As Mr Charnley has struggled to negotiate the purchase of a Danish international for well below the seller’s valuation, the impending scenario is that Joselu may well be the man to continue to lead United’s frontline relegation battle.
Though he is not especially fast and with no great threat in the air, it seems Joselu’s hard work and willingness to close down his opponent, outweighs the fact that he is less likely to finish than a Tory MP corruption investigation.
As a man who reached double figures for goals in a mere 27 years of playing Sunday football, I thought who better than I to cast judgement on whether our current superstar is better than some of his predecessors?
The answer is very clear. Joselu is better than lots of them!
Andreas Andersson, Emmanuel Riviere, Frank Pingel, Billy Whitehurst, Tony Cunningham, George Reilly, John Robertson, Seydou Doumbia, Paul Dalglish, Daniel Cordone, Facundo Ferreyra, Shefki Kuqi, Albert Luque, and of course Xisco, to name but a few.
He is probably better than Stephane Guivarc’h and Luuk De Jong too.
In my time; Paul Moran and Andy Walker have played up front for Newcastle United.
One was fat, slow and drunk, whilst the other was fat, slow and might have played better if he was drunk.
Now obviously Joselu is no Shola, but continue to give him your support people, we have had much, much worse.
(If I close my eyes I can still see a front line of Ginola, Beardsley, Shearer, Sir Les and Asprilla – oh for those days again.)