I keep in mind Charles N’Zogbia.
He was Sir Bobby Robson’s extremely final signing prior to getting sacked by Hall and Shepherd.
Arriving as an 18 year old and £250,000 paid to Le Havre in September 2004.
The records/stats say that he stayed 4 and a half years, playing 118 instances for NUFC and scoring nine ambitions.
What the bare stats/information do not say, is that he was a joke.
He was practically a prototype Moussa Sissoko, he had some capability but nowhere close to what he believed it to be, and extremely rapidly as soon as he stated playing, Charles N’Zogbia was generating it clear that he had greater ambitions than Newcastle United.
He kept speaking about possibly getting to move on to fulfil his ambitions, he clearly just like Moussa Sissoko, fantasised that it would be Actual Madrid knocking on his door.
He joined Wigan in January 2009.
JFK sold him to Steve Bruce but Charles N’Zogbia only began 13 Premier League games beneath Bruce, prior to the manager jumped ship to Sunderland.
Nonetheless, yesterday (Friday 19 July) Charles N’Zogbia was known as as the extremely most current character witness for Steve Bruce.
Media friendly to the club desperate to attempt and support them prop up this most current summer time disaster of appointing Head Coach Steve Bruce.
Charles N’Zogbia declaring: ‘Steve Bruce was 1 of the greatest managers I have worked with…’, yes all 3 months and 13 games of it.
It was a fairly poor day all round truly for Steve Bruce in terms of character witnesses getting known as in assistance of him, Friday had currently noticed the Chronicle pushing Achraf Lazaar quotes, while the club’s personal Television channel had Rolando Aarons saying how terrific he is.
When Rafa Benitez has created it completely clear that you will by no means play for the club ever once more, no wonder particular folks are feeling constructive with the Spaniard’s departure and this unique Head Coach appointed.
Certainly even though now they have scraped the extremely bottom of the barrel. Charles N’Zogbia has about as a great deal credibility with Newcastle fans as…well I will leave you to choose the names but fundamentally just the 1 step up from getting Dennis Smart backing his mate/boss’ most current appointment.
The problems is as effectively, that the Mike Ashley friendly media such as Sky Sports and The Chronicle clearly haven’t heard of the law of diminishing returns, which fundamentally signifies in this case that as soon as you go previous a particular post (the level of individual you are finding to say how terrific Steve Bruce’s appointment is), it is essentially getting the opposite impact to what you intend.
So when Ashley employee Shola Ameobi, John Carver, Simon Jordan, Charles N’Zogbia, Kevin Nolan, Dennis Smart, Alan Pardew or whoever, are subsequent applied by the media to say Bruce is the correct decision it will just make the vast majority of Newcastle fans even additional convinced that he was/is not.
Saying that, I will be intrigued that now they have scraped that extremely extremely deep barrel and identified Charles N’Zogbia, who will they come up with who is even much less convincing?
Interested in your ideas in the comments below…
Achraf Lazaar speaking to the Chronicle:
“I’m back right here and I’m going to give anything and operate really hard just about every single day and we will see what will come about.”
“Before I went to Sheffield Wednesday I talked about him (Steve Bruce) with my teammates in Morocco and some teammates in England. They talked so very good about him.
“He’s helped a lot of folks. He’s a terrific manager.
“I’m so delighted to see him once more and operate with him, for the reason that I believe he was 1 of the folks who helped me a lot.
“I’m delighted he signed for the club. I can not wait to see him and to operate once more with him.
“We get ready for the Premier League.”
Rolando Aarons speaking to NUFC Television:
“It is good to get a manager in for the reason that now we know precisely how we are going to be playing and what we have to have to do now.
“It has been a increase for every person and every person has gone up a level so it has been very good.
“He is really constructive and I am attacking-minded.
“He is extremely encouraging and he is a very good man-manager. He is a major manager. He has been about, he knows what requirements to be completed and I believe he will be very good for us. It is enormous for me.
“To place on the shirt is constantly a specific feeling and hopefully I will do it a lot additional subsequent season.
“I have had a couple of injuries and I wasn’t chosen for the earlier manager. I have constantly wanted to play for Newcastle and everyone right here knows how a great deal the club signifies to me and other individuals that have come by way of right here.
“It is a enormous chance for these of us who haven’t been playing.
“It is not as well a great deal about winning correct now (just after losing four- to Wolves), it is about finding match for the begin of the season.
“It is additional about implementing the style of play the gaffer desires us to play.”
Charles N’Zogbia speaking to the Chronicle:
“Steve Bruce was 1 of the greatest managers I have worked with.
“He has the passion and man management capabilities of Sir Bobby Robson for me.
“He’s a accurate manager and will constantly do the greatest for the club to succeed.
“He’s been chosen to handle Newcastle now and that is a massive achievement.
“He will make positive for the fans that the club will do something in their energy to make Newcastle shine once more – how it applied to be.
“I am 100% behind and want him all the greatest.”