Well it looks like our future England captain could be on his way to Newcastle. Doctor Evil has scoffed at the £3m offer for Tomkins but has failed to slam the door in Pardew's face. He's simply told Pants Down to check the barcode on JT's arse to find the true price.
This is very worrying. Tomkins is one of the few players in our squad with the ability to hold his own in the Prem - and he will get better and better as he matures. The market is terribly depressed at the moment - if you ignore the silly money paid by Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool - and to part with Tomkins would be madness. But that contract extension probably isn't signed. Why would Tomkins put pen to paper without a get out clause should we not be promoted?
If we sell Tomkins it will rate alongside the sale of Rio for crass folly. But I have a horrible feeling it is going to happen!