Ron Elliot is very well liked by the Newcastle fans and that adoration is likely to become even greater after what Rob has said about the Newcastle area, but most of all the people in the area.
And after the Newcastle tourism people have read what Rob says they will no doubt want to sign him up as a spokesman for the area.
The Centennial Bridge with the Tyne Bridge in the background
Rob recently signed a new four year deal which will keep him at Newcastle until 2020.
But it looks like he will be living in Newcastle for the rest of his life after these comments he has made in the Chronicle today:
“I am convinced that Geordies lie to the rest of the country so that nobody else comes here!” “All of my family want to come up here and absolutely love it.”
“They come up and fall in love with the place.” “There’s no place like it in the country. I have been lucky to live in a lot of places, but there’s no place like here.”
“A city on the coast with countryside within 10 minutes.” “It may not seem much to people around here but you can also drive everybody in 15 to 30 minutes which is like heaven.”
“Down south, a 15-minute drive gets you to the end of your road!”
“I have never made it any secret that I love living up here. I have always wanted to live on the coast.”
“Once I signed a new deal I wanted to move there, I was desperate to live up that way.”
“I have two children who were born here now.” “Every day that goes by, I think there’s less chance of moving back home. This will become our home.”
“There’s so much going for it, but the biggest thing going for it, is the people.”
“Since day one they have welcomed us and they are so friendly. It’s nice to live somewhere that people are really proud of where they are from.”
“You don’t grasp that until you are up here, people are genuinely proud of where they live and you don’t get that where I’m from all the time.”
“It’s brilliant and a fantastic place to live. I feel I am at a place where I want to be.”
“When you first sign for a club this big you dream of being No 1 for a period of time.”
“I’ve signed a new contract, have a manager like Rafa and with the squad, we’ve got in just seems so good and you want to enjoy it as long as possible.”
We’ve heard of players being really happy at Newcastle, but this is ridiculous.
Rob Elliot after signing new four year deal
No, Rob is enthusiastic in almost everything he does and it’s simply infectious.
And now we know he just loves living in heaven – sorry – he just loves living in the Newcastle area.
God bless him!
My son Neil was over to Newcastle this summer for the first time in over 25 years and he thought it was an excellent place – a modern bustling city.
And since this article has now become all about tourism – here’s the official tourism site for Newcastle and Gateshead for those who have never visited Newcastle.