Jubilant Newcastle Fans Still Buzzing On Twitter

We haven’t been officially promoted yet, but it’s going to be very difficult if not impossible for Newcastle to screw this one up now.

We need either 2 points in our last three games or have Huddersfield drop 2 points in their final three games.

The Terriers have only 7 points from their last 7 games and it seems they have imploded – much like we have done in the last three games.

Dedicated Newcastle fans

We are going up and Newcastle fans this morning are still upbeat and delighted at the results that went our way – Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading have all lost.

On a personal note and before we go to the tweets, today is exactly 10 years since I started The Newcastle United Blog.

At that time I didn’t know what I was doing (still don’t) and it was about four weeks before Mike Ashley bought the club.

Around 30,000 articles have been written since then and the readers have been so helpful and supportive all along.

It’s been an up-and-down ride for sure with two terrible and very painful relegations – but with Rafa now on board, it’s going to be up, up and away from now on.

Love it!

🙂 🙂 🙂

Howay The Lads!!

Here’s some tweets this morning – the morning after a very good day for Newcastle – and we didn’t even play.

Why does Money For Nothing by Dire Straits come to mind?

15 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Congratulations on the ten years, Ed!

  • yorkymag

    Apr 23, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Monday is not for Rafa
    It’s not for the fans
    It’s not for the players
    It’s not for Ashley and his crew

    It’s for every single one of us that have turned up to st James in such massive numbers all season ,for those watching from a distance .for those who have invested in the club after mistakes ,for the players who have given so much and for a manager who could so easily have walked away
    It’s our personal time to celebrate ,not giving in and sticking with our team even when everyone around us just wanted us to fail
    Let’s enjoy the moment

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Team ethic and spirit plus players who are capable of understanding and playing in a system , are so much more important than buying other clubs “stars”.

    I simply don’t get this “FIFA manager” mentality of some posters on here who just reel off lists of random names.

    If you don’t get what Rafa is about , after those quotes from the Chronic , then there is no hope for you I’m afraid !

  • magscar

    Apr 23, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Repost Finally remembered how to cut and paste on this tablet 🙂

    magscar // Apr 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    Hibbit RonKnee

    Too right. I’ve had too many disappointing? ends to seasons to start the celebrations just yet but it is looking good. Another performance like Leeds and even the same result (robbed though we were) then it is party time. Better Monday night than the next day if Huddersfield don’t win still mathematically? possible for them to catch us with a draw of course but it would take a collapse of beyond our foot shooting for that to happen.

    Looking at table if Huddersfield don’t get their heads straight could conceivably miss out on Playoffs! Some team is certainly going to be very disappointed and everyone is fancing Fulham to pinch a place off one of the 4 who have been in there for many weeks and Leeds are out of a place just now but Fulham have another tough game at Sheffield Wednesday? to come but who would bet against them. Momentum is certainly with them and whilst always important it is vital come playoff time. Currently i think probably going to come down to between Sheffield Wed and Fulham for the final promotion spot but depending on finishing spots they could meet in”semis”. As long as we aren’t in there i don’t really care

  • magscar

    Apr 23, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #5


    I am with Tsunki on the Lascelles point. He has stuck by him through dodgy spells. Think Hanley or Mbemba are the vulnerable ones in his position if a new CB comes in as seems likely. Mbemba has PL experience and has played at RB before and is more mobile than Hanley which is perhaps more of a plus than physicality in PL Whilst Rafa will decide which names to put out there as a rebuilding job needs to be done then offers might influence matters significantly of course.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #6


    I hope Ciaran Clark is fit enough to start tomorrow night. We’ve missed him!


    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Lascelles has gone from highly rated young English NUFC captain that Chelsea tried to buy in January to not good enough awfully quickly hasn’t he?

  • magscar

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Talking of rebuilding whilst the debate as to what the hell was going on was raging on at Burton fiasco i spoke with a guy near me who i don’t usually speak with and he said that he had heard there was significant money coming in from the new (Chinese?) sponsors. Yeah I know – heard from a guy who heard from… and the messenger often gets pelted and have to add the figure he said was mouth dropping but i am clinging to hope that he has got it about right as he isn’t of the FM brigade and a long term match goer. Make of it what you will …

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #9
  • magscar

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #10

    Ron Knee @6

    Without a doubt whoever he partners and i think Lascelles will be it. Rafa isn’t sentimental in his choices and obviously sees something raw but worth persevering with it for now and probably next season at least. Then again as i said earlier money talks.

  • magscar

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #11


    A rhetorical question perhaps but he has made some ricks and supporters are volatile so not surprised. As i said earlier it appears Rafa still rates him and believes he can mould him. He undoubtedly needs a steadying presence alongside him like Clark. Thinking about it I am guessing that despite this season’s generally good defensive performances especially early on they aren’t likely to be regular starting CB partnership next season (if we go up of course ) 🙂

    Next season is probably the one in which Rafa decides whether he is worth persevering with.

  • toonrobbybobson

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #12

    People are hammering Lascelles and to some extent rightly somhes slipped in form.

    However with central defenders who are young you get these phases and its where they gain experience over time. Dont forget Ciaran Clark has had these moments aplenty at Villa and hes a good few years older.

    At times Lascelles has been brilliant for us and has scored some important goals.

    There is definitely a player in there and he is far from the finished article. If we let him go we will regret it having given him some of the time to make his mistakes. He will go on to get better in the next generation of central defenders when others are looking around at who there is.

    John Stones cost a small fortune and he makes mistakes still. Its techinically his first full playing season for us as captain. This season has been long and hard and hes been pretty much an ever present for Rafa so will be feeling it just like many teams around us are feeling it.

    All I know is people have short memories because he did a lot for us at dark dark times for the club. He should be afforded some patience there are far worse to moan about.

  • Hethers

    Apr 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Magscar i have also been told about some big money being spent and it also came from a mate i see at the match. My mate knows one of the coaches and I know this as the coach has walked to the side of the pitch to talk to my mate during warm up and gets some pucka info.
    I just hope it all goes to plan but who know with MA as he has changed his mind at the eleventh hour on more than one occasion.
    We just need to get over the line and then buy quality premier league players who can do a job.
    What we don’t need is players that have been relegated but players who are top half at least and that is going to cost a fortune. Fingers crossed.

  • Douglas

    Apr 23, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, thanks for the only blog worth following and here is hoping for another 10 years.

  • Douglas

    Apr 23, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #15

    By the way, do you read the comments on your own blog?


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