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Former Players React On Twitter To 5th Successive Win

9:27 am, Sunday, September 11th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Some former Newcastle players reacted on Twitter after Newcastle’s 5th successive win yesterday at Derby County.


Yoan Gouffran cleebrates after terrific first goal

Don Hutchison is not a former Newcastle player but he was born in Gateshead so that qualifies him.


Why doesn’t Alan Shearer comment on Newcastle these days?

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Bibby b and sing in the corner – conversation we had back in Feb2016- I thought of you and Bobby b – you should be scouting for the toon – ahead of your time!

    I haven’t seen a lot of AA and only on tv. If he’s half the player BobbyB says he could become, then great. You will remember Pop Robson, Foggon, Dyson and the times we produced our own. I read a lot of John Gibson’s books on the Fairs Cup and subsequent years. We seemed to get a number of youngsters from Ireland and Scotland!
    We certainly could do with a few players coming through the academy who make good in the PL. I was reading the other day that were likely to lose out on Freddie Woodman and Aarrons whose contracts are up in the summer. London press suggest to Arsenal.
    Spurs fans idolise Harry Kane – with their rendition of ” he’s one of our own”

    26sing in the corner // Feb 27, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    It seems it’s not politically correct these days to stick with and back northeast lads from the comments you see. But I think the club is dying for a local player or two to break through. I think local fans identify with ‘one of their own’ and what is wrong with that? Growing up it was having idols the kids can really identify with and aspire to that kept the unique identity and soul in the club, which is lacking now, admittedly for other reasons too…

  • 2 ballerfan2 // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Dummett and Colback are 2 obvious examples of how our local lads are appreciated by the supporters (joke)! Fortunately they are appreciated by Rafa or they would have been drummed out of the club by the fans by now.

  • 3 simon376 // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM


    Both Aaron’s and Woodman signed 4 or 5 year contracts recently, so they are safe with us for now. Know what you mean though, we need to get a couple more kids rally come through with us

  • 4 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    I don’t want to p1ss on our parade.

    But I am not sure if anybody watched the PL matches this Saturday.
    The so called Weaker teams that we boiled p1ss over, the likes of Watford. What a performance vs the hammers.

    The also have a Rafa of their own in Walter Mazzarri brilliant coach from Italy. They demolished the hammers 4:2. If we even make the cut to perform in the PL is going to be MASSIVELY difficult.

    Just looking at the pace and pressure and passing accuracy of the PL its getting better and better. We would have to re-haul the team once again to perform there.

    We would seriously have to spend big I reckon.

  • 5 WWSBRD // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Peter lovenkrands
    Peter lovenkrands
    Signed him on a free, from Germany
    Peter Lovenkrands

    My word I adored him and he always check our scores

  • 6 Belfast // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Do keep up Ian.

  • 7 WWSBRD // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    We aren’t in the PL

  • 8 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    But regardless….we area learning to NOT collapse in away games.

    HUGE improvement under Rafa…Not lets see Lazaar and Atsu and Mitro in next home game 🙂

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    31Jail for Ashley // Jul 2, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    I remember that six in a row, you can lose form but you don’t just become shite, I maintain he’ll be useful in the
    Now that’s a bit of scouting Ian Toon

  • 10 simon376 // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    I just can’t understand the stick Dummet gets, he is playing as a left back, he has been brilliant and stopping somebody get past him. If a defender can put good passes together and sprint forward then get back and defend, great, but a defender is there to be at the back and stop the other team, he is doing exactly what is asked of him and very well. Les leave the attaching side to the forwards and midfielders.
    Same with Anita, yes can get forward and put a good cross in, but only when needed, otherwise his cover at the back has been brilliant

  • 11 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Great atmosphere at Derby-
    Sels 7
    Anita. 7
    Mbemba. 6
    Lascelles 8
    Dummett 6
    Ritchie 6
    Shelvey. 8
    Colback. 7
    Gouffran 8 ( Yedlin 6)
    Diame 5 ( Hayden)
    Gale 6. (Pérez 5)

  • 12 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:52 AM

    Simon- That was back in Feb but thanks.

  • 13 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:53 AM


    Can you please read my whole comment…..fully to the last sentence.
    To comprehend the meaning.

  • 14 Belfast // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Why are you even bothered Gorgonzola ? it’s a year away? You shouldn’t really be bothered until we actually get there and there’s still a long way to go.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Sep 11, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    Aye gorgonzola you’ll be able to post a lol frenzy as we get mauled from these technically gifted and expensively assembled sides. You’ll be literally wetting yourself laughing every time we lose five nil.

  • 16 Ian Toon // Sep 11, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    baller – Dummett does have his limitations but you get a 100% defensive commitment. He is not phased and sticks to his disciplined game.
    Colback – derided by those who don’t appreciate the need for balance in a team and that he frequently does the dirty aspects of the game. His tracking as pointed out by many was invaluable. He’s a good balance to Shelvey as indeed is Hayden.
    Yedlin gave an appetiser of what’s on offer- breathtaking pace and tactically a hell of an asset as opposing sides are flagging.
    Great spirit amongst fans who created a carnival atmosphere when Yedlin scored.

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