Last updated : 26 August 2004 By Editor
Newcastle's players are already looking to the exit door if Wayne Rooney signs
for them. Shola Ameobi yesterday said he may have to consider his future at St. James' Park if Rooney arrives while dwarf striker Craig Bellamy has had this to say on the chance arrival of the scouser:

"I love playing for Newcastle and I love everything about the club, but if Wayne
Rooney comes, I will have to review my position because I am not sitting on the bench anywhere," said Bellamy.

"I like Wayne Rooney a lot because he is a great player. He is my sort of player and it would be great for the club, but no good for Craig Bellamy.

"If he does come, I will have to consider my position."

And as if that wasn't enough the spring chicken that is Sir Bobby Robson hit back with

"What Craig Bellamy should do is just honour his contract, all right? That is what he should do," said Robson.

"At the moment, he is doing too much talking.

"He had a bit to say yesterday and he has signed a contract to play for Newcastle

United Football Club. Honour the contract, Craig Bellamy, honour the contract
like everybody else has to and just concentrate on playing and scoring goals for this club.

"If he is publicly saying that, then I am publicly replying to him, but I will tell him that face-to-face.

"What does he want to do? Does he want to be the manager or does he want to
be the player?

"He is doing very well. That is what I am saying `Hey Craig, just enjoy your
football and score goals'. He has done well, but he can't make threats to the

Could you imagine the mutiny if they were to actually sign him?