Smith was very close to inclusion for me, the only justification was that he gave his all for NUFC and i felt those included perhaps warranted inclusion more purely on the grounds of being absolutely hopeless. Smith was vital post-Leyton Orient for us.
I recently wrote an article of worst 5 signings - financially. I was particularly surprised at overall cost in some cases (Owen's overall and Xisco's per game were staggering!) and it got me thinking. Who did i miss? Who do you think has been our worst ever signings? You can read the full article here: http://newcastlestats.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/newcastle-uniteds-five-financially-worst-signings/