2 Words Don’t Want To Hear Together – Newcastle & Heskey!
Half asleep, I was having my breakfast, when I saw a headline featuring the words ‘Emile Heskey’ and ‘Newcastle’ in the same sentence. I don’t know if it is possible for your blood to run cold at the same time as coughing up your breakfast but I must have come very close.
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With Demba Ba kicking off and his agent his mouth go, I instantly thought there could have been some major fallout and Pardew had been forced to bring in the lumbering oaf as an emergency measure, with Heskey being a free agent and able to sign outside the window.
Happily though, on closer inspection I found out it was Newcastle JETS down in Australia, who Heskey is likely to sign for.
This is what Emile had to say when asked about the ‘Newcastle’ move;
“As has been reported, I did receive a number of offers during the transfer window but didn’t feel like any of them were the right opportunity for me at that time”.
Those words remind me of a certain other England striker who claimed there was a lengthy queue of clubs looking to secure his services, until he secured his dream ‘pay as you go’ move to…Stoke’s bench!
Imagine you were say a newly promoted club to the Premier League and in the summer you’d woken up one day to find two England strikers with 151 caps between them had signed for you, only to find out it was Heskey and Owen!
At least Michael Owen was once a player and has 40 goals in 89 England caps to show for it.
Over the years we’ve been linked with Heskey off and on and I’ve always thought ‘please god no’, his England record is 7 goals in 62 matches, I don’t think I need to say anything else.
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