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I don’t care if Newcastle United go down

6 years ago

I don’t care if Newcastle United go down – Why should I?

I’ve supported this club through thick and thin for nearly 50 years but  I have reached the point of total and utter indifference towards the current regime.

Why should I want Ashley’s club to earn a lot of money for him. That is all that staying in this league achieves.

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Every season under Ashley is the same. We start off with a few lies in the summer about imaginary lines and players we are trying to sign. We then try and get to 25 points as fast as we can before Ashley arrives by helicopter like an epidemic sweeping across a country and sells the best players halfway through the season.

No replacements are lined up as somebody has advised him we will stay up without spending anything. But this time I hope he gets it wrong.

I want to see his greedy face as the final whistle blows and he loses millions. What does it matter to me?

In the Premier league we play teams who we can’t compete with anyway. Will I miss the usual hammering at Man City, the mackem humiliations, the usual home and away defeat to Man U, the usual 4-0 defeat at Southampton or conceding possession at home to European giants like Stoke, or hoping one of the top teams don’t go mad and put 10 past us?

To me supporting NUFC doesn’t depend on the league we are in and I really enjoyed the Championship season anyway. It was exciting and somehow refreshing.

Why should we bother with the Premier League. We spend all of our games trying to hang on and not lose, rather than win. There isn’t another team in the league who plays like that.

If there is a team who deserve to be relegated, then for that reason alone it is us.

Of course though, the real prize would be the chance to rid ourselves of Mr Greedy himself. Surely ‘Mike’ would have to reconsider his ‘business model’ if we went down again.


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