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Scousers and Geordies were booming the Rafa La Bamba song on repeat…two days later and I can’t get the bloody thing out of my head.
The derby: ‘Dread turns to hysteria to fury to fervour and back to dread so quickly, it will make your head spin. And that’s just walking up the steps’.
That Mike Ashley has invited the rather commanding Rafa Benitez into the castle, therefore, represents a hugely surprising (and equally welcomed) step change.
Admittedly, my heart doesn’t particularly bleed, but it did get me thinking about the fate of many deserters we’ve seen come and go over the past few years.
Six Newcastle United strikers to wear the legendary number 9 shirt in the Premier League era but how would you rank them?
The negativity can feel like as Newcastle fans we’re actually yearning for failure, just so we can say we knew it would always be the case.
Crown and Lion in Dubai, a quick scan revealed at least 5 or 6 black and white-clad comrades, with a ‘Cabella’ here and a ‘Geordie 4 Life’ there. Brilliant.
The classic female fans truism is the frequently encountered ‘oh right..you ACTUALLY know what you’re on about?’ look.
Writer Emma Thompson asks Newcastle fans: ‘Where did all our love go?’
Steve Bruce stats compared to all other Premier League Newcastle United Managers – Educational
Killer stats – The change from Rafa Benitez to Steve Bruce (***For use against pundits)
Biggest weakness in Steve Bruce cunning all out defensive ‘plan’, against some serious competition
Simon Jordan now changes position on whether Newcastle United takeover still happening
A critical period for Steve Bruce but blissfully unaware of the alarm bells ringing