Ending up as champions was the cherry on the top after Newcastle had clinched promotion and Paul Dummett says it was extra special for him.
The Geordie defender declaring: ‘Lifting a trophy for the team you support is something you always want to do’.
For those who say winning the title or finishing second didn’t matter, you just had to see the reaction of both fans and players last Sunday to know that’s a big fat lie.
Paul Dummett adding that ‘The roar from the fans when Aston Villa scored is something I’ll never forget’.
It was certainly one of he better days to be a Newcastle fan and now it is a case of ‘what happens next’?
The early answer to whether Rafa was staying is a massive relief and can only be a massive positive as NUFC prepare for life back in the top tier after a 12 month absence.
Dummett says the squad will now go away and recharge the batteries ‘then make sure we come back in July ready for the Premier League‘.
The question for the fans now is just who will be amongst those returning in July and who will Rafa Benitez see as surplus to requirements, as Newcastle need to trade up to deal with the Premier League.
Paul Dummett speaking to the official club website:
“When you are growing up, lifting a trophy for the team you support is something you always want to do.
“For it to happen in the way it did made it even more special and even now, nearly a week on, it’s still sinking in.
“The roar from the fans when Aston Villa scored is something I’ll never forget.
“When we went down, I was determined to help the club get back to the Premier League and as a team we did that.
“Promotion was the main goal but to achieve it as champions was even better and the medal and the memories are something we will always be able to cherish.
“It was a long, hard season and every player contributed massively.
“We will go away now, get a holiday and recharge our batteries, then make sure we come back in July ready for the Premier League.”