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Sporting Life: Newcastle’s own goal

By David Goldblatt  

Newcastle's fervent supporters deserve more from the club's owner and players

Newcastle's fervent supporters deserve more from the club's owner and players   

Newcastle’s fervent supporters deserve more from the club’s owner and players

On the final day of the season, away at Villa Park, Newcastle United where relegated by a Damien Duff own goal. One couldn’t have asked for a better metaphor. A fortnight earlier, Newcastle had given themselves a glimmer of hope by beating Middlesbrough at home (subscribers can read about this in my article for the new issue of Prospect).

In their last game they needed just a draw…

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