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Newcastle Fans – What Is Your Tipping Point?

8 years ago

Do you have a tipping point in your support for the club? I don’t mean the obvious ones such as;

Payter Reid appointed manager or….

Ashley sells to Bob Murray and he changes club name to SOL 2…

More having to tolerate the sheer mundane nature of the fayre on display these last 5 or 6 games.

Of course, it is nice not to be in a relegation battle, so in that respect comparisons from last season are a little skewed. A season of stabilisation isn’t the worst plan.

It would be easy to sit here now and state that all our ‘purple’ players will be off in the summer, you wouldn’t blame them in the current climate, but things change very quickly in football.

The one immediate change would be the removal of Pardew, the man has clearly no more authority up there than the club bus driver, indeed I would suggest that his instant removal after the Meyler affair would have largely negated the post incident slump.

It could argued that Pardew isn’t really the problem, and it’s Ashley who needs to leave, so replacing Pardew with another time server (the case in all probability) would be like changing the colour of the plaster cast on a broken leg, but we all know that that is unlikely, certainly until Rangers are back in the SPL.

The Swansea game was the closest I’ve been to deliberately missing a following game; maybe it was the last ditch penalty, maybe it was the rottenness of the match, maybe it was the beer brain automatically clicking into ‘worst case scenario’ mode, but the only reason I could come up with to attend the Cardiff game, is that a mate is travelling up for the game.

I usually take a pretty phlegmatic view of the club as the seasons roll by, in my 47 year support I’ve seen a club skipper holding a trophy on 2 occasions, so it isn’t like I’d be taking a stance on the viewpoint of wanting to return to former, relatively recent, glories, however you do wonder how much you can take.

The short answer to my question I suppose is a bit of a cop-out, as I really don’t know.

In all probability I’ll just get up one Saturday morning and say, “You know what, I can’t be ***ed with the club, I can’t be bothered with football in general”.

The thing is though, many football supporters have a unique gene which controls the emotion that ‘It might be better next season’, despite all evidence to the contrary.

I would hate to miss match day, even in the 80s when we played to 2 men and a dog in relative terms, I would tie the scarf to the jeans and head off out for the 10.10 bus to take me to the Geordie’s Pride whatever the previous result, so I’ve seen c**p worse than this, but to deliberately not get on that bus…


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