“What is a club in any case?

Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it.

It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes.

It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.

It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 12.43.40


 

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  1. With Newcastle remaining the favourites with most reliable bookmakers to take the plunge alongside Villa at the end of term, do you think that now is the time for Rafa to start preparing his team for life in the second tier?

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