The Grass Isn’t Always Greener Away From St.James’ Park
With rare exceptions, players end up ruing the day they left Newcastle United.
A perfect example is Jermaine Jenas who, seemingly on the verge of dropping into the Championship with Leeds after a career at Spurs which has dwindled away to nothing.
Yes injuries have played a part but I’ll never forget him arriving under Sir Bobby as a nineteen year old, what a player he looked.
He won the PFA Young Player Of The Year in his first full season (2002/03) at United, a year which included one of my greatest moments following NUFC.
The brilliant 3-2 win in Rotterdam, beating Feyenoord to qualify from the Champions League group stages and into the knockout phase.
In the cold light of day I sit here and can’t quite match up that brilliant day and Jermaine Jenas playing a role in it.
When I watch the highlights I can see he played a big part in that win and indeed that superb season but now he is just another random player who largely wasted a career that promised so much.
Players come and go at all clubs but he is one that certainly never improved with his move to the bright lights of London.
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