Respected Daily Telegraph sports writer, Henry Winter, had previously gone on record at some length to doubt whether Mike Ashley had any intention of backing Alan Pardew long-term.
He even made the fatal mistake of saying that if Newcastle’s owner made any kind of commitment showing he was committed to Alan Pardew, he would…swim the Tyne.
Winter has used his Twitter account to say the following;
“I honour my bets. I promised to swim the Tyne if Ashley showed long-term loyalty to Pardew. He has, fair play, so time for dip in Tyne.
Thanks for tips on best spot for Tyne dip for SBR Foundation. I know it’s a dangerous tidal river. I’m getting expert advice. It will happen”.
The ‘swim’ (wouldn’t mind seeing the other chap in the image above taking a dip in the Tyne..) is scheduled to take place this Sunday before Winter covers the Manchester United match, fair play to him!
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