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Alan Smith, The New Ryan Giggs?!!

11 years ago

I had to check it wasn’t still pantomime season because when I saw Alan Smith had claimed he could emulate Ryan Giggs I was compelled to shout out, ‘Oh no he couldn’t’, which was a bit embarrassing for my wife walking around Asda.

Read Alan Smith’s deluded comments below and resist the urge to shout out…;

“People say ‘why don’t you move on?’ But whenever I’ve spoken to the boss he’s never told me he wants me to leave.

I knocked on Alex Ferguson’s door after coming back from breaking a leg. I told him I was ready to face Roma and started and scored in a 7-1 Champions League win.

I’ve done the same to Alan Pardew. It worked with Sir Alex but it hasn’t here but at United there’s only one boss.

I see Ryan Giggs still going strong. Maybe I can do another six or seven years like him.

If I’m not staying at Newcastle, I want to find a club where I can make a difference, like a QPR where I could give them a bit of a push forward. I can still do a good job in the Premier League or the Championship — I just need that chance”.

I would have said the fact that Alan Pardew only ever includes Smith on the bench in emergencies says it all, why the manager would have to say to him very slowly, ‘Alan…you…are…rubbish….and…that…idiot….Fat….Sam….has…a…lot…to…answer…for’.

Alan Smith is no doubt a major reason why Mike Ashley went into shock at the money going into the hands of the undeserving and went the opposite way after Allardyce had wasted a fortune on rubbish like Viduka, Geremi and Smith.

Great players deserve great rewards, Smith has cost Newcastle United (yours and mine money) somewhere in the region of £20m.

Smith’s contract is almost up so no wonder (belatedly) he is now talking about getting another club, he could have got a club any time in the last year or two as he could do now….if he is prepared to drop to a wage more appropriate to his talents. He is rumoured to be on £60,000 a week, he could knock one of the ‘0’ off for starters.


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