Newcastle's chairman Chris Mort carefully worded message yesterday before the Arsenal game, clearly worked a treat as the fans had much to do with a badly needed change of fortune for Sam Allardyce and his players.
He did his bit to make sure the club's fans to get behind the team, after witnessed what the supporters chanting about when Liverpool thrashed us 3-0 on Newcastle last home game fixture.
“I would like to relieve some of the current pressure in order to give the players the chance to perform.” Mr. Mort said, “I suspect some of our new signings are struggling with the level of expectation that comes with playing for one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.”
Newcastle supporters treated to a stirring reprise of The Blaydon Races as the teams took to the field, saw the hapless United defenders raise the game as Arsenal found a way through them in just over three minutes.
Unlike the last home game against Liverpool, the Newcastle faithful stuck to the task of getting behind their team on the field who responded in spirited fashion. The reunion of Newcastle players and the Toon Army were rewarded in an hour mark with a goal from local hero Steven Taylor.
The club's paying customers irritated by the visiting counterparts' chants of “You're going down with the Sunderland” and encouraged by the United fight to the game, quickly responded vociferously with the thunderous chants of “Big Sam's Black and White Army”.
The Toon support has “return” to St. James's Park, the crowd loves what they saw last night. It is time to move forward and continue Newcastle United's revolution. Birmingham home fixture will bring back the full house venue this weekend.