As a Newcastle fan i'm programmed to hate the guy, but the truth is that we looked a much better side when he was playing, especially in the earlier days of his stay with us.
The newcastle section is hilarious, its like someone had a voodoo doll of him and then, to cap it all off he got mumps. Its some read.
Back when he signed, i genuinely thought we were going to make a serious push for the title - we had Owen and Shearer up front, N'Zogbia and Milner on either wing, Scott Parker and Emre in the engine room - some serious ability there - unfortunately our back four was Boumsong, Bramble, Carr and Babayaro
We also signed Luque, who had a lot of promise back then too.
We did finish 7th that season, but if our back four had actually lived up to their respective hype and formed a solid unit, who knows what might have been.
"The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"