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It is 11 years ago today that Mike Ashley made his first ever Newcastle United signing, not exactly the sign of things to come.
‘Laurent Robert scored plenty wonderful goals for the Magpies but his overhead backheel – if you can call it that – against Fulham tops the lot.’
Alan Shearer gives glowing references to two former Newcastle strikers, Les Ferdinand is one but you’ll not guess the other.
Nile Ranger has been reflecting on where it all went wrong and says he wishes he’d taken more notice of Michael Owen when he was at St.James’ Park.
While Big Sam is patting himself on the back I wonder if he’d like to rack his brains and think if he has ever made a bad signing?
Allardyce was to blame more than any other person for the relegation that followed the next season, obviously Ashley must shoulder blame as he is top of the tree but it was Allardyce who was given the backing.
I was thinking the other day about the worst ever eleven we’ve had, compared to their overall profile in the record books.
I reckon my ‘disappointing’ Newcastle United take some beating.
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