There was mass relief yesterday for Newcastle fans when Huddersfield lost at home to an in-form Fulham side at John Smith’s Stadium and it was obvious before the end of the game Fulham were too just good for the Terriers.
But once that final whistle blew – Newcastle were 2 points from the Premier League with three games to go.
Hopefully we can win in style tomorrow night at home to Preston and there will be massive celebrations at the end of the game – with the emphasis on massive.
Now and then (there’s a fool such as I)
We may even get some publicity in the national press, but I’m getting carried away again.
But nothing is ever certain, especially in the rough and tumble world of the Championship, but it’s a great opportunity for the players tomorrow night.
It’s been one very tough season for the club but it’s all going to be worthwhile and successful.
Former manager Kevin Keegan has been helping his pal Terry McDermott sell his new autobiography, Terry Mac – Living for the Moment.
This is what Kevin told the Liverpool Echo about the challenge ahead for Rafa:
“They wanted him to stay and he stayed,” “They wanted him to bring them back up and he’ll bring them back up.”
“I think after that he’s then got his biggest job without doubt.”
“It’s not that difficult to get Newcastle out of the Championship with the finance they’ve got, the players they’ve kept, the fans that they’ve got.”
“But it’s a bit more difficult when you get in with the big boys who are a few steps ahead of you.”
“Newcastle is a big club like Liverpool but it hasn’t won anything for a long time.”
Rafa will be delighted to get promoted because he then has a massive challenge ahead of him to make Newcastle great again.
He will be loving the massive opportunity of doing that.
All we need is for owner Mike Ashley to fully support him this summer and Newcastle could become a Juggernaut in a few years time.
Mike will support Rafa – we have no doubts about that.