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’.

What a nugget!

What a nugget!

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.

6 comments
Hughie
Hughie

Great stuff Travis. Perhaps it has something to do with not recruitingplayers with aerial ability, or being too lazy to use it-- where had Sissoko been all season until that dramatic header against West Ham? This is also a major factor resulting in having the second and third worst defence in the PL in the last 2 seasons. We have been expert at creating teams full of midgets or poor headers of a ball for several years--Armstrong is the latest example-- and it is blindingly obvious to all of us. Apart from a coaching issue it is a recruitment problem and I blame the much lauded Carr once again. This feller seems to be increasingly influential at the club, and continues to be a major weakness in my book.

BearNUFC
BearNUFC

@Hughie Owen and Cahill were two of the best headers of the ball in the game and they were tiny

1957
1957

Given that our coaching staff last season included the self proclaimed best manager, in addition to the best coach, in the Premier League maybe supporters have got it wrong and modern, up to date coaching sees scoring from set pieces as being dishonest in some way. What else can explain our only tactic (kick the ball toward Williamson) that gives the opposition the best chance to defend.

AndrewCowley1
AndrewCowley1

Scoring from a corner has passed into the stuff of legend.whispered in hushed tones around a camp fire,the story of shearer scoring with a header or Albert,a centre back!, scoring goals is now just mythical folklore,passed from generation to generation to keep the kids supporting the toon.

kidda
kidda

I like the article.

Mike Willianson goes up for every corner and free kick...in his 160+ matches, that has got to be around 1000 crosses into the box and he has scored one goal,and I don' think that was a direct header...what is the point ??

toon tony
toon tony

Blimey. ...I need some of that medicine too. ..!!!!!