I don’t think anyone had us down for such a convincing and comprehensive performance and result as the one we enjoyed over West Ham on Saturday gone. Certainly not coke-addled simpletons in the pay of SKY TV and other assorted goons with an axe to grind!
We were competitive all over the park with Merino and Ritchie in particular putting in eye-catching performances. After the disappointing result at home to Forest in the League Cup it was important to arrest a pretty ropey start to the season and raise some spirits amongst Black & Whiters. That was achieved and we all left SJP with something of a spring in our steps. No matter that the media narrative switched to Bilic’s immediate future at West Ham and the possibility of Rafa moving to East London to replace him. Every silver lining has a cloud in Newcastle United’s world.
For a few hours at least the stomach churning frustration of following Ashley’s club was put on the back burner and many of us enjoyed a great night in NE1 hailing old friends after the first Saturday afternoon KO of the season.Read More »