So at the moment Newcastle United fans are talking about model change and Rafa is at the top, heralding a new era for the club, but it is looking more likely to be a short stay.

The injury to Rob Elliot is just our luck, if we did not have bad luck we would not have any luck at all. Although this is written before Norwich away and I have confidence going into this match, I felt Rob was turning into a bit of a barman’s gloves Tommy Wright character, who really was getting it right.

***Warning – Nostalgia ramble coming

Was it just ego that ruined Newcastle United?  Rob Lee, Aaron Hughes, John Carver, Alan Shearer, Steve Harper, and so many others that should be totally involved with NUFC in the background, hopefully creating players that know the old ways of tireless work.

Now I know you have read one name there and thought WTF!  John Carver – was he ruined by his own ego or Mike Ashley, do we all ponder on how many golden eggs that he could have learnt from Sir Bobby? If he had learnt at SBR’s side like many others, he should be at our club, his club.

Should we have the best academy in the world considering we have had players from the north east excelling for the majority of the toon’s existence.

It just seems sad that although we have always had a Geordie contingency in the squad we have let enough go; Carrick – baffling to me for him to turn up at West Ham, why does Rob Lee’s son play for the Hammers? Are we gonna see the ignominy of Shearer’s son doing well elsewhere?

Looking up our ‘class of 92’ (and beyond) they mostly coach – have been involved and fallen out with Newcastle or not been involved, and the Coach that is as Newcastle as you can find, Peter Beardsley, cannot teach what he has in his locker as it’s all natural/god given.

If Rafa works out and the hard work ethic sticks then great, but if it doesn’t work, will Ashley leave and a real Geordie revolution can begin with bringing our class of 92 back, under Clark, or perhaps Shearer?

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