If Newcastle United had limited themselves to 26 and unders in the past, we’d never have seen David Ginola (28 when signed), Kevin Keegan (31), Peter Beardsley (32 – second time around), Les Ferdinand (28) or….Sol Campbell (35)!!
At the very top of the tree you have the Andy Cole/Peter Beardsley link-up that produced an incredible 55 Premier League goals in the 1993/94 season, Cole was outrageously good and hit 34, with Peter Beardsley weighing in with another 21.
Obviously the players you have to bring in must be decent as well, as I think even a forward line of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Gandhi would have struggled to cope with the demands of the modern game.
The seasons 1993/94 and 1996/97 saw formidable striking partnerships for Newcastle United, hitting 55 and 41 goals respectively, with NUFC finishing 3rd and 2nd in the league. Can Ba and Cisse be our next partnership to deliver top three?.