We have seen a number of comments on the site that Newcastle should sign Craig Bellamy from Manchester City this month.
Craig Bellamy – they’re all against me – innocent little me
Craig Bellamy, always too self-centered and outspoken, has said recently he has been victimized by his Eastlands’ club, from manager Roberto Mancini to just everybody else, and has even said he may quit football altogether if he did not make the final cut of 25 players for their Premier League squad.
He’ll not make the cut and he will not retire – he’s bluffing again.
We always thought when Craig was at Newcastle, that he was one of those players who never really grow up – being pampered from a very young age – because he was a very good football player – but never having to actually deal with the real world, and therefore never maturing as a man.
Wayne Rooney is another good example, although Wayne did manage to behave himself last night – just – in England’s 2-1 win against Hungary, in front of a good 72,000 crowd at Wembley.
Steven Gerrard was simply magnificent in the game as England captain, with two great goals, and he took the game by the scruff of the neck, once England surprisingly went behind in the second half, just like he does at Liverpool.
Back to Craig Bellamy – who has said he was treated badly on the pre-season tour of the USA, when he played just 80 minutes.
Senior Manchester City officials say his behavior is completely unwarranted and has under-mined his own position at the club – so what’s new?
A senior City official said:
“Craig has tried to paint himself as the victim,” “But he’s the one who has repeatedly disrespected Roberto and it looks like the point of no return for him after these latest comments.”
No, we don’t want babies at Newcastle United these days, but real men like Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith and Steve Harper and others – who have managed to grow up and become mature man while playing football – unlike a certain Craig Bellamy.
Maybe Celtic will take him – maybe.