The performance we witnessed on Saturday afternoon against those fearful giants of English football, Leicester City, is dedicated to the Newcastle fans.
Not fans like me, or fans who have cast aside their season tickets, not the fans who joined the recent boycotts or protests, not the fans who have reached their individual breaking points over the last 8 years and said ‘enough is enough’.
No, this performance is dedicated to the 30,000 or so left, who gleefully file into what used to be a football ground every couple of weeks like bleating sheep.
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Perhaps to call them bleating sheep is wrong of me, because there doesn’t seem to be any bleating from those who remain.
Those who sat in silence whilst Keegan was first undermined, lied to and then forced out.
Those who dutifully eat their pies whilst Joe Kinnear released an expletive laced tirade at the media in the name of Newcastle United.
Those who enjoyed the view as Hughton was escorted from the premises despite doing exactly as he was asked.
Those who renewed as the stadium was renamed.
Those who spouted ‘support the team, not the regime’ as the crown jewels were sold and lie after lie was uttered by Pardew.
Those who remain in their silence as the club, which once stumbled, now falls and dies in a skip full of photographs, of what was and may never be again.
Congratulations to those fans whose division and apathy has brought us here, I raise a glass to every sky fan in their cut price seat once occupied by a supporter with true passion for the club. Give yourselves a pat on the back and polish your ‘supa-fan’ badge, because finally you have done it, after years of tireless indifference and spineless inaction, at last you have the team, the coach and the club that you so richly deserve.
I make no apologies for the “I told you so” nature of this text, because I did tell you so and so did many others with much more guts than you.
I will not take your views into consideration and respect your point of view because that is what has caused this. You are as much to blame as any owner, coach, player or pundit, you have done this.
Are you proud?