It’s a miserable time to be a Newcastle United fan indeed.
A winless start to the season has followed yet another terribly frustrating summer transfer window in which the supporters have fumed at the Mike Ashley regime. Indeed, after failing to splash the cash once again, the Magpies appear to be at a crossroads right now and the quality in their squad is quite clearly lower than it could be.
Equally as frustrating for the Toon Army is the lack of understanding a variety of pundits around the game have on the situation. Not only is Ashley’s scandalous running of the club often ignored, the club’s supporters are often branded as unrealistic and it’s questioned as to what they are moaning about.
That, by literally every stretch of the imagination possible, is wrong. Newcastle United supporters don’t demand success, they just want it known that the Sports Direct mogul is taking them for a ride and has done for years, not even giving a long-suffering fanbase a reason to dream.
So, it’s up to those connected with the club to raise awareness for the situation on social media. With that in mind, former Toon star Steve Howey recently took to Twitter to fight his former club’s corner, reiterating the quite frankly ridiculous stat that both Brighton and Huddersfield have blown the Geordies out of the water in the transfer market.
Seen a stat yesterday that since the summer of 2017, the net spend from
And people say Newcastle fans are complaining over nothing
— Steve Howey (@stevehowey624) September 2, 2018
As you can imagine, Newcastle United fans absolutely loved his tweet and used it as a reason to vent their frustration about the current state of play. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at the reaction.
Spot on Steve .keep the pressure on Ashley.
— Michael Kelly (@mjk195140) September 2, 2018
All the more incredible the job Rafa is doing!
— Michael Beaudry (@beaudry_m) September 2, 2018
Were deluded sure , we have false expectations bla bla
— Greg O' Grady (@Peglegmacgreg) September 2, 2018
Well done Steve, thought you where excellent on the debate also, shame you didnt put ya foot through Bellamys skull tho
— Davey Whizzbang (@daveynicnufc) September 2, 2018
Great work Steve a credit to Newcastle and the Fans. Keep up the good work
— Peter Liddle (@PeterLiddle1) September 2, 2018
It's incredible how some pundits can pontificate to us without looking at the facts. Well done for continuing to speak up for the supporters @stevehowey624
— Len Eschle (@len_eschle) September 2, 2018
You tell 'em, dad.
— Howeyyyyy (@Howeyyyyy) September 2, 2018