Sweet FA: The Worst Newcastle United Team of 25 Years Steph Lawton

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Sweet FA: The Worst Newcastle United Team of 25 Years  by  Steph Lawton

Sweet FA: The Worst Newcastle United Team of 25 Years by Steph Lawton
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Sweet FA is a nostalgic look at the worst Newcastle United players of the last 25 years. Be warned: this book is highly offensive. Especially if youre Jean-Alain Boumsong.So forget about the Keegan’s, Waddle’s and Beardsley’s that graced the St James Park pitch. Forget about failed hostage negotiator Paul Gascoigne and forget about the Andy Cole’s, Les Ferdinand’s and Alan Shearer’s who graced the number 9 shirt. Instead, remember Billy Whitehurst, Tony Cunningham and Frank Pingel. Remember Scott Sloan and The Magic of Mitchell. Let go of the memories of the absolutely glorious Albert, the cultured but crippled Jonathan Woodgate and the classy Barry Venison.

Instead dig up the ghosts of Kevin Scott, Mark Stimson, Marcelino and Boumsong. This book is far more Dillon than it is Gascoigne.And you know, as bad as it was it was there were times when it was funny. Sometimes it was so bad it had to be funny. Other times you just had to laugh to stop yourself from crying. Remember Mirandinha and his lethal left foot, far more lethal when they removed perimeter fencing. Remember Glynn Hodges and the fifteen minutes of infamy he spent on Tyneside. Or Carl Serrant, who at 21 years old cost half-a-million quid, played 6 games and then retired, and somehow made that sorry chain of events last 3 years.This book, an encyclopaedia of footballing disappointment if you will, well it’s a testimony to those players, the ones who came, failed to conquer and then failed to leave.There are some denials we need to make from the start.

For example, Kevin Keegan has not said that there’s no book about football he’s ever wanted, and that this is the only book about football he’s ever wanted. Nor is it true that he would love it if you read this book, love it. And to be honest, I have no reason to suspect that I went down in his estimation when I wrote the things I wrote about a man like Stuart Pearce.

In fairness, I haven’t kept quiet and I would resort to that.Continuing the denials, Jack Charlton has not said that there’s a split in this book or that we told him when he came the minute we didn’t want him to read it to tell him and he’d go. We’ve no idea what Ossie Ardiles or Kenny Dalglish may have said because both were illegible but we can deny that this book is too big for Sam Allardyce.



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