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Newcastle Fans Magnificent Again at Fulham

10:17 am, Sunday, December 16th, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

Sam Allardyce has again rightly hailed the travelling Newcastle fans as magnificent yesterday.

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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.

We’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,  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.”

“You could see by the celebrations of the players and the fans how much it meant.” “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 couldn’t have been happy with Newcastle’s performance, which never seemed to get out of second gear. We got the 3 points so we’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.

Comments welcome.



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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 adam // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:27 AM

    we are the best fans in the world.

    full stop

  • 2 Ken // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:29 AM

    Ed- As morale improves, luck usually follows. Thankgodness for luck yesterday.

  • 3 ffcwadey???? // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    iv,e normally got a lot of time for newky fans…never ever had an ounce of trouble with you guys……but…..the few of you yesterday that decided it was “good fun” to shout during the minutes silence for one of fulhams own legends…..”SHAME ON YOU”

  • 4 Leo // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    yep sure was lucky to get the penalty, my dad sometimes works in London, and down in that area by the river is soo cold. it might have even eclipsed how cold it ususally is in newcastle. good win, so knew the goal would come. same as the birmingham match.

  • 5 Ed Harrison // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:52 AM

    ffcwadey???? We heard a bit of that that before the game. Sorry to hear it was Newcastle’s fans. Generally now the clubs have a minute’s applause – seems to work better and a life is to be applauded.
    Anyway most papers are saying today the minute’s silence for Fulham legend Jim Langley, who we know died last Sunday, was impeccably observed.

  • 6 Leo // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:56 AM

    what did they expect though, to be fair, they dragged it out too long, firstly a moments applause. good.=== then a minutes silence…

    it was freezing out there, it was a mockery. we didnt go to craven cottage to rememebr some player, we went to watch a game of football.

  • 7 Greg P // Dec 16, 2007 at 11:54 AM

    The minutes silence was a mess with applause first and the fans thinking that was that. There were also huge number still coming in, but it settled down quickly.
    With regards to the game, poor. It was some of the worst football played by a Newcastle team since the days of Willie McFaul.
    One positive was the work rate of Oba, who on his own was excellent (although didn’t show on tv). It was a disgrace to take our best player off with 20 mins to go. Good job for Sam that lady luck was shining.

  • 8 ffcwadey???? // Dec 16, 2007 at 12:04 PM

    leo..yes it was cold…but how can you use that as an excuse………99.9% of your fans were let down yesterday…we expect that kind of thing from everton and spurs fans…not newcastle fans………shame really……..but god forbid it dosent happen to you when one of your old favourites pass away

  • 9 Jon // Dec 16, 2007 at 12:32 PM

    ffcwadey. Leo is roght about the confusion. Some of the players moved to start the game fter the applause thinking that was that. Once the mistake was realised all but a few Newcastle fans were silent. Those who werent let themselves down and were quickly told to shut up by the rest of us

  • 10 carl // Dec 16, 2007 at 1:04 PM

    your right the minutes silence was a mess,i was in the crowd and rest be assured that those fans who were disrespectfull were told so by a few of us, anyway not a good performance but a good day out, now lets get things going by thumping derby

  • 11 LBNo11 // Dec 16, 2007 at 1:30 PM

    …I was very disappointed at a small group of ‘the best fans in the league’ who showed their disrespect towards the memory of Jim Langley.

    They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves – they have brought shame to their club!

    I hope that in my lifetime I never hear Fulham fans reacting in such a way…

  • 12 Leo // Dec 16, 2007 at 7:20 PM

    if one of our great players passes away, it will be done properly. unlike it was done at craven… i wasnt using the cold as an excuse u idiot.

  • 13 ffcwadey???? // Dec 16, 2007 at 8:26 PM

    why thanks for that leo………my guess is that you were one of the morons…….shame on you

  • 14 Tom_Toon // Dec 16, 2007 at 8:33 PM

    LBN011 – You can never hear Fulham fans, they have got to be one of the worst, ive heard more noise at a tiddly winks match in my nans nursing home.

  • 15 LBNo11 // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:01 PM

    Tom_Toon, so we’re not as noisy – and that excuses those who made noise during the minutes silence – they knew perfectly well what was happening. No excuse.

  • 16 Tom_Toon // Dec 16, 2007 at 10:05 PM

    The only bad thing was it was i the public eye, as long as your clubs fans did it, it doesnt matter. To me and probably alot of people, i have sympathy for his family but it was just another person dying, about 30 people have died the tme i took to right this, it was slightly disrespectful but in heinsight and on the grand scheme of things its mere.

  • 17 LBNo11 // Dec 18, 2007 at 12:22 AM

    …if that makes you feel better Tom, fair enough, I divvent wanna get clarty wi yeez. Gan Canny to the majority…




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