We all remember with horror what happened after Kevin Keegan left the club and that’s got to be one of the worst times in the Newcastle club’s history.
But the majority of the players at the club, went through that hell, and they are better off for it this time around when owner Mike Ashley has made his latest horrific blunder at the club.
We said last week that a lot of this will rest on the senior players at the club, who we knew just loved Chrsi Hughton, and what their reaction was to a difficult situation for them.
After all Mike Ashley pays their wages.
But players like Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton seem not to have said the right things, but also have done the right things by their actions.
The players had a good meeting with Alan Pardew on Friday morning, and then had a good training session – and in addition Alan Pardew played his part as an understanding manager who came into the fire of Newcastle last week, and handled himself almost perfectly.
And the win against Liverpool was not just what we all needed, but it could put the lads on the right track to quickly recover from the Chris Hughton firing, and start to move the club forward.
Both the captain and the new manager have given the fans a mantra to follow – support the club – that’s what Newcastle United is after all – along with our fans.
The proof of the pudding is still in the eating, but this week could see an improving relationship form between the players and the manager – and then the next step will be to beat Birmingham on Saturday..
Not a draw with Birmingham on Saturday, but come away with all 3 points.
If the lads can do that – then Newcastle may be buzzing again, and much sooner than we expected last Monday.
We hope so in any case.
Howay The Lads!!