I think the internet is broken.
It might be full or it might have just achieved its goal of dumbing down the population to a level where they now automatically believe everything they see online.
Either way I’m sure that like me you just can’t quite believe some of the stuff you see out there these days.
Top of my list of “come on, you can’t be serious” today was the fact that a multibillionaire was caught red handed with a huge, massive, monstrous wad of 50 pound notes in his pocket.
The shock and horror of it all!
Actually it didn’t look any more than about 800 quid, which is no more than your average punter’s monthly salary, but the fact that Ashley has money in his pocket appears to be newsworthy.
Hot on his heels of “Billionaire Has Cash” is the revelation that Bradford City reserves lost 5-0 to Burton Albion.
So what’s so amazing about that?
Haris Vuckic was playing for Bradford, and it appears to have all been his fault.
Personally I rate Vuckic, and I believe that he just came along at a time when we were overrun with midfield talent, so never got a run at the first team. The main point of this particular story though is that the club should not give out long term contracts to players because it means we are stuck with them for a long time!
I kind of thought that was the whole point of long term contracts!
Elsewhere that old classic of Graham Carr not being able to spot talent popped up again, with the writer actually trying to convince us that Andros Townsend was a complete donkey.
Cherry picking facts is always a good laugh but it does work both ways. Overall I think that Carr (and as a result Newcastle United) came out ahead. Let’s not forget the likes of Tiote, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Santon, Elliot, Anita , Debuchy, Haidara, Sissoko, Mbabu, Perez, Jaanmat, Ba, Cisse and goodness knows however many more that were brought in on Carr’s watch.
Sissoko alone debunks the idea that Carr didn’t know what he was doing. In for 1.8 million, out for 30.
What we really need to ensure is that we don’t forget that Pardew had an amazing knack for sucking the talent out his superstars by playing them out of position. I’d lay the blame at Pardew’s feet long before slagging off Carr.
Lets’s face it. If Pardew had signed Shearer, within 6 months he’d have had him playing right-back.
The shocker for me today though was the news that Rob Elliot has been offered a new 4 year contract. This just days after Tim Krul was only given a one year extension and packed off on his hols to Ajax.
I’ve nothing against Elliot, and it’s great to see that he stepped up the way he did, but I still rate Krul as our number 1 keeper and just can’t get my head around this particular move.
Is Rafa giving Tim a chance to recover and prove himself on loan? Is he just getting a high salary off the books? Is he just concerned that Tim recovers, leaves and we get nothing for him?
I don’t get this one at all! Krul is one of the few players currently with Newcastle United that I consider anywhere near being a club hero.
Oh well – let’s see what the internet brings us tomorrow!