On Sunday we asked the simple question: As a Newcastle fan would you rather see England win the 2018 World Cup or NUFC lift this coming season’s League Cup?
We now have the result below but firstly, this is how we presented the two sides to the argument.
What wins, club or country?
The Mag – Sunday 8 July 2018:
‘England win 2018 World Cup or Newcastle win League Cup – What would you choose?’
It is a easy question to ask when everything is hypothetical but this summer is turning everything on its head.
Gareth Southgate and his players progressing with minimum fuss to the World Cup semi-finals, thanks to a comprehensive 2-0 victory over Sweden.
With a very winnable semi-final against Croatia to look forward to on Wednesday night, a first final for the national team in 52 years is very much a possibility.
If successful, France or Belgium will be the other finalists, both of which are very good teams but not unbeatable.
The country is having a ball, coming together with a united dream, the football could really be coming home…but would you swap all of that for Newcastle winning the League Cup?
Would you take victory for Newcastle in the 2019 League Cup, over national triumph in the 2018 World Cup?
You would need to be knocking on 60 to have any kind of a decent recollection of either Newcastle or England winning a trophy, so most of us can’t say we have seen one or the other, so happy to forego seeing either thing happen.
We dream of seeing Newcastle winning a trophy, any trophy, but would you give it up for the nation?
Speaking to a Manchester United supporting mate in the pub during yesterday’s win over Sweden, he thought I was joking when I said many Newcastle fans wouldn’t go for the World Cup option.
How can you explain to somebody who has seen their club win so many trophies, what it would mean to see your club win anything for the first time?
So what would you select if you had the choice?
Thanks to everybody who voted and this is the final count:
37% England win the 2018 World Cup
63% Newcastle United win the 2019 League Cup
Bottom line is we love our country but love Newcastle United more!
Never mind 52 years of hurt, it will be 50 years this coming season since NUFC won anything, one day…