Newcastle United owners pen emotional letter to supporters after Manchester United final defeat

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Newcastle United owners have thanked fans for their support in London.

The board of Newcastle United has penned an emotional letter to supporters following Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester United.

While the result did not go the Magpies’ way, and the 68-year wait for a domestic trophy goes on, the club’s owners were in awe of the support shown across the weekend in London.

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Tens of thousands of Geordies travelled far and wide to be at Trafalgar Square on Saturday night before just under 33,000 supported Eddie Howe’s men at Wembley.

Newcastle United owners pen letter to fans

“We would like to express our gratitude to our supporters, players and staff for an incredible journey through to the Carabao Cup final,” the letter read.

“For our fans, your support for Eddie Howe and the players has been magnificent - not just at the weekend - but throughout each round of the competition and in the build-up to the final.

“Though the result did not go as we had all hoped for on Sunday, we are so proud of how you represented Newcastle United on such an important occasion in the club’s history.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Newcastle United co owners, Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi watch on during the Carabao Cup Final match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Newcastle United co owners, Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi watch on during the Carabao Cup Final match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Newcastle United co owners, Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi watch on during the Carabao Cup Final match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) | Getty Images

“To see London taken over by so many of our fans was very special. We were thrilled to see our fans in great spirits and representing the club and city impeccably. And the scenes at a packed Trafalgar Square will live long in the memory, and we would like to pay special tribute to those who helped to clean-up afterwards. This simple, selfless gesture is just one example of what makes our supporters the best in the world.

“The scenes around Wembley and inside the stadium on Sunday were beyond inspiring. The passionate support you gave the club throughout the day and the sea of black and white you created were remarkable. We could not have asked for any more from you.

“We also know that many of you could not be there on the day. We have seen so many messages, photos and videos of people coming together to support the team around the world, and they have been just as uplifting. Wherever you watched the match, know that we truly appreciate your support.

“On the pitch, the team gave everything to achieve the victory we all craved. With the support of Eddie and the backroom team, they showed tenacity, bravery and absolute commitment to the cause right until the end. While the result didn’t go our way, the way everyone stuck together remains a source of immense pride. And we will always remember the incredible flag waving of all of our fans until the final moments of the match.”

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‘Our ambitions are strengthened’

The letter continued: “That connection and sense of family is part of our identity, and we will need to call on it again as we go forward together into a crucial part of the season ahead.

“While our focus shifts back to the Premier League, our ambitions are strengthened by this experience and it will only make us even more determined as we move forward.

“Once again, thank you sincerely. We are United.”

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