Date: 26th January 2017 at 11:30am
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Like a scene out of the film, The Deer Hunter, there is a gun on a table with various ‘bullets’ scattered around it. Some are blanks and some have the potential to do damage.

Only in the world of Newcastle United though, it’s the media that are the ones providing the ammunition.

This transfer window will go down as one of the most wet squibs of all time, there has remained a few constant bullets that get spun out in the gun barrel in preparation for the trigger to be pressed to the head.

A fair few of our fans swallow all the stories and change their emotion for every blank bullet fired.

The amount of blanks lying around so far have included the likes of Andros Townsend, James McCarthy, Tom Cleverly, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mo Barrow and many more.

In one paper one minute it’s the latest odds on one player then becoming a favourite before another says that a deal has stalled or has come to a dead end. All things in common being that we all dont know which are the blanks and which are the ‘live’ stories because there’s no quotes or concrete evidence of anything.

Whatever happens and whether we’re desperate for ammunition or not to get us over the promotion line, one thing is certain and that if Rafa Benitez is being stopped in some way from doing his job properly, if that’s the case then it’s the equivalent to putting a gun to his head and we know how that will end up.

 
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