Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer was at the Civic Center in Newcastle last night and lauded the fabulous Newcastle fans for supporting the team, despite the lads being in the second tier of English Football.
This is Newcastle United
The average home crowd in the league this season is over 42,000 and almost 45,000 were on hand for the 6-1 annihilation of 10 man Barnsley on Saturday.
A lot has changed on Tyneside since the town was a huge coal mining area with coal pits all over the place.
But one thing that has not changed is the fanatical support of the Newcastle public for their football club.
And news today that Newcastle’s will take 3,600 fans to Teesside for Saturday’s game. Shearer talked last night about the Newcastle support:
“It shouldn’t really be a surprise to anybody.”
“But to be getting 44,000 in the Championship for every game is staggering.”
“It’s unbelievable, but that is the way they are – they are just brilliant.”
We remember well that the so called football experts last summer not only predicted Newcastle would be relegated to Division One, but that their support would tail off dramatically.
Is it a good thing or is it a good thing – that these experts don’t know what they are talking about?
Howay The Lads!!