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Success at last for NUFC

Success at last for NUFC

Success.

You can't call this season anything but a success.

Success comes in so many shapes or forms and varies from club to club but here at St James' Park has seen maybe the greatest of all or could be if we achieve an unthinkable Champions League slot.

At the majority of clubs, success is judged on a trophy filling a cabinet whilst at a bare minimum it could be staying in a division. Here it is the story of overcoming the odds, the inner demons, the boy against the man, however you want to tart it up, it's been a story of turnaround so dramatic that the Hollywood scriptwriters would again be shaking their heads in disbelief.

The phrase 'rollercoaster' is used too often in football and by clubs that may have the odd blip once in a while but speaking as a fan, they don't know they're born or to put it bluntly. They've never rode the Toon rolleroaster because it carries a health warning of which only the strong survive. We're not at the end of it by any shot but we've just came through the biggest drop only to find the climb was supposedly too high. Everyone wrote us off saying it couldn't be done as we'd slip back down. Well, we've reached the summit with the promise of some surprises on this last bend of the current ride.

Not only has the team been assembled on a budget but it has been assembled with a hunger, desire and passion to compete at the highest level. Gone are the mega money stars and in are the team workers, players that have gelled together like a jigsaw. They may have cost a pittance in comparison to some teams star signings but the blend is invaluable. You can't put a price on trying 100%, which is what they do and what every fan in the world must dream for in any team they support. Im just so proud it's at mine.

Success has also been achieved amongst the fans whether they have forgiven Mike Ashley, Derek Llambias,whoever or not, the crowd numbers are back to normality (sell outs). The off field stuff is put to one side. Forgiven or forgotten? Im not so sure that'll ever happen but there's a bit of respect through gritted teeth there. We know the owner has made mistakes although it looks like he is learning by them but as ever, only time will tell.

The belief is back, the expectation level has been lowered and controlled, the business model is accepted now, the amount of players that want to play here and really die for the cause is rising. It's a positive time to be a Toon fan and one that is a million miles away from our last few years. The club has the opportunity now to really crack on as European football has been achieved, it's time to rip up that '5 year plan', let bygones be bygones and work on getting us up that final few rungs of the ladder. The potential is there and by that i really mean massive potential. The ground will need an extension to maximise the income stream because when we all sing off the same hymn sheet, the choir all want to join in.

Credit where credit's due. Now lets crack on and conquer the world.



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Writer:TNMW
Date:Thursday April 26 2012
Time: 2:47PM

Comments

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2-0 down against Wigan ??? Dosnt smell like to success to me... but as long as your happy , thats OK! Love from Chelsea. Looking forward to meeting you soon hahaha
Blue_Mel
28/04/2012 15:37:00
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YOu must be loving this success thing.... 3-0 down
Blue_Mel
28/04/2012 15:43:00
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4-0...I dont know... how do you get this kind of success???? Can you we have some?
Blue_Mel
28/04/2012 16:01:00
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Obviously a Sky fan is Mel.. If you read the article properly, you would have understood that Success here, isn't about winning trophies or getting in the Champions League. It's the getting everyone together as a unit or the feel good factor back. We dont change our teams based on who's winning the league like some plastic fans.
toon_nomatterwot
28/04/2012 18:28:00
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The question is how many Toon supporters would have thought AP would be such a success we he join???? You guys have a lot to thank that guy.... He's brought a sense of real pride back to the North East & Newcastle.... Good luck Newcastle.... COYH
watford1881
28/04/2012 19:51:00
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Pardew was nobodies choice but the owners but he has gained credit from us for proving us wrong. We hold our hands up. He's not the new messiah though. lol.
toon_nomatterwot
28/04/2012 20:01:00
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You have had a great season given the relatively average budget that Pardew was given. Just hope you have an off day next Sunday and dont let Manure back in. Best of luck for rest of seson.. except next Sunday!!
Wswilly3
02/05/2012 14:37:00
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Blue_Mel - well well well dont you look a right dum A S S. I just witnessed Dembe Cisse destroy your bunch of useless t w a ts on your own patch with two of the most breathtaking goals I have ever season in a very long time and the second one has to go down as possibly the best strike bar the van basten goal against Russia in the 1980's. So I hope you learnt a lesson to keep your trap shut and to mind your own business.
neymar
03/05/2012 12:23:00
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whs finish in the top four of 6th, is will be considered an excellent season and one that you must have genuine belief that you can build upon.
oxfordspur
03/05/2012 16:49:00
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The finances are increasingly steady, the foundations are as solid as they've been for a long time, the playing staff are at such a good quality already with the areas noted of where we need to strengthen in the Summer. It does look very promising but being a Newcastle fan for 40 years, you expect the unexpected. However, we'll take it like we always do and as Keegan once said... "Id love it"..
Toon_NoMatterWot
03/05/2012 17:13:00
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