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Geordie Fans Set Twitter On Fire After 6-0 Road Win

11:10 pm, Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 55 Comments

After Newcastle’s scintillating display at QPR tonight, Newcastle fans took to Twitter in droves after our  biggest road win in the league since way back on 29th September, 1962 when we hammered Walsall 6-0.

On 8th May in the home game against Walsall – we lost 2-0!!


Jonjo Shelvey – terrific performance tonight

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55 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GeordieTwo // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Good night all. A wonderful day.

  • 2 Salim // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    I went to the match, Geordie fans were something else. HWYT

  • 3 Toon Tang // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Magpies fly high

  • 4 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    Pre season I predicted 5 losses, 6 draws and 30 clean sheets, have to confess to being a little worried at the time but it’s not looking so daft now.

  • 5 lesh // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:25 PM


    Don’t wait up too long. If there’s no more posts in half an hour, chances are the older ones among us are plastered and the younger ones nicely tucked up bed before school in the morn.

  • 6 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Oh I also said that Gouffron would be top scorer, but it could be anyone now with even the defenders getting in on the act.

    Big Sam has to give Shelvey a call up, surely?

  • 7 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:29 PM


    Aye there’s probably a lot of celebration drinks being downed, think I’ll go and have one myself.

  • 8 lesh // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    Enjoy it Essex.

  • 9 beermonkey // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    when was the last time we had a + goal diff let alone 12

    gutted I was working tonight

  • 10 jane // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:49 PM

    midnight muse

    yep top goal scorer is wide open at the moment

  • 11 Blaydon-Toon // Sep 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM

    3 out of the 4 Central defenders have now scored most of the midfield and all our stickers that have played … Keeping clean sheets scoring from set plays/corners God times have changed and for the better – hope we carry on and steam roll back to the big time – happy days

  • 12 JamesToon // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:02 AM

    So happy with tonight. Got to be one of our best performances of all time?

    No complacency now, wolves have just been battered, and everyone expecting us to thrash them on Saturday, they will react and will be dangerous, need to keep on our toes

  • 13 beermonkey // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    I see atsu and Yedlin both got time how did they get on?

    also dummet went off was he injured took a knock??

  • 14 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Someone said earlier that Shelvey would be our biggest loss should injury strike, I reckon he’s right, on his current form he could play for any of the top teams even Barca.

    Not trying to jinx us but there hasn’t been our usual crop of the I word. Let’s hope it continues.

  • 15 stjamess // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:22 AM

    following the NU…FC that will do for me!
    Jonjo repaying the faith we put in him, turning into a class act.

  • 16 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    I see that the academy team is top of their league, with all the the negative stuff I’ve been seeing about them I was expecting to see that they were bottom.

    U23s aren’t doing to well though!

  • 17 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:34 AM

    Aah well looks like Lesh’s prediction was right and everyone has staggered of to bed so I’ll follow suit.

    Good night all and have some pleasant dreams of our impending thrashing of Wolves.

  • 18 one fine day // Sep 14, 2016 at 1:12 AM

    never imagined id wake up to that get F@@@KIN IN
    Better link to the highlights if anyone hasn’t seen it

    don’t mind mitro blowing my rafa bongo bingo either as long as he notches every game

  • 19 Magpie Season // Sep 14, 2016 at 1:15 AM

    Didn’t we beat Villa 6-0 with Caroll hat trick on opening day? Or was that at home, can’t remember…

  • 20 stjamess // Sep 14, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    still cant believe it, it is like playing champ man back in the day but Rafa is running it. Everyone on knows Jonjo is class but to get it out of him is a task. Mitro is starting to get close to target and when he does he might put shearers record to shame,lascelle,jonjo and a few other player are really young and hopefully a season at nufc ,when we hopefully move back up again will provide a backbone of a sqaud ,still buzzing NUFC TOON TOON

  • 21 expatmag // Sep 14, 2016 at 5:01 AM

    Magpie Season

    Yes. We beat Vila 6-0 at home, second game of the season after promotion last time.

    Last really big score away from home I remember was beating beating Notts County 7-1 in the league cup. I think Andy Cole might have scored 4 goals that night.

  • 22 expatmag // Sep 14, 2016 at 5:05 AM


    I think you need to re-assess Mitrovic mare. He will bever be in the same class as Shearer.

    I can see a bigger club ftom the PL coming in and offering big pounds for Lascelles in January, if he continues playing and leading as well as he is.

  • 23 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 5:42 AM


    Agree Mitro won’t ever be in Shearer class (few are) but with guidance from Rafa expect he can become highly effective Championship striker and fit into PL.

    As well as Lascelles it wouldn’t surprise me if Likes of Hayden and Shelvey aren’t reassessed by PL clubs but if progress is sustained can’t see anyone wanting out or Rafa looking to upgrade so soon. Some of these players look to be his first building blocks.

    If big money did come in would be first test of Ashley’s resolve and whether he has truly and fully bought into the Rafalution

  • 24 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 5:58 AM

    Difficult to tell from radio how much the comprehensive victory was due to everything clicking or QPR being rubbish. Hate commentaries (especially as biased as last night’s started out) but no alternative in this stream free world which apart from Cup games haven’t experienced in long while.

    Rafa talks so much sense and has the charisma that fans have missed since SBR and KK. I have said before that for me this has the feel of the early days under KK but there is more substance to the overhaul under Rafa as KK concentrated on first team and when he left the foundations were not as strong as they might have been.

  • 25 expatmag // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:10 AM


    On thw subject of domination kast night, statistics dont lie and we had something like 31 shots at goal to their 11.

    I think the most obvious statistic is that particularly over the last 3 league games against opposition who are/were fancied to give us a run for our money, they have created little or no threat to our goal whilst we have pummelled 10 goals. I didnt see last nights game but I read the southern oress reports who are usually biased against us and this time, they were gushing compliments.

    This squad looks professional, hard working with a no nonsense approach. Rafa has worked mirackes in such a short space of time.

  • 26 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    As I seem to be only one around this early in UK anyway might as well muse on.

    Last night was unexpected not only because I thought QPR (can’t bring myself to call them the R’s in same way as can’t get my head around the berks on Talksport and such talking about The Lane or The Bridge – what!?) would have presented sterner opposition but because I felt Rafa’s teams were built more pragmatically.

    Previous 2 away games when we took lead hadn’t prepared me for the apparent onslaught that followed.

    I like that what Rafa says (such as once window has closed we can all concentrate on what we need to produce) is more than a cliche but is rational thought which he translates into reality 🙂

  • 27 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:31 AM


    As you say press have been complimentary and certainly the biased commentary team over here on R5 (were the local team rather than the National ones -not that they love us!) did comment that we fully deserved the emphatic win.

    I did say some weeks ago that after 2 opening defeats the following games against more fancied opposition through Aug and Sept would tell us just where we are.

    Well as you point out the clean sheets and professional approach has confirmed we are the real deal as we had hoped.

    Long way to go and other immediate tests still turn to come Wolves,Norwich, Villa but I am approaching with confidence not just because of recent displays but Rafa’s after match comments which are not simply sound bites but the words of a focussed manager who knows what he needs to do and what his team have to do.

  • 28 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:42 AM


    Also it is interesting that after Brighton game some commentators thought Brighton hadn’t perhaps been up to their usual level. However as with Derby and probably last night it is more a reflection of how we are beginning to control games and opposition than simply they not being on form.

    It was certainly hard to judge QPR on last night’s commentary as i listened as we seemed to nearly score every few minutes . In cold light of day though perhaps it was really that we have clicked and certain players are beginning to show their suitability for a Rafa team.

  • 29 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    Time for a break me thinks as I am sure lots trying to get on this morning 🙂

  • 30 Lindisfarne // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    Not only were we superb, they were poor:

    Including the substitutes also.

  • 31 Jib // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:52 AM

    Derek Llambias at Loftus Road last night.
    I suspect he may be an “R”‘s fan.

  • 32 Ian Toon // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:58 AM

    A 6-0 win away from home and in London was most unexpected. Only wished I could have been there. Shelvey’s second goal was top class in any division. He looks a class apart under Rafa’s tutelage and a lot of fitness work.
    Mitrovic back with a goal too, and suddenly there is no talk of whether we have enough goals in the team. Be good to see whether Mitrovic, Gayle and Persz feature in the same side. What a feast well beyond expectations.

  • 33 Jib // Sep 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: ‘It was tough to take, but I must say Newcastle is a great team”

  • 34 Ian Toon // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    I saw a quote from him excusing his teams poor performance because we’re a side costing a lot of money.

  • 35 Ian Toon // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    BandB- Thanks for your response appreciated.

  • 36 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:14 AM


    Yes I saw comments but he didn’t refer to their previous spending ( before his time though) or that it was well thought through purchases made from recycled money.

    Perhaps he should console himself with the positive thought how much worse it would have been had Messrs Sissoko, Winjaldum Janmatt and Townsend been tearing up “The Bush” for us and we hadn’t spent any money 😉

  • 37 lesh // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:15 AM

    Anyone spotted Barnsley which is sitting right behind us in third. Without Armstrong’s assistance, they scored four last night!

    Will they prove to be dark horses of the Championship or will their bubble burst. It’s a funny league and we’re not assured of promotion unless we carry on in the same vein as last night.

  • 38 Jib // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:18 AM

    The Rafa effect
    Newcastle have now gone 504 minutes in all competitions without conceding a goal !

  • 39 Jib // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    We now have Wolves twice in 3 days.

    Theses games can be dangerous as vendettas between opposing players can occur.

  • 40 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:24 AM


    Still too early to tell whether Barnsley (and Huddersfield Fulham) can keep up their early season form but for us even Bristol Rover’s,Derby type away performances should suffice. Last night is of course the preferred option but not going to get carried away. Doesn’t hurt as someone commented yesterday for opposition to begin to fear us though

  • 41 Wayayman // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    Expat, re the Mitro comment from stjames above:

    Mitro was immense last night. For his first game back he looked fitter and faster than ive seen him. From the fist minute, him and Perez totally tormented the defence, hunting and chasing down every single time the defenders had the ball. Caulker didn’t know what day of the week it was after about an hour, Onuha had enough of the tireless harassment they were getting from our boys.
    Mitro held the ball up incredibly well, on a few occasions he had 3 players around him and still held them off and laid the ball off to kick start yet another wave of relentless attacking pressure from the best away performance i’ve ever seen us give.
    Mitro’s hunger and anticipation for Shelvey’s first goal was amazing. As soon as the ball went out near him for a throw-in he sprinted away down the line before getting his head up and picking out Shelvey with a killer pass under pressure.
    He made probably 6 or 7 chances at least, and never stopped running.
    Perez though, man, he was just unreal. He was actaully bullying much bigger defenders off the ball and after about 15 minutes they were panicking every time the ball came to them.

    But to be honest, the man of the match is impossible, Ritchie literally never stopped. In the 83rd minute, he was screaming at Perez to keep pressing as he sprinted yet again to close down another defender. We we 6 nil up…
    Shelvey was the best I’ve seen him, looked like absolute class last night but Hayden was one of those who quietly does the destroyer job, reading everything but this lad has some impressive range of passing too and for me was probably the best player on the pitch. Just.

    Defending from the front, as a team, solid, ruthless, selfless and tireless. I’m just grateful my 13yr old boy was with me last night to witness it too.
    It was actually quite emotional when the 4th went in. Lots of us over 40’s had flashbacks, it was like the Entertainers on steroids.

  • 42 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Thinking of our form to date if it were possible to produce a graph of our performances at Home and Away to date I believe it would show a straight rising line with no dips. We can expect some plateaus perhaps but what I don’t want to see are continuing dips as the trend.

  • 43 Ian Toon // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Magscar- Quite . Suggests it’s been money well spent/ reinvested. I think it was Spoof (?) who wrote yesterday that Shelvey would be the only player we would miss, given the size and cover in the squad. Well I thought that at Derby he was sorting out his game and range of passing. He’s a competitor but Rafa seems to have got him appreciating when to pull back and not to overreact in the heat of the moment. He doesn’t look like an expensive mistake now- how things can change in football. I read your Mitrovic never be Shearer post- I agree but he can vastly improve this season

    Redknapp excesses clearly linger at QPR and I barely recognised QPR’s starting line up.

  • 44 firebug666 // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:36 AM


    As long as they finish behind us in the league (2nd downwards) I’m not bothered what the other teams do, 3 will go up, we will be the first hopefully.

    Some of the Yorkshire teams are doing really well, we just need to be that bit better.

  • 45 Ron Knee // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    I bet QPR are looking forward to the return leg!

  • 46 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Brilliant….. absolutely brilliant. About time we gave a whopping and not receiving. All Rafa this. We must keep on pushing….

    Finally we are playing football 🙂

  • 47 Jib // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:40 AM

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  • 48 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:41 AM


    Thanks for an interesting and firsthand report.

    I had been looking forward to Mitro’s return (or even Murphy’s debut) as whilst many rate Gayle’s pace for away games I still prefer the ball to stick and a better outlet for our creative players. He certainly seems to have resurrected Perez’s form! Was he also the catalyst for a more cavalier (yet disciplined) away approach?

    From what you say every one of them seems to have clicked though and hopefully Sat isn’t a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show as can often be the case

    Battery – tablet and mine low so off for awhile

  • 49 magscar // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:46 AM


    Not exactly as I was driving at but it does the job TX 🙂


    Shelvey is benefitting from Rafa guidance and tweaking his role in recent weeks not to forget his own work on fitness and taking instruction.

  • 50 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    Did not see the game only listened to it on BBC Newcastle – sounded like a impressive display from all players that played – they singled out Shelvey as their MOM.

    Good to see different players getting on the score sheet – Perez and Mtrovicv great for their confidence and adds more competition for places.

    RAFA will have them brought back down to earth for the Wolves game.

    Well who can guess what the starting eleven will be for the Wolves game?????????

  • 51 Jib // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Knowing Rafa the fox – the team against Wolves on Saturday in the League will be totally different from the EFL cup match on Tuesday (both at home)
    By next Wednesday morning Wolves should be sick of the sight of Geordies.
    Then the following Saturday Villa away at teattime on Sky Sports !

  • 52 cyprus // Sep 14, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Thanks for the wonderful wake up news Rafa and players!

    I’d love to watch this game! Is there anywhere I can find it?

  • 53 Ian Toon // Sep 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Wayayman- – Good to read that Mitrovic and Perez worked so well together . Having Mitrovic around helps Perez’s game and augurs well going forward. Hopefully the two games against Wolves will provide the opportunity to improve squads all round fitness levels.
    At Derby I noticed Ritchie instructing and shouting instructions and support to players, he’s a fully committed team player and already has his own song. Was it being sung – to my old mans a dustman. The toon army are great to be amongst- standing up!

  • 54 Jail for Ashley // Sep 14, 2016 at 8:06 AM

    Brilliant win, teams must be bricking it when we’re coming up on the fixture list. Mick Lowes and Ando said last night that when we got promoted last teams would line up and take a look at Collo and Nolan and think they were beat already, now we’ve found our rhythm I can’t see it being any different.

  • 55 stjamess // Sep 14, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Aye maybe about Mitro but he has the heart and the passion just maybe not the skill. I hadnt even thought about prem clubs poaching players in Jan window..but cant see any of Rafa’s players leaving to join smaller clubs when they know the rafalution is happening. shelvey wont leave, in fact none of them will i bet rafa has already spoken to them and said if you want out leave we are in it to win it as one Toon

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