News today emanating from St James’s Park is that cult figure Leon best has been sidelined for the rest of the 2010/2011 Premier League Season due to an ankle injury. Best is set to undergo surgery in London on Friday. This is a tough break for Best, who’s at least shown some interest in the Newcastle cause (our Premier League plight, not being pictured with his shirt off in a Newcastle nightclub). Establishing himself as a cult figure with the fans, Best has more than justified his place in the current starting line-up by scoring six goals. Whether that’s enough to keep him here come the summer remains to be seen.
Reserve striker Phil Airey is expected to make up the numbers in a makeshift frontline. Watch oot Villa! The Amble youngun’ is on the goal hunt.