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Why Sunday was so important for the younger generation of Newcastle fans

3 years ago
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What a season for Newcastle United, what memories.

Every emotion has been felt by all of us this season but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I wrote an article a while back and mentioned that I would love us to win the league for the younger generations of Newcastle fans who go to games, for them to have a great feeling at the end of it all, including my daughter.

The timing of things in football sometimes is what makes us all love the game so much and why the passion for the club we love is so deep.

On Sunday we had all just settled for the idea that it wasn’t meant to be. Brighton one up, Villa down to 10 men and us doing all we could to swing things our way.

Back to the timing of things, Gayle comes on late on in the game for a stretch of his legs before the curtain comes down on what has been a successful season and mission accomplished.

Gayle scores and caps off a good day. Runs away to celebrate (‘going up, going down’) to the fans. The noise level settles and all of a sudden the word starts filtering through that Villa and old Brucey boy have done us a massive favour. Can we dare to believe that just for once things are going to go for us????

In the Gallowgate End we dared to just believe, people digging for their phones trying to confirm what we want to hear. Then suddenly it becomes real.

Maybe I’m getting carried away with this Roy of the Rovers stuff. But hey, who gives a stuff?. We are there.

Waiting for the final whistle to go at Brighton was agony but would it be football if it wasn’t this way…?

Great to to see the bars etc jumping into the afternoon. Rafa, staff, players, and fans have all done their bit to get us to the top. Hopefully now we can build for the future and be realistic.

I’m not getting carried away but want to enjoy this day and season for what it is. For me and my daughter (12) we have had a great year.

I loved the ups and downs – now looking forward to the summer and next season, let’s just all enjoy.

NUFC – THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 3 Barnsley 0 go HERE)

(Classic! Read what Sunderland fans had to say during today’s Newcastle and Brighton matches – Go HERE)

(One of our writers gives his match ratings HERE)

(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])

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