Newcastle captain Nicky Butt has certainly come out of his shell and waxed lyrical about the Newcastle United club and their famous fans this week.
Nicky Butt with his family
Nicky is a down to earth guy, and we remember him often saying during his time on Tyneside that Newcastle lurched from one crisis to the other, but that wasn’t a criticism, because that was the nature of the Tyneside club.
But having had one great last season at the club, Nicky has come out again today and talked about the famous Newcastle club, the City and the fans.
Nicky said today:
“Last weekend was emotional for me and it only really sunk in at the end that it would be my last game at St.James’,””But there was no better way to finish than by helping to put this club back where it belongs.”
“I’ll be coming back next year to watch a few games and I think they’ll do well.” “We’ve got a lot of quality here and I’m sure they’ll add to that over the summer.”
“This city and club will always be special to me and I’ll always follow them.” “I came here during a difficult time when Sir Bobby Robson had just been sacked and then, of course, I went out on loan for a season.”
“But since returning I’ve never looked back. I’d like to think in years to come I’ll be remembered as someone who did well during their time here.”
“I hope now that the club can go on from strength to strength and get back to the level they should be at which is the top half of the Premier League.”
“This is a special club with special fans and I wish them all the best in the future.”
Well said Nicky.
It will be interesting to see if Butt decides to play one more season before retiring, and if Roy Keane comes along with an offer from Ipswich, it may be hard for Nicky to turn down a chance to potentially end his career with two successive promotions from the Championship.