My father supported Newcastle United all his life, and used to go to all the away games during the successful times of the early 1950s.
A much prouder day in Newcastle United’s History – 1955
My Dad’s the 4th from the right at the back – 6 rows down – see him?
He attended the FA Cup Final in 1955, with my mother, when we whipped Manchester City 3-1, and were ahead 1-0 after just a minute with a goal (a header!) from the great Jackie Milburn.
Both my parents are now dead, but I think my Dad will be turning in his grave tonight, at the events of this week, that have made Newcastle United into a laughing stock, if we weren’t already.
The new regime at Newcastle United have proved to us this week, just how inadequate and unqualified they are at being the custodians of this proud football club.
At best they don’t seem to have a clue of how to run a football club, which of course they have never done before.
The have proved to be utterly incompetent at best.
We would hope that things may be better tomorrow, and right now we feel like quoting Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind
After all – tomorrow is another day.
We hope it’s a lot better one than today, that’s for sure.