There is a quote that could have been written for us all, it often gets misquoted but this is how it goes;
‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time’.
Abraham Lincoln might have had more on his mind than the trials and tribulations of following Newcastle United but the quote is timeless as far as we are concerned.
We’ve long known that the press can easily pick a player at random, then pick a few clubs out of another jar, the result an invented story that unfortunately today then gets repeated round and round the block/internet.
So today I keep seeing a story pop up regarding a ‘Toon backlash’ because Joe Kinnear is planning on bringing in Phil Bardsley from the mackems.
Now we all know that JFK has the odd weakness but nobody surely believes this story in any way, do you?
Another full-back isn’t a priority and definitely not a lone who is a total nugget on and off the pitch.
It was Bardsley who provoked Paolo Di Canio into his mammoth rant towards the end of last season, when he was photographed covered in £50 notes in a casino in the midweek before the last match of the season at Spurs. Di Canio dropping him from the squad in disgust and making clear he wants him gone.