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Hands up who wants Newcastle’s goal shy goon at Everton?

Everton fans have been waiting a long time for this moment – an entire summer in fact – and finally they are going to buy someone…

Tragically that ‘someone’ is none other than Newcastle’s Alan Smith, the man who Everton once fancied as a partner for Wayne Rooney, but who now inexplicably plies his trade in midfield – a position from where he has rustled the onion bag precisely zero times in over thirty appearances for the Toon Army.

Newcastle United striker Alan Smith was missing for the Magpies tonight at St James’s Park for their friendly with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.

That was the big news ahead of kick off tonight with Smith absent for Kevin Keegan’s side on the one year milestone since his first goal for the club on his Toon debut against Sampdoria.

The striker wasn’t injured and has been linked strongly in the last two days with a move to Everton following Andy Johnson’s departure to Fulham. (Evening Chronicle Live)

Smith has had a wretched time recovering from his horror injury sustained whilst playing for Man Utd, but this is surely a good deal; following up the sale of Andy Johnson to Fulham for megabucks with the purchase of Smith for a mere £2million. So, Smith to Goodison – good move, or desperate buy??

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