Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Forty Years

And won f**k all.
The last time I saw Newcastle win anything was at a pre-season tournament in Dublin, twelve years ago. "Let's hang around for the presentation. It might be the only trophy we ever see," my mate suggested. He wasn't joking. A week later our star player went over on his ankle and was never the same again.
You get used to these things. It's not the false hope that's the worst part of being a Newcastle fan but the depressing inevitability of each and every failure.

2 comments:

TeeTotallyNot said...

..naaah, the worst thing is yet to come.
And still I can't bring myself to turn my back on them.

Karen Toon said...

I just knew we should have had an open topped bus parade when we won the Inter wobwob cup...

Listening to yesterday's game the worst thing was that I never expected a win... Mind you I thought that the purgatory might have been eeked out to extra time