Alan Smith shaves the day. Toon attempt to catch Cort.

Posted on September 11th, 2009 | 37 Comments |

Unshaven haven
Unshaven haven
According to the club site, Alan Smith will not shave until the Toon lose a game.

The bestubbled player said:

It started off as a bit of a joke but then a few of the lads told me to keep it going until we get beaten so I hope it’s still there at Christmas.”

Mind you, I’ve had a bit of a reprieve. I’m going to trim it because it is starting to get a bit itchy now. I need to sort it out.”

Let’s hope he doesn’t have to shave on Sunday evening!

Smith continues by saying that the players who remain at the club really want to be there:

The players who said they wanted to stay did it because they want to prove they are good enough to get back in the Premier League.

Only time will tell if we can. Squad togetherness is important. I think that’s the biggest impact on people who come and watch us play.

When I speak to people, that is what they have said, so that means a lot to us because we are honest lads who want to stay, do well and get this club back in the Premier League.”

Other news has us in the market for Stoke’s Leon Cort, brother of Carl who was on our books between 2000-2004. Stoke broke their transfer record spending £1.2m on the defender but now it seems he’s surplus to requirements. Cort has scored 37 goals in 361 games, which is pretty good for a defender, but is also noted for his lack of cards having last received a yellow card in 2004 and not received one in the 150 games he’s played since then.

Apparently Newcastle face competition from Notts Forrest and ‘Boro for the 29 year old defender. I suspect any club offering to buy Cort after the loan period will be viewed more favourably by Stoke.

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37 Responses

  1. The Hugh, The Hugh, The Hugh is on fire!!

    Smudger is class like. Totally erractic, temperamental and until recently ineffective but you can’t help loving him.

    In court, signing Cort, courting loan deals.

    “You’re out of order, this whole court is out of order”

  2. Agree Bowburn. This year he is my favourite player, totally committed in games and passionate about the cause. I hope he retains the captian’s armband for as long as possible. Would love it, just love it to see him score again!!

  3. The Quayside, drinking cold lager, is the place to be this afternoon. I could have stayed there all day in the sun. Gutted.

    Lineker’s Bar will kick off shortly and I can already make out four separate ‘hen/stag’ do’s. Lucky b’s.

  4. batty lol

    i think smith is having a good season so far he is what i always knew 100 % comitted though admitadly he could hvae done more on the goals front he is a very combative dm

    and about l cort i hope hes better than his brother coz he was pretty bad though he is still the only person i have ever got an autograph from (twice in fact) unfortunately

  5. bowburnmag says:
    September 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm (Edit)

    The Quayside, drinking cold lager, is the place to be this afternoon. I could have stayed there all day in the sun. Gutted.


    I think my record was a 6 hour lunch break. And I only popped back into the office to pick up my jacket.

    Ah, those were the days.

  6. bowburn , is that in newcastle then ? because its a place i would consider visiting one day infact i may even visit saint johns park see i’ve been a fanatical supporter ever since kk was manager and always watch them on tv when i’m not to busy , i must say i’m the biggest kk hater now though for walking out on my club , and as for alan the least said about his 8 games in charge the better. if he wants to be a manager then he should start in the conference. thanking you.

  7. Toon_Factor says:
    September 11, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    “Anyone know what “What’s it like in Mongolia Mongle-oid?” means? much appretiated.”

    Toon, Mongolia is a country in central Asia, and Mongoloids are a race of people from that region.

    It has been said that people suffering from the genetic abnormality, ‘Down’s Syndrome’, which affects the brain (amongst other things) bear a likeness to Central Asian Mongoloids, so idiots use it as an insult to suggest that the victim is suffering from Down’s Syndrome. ‘Monga’ is another one which is often used.

    Many, many people in Europe are part Mongoloid without even knowing it, thanks to Genghis Khan, the most famous Mongoloid ever.

    Hope this helps, Toon.

  8. Toon_Factor says:
    September 11, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Anyone know what “What’s it like in Mongolia Mongle-oid?” means? much appretiated.
    Arrww, poor TF, Stuart called him it on Ed’s blog and he’s came on here to see what it means! You could’ve asked us on there TF we would’ve told you. But considering your usual banter with Stuart i’m sure you realised it was an insult!

  9. Tino 11 says:
    September 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    “You could’ve asked us on there TF we would’ve told you.”

    He knew that the answer on here would be more accurate though, Tino! :-)

  10. Would be great if Smithy looks loke santa clause come xmas.
    Perhaps he could even bleach it too. ROFL!

  11. Tino 11 says:
    September 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    “Bet he still wouldn’t look as daft as this!”

    He looks like he has a little jet of steam coming out of his heed.

  12. Worky,

    Thanks for explaining to Toon Factor.

    Although an insult doesn’t really have the same effect if they need it explaining.

    Wasted me fingers on that one me thinks.

  13. Lookit that, just threw some Spanish accent in just for the craic. Not intentoinal, untenshun, in tenchnal. Not meant like. I’m speaking as I find and finding as I speak. I’ve found some Chinese. Sweet!

  14. bowburnmag says:
    September 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    “TF didn’t get a joke? Née way”

    Bowburn, describing “What’s it like in Mongolia Mongle-oid?” as a “joke” is probably stretching things a little! :-)

  15. Sorry, an insult. I meant an insult. Beer has lowered me tone.

    TF – you need to spend more time ower here. Then you can call Stu a pleb and really have some weight behind it.

  16. btw Worky and bbm, i am moving back to Newcastle, I was meant to move here at the end of august but looks like mid October now, have to drive my 4×4 over which will be a nightmare. Hoping ill get to a few games too.

  17. i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again .. tf a good ploating will do you the world of good .. and i have little doubt thats exactly what you’ll get when you come over here with that lovely attitude of yours.good night & good luck you’ll need it….bed