(Original post by Krakatoa)
What have they ever done,of any significance,ever?
Well, the current English Champions (and FA Cup holders) haven't won any more league titles or FA Cups than Newcastle have
Little of note in the past fifteen years. Played in the Champions League before Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. Were (Manchester) United's only rivals, league-wise in the mid 90s. Erm.....won a few FA Cups like 50 years ago.....erm......
Oh, oh...I know! First team to qualify from their Champions League group after losing their first three games!! Don't know if they're still the only team mind....
In defence of Newcastle, I don't know of any fan who thinks they're a "big team" any more. I think people need to start actually talking to a range of football fans and stop listening to whatever the tabloids and Sky Sports tells them (who rely on outdated stereotypes from more than a decade ago).
Go back fifteen years and, depsite their lack of success in terms of winning silverware, they possibly were a "big team". Everyone's second favourite team (although that honour goes to any team who are "rivalling" Man Utf tbf), spending big (setting world transfer records), and they played attacking football which on their day could rival any team in Europe, second largest club stadium in the country with huge attendance* Just no trophy success.
That is certainly not the case now. Now their finances aren't what they once were, they don't have the same attacking football, and are a shadow of what they were. Fans recognise this and are upset by it.
Instead of relying on media crap, I can actually walk around Newcastle and listen to the opinions of real fans, most of whome agreed they deserved to be relegated or at least had no complaints about it,
When they were relegated last season, they were relegated with dignity. I heard no fan say that they didn't deserve to go down, or that they were "too big" to go down (although since getting promoted, I've heard a few say they were never a Championship team....)
*About the attendance, this isn't too special as you have to take into considering they're the only team in one of the country's largest conurbations (Tyneside). So that's almost 900,000 people there, not to mention a wider hinterland of Northumberland. Might be different if Newcastle East and West were still around.
Every team has their fair share of deluded fans. Sort of comes with the terrirory of being a fan.
(Original post by mau5)
Common misconception that Newcastle fans are deluded which is hugely exagerated and potrayed negatively by the media who also coin phrases like "Geordie Nation" which no Newcastle fan actually uses.
(Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
I bet all their supporters drive around in Skodas
Skodas are amazing now, actually, one of the best cars around now that they're German. I won't have anyone **** off Skodas.
(Original post by Respect4Acting)
In that order, but I don't know if i can call Liverpool fans deluded, they haven't won the league for over 20 years now, they can't possibly expect to win it at any season.