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Young Gun Tweets Message Of Appreciation To Fans

9:31 am, Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 75 Comments

Last season in  October at White Hart Lane we were 1-0 down at half time but then 6 seconds (or was it 7?) into the second half we were level after Sammy Ameobi’s great goal.

And then Ayoze Perez scored his very first goal for Newcastle after 58 minutes to win the game for us.

Fast track to Sunday and we did the same thing again to come back with two goals in the second half to win it 2-1 –  when we raised our game significantly and worked really hard in those final 45 minutes.

And it was Perez again who scored the winner with just 90 seconds left in stoppage time – for another famous win.

ayoze perez scores winner

Ayoze Perez scoring sensational winner on Sunday

Perez loves the Newcastle fans and he sent this message of appreciation out via his Twitter account.

Tags: Ayoze Perez · Newcastle News · Tweet · Twitter

75 responses so far ↓

  • 1 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    when supporters are allowed to sing and a little misbehaving goes along way

  • 2 lochinvar // Dec 15, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Previous topic
    Martinlaakso // Dec 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM
    If Chelsea sack Jose, Who is the next One?

    Obe Wan

    May the Toon be with you

  • 3 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    to be fair he’s probably not wrong. I remember St James’ Park rocking under Keegan. To just be a fan in the ground at that time listening to the noise was spine tingling, I can’t imagine how electrifying it is to be a player amongst that atmosphere.
    Similarly the other way, when there is no atmosphere the ground is hideous!
    Modern football though, not sure any ground is what it used to be in terms of atmosphere

  • 4 Jib // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    According to German media , representatives from both ManUre and Chelski have been sounding out Pep Guardiola.

  • 5 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    @Jib – wouldn’t surprise me if all the ‘big 4’ don’t sound out Guardiola! He’s got hes old mates running Man City and would have an open cheque book. Hopefully not though because I think they would dominate the league under Pep. Pellegrini shockingly under peforms with the squad he’s got there.
    Reckon Pep’d be the best fit to replace Wenger at Arsenal too as he’d already have the players there to implement his style quickly.
    For me Man Utd and Ancelotti have always looked a good fit. Top manager who seems to handle pressure very well.

  • 6 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Hopefully we’ve actually turned a corner now. Even under our previous wins, Bournemouth especially, but even to a certain extent the Norwich game the team didn’t work as hard as they have in the last 2 games.
    Sissoko’s performance in the second half against Tottenham makes me hopeful McClaren has stumbled on a way to get him playing to the level he can. Was a different player in the second half and really made a difference.
    The fact that we’ve won, away, after going behind should be a huge thing for their confidence too, as should beating 2 good teams consecutively.
    Reckon Perez and Mitro looked like they had things to prove aswell.
    Im not an Elliot fan, but he’s growing into the #1 position. Fair play, he’s done at the very minimum, at least as good as Krul would have. On 2015 form…probably better than Krul would have.
    Coloccini still a problem… not as captain, as I have no idea his leadership qualities in the dressing room, but as a centre back he loses his man far too often.
    Gini cost a lot and is proving you get what you pay for! Top player.
    Colback – I don’t really know what he brings to the side in terms of attributes but I do notice that when he doesn’t play we are a worse side. Seems to be a vital cog.
    2 wins against Villa and Everton (really we should be looking at a minimum of 7 points from our next 3 games) and we can start 2016 on a right positive which will be amazing considering 11 months of it have been absolute dross.

  • 7 Jib // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    There are persistent rumours linking us with the little Chilean midfielder Marcelo Diaz who plays for SV Hamburg . Have you seen him ?

  • 8 Reyantoon // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    I was a Leicester fan yesterday and glad they beat Chelsea.I’ll be more than happy if they win the title somehow.They become very impressive under Ranieri, scoring typical world class goals.
    Vardy and Mahrez have incredible speed.
    Particularly Vardy,he assured his ticket to Euro 2016 now.How did Mourinho managed to survive this much length of time?May be he should seriously think about bringing back that lady doctor – Eva..

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Personally I think the bonus scheme has been scrapped, when it became obvious we would struggle to reach tenth the players head dropped and thought what’s the point we’ll get paid the same anyway. Now that they’ll get the bonus regardless, mybe pride has kicked in. Just a theory mind.

  • 10 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    or they could do an us and loss it from the front

  • 11 geordie157 // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    I really hope the club renegotiate perez’s contract, get him tied down long term and put in place a big buy out clause.

    For the club to move forwards we need to keep the likes of perez, mitrovic, wijnaldum and mbemba.

    Just hope we don’t ease off vs villa players need to hassle from the first min get the crowd going, get the first goal and we’ll win by two or three.

  • 12 geordie157 // Dec 15, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Predicament next weekend Sunderland vs Chelsea I think. I’ll hope for a draw.

  • 13 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    que sera sera

  • 14 SuperShearer // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Really interesting bit in this week’s Guardian Football Weekly about Perez. They say how he’s horribly underrated in the league, the kind of player who has obvious technical talent but also works his socks off for the team.

    The reality is that while DeJong is clearly a gifted player his injuries look like they’ve taken their toll on him. I wonder if he’s the kind of player who should look to adapt his game a little, drop deeper, become more of a Xabi Alonso, a player that breaks up play and then feeds the ball forward. This would allow us to play him alongside Anita and they could feed the likes of Perez who are always going to be buzzing around the opposition defence just waiting to pick up on a stray pass etc.

  • 15 Lindisfarne // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    I can not see Schtevie being able to drop Perez from the squad if he does not want to sign a new extended contract. Will Penfold be able negotiate a worthy contract that does not reach an impass?

  • 16 bettyswallocks // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    The reason Sissoko looked better second half is that he had more space to run into.

    He’s hopeless in tight areas as his touch and ball control are crap. We need more players like Mahrez who can keep possession when under pressure.

  • 17 Lindisfarne // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    SuperShearer – that is becoming the concensus opinion on here, in so much those that offer an statement about de Jong. Lets hope someone at the club reads the blog.

  • 18 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    I think De Jong has showed some good touches and passes in the last 2 games as well as being quite good in the air would like to see him play with Perez and Mitrovic as I think he would be on the same wave length and he would be able to make late runs into the box from Mitrovic knock downs and be able to pick out Perez with through balls

    On Sissoko he looks great against the bigger teams because of the space he is afforded!! Villa will double up on him and Janmaat and not give them space to make runs this is where we need a no 10 and an attacking left hand side to cut them open as there will be other spaces on the pitch when our right hand side is closed off

    If Thauvin could get the finger out on the left wing it would provide us width to stretch teams and Wijnaldum could be getting into the box late to finish changes off as well

  • 19 Toonfan8 // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    we need to win our next game and we will be in great position against strong Everton side, we will need 7 points from next 3 matches…win vs Villa is a must and then maybee players like Matip, Willems will want to come, if they will see some form and everything will be up….

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:44 AM


    I would say that carroll and benteke prove that you very much don’t always get what you pay for. Conversely Perez and Mahrez were peanuts.

  • 21 Bobbybee // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Nice to see fans who attend matches getting appreciation from the players again. Fully deserved as well.

  • 22 WWSBRD // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Contract renewals don’t fit in with Newcastles transfer strategy. Perez is very sellable and we don’t have many others who are right now

  • 23 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    @Jib – nah not seen Diaz at all.
    Surprised they didn’t go back in for Lasogga whom they chased for so long mind.
    I’m expecting a non existent January… They’ll wait to get obertan, gouffran, Taylor, Williamson, cisse, Marveaux etc off the books before doing anything I think unless we have a disaster run from now till late january

  • 24 barkel // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    I’ve been to two games this season, the derby and against spurs. We looked like two completely different teams.

    I know Colo gets an awful lot of stick and he’s not the player he once was but you could see against spurs he was much more vocal, he was organising the defence and making sure they all kept a decent line. Also he had a very good run in behind the spurs defence to win the header back into the box for the first goal.

    SDJ put himself about a fair bit and looked like he covered a lot of ground, he dropped very deep especially in the first half to pick up the ball. He should’ve had a goal in the first few minutes too.

    Colback was putting in big tackles and breaking up the midfield, I think his tackling was better than Anita although Anita did most of the running between them.

  • 25 cyprus // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Not sure that transfer strategy you imply is for real. You are not referring to AC (crazy money anyway) or Cabs who wanted out I assume. Players aren’t slaves, despite contracts.

    Evidence? Club statements?

  • 26 WWSBRD // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    The club buy cheap and sell big that’s the aim of our transfers

  • 27 Jail for Ashley // Dec 15, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    But it’s all changed now :mrgreen:

  • 28 WWSBRD // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Ah darn it I do give forgetting the new dawn has come

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Even the blundering Charnley hasn’t actually stated the policy but loads of journalists have and the fact that we seem to neglect any position if a bargain or sell on value can’t be found shows the policy for what it is, why wasn’t Santon offered a new deal, he wasn’t better than Dummet or Haidara ?? No, it was judged that he’ll never really have a great sell on value so let’s get by with lowe quality until a suitable option comes up.

  • 30 Bobbybee // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    We allegedly turned down 15 mil for Perez in the summer and several offers for Sissoko as well. I think it would take Carroll like money for the club to even consider selling our best players. Macca asked for three windows for him to have in place a team that can challenge for trophies, which doesn’t sound like the selling club of the past. It’s only a month before the window opens, why not just wait and see before expressing the doom and gloom? We need to sell to allow for more players to come in, but what a waste of £50m it would be if he weakened a team he’s already started to strengthen – and that doesn’t sound like Ashley. So far he’s been good to his word re his Sky speach. Why not wait a month to see if he carries it through? Only time will tell.

  • 31 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    @Rotonda – bit early to write Benteke off! Godknows why people keep giving Andy Carroll 100k a week contracts off though.
    See what you’re saying on Perez and Mahrez, just meant that sometimes, if a player has performed consistently high at champions league level similar to Wijnaldum, he’s worth paying the extra for! Some players are worth taking a chance on as it was always obvious they would be high level players. Tielemans at Anderlecht fits into this bracket I think. Similarly Chelsea paid big money for De Bruyne and Lukaku but I think it was obvious from when they were 15/16 that they would go onto reach a high level. Villa taken a similar chance on Traore giving him 70k a week. He’s nowhere near ready for premier league football but in a few years chances are he’s going to be a world star.
    Its increasingly harder and harder to pick up Mahrez’s and perez’s

  • 32 Mag52 // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    I’m not at all sure that you can assume that Cabaye wanted out.

  • 33 WWSBRD // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    A tad defensive no? Who said we would sell in January?

    Take it ur fully bought into the new PR then? “Selling club of the past” seems quite pre mature could easily argue that he has simply put the prices up due to the TV money increase

  • 34 manxpie // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Did anyone see the pic of one fan in the home crowd celebrate when perez scored funny as fusk pretty bloody brave but I suppose he couldn’t help himself and I wonder if he got out ok?

  • 35 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Gotta question why we didn’t sign Ngolo Kante! Carr watched him numerous times! Been so impressed with him for Leicester! Hes been as good as Mahrez and Vardy!
    Been a few that have come out of Ligue 1 for relative peanuts that you’ve got to question. Carr is meant to be the go to guy for that league yet Amavi (injured yes but took to the league quickly), Kante, Andre Ayew and payet were all within the budget (cost less than thauvin)and would have all strengthened us yet seemingly we passed on even offering contracts to any of them yet in the past have offered big money to Marveaux, Cabella, Thauvin, Riviere. I think carr has questions to answer on a lot of the players he’s signed, but also on some that he has completely missed.

  • 36 manxpie // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    I think a lot of clubs will wait till this new deal comes in before they think of selling there better players they can all ask for a few more million then

  • 37 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    Also Kante’s story is even more fairytale than Vardys. Was playing in the 9th league of French football 6 years ago…. The guy has completely worked his socks off to get where he is. That’s the kind of mentality our club needs

  • 38 Mag52 // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    Much as I hate what MA has done to our club over the years, I’m prepared to believe what he said at the beginning of this season about ambition and winning something (call me naive if you like).
    However unless we are prepared to keep hold of our better players, and add to them in the transfer windows, we’re never going to get anywhere.
    If he sells Perez in January, all trust in anything he has to say in future will, for me, be finished.

  • 39 Jib // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    There is no sense to selling Perez

    To get an equivalent player they would have to spend whatever they get for him. The new player would expect to get a lot more than the £21,000 per week Ayoze currently earns.

  • 40 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:23 PM


    Could be something to do with the players we have missed out have agents/clubs that Carr doesn’t deal with ?

    Because we sign a lot of players who seem to be associated with the same agency

  • 41 manxpie // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Are ya sure he is on £21000 a week he was signed for the development squad so would imagine he’s on quite a bit less than that like? Weren’t gosling on £4000 a week or something silly like that

  • 42 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    It was fairly well documented that Carr had wanted both Ayew and Payet at the club. Before we signed Cabella there were newspaper rumours suggesting Carr wanted him but he had been classed as too pricey and too high in the desired age range. On Ayew, you would have to never have looked at any media to think that Carr hadn’t pursued Ayew heavily only for some financial element to cause the issue.

    You can look at penny pinching for reasons as why we didn’t buy them, not Carr.

    On the Thauvin cost being lower than Payet, because of the age difference Thauvin has the greater potential for a higher resale value.

  • 43 cyprus // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:28 PM

    I read you and fair point although santon doesn’t confirm the alleged plan. In fact maybe the opposite.
    Jay, Carr has a lot to answer. Definitely the 13 mil doesn’t sound like buying cheap to sell expensive.
    I do see a trend in buying young… And I do think we should consider buying experienced 29 year olds. They ain’t necessarily more expensive.

  • 44 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:29 PM

    *Before we signed Cabella there were newspaper rumours suggesting Carr wanted him (him being Payet)

  • 45 Bobbybee // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    If you read it properly. I’m saying ‘wait and see’. I’ve bought into nothing, but it seems illogical to spend that amount of money, then sell Perez. This isn’t the only blog on Newcastle you know, it seems every other one is convinced Perez is going – and it’s been mentioned a few times on here. As i’ve said until i’m sick, i’m not pro or anti Ashley – i support NUFC not who owns it. Every owner we’ve had has took out more than put in because it’s a BUSINESS. We’ve won no domestic trophy in my 58 yrs – can i blame all that on Ashley? One month and we’ll find out. How hard is that?

  • 46 cyprus // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Read your response earlier thanks. Ed moved on and I went to work too..

  • 47 geordie157 // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    Actually vs villa lets go for it and start thauvin on the wing, move sissoko or wijnaldum into the middle alongside either anita or colback.

    Interesting to see hutton who I think is crap puts in the most crosses, so get him on the back foot and he’ll get booked for sure!

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    I don’t think anyone really expects anyone to be sold in January but after eight years of shyte we all fear it, it would be madness if they did sell anyone other than Obertan or Marveaux, the thing is greed by all though is that we are desperate for another CB and CM with a bit of creativity, if they get by without until June just to save 5M and then lose 5M in place money then nothing has changed.

  • 49 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    i support NUFC not who owns it. Every owner we’ve had has took out more than put in because it’s a BUSINESS. We’ve won no domestic trophy in my lifetime – can i blame all that on all the owners?yes i damn well can.No monies from me . How hard is that?

  • 50 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    @Lilongwe – yea think I;m one of the few that thinks Thauvin can still make it at Newcastle.
    Club took a surprising gamble on him regardless for 13m though considering his Marseille form, Lille trantrums etc
    I like Thauvin, and like I said I hope and think he can be a player but even I think 13m could have been spent better.
    Similar with Cabella, I know they’ve got 6m back but 12m seemed a lot at the time.
    Similarly Marveaux and Amalfitano (although free had decent wages) We seem obsessed with signing extra lightweight French players

  • 51 jayphoto // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    I’d go 3 at the back vs villa! They only play one up top anyway!
    3-5-2 with
    Janmaat Colo Mbemba
    Sissoko Colback Anita Gini Thauvin
    Perez Mitrovic
    Definitely need to take the game to villa from the off.
    Bonus is Villa are trying to play possession football and aren’t actually that strong on the counter attack, if anything they are quite vulnerable to pace and counter

  • 52 Bobbybee // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Truth, if you’re going to quote me, at least get it right. I actually said ‘can i blame it all on Ashley?’ It’s my money and if i choose to buy a ST every year that ‘s my business, not yours. If you choose not to spend a penny on Newcastle, that ‘s your business not mine. Whereas i support my club – financially and vocally – you’re more of a follower. Such is life.

  • 53 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 15, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Thauvin may or may not come good time will tell, but it is the policies in place of buying young with potential resale that mean we will always pick him over an older player like Payet.

    The £13million could have been much better spent for the side, but is spending that on what is best for the team the clubs primary concern?

  • 54 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Not quoting, merely offering my stance and having just missed out on the last cup final win in the 50s have a right to express my opinions by the way

  • 55 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    However as you quoted its not all Ashleys fault yes thats true possibly however he is the guy in charge and my belief is i have had enough of his tenure.
    End of.

  • 56 Jail for Ashley // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Aren’t you John Tudors alleged son ?

  • 57 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    yes jail well spotted
    and being 35 does count on just missing out on the 50s cup final

  • 58 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    “Whereas i support my club – financially and vocally – you’re more of a follower”

    People who don’t go to matches or put money into the club are just followers, not real supporters? What a load of nonsense. I’ve never known a blogger as effusive with self praise.

  • 59 dok - the horrid colonial // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    ‘That’s inconsistency – and Newcastle have so far been the champions of that this season’

    does that count as a cup, and will Ashley now be selling?

  • 60 Bobbybee // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Am i saying you can’t? Express away by all means. But if you quote me, am i not entitled to the right of reply? Especially when you quote me wrong. I too was born just after our last cup victory, but supporting a team’s not all about winning. My mate follows Blyth home and away. Not much glory there either. You spend your money how you choose to speend it mate, you have my 100% backing on that point. I’ll buy my ST every year as well. I assume I have your permission to do so? There you go, no quarrel necessary?

  • 61 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Does that matter to you

  • 62 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    And bobby do you own that copyright on your post
    i merely cut and pasted the parts i required if you read it you would have seen that i merely plagiarized it

  • 63 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Not looking for quarrels but merely posting opinions
    not looking to engage in tittletattle

  • 64 Jail for Ashley // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:24 PM


  • 65 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    Bobby please do what you think is best .I know my thinking and beliefs are my prerogative.
    Crack on.

  • 66 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Jail :mrgreen:

  • 67 Bobbybee // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Lil, i’m just one of 52k, most who turn up regularly. We support the team. I suggest you read the above. It doesn’t make you less of a fan and that’s not what i’m saying. You can be as fanatical about Newcastle as the next man, but there’s no getting away from the fact that supporters support the team, both financially and vocally whether you like it or not. People unable to attend follow the club fanatically, but are unable to support the club for a myriad of reasons. That’s just life mate.

  • 68 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:29 PM

  • 69 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    And being totally peeved at the way the club has been set up to run by Ashley is the best of all reasons to withdraw cash supplies to MR ASHLEY .:ARROW:

  • 70 Bobbybee // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    To plagiarise is to steal work and claim it for your own. You misquoted me. Clever eh?

  • 71 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    What drivel.

    Oxford Dictionary definition 1.1 of a supporter; “A person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team”

    Whether you mean to or not (and I think you mean to based on your previous postings) you are attempting to distinguish between quality and levels of fan/supporter. Praising yourself for how wonderful you are, in your own opinion, whilst belittling those who have different ideas for what is best for the club and hold different opinions.

  • 72 Tsunki // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Can’t see why any reasonable club would buy Perez except for development, and January is hardly the best time for bulking up on development players. If he goes it will be in summer, and even then that depends on the team SM will hopefully be shaping up by then.

  • 73 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Yes i stole a small portion of your post isn’t that what everyone does on here or plagiarize the net ala Jib.

  • 74 the truth will out // Dec 15, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Spot on Lilongwe

  • 75 Jail for Ashley // Dec 15, 2015 at 5:43 PM


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