With just over two days left in the transfer market for 2011, Newcastle United have either got something hidden up their sleeve or are just going to let the clock tick down and subsequently feel the wrath of supporters for not getting in any additions.
When it comes to the final day of the transfer window, we all know how it goes. The overhyped media frenzy and sometimes painful to watch Sky Sports News are always the ones to shout and scream at us with even the slightest snippet of information however dull it may be. Then as we all sit and stare at the obnoxious Jim White (Mr Skyports!) and we twiddle our thumbs and ponder whether Newcastle United are going to do any last minute business due to their lack of urgency over the last few months.
The movement between Sky Sports News and reporter in the North East David Craig is like watching Punch and Judy – It’s crude and sometimes unbearable to listen to. We get the ‘Breaking News’ that a player is supposedly leaving, then we get the, we have bid for John Doe and then immediately jump to the internet to scrape at all websites possible for a nibble of information no matter how credible it may be.
‘I wonder if this year will be any different from last?’ every Newcastle fan will be asking themselves. Well….
Could it be? We have heard rumbles that our much needed left back will be in before then and that a search for our 43rd choice striker is ongoing.
If Newcastle do complete signings before 11pm on Wednesday then personally I would be happy and wouldn’t find the need to sit and scrutinize the Sky Sports circus and watch it unfold before me. However, I do have that nagging feeling in the back of my head that is telling me. ‘signings before Wednesday, you gullible idiot.’
The process of signing player’s cant be easy, due to the involvement of agents and the like. Then we have personal terms, medicals. Can they agree? Are they fit?
Come 11pm on the 31st of August I would be happy if we had our so called left back replacement and striker, but the likeliness of me chewing my fingers to the bone are high and the slightest sniff of any other club coming in for our leftover quality players might just make our owner and cronies buckle under pressure, sell for a scandalous amount of money and leave us with half an hour left for them to “try their best” to replace them.
I hope this will not be the case!
Thanks to ethi-toon for sending this in. I’m sure we’re all hopeful of much the same!