The Newcastle United crowd were just great yesterday, in what had to be a tough game for them to watch, as their team was mauled by a brilliant Liverpool side, and it all took place at St. James’ Park as well. 🙁
Newcastle United crowd were magnificent yesterday
And that support has already drawn some accolades from Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee who said he fully respects the Geordie crowd, who are a fantastic group of supporters who know their football too.
And that support was not lost either on Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, as the St. James Park stadium was packed to the rafters, with 52,114 in attendance.
Joe talked after the game about the crowd:
“I can only thank the Geordies for their support and for sticking by us,”
“I’m delighted that the fans stayed with their own team and it’s my responsibility to get the best out of the players.”
“I’m sorry for the fans because they’ve been magnificent and to get a thumping like we did must have hurt.”
Steven Gerrard was again the home grown star for Liverpool, and scored two goals before mercifully being brought off to to a standing ovation from both sets of supporters midway through the second half.
That was really class from the Newcastle crowd, who love to see good football, even if yesterday they only saw that from the opposition. But they also know great player when they see one, and Gerrard was just superb again yesterday. He epitomizes a box to box player.
And Joe added:
“The Geordie fans are a knowledgeable bunch and it showed when they applauded the best player off the pitch and rightly so.”
“Steven Gerrard is the best player in the country and he was absolutely outstanding and deserved that applause.”
The Newcastle crowd will only hope, as we have been doing for many a long season now, that soon we will be able to do the same thing, but this time it will be a Newcastle player who we applaud off the pitch, after a brilliant display that ended up mauling the opposition to a 5-1 lopsided win. Dream on.
Does that seem to be a long way off in the future – or is it just us?
You could say that the The Newcastle fans define the meaning of the word “hope” – but we’ll not say that.