Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.
It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes."
It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city."
It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.
Newcastle Fans have reacted on Twitter to what was a very important win for us against Aston Villa after Newcastle put in a terrible first half performance but found a way to win and keep a clean sheet too.
That’s Villa’s fifth straight defeat and they are looking like they are in some trouble now and 33 points behind Newcastle in the league table as we go back on top with 69 points
And the Gallowgate Flags group, to their great credit, put on a spectacular show with that new flag of Rafa – that alone will keep him at the club.
What a fantastic evening. 3 points, clean sheet, and Lansbury getting well deserved comeuppance. Cheats never prosper #NUFC
It was a very poor display from Newcastle in the first half tonight as they started the game very poorly and misplaced pass after pass and it looks like Dwight Gayle may have come back too early from his hamstring problem.
He had to go off after only 33 minutes in the first half and it looks like it’s his hamstring that’s gone again and that’s the very last thing we wanted to have happen.
Now we will be without Gayle for those consecutive away games at Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading starting next Tuesday night at Brighton.
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Manager Rafa Benitez has announced his team to take on Aston Villa in the Championship tonight and a win will see Newcastle go back to the top of the Championship table and both Mo Diame and Dwight Gayle return to the side and for a change we even got the team right.
Jack Colback has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he has said that big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa have a disadvantage over smaller clubs like Brighton and Huddersfield whose expectations are much lower than those of the bigger clubs.
There were comments from the experts in football last summer who thought Newcastle for instance would simply walk away with the Championship.
That hasn’t happened, although we are well placed in second place at the moment and could go top if we can beat Aston Villa tonight at St. James’ Park.