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Atlanta United fans ask Newcastle fans what they need to know now they are also supporting Newcastle United…

1 week ago
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Atlanta United fans have watched their star player leave.

However, the departure of Miguel Almiron hasn’t led to a complete separation for many of them.

Many of the MLS club’s fans are now declaring an allegiance to Newcastle United as well.

Attracting over 70,000 for some of their big matches, Atlanta United have a considerable fanbase.

So with thousands of them now taking a keen interest in what happens at St James Park, they are understandably wanting to know more about the club that Miguel Almiron now plays for.

A lot of the Atlanta United fans have taken to social media to find out more, some quizzing Newcastle supporters as to what our club is all about…

One Atlanta United supporter typical of many who are taking a sudden interest, asks:

“Fans of Newcastle United.

“With the signing of Almiron,  I have decided to start paying attention to English football, and have selected your club to support.

“What do I need to know about Newcastle United to call myself a fan?”

Here are 20 things I think the Atlanta United fans need to know, feel free to add your own (better ones) in the comments below and on social media….

Each year the owner pretends he is trying to sell the club.

A sense of humour is essential.

An expectation of not seeing any trophies won so you won’t be disappointed.

A liking for alcohol is a big help.

Number 9 is an important number.

Best location of any football stadium in England and probably the World…

Not to do your shopping at Sports Direct.

Sunderland used to be Newcastle’s local rivals.

Newcastle don’t win trophies on colour TV.

Watching the actual football is only one small part of a matchday.

You won’t have any interest in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

There’s only one United and they don’t come from Manchester.

It is Howay The Lads and NOT Haway.

Hope is a four letter word.

Unlike sports in America, relegation exists in the Premier League…frequently under Mike Ashley.

They used to have races at Blaydon.

Keegan is our king.

If you google Mike Ashley interviews and watch them online, don’t believe anything he says.

Pride in the football club and pride in the city of Newcastle are very much the same thing for NUFC supporters.

Once a fan, always a fan, there is no escape.

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