Glenn Roeder was foiled in his bid to bring in a defender before the transfer window closed, but Newcastle have added none other than Olivier Bernard to the squad on a free transfer.
The French defender didn't know how quick to get out of Tyneside when he was last here, and went to Southampton - where he helped them to relegation to the Championship - and was turned away from three other clubs who took him on trial.
He ended up at Glasgow Rangers, who have just released him from his contract.
What the HELL is this club of our up to?
He can sign AFTER the transfer window closes because he is now a free agent.