Alan Smith

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    Widnes Full Member

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    He came back from injury and we started putting him up front again I thought he looked like he was getting form back so he would do well up at Newcastle & then they played him in Midfield I couldn't understand it. That position change and injury really fecked up the lads career.
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    Strange signing by them considering their style of play.....
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    :lol: They're paying less than 5% of his wages, Newcastle really must be eager to get shot of him.
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    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    Ridiculous. He earns that money and is playing as much football for newcastle as I am.
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    BaldwinLegend Full Member

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    Poor bloke.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Always liked Smith, he started off really well for us at a difficult time. Injuries and SAF's insistence to turn into a CM got the better of him but I was made up when he scored against Roma in the 7-1.
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    Sewelly The Geordie Full Member

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    Amdy Faye without the redeeming West African physique.

    Utter cack.
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    He started off great. Shame how it ended up, really looked a player.
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    Being a leeds fan, when he came to united he was totally dedicated. Always knew he wore the shirt on his heart when he played for us. Always respected him for that because it ain't easy when you are born and raised with another club. I agree, when he struck that goal against Roma...I thought..feck...good on you lad...you are united. He was always out training after a match he didn't play in, and was a true professional. just sad things didn't turn out the way it could have. So..I wish him well.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    I still have a soft spot for him. Hope it will turn up good for him and also gives him the opportunity of playing regular football.
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    Seems like he should be playing for someone better than MK Dons
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    I wish him well and I'm only sorry that Newcastle never got to see the true Smithy...we at Leeds got the best out of him and he was one of my fav players.

    Would have been interesting if he'd come home to see his career out.
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    Sewelly The Geordie Full Member

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    Understatement of the century.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    I'll go out on a limb and say he'll be poor for MK Dons. The last few times I've seen him he looked absolutely shot.
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    MK are a good side in League 1. They have been in the playoffs the last two or three years if I remember correctly. With a bit of luck and the added talent, they'll get promoted this season.

    I think it's an appropriate level for him. He's been essentially out of the game for over a year, playing bits and bobs here and there. He needs to find consistency and sometimes one needs to restart in order to move ahead.
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    I remember being sat with the Geordies at SJP when Smithy scored for us in the first 30 secs back in 2002....was very difficult not to celebrate! Shame Newcastle went on to score 3 and we lost 1-3.

    The other highlight was Danny Mills kicking the little shit Craig no-neck Bellamy....red card was fair I suppose.

    How the teams have changed......

    Newcastle: Given, Hughes, Dabizas, O'Brien (Distin 86), Elliott, Solano, Dyer, Speed, Robert, Shearer, Bellamy. Subs Not Used: Acuna, Harper, Lua-Lua, Bernard.

    Leeds: Martyn, Mills, Woodgate, Duberry, Matteo, Kelly, Johnson (Wilcox 66), Batty, Bowyer, Smith, Viduka. Subs Not Used: Harte, Robinson, McPhail, Richardson.
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    Sewelly The Geordie Full Member

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    There you go. Was a great title race that year, with both ourselves and Leeds still in and around the top into the new year. Bellamy getting injured effectively ended our season.

    Infact, here's the table after that game:

    English Premier League 2001-2002 Table - statto.com
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    Cheers.

    :lol: :lol:

    I'd forgotten just how good a goal it was that Dubious scored for you and how hilarious Mills assault on Bellamy was...the way he stood there protesting the red card :lol:

    After hearing about todays inquest it was sad to be reminded that Speedo played that day.
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    Sewelly The Geordie Full Member

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    The league was better back then in a way. Look at our defence, imagine that back four being the basis for a title challenging team now? Obviously Manchester United and Arsenal were a fair distance ahead of the rest in terms of quality but compared to now where false finance has turned it into a closed shop.

    :( Too true.
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    We should never have tried to convert him into a midfielder. That was the beginning of his downfall.
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    His injury did that.
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    Gio Full Member

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    I was at that game. Changed days indeed.
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    Not a sham, that's for sure. I always liked Smith and caught a lot of flak for sticking up for him at times. I just never got why Fergie thought he could convert him into a midfielder. As a centre-forward, he had all the attributes to be one of the country's best. Good in the air, hard to knock off the ball, and he had a good shot on him. That injury really fecked him up royally and he was never the same player, despite that one outstanding game against Roma.
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    The injury was his end.

    But @Freak is right..........he was never a midfielder and that was Fergie's fault.
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    snootyjim In most joy

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    Neither helped him, that's for sure. But we needed a ball-winning midfielder at the time, and maybe he wasn't the greatest, but he did a job for us.

    Given that he appears to have more or less sacrificed his career for the sake of United, I think he deserves a little more respect than he gets.
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    I'm glad Smudge is going to get some pitch time somewhere - he's nowt to prove, he's had a decent career and I wish him well.
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    davisjw Full Member

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    Sewelly The Geordie Full Member

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    I watched him against Hartlepool at the weekend. Swagger of a prem player but his ability looked right at home in League One, didn't stand out at all.
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    cesc's_mullet Get a haircut Hippy!

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    davisjw Full Member

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    Smith scored his first goal in years with MK Dons in their 2-1 win. Don't call it a comeback, he never left.

    They lost the promotion playoff series though.
  36. May 16, 2012

    Sewelly The Geordie Full Member

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    He scored a couple of weeks ago.
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    davisjw Full Member

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    Oh did he? I saw he scored and checked the ever reliable Wiki and they only showed one goal. So I put one and one together. Guess one of the ones was really a hidden zero.
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    Thought this had been bumped because he'd been called up by Hodgson.
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    Shame a few dickhead Town fans took the opportunity to have a go at him during the pitch invasion at the final whistle.
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