Disney World Beckons For Alan Smith


Alan Smith has one year left on his five year contract, and he was one of a number of players that Sam Allardyce brought to the club in the summer of 2007.

Alan Smith – would be great catch for Orlando

The other two players that were brought in on five year deals at that time were Jose Enrique from Villareal and Joey Barton from Manchester City, and of course the deals run out next summer.

News today from the US that Orlando City manager Adrian Heath wants Alan Smith to join the club at some time in the future, which is obviously on its way up the leagues in America.

They are currently in the USL, which is the third tier of American football (soccer), but we’re sure their plan is to get into the MLS just as soon as they can.

But it’s an open question whether they can attract Alan to America, given that next summer, Leeds United and other teams could well be after the free agent.

Heath told The Journal today:

“I’d love to take Alan over here at some point.”  “We have spoken a couple of times so far and it seems at the moment he wants to sit out the last year of his contract at Newcastle.”

“So I may have to wait but if anything changes, he can come to Orlando whenever he wants.”

“I know he likes it here and I’d love to sign him.”

Alan would be great for any ambitious side in the states, and of course his leadership and experience would be huge over here.

And there’s Disney World too!  What more could Alan ask for?

And the local Raleigh side – the Carolina JayHawks are doing great this season.

They play in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, and are having a fine season,  and are way out ahead in their league.

They have 41 points from 17 games and are 12 points ahead of the second placed side, the Puerto Rico Islanders.

And Stephen Glass, now 35 years old and the Scottish midfielder who played 42 times with 7 goals for Newcastle from 1998-2001, is currently on the roster at the JayHawks.

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126 comments so far

  • liddz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #1

    ….

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #2

    pft

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Im sure him and Mickey Mouse will get on just fine.

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Hahaha nice man

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  • niafron

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Menez will sign with PSG today.

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  • Stuart

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Ok, I’ve posted this a few times in recent days but no-one seems to want to respond.

    Rather than bitching and moaning to each other on here about getting rid of MA why not do something?

    All the regular posters on here will know I’m not a doom monger and actually dont think MA is the spawn of satan, but for everyone who does, why not do something about it?

    MA is never going to read this blog, so he’s never going to see your well worded ‘GET OUT OF OUR CLUB YOU FAT F@CK’.

    If you’re serious about getting him out of the club a good place to start was suggested the other day, maybe by WWJBD (not sure), which was to get all the blogs organised and co-ordinated together in protests and boycotts of sports direct/in ground merchandise.

    I’m not suggesting boycotting the matches because no true geordie would do that. But if we actually start co-ordinated and sustained protests maybe MA will start to get the picture.

    It worked eventually for Liverpool and it has a much higher chance of working for us than the current tactic, which is of course whinging on here to no-one in particular.

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  • liddz

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    He problies has more cash than mickey mouse

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #8

    @niafron

    I think your comments and viewpoints are brilliant, its nice to hear someone overseas in France speaking about HBA and his status.

    just one question.

    Has the way we have acted in this Transfer window damaged our reputation in France?

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #9

    wants to sit out the last year of his contract at Newcastle and pick up as much wages as possible rather than play 1st team football and be a valuable pleayer elsewhere. Yeh Smith really is a great pro and example to follow. . . . .not

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  • niafron

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    @quitesimple

    I have answered on the previous topic.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #11

    well alan smith we are counting down the days 🙂 good bye :)))

    can i just say, as regards to MA, and his band of merry men, stop making promises to us, only to have to make up lies to dig yourself out of it, we all new or had suspisions that you would not spend the 35 mill you got from AC sale, we are angry cos you said the money would all go to new players, but you decided to change the rules and use it on wages for free players,

    this tour of the usa should have been a big eye opener to you, as it has opend our eyes even wider to how bad our squad really is, i dont care that this is just a friendly the fact is these guys are pros and should be in good enough condition to muster up a few decent shots on goal, instead its the young guns who are leading the way,,

    im sad my club is being made to look like a joke with the things you have dick lamb-ass and alone pratstew saying to try and cover your ass ,, grrr you make me sick 🙁

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Stuart – I rarely agree with you on here 🙂 but I’m with you on this, differing opinions or not.

    i have always stated that Liverpool eventually managed to get rid of hicks and gillette, we can do the same. But it will take a coordinated effort from all supporter groups, conducted in a clever and well thought out way.

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Just throwing it out there, i hate Alan Smith with a passion. He has raped my cluib for the last 4 years without performing (bar the Championship season). Complete utter show pony, hair cut changes weekly and really wants to be the new Robbie Savage

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  • Stuart

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Yep Johnny, Liverpool did eventually get rid of Hicks and Gilette and a coordinated effort is the only way.

    But judging by the wave of responses to my post it doesnt look too likely lol.

    I think most people just like a moan.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #15

    stuart

    i 100% agree , nothing will get done, loyalty is blind and that is what cashly knows

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Aston Villa have agreed a £9.5million fee with Wigan for French winger Charles N’Zogbia. Skysports.com will bring you more on this story shortly.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #17

    “he wants to sit out the last year of his contract at Newcastle.”

    Oh the nightmare continues.

    Liverpool were days away from going into receivership before they were sold at a bargain price.

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #18

    Alan Smith is that crap that NOT even the MLS like to consider him.

    and he is on 60k per week

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    would be a good move for smith and would free up some wages to be REINVESTED ha ha yeah right we are all f**kin stupid arent we lads

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #20

    @MacToon i feel exactly the same. Especially when we have young blood who are far better players (from what i have seen)- Vuckic, Albeid, Guthrie, Gosling on top of Cabaye, Tiote, Barton, Ben Arfa. Yet this goon is on far more yet contributes far less. Angry.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    @Stuart

    99% of the people who are shouting ‘GET OUT OF OUR CLUB YOU FAT F@CK’ couldnt organise a piss up in a brewery. In fact i bet half of them wouldnt say it to his face if they saw him in the street
    You are of course correct, but it wont happen.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #22

    lloydie 780 he may not be good enough but i dont think he wants to be robbie savage who in their right mind would wana be that clown

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  • Selbymag

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #23

    At what point has Alan Smith stated that he wants to “sit out his contract” this is a qoute from the odious Adrian “inchy” Heath. With regard to his £60k a wages. He was hardly going to turn down stupid money offered 4 years ago.
    Not good enough for us now but some of you so called supporters on here need to grow up……oh sh*t school holidays.
    The quality of comments on here except notable individuals has descended into embarrasing since the transfer window opened up.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #24

    @Selbymag

    Here here

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  • MacToon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #25

    I can’t believe how ignorant some of you are and you like to think you know all about NUFC fans, well let me tell you that you are in the minority.
    Thousands of supporters have had enough, nearly everyone I meet hates him with a passion and most have already given up on their season tickets.

    Continue to line Ashley’s pockets because he’s playing you like mugs.

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  • only the crest i trust

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #26

    stuart…………….. its 2011 ithink u just need ta sit back n b offended with wat ppl r writing bout ashley… i agree with u totally bout nothing can b done… but bloody hell u seem ta moan more than my lass does wen she plays with her rabbit… its dusnt hurt to b offended u just add fuel to a fire…

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    I for one have been avoiding commenting, as unfortunately it would turn into pointing out the flaws in 90% of the comments posted lol.. I mean, I remember reading a few weeks ago that our striking problems should be solved with Benzema or Gomes

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  • Xavi

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #28

    i see villa agree fee for nzogbia.

    well thats another one of our targets gone…

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #29

    @only the crest i trust
    ‘its dusnt hurt to b offended’

    So then how could it be offence?

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  • MacToon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #30

    “We have spoken a couple of times so far and it seems at the moment he wants to sit out the last year of his contract at Newcastle.”

    So he spoke with Smith and that is what Heath assumed and said…. lord some of you will argue that black is white 😉 because you don’t want to believe the truth about Ashley!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #31

    Great catch by Villa who are clearly reinvesting after the sale of Bent and Downing. 9.5million for Nzogbia is a bargain! 1 of the best wingers in the league and that is tremoundous business. Envying them.

    While our owner is busy making sure our net spend stays at $0.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #32

    Xavi, I dont understand how we could put that bid in at January and not bid 10m this summer :-/… Seems daft to me, Zog has been played LW, RW and LB would have been a handy addition.

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  • Stuart

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #33

    What are you on about only the crest i trust? That made no sense at all.

    I never said nothing can be done, I actually said the exact opposite. With largescale and co-ordinated activities we could make a difference.

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #34

    Alan Smith is a below average player with a 10/10 cheerleader skills

    Cant pass (notice during the Orlando Match he cannot do long passes)

    Cant run

    Cant tackle

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  • lloydie780

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #35

    @selymag, i am actually 25 and work as a car salesman if that is ref. to me and have read this site since it first started (just rarely comment but i am on holiday so can), I understand your point regarding not turning down the contract (even though he wasn’t a 60k p/w player even then), i would have accepted it, but it is so frustrating reading these comments if they are true as he is a huge burden to this club financially and in terms of the team. The players committe is broken so he has little influence now. He should do the honourable thing, accept his time as a Premier League footballer is up, half his wages but go out with a bang and help a lesser team elsewhere. At the end of his playing days he can look back in far more satisfaction i would hope.

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  • Tinman

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #36

    Brutoon, YES HE CAN PASS!!!!!

    Sideways…..

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  • Xavi

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #37

    @ ilovetoon8788

    agree 100%. our owner is a clown who hasnt got a clue.

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  • only the crest i trust

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #38

    uve simply just gotta b offended who gives a shit…. wat u guna do if sum1 offendeds u on here start a argument stu just adds to the nonsense… i get offended wen a c adrian chiles talk bout football coz hes a prick wat am i guna do phone the police and tell them hes on the telly again im offended hawa he just needs sit back n ignore it

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  • Selbymag

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #39

    I rarely comment anymore as it seems there are very few members actually relating their comments to Eds posts.
    I will retain my 2 season tickets but refuse to buy a pint or merchandise. This is probably futile but I will support the team as is my birth right.
    Ashley will go when he decides the time is right I cant see us forcing his hand in any way.

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  • Xavi

    Jul 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #40

    @tinman

    good question. maybe its because we have signed marveaux on a free who plays in a similar position. note the key word ‘free’

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