We had the best performance we had seen from a Newcastle side for a long long time, and they were cheered off the pitch after winning one of the most crucial games in Newcastle’s history.
We had so much hope when this photo was taken
Yes, we hope that’s what will be said about the lads on Sunday evening, but that is what actually happened a week last Monday night, against Middlesbrough.
And in the days that followed that win, our first in 11 games by the way, Shearer said the lads were just buzzing in training, and that the plan was to win both of our last two games, so we could finish this disastrous season on a high.
But how could we do that against Fulham, who had 50 points in 7th place, and were a very good side under Roy Hodgson this season?
Well, we could because they had the vast majority of their points at Craven Cottage and had won just two games on the road all season.
So we were actually not only expecting to get 3 points, but we even hoped we could get a comfortable win, maybe 2-0 like we did last year, when that win was the first win for Kevin Keegan in his second spell at the club.
But what happens? We somehow manage not only not to win, but we lose! No points and both Hull City and Middlesbrough get a point.
We believe that will be the crunch game if we get relegated because even one point, could have been all we needed.
We would have hoped the Manchester United’s second team would beat Hull on Sunday, and we’d be saved.
And Alex Ferguson is too much of a professional, too competitive, and has far too strong a squad, to allow his side not to beat Hull City Sunday.
The 18 year-old De Silva identical twins
Rafael is on the left and Fabio on the right – we think 😀
Rafael plays left back and Fabio right back – but only because they both couldn’t play in the same position!
Alex’s second string has some fabulous youngsters including the Brazilian De Silva identical twins, and both players are big stars of the future.
A win or draw against Fulham could have done it for us, but now we have to get at least a draw away at Villa Park, and hope the Red Devils take care of Hull. We often have said our goal difference could be the difference this season.
But a draw at Villa Park is going to be a lot more difficult than a draw against Fulham, and we couldn’t manage that.
There again, Alan said Newcastle never do things the easy way.
After all we’ve gone through this season, if we do survive on Sunday, it will look like a mini-miracle, but Newcastle fans will be so ecstatic watch out!
Manchester United may have a great side and are a wonderful club but their fans hardly have the passion of Liverpool or Newcastle fans. Liverpool have been successful so much, like Man United, but their fans are so much more passionate than the Manchester lot.
When the Red Devils won the league on Saturday, just before the Newcastle game. their fans waved one or two flags but you just didn’t get the emotion from the fans – that’s probably because they are spoiled – and too used to it all.
Then the TV switched to the Newcastle Fulham game, and there was so much more passion in the relegation struggle, than Manchester United fans have shown in winning the title.
And Newcastle haven’t won anything for 40 years and are now close to being relegated for heaven’s sakes. Can you imagine the scenes at St. James’ Park if Newcastle ever manage to win the Premier League in our lifetimes?
But, we have to say that possibility is quickly fading for some of us, especially after this disastrous season.
Well, we better stop right there, we’ve just taken a big swing at the pawn sandwich brigade, the Red Devils fans.
And also, in closing, why the heck didn’t Alex Ferguson join Newcastle United from Aberdeen in 1986, rather than Manchester United? 😀