Sunderland attacker Chris Maguire has told the club’s Twitter page that he’d never want to sign for Newcastle United – a comment that’s amused a few on Tyneside last night.
Maguire, who is one of their most popular players at the Stadium of Light, was doing a fan Q&A on Sunderland’s Twitter channel – and took a cheeky dig at ourselves in a desperate attempt to get one over their North-East rivals.
Asked by a Mackem if he’d rather sign for us or Rangers, he said this:
A few brilliant responses then emerged from Newcastle fans in the comments section that followed, with many being unmoved by the fact a League One midfielder (which some hadn’t even heard of!) didn’t fancy a move to a Premier League side:
“You’d be as well asking me….I have as much chance as him and I’m a lorry driver!”
“We’ve all heard of Newcastle and Rangers but no one knows who this bloke is….Swear I seen him on Netlifx”
“This is the **** who celebrated like he scored the winner at Wembley against wu u21s..”
“Imagine being so bad that you look at a player that scored 2 goals in 24 games for Bury and say, “Yeah we’ll have him”.“
“I’ve read through every reply and still cant work out who the heck he actually is? Presuming a lower league footballer who played against our youth team last season in the cup..”
I have to admit even I would struggle to name the Mackem’s team these days, which shows just how irrelevant the unwashed have become!
Who is Chris Maguire kidding, he’d sign for us in a heartbeat if the opportunity came along – which it thankfully won’t!