Newcastle fans to observe a minute’s silence at 3pm today?
Today, 7 May 2015, marks exactly 60 years since Newcastle fans last saw their team pick up a domestic trophy, an FA Cup win over Manchester City.
Yes, 60 years ago today, Milburn and the rest walked out onto the Wembley turf and within seconds of the kick-off, Jackie Milburn had scored that memorable goal to send United on the way to their third FA Cup final success in only four years.
Now of course we have an unbelievable official club policy of not even trying in cup matches and playing weakened teams to ensure the team drop out ASAP, so Mike Ashley can simply try and make sure he secures the Premier League TV riches and free advertising for his retail empire for another season, without the annoyance of trying to win anything.
Of course when it comes to on the pitch and the actual players, it is unheard of for Newcastle to try and actually attack the opposition, instead negativity and clueless behaviour sets the team up regularly for early capitulations such as at Leicester on Saturday.
Maybe at 3pm on this Thursday afternoon we should all stop and observe a minute’s silence, to remember what Newcastle United once was, as well as contemplating in only a similar 60 seconds period those six decades ago, our club went out full of pride at that showcase event and basically won the Cup with a display of ambition.
1955 FA Cup Final: Newcastle United 3 Manchester City 1
Team: Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Cowell, Ron Batty, Jimmy Scoular, Bob Stokoe, Tommy Casey, Len White, Jackie Milburn, Vic Keeble, George Hannah, Bobby Mitchell
Manager: Doug Livingstone
Goals: Milburn 1, Mitchell 52, Hannah 59
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