This summer has been a rip-roaring disappointment for the majority of football fans in Newcastle for a number of reasons. To start with, neither Jamaal Lascelles or Jonjo Shelvey made the England squad and then Mike Ashley did a Mike Ashley in the transfer window. However, the fans are still buzzing to get behind the lads when the Premier League returns.
I think it's safe to say most #nufc fans ARE NOT excited for this season. Sigh.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 25, 2018
The summer transfer window and pre-season are all one thing but the fans will only be getting their hopes up when the football returns. The club host Tottenham Hotspur at St James Park in just over two weeks on 11th August. This time last season the club were preparing to kick off their season at home to Spurs and there was slightly more optimism around the fans back then.
In the 2017/18 season, the Magpies got off to a losing start when Dele Alli and Ben Davies gave Tottenham a 2-0 win in their opening fixture, however, with a lot of Spurs’ first-team still out on holiday after the World Cup, Newcastle could really hurt Mauricio Pochettino’s side and prove to themselves that even with Ashley strangling the life out of the club financially, they can still do bits on the pitch with their gaffer, Rafa Benitez in charge.
You can see what the fans make of the upcoming season here:
Always excited! If we can strengthen or add depth we can compete, and regardless of the money being talked about Rafa will only sign players he feels that he can work with. MA May take the money but he will never take the life out of our club. Stay strong. Stay true.
— glen johnstone (@masterjohnstone) July 26, 2018
I'm excited for the season ahead. Yeah fair enough I'd have wanted more signings and bigger outlays but I know we have players that will give 110% for the fans/shirt. It's been a long while since we've had a team like that.
— Robert Barrell (@RobBarrell) July 25, 2018
I am #howaythelads
— Sam (@samwjb) 26 July 2018
We have just been to Hull with 2,500 on a Tuesday night for a warm up game, Optimistic no, excited always! #Nufc
— Toon Fan (@leazeslegend) July 26, 2018
I for one am very excited, it's Newcastle football!
— Adam Raupp Painting (@AdamRauppPaint) July 26, 2018
I’m just excited to get back and get behind the lads as much as possible because we can all agree club football is so much better than international
— JackBryan8 (@Jackbryan27) July 25, 2018
— spankey spangler (@embalmer41) July 26, 2018
Just from this, you can see that whilst the club may let the fans down off the pitch, the fans will never let the club down when they’re on it.