I think it`s important to take a look at the future as well as the current with our club and, to me, things are looking fairly bright in that respect.
Certainly, particular aspects of the team are looking better than they have for some time and though we`d all like Ashley to leave, we`ve got some good reasons to be hopeful for the coming years.
We`ve got a great manager and a decent side, that`s for sure, but I look at some of the young players out on loan doing their thing and get excited with Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman particularly catching the eye.
It`s the latter who has done that most recently, too, with him making three saves in a shootout for Aberdeen last night and I think it won`t be long until he is pushing to start for us. Let`s take a look at some of the reaction to his performance on Twitter.
? The Mag (@NUFCTheMag) 14 March 2018
? Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 14 March 2018
? The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) 14 March 2018
? NUFC Gallowgate (@NUFCgallowgate) 14 March 2018
? Bullock (@stephenbullock9) 14 March 2018
? NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) 14 March 2018
Adam Armstrong back doing what he does best, scoring goals. And now Freddie Woodman doing what he does best, saving penalties. Well he has saved penalties in Euro & World Cup finals for England to win. #NUFC the future looks bright!! https://t.co/l0EP1ye3a9
? Brian Glaister (@BGlaister1) 13 March 2018
? Allan Baker (@AlBaker77) 13 March 2018
Freddie Woodman should be either second choice, or loaned to a promotion chasing Championship team as a minimum next season. We shouldn’t let him go like we did with Forster. #nufc
? Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) 13 March 2018
? Matt Milne (@21Milner) 13 March 2018
Had to watch the shootout through a periscope stream with my laptop turned on it side but quality from @41Woodman41 with three saves from five. Great to see his team mates giving him the recognition he deserves as well. #nufc #aberdeen
? Adam Smith (@ASmithSJ) 13 March 2018