It’s really strange but when the fixtures for the Championship were announced earlier today most Newcastle fans were buzzing and were even looking forward to trips to quaint places like Burton Albion.
It’s the Rafa effect, with fans convinced the Spanish manager will turn things around at Newcastle and get us straight back up next May and not only that, but we will then be able to challenge for a top six position in the Premier League.
One thing we shouldn’t forget is that it gives a chance for Newcastle supporters in England a chance to go and watch the lads play when they live in cities or towns with a Championship club – or close to one.
Rafa Benitez – at Liverpool with Newcastle – he’s the man!
Certainly it’s odd things are so upbeat on Tyneside after a relegation – but that’s the way it is.
Here are some typical tweets sent out following the fixtures, which see us play at Craven Cottage on Friday night – 5th August to kick off what we hope will be a very successful season down below.
Buzzing for the season can’t wait!! ?? #NUFC
— Bradley Capsticks (@bradnufcCapo4) June 22, 2016
— EJ (@Michael_EJones) June 22, 2016
— TFS Fulham (@TFS_Fulham) June 22, 2016
Looking forward to this fizzy pop season, hopeful of automatic promotion only because Rafa stayed, think we’d of struggled without him #nufc
— Daniel Black (@DanBlack869) June 22, 2016
Buzzin for this season already! Canny few away trips with the boys! #nufc
— Jack Ramsay (@ramsay_8) June 22, 2016
All I know is, we got Rafa. And we’re Newcastle United! We’ll never be defeated!* Howay!!
*actual lost games might occur#nufc
— Bjørn Westblad (@bjorwesToon) June 22, 2016
As I suspected, the fixtures show we play everybody twice. #nufc
— Dave Brown (@DaveNewcyBrown) June 22, 2016
We’re all going on a championship tour #NUFC
— BoxingIsBack (@BoxingIsBack) June 22, 2016
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) June 22, 2016
— Shiva Naidu (@iamShivaNaidu) June 22, 2016
Wouldn’t it be great if we secured the Championship away at Ipswich in April. Sir Bobby would enjoy that i’m sure. #nufc
— Sean Studd (@SeanStudd) June 22, 2016