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Last Updated: Tuesday January 25 2005 14:33 GMT

Bellamy fined after Souness row

Craig Bellamy has been fined lots of money
Newcastle United have fined striker Craig Bellamy around 80,000 in the latest stage of a row with his manager.

It's all to do with an argument about which position Bellamy prefers and where Souness wants to play him.

Bellamy didn't play for Newcastle against Arsenal, with Souness saying the player had faked an injury after being asked to play out of position.

Bellamy then said on TV that Souness had been lying and that he had not been making the injury up when training.

Now chairman of Newcastle United, Freddy Shepherd, has joined in the row.

Bellamy (back right) was dropped against Arsenal
Bellamy (back right) was dropped against Arsenal
He told a newspaper in Newcastle that before Bellamy pulled out of training on Friday he told other players he was going to pretend to be injured.

Shepherd added that when Souness found out what the striker had told other players he called Bellamy in for a meeting.

He added that Bellamy was ordered to apologise to his team-mates but chose not to, which is why he was dropped against Arsenal.

Newcastle have said they don't intend to sell Bellamy, even though he didn't train with the rest of the first team on Tuesday.

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