Gibbo on ASM
Here is an excerpt from Gibbo’s latest lyric chronicle about Allan Saint-Maximin in good shape…
It has the flamboyance of a double barreled name and is as colorful as a rainbow. A dancer with sparkling steps who can surpass Fred Astaire.
How grateful we are that Allan Saint-Maximin has arrived with us to light up the world of Newcastle United which is thirsty for flamboyance!
I’ve been reporting on Toon for the past 54 years and supporting them from a schoolboy, amazed by a trio of FA Cup victories in the 1950s, which is a significant period of time and, judging by my own eyes, I can unreservedly name our last Frenchman to enter the United Wingers Hall of Fame.
Yes, he can rightly rub shoulders with great artists from Magpie such as the dazzling Bobby Mitchell, the supremely elegant David Ginola, the World Cup semi-finalist Chris Waddle and Nobby Solano, this fine football cruiser.
What United must do is keep Saint-Maximin and try to form a team around them, which they did not do by cashing in Waddle and Ginola.
ASM is a true Saint, a prince among the subjects, who, after scoring crucial goals, became supplier with three assists which destroyed the fragile confidence of a condemned Bournemouth.