BELLAMY REVEALS HE ALMOST JOINED UNITED YEARS AGO

Former Cardiff United player Craig Bellamy has revealed in a recent interview that he was once told by his agent that Manchester United were interested in signing him some years ago but still can't place his fingers on why the deal did not happen. The former striker made his professional debut for Norwich City in the year 1996 before moving on to play for Cardiff City and Newcastle United later in his career before deciding to retire. The former Wales international star played as a midfielder and was a player a number of clubs chased during his playing days as he showed a lot of brilliance on the ball but he could not seal a move to a big club and he has now opened up about it.

BELLAMY REVEALS DEPRESSION BATTLE

Ex-Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy has revealed his battle with depression. Craig Bellamy talked about his condition in an chat with Sky Sports last year as he said that he was diagnosed with the condition in 2017 and that injuries made it worse.

Craig Bellamy stated that he has been on medication since being diagnosed with the depression condition and that he can't get away from being a man of depression. The Welsh international said that he had not spoken about his condition publicly until the interview. According to him, he had ridiculous highs and massive lows before adding that his injuries didn't help at all. Craig Bellamy felt tortured while trying to overcome his injury nightmare and that he didn’t know that his football career will turn out the way it did.

STORM STAR THINKS BELLAMY WILL BE AT THE CLUB NEXT SEASON

Melbourne Storm player Brandon Smith has revealed that he has no intention of quitting the club just yet and he also thinks that the club's manager Craig Bellamy will also continue his stay at the club next season as well. Smith says expressed that one of the reasons he can't think of leaving the club right now is because of Bellamy and he says he would love to have the coach at the club next season so he would have someone by his side.

Smith is currently contracted to the club and still has a year left on his contract which is set to expire next summer if he does not renew. He has been linked with an exit from the club because of how soon his contract will be expiring, and also since he has had to be in a tight competition for a starting role with Harry Grant on the team.

SHEARER SPEAKS ON BELLAMY PARTNERSHIP

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has positive things to say about his partnership with Craig Bellamy at the club despite the fact that the two didn't get along often.

In one of his recent interviews as monitored by nufc blog, Shearer disclosed that Craig Bellamy helped him get another year or two of his career. According to him, he had lost a little bit of pace and that Craig Bellamy was brilliant for him as the Welshman had a lot of pace to burn.

Shearer was certain that the pace that Craig Bellamy had helped their partnership blossom at Newcastle United. He also added that Bellamy was a bit of nuisance to defenders and that they hate to play against the retired Welsh international attacker.

WOOD FAILS TO MATCH BELLAMY RECORD

Burnley striker Chris Wood failed in his bid to match the Premier League record set by Craig Bellamy many years ago in the colours of Merseyside giants Liverpool.

Wood could have matched the record of Craig Bellamy if he had found the back of the net against Champions League chasers Leicester City when his Clarets side hosted the Foxes at Turf Moor earlier this month. Ahead of the game, Burnley had won three of their four Premier League games with former holders Leicester City.

BELLAMY SPEAKS ON NEWCASTLE, RELEGATION BATTLE

Ex-Newcastle United striker Craig Bellamy is certain that the Magpies have the quality to avoid relegation from the Premier League at the end of the current season. Craig Bellamy told TalkSports that he's confident that Newcastle United would stay up for another season in the top flight. The Welshman won't want his former club to suffer demotion to the English Championship. According to him, the mentality of the Newcastle United and the negative tactics means that the Magpies are unable to beat the teams around them on the league table. Newcastle United have endured a wretched run of results in the top flight of English football over the last two to three months and that has seen them drop so close to the relegation zone. A run of just two wins from the last dozen games has left Newcastle United three points above the final relegation place occupied by Fulham but Craig Bellamy is adamant that the Magpies won't be demoted to the second level of club football in England.

BELLAMY QUESTIONS NEWCASTLE UNITED MENTALITY

Former Newcastle United, Manchester City and Liverpool player Craig Bellamy has questioned the mentality of the players at his former team Newcastle Unitedwho have hit a poor run of form over the last two months. Craig Bellamy talked about Newcastle United in an interview with Simon Jordan of TalkSports. According to him, Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce needs to embrace a more offensive approach and that his style is too defensive. Craig Bellamy also said that Newcastle United have too many quality players for them to suffer relegation at the end of the season.<center><img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvJLThuX0AAVXM4.jpg" width="500" /></center>
Newcastle United were on a run of nine games without a win in the Premier League and eleven matches without a victory in all competitions before the weekend’s game at the home of Everton. The Magpies were the underdogs ahead of the clash with Everton but they were able to get a result at the end of proceedings. Three Lions of England player

UNITED FAR FROM LIVERPOOL, MAN CITY

Manchester United still have a long way to go to get to the level of rivals Manchester City and Liverpool according to ex-Premier League player Craig Bellamy. Welshman Craig Bellamy played for both Liverpool and Manchester City during his playing career and he believes that Manchester United is still a level below the two teams. Liverpool and Manchester City have won the last three Premier League titles on offer.

Manchester City had won the last two Premier League titles before Liverpool snatched it from the Citizens last season in style. Liverpool were able to end their long wait for a Premier League title in a convincing manner after they finished way ahead of nearest challengers Manchester City on the league standings. Liverpool won the league title for the first time in the Premier League era and for the first time in three decades by finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City.

THREE GREATEST LIVERPOOL MOMENTS FOR BELLAMY

Welshman Craig Bellamy was a fiery character during his career as a professional footballer. The 41-year-old was one of the players who managed to get on the skin of his opponents throughout his career that took him to nine clubs and eleven different spells.

Craig Bellamy spent more than one period at just two clubs Welsh team Cardiff City and Liverpool. His first spell at Liverpool was between 2006 and 2007, while his second Reds spell was between 2011 and 2012. Craig Bellamy spent two permanent spells at Liverpool only, while one of his two spells at Cardiff City was a loan deal from Manchester City between 2010 and 2011.

CRAIG BELLAMY REJECTS GOAT'S DEBATE COMPARISON

Craig Bellamy, Storm super coach, has denied that he is one of the greatest league coaches of all time, despite having a third premiership and a fifth grand win.

Bellamy is seen as many to be up with Jack Gibson as one of the rugby greatest coaches, but the title doesn't sit well with him. Bellamy has said that it's a bit surreal and a little embarrassing when mentioned alongside Gibson. I wouldn't tie up the bootlaces of Gibson. I have been fortunate and have many great talents to coach, Bellamy added. Bellamy has managed the Storm to massive grand finals in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020. The Storm has also won three official titles in 2012, 2017, and 2020; the 2007 and 2009 titles were taken away from them because of the salary cap scandal

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