July 2008 Archives
Newcastle fans have seen a lot down the years at St James's Park - but perhaps a player donning a Spiderman mask after scoring a goal is something new on most of the Toon Army.
But that's the procedure that fans can expect to see if he does the business when he pulls on a black and white shirt (or purple) from the start of next season and the net bulges.
Mind you by the look of the Argentina international Jonas Gutierrez's tally of five from his time in Spain, he has come to St James's to provide the bullets for Toon strikers more than anything else.
Joey Barton walked free today from prison and with a four month suspended sentence and the chances are he could be back in training for day one of pre-season next week.
After a dramatic day Toon fans woke up to the news that Barton had actually been sacked but this proved to be unfounded as the hours ticked by.
In fact it turns out Barton is still employed by United but ready to face crisis talks with Kevin Keegan and new managing director Derek Llambias.