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Newcastle Fans Need To Let Go Of The Bitterness

8 years ago
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Even at the age of 24 I have experienced the peaks and troughs of being a passionate Newcastle United supporter.

I have screamed at the top of my lungs for big victories, cried when we were relegated, and even just sighed in despair for bizarre appointments, signings, board decisions etc… you all know what I mean.

It has to be said (from my perspective at least), that these are the bleakest of times that I can remember in my brief stint on this earth as far as NUFC is concerned.

We’ve all been there this season, taken through the full mill of Toon driven emotional states. We’ve seen our team win at Old Trafford and White Hart Lane, beat Chelsea at home, watched ‘The Dreamboat’ strut his stuff in attacking midfield and got to witness Colo’s Keegan-esque locks flowing in the wind.

On the flip side: back-to-back defeats to the Mackems, 6 defeats in a row, a managerial forehead thrust and far too many goals conceded, on top on the selling of the aforementioned Frenchman. All too much to take?

The answer to that question would be apparent (Yes). Banners in the stands calling for change, protests, lots and lots and LOTS of angry blogs and articles, planned protests, even Hatem Ben Arfa taking sly digs at Pards over Instagram. All of this was in vain, Ashley has decided once again to go against the fans’ wishes and keep the man with the worst managerial record of 2014 in charge…. Wonderful.

So as the faithful Geordie following, how are we to react?

My personal vote would err on the side of letting go of our relentless tirade of hatred towards the cockney mafia. Maybe, just maybe, if we are for them they will be for us?

Crazy though it sounds I believe that if we show our support for our team, our manager, even our board, then maybe they would repay that faith with ambition?

The one thing that is desperately needed at St James’ Park is positivity, as fans we need to be ambassadors of positivity, showing the team that we are behind them 100%… we aren’t getting paid what they are getting paid but we need to play our role for the club by being the country’s greatest fans.

Cheer when they win, cheer when they lose.

Pardew is staying as our manager, so we need to let go of bitterness and treat him like he is our manager.

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