Some Newcastle fans have reacted comically to the news their club tried to sign Scott Brown back in 2010.
During an in-depth interview with the Daily Record, the Celtic captain admitted Tony Mowbray tried to squeeze him out at Celtic back in 2010 when things weren’t going well for the club.
Brown had two options from down south as he mulled over his Celtic exit; an offer from Newcastle and Spurs who had been back and forth with his agent.
In the end, Brown’s desire to stay at the club meant he wouldn’t make the move to either English side.
Tony Mowbray would eventually be ousted as Celtic manager before the season finished and Neil Lennon took over.
One of Mowbray’s few acts before leaving was to hand Brown the armband less than a month after trying to sell him to Newcastle.
These Newcastle fans were less than polite when they heard about the transfer link.
A mixture of stupidity and ignorance from the usual EPL happy clappers.
There is no doubt about it, had Brown left Celtic at the time, he would have become a firm fan-favourite with the same lot.