This is exactly what we want to hear players saying, when they leave Newcastle United, for one reason or another.
Fabrice Pancrate – after scoring wonder goal against Watford
Today Fabrice Pancrate has learned he will not get a new contract from Newcastle, and rather than adversely criticise the club like others have done in the past – Damien Duff is one complainer who comes to mind – Fabrice has showed significant class by handing out compliments to both the Newcastle United club and its famous fans.
Just take a look at what the 30 year-old Frenchman said today:
“I am really disappointed not to be a Newcastle player next year. This was the best club that I played for and not to be part of it next year is tough to take.”
“The fans were the best I have played in front of and it was a great feeling to play in front of them and in front of so many at the away games.”
“I didn’t want to leave the club because I loved it.”
We provided the underlines. You can always tell a good club, just as you can tell a good company or a good group to work for.
When it’s good, everybody wants to join and nobody wants to leave, and when things are bad, everybody wants to leave and nobody wants to join – and that’s always been a good guide on how good a place is.
And as Chris Hughton said over the weekend – we must be doing something right at the Newcastle club.
We wish Fabrice all the best in the future, and will always remember the fantastic goal he scored at St. James’ Park on December 5th against Watford – it was just terrific to watch.