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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Matty Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrates with team mate Andy Carroll after he scores the only goal of the game during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The more Geordies in the first team, the more excitement for Newcastle United supporters.

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff had an electrifying Premier League debut against Manchester United. Normally, supporters would be excited about a youngster breaking into the team, but they were extra pumped up because he is a local lad. The club now boasts a group of Geordies that includes Andy Carroll, Paul Dummett, manager Steve Bruce, and the Longstaff brothers.

Whether it’s in soccer, other sports, entertainment, or really any industry, people are always excited to see someone from their neighborhood do great things. Newcastle upon Tyne is no different. The club that everyone adores now has a handful of local lads playing a part in their successes. That simply re-energizes a fan base that has dealt with some tough turns of events in recent years. Alan Shearer is a legend across the Premier League, but you know that him being a Geordie took his popularity on Tyneside to an entirely different level.

Just listen to the crowd at St. James’ Park when Andy Carroll casually jogs on the touchline to warm up during a match. They cheer that simple action as much as a positive play on the pitch. During his poor start, Steve Bruce did not receive a pass from the Toon Army because of where he’s from, but if he is successful, it will make it that much sweeter. Paul Dummett exemplifies the hard-working people from the area with his defensive shifts. Now the golden family of Newcastle United, Sean and Matty Longstaff are rising stars and will be heroes across Tyneside as they continue to grow and prove themselves in the top flight of English soccer. The image of Carroll and Matty celebrating the latter’s first Premier League goal will be remembered for a long time by the Newcastle United fans, because as they sing, they are “one of our own”.