We’re Still Upbeat About the Future – But We’re Newcastle Fans


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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Newcastle United Fans

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.

Doesn’t it?

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!!



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255 comments so far

  • Ashley Hole

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #1

    …but MA should go to hel* and soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ashley Hole

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #2

    somebody send fu*er to hell go after her!

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Speak for ya self Ed.

    I’m that depressed I feel like going spending an entire weekend in a Taliban training camp!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4

    total bloody drivel

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  • Alanmc09

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #5

    Great article ed!!off topic, but can anybody tell me the exact address of st james park??I would really appreciate it.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #6

    stuart 79 maybe you should, hopefully some rag-heed might shoot you!!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #7

    err…. have yer got a compoota. Have ya got the interweb thingy. Do you know haw to google?

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #8

    geordielad – not funny!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Stuart: Yill hate Bradford

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  • slazberger

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #10

    really good piece ed.

    “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.”

    i have only just started watching and later commenting on this blog during this summer, but think it is fantastic that fans have a place like this to opinions, veiws and also vent their frustration at one of our clubs darkest moments.

    keep up the good work ed and fingers crossed for something positive soon

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #11

    6 geordielad880 // Aug 28, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    stuart 79 maybe you should, hopefully some rag-heed might shoot you!!

    Racism/islamophobia won’t be tolerated on this blog.

    Proved ya a SMB!

    Now do one dick weed!

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  • OHurley

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Ed-

    Keep the faith m8!! Glad to see something better than all the doom and gloom surrounding this club recently. Not everybody on here is a doom monger, but it’s easy to understand their feelings. Hopefully the Yanks will come in and give us new life (and funds lol), and the fat b@stard will be history. Well, here’s hopin’ at least!!

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #13

    What are we going to do IF we do actually get some positive news this next week?

    I know it wn’t happen, but I’ve forgotten what to react like to good news.

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  • Alex

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed
    We are upbeat because even though we are in a mess right now, we have each other the TOONARMY . We have SJP the best stadium to watch football in and above all else we have THE FAITH . That is why southern jouralists try thier best to slag us off and make us look stupid because apart from Liverpool , thier is no team in the country that stick together like we do and they cant take it.
    Newcastle United will rise again , it may take awhile but it will happen . Untill then we have our faith and our humour to keep us going , we are still living and we will enjoy good times again .
    sorry Just needed to say that 🙂

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  • OHurley

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Stuart-

    Is the term “cracker” acceptable for white folk? What about WOP for Italians? I know lots of them that refer to themselves like that. Just wanted to clearly define racism. You blokes in England don’t understand it. You wanna understand racism, come to American Southeast. You’ll see more blind hatred and ignorance there (and surprisingly in the Midwest) than anywhere England has to offer (unless you’re talkin’ about Micks. Wait, I’m mostly Irish… can I be racist against mesel?)

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  • Chris F

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #16

    St James’s Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

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  • slazberger

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #17

    stuart79 just remember how you reactedwhen we signed shearer or beat manu 5 – 0 cause if and i know its still a big if we are sold it will be up there with these moments.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #18

    dick weed, how old are you 10??? Anyways, i hope regardless of what happens with the takeover, if the club isnt taken over, hughton gets a chance as permenant manager, as the players like him, its time for stability

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Alex: Hallelulya brother /sister 🙂

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  • slazberger

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #20

    who are you talking to geordie lad?

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  • OHurley

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #21

    slazberger-

    He was talking to Stuart.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Geordielad: You’re just regurgitating what the grown ups have been saying. Get yer coco and yer teddy and don’t have bad dreams.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    And also newcastle are chasing michael johnson from man city on loan until january, would be a good deal..

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Geordielad: You’re just regurgitating what the grown ups have been saying. Get yer coco and yer teddy and don’t have bad dreams.

    “lol i like it, least you have a sense of humour”

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #25

    That’s better. Get yer wind up!

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  • OHurley

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #26

    He said “rag-heed”, so Stuart called him a racist. It was kinda dumb. You guys don’t know about racism, unless it’s against the Irish. Try having a Civil War in your country where the rights of an entire race was one of the larger issues, and then imagine how bad it was on BOTH sides when they were *forced* to live together. England did it right. You guys eliminated slavery in the best way possible and integrated people into your society in such a way as to breed tolerance instead of contempt. We ower the watta, did not take your advice. It’s a shame, because nowadays racism is still VERY much alive on BOTH sides, black and white.

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  • OHurley

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #27

    We need to learn to live together, just like the stripes on our beloved strips 🙂

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #28

    well said o hurley, my brother lives in northern ireland so know what you mean on that one. I never meant anything by what i said earlier, i was just joking on. Anyways i hope it it is true we are after michael johnson.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #29

    OHurley: Nee offence mate but where did you learn your British history? We’ve been having civil wars since the Romans p!ssed off.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #30

    WAHEYYYYYYYYY

    Alreet lads, I’ve just had a fkn massive text/mobile/expletives and threats argument with a mate that’s stretched from 7-10:30

    ….just hoyed mi phone in the kitchen for now coz am sick of the grief. Taking mi mind off the stress with a stint on the blerrrrrg.

    ….hava missed owt? 😀

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  • jordi

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #31

    OHurley

    Despite what you may believe England isn’t all roses in the racism garden either. Raghead is a derogotary term for muslim (in case you weren’t aware) and is racist. Doesn’t bother me in the slightest but then I’m not a muslim…

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  • jordi

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Rodz

    Aye mate we’ve been taken ower!!!!

    …by boredom.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Northumbria! Oh yeh we traded that for a couple of necklaces!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #34

    and divent talk te me aboot regheeds

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #35

    GERIN Jordi!

    …ahh, alreet. Same awld sh1te then

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #36

    (It’s in Cumbria where King ‘Arfur lived)

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  • toonie

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Alanmc09
    Its: St. James Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4ST

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #38

    …ind divnt tak ti me boot Ewoks, they’re the warst – the furry little bong-eyed tw@ts

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  • jordi

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Rodz

    I reckon I could come back on next week and the same rehashed arguments would still be going on. 🙁
    How I’d love just for once to be arguing about who we should bring in Ibrahimovic or Messi…

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 28, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Rodz: Do you have a vibrating phone?

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