Transfer Window: 5 Silver Linings Now That Andy Carroll Has Left Tyneside

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Transfer Window: 5 Silver Linings Now That Andy Carroll Has Left Tyneside

If you follow football (soccer), chances are you also follow the transfer window. And at 11pm GMT, the window came to a close. Like a good student, most of the managers and agents tend to leave everything to the last minute (I won't say I can't relate). But suffice to say, there is generally madness on Deadline Day.


Whether, like Cheslea fans, you sat up to watch the flurry of trades to see who you'd get or, like Arsenal fans, you sat back with microwave popcorn, ramen, and a bottle of soda to enjoy the madness unfolding while knowing it wouldn't affect your club, chances are you at least kept a casual eye on proceedings.


But as a Newcastle fan, I can't help but feel that we were the big losers last night. We lost our potential marquee player, the guy who all our plans revolved around, for £35million. Having clearly decided that forwards are overrated, we also offloaded Xisco back to Deportivo La Coruna for £5.7m.


It was 6:20AM and I was running on two hours of sleep. To make my night worse, Stephen Ireland was said to have failed his physical, falling that deal through. Our forwards now stand at Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands, Leon Best, Nile Ranger (who, if we're honest, Alan Pardew doesn't use nearly enough), and one ability to identify with Cleveland Cavaliers fans.


But unlike Cleveland, we're not about to go on a 20 game losing streak (excluding that there are, in fact, less than 20 games left in the season). Here's a list of why, complete with pictures of happy Newcastle United people to place a more optimistic spin on yesterday's events.

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