Walking up to the match there’s nothing better than seeing our great footballing cathedral perched on top of the hill, our spiritual home.

In the lead up to the Swansea match I was strolling up behind a group of lads who were either posh Geordies or more likely football tourists, in Newcastle for a drinking and football weekend, sounds good to me.

I couldn’t help listening in and one of them gazing up at the cheap and classless S***** D***** signs hanging off the Gallowgate remarked, “I’m surprised Ashley hasn’t changed his company’s colours to black & white?”.

I’m not a betting man but…if I was forced to bet either way, I know which football team could end up playing in red and blue!