This just off the wire: Some tabloid reporter ran into him in a Tyneside pub the other day and asked what his future plans are. "Aye, I'm a greeet pleyer, me. I've had a few offers from America, like. I spoke w' Ray Hudson, he's a Geordie an tha mannajaar of th May-ahh-mee club, and he'd lake me t' come pley fur them. I think it would be fantastic if me agent can work sumfin oot, like. Therra greet cloob, lotsa tra-de-shun. An ploos, I hord they got gurls doon there wi' greet beg teats, like."