I thought this would be more enjoyable
Like many neutral fans, I really wanted Newcastle to go down – because I knew it would be very enjoyable to see such a “massive” (translation: deluded) club drop down to the Championship, where they would face ingnominious, reality-check trips to outposts like Doncaster, Plymouth and Swansea. And for Newcastle to be taken down by a playing legend-turned-Messiah… well, it doesn’t get any better than that.
Or so I thought. Actually, I didn’t enjoy Newcastle’s relegation at all. The graceless behaviour of Phil Brown (what a tool!), after Hull were schooled at home by Man Utd’s youth team, brought into focus an obvious fact: Newcastle, for all their faults, are ten times the club Hull will ever be. Quite how Brown had the gall to grab a microphone and lead chants of “We are staying up, we are staying up!” is beyond my comprehension. His team won one game in their last 20 and narrowly avoided relegation -Â so how about a bit of dignity, Phil?
In the end, it was Alan Shearer who showed all the dignity, and in defeat. Whatever you think of