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Finally a Bit of Good News in Geordie-land: Newcastle 3 – 0 Reading

August 15, 2009

To be a Newcastle supporter in the past few months has meant having to really get in touch with your threshold for emotional pain.  Relegation, Rotating managers, Ownership Messes, the loss of Sir Bobby Robson….. It really has been a plague of destruction of near biblical proportion.  And just as we were half expecting a horde of locusts to descend upon Saint James Park, a Shola Ameobi hat trick has given the Black and White just a glimmer of hope for a better future.  And I’m sure Amoebi’s performance will see Special1 TV receive a phone-in from a very excited caller in this week’s episode.

We all like to take the piss when it comes to the Toon.  We comment on images of a poor pie loving Geordie with tears streaming down his chubby cheeks as he witnesses the last mediocre efforts of his team trying to hold on to top tier status for dear life.

But you have to hand it to the most loyal of Magpies- they will stick it out through thick and thin.  37,000 fans came out today to witness their club’s decisive victory over Reading.  Perhaps the result will increase sales in the next home show as even 37,000 left room for capacity.

So, I offer a congratulations to those in Tyneside today.  I don’t know if it’s the warm Geordie Accent (tell me Cheryl Tweedy doesn’t sound adorable) or the delicious brown ale, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Newcastle.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2009 8:26 pm

    that was exactly my first thought when i read about ameobi’s hat trick. s1tv. cant wait to see it.

  2. August 15, 2009 8:28 pm

    This is probably the first time Sunderland fans will look at Newcastle’s scoreline, and regardless what they get, will just brush it off as Championship quality football.

  3. August 17, 2009 4:56 am

    I agree, those Magpies sure are loyal. We have two of them in our group. There before the yellow jersey, there after the yellow jersey. Now that is loyalty.

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