I do find it hilarious that these Geordies think their club is so massive. They last won a trophy in 1969 and think this propels them to be a sleeping giant of the english game, im sorry, its more like a coma you only woke up from a couple of times.
"Oh but we have won the FA Cup 6 times" they say.
Yes, you have, the last time was 51 years ago!!!
You are not a big club, nor a sleeping giant, you are just a mediocre club who, in admittance, has a good fan base. However, i think your fanbase need to wake up and realise your club is not as big as you think it is, you are not a top 4 team, you will be lucky to qualify for europe next year through the inter-two-bob cup and you have just appointed a manager who
a) doesnt have the right qualifications b) suffers from stress c) didnt even want to manage any club, never mind yours
All in all, neither of our teams are big clubs, but the difference is, we know we aint, you think you are!