Newcastle Fans React On Twitter To Solid 2-0 Win

Newcastle fans were a much happier bunch tonight after a good performance from the lads and we got some revenge for the 2-0 defeat on Saturday as we reversed the score-line on Wolves.

Here’s some tweets sent out by fans who were at the game.


Another terrific goal on the volley from Gouffran tonight

41 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #1

    5 Responses

    Charlie in the Gallowgate
    September 20, 2016
    just got in from game

    much better performance all-round – quicker tempo passed moved – yet wolves created better chances before we scored.
    First time since Carroll I have seen a centre forward lead the line – had bite in midfield with Colback and Goran who score s superb goal.
    Did not understand substitutions bringing on Perez and Atsu – became lightweight and lost the battles in midfield.

    Here goes my merit marks

    Darlow – 9 – Outstanding – now thats how I like to see a goal keeper play
    cam caught every ball inside and outside the box he had to COMMANDED the SIX yard box
    Lazar – 5 – started brightly good on the ball but does not like to tackle – backed out of a couple of tackles
    Hanley – 7 – Commanding in the air – distribution not bad today – overall a decent display
    Clark – 7 – Ditto another commanding display – kept it simple wanted the ball
    Yedlin -7 – did what he had to do quick as shit going forward but needed one touch to many on the ball
    Colback – 9 – My MOM – shaded it from Goufran – covered every blade of grass – tackle broke up play and his distribution link up play was good tonight
    Shelley – 7.5 – had a decent game without being spectacular – linked up play well
    Goufran -8 – would of been my MOM if he had not faded second half- great goal and pass to start the move for the first goal
    Ritchie -7.5 – another who had a good game – scored a good goal- carried the ball out of defence well but tends to try the killer pass to often
    Diame – 8 – Back to his best ran closed down linked up play from midfield to attack – closed their defence down
    Murphy – 8 – Hope Mtrovic was watching him – first time in a long time a centre half that led the line – went for every ball in the air, tackled, harassed, great flicks and lay off’s held the ball up and unlucky not to score when his shot was deflected onto the bar.

    Perez -2 – wast elf space knocked off the ball far to easy
    Atsu – 4 – ran around made a nuisance of himself but again to lightweight

    All in all a lot better
    But in my eyes got to start with Darlow, Colback, Goufran and Murphy on Saturday

    All four give much more bite weight tenacity to the team


  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Charlie – report appreciated.
    But what about Wolves -how did they play compared to the weekend.
    Can you draw any reasonings -bearing in mind team changes – as to why we crapped out at the weekend and won tonight. Anything obvious.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Well, that was well worth the effort tonight. Despite fielding a team that was, on paper, slightly weaker than Saturday, we were never really in danger of losing. Darlow has given Rafa a headache for Saturday, because he was everything Sels hasn’t been so far. Commanded his area and caught everything thrown at him, only resorting to punching once when it was definitely needed. Looks by far the better of the two. Diame showing the fitness and form we expected from him tonight. Turns out we were only half way up the Gallogate and fully in line with the goals. Lovely play and finish for the first and The Gouff? Awesome goal. Anybody pick him for top scorer by the way? He’s certainly found his shooting boots and I’m really pleased for the lad. Proved so many people wrong in exactly the right way – letting his football do the talking. All in all just a complete turnaround from Saturday. Was it eight changes tonight? He’s using the entire squad to its fullest imo and yet another clean sheet. The defence was solid tonight, but then the whole side played well. If sunlun scrape through v QPR – a home tie would be the pick of the lot. 🙂 Buzzin’ and back on track ofter Saturday’s blip. Haway the Lads. Would’ve settled for a 0-0 draw for a canny bag of Tudor like. Oh no, sorry, no draws in this cup! 🙂 who’s old enough to remember that advert then?

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Mr Tuff, if I may? Wolves were pants on Saturday and pretty much matched it tonight, to be fair. We gave them two goals and I reckon that was the only way they’d score against us. Saturday was just one of those inexplicable games that hopefully won’t occur again for a long while. In both games they looked what they are – an average Championship team.

  • toonicle

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Was Murphy any good? Missed the game today

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Bobby the game didn’t end as a draw, isn’t that strange, looks like a few people got that wrong. 🙂

    The Gouff? Awesome goal. Anybody pick him for top scorer by the way? He’s certainly found his shooting boots and I’m really pleased for the lad.

    Well actually Bobby!!!!! 🙂

    And from the brief highlights I’ve seen it looks like Charlie has it spot on re. Darlow, he made some vital saves before we scored, I echo the many comments that he must start before Sels in all of the games.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Toonicle, had a good game and unlucky not to score. Holds the ball up really well and better in the air than Mitro has been lately. Worked his socks off and must’ve given Rafa food for thought. Good old fashioned centre forward play, reminiscent of Peter Withe in his days. Put himself about and never gave the centre backs a moments peace.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Bobbybee – thanks for that.
    I do find it difficult to reconcile the fact that it would appear everyone was poor on Saturday – yet tonight we appear to be “back to normal”.

    I must say I do not really like to many “shorties” on the front line – they are not going to win much in the air.
    Would like to see Murphy given another run.
    Don’t know if Rafa is overegging this rotation stuff.
    If a forward was banging them in – there is no way he would drop/rotate them.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #9

    So Bill, you picked The Gouff then. Could be a shrewed choice my friend. 🙂 Took his goal so well tonight, the keeper had no chance at all. It was past him before he even blinked. Much better performance tonight matey, looks like Saturday shook them up a bit. Ritchie took his goal well also. Once he picked up the one-two it was never in doubt. He really is one classy player. 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #10

    Mr tuff, aye, was a strange game on Saturday for sure and one never to be repeated hopefully. Thing is with Rafa is that he’s always done the rotation malarky, so it would be amazing if he did change that now. Murphy has definitely given Rafa food for though, leading the line like he did tonight. He and Gayle might be what we’ve been looking for, because he wins more headers than Mitro. Then again, as he keeps proving, second guessing Rafa ain’t gonna be easy. 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Could Rafa be reading the blog? Waits for all the bingo cards to be settled then makes alterations just to spoil everybody’s chances? 🙂 Crafty bugger.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #12

    It also sounds like that rubbish ex Sundaland player wasn’t so rubbish after all.

    I might add I never thought he was rubbish, he’s our Makalele doing the dirty work and I don’t mean in the fouling way. Although the player in that role will probably always pick up yellows in the process.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #13


    I’d bet that there is a staffer who monitors all of the Toon blogs and reports back to Rafa and Mr Ashley.

    I’m sure he takes your wisdom on board. 😉

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #14

    The midfield has responded well to the competition for places. Colback looked vulnerable after the Fulham game, but has fought back admirably. Hopefully Tiote will also want to fight for a place too should he stay, which would then give us an incredibly formidable group of central mids, and now that we have a full complement of central strikers, we need them to respond similarly and then I think we’d have it sussed.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Aah well looks like sleep has caught up with everyone so I’ll turn in and let the night shift take over.

    Good night all.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Sorry Bill, been looking at newsnow for any good stories. G’night mate, dream of the promotion coming our way. Colback was immense tonight and clearly wants his place back – which is why rotation works for Rafa. 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #17

    Jimmy, i’d like Tiote to get a nice final big earner, because he’s been good for us really. Having said that, if he doesn’t, then I’d love to see him back contesting for a place. He’ll be a giant in this league for sure.

  • NUFCPaul

    Sep 21, 2016 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #18

    I see Ayestaran has been sacked by Valencia. I wonder if Rafa will be calling him tomorrow morning to see if he fancies rejoining his old gaffer back at SJP? Would definitely be a good addition to the backroom staff.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 21, 2016 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Well, it’s been a long day and I’m knackered, so I’ll say my farewells also. Nice to go to sleep on a good result. Saturday jight was the complete opposite! 🙂

  • manxpie

    Sep 21, 2016 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #20

    colback with an assist wat the hell was he doing!!!!
    all he does is foul and very stupidly! and has no right to be in the team!!
    i hope to god one day people realise wat colback brings to a team or at least that type of player!!
    but i wont bet on it!!

  • Blofal

    Sep 21, 2016 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #21

    Highlights here…

    We looked good. Murphy especially I like.

  • cyprus

    Sep 21, 2016 at 4:22 AM

    Comment #22

    Read Charlie’s report mate

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 21, 2016 at 5:38 AM

    Comment #23 highlights and reaction

  • Veltman

    Sep 21, 2016 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #24

    You need to read properly what has been written before jumping on..
    Don’t rate either Darlow or Sels,though haven’t seen Sels yet.But some were saying he’s shakey.
    Hope Elliot comes back sooner and takes the place before any costly blunders occur on that front.Decent response after sat collapse.If they can win after a defeat,there is better chance we can beat this league on first attempt.Agree with some about Ritchie, he played too much game so far.He should have rested him but then again,he is one of the best players in the squad that you can not afford to drop and it seems the team is creativeless without him according to most trusted journos.Hope he stays fit and injury free.
    Haven’t seen him yet either but they said he is a class act.Overall,good sigh of a relief and they showed they can recover after a setback and that is a good thing to notice.

  • zimtoon

    Sep 21, 2016 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #25

    strange people are calling for Sels to be dropped when we have a +10 goal difference!

  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #26

    Good attacking display

    There was certainly still some dodgy defending going on from us but Darlow did well.

    Gouffran has been a revelation. Also think we do need to give Ritchie a rest soon.

    Liked what i saw of Murphy. I think in thes games where teams park the bus we need him or mitro.

    Guessing gayle is being rester for the weekend though.

  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #27

    Also. Rotation is perfect for this league and the way rafa plays.

    It doesnt work in the premier league often because many teams do not play as a team but here every position has a role to play and thats why rotation works as well as keeping players fit.

    From the cameos ive seen of Atsu i think he can do a fine job.

  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #28

    Also. Controversial opinion. But i think we might have been wise to cash in on perez.

    Talent no doubt but i think hell always struggle in english football.

  • firebug666

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #29


    Rafa has said Perez needs to play a different way because he is a flair player who cannot muscle other players.

    He is not a physical guy and will struggle in this league as you do not get the space or time you get in the Premiership.

    A good offer may have been worth taking as you say, but maybe Rafa is coaching him to play a different way, only time will tell.

    If we get back up maybe he will begin to find his place in the team he has the skills just needs to use them to his advantage.

  • Yorkshire Magpie

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #30

    Anyone else worried by the new Valencia are now looking for a new manager? hope they don’t come after Rafa

  • firebug666

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #31

    Yorkshire Magpie

    I’m not worried mate, Rafa and his family want to stay in England, and I doubt Rafa is the type of manager to just walk away from a club.

    We are his project and he is not finished yet.

    Keep Calm…In Rafa we trust!

  • Blofal

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #32

    I agree about Perez. A good player but I still don’t know where he is supposed to play. He is not really a number 10 in the mould of Diane or Cabaye. He is not strong enough to be a lone striker. He is not fast enough to be a winger. Players that are skilled but don’t have a defined position (Sissoko for example) tend to leave teams unbalanced.

  • firebug666

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #33


    Perez would probably be better as a second striker in a 4-4-2 where space could be created for or by him, I certainly don’t think he is suited to the 4-2-3-1 and especially not left.

  • Mag52

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #34


    I agree about Perez. He’s good, but at present needs to work on building himself up to cope with the physicality of our game.
    In spite of being slight, he’s way better than some of those feeble French players we have seen the back of. He has an eye for goal and in fact led the line on a few occasions in the premiership.
    He seems to be prepared to work and learn, he’s only young, and under Rafa can only improve. Glad he’s got a new contract. For me, a future star.

  • hibbit

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #35


    stupid comment the Colback had a great game last night could have easily been MoM
    have you seen the the full game were you there ??
    comments like that make you look petty and small minded
    you dont like him thats fine but the kid had a great game last night no matter what you say

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Yorkshire Mag

    he has said many times he wants to stay in England, if it were the middle of the season and we were mid table, i would squirm a little , but he has the team playing good football, he is at the right end of the table, and has just had a good win in the cup.
    he seems to have got what he wanted in the transfer market and has the backing of both the chairman and owner,
    & most of all the fans Love him

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Manx was being sarcastic. He often sticks up for Colback when others are knocking Colback’s contribution to the team.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #38

    hibbit – sorry….

  • sing in the corner

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #39

    I’m 100% sure Manx was being ironic mate. He has had a very balanced view of Colback’s qualities and limitations over time I think? But you’re right with your main point in my view, he was excellent last night. Harried and Tackled all night and made some incisive runs, passes, laid on the 1st goal.
    Perez is a puzzler. As Mag and Blofal observed earlier, he seems lost and largely ineffective most of the time. Worse in the Championship than he was in the Prem. I hope Rafa can come up with the solution because for me, at the moment he isn’t a starter, sad to say.

  • hibbit

    Sep 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #40

    Lilongwe Geordie

    if thats the case i apologise
    did think it was an odd comment from him make


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