If you are a Newcastle United fan, there’s really nothing in the middle of how things are going at the Tyneside club.
Newcastle United fans – that’s me right at the back on the right 😀
It’s either feast or famine – everything is either just wonderful and great in the Newcastle garden, or everything is so terrible and bad – and the sky is falling in.
And if we can ignore a certain clueless Mike Ashley, the former is how things are right now at the club and with the fans.
After 3 wins in a row, and an excellent display from the lads yesterday, and a fantastic first goal ever at Newcastle from Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez, things couldn’t be much better.
But of course that feeling could all be turned around quickly and completely by two defeats – and Graeme Souness used to always say that a crisis at Newcastle was always two games away – two successive defeats – and he was so right.
So as Newcastle fans, we are at least aware of what we’re like – kind of.
Avid readers of this site will remember, on the negative side, that this blog was nowhere to be seen for about 24 hours after the side was defeated at Scunthorpe United, after we had also been beaten in the previous game at Nottingham Forest.
It took us that time to get over our devastation at the defeat, but hey – what do you expect – we are Newcastle fans.
It’s bad enough when we get beat, but then to have to write about is worse than water-boarding.
I’ve been a Newcastle fan – born and bred in Newcastle – for 60 years and saw my first game at St. James’ Park in 1949 – and while I cannot remember too much about the game, I do remember the red number 9 on Jackie Milburn’s shirt, and he moved with lightning speed – the Newcastle legend from Ashington.
I still live and breathe Newcastle – just ask my long suffering wife Madeline – a Geordie girl herself, and this morning I kind of forced her to watch the Gutierrez goal on video from yesterday.
So we have to we forgiven for basking in Newcastle being top of the league, at least until we meet Preston North End two weeks tomorrow night, and another win in that game, and we may have to reach for the tranquilizers. 😀
And we have to say our players have really showed some real fight, skill and guts this season, and that’s what we want to see from the Newcastle players – always.
If we can indeed get promoted this season it will indeed be a miracle, but we can take absolutely nothing for granted – after the disaster which was last season.
Howay The Lads!!