We don’t get many Newcastle United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern because, well, it has been a quiet transfer window for the Magpies but that is all about to change, if the Daily Mirror’s story is to be believed.
The Mirror are reporting that Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear have ironed out the differences in their (unintentional) comedy double-act and have agreed deals for Queens Park Rangers’ Loic Remy and Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Well, peanuts have been thrown and pints have been spilled (you’d have thought Newcastle had won the title and boy would they “love it” if they did) but the pure delight at Newcastle finally spending some money has, naturally, enthused the fans.
Once the excitement dies down and pints have been refilled, Mirror Football has to apologise and explain that the deal in place for QPR’s Remy is only a loan deal, while Gomis still has to pass a medical and sort out agents’ fees.
Furthermore, a regular has just pointed out that Remy has a court case hanging over his head and the mood of the Football Transfer Tavern becomes, well, as quiet as a courtroom.
The Newcastle fans slowly leave the tavern, maybe not with the news they had hoped for but hey, it is a step in right direction…right?