Smith set for MK Dons move

Smith off to Stadium MK?
Alan Smith is on the verge of joining League One outfit MK Dons on loan until the end of the season according to the Chronicle.

However keep your party hats dry for now as Newcastle will still be paying 96% of his wages according to Sky Sports.

That means that we’ll have shed the princely sum of £2,400 a week from our wagebill based on Smith’s rumoured wage of £60,000 a week from us. That isn’t a lot in fairness and it looks as though we’ll have to wait his contract expires in the summer before we can get rid of his wage fully and put it to, well, put it to better use to be perfectly honest.

Smith is about as far down the pecking order at NUFC as you can get, mainly because he has lost it as a Premier League player. He’s not been the same since he broke his ankle against Liverpool in 2006 but Sam Allardyce still went ahead and signed him. For £6m!

I know some people moan about Smith and mention his wages, but I don’t have an issue with that. It’s not his fault he was offered 60k a week and he is within his rights to pick it up. Fortunately it shouldn’t be an issue again thanks to our transfer policy. I wonder if Alan Smith is still Mike Ashley’s favourite player these days?



So that’s the end of the road for Smith then, and I’d like to thank him for playing a role in our promotion back to the Premier League. He’s also been a model professional in his time here and hasn’t been in any trouble or attracted any headlines and he is also pretty good to have around the training ground going by what the other players say. Unfortunately, he’s just not good enough to get anywhere near our team anymore.

Good luck Smudge. I hope you enjoy the football you’ll be getting and I hope you help MK Dons achieve their aim of promotion to the Championship.

Goodbye Alan.

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182 thoughts on “Smith set for MK Dons move

  1. Young Spence how’s it going lad 😉 as for Smith I just don’t think he is suited to his role in the prem, but in the CCC he was in his element because its still a contact sport and there isn’t as many players going down everytime they get touched.

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  2. Not bad, I knocked up a article and sent it to toonsy about the wingers we have, i think i rambled a bit though 😆

    I have also applied for the young apprentice so lifes good at the moment.

    How about you mate?

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  3. I’d play Vuckic tonight, just behind a striker. Unfortunately we have to play one striker from Best and Strolla. I’d go for Best (best of a bad bunch).

    Maybe Guthrie holding with Cabaye and Vuckic through the middle. Obviously Jonas and Arfa on the wings.

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  4. Sharpy, DjG and Wolfie. I ain’t been swimming in a public baths since my school days. There is something really gross about em, either that or i’m getting picky in my old age.You get allsorts in that water and all the chlorine in the world ain’t gonna make me feel any easier.

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  5. It is interesting to see the mixed response. He may have passed it a lot, but there is an element of class which every single Premier League player has, even if they were playing there 10 years ago. Didi Hamman had that element in his few games for us, was no better than the rest but the odd bid of movement, vision or passing you could tell he was once a great.

    My main worry though, is Dons use an extremely interesting system which is essentially 4-2-4, a more attacking and moving 4-2-3-1. Would he replace one of our two defensive mids who have been key to success. Or in the Would he play out side (our may position which needs strengthening) or would he be main man up front (replacing the only player our manager has paid for and has a goal scoring records of every other game) or play just behind the striker where Luke Chadwick is (player of the season for the past 2 years). As exciting as it is for us and the talent he can bring, we have a great system, there is a chance of him disrupting this with an ego or being first name on the team sheet. I hope this is not the case and he brings goals and hard work to the side

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  6. Regarding Smith ,i say good luck to him ,hope he gets a new club in the summer, presuming he’s still got the hunger, which i have been doubting to be honest.

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  7. Spence alls good and still busy but not as busy as youve been 😆 😉 oh and could you imagine how well your Raylor article would have went down now ❓

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  8. I know aye, never had any faith in him, glad he proved you all wrong though! any aye all my exams are over now so hopefully not to much work until the summer!

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  9. ameobi?? nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  10. Shit, won’t get to follow the match on the internet stream today, at a “prior arrangement”. Never again 🙁 👿

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  11. [email protected]
    I don’t blame you for thinking like you do, all you have to do is sit back and imagine this.
    1. Old men and women swim in it, so that means, foisty foreskins and sweaty old bollock sweat, plus dried snots stuck in the old mens nose hair that falls off and floats.
    2, Scruffy people that don’t bother washing and look at the swimming as their only wash, meaning absolute rancid sweaty arses and bell ends and tuppences.

    3 . nearly all people have a piss in the water and are constantly blowing snot from their noses like footballers do on a pitch.

    You know what?
    I think, I’ll rap up going swimming now hahahahaha

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  12. Wolfie…they have plugs for your lugs, plugs for your nose, snorkels and all in one bathing outfits. If you really love swimming you’ll always find a way… 😉

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  13. MUNICH ,aye your’e right but if I go next time I think I’ll wear one of those divers suits that Del boy wore in Fools and horses. 😆

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  14. Did Pards not see Ameobi last week or what. Strange decision /selection. ,Perch doesn’t fill me with confidence either. Oh hum . 🙁

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  15. Ameobi gets the playing time cause he runs around the pitch 15 times after training everyday, not like it shows off when he is playing 😆

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  16. Wolfie… 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    Aye, those crusty fiveskin remnants do tend to give one summat to think about 😆 😆 😆

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  17. KIM, it’s only Brighton, we will swallow them up like a ravenous dragon cornering 11 unarmed knights in a cave. 😀

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  18. I reckon it’s a good move today playing Best and Shola together up front. We have the match winner HBA in the side too. No problems today, 4-1 toon.

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  19. MUNICH, imagine the festered philadelphia tucked up in the foreskin, only for some old codger to get a stiffy on, forcing his foreskin back and releasing that spread. 😆

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  20. Wolfie@ I think there is a ravenous dragon in my pasty it taste weird to me . You just can’t trust them Cornish . 🙄

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  21. KIM, I don;t want to put you off your Cornish pasty but it could have been made by some disgruntled sweaty employee and he could have wiped his nob in the mix and you got that unlucky one.
    I’m not saying that’s what happened but you can’t be too careful can yea. 😆

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  22. KIM, whenever you buy a pasty, always look at the people selling them and how cheerful they are. If they’re cheerful and are presentable then eat your pasty with gusto.
    If they look hot and bothered and pissed off at serving you, then there’s a small possibility that they have wiped their arse on the rolled out pastry earlier. 😆

    It’s like going into a Chinese takeaway and watching a drunk make his order while abusing the staff and they shout his order through the hatch, like wing a wang cha da ding deng du dio wangi wunga….which means, ….snot on this drunk bastards meal cos he’s a right cheeky bastard. 😆

    When I ask for my meal, I’m so polite it’s untrue hahahahaha

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  23. I look at Smith sitting on 60k a week for sod all work, then I look at David Weir, 41 years old, not played in 5 months and decides to walk away from Gers so they can use his wage on a first team player. He actually cares about his club, whereas it’s pretty obvious Smith is another mercenary. Can’t defend the lad for just picking up his massive wage as if we’d all do it – it’s greedy, shows no ambition and makes it clear he’s not bothered about the club at all.

    When we were relegated Ashley sacked a load of ground staff an tea ladies. Probably could have kept them in a job had 60k a week stars had pulled their fingers out a bit, taken a small wage cut, or left the club. Good riddance I say.

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