By Liam Thompson
Newcastle United bagged their first major honour in 45 years this week as they topped a poll of the world’s best fans.
Voting was open only to Newcastle’s home match attendees and saw the Magpies lead by 52,000 votes as the polls closed.
The honour will take pride of place in the St. James’ trophy room along with legendary 1973 Anglo-Italian Cup win and selling Moussa Sissokho for £30 million.
NUFC fan club chairman Geordie ‘ToonArmy’ Jameson was understandably delighted when asked for comment, saying ‘Arl this time, wor bin tellin yas. Massive club and now weve the trophy to prove it’. Translation teams are currently working on the remainder of the statement which makes mention of an airport and a 5-1 victory several years ago.
This news continues a wave of good fortune for Newcastle, as a local poll last month saw Tyneside’s 29 Greggs outlets voted joint first in a contest to find the North East’s best restaurants.
Should the club find Premier League life too dull and decide to drop into the Championship, they might have an opportunity to add to the trophy cabinet as early as next season.
Police are offering a cup should they extend their run of six consecutive derby matches without assaulting a police horse.
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