Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Toothache

Incredible. Not only were ASBO and the Lone Ranger denied visas for the US trip, but new signing Yohan Cabaye's was delayed so long that he was unable to go either. And what was his misdemeanour? GBH? Toting a replica gun? No, a dispute over a dental bill, apparently. You couldn't make it up.

As it is, Cabaye has headed off on the Reserves' tour of the Netherlands with his fellow first-team miscreants. Also not making the transatlantic trip are Danny Guthrie and Shane Ferguson, both crocked during Friday's farce at Darlington. Funny how Pardew has gone from claiming he needs to trim a few fringe players off the wage bill before buying to bemoaning the number of players at his disposal: "I wouldn’t say we’re on a knife-edge with injuries, but our squad isn’t particularly big"...

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Blogger Bob Mueser said...

I wanted to pass this along...

It's a very good explanation on why those 3 players were not granted a work visa. Given this explanation, I'm wondering if Rocky would have been let in had he not been sold...

Got my tickets for the Columbus match in the mail yesterday... :-)

1:48 pm  
Blogger Ben said...

Thanks for the link, Bob - just about to put it up...

Just wondering if you fancied writing something for us about the Columbus game? If you're interested, leave us a comment with your email address and I'll reply (but not put the comment up on the site, of course!).

10:39 pm  

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