I have supported the toon for 64 years.
My father, just after World War 2, was both a toon and black cats supporter.
We lived in Tynemouth and it was his aim in life to always get to Sunderland or Newcastle United to follow his passion for football.
He always wanted me to see Stanley Mathews but every time I went he had been withdrawn from the Blackpool side. We think because the great Alf McMichael would have played him off the pitch!!
I have continued to be a supporter: from the Leazes end, the Gallowgate end and the popular side, urging on my favourites.
Wor Jackie, Bobby Mitchell, Jimmy Scoular and my personal favourite, Len White – here was a STRIKER. After that we had Barrie Thomas and Ken Leek….
I am grateful that United provided these wonderful moments. Three FA Cups and another lesser pot.
What do I have now? DROSS.
I look at these teams who are buying exciting, skilful players and think, that teams like West Ham, Huddersfield, Chelsea, were nonentities.We were great!
Now look at Newcastle United, scrabbling about for mediocre players.
I hope that things will change, so that the fans can have as good a time as I have had in the past!
Come on you disinterested directors. GET YOUR FINGERS OUT!!!!!NOW.