Sam Allardyce has again rightly hailed the travelling Newcastle fans as magnificent yesterday.
The magnificent Newcastle support is known world-wide
The Newcastle fans have long been the very best, and should never ever be taken for granted. They probably deserve some medals for giving to watch the game yesterday, which was dull and drab to watch. But the spirit of the Newcastle fans was there for all to see yesterday. Most were in their black and white Christmas outfits and hats, and looked great.
Weâ€™ll always remember yesterday just before the second half, when Sam was running back to his position on the bench, so the game could start,Â and the Newcastle fans gave him a big reception. Sam gave them a nice smile and a wave and you could see Sam was really pleased to get that recognition from the fans.
More than 4,000 Geordies cheered on Newcastle from the start of the game yesterday and they got their just reward very late, when Joey Barton easily drove him the 91st minute penalty to send the Geordie fans into ecstasy. Two wins in a row.
And Big Sam was quick to compliment the Newcastle fans yesterday, when he spoke to nufc.co.uk after the final whistle:
“I said before the game that I wanted to send our fans home happy and I’m delighted we’ve got the win to do that,” “They were simply magnificent again today and it was great to get the winner in front of them as well.â€
“You could see by the celebrations of the players and the fans how much it meant.â€ “To have 4,000 fans here on a Saturday tea-time in London and so close to Christmas was brilliant and was a huge boost.”
Just so Sam understands, the fans were happy at the three points, no doubt about that. But they couldnâ€™t have been happy with Newcastleâ€™s performance, which never seemed to get out of second gear. We got the 3 points so weâ€™ll not complain too much, but this was a drab performance from a team which has many good players in it.
So the result was great but the performance wasn’t. We have to win next Sunday against Derby County at home to keep our winning streak going, and it would be nice to play a lot better than this for the home fans.