Today’s column comes from Stephen Goldsmith.
What a day!
There’s definitely some irony somewhere in the fact that Gus Poyet told the fans to forget about the Quinn and Phillips days, when on Sunday, provided a winning goal that could be straight from the archives of that partnership.
While the atmosphere in the ground was a throwback to the days when the crowd reflected the energetic display on the field.
All the fans want is to see the players put their heart and soul into winning every second ball and every individual battle. That, and to win your “winnable” home games – and make no mistake, this dreadful looking Newcastle side put this game firmly into that category.
I always felt Gus missed the point of what the fans wanted a little with the comments he made, but I’d like to make sure this doesn’t turn into some “The king is dead, long live the king” narrative.
You can read the article here.