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Tears on the Tyne — What’s so funny?

By David Herman  

Why is everyone making fun of poor Newcastle? What’s the joke?

It’s this. Anyone can tell that for some years now there’s only been four top teams in the Premiership. They are the ones with the money, with the best players, with the best managers and they are the ones that win stuff. And then there’s the rest, and the rest divide between 1) Those who know they’ve got a struggle to stay in the Premiership, year in, year out, and 2) Those who don’t get it. They are the ones with delusions of grandeur but never win anything. It’s…

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