Celebrating club’s past - but stars of the present must step up to make it a day to remember
NEWCASTLE United fans will celebrate 125 years of history at St James’ Park this weekend as the club aims to make it a day fans will be remember for years.
But the Toon Army will want those celebrations to run long into the night, and not to come to an abrupt end by full-time with another home defeat.
However, this does have the hallmarks of a great day if everything goes to plan.
Players from yesteryear will be in attendance as the greats return to the hallowed turf to enjoy the appreciation of a full house at the old cathedral on the hill.
Yet it will be down to the players of the present day to ensure that tomorrow night will be an enjoyable one as they bid to net three important Premier League points.
Because, quite simply, there are few greater feelings on Tyneside than walking away from St James’ having watched Newcastle grab a victory.
The euphoria can spill out of the ground and back into the city centre after a win.
Back in the day, sellers of The Pink would struggle to keep crowds of eager punters at bay as they fought to grab a copy of the famous match-night newspaper in the pubs and clubs on Tyneside.
These days, the Chroniclelive match report drops online shortly after the final whistle.
And thousands can be observed logging in to relive the action via the analytic software that enables us to check how many people are reading one of the most important pieces of copy of the week.
Technology may have changed, but the powerful goodwill of fans wanting to see Newcastle United do well will always remain – and supporters are always keen to be part of it. A good win from the black-andwhites sets up your weekend, and that euphoric feeling continues through the weekend and into the next week.
There’s no such thing as a blue Monday in Newcastle if the Magpies have done the business on the previous Saturday afternoon, is there?