Newcastle United: The New Manchester City

True BlueCorrespondent IApril 1, 2009

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Alan Shearer of Newcastle shares a joke before the Barclays Premiership match between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St.James' Park on April 22, 2006 in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

I don't mean to be rude here, and as I live in the North East, I certainly don't want people knocking on my door.

But, as a life long Manchester City fan, I am pleased as punch to be handing the title of "England's Worst Organized club" over to our Geordie friends.

I'm sorry folks, but the last two seasons have proved, without a shadow of doubt, that Newcastle is now officially a disaster zone.

Where City once led, it is the boys from St James who are now out on their own.

City has had plenty of manager churn, and even had three managers in one season, guess who has just managed that same feat?

City had a tantrum based walkout by King Kev, without any apology from the man himself—and a legacy of a squad incapable of any impact in the top division.

Financial turmoil and Maine Road went hand in hand (and later Eastlands), and that cloud now hovers ominously over St James—will Newcastle survive relegation if it happens? Let's hope the club continues with or without their billionaire owner (Thaksin Shinwatra was our own crazy fool).

And of course there are the trophy-less years which both City and Newcastle are experts in, but Newcastle already beat us hands down with the 1950's most definitely further away than the 1970's

So if you're a Newcastle fan, please enjoy the moment of pure joy that has no doubt accompanied the news of Al Shearer's return, and all the best for the rest of the season.

I have a used copy of the guide to Championship clubs available if you're interested?