Back in February we brought you the rather surreal news that adult slides had been proposed to be fitted next to St.James’ Park as a ‘fun’ idea to improve the area and which would also help fans disperse after matches.
However, the people behind the plan, ‘NE1’, have now announced that due to the upturn in the area and a number of new developments, they have knocked the idea on the head.
A fee in the region of £1.7million is being reported as the amount required to bring him out of Brazil and his signing would certainly fit in with United’s recent policy of buying young foreign players for development in their various youth sides.
The Italian black and whites supposedly see Krul as a long-term replacement for stalwart custodian Gianluigi Buffon and have apparently been unperturbed by the Dutch ‘keeper’s recent signing of a contract to keep him at United until 2017.
Speaking after the culmination of two games in quick succession for his side, manager Stephen Keshi has promised to stick with the squad that got Nigeria to the finals; the squad that includes Shola Ameobi.
Having ruled out anything where Joe would come into contact with sharp objects, or heaven forbid be let loose in public again, Ashley called Kinnear to his office and presented him with a job that even he couldn’t mess up.
Of course if you were cynical you might be thinking that Gomis has been hawked around Italy with no joy and now his agent is casting his net around the Premier League because there will always be somebody prepared to snap up a deal for a striker whose contract is due to run out. Will it appeal to king of the bargain hunters, Mike Ashley?