Nelson Setting Sail?
It is with a heavy heart that I find myself inclined to write this article.
As fans we've all fallen in love with Lord Nelson. His penchant for outrageously good goals has endeared him to the faithful and Farke's insistence on starting Jerome had left the majority of us baffled.
But the clues were there.
The rumour is that Farke had sanctioned an £8m move to Reading. A bucket load of goals in preseason and a U-turn later and Oliviera is back on the pitch, scoring the equaliser against Fulham at Craven Cottage. The resulting celebration sent Twitter into Meltdown and Jake Humphries spouted an irony filled tweet with his suggestion that Oliviera should never play for NCFC again. A wonderful over-reaction to Nelson's over-reaction.
A few days later and NO is conspicuous by his absence against Swindon. Was he just having his birthday off? Was it a really smart way to demonstrate a punishment while the player himself got to enjoy the night off?
Well, supposedly his agent was spotted in a hotel in Reading and the news on the twitter grapevine is that an improved bid has been tabled - somewhere in the region of £9.5m
My gut-feeling is that there is no smoke without fire. NO was incensed on Saturday. It would be on-par with Trump and kim Jong-un having a cheeky Nandos to imagine Farke and Oliviera making up.
Let's hope all these rumours are just that - finding a striker who can bang in the goals at the same rate as Lord Nelson has done for NCFC will be bloody hard. Might find something in Germany!
What do you guys think?