Gerrard – Newcastle Fans Know What Football Is All About


Steven Gerrard has today paid tribute to the magnificent Newcastle fans, who gave a standing ovation to Gerrard, following his tremendous performance for Liverpool in yesterday’s hammering of Newcastle by 5-1.

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Gerrard – Newcastle fans know what football is all about


The 28-year-old Liverpool captain left the field midway through the second-half, after his job was done for the day, to standing applause from all around the packed St. James’ Park, after scoring two and he surely would have had more goals but for a certain Mr. Shay Given in the Newcastle goal.

It was the Reds biggest win of the season, and after the game Steven says he was flattered by the reception he received from the Geordie fans.

“It’s always very flattering to get applause like that.”

“And particularly when you come to a place like Newcastle, where the fans know what football’s about,”

“It was flattering, and much appreciated.”

Good words from Gerrard – and we wonder how much this lad would be worth in the transfer market – if Robinho is worth £32M?

Dream on Jose Mourinho, because he’s not for sale.

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71 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 29, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    mr Ashley 50mil plz

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  • cloudstrife

    Dec 29, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    legend. shame he doesnt play for the Toon. dont like him as a person, but a great player.

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  • bettyswollocks

    Dec 29, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #3

    maybe he had a few words with barton after the match on how he should celebrate victory. he’s in the clink now

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Dec 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Gerrard – Newcastle Fans Know What Football Is All About
    Gerrard knows what bar room brawls are about too !

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  • AndrewNUFC

    Dec 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    He was outstanding, he controlled the game.

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  • wigaz

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Worlds best CM! Nuff Said!

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  • steve

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Not taking anything away from him as he is a great player for Liverpool but we let him control the game by allowing him acres of space – has kinnear never heard of marking key players!
    It’ll be interesting to see if the FA will ban him for the assault or is Barton the only person they pick on.
    pity he can never produce the same form for England

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    If any fans deserve a player of this calibre its NUFC fans unfortunately the ppl most deserving in all walks of life get very little because 90% of the players in the EPL and other leagues know who the best fans are unfortunately fans don’t bring silverware.

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  • ryunufc

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #9

    none of our players marked him yesterday, sickening

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    gotta give him the credit he deserves, and im glad he was awarded with the standing ovation from all of us after his performance.
    He bosses the game from CM like no one else, is a fantastic passer of the ball, and we’re all too aware of the fact he’s scored some unbeleivable goals, too.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Heard that West ham have slapped a 15 million price tag on Upson. Forget it.

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  • Matthew Tom

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #12

    If only we’d managed to look after a certain local lad like Carrick and brought him in through the ranks like Liverpool did with Gerrard.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Gerrard showed every NUFC player how to pass the ball we couldn’t get the ball off Liverpool for long spells of the game.

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  • kukubird

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #14

    He and Barton can be good friends LOL!

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Matthew Tom

    I played at Wallsend boys club with Michael Carrick and his brother Greame Carrick and both were good players then. NUFC SHOULD of picked them up BUT KK abolished the reserves when he was here the first time as manager therefore Westham came in and took them into their academy. Greame unfortunately injured himself bad and was let go. M.Carrick has been the lucky one and good luck to the lad like you say he should be in a black and white shirt. Instead of the scouts swanning around Europe they should be looking local.

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  • Ericles

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #16

    He’s brilliant but personally do not like the arrogance of the bloke. That said I wish he was a Geordie playing for us! News may be that Mort will return as chairman. Replace Lame-arse. Can you start tomorrow? I always recognised Chris Mort as a man of integrity. For Ashley to be a man of integrity, now he stays as owner, let him show some integrity. Cash for needed players, call a truce with KK and compensate him, and kick Wise out of the door! If us fans were not people of integrity we would not have demonstrated, would not have given Gerrard an ovation, and would be there as 52,000 whatever happens. Up to you Ashley? Wise up and ship Wise out.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #17

    toon1978-thats madness. 15 million!? he’s 30 or 31 is he not. forget that like.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #18

    KK FOREVER

    There are plenty players out there that will do a good job just as good as Upson.

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  • wigaz

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #19

    What we wouldn’t give for Steven Gerrard in a toon shirt! he would even make those useless twats half decent! I do think Barton could become as important for us as long as he keeps his nose clean & stays clear of a certain dirty lil smog twat from Wigan!

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  • Dan157

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #20

    After the last 2 performances it probably would’nt be a bad thing to not know what football is all about. Sadly we all do and can see how garbage we have become.

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  • Spyro

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #21

    We got our own little Gerrard and his name is Danny Guthrie 😀 The lad is fast becoming one of my favourite players.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t think Guthrie will ever be as much of a goal threat as Gerrard though he is a very good passer of the ball. As for Upson i would’nt pay more than 6 mil for him even though he probably would give us some improvement, especially after yesterday.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Spyro

    Bet you were over the moon when he bagged a one against Portsmouth.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 29, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #24

    We do need someone like a young Gascoigne or Beardsley to rescue us now. You look at the youth team though and theres only Lua Lua who has shown good prospect in the middle of the park.

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  • Antti

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #25

    What is the fuss about Upson? He’s injury prone and nearly 30 years old. 15 million is pure madness, and it can’t be true..

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  • dougnufc

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Guthrie looks like a good prospect for us. He is a good passer and confident in his shooting from far.

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  • The Entertainers

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Double standards :
    ******************************************
    EXAMPLE N.o1:

    Harry Redknapp:
    “He’s a poor referee and I’ve seen him make a mess of so many games.” “Hes scary.”

    FA to take NO action

    Joe Kinnear:
    “We have got the Mickey Mouse referee doing nothing. He’s made an error that cost us.”

    FA charged the Newcastle manager!
    ****************************************

    EXAMPLE N.o 2:

    Ricardo Fuller slaps his own captain on pitch.

    The FA to take no further action!

    Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer slap each other around on pitch.

    The FA INCREASE Bowyers 4 game ban to an extra 3 games!

    *****************************************

    I wonder whether the FA will get involved with Gerrards affray / assault, just like they did with Bartons assault in McDonalds?

    Shall i answer that for you, of course they wont!

    I know only too well as a Newcastle United fan our club / players dont help theirselves sometimes, but it sticks in my throat when similar incidents slip by the FA!

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  • Spyro

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Dan

    Guthrie wont ever be as good as Gerrard in all areas mate, but if he ends up half the player Gerrard is i will be over the moon.

    Toon1978

    Yes i was, and i was very happy when he took the penalty against Wigan too. A proper old fashioned penalty it was, high and out of sight. It wasn’t one of those ‘low and in the corner’ penalties 90% of players do nowadays because they are so scared of missing the target.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Our transfer policy wouldnt make upson eligible for us when it comess to that kind of money. Ashley wants players who are young and can sell on for a profit. Keegan was refused loads of players cos of their age.

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #30

    we need an attacking midfielder lets try and get matias fernandez he is a artist.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=c9dR0rXdSG0

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Antti

    That’s just what i have read on numerous sites mate i have not made this up. I wouldn’t pay over 4 million for him we were linked with him about 4 years ago but as ever did not pursue it. DISTIN was another quality player we let go because of wages. We could of had Distin and Upson in the centre of our defence years ago permanent but strange things happen.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Did anyone hear what Ashley wrote in the match programme for the liverpool game.

    “If, like me, you like a gamble now and again, then what price a flutter on us reaching that top six?”

    We are 10 points off 6th place , 2 from the bottom three, someone should give him a slap and remind him to get his cheque book out soon.

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  • bowburnmag

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon1978 – You mind me asking your name/nickname? I was a couple of years ahead of you at ‘the Boyser’. Always interested to see how Wallsend lads are doing.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #34

    If the transfer policy is put in place there is no way Fat ash will spend that money on one player!

    Im eager to find out who the 3 -4 we have spoken to are.

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Bowburnmag

    My nick name was just WALKER which is me surname (John Walker) i played for old Bob don’t know if you remember him jock bloke has Brazil and Seville in the five aside leagues.

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  • Dan157

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Kinnear has said two 6 million pound players so that narrows it down slightly, nothing extravegant but can do a decent job. certainly not Veloso who some people keep mentioning.

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  • Antti

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Toon1978

    I have read the same stories, I can’t understand how they have come up with 15 million for a player like Upson. maybe it’s because Man City is also interested..

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  • Toon1978

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Veloso is was out of our league unfortunately would be nice though. I think a Skeljbred may be more our stamp at the moment.

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  • Spyro

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Veloso is out of our league…who cares?! He is overrated and not the type of DM we need. We need a strong, fast and TALL DM that has a bit of composure.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 29, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #40

    antti-very true. i’ve said for a while that clubs like man c will end up ruining the transfer market and basically just void any kind of players worth, because when they’re heavily interested in a player, his current club will just say “fine, 50 million and you can have him” and they’ll pay it without question, because money isnt an object. its a shame but its bound to happen eventually and if upson has been given a 15 million price tag, then there’s an early example of it.

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