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Where Have All The Newcastle Shirts Gone?

7 years ago

I’m in Bermuda, yes Bermuda, a place I first visited 20 years ago.

At that time all you saw were kids, ex pats and locals, wearing Newcastle shirts.

Sure there were a few others, plenty Celtic and Rangers, but predominantly it was Newcastle!

I have been back here a few times since and slowly but surely the toon colours have lessened, still a few but now definitely in the minority!

My niece who is Bermudan and lives here, is getting the Newcastle badge and Tyne Bridge tattooed on her body shortly, she bleeds black and white and whenever she comes to Newcastle she does not miss a game!

After the shambles we just witnessed against Southampton (Maria Darby is 26 and watches in her strip with her favourite player’s name on the back – Hatem Ben Arfa, she wanted a mention), she said to me Pardew must go, and she is absolutely right.

The words crap and abysmal were how she summed up today.

By the time we play Hull next week he must be gone, she is desperate to jump on a plane and come to join in the protest against him, alas she will have to rely on my report of what happens.

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I say alas, but while I will be back basking in the relevant chill of a Tyneside autumn, she will be stuck here on this sub tropical sun soaked island!

Back to the point, the reason there are fewer shirts on display here is simple, we are slowly but surely dropping like a stone, we are now the ghost of what was the entertainers.

We are just about amongst the ‘also fans’.

Although today’s performance would suggest we are actually non-runners.

Back to the serious stuff, Pardew has to go.

Ashley has to once and for all either back this club with a decent manager and some serious cash, or get out himself.

Enough is surely enough.


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