There’s something seriously wrong when you spend your night doing this as a NUFC fan…

Last night most Newcastle fans were probably in the same boat as myself – watching Burnley vs Fulham apprehensively.

Getting my first season ticket at the age of 6 or 7 – around 15 years ago, all I’ve really known is a Mike Ashley owned Newcastle United.

Yesterday and this weekend sums up what’s it’s been like to support this club for my age group – wanting a very poor Fulham team to lose so it keeps us above the relegation zone.

A 1-1 draw was the final result at Turf Moor, in which feels like it could’ve been much worse when Fulham took the lead on the 49th minute – only for Burnley to equalise 3 minutes later through Ashley Barnes. Maybe a good result in fairness, but it’s still one that moves Fulham another point closer to us. Fulham face a tough run in for the rest of the season – facing Liverpool and Man City next month, however ours isn’t straight forward and they play Sheffield United and Palace in their next two. 

We are always going to need other teams to be worse than us to stand any chance of survival under Steve Bruce – or more significantly, with Mike Ashley as owner. It is unacceptable as a football fan to want a team to be worse than yours to stand any chance of survival whilst sitting in 17th place and can easily come back to bite you.

It is also a depressing thought that we know Ashley is reluctant to pull the trigger on Bruce, even with the gap closing to 6 points – which could be 3 by the time we travel to Man Utd on Sunday night. According to most media outlets, the fans expectations is too high and we want Champions League football every season. Really?

Unfortunately as we know we’ve been here before, twice. 14 games to go so feel there’s no chance of Bruce getting the sack soon, if at all. I have no faith in Ashley making the right decision with Bruce, after sacking McClaren too late and ended up getting relegated.

16 years ago yesterday we faced Heereveen in the UEFA Cup – winning 2-1. This week shows how far we have fallen under Ashley’s ownership.

Only hope we have is Steve Bruce leaving the club as soon as possible, followed by Ashley. If not, we are guaranteed to be in the same position again in a years time.

4 thoughts on “There’s something seriously wrong when you spend your night doing this as a NUFC fan…

  1. Dubravka has to come back in as no.1
    Elliot Anderson must replace Shelvey who sulks around the pitch
    Krafth is hopeless would prefer Dummet he has played at right back before.
    Saint Max too much of a luxury player now, play Fraser.

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  2. NUFC are the on only club without a MANAGER

    If this was a High street fashion store Ashley would have sacked the Managing Director and Board…

    …for spending 40 million on a Door Stop and bringing in a complete numpty that’s on par with Kinnear and McBrolly

    Not for the first or Second time we are heading into the championship – WHERE Bruce has already proved that he can’t manage there either = with MILLIONS (!!??)

    And again the MD Charmless and Board are asleep on the titanic

    We see Bruce finally put Almiron back where he started at Newcastle and he thinks it’s down to his great tactics – god help us with this clown!

    Shelvey is a waster that does 2 good passers but then goes missing, Hendrick is terrible = that must be a stick on beard as he’s come from Burnley woman’s team!!

    Hayden is our BEST midfielder BUT due to Bruce’s lack of judgement he loaned out one of our best defenders so we lose midfield (!?)

    Then Gayle = BRILLIANT in the championship BUT just isn’t premiership quality and when we needed a striker in January Bruce again was pushing for Gayle and Carroll = WE NEED A MANAGER ASAP

    OR NEW MD and BOARD

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  3. Oh dear – out there shouting your opinions at the grand old age of what – 22?

    I’ve got socks older than you, and if I’m honest they probably have more valid opinions.

    “I have no faith in Ashley making the right decision with Bruce, after sacking McClaren too late and ended up getting relegated.”
    While you may hate Ashley (even if you don’t know why) he’s a multi billionaire, and you don’t get to accumulate that kind of wealth without learning the odd lesson. So despite what you may think – Ashley will be fully aware of the remaining matches and if Bruce has not added to our points tally significantly by the time we play West Brom – he’ll be gone.

    Despite your hatred of our owner he knows what relegation will cost him and he knows (after 2 attempts) that a new manager with 8 games to go just isn’t going to do it.

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  4. JFA127:
    Oh dear – out there shouting your opinions at the grand old age of what – 22?

    I’ve got socks older than you, and if I’m honest they probably have more valid opinions.

    “I have no faith in Ashley making the right decision with Bruce, after sacking McClaren too late and ended up getting relegated.”
    While you may hate Ashley (even if you don’t know why) he’s a multi billionaire, and you don’t get to accumulate that kind of wealth without learning the odd lesson. So despite what you may think – Ashley will be fully aware of the remaining matches and if Bruce has not added to our points tally significantly by the time we play West Brom – he’ll be gone.

    Despite your hatred of our owner he knows what relegation will cost him and he knows (after 2 attempts) that a new manager with 8 games to go just isn’t going to do it.

    Well, that’s quite possibly the most pathetic, sad and rude response I’ve seen to an article on here in some time.

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