he looks at the media criticism of the team and attempts to identify why the team just isn't clicking into place. [More]

We must be jinxedWe must be jinxed - 08/09/2003
After Newcastle were installed as favourites in yesterday's Master's Tournament, an exit to Rangers in the semi's once again saw the side underperform. [More]

A terrible resultA terrible result - 28/08/2003
Last night’s result will hold deep ramifications for Newcastle United. The whole club had been set up for Champions League football and I’ll guarantee there’s a great deal of introspective thoughts and soul searching going on at St. James. [More]

It’s all about winningIt’s all about winning - 13/08/2003
I’ve been in the Tyne Tees studios tonight, with one eye on the Newcastle game and the other on the Sunderland match against Mansfield – which is the feature game in tonight’s show. The easy conclusion to reach is that tonight’s respective performances were to be judged not on the quality of football, but on the results. [More]

On the spot - 29/07/2003
What a nightmare! ESPN asked me to help them out at the Asia Cup recption dinner - it was one of the most difficult speeches I've had to make...so much so that Simon Rushworth even wrote about it in 'The Journal'!! [More]

Press article: United's weather warning - 21/07/2003
Newcastle United arrived in Malaysia today with a warning that intense humidity may hamper the club's attempt to clinch the Asia Cup in style. Former St James's Park favourite John Beresford is in Kuala Lumpur as part of main broadcaster ESPN's commentary team and is well aware of the uncompromising South East Asian climate. [More]

Roll on September 7th - 15/07/2003
As Man City filled the last position for the Masters Final, I'm quite confidnet that we can one step further than last year. [More]

Beckham – a football or finance move? - 30/06/2003
Much has been made about David Beckham’s move to Madrid, and as the dust settles, it shows what a massive gulf is appearing between the really big clubs and the those that make up the lower leagues. [More]

Newcastle Utd - Northern Masters Champions - 09/06/2003
Last night saw us win the Northern Masters for the second year running after seeing off Boro, Everton and Sunderland. With the addition of both Robert Lee and Ruel Fox, I really think we can win the nations this year. Only time will tell but we're on home ground as we're again playing at the Telewest in September [More]

Playerboss - a statement - 22/05/2003
On Tuesday afernoon an article was published by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle concerning Sporting Eye Ltd. [More]

Still a great day for Southampton - 19/05/2003
Although a 1-0 defeat wasn't the best of scores for Southampton fans, I'm sure they still enjoyed their day at the Millenium Stadium. [More]

From Singapore to GatesheadFrom Singapore to Gateshead - 09/05/2003
I’ve just flown home from Singapore and once again I had a great time. Not sure what all the hassle about SARS is, saw a few people at the airport wearing the surgical masks – so I just couldn’t help myself from coughing and spluttering all over them. [More]

Work to be doneWork to be done - 30/04/2003
It was a great win – if not a great performance against Sunderland, but although it’s improved our chances of Champions League qualification, there’s still work to be done! Birmingham will provide tough opposition on Saturday. [More]

Sunderland derby memoriesSunderland derby memories - 24/04/2003
As Bez is away working for ESPN in Singapore, we thought we'd bring you a number of his recollections about past derbies and the stories both on and off the pitch... [More]

Reality checkReality check - 15/04/2003
Newcastle are without doubt a great team, they’re entertaining, have some tremendous players, and have youth on their side. However, on Saturday reality dawned and I realised just how far we are from a genuine title challenge. [More]

Refereeing - things have to change - 07/04/2003
Referee’s are human, they make mistakes. Sometimes the effects of their mistakes are minor and don’t have any influence on the outcome of the game. This wasn’t the case yesterday! Neale Barry’s decision to let play continue after Gravesen’s challenge on Bernard was incredible [More]

England - back on track or a banana skin? - 31/03/2003
Saturday’s game in Liechtenstein was a disappointment, it was a game that England had the ability to control, dominant and to show their superiority. They simply didn’t do it, and although you can’t be too critical about an away win, it didn’t fill me with confidence for Wednesday night’s game against Turkey [More]

South Africa 1 England 1 - 19/03/2003
Well, tonight’s game could mark one of the finest hours of the club’s history. If the results go the right way then we’ll be in the quarter final’s of the Champions League – and I will have missed a fantastic game as I'm in South Africa representing my country (well, sort of)!! [More]

The best squad...Keegan's or Robson's?The best squad...Keegan's or Robson's? - 14/03/2003
I heard that Freddy Shepherd reckons that the current team would beat the Keegan team. My thoughts? Well, put it this way, if I wasn’t playing I’d queue overnight to get a ticket!! To be honest, when you look at the squads, I’d agree with the Chairman. [More]

Inter actionInter action - 10/03/2003
It’s do or die in tomorrow’s Champions league clash at the San Siro, and although were’ve been in this ‘must win’ situation before, a repeat of the away win in Feyenoord will be a much tougher proposition. [More]

Saturday - what a day! - 02/03/2003
I really enjoyed the game on Saturday, both the result and being asked to appear on the pitch at half time. I had no idea until I got to the ground that I’d be presented to the crowd – and to be honest, I’ve felt less nervous running out onto the turf to play!! [More]

Bring on Inter - 27/02/2003
After last night’s relatively easy win against Leverkusen, it’s all set up for a mammoth night in Milan. At present the games just can’t come soon enough, and although we’ve the little matter of Chelsea on Saturday and then Boro away, I’m really looking forward to the Inter game. [More]

Great for Gazza, great for the toon!Great for Gazza, great for the toon! - 24/02/2003
I’m really made up for Gazza, there’s been so much written about him – most of negative, and I bet a lot of those responsible were very sceptical of his latest contract in China. His new club's result was mirrored by Newcastle's, so the Geordie boy will definitely be happy! [More]

A big night at BayerA big night at Bayer - 18/02/2003
Bez takes a look at tonights game in Germany and hopes that Shola can give a repeat performance of his Barcelona game. As Arsenal danced on the Old Trafford turf last weekend, he also wonders how Man Utd will react? [More]

I'm delighted to welcome Gavin PeacockI'm delighted to welcome Gavin Peacock - 13/02/2003
I was in the Press Box at the Stadium of Light recently and bumped into Gavin Peacock. After leaving Newcastle to go to Chelsea, he returned to QPR and played a few games for Charlton. Now he’s also working in the media for the BBC, Capital Radio and, like me, ESPN in Singapore. [More]

You've got a job to do! - 07/02/2003
On Sunday we’ll face the side who I believe have the greatest squad, play the most attractive football, and who should be the 2003/2003 Premiership Champions. But before the game, when you’re in the pub, sitting on the bus, train, metro, or driving to the game, I want you all to realise just how important you can be to your club. [More]

Good timesGood times - 03/02/2003
So the signing did go through, even though most of us had thought Robbie Fowler’s move to City would mean the deal was dead. It just goes to show the awful situation Leeds have got themselves in, and how Freddie Shepherd’s perseverance has paid off. [More]

Would Woody have made all the difference? - 29/01/2003
Bez looks at the breakdown of the Woodgate transfer and asks if we were expecting too much from the deal. Reflecting on another Sunderland defeat, he also questions whether Newcastle fans would prefer a Sunderland relegation or a Sunderland derby? [More]

Are we on for the Championship? - 23/01/2003
A few people were surprised when Alex Ferguson mentioned Newcastle as potential champions, for me, it was a typically well planned move by the Man Utd chief to increase the pressure on Newcastle, and I've got a feeling that we're going to win it! [More]

Bolton will be tougher than you think - 21/01/2003
Bolton are a team I admire, a forward looking, well organised team full of Sam Allardyce’s spirit. The 4-3 game at the Reebok was a great example of Premiership football, and for me, I’d love them to stay in the top flight. [More]

Alan Shearer – the best there is! - 19/01/2003
What a legend Alan Shearer already is! His goal on Saturday just summed up the true quality of the man. His awareness, determination, and basically his clinical finish brought him a goal that some of the other top class strikers would never had scored. [More]

West Ham - is a point a good result? - 08/01/2003
It’s up to all and every Newcastle player to be aware of what they’re going to face at West Ham, and to have the focus and determination to prove their worth to the team. This is a big, big game, and if there’s a loser it’ll be a hard defeat to swallow. [More]

Strength in depth - 02/01/2003
When you loose a whole midfield of Viana, Speed, Dyer, and Solano, it’s a major challenge, but this is when the squad is tested to the full and I feel that we came through it very well. [More]

A Window of Opportunity?A Window of Opportunity? - 29/12/2002
If there’s a weakness in the Newcastle line up, then I don’t think they’d be many people who would disagree that a strong, experienced, and top quality defender would plug the gap. [More]

Shearer v BeattieShearer v Beattie - 16/12/2002
The Southampton v Newcastle game thre two great strikers together. Having played with both Al and Beats, it's been interesting to hear how they've been compared. [More]

Disappointment in Barcelona - 13/12/2002
Looking back at Wednesday’s result, I can’t help but think we could have got something from that game. The big talking points were Shola’s massive performance and Keiron Dyer’s mistake at the back post. [More]

£50 in my pocket - thank's Bally!£50 in my pocket - thank's Bally! - 04/12/2002
I must say that I enjoyed last night, not sure Kevin Ball can say the same! As some of you might have seen, Tyne Tees filmed us arriving for the ‘Tyne Tees Match’ last night, and Bally offered me a £50 bet that Sunderland would turn over my home town team. [More]

A knight in shining armourA knight in shining armour - 01/12/2002
Last week Bobby Robson visited Buckingham Palace where he received his knighthood. I know that Prince Charles didn’t know who he was, but to thousands of Geordies the world over, he’s certainly their knight in shining armour. [More]

Echoes of the PastEchoes of the Past - 29/11/2002
The present criticism of the defence takes me back to the Keegan days, the day the midfield protects the defence is the day the criticism will stop. It's a team game and a midfield has a defensive role to play in addition to that of attack. [More]

INTER the big timeINTER the big time - 25/11/2002
Wednesday night will see the club enter a new phase in the Champions League and a new phase in the history of the club. This is the big time, and it’s where Newcastle United belong. [More]

Two clubs close to my heartTwo clubs close to my heart - 15/11/2002
I’ll be back in the UK on Thursday and unfortunately I’ll be missing the Newcastle Southampton game. Whilst everyone is aware how close I am to everyone at Newcastle – the club, the fans, and the city in general, I also had a great time down in Southampton. [More]

Arsenal anguishArsenal anguish - 10/11/2002
During my Newcastle career Arsenal weren’t quite the side that they today, however that didn’t stop us having a number of tough battles with the North Londoner’s. It fair to say that they caused us on or two problems, as the following tales will explain... [More]

Everton - sticky times against the ToffeesEverton - sticky times against the Toffees - 05/11/2002
With Michael Chopra and Wayne Rooney providing the headlines in the build up to the Worthington Cup, Bez looks back at previous Newcastle v Everton fixtures. [More]

Middlesbrough memoirsMiddlesbrough memoirs - 31/10/2002
Bez is presently providing commentary and ‘pundit’ opinion for ESPN in Singapore. With Newcastle facing Boro on Monday, we’ve dusted off a few of his recollections from past Boro fixtures… [More]

Barnsley – this isn’t a gimmick!Barnsley – this isn’t a gimmick! - 28/10/2002
I can confirm that David Hirst and I would be very interested in taking up the vacant position at Barnsley. I genuinely believe that we’d do a very good job at Oakwell, and we’re willing to put in our time and effort for no salary. [More]

F.A. Ambassador's trip to ChinaF.A. Ambassador's trip to China - 27/10/2002
There's no China crisis, infact I'd say that in a few year's time we'll be lloking a world force in the game. [More]

Bez's Charlton recollectionsBez's Charlton recollections - 26/10/2002
As Bez is away in China at the moment, we’ll be updating you on his news on Monday or Tuesday. In the meantime we’ve dug out a few stories about his Newcastle v Charlton experiences. [More]

What a game!What a game! - 21/10/2002
The 5-2 scoreline suggests this was an incident packed game, but really, it only tells half the story. The main talking point is obviously Dabi’s sending off…it changed the whole game [More]

England – we should be doing betterEngland – we should be doing better - 17/10/2002
I watched last night’s game and was very disappointed. I seems a number of players just turn up to play their own game, a team of individuals instead of an individual team. [More]

Racism - will it ever go away?Racism - will it ever go away? - 15/10/2002
What UEFA do about it I don’t know, but perhaps the wholesale banning of fans is the wrong approach – what about decent fans, and the effect on football? We’d be harming the game and letting the idiots beat us. [More]

Victims of their own success?Victims of their own success? - 14/10/2002
I’m sorry to see Peter Reid go, he’s a good bloke and he’s been good for football. He achieved an awful lot for Sunderland, yet paradoxically I feel that his achievements were ultimately the making of his and Sunderland’s downfall. [More]

Back to BasicsBack to Basics - 04/10/2002
It’s back to St. James and back to the task of picking up three points in the Premiership. [More]

Unlucky, but were we ever going to beat them?Unlucky, but were we ever going to beat them? - 02/10/2002
Juventus away was always going to be the most difficult of the Champions League fixtures, but we put up a good show and were slightly unlucky [More]

Feyenoord -  a class actFeyenoord - a class act - 26/09/2002
The scoreline was disappointing, the performance was good – better than last Saturday’s game against Sunderland. But this is Champions League football and the quality of Feyenoord was to be expected. [More]

So much more than three points!So much more than three points! - 23/09/2002
The derby win was worth so much more than three points and I hope that we can really move forward after this result. [More]

Keep it tightKeep it tight - 19/09/2002
Looking back at the 1997 Kiev game, it'll be very important for the midfield to protect the defence and keep it very tight for the first 20 minutes. [More]

The Pressure is onThe Pressure is on - 12/09/2002
After last night's 2-0 defeat by Leeds, people should be loking at the quality of Newcastle's football - not the league position [More]

(Another) Classic six-pointer(Another) Classic six-pointer - 11/09/2002
The big games keep on coming, but the Leeds game is bigger than most! [More]

They’re STILL the Masters - 10/09/2002
After all the hard work we let ourselves down. It's made us even more determined to do well in next year's Masters Event! [More]

Dodgy Knee's and Dodgy BooksDodgy Knee's and Dodgy Books - 05/09/2002
I'm worried about my knee, but I don't want to miss out on the Master's Finals. [More]

Sub StandardSub Standard - 04/09/2002
Not quite another 4-3 result, but a late Alan Shearer equaliser topped a great comeback [More]

Keane for Fergie to get a gripKeane for Fergie to get a grip - 01/09/2002
Alex Ferguson continually defend his captain - at least in public. It's time for a change of policy if Roy's to remain in football... [More]

Press article: Bez gives United Food for Thought - 30/08/2002
An Evening Chronicle article covering Bez's memories of Newcastle's 1997 Champions League venture [More]

Game on...Game on... - 15/08/2002
Bez introduces his 2002/03 Playerboss team and throws down the gaunlet to any fans who fancy their chances! [More]

Bez bites backPress article: Bez bites back - 13/08/2002
Bez writing for NUFC.com on David Ginola's 'reflections' on his move to Newcastle [More]

Mad Fer it!Mad Fer it! - 08/08/2002
The last time Barcelona were in town, so were Oasis. Bez tells us how he 'sneaked' into the Telewest and managed to upset Stuart Pearce! [More]

Life in the old dog yet!Life in the old dog yet! - 29/07/2002
Bez discusses his fitness and plans for the new season. [More]

The MastersThe Masters - 06/07/2002
Last year I missed the Masters with a calf problem, so this year I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's tournament [More]

Robbie who? There's only one Ethan Elliott!!Robbie who? There's only one Ethan Elliott!! - 07/05/2002
Bez lets us know what's been happening over the last few weeks and his plans for the World Cup. [More]

Interview: Just One Point from Champions League Football - 21/04/2002
With the Charlton Victory and both Leeds and Chelsea losing, one point will bring Champions League football to St.James. [More]

Interview: The PFA Awards - what a night! - 16/04/2002
The PFA Awards - what a night! Bez talks of past celebrations in London and offers his views on his choices for Player and Young Player of the year. [More]

Interview: What a Clash! - 14/04/2002
What a Clash! That's both the game and the collision between Al and Rob! [More]

Interview: Back from Singapore - 08/04/2002
Back from Singapore - Bez talks about his month away. [More]

Now it's gonna be really tough!Interview: Now it's gonna be really tough! - 26/02/2002
Bez talks about the injury to Bellamy. [More]

Derby Joy!!Derby Joy!! - 25/02/2002
Bez's reaction to the 1-0 victory aginst Sunderland. [More]

I'm backing the Magpies to win Light showPress article: I'm backing the Magpies to win Light show - 23/02/2002
Bez's weekly column in 'The Pink'. [More]

Don’t Blame the Club! - 08/02/2002
I’ve seen all the media jump on the usual bandwagon when it comes to footballers and alleged ‘drunken’ incidents. [More]

Good Bye Rob - 07/02/2002
So it’s an end of an era as Rob Lee leaves Newcastle. I’m sorry, but not surprised to see my mate go. [More]

Interview: Cunning Plan for Saints - 07/02/2002
Same plan – different outcome. That’s the way forward for Saints against Newcastle according to John Beresford [More]

Big Al and little Bellamy (Newcastle 3 Bolton 2) - 03/02/2002
What a game! Although this was far from Newcastle’s best performance of the season, there were some excellent moves and some excellent goals. [More]

Told you so! - 03/02/2002
On Friday I gave you my thoughts on Warren Barton’s transfer, and in particular the impact he’d have on the club. [More]

Wal’s off to Derby - 01/02/2002
In December I was at the Tyne Tees studio with Wal, and we watched the Chelsea v Newcastle Worthington Cup game. [More]

Bez in support of Local SchoolBez in support of Local School - 23/01/2002
Bez supporting Chruchill Community College in their bid to acheive 'Sports College' status. [More]

Interview: Sharp as a blade - 12/12/2001
Born in Sheffield, raised as blade, Bez answers questions about 'his' club and announces that his media career may have to take a back seat in a year or two. [More]

News National Stadium, do we need one? - 04/12/2001
For the last year or two England have played matches at grounds all over the country and I think everyone thinks it's been a great success. [More]

World Cup Draw - 03/12/2001
The draw doesn't worry me, if we play to our potential we'll win it, it's as simple as that. [More]

I fully back the decision to strike - 16/11/2001
There's been a lot of criticism by the media and others against the PFA, but I fully back the decision to strike. [More]

Rob wants to play football - 07/11/2001
Rob wants to play football, and he looks at the fact that the club will not extend his contract which threatens his chances of extending his career. [More]

Where were they? - 07/11/2001
I have been away working for ESPN in Majorca this week. This also coincides with a well-earned break being enjoyed by the Newcastle squad, however, the 'big news' has been the conduct of four players, Keiron Dyer, Andy Griffin, Carl Cort, and Craig Bellamy. [More]

Will Phillips play? - 07/11/2001
England play Sweden on Saturday, and it hass been touted as the final chance for Kevin Phillips. [More]

The Premier League is fantastic! - 07/11/2001
The Premier League is fantastic, it's just wide open this year and that's great for the game. This is the best Championship race for years. [More]

Interview: An interview about Player Boss - 30/08/2001
An interview I did for www.fiso.com, it is about Player Boss, my fantasy football game. [More]

Who's got the bottle?Press article: Who's got the bottle? - 00/00/0000
Bez looks at the forthcoming derby game at St.James and asks the question... [More]



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