Remember The Court Case?

Last updated : 03 September 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

We had an email from a Toon fan saying he would "reserve judgement" on the return of Olivier Bernard. To be honest with you, I made my mind up the day he took Newcastle court in his desperation to get away from the club!

Bernard has returned, and the French left-back (who was given the boot by Rangers) says he is grateful United can forgive and forget. He left the Magpies after four-and-a-half years in January 2005 following a dispute over a new contract, moving to Southampton and helping them to relegation that season.

Bernard: : "When you spend so many years with a club like Newcastle, I just wish I'd never left. That was probably the biggest mistake I've made since I've been in football. It's Newcastle, it's a big club and maybe you only realise that when you leave it.

"As soon as I passed through the door I realised the mistake I had made. I want to play for this club and show everyone I'm back for good."

So no court case this time then?