Fall from grace for Smith

At the age of 31, Newcastle United’s Alan Smith is by no means in the twilight of his career, but his loan move to MK Dons does signify that he may have already experienced the most successful parts of his footbaling life.

The man with 19 England caps under his belt has joined Karl Robinson’s men until the end of the season as they chase the League One play-offs.

Regardless of whether he is a success or not, it seems like a massive fall from grace for the once peroxide blonde starlet, who appeared to have the world at his feet, with everything in place for him to be a future England starter.

The mind boggles why the Yorkshire man isn’t plying his trade in at least the Championship, so this can only be seen as a significant capture for the Milton keynes outfit and one that might even propel them into the League One automatic promotion picture.


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