To all the Newcastle fans that made it to St James’ Park for the game against West Brom, thank You. I want you to know you were, and that you always will be, the best part of the club.
It is the fans who turn up to support our team who truly represent our club and the city.
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Ever since I was a small boy clambering up the stadium steps I have inexplicably loved Newcastle United, if you grow up in this part of the world you seldom get a choice in the matter. It is after all; more than just a football team.
Milburn, Shearer, Macdonald; through hard work, skill and spirit, they became heroes and legends. The players on the pitch today are just borrowing their shirts.
It is not for these current players that we cheer, it is for our club. It is our city who needs the presence of the fans singing on a match day. It is our fans at home and abroad that want to see the spirit of the best city in the world shine through the adversity.
The noise the supporters made on Saturday was incredible, not by our past standards but watching your team that has lost 8 in a row, the crowd were inspirational. The fans in the stadium earned that point against West Brom. It was the supporters who made the difference today and it can be the same against QPR and West Ham.
Ashley is bad for the club, unfortunately the greater evil would be relegation.
We can’t secure premiership football for next season with boycotts and empty seats, we need positive action. Clap, sing, shout and you will have no regrets.
“It is in our hands” Coloccini said in a post-match interview and he is right in a way. We have it in our power to provide the players on the pitch with the passion they seem to have lacked of late.
To motivate and encourage this squad of underachievers. Don’t give them excuses, or anywhere to hide, remind them who they are playing for, and what those black and white shirts mean to us.
Newcastle United’s fans have been named some of the best in the world, we are being asked to prove it once more. Yet again it is up to us.