Newcastle United have never been an easy team to support.
Steven Taylor – potential Newcastle captain next season
And last season was no exception, and as if to make that point, Newcastle fans were delirious when the lads were 3-0 up early in the second half of their final game at home to West Brom.
A win in that game would see Newcastle finish in 9th position and above Sunderland in the Premier League, and a wonderful achievement in their first season back in the Premier League.
Bu then of course the lads conceded three goals in the last 40 minutes, with the equalizer being conceded in the very last minute, just to keep things interesting, and Newcatsle finished in 12th place and below Sunderland.
Steven Taylor, who should be a strong candidate to be Newcastle’s new captain, is currently leading our poll on who should become the new captain.
Steven has 36% of the vote, followed by Fab Coloccini on 31% and Joey Barton on 20%, and the poll is still open if you haven’t yet voted.
The 25 year-old Greenwich-born player pf Geordie parents, talked about that last game of the season today:
“The players felt disappointed in ourselves and disappointed for the fans that afternoon, because I think they expected us to either get more goals in the second half or at least see the game out,”
“It was not a nice way to end things last season, but overall we did well and we can improve.” “We finished 12th so hopefully we can do even better.”
Anything better than 12th place next season would be good, and a position in the top eight would be excellent.
It seems a lot harder these days to finish in the top six, and looks almost impossible to get a Champions League position.
That’s because of the top teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham, and all the resources those clubs have at their disposal.
But on the positive side, miracles have been known to happen more than once at Newcastle over the years.
Howay The Lads!!