“Our intention is to have, for instance, [email protected]’Park. We were never going to lose St James’ Park, it was always going to be @StJames’Park. So we understand St James’ Park – the history is wonderful. We are not trying to take that away….”.
Derek Llambias 2009
“When the FIFA delegation arrive in Newcastle this week, I hope they are stunned by the sight of St James’ Park. By the way it dominates the skyline, a sporting citadel and the heartbeat of the city. In a city that breathes football” .
Arsene Wenger August 2010 (speaking in advance of England’s ultimately failed bid to host the World Cup.)
“We want to be remembered as a team. And if we want to push for the top half of the league we have to stay together as a unit. Finishing in the top five or six is only achieved by having a team spirit. We have spoken about in the dressing room and feel we can achieve a good position this season.
Cheik Tiote 31 October 2011
“What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get out clauses or the marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city”.
Sir Bobby Robson
“That trust has come out in a number of areas this year that have seen us get victories. And you can’t do that without the tremendous backing that we’ve got here.”
Alan Pardew 30 October 2011
“I’ve loved the Toon all my life…well at least I did until I signed for Manchester United, or was it Norwich, or was it Corbridge under 3s?”
“I wish I had hair like Gabriel Obertan.”
“I’m gutted all our fans would rather watch the match on dodgy satellite in the pub, you wouldn’t believe the unsold cheesy chip mountain we’ve had to throw away.”