In terms of credibility and prestige I don’t think Newcastle United could have landed a better sponsor than Virgin, particularly when there are any opportunities for their much admired and very likeable owner to help spread the black & white word.

Rather than pretending to be a lifelong football fan like so many others, he’s happy to admit that football isn’t one of his greatest passions but what is more important is that he approaches with real passion anything he gets involved in and comes over as a really genuine bloke.

Writing on his blog, Sir Richard has waxed lyrical about Newcastle’s season just gone:

“Congratulations to Newcastle United for such a brilliant season.

It is a privilege to sponsor the club with Virgin Money, and it’s great to see the team bring so much joy to the fans in the north east of England and around the world.

I got the chance to meet some of the players when we launched Virgin Money in Newcastle earlier this year, and I think it’s fair to say our name on the shirts has been something of a lucky charm! 



Well done to the manager Alan Pardew and everyone at Newcastle United for making it into Europe – roll on next season”.

Any opportunity to get Richard Branson more involved at Newcastle United should be grabbed with both hands.

11 comments
TheBoneYard
TheBoneYard

Jonas, Anita and Janmaat by far the 3 best players today, but Sissoko a 7.1 score ? he may have score but for most of the game he give the ball away, his close control is abysmal. We got the win we needed but next season is gonna be a worry, need at least 8 or 9 new players including at least 4 or 5 proven quality......................100mil+ and over to you Ashley

Jarmin Geordie
Jarmin Geordie

I've always had a soft spot and stuck up for Anita and today he finally showed what he's capable of (I'll ignore the gaff with the 4 on 1 chance) while Jonas will rightly get all the plaudits I thought Big Vern ran him a close second

GToon
GToon

You are spot on but if you analyse his game, wasn't he just first to every loose ball and tidy with his passing? Do we not expect that anyway. Not knocking him. I think he's a great player, in the right position, like today.

Toon Magpie
Toon Magpie

Jonas should be rewarded with another season at the club.

grahame49
grahame49

Gallowgate block u and v were loud and jumping today women of the match the 2 blonde teen lasses who sang all game true fans

mentalman
mentalman

I think that was the best performance I've seen from Anita for a very long time.

I've criticised Carver for picking Jonas this season but he's showed the last few games he's still got it but maybe not a first choice player. Due to his age and salary the club probably won't offer him a new contract but it would be good if they could agree a pay as you play deal

Andgeo
Andgeo

Put your money where your mouth is fatty or Fcuk off!!!

Tonytoon
Tonytoon

I'd like to know how much ground Jonas and Anita covered between them. Anita seemed to be everywhere and Jonas just never stopped running.

lupamac
lupamac

@fireflyuk like you said let's see if he sticks to his word . and its not just a publicity stunt to flog season tickets.

lupamac
lupamac

Well pleased for Jonas .great cross for the first and then grabbed a goal for himself.  

Never stopped for 90+ minutes.