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We have far more resilience to enjoy ourselves than Mike Ashley could ever imagine

1 year ago
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Mike Ashley is enjoying torturing the Geordie faithful and in return, we should do everything we can to beat him.

An empty St James Park for the Arsenal match would be awesome and would be an excellent show of solidarity.

However, we must not forget something really important.

Since 1969, Newcastle United has always been a complete cluster of underachieving, headline grabbing, disasters.

We have sold enough world class players without really making any money to defy any logic.

We have lost matches it was easier to win.

We have thrown the title.

We have appointed more terrible managers than seems possible and even sacked a knight of the realm for finishing 5th.

Our owners have abused us and their players and as fans we have been ripped off at every possible opportunity. It has been one nightmare after another.

But hasn’t it been amazing?

I have lived it and loved it. Every last bonkers moment.

We have the most amazing fans in the world and history proves that the football is actually secondary to us having the most spectacular fun and enjoyment in supporting our football club. Loving our football club.

My favourite Newcastle United memories include Gazza sniffing a fan’s shoe for Spurs, a bloke screaming abuse at Kevin Dillon when it was Roy Aitken, Vinnie Jones being in goal, my mate Richie falling over drunk in the concourse, chanting “curry hell” every week at the person who had frantically ran into the bogs at Lennon’s from Idols and best of all, when a lad set fire to his head attempting to fire eat during Mad Mick’s show.

The actual football is only a small part of the wonderful, amazing, hilarious experience that is supporting Newcastle United.

So bo..ocks to Mike Ashley.

He can be as obstructive and annoying as he likes because we support Newcastle United and quite frankly we have far more resilience to enjoy ourselves than he could ever imagine.

So drink, dance, sing and stick two big fingers up to the fat man while you grin from ear to ear and love it.

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