Newcastle’s season still feels completely unbelievable to us, if we were to be brutally honest, and still seems like a fairy tale.
Chris Hughton – fantastic first season at Newcastle helm
Newcastle had 102 points, 30 wins, 21 clean sheets and just 4 defeats, and the team suffered just one league defeat in the last six months and 33 Championship games of the season.
Is that a fairy tale season or is that a fairy tale season?
Just think if Alan Shearer’s first season as a manager had just ended with what Chris has just achieved in his rookie season – and think of the accolades Alan would be receiving from the mountain-tops right now.
Now what our players have to do is exactly what they did last season, only this time in the Premiership. There are some very good players currently in the Newcastle squad, who have lots of experience in England’s top flight.
Just think of the Cardiff City and Blackpool squads, since one of the clubs will accompany Newcastle and WBA into the Premiership next season, and compare their squads with the current crop on Tyneside.
We simply refuse to be downbeat about Newcastle’s chances for next season, especially given where we were less than 12 months ago, and we think the club will survive in England’s top league next term.
Even if no money is available to buy new players this summer, we can still improve the squad significantly with loan players and free agents – and we’re sure that’s just exactly what the club will do.
And after finishing such a fairy tale season, why on earth are so many Newcastle fans so negative about the future of the club?