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Players Send Messages To Fans After Disappointing Result

12:40 pm, Sunday, September 25th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

The result was a bad result for Newcastle especially when we so close to getting our first win against Aston Villa since the season before last, when we took them apart 1-0 at St. James’ Park on 28th February.

That was the game before we lost eight Premier League games on the trot under then interim manager John Carver.

It’s always difficult when you lose 2 points with a minute to play in normal time, but that’s what happened yesterday.

Aston Villa v Newcastle United EFL Sky Bet Championship 24/09/2016.

DeAndre Yedlin in action at Aston Villa

Presumably Rafa will be giving the strikers some shooting practice early this week since we had enough chances to have won this game easily.

But we didn’t and that’s the concern.

The lads have to come up with a huge performance on Wednesday night against Norwich City and hopefully in front of a huge crowd at St. James’ Park.

A few of the players sent messages thanking the fans for their support at the game.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM


    always remember David N’Gog and Ryan Babel getting their fair share of games

    52JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    That’s what’s annoyed me most tbh, if someone offered me a draw before the game I probably would have taken it.

    We looked on a completely different level of quality to them on the first 60mins which should be worrying for them. The only players I think that would even make it into our squad of 25 is Amavi, Grealish, possibly Ayew and Jedinak And at a push Kodjia just as a spare winger. That’s it.

    If I was a villa fan I’d be very concerned

    53JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    And the fact that Ciaran Clark returned to villa park yesterday, and put in a motm performance and bossed their attack pretty much, is absolutely embarrassing for villa

  • 2 JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    On a side note, im absolutely loving the way we play football under rafa. Yes he can be a bit cautious like in the last 20mins, but 9 times out of 10 it will pay off, we seem tactically very good, and flexible, we know when we can control teams and attack, and when we need to be conservative.

    What i love most is the balance we have between being attacking enough to create chances but also defensive enough to keep a very tight defence and not concede many goals.

    Going to watch the first 45 mins from yesterday again, even though we missed those chances, the football was delightful to watch

  • 3 sing in the corner // Sep 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    It certainly was Jamestoon
    Much more like it. We need to join together a performance over a whole game. Some games we have loads of attacking play, sometimes we finish better, sometimes we have been better at the game management side of it. Generally we have defended well and as a unit. Last 15 to 20 yesterday that slipped a bit.
    This is the type of thing that will come as the season progresses.

  • 4 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    At the start of the season we have played most of our promotion rivals and have been unbeaten although we have been stunned by teams we thought we would beat!

    The next 10 games are mostly against teams we should beat and who will park the bus so it will be interesting to see how we do we really need to be looking to win 7 or 8 of the games after Norwich match

  • 5 JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 1:05 PM


    QPR game was a perfect performance

  • 6 JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Weird how we couldn’t win an away game for toffee in the last few years but we’re top of the league in away form, just need to make st James’ a fortress

  • 7 estechco // Sep 25, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    WTF 29 people think Sels had a better game than Hayden and Lascelles!?!

    Give yourselves a bloody good shake!

  • 8 Bobbybee // Sep 25, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Reality check. We’re a Championship club and comparing us to PL is ludicrous and pointless. We have no divine right to win any games and clubs will be desperate to beat us. Also, it’s not just the players learning. Rafa has to get used to managing players who aren’t as good as what he’s been used to. In the past he’s had players capable of following everything he asks them to do without much trouble. His plan yesterday would have worked had we not blown simple chances and, to be fair, had a better keeper. We’re eight games in ffs. Don’t expect miracles and you won’t be disappointed as much. Villa spent as much as we did, but for 65 minutes we dominated them. They were always going to have a period on top and that’s what happened. Stop expecting us to walk every game because it simply isn’t going to happen. Over the period of the season, we have enough to get promoted – win the league even – but spitting the dummy out after a draw at Villa – not a loss – is risible. Keep the faith, it’s a long season.

  • 9 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 25, 2016 at 1:16 PM


    You’re absolutely right, I was wondering that myself.

  • 10 JamesToon // Sep 25, 2016 at 1:21 PM


    Totally agree mate.

    Sometimes think back to the wolves game when wolves scored the 1st and you could hear boos. I wonder whether those fans really are “supporters” or are they just customers??

    Booing is ok when something is genuinely wrong deep within the roots of the club like back to the Bournemouth game last season where the club was being run by clowns in charge, things are different now, support the team, we’re not invincible, but the lads will only do better when they know we are fully behind them when they make mistakes, as there will be bumps along the road, booing will just make things worse

  • 11 James RS // Sep 25, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Mackems and sympathy votes estechco

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