Old game

There were emotional scenes today as Newcastle UTD marked 100 years since the club’s last league victory. It was December 1921 when a deflected goal handed Newcastle a 1 – 0 win against the run of play over Grimbsy Town.


Eddie Howe

“It’s a day for reflection,” Eddie Howe told Soccer on Sunday. “Newcastle fans alive now have never seen a win, unless they’re pushing 110 and wearing adult nappies. Whether 1921 was a fluke or what have you, it gives fans hope that another win might come along within their lifetime. Is that likely? No. But can they dream? Probably they shouldn’t.”

“Oh God yes,” said the 44 year-old, when asked if Newcastle will be relegated this season. “People say we lack consistency, but that’s nonsense. We’re consistently shite. In some ways that’s the problem. But to say we don’t have consistency at all is simply not true.”

“How long is a piece of string?” added Howe, when asked to predict when Newcastle might next win a league game. “100 years? 1000 years? A million?”