As it is that time of the football season where nowt interesting happens, while we wait for meaningless International fixtures to take place. I got to thinking about the state of Newcastle United right now.
As a fan of some twenty years or more (Yes, I know there are those who have been on the terraces since the days of black and white photographs, let alone television), I’m pretty sure this is an era of the least passion or expectation I’ve ever known.
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Ups, downs, highs, lows…we’ve known them all since we were bairns.
However, have we ever known a period in this club’s history where the most we can expect from a complete season of football, is to hope we’re not going to be subjected to it all over again next season ?
Surely there has to be an end to this era of underachievement at some point ?
A club cannot exist in the twilight zone forever, otherwise we might just as well seek to become the first FIFA officially nominated ‘Zombie’ club. A state where supporters retain base faculties, namely gross motor function but grasp no evidence of emotion, personality or sensation of pain.
We’ll remain forever in this state as Cups and Trophies come and go and 50k turn up every other week, to be herded into the pens to perform the role that the Premier League require of all clubs – namely to fill the ground to provide the product that the paymaster demand.
So the question I’d ask all Newcastle supporters is:-
Would you prefer a life with NUFC and Mike Ashley in the Premier League ?
Would you accept a place in the Championship with Mike Ashley selling up and taking his tat with him?