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How are Newcastle fans reacting 6 years into the Newcastle United Saudi PIF project?

2 weeks ago
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Saturday 6 November 2027 and a trip six years into the future for Newcastle fans…

Newcastle United 0 Everton 0

The result means that United drop to third , a point behind Chelsea and three behind Manchester City.

As usual The Mag puts up its matchday report, which attracts a lot of comments.

Morpeth Mag:

What can you say about that? Twenty shots at goal , woodwork hit three times but somehow dinosaur arms keeps a clean sheet. Just one of those days I guess.

Ryhope Mag:

I agree, it just wasn’t going to happen today.

Dubai Mag:

Just one of those days? Are you serious. The two up front were garbage. They are paid to score goals.

Devon Mag:

Absolutely. Mbappe is a carthorse.

Strolls around like he is something special and as for Haaland, whoever thought he was good enough for us needs his head testing.

Dubai Mag:

Well what do you think you are going to get for 250 million?

Morpeth Mag:

What on earth are you going on about. We haven’t lost a game yet and today was an off day.

Surrey Mag:

That’s the kind of attitude that sums up why noocarstle never won anything, you are too easy pleased.

We are a huge club and players need to produce the goods or ship out.

Dubai Mag:

I actually blame the manager. Thomas Tuchel is past it. He flukes a Champions League win and he has been living off it for years.

Morpeth Mag:

Well his two league titles would say he knows what he is doing.

Devon Mag:

Who cares about league titles. You do realise the only thing that matters is the Champions League.

Dubai Mag:

All I know is that I’m not staying up until after midnight to watch this rubbish.

Beijing Mag:

Absolutely, City are a much better watch.

Morpeth Mag:

Dear god. What’s happened to my club?

Now I know my glimpse into the future is a little exaggerated, but the point I’m trying to make, is how quickly we get used to things and how that then becomes the norm.

For those Newcastle fans though of a certain age, The Pink on Saturday nights was cutting edge media, while sticking 10p coins into a slot while standing in a stinking red box was what counted as communications.

That world no longer exists and hopefully our world of the past 14 years will also be just a memory soon.

If things work out (please god they do) then our expectations are going to go through the roof. How we react to this change will say a lot about us.

Are we really that unique band of fans, who have deserved success more than any others…or are we no different to any other set of supporters?

Will we act like the pompous entitled fans of Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs?

What do you reckon. Are we any different?

I think so much will change, including us.

However, you know, entitled halfwits have always been around.

Even back in 1996, in a season when we lost just one game at home all season and as we fought for the title, a couple in front of me booing the players off after a 1-0 win over Southampton.

We weren’t good enough apparently.

Its the closest I’ve come to hitting a fellow fan.

Well , hopefully we are going to get the chance to find out what we are made of, sooner rather than than later.

Even if I can’t afford to get in.

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