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That black cloud from the south descended over Newcastle United and has never left

1 month ago
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There I was ringing the Newcastle United hotline every night.

Who have Newcastle United signed today…?

Such happy days.

I was born in the north but have lived all my life in the South, how I wanted to see Newcastle up the top of the league.

My grandad was a Geordie and although he lived 350 miles away, he was my hero.

All those years of mundane football…we had some rubbish teams, until Kevin Keegan arrived it was like a different world.

The joy though of watching them play attacking football.

The joy of going to work on Monday morning and getting the thumbs up from your workmates.

There were more Newcastle United shirts worn in the south then I had ever seen before.

It has all changed though.

One huge black cloud moved from the south in 2007 and has remained over St James Park ever since.

Everyone’s getting rained on and no thumbs up at work, none of the joy that used to last all week.

I will though continue to keep on looking for that bright sun to once again appear over the horizon.

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