It is 52 years ago to the day I made my home debut for Newcastle United, albeit in the Leazes End (at the front I hasten to add).
My brother must have been really bad that week, as his punishment was to take me with his friends.
There is a five year gap between us, so I was told stand at the front and don’t move. He was about 4 steps behind.
True to form we lost, although I got to see the mighty Wyn Davies, who became my hero, and would be for many years until replaced by Tony Green.
I would take either of them today, although both in their 70s they are probably more mobile than some of the current squad.
I have moved all over the ground since then, although had some happy years in the paddock, with like-minded idiots.
One thing after many years of thin with the odd high, one thing I never thought I would do, is not go to St James Park to watch MY team.
However, I have not been this year and have no intention of doing so. The same is true for my son.
There is NO entertainment and hasn’t been for a number of years.
I, like many supporters, only want to see the team try and play good football, but enough is enough.
Who do I blame?
Firstly, Mike Ashley, as he has not invested in a squad that needed investment.
Secondly, Rafa must take his share of the blame.
We are playing boring football. It is terrible to watch.
Will I be back?
Yes, when the owner eventually leaves, and we rediscover what Newcastle United was about.