It has probably been the worst 12 months in the famous history of Newcastle United Football Club, but for some reason we are feeling upbeat.
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Maybe it’s the hope that one of today’s stories may come true.
That American owners will come in to quickly buy the club, and then treat Newcastle fans with the respect they have never really had from the club, well at least in living memory.
Or maybe it’s that Ashley will keep the club, but bring in Barry Moat in to run the club as Chairman on a day to day basis, with Alan Shearer back as manager. But we noticed nobody else picked up that story in today’s Daily News. Well nobody except us, of course. 😀
Or maybe it’s the quiet and professional way in which Chris Hughton, the coaches and the players have gone about their business with the owner not telling them much at all of what’s going on.
In fact not telling anybody about what’s been going on and refusing to even address his customers – the Newcastle fans. We’re not quite sure which business school Mike attended, but if you find out – don’t go there.
Has Mike taken the fans for granted or has he taken the fans for granted?
Yet here we are, with Chris Hughton winning 4 of Newcastle’s first 5 games, and we are joint top of the league, and 3rd only on goal difference – how can that be?
Maybe we’re upbeat because we think things just have to get better before next Wednesday, if only because they cannot get any worse.
But that last possibility has to be ruled out, because we said the exact same thing last May 25th – the day after we were tragically relegated – and the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne went into utter and complete shock.
The same day that Alan Shearer made his now famous statement that with every day that goes by, another room burns, in an attempt to get Ashley to do something, quickly – to turn the club around.
We were completely wrong on that one – because we’ve lost a room to fire ever since Alan made that statement – and things have become a lot worse – unbelievably worse.
And Ashley 15 weeks later still hasn’t done anything. Oh yes, sorry – he put the club up for sale, that’s right, we almost forgot that.
That was after Shearer had finished his conversations with the owner, who we were told was listening very closely to everything Alan said. Yes – right – pull the other leg it’s got bells on
Mike has since ignored everything Shearer said to him, and has even ostracized the Newcastle hero, and we suspect that’s because he told the dumbest billionaire on the planet, just one too many home truths. 😀
Or maybe we’re upbeat because we are just stupid eternal optimists, who are just daft about the team. After all we were born and bred on the banks of the Tyne.
And we even think we have a chance, a slim chance mind you, of being able to support a successful Newcastle side, at or near the top of the league this season.
Shades of when the great man ran the club from 1999 to 2004, and we still get inspired just thinking about Bobby, much like his players were inspired on the pitch, and played way above themselves.
And even if the success this season is just in England’s second division, that still counts as some kind of success.
We’re honest enough (and dumb enough?) to say we have no idea what’s going to happen in the next 4 days, just like we’ve had no real idea of what’s really been going on over these last 15 weeks.
But then most of you will already have guessed that one. 😀
Come to think of it, that puts us in the same boat as Chris Hughton has been all summer, and hey, we’ve also noticed that Chris and our players seem so positive these days about the future of Newcastle United. Strange indeed.
Is there any real new news in this article – of course not – who do you think we are – journalists?
In truth we have no idea of what’s going on inside the Newcastle club these last 15 weeks, but we’re still hoping for better things ahead.
Oh yes, one last thing – we do believe in miracles.
Howay The Lads!!