Thursday, July 02, 2009

Back to work

Pre-season training began yesterday, with the Currant Bun reporting that everyone - bar Peter Lovenkrands, released by post - at least had the decency to turn up. Mind you, Oba Martins decided a reported £5000-a-week pay rise wasn't quite enough to guarantee his punctuality, arriving twenty minutes late.

Chris Hughton once again found himself in the role of ringmaster, while ASBO "gave a cheery wave", no doubt delighted to know he hasn't been kicked out and is still sitting on a big fat salary of his own.

The best line of the article, though, is reserved for last: "To add to the sense of farce around the place, Newcastle will bid to become a World Cup centre as part of England's bid for 2018 at a press conference next Tuesday. Shearer was expected to be the main man at the launch. But now Newcastle are scrambling around for a figurehead to do the job. Geordie hero Peter Beardsley is being mentioned as the possible face of the bid". Well, that's certainly more likely than the little magician being the face of Calvin Klein.


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