Are Newcastle Fans Anxious About Winning The Championship?

Newcastle will play Barnsley at home on Sunday afternoon in the last second division the club will play in decades and it will be a huge celebration at St. James’ Park.

We hope Newcastle can win the game first of all – that’s what Rafa will want.

And if we can win and Chris Hughton’s team don’t win then we will be the Champions – and we would look forward to listening to Queen’s classic rock song – “We Are The Champions” – because we would be.

In the same way we heard it at Plymouth seven long years ago, when we last secured promotion.

Rafa Benitez – Newcastle United manager

In fact if we just have to better Brighton’s result on Sunday we will be Champion,s but if Brighton win at Villa Park they will be Champions.

And we’d be happy enough to congratulate Chris and Brighton & Hove Albion on  a job well done.

That would be some class from the Newcastle fans and Chris Hughton is deserving of all the accolades he gets of course.

He still hasn’t got the credit he deserved for magnificently gelling the team in the summer of 2009 with little help from owner Mike Ashley.

In fact the club sacked him which was a complete disgrace – but Chris and the fans have moved on from theat travesty,

Do Newcastle fans want to go up as Champions?

Yes of course we do – but since we were promoted at home to Preston when we took them apart 4-1 in classic style, Geordie fans seemed to have realized just how tough this league has been.

And we are all just over the moon – delighted – more than delighted  – ecstatic – by the way our lads, guided brilliantly by our manager Rafa Benitez, have secured promotion.

And we have been in the top two since early October so nobody can really argue that we don’t deserve promotion.

Correction – maybe Sky Sports pundit  maybe David Prutton would.


Even Alan Shearer doesn’t mind if we are not Champions – although it would be great if  we can snatch the Championship and three wins in a row to finish the season.

That would be great – what Rafa would have wanted – since he’s a winner through and through.

Here’s what Alan said earlier this week:

“I know a lot of people would say because of the size of the club, because of the budget, they should be winning the league but I don’t think anyone is bothered here in Newcastle.”

“They’re just bothered about getting back in the Premier League where we all feel Newcastle belong. The Premier League is a better place with Newcastle let’s face it.”

We are just so proud of Rafa and the lads and of course his coaching staff also for a job very well done.

Rafa will never get the credit he deserves, but he will it from the Newcastle fans who realize this man was destined to manage our club and return us to greatness.

I feel it in my bones, I really do.

Howay The Lads!!

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Comments always welcome.

Written enthusiastically during my second chemo infusion in Rex Cancer Center – Wakefield, Raleigh.

71 comments so far

  • Jib

    May 4, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #1
  • cyprus

    May 4, 2017 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #2

    I think Villa will beat them. Draw at the very least. Barnsley will just lay down, 2-0.

    Dangerous to do this prediction thing! Look how far off people were on points tally. But they got it that we’d win it – there I go again.

    Anyway, I don’t mind either way. Back in the big time man.

  • JackBall

    May 4, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #3

    I will enjoy the games on Sunday, and will be rooting to end up as champions of the league, but at least at this moment, I don’t feel I will have the same anxiety I had during the season because it is not that important. The real job for the season has been done. Having said that, I can see myself screaming at the radio if the two games we will be focusing on are close.

  • Moonraker15

    May 4, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Would be icing on the cake if we won it from where we were. I don’t see them beating Villa; there was a look of “we’ve blown it” on Brighton faces after Bristol city. I’m pretty sure we’ll beat Barnsley as they must have their minds on the beach whatever they say. At the end of the day though we’re partying on Sunday!

  • JackBall

    May 4, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #5


    If I had to predict, I think you are damn well close. But as you said, I just lost it for us: Oh the power I have when I predict.

  • anthc

    May 4, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #6

    The pressures off we’re back in the premiership. Although it would be nice to clinch the title it’s not that important now to me. Either way I’ll be drinking gallons of ale!

  • ShirebrookToon

    May 4, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #7

    First time this season I can go to st James and relax on Sunday. We’re promoted and if we win the title then bonus!

  • lochinvar

    May 4, 2017 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Anxious about winning the Championship ? nah
    Worried about winning the Premier League – just a tad

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 4, 2017 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m starting the day with a hearty breakfast washed down with a bloody Mary, breakfast of Kings.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 4, 2017 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Sandro Ramirez would be a good signing and supposedly has a release clause of £6 million which is odd for a player in Spain. He is a typical Benitez striker and would be an upgrade on gayle. Would be concerned with his physical stature and he certainly wouldn’t get the free kicks he gets in la liga. He is intelligent though so may not be an issue.

    Don’t want lucas and can do much better than chambers. Rather give Findlay and sterry games than buy chambers, don’t think he’s any better than them two. The only cb I really want is maguire. If I could make one choice though, I would go for Leon goretzka or schalke. One year left on deal and I’ve always seem him as a German Gerrard. Can do everything in midfield and is a great tackler. Very tall and physical with good engine. For me he is ideal for us and I think is realistic if we go all out for him. I think if anyone has seen him play would agree with me.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 4, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Am fully expecting a win on Sunday and it is usually this type of game when we lose, which will be even more gut wrenching when Brighton also fail to do the job. Role on next season, if this week is anything to go by it will be a long summer.

  • magspuggy

    May 4, 2017 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #12

    @ jack root .

    Whats that freedom of infomation shit you keep banging on about and what has it to do with a nufc blog ?

    What sort of bloke comes on a football site and threatens another newcastle fan.

    Ffs sort ya head oot you sad sack if you have an issue with the bloke and you have all his info go see him and sort it man o mano

    Keyboard gangsters like you spoil something ED works hard on during very difficult times.

    Take ya crap elsewhere.
    The blog dont need it.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 4, 2017 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Sazzer, good list but I’m sure schalke lw chupo moting is out of contract this summer too. I think he’s definitely worth going for as he’ll be cheap and fill a problem position.

  • supermac69

    May 4, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #14

    All the best ed, everything else pales into insignificance when faced with such a horrid disease, keep up the fight fella ??

  • NUFCadon

    May 4, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #15

    I think I am going with most in hoping we win the league on Sunday but also think I am with most when I say I don’t consider it a real trophy to win. It’s a nice thing to say we won the league but this season was all about gaining the championship tool of promotion.

    The thing I am concentrating on is who will we sign and hopefully Rafa will come out and commit his future to Newcastle.

    I read a comment earlier today saying Lucas is available from Liverpool on a free transfer. I think that would be a fantastic signing, especially on a free. I see him as such a clever midfielder who allows your whole team to be more attacking by giving the rest of your midfield freedom to move forward as well as your full backs. A makekele type player but he is also capable of a driving run as well at times.

  • supermac69

    May 4, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #17

    52k at home every week, filling out every away allocation even setting records at some grounds , lots of dodgy decisions and having a pop at Rafa, does anyone think the EFL will miss us, did all they could to stop us leaving the tossers, good bye and I hope we don’t see ya shite officiating and blithering old farts run football league again…!!
    Sorry but rant over

  • Tsunki

    May 4, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Average_Contents // May 4, 2017 at 2:55 PM


    Volcanic eee rup tion detected 1 hour from Leeds.

    I laughed out loud at that Average, bravo!

    Yet another stream of bipolar blog posts from the most abusive poster and wannabe resident bully whose vessels expand dangerously at the idea that Ashley is mentioned or Armstrong might not be all that. Then he goes all foamy at Mr Tuff calling him a liar without any proof. And yet he wants us to believe he’s this benevolent wheelchair bound uber driver with pain issues. Wonder what he’d say if somebody told him he was a fake? BOOOOM! that’s what. 😀

    Tone it down man before yer eyes pop oot ha ha

  • magspuggy

    May 4, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Check oot the chronicle guys



  • Tsunki

    May 4, 2017 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Magspuggy- the unrivalled creepfest you refer to as Jack Root is one of many inventions of the apron-string-whipped Ian Toon. His posts mean precisely zero, he’s an opportunistic truffle pig who sniffs out trouble and jumps in to deliver a corrosive, eyeball-melting guff then retreats into the slime to watch the hilarity.


    May 4, 2017 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Man Utd will be title challenging next season and Rashford looks something special I do not look forward to us playing them haha

  • Tsunki

    May 4, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Yo there’s a few tests for us next year but all the same it will be good to be back in the mix. Rafa will soon remind Ashley what’s required if we get handed a stuffing by the big lads on a regular basis

  • Harley

    May 4, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #23

    I can honestly say if we win our game and Brighton win theirs I couldn’t care less.
    Obviously I’d rather us come up as champions. But the hard work has been done, there’s no pressure, let’s just go out and enjoy the game.
    Can’t wait for next season.

  • lesh

    May 4, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Jail for Ashley

    Breakfast then a bloody mary?

    My old man’s words of wisdom included ‘Never eat on an empty stomach’!

  • lesh

    May 4, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Brighton’s players will be disappointed they lost last weekend. They cancelled the open top bus and the celebrations for winning the Championship title last weekend and they’ll want to make up for that too.

    They’ll be driven to go up a champs and that’ll put a lot of pressure on them to win and that can only work to our advantage.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 4, 2017 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Really hope we sign this guy up for a measly £6M. Check him out apparently we’re looking at him.


    May 4, 2017 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh aye I cant wait really haha reckon we will cause a fair number of upsets

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 4, 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Ionut Radu – tuttomercatoweb
    Jordan Pickford – The Sun
    Tom Heston – The Sun

    Callum chambers – The Mirror
    Harry Maguire – The Chronicle
    Kevin Malcuit – France Football
    Gregory Van Der Wiel – HITC
    Ryan Shawcross – The Independent
    Carl Jenkinson – The Chronicle
    Josef Yarney – HITC
    Ben Gibson – The Guardian
    Davide Santon – Tuttomercatoweb
    Jozo Simunovic – The Daily Mail
    Luca Caldirola – Sky Sports
    Mikael Nade – France Football

    Gylfi Sigurdsson – The Sun
    William carvalho – A Bola
    Sam Clucas – The Guardian
    Fabian Delph – The Guardian
    Aaron Ramsey – HITC
    Jean Michael Seri – HITC
    James McCarthy – Telegraph
    Tom Cairney – Telegraph

    Marcus Coco – Sun on Sunday
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Croydon Advertiser
    Bright Osayi-Samuel – HITC
    Frank Acheampong – HITC
    Moussa Sissoko – CalcioMercato

    Willian Jose – Daily Star
    George Thomas – The Independent
    Andre Gray – The Chronicle
    Jamie Vardy – Ladbrokes News
    Jermaine Defoe – The Sun
    Tammy Abraham – Ladbrokes News
    Jay Rodriguez – Daily Mail
    Daniel Sturridge – The Guardian
    Jonathan Walters – The Telegraph
    Sandro Ramirez – SPORT

  • magspuggy

    May 4, 2017 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #29


    That list is gonna end up like the phonebook.

    Pc world has a sale of harddrives atm you may need a new one by the time the window closes.

    Fair play to you buddy.

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 4, 2017 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #30

    I drastically underestimated the volume of rubbish the media make up when starting this list

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 4, 2017 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Haha magspuggy it’s becoming intimidating and we’re only just into March!

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 4, 2017 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #32


  • Tsunki

    May 4, 2017 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Jonathan Walters! Moussaka Sissoko!! Davide Santon!!! Ha ha ha oh no stop….. 🙂

  • magspuggy

    May 4, 2017 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Wheres andy carroll ? He must be linked by now ?

    Ever since he left the threat of a comeback has never been too far away.

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 5, 2017 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Nope, hasn’t happened yet, but it will.

  • davis_toons

    May 5, 2017 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #36

    So glad that we have done well..staying 1st and 2nd all season.

  • Bobbybee

    May 5, 2017 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Ha ha ha, Tsunki. One of the anally retentive posse. Difference is, I have a life. I don’t make shit up to try and impress people. Nor do I ever ask for sympathy your sad worm. I’m happy with my lot in life, it could always be worse. Even with my drawbacks I still have a life in the real world. But more importantly, unlike your little gang of saddos, I do things on my own, in my own manner. As is obvious, unlike you, I don’t crave acceptance from people I’ll never likely meet. What anybody thinks of me on here is meaningless, because when I put my phone down I move on. Moving on is something you lot struggle with isn’t it? Neither do I make up a sad life for myself, where I’m scouting on players.
    Your little group see this as your safe place and fret when somebody appears to threaten it. I wonder about people who live in the area, claim to be big fans, but can’t be bothered going to games. How many fans on here who live away would swap happily? I don’t view you as fans, just hangers on.
    So, if I was making up my life, don’t you think it would be minus the wheelchair? Basically every ‘row’ if you can call it that has been with the same few people over and over. The sad ones. 🙂 The fact that you and your little creeps don’t like me gives me great pleasure. I’d hate to think I had anything in common with your little anally retentive posse. Learn to let it go. Ha ha ha. Get a passion in life – like football, there’s a good start. Take in a game or two, you might begin to understand my passion then. No, on second thoughts, maybe not. As I see it, your only passion is a desperate attempt to be accepted on here, along with your boys and that is so very sad. 🙁
    Physically disabled or mentally retarded? I know where I’m happiest. 🙂 A passion for Newcastle or a blog bore? A real life or a fantasy one? I start to see why I bug you and yours so much. You lot will never have what I’ve got with my passion for Newcastle, football and life, but you’ll also never drag me down to your level either. I don’t need a little gang, I do things my way. You’d be lost as singles. You need each other’s back up and regardless how wrong it is, you jump in and defend each other, whereas I just get on with it on my own. I don’t need acceptance or a support group, I’m my own man. Constantly seeking reassurance from the blog, like your last little squeak, whereas I couldn’t give a f*** what anybody thinks.
    My advice would be get out more. Or does wifey keep you under her thumb? Is that it? Oh bless. That might explain a lot.
    Anyway, bored now. Maybe see you at the match eh? No, silly me. 🙂 What was I thinking?
    Strange how I have no problems with the fans who make a huge effort to get there. Travelling many miles might mean only the occasional game, but they make the effort. I get them. They get me. Even some travelling across oceans to manage one game a year, or two. Respect to them. Lots of it. Good on them. After all, this is a blog about football fans. They have that passion. I love that. Your little gang of nobodies I’ll never understand.
    Hope you enjoyed my response to yours. Gonna take a break from the blog for a while, so you can call me whatever in safety. 🙂 Close season coming up and I hate it. No FOOTBALL to discuss. Just transfer rumours that will mostly be wrong and for once, I’m happy to leave it to the manager to do the right thing. He knows his stuff alright. Top man.
    Google him, you might be impressed. 🙂

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 5, 2017 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #38

    I like the close season – time to relax – when season is on – last few seasons – been a bag of bloody nerves, like a cat on a hot tin roof – the wife reckons I’m a bloody pain.
    Looking forward to Sunday though

  • Lindisfarne

    May 5, 2017 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #39

    I watched King Kong last night, he is so big that he could not fit into the screen. Instead of staying on my sofa, I should really view it at an appropriate venue and see the whole thing. The only thing stopping me is the audible chopping of popcorn buckets, who claim to be the authentic cinema going aficionados.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 5, 2017 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #40

    Quite a mild rant that, only a five hundred worder, tis early mind.


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