He's had snoozegate and textgate but Charles N'Zogbia has to stay
Let's get one thing straight about Charles N'Zogbia and that is that Newcastle United would be a weaker side without him.
Handing the Frenchman over to anybody else in the Premier League would be ludicrous and would surely come back to haunt the black and whites in the future just like most other former players do, I mean come on if Titus Bramble comes back to haunt you anyone can!
Charlie boy has certainly had his ups and downs in the whacky world of Newcastle United but he's also one of the most naturally talented players at Joe Kinnear's disposal at St James's Park if not the most talented player of all at Newcastle.
Kinnear so far doesn't appear to fancy Zoggy much at the moment but has claimed that he will not sell and Charlie has now made it clear he doesn't want to leave.
So, just a couple of days after snoozegate, an episode in which N'Zogbia missed the team's morning walk before Chelsea, it now looks like he's going nowhere which has to be good news.
Bad news for the likes of Paris St-Germain or any other side who fancied signing up the skilful left sided player but without doubt great news for Newcastle United.
N'Zogbia gives Newcastle a cutting edge going forward when he plays and he can frighten the life out of defenders with his incredible pace.
The left-back situation is a bit more complex but it's obvious to anybody that if you put a left-winger at the back he's going to want to fly forward whenever he can.
So sometimes when wingers are fielded deeper, then it's a fair bet they'll get caught, well, pardon the pun, but napping at times.
Signed by Sir Bobby Robson, N'Zogbia admitted in a recent Chronicle interview that he was used to managerial change and that he'd had more managers than stotties in his time on Tyneside.
I'm sure during the same interview he also cracked a bit of a smile which suggested that, unlike plenty of other previous eras, Zoggy is happy enough with life on Tyneside.
He was even spotted high fiving one of those people dressed up as a giant Magpie (an incident in which he kept another straight face) in a recent home game so if that's not affection or commitment to the Toon cause, just what is these days?
And while he may not smile much with his nickname at the club Chuckles, it's certainly happy news to hear he wants to stay.
And as it turns out snoozegate was nothing like textgate in which the player stormed out of the Toon camp just an hour before the kick off at Watford a couple of seasons ago.
That twist in the tale, came after Zoggy was caught red handed bouncing off a text during a team meeting ahead of caretaker boss Nigel Pearson's team talk.
To this day nobody apart from the recepient of the text knows whether or not he inserted a smiley on the end of it.
But snoozegate turns out that he was actually getting treatment and therefore didn't break any club rules.
So at a time when relegation haunted Newcastle United need as many good players as they can get, the news that Zoggy, Charlie boy, Chuckles or whatever you want to call him has to go into the good category.
And in the week building up to the scene of his greatest Newcastle United goal at Middlesbrough last season, a repeat from the derby specialist (he also scored that wonderful twisting run against the Mackems too) would be just the job when it comes to putting this little hullaballo well and truly to bed.
ARE YOU PLEASED CHARLES N'ZOGBIA IS STAYING?