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‘This Geordie juggernaut is now clicking into gear’

1 month ago
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Unbelievable scenes at St James Park on Monday evening, with an entire football club and city totally reinvigorated under new ambitious Newcastle United owners.

An ownership made up from a consortium of diverse cultural backgrounds, bodes well for the long-term future of Newcastle United.

If this is supposed to be ‘sportswashing’, well you can hose me down with icy water to cool me off. I’m literally loving the razzamatazz that surrounds match days, the contribution by ‘Wor Flags’ is an amazing spectacle time and time again.

Many neutral supporters are finally beginning to come around (also thankfully leaving geopolitics in the background), and have started to give Eddie Howe and his players the credit they deserve.

Eddie Howe being named EPL Manager of the Year would be a no-brainer for me.

Alas, our lower league neighbours on Wearside can never be so magnanimous, and it is fair to say that most mackems will carry on living up to their ‘Sad’ handle. Jealousy is destroying what little flicker of hope still existed amongst the Sunderland fanbase and this is never more in evidence than on the bitter and twisted RTG.

Newcastle United now head into our final game of the season at Turf Moor on a massive high after a wonderful performance against Arsenal, also with a massive say in who is allotted that final relegation place.

After that we can enjoy a shortened pre-season and can expect a busy time with incomings and outgoings.

I thoroughly expect some exciting new signings but would also like to thank the players who Eddie Howe and his backroom team inherited, who won’t be here next season.

Under a proper coach they have all been at it since the word go, their fitness levels quickly and considerably improved and the attitude has been immense.

This is the most United our club has been since the King Kev (1992-97) era.

I don’t think there will be any talk of consolidation next season, either in the boardroom or the dressing room.

The events at Gallowgate on Monday showed us and the rest of the country that the Geordie Juggernaut is now clicking into gear, the future is now brighter than it has been for decades.

HTL

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