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.
Karl Darlow’s grandfather is former 13 times capped Welsh International Ken Leek who some of us remember when he briefly played for Newcastle and signed for £25K in 1961 but he didn’t stay long and scored 6 goals in 13 appearances for us.
Ken passed away back in 2007 when he was 72 years old.
That relationship allows the Newcastle goalkeeper to play for Wales and in fact it turns out in a report in the Mirror today that he turned down Wales back in 2013.
At that time he put his International future on hold.
Karl Darlow – currently Newcastle number one goalkeeper [Read more →]
If Newcastle get promoted this season and back to the Premier League then it seems extremely likely that Rafa Benitez will once again make some big changes to his squad in order to make it Premier League ready.
Mike Ashley will make some big money available to the Spanish manager so that he can do that and it’s also likely Rafa will allow a number of players currently on Newcastle’s books to leave the club.
A number of players have their contracts coming to an end in June and will be released and some of those include Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic, but two players we expect Rafa to keep on the books are Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran.
We were hoping that Huddersfield Town and Reading would draw last night so we could gain 2 points on both clubs – but Huddersfield spoiled things and scored the winner in the 82nd minute to register their 6th league win on the trot.
The cheek of it – spoilsports.
Huddersfield remain 5 points behind us and that’s 6 points if you take into account goal difference.
Bristol City, Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town and Reading [Read more →]