I’ve a barely totally different slant on the London-centric media almost about Newcastle United.
I’m one of many 10,000 Newcastle United season ticket holders who chucked it in to protest towards Ashley’s working of the membership.
I’ve resigned myself to not having the ability to get a match ticket for the foreseeable future and at 72 years outdated, thought I’d go away it to the youthful era to provide their help.
I made a decision to put money into Sky as they’re exhibiting loads of Toon matches and I at the least get to see a number of the video games.
Now onto my principal level, in the course of the Brentford match the commentator (don’t know who) stated that they’d an excellent help contemplating that they’d a 570 mile spherical journey, doesn’t your coronary heart bleed for them. One lengthy journey and now we have to applaud their dedication.
I don’t keep in mind any match the place it was talked about in regards to the distance concerned to journey for Newcastle United away followers.
I believe that I’m right in saying that this season our nearest away recreation will probably be Burnley, roughly 120 miles away, not forgetting two large journeys to the South coast.
Typically I simply get so bloody indignant about how little it’s appreciated by the media about how far our implausible supporters journey, though I additionally get indignant about how patronising they’re about our “little” membership.
On a barely totally different however associated topic, once we performed Spurs within the FA Cup semi last at Previous Trafford, their followers moaned that it was a 200 mile journey North.
What the dozy sods didn’t (and doubtless nonetheless don’t) realise is that we had a 200 mile journey South.
Nevertheless, it was well worth the journey that day.