Went to St James’ Park today. Youngest’s mate’s on holiday so we got their season ticket.
As dull as it was wet. i.e. very. Atmosphere was bizzarely flat - If you can’t get roused for the first game of the season, especially against an Arsenal second XI - and especially with “the best fans in the world” - it doesn’t bode well. In parts it felt like a friendly.
Maybe I’m used to Elland Road, but they couldn’t even be arsed to moan properly. Like they’re resigned to mediocrity.
I’d have been pissed off if i’d forked out for that dreck.