Newcastle United have been chosen as one of the ‘most infuriating teams’ in the UK to currently support.
Eight clubs in total were chosen in this feature by Four-Four-Two, with Stockport County at the very top.
No surprise that NUFC under Mike Ashley come in at number seven, although pretty difficult to have any sympathy with those ‘poor’ Spurs fans at number eight…
Down below is the Four-Four-Two explanation for selecting Newcastle United, followed by the full eight club list they picked out.
Four-Four-Two write-up on Newcastle United:
‘Newcastle United were everyone’s second team (unless you happened to be a Sunderland fan) during the swashbuckling days of Kevin Keegan in the 1990s.
‘Not only were the Magpies great entertainers, they were underdogs with enough bite to challenge Manchester United’s domestic domination.
‘For Magpies, that period was a rollercoaster ride of thrilling football and heartbreaking collapses.
‘The St James Park faithful were no doubt dejected when their team failed to win the title in 1995/96, but that was nothing compared to their frustration today.
‘Toon followers certainly don’t expect Rafa Benitez’s modest crop of players to emulate the feats of the Keegan generation, but they do crave progress and have been left exasperated by a distinct lack of it under current owner Mike Ashley.
‘The last decade has been a mire of underinvestment, controversial managerial sackings, relegations and protests.
‘Most supporters are united in the belief that the blame lies at Ashley’s door, and the many failed takeover bids in recent years have only furthered their misery.’
The Four-Four-Two list of the eight clubs that are ‘most infuriating to follow’, Newcastle seventh highest: