A 2,500-strong Toon Army were on hand this afternoon at Tannadice to observe a minute applause before the kick-off, in honor of our former manager, the great Bobby Robson.
Alan Shearer shakes Bobby’s hand last Sunday
And the lads wore black armbands this afternoon in memory of the legendary black-and-white knight.
It was an emotional affair indeed this afternoon, but the lads put in a good performance in the second half and got some well deserved and warm applause after the game from the traveling fans.
We’ll take that as a good sign and hope we can win next Saturday at WBA.
Stand-in boss Chris Hughton told nufcTV after the game:
“It’s been an emotional weekend for players, staff and fans at the club.”
“The support we had today was tremendous and at the end of the game the players made a point of thanking the fans for that.”
“They have traveled in great number in memory of Sir Bobby and that shows how much he meant to the Geordie people.”
It’s true the Toon Army thinks the world of Bobby Robson, but the good news is that his wonderful example and spirit will live on in Newcastle.
Maybe the lads can get that inspiration from the great man himself, and will be able to launch an attack on the Championship, while the club remains in some adversity right now.
The Championship starts next Saturday, but all we need is a win at WBA and that will be the start we will look for.
We hope the lads can do that, and they will need to show some of the inspiration and leadership that Bobby exhibited throughout his life, to achieve that.
But the win is possible and we expect the lads to get all 3 points at the Hawthorns come Saturday, and before you do great things you have to think those things are at least possible.
Howay The Lads !!