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Smith to join Newcastle

It’s just been announced that an offer of around £6m has been accepted today for Alan Smith and discussions are currently taking place between the player and Newcastle United.

Many fans were strongly against the signing of Alan Smith from Leeds not only because of the rivalry between the two clubs but because Smith was supposedly a die-hard Leeds United supporter who had previously made comments about Manchester United which were totally unacceptable.

Whilst many fans have quite rightly not forgiven Alan Smith; as a player he has always given 110% when he pulled on the red shirt of Manchester United and his commitment could never be questioned.

However, with the likes of Ole, Rooney, Saha, Nistelrooy (and hopefully soon to be Tevez) at the club during his stay he never quite had the ability to prove that he was a world class striker or that he could be indispensable to Fergie.

His determination to come back from the horrific broken leg that he suffered at Anfield was remarkable and his performance in the 7-1 thrashing of Roma brought a smile to even the most ardent reds fans.

Unfortunately though for Smith, grit and determination will never put him up there with the best but I honestly wish him all the best at Newcastle which is something I never thought I’d have been saying after his signing from Leeds.

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1 Comment

  1. junior nath :: October 30th, 2007 1:52 pm

    i believe smith is a graet player.he would do well in newcastle but pride and bostfullness will bring him doun.

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