On a day when I wrote that that Jose Enrique was a Frenchman, I had better not walk under any ladders – that’s for sure. 😀
Leon Best – got the job done with 6 goals in 10 PL games
And I’m meeting one of by best friends for lunch today, and Peter just so happens to be an out-and-out Sunderland supporter, born and bred there – and was brought over to the US by IBM in the 1970s.
I’ll try to go easy on him, kind of, with just 1 point from their last 7 games.
The news was not good yesterday when we heard that Leon Best will have an ankle operation on Friday in London, and will therefore be out for the rest of the season.
This is what the Newcastle manager told the local Newcastle press about the 6 goal striker today:
“I had an inkling last week all was not well. It’s best to get him right and ready to rumble next season.”“We’ve also got Stephen Ireland, though he’s ineligible for Aston Villa.”
“People might think he’s been here since January and not done anything, but he’s trained well and the team’s trained well.” “I think we’ve got more than enough to see us through to the season finish. Shola Ameobi and Peter Lovenkrands have played brilliantly, both of them.”
“Chieck Tiote will be back for Manchester United, but we’re a little short for Villa. Jose Enrique trained yesterday and I don’t think he’ll be a problem for Villa.”
“We’ve lost James Perch, as well, but Ryan Taylor comes in. It’s unlucky for James, because he had a chance of starting at the weekend.” ” He’s disappointed, but he’ll get another opportunity.”
It seems to us that Alan rates James Perch, and it seems he may have played the former Nottingham Forest player this Sunday, but in what position we have no idea.
And it’s much better to have Leon Best fixed up properly, even if he now misses the rest of the season, and not do what the club unfortunately did last season.
Danny Simpson played on an injured ankle for a few games at the end of the season, and the former Manchester United player was then out of action until October, after he had his ankle operation.
So although Newcastle will be missing Leon Best for 7 games, it’s definitely the right and sensible thing to do.
We expect Ryan Taylor to start on Sunday at Villa Park, and presumably the first Newcastle fans will see Stephen Ireland could be on Tuesday, 19th April, in the home game against Manchester United.
That seems an easy three points – right there. 😀