Newcastle Fans – Look On The Bright Side
Well I’m reminded about when I was a kid and if I had any minor injury/ailment such as a sore foot from getting kicked playing football, my dear old Uncle Brian would always offer to give me a good old slap around the chops and he said it would be guaranteed to take my mind off my dodgy foot.
Not surprisingly I didn’t’ take him up on his offer very often but I have to admit there was method in his madness the odd time he was quick enough to give me a slap.
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This week we’ve seen Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias use their normal strategy of releasing news with a negative angle when there is an international break.
Derek Llambias said yesterday; “We are building a club that can regularly compete for top honours at the highest level”.
I’m afraid I didn’t see much evidence of ‘building a club that can compete for top honours’ on Sunday.
I saw a veteran goalkeeper that the club couldn’t give away last season, a full-back in Shane Ferguson who was totally out of his depth and a centre-back in Mike Williamson who makes me more nervous than the wife’s driving.
Our second best goalkeeper was allowed to leave as he could bring in a couple of million and is now currently away with England (obviously they couldn’t find Steve Harper’s or Rob Elliot’s phone number). While Alan Pardew’s top two summer transfer targets, Debuchy and Douglas, were not signed because the club wouldn’t back the manager’s judgement with the necessary cash. This was confirmed by Derek Llambias in a recent statement.
Perch did his best but what on earth the majestic Davide Santon thought about what was going on across the rest of the defence is anybody’s guess.
Plenty fans seem to be taken in by this idea of, ‘look at our club, aren’t they clever not buying any players so we don’t end up like Portsmouth’!
Once I saw the return of Coloccini for Man.U. had just been a vicious rumour, I knew we were sunk. Playing without both Coloccini and Steven Taylor will only ever lead to one thing, especially with Harper sauntering about behind them, and that something isn’t buildng a club to compete!
Only one thing for it, a slap around the chops please.
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