Newcastle sign Alan Smith?


22nd, June 2007


Alan%20Smith.jpgNewcastle have reportedly won the race to sign firebrand striker, Alan Smith, from Manchester United for £3.5m – fighting off apparent interest from Middlesbrough, Villa and free-spending Spurs.
Smith aired his disappointment at not being offered a new contract at Old Trafford and Allardyce appears to have acted quickly to add some ‘never say die’ determination to Newcastle’s pampered squad – with serial psycho, Joey Barton, also arriving training sessions could carry a health warning!

Smith faced the wrath of his hometown Leeds fans when he moved to bitter enemies United in 2004. Ferguson was obviously attracted by his ‘in yer face’ attitude and even tried to mould him into Roy Keane’s replacement. But, after a horrific injury in front of less than sympathetic Liverpool fans he’s been unable to win his place back in the team. And he’ll be leaving without a Premiership medal ‘proper’ after failing to play the required number of league games this season.
With Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins and Mark Viduka already on the books, as well as speculation involving Seville’s Fredi Kanoute, is he really going to play more games for Newcastle? Or, does his arrival signal defeat in Newcastle’s attempt to keep Owen in Toon?

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  1. JT says:

    Didn’t he get a Premiership medal by special dispensation?

  2. Orangina says:

    Alan got a medal if anyone watched the last game against West Ham you would’ve seen that he had a medal around his neck. That aside, as a Leeds supporter I’m glad hes (hopefully) leaving Man U, waste of a decent player and a good honest lad. Yes it broke my heart him going to the Theatre of Nightmares but we couldn’t afford to keep him and they gave us a decent wad of cash that kept us afloat for a few months. They never saw the best of him, hopefully Newcastle will help him regain his old magic and confidence. Good luck Alan, I’ve missed going to watch you play maybe if I fake a Geordie accent and put on some dark glasses I’ll get to a few games…(!)

  3. Ritch says:

    A special medal by dispensation maybe but will someone with Smith’s pride really count it in his collection? Roy Keane still doesn’t claim the European Cup after missing the final he helped united reach

  4. rob says:

    His second touch is a sliding tackle.

  5. Orangina says:

    Knowing Alan, probably not! But better than no medal at all I suppose…

  6. chringle says:

    Smith, Owen and Viduka? toon might actually score some goals next season.

  7. Joe says:

    Doesn’t matter though, they’re defence is still laughably inadequate

  8. che says:

    alan smith iz ma bez player n man iz ma bez team 2 so since he iz leavin i wll go with him but still i like man