Newcastle United Find Rough Diamonds In Bargain Basement

Credit where it’s due, when you have players like Cisse and Ben Arfa making all the headlines, it’s possibly very easy to forget that our five game winning run has been achieved by conceding precisely one goal.

It may also be easy to forget that this has been achieved with a back four made up of mainly bargain basement transfers.

For whatever reason, no matter how well the team does, some players will always be deemed as not good enough for the shirt , but credit needs to be given to Simpson, Williamson and Perch.

While our stars do the business at one end, they have done an equally fine job at the other. Now you may well believe that these players (along with Ryan Taylor and Guthrie) are not Champions League standard, and you may well be right, but seeing as the combined transfer fees of these five lads comes to less than the wages we have paid Alan Smith for his services, surely no one can argue that they haven’t  been excellent value for money.

If only for their  commitment to the cause alone,  Danny, Mike and James will do for me any day, instead of the likes of Babayaro, Marcelino and Boumsong.