Delirious Newcastle Fans Celebrate Promotion As Champions


Newcastle’s faithful fans took to Twitter immediately after the 3-0 home win against Barnsley this afternoon and with Brighton only drawing at Villa Park with a late equalizer coming from Jack Grealish we go up as Champions.

After some seasons of pain, turmoil and anguish for our fans now’s the time to celebrate – let it all out – our club is returning to greatness under Mr. Rafa Benitez.



Here’s some of the tweets.

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27 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    May 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #2

    http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/10867549/newcastle-champioship-winners-201617
    Video of us lifting the trophy is on sky, poor lascelles can barely bounce on the spot lol

    Mitro pouring champagne on Rafa lol https://mobile.twitter.com/101greatgoals/status/861212086617165829/photo/1

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 7, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Rafa’s plan.
    stage 1. ……………..accomplished.
    stage 2 ………………get commitment and cash from Mr Tubbs.

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  • manxpie

    May 7, 2017 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #4

    rolando that should say mitro blinding rafa with champagne

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  • manxpie

    May 7, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #5

    ww nah i dont agree with the cheating part that should never be part of anything and murry for them has cheated his way throughout the season

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  • El Sleeve

    May 7, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed Harrison, thank you for this and every season for your efforts with this blog that give us a one stop shop for NUFC news, where we all celebrate, moan, commiserate, share our hopes for the Rafalution, thank you thank you, a 100 times thank you for your constant dedication and reliance. And wishing you the best of health for the future.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Manx
    Lol he’s probably thinking if I’m gone this summer I’m going to get you now! Apparently he did the same in the dressing room when we were officially promoted.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 7, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #8

    manx
    Each to their own then mate I wish them no ill will good team with a good manager, I like them more than a good chunk of the current PL crop

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2017 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #9

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SimonBird_/status/861205165663293441/video/1
    Short clip of the players going mad after hearing villa Brighton result.

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  • JackBall

    May 7, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #10

    I was one of those that said that winning the league was a distant secondary to automatic promotion, mainly because in 5 years (hopefully moving up steadily in Premiere League), we weren’t going to look back and say, “remember how awesome it was that we won the Championship.” But now, overcoming 7 points in three games, we may just say, “remember that comeback.” Great day; more to come.

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  • SA Toon

    May 7, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #11

    What a day! Over the last few weeks I’ve been saying I didn’t care whether we won or nor, so long as we got promoted. What balls! I didn’t realize how important it was to me and my family here in Johannesburg until Aston Villa conceded the penalty and went down to ten men. To be fair, I thought they played well and deserved the point. Couldn’t believe some of the misses on both sides in that game though! I’m popping out into the garden to light the fire for a celebratory braai this evening and have a few (more) beers. While I’m doing that, Ashley you pull out your Chechen book and start writing!!

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  • WWSBRD

    May 7, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Jack
    I only really cared about getting promoted but the belief in that team after thinking theyd thrown the title away then coming back to win it on the last day against the odds could be quite important early next season

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  • manxpie

    May 7, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #13

    good manager and 1 decent player and i’ll leave it there lol

    i’ll say again tho see the 3rd goal mitro to gayle goal how long were they on for?
    i still feel we should have seen more of it this season pretty much my only complaint tho

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  • SA Toon

    May 7, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    “Cheque book” – damn predictive text!

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 7, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Newcastle United: How Rafael Benitez turned relegation into promotion

    By Matt Newsum – BBC Sport

    Rafael Benitez took over at Newcastle in March last year, with the club a point from safety in the Premier League with 10 games left. Newcastle United’s return to the Premier League at the first time of asking – sealed by Monday’s 4-1 victory over Preston – marks a successful first full season for manager Rafael Benitez. The Magpies were unable to avoid the drop into the second tier last term. However, under the Spaniard, who committed his future to the club before the season started, it has been a short stay outside the top flight.

    The Rafa effect

    Matt Ritchie, scorer of Newcastle’s third goal against Preston on Monday, turned down a new deal at Premier League side Bournemouth to join Newcastle
    Few clubs begin life having been relegated from the Premier League with an air of optimism but Newcastle United did, in no small part to Benitez’s presence. Supporters, who had campaigned for the former Real Madrid and Liverpool boss to stay despite the drop, were rewarded with his decision to stay and the knock-on effect was an English Football League record 37,000 season ticket sales. Benitez was also key to tempting Premier League players in Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle to step down a division to join the Newcastle cause. “He is a great manager and has great experience,” Gayle told BBC Newcastle on arriving at St James’ Park from Crystal Palace. “There’s expectation, but under the manager here I believe he can help me to perform. “There’s a great history at Newcastle. I’m looking forward to getting this club back in the Premier League and proving a few people wrong.” Gayle and his team-mates have backed up those words with action.

    Responding to pressure

    Newcastle’s Gallowgate Flags supporters group have added to the atmosphere at St James’ Park
    Playing to bumper home crowds of 52,000 can make or break a player, particularly when the club they play for are such hot favourites for promotion. While Aston Villa, also relegated, failed to acclimatise to life in the Championship, with their league position dipping at one stage as low as 20th, the Magpies have not been outside the top four since September 2016. “It’s not easy to drop into the Championship,” former Newcastle winger Chris Waddle told BBC Radio 5 live. “Newcastle are a big scalp, with the fan base they’ve got, home and away, so every game has been difficult for them. “As we saw, Aston Villa found it difficult and they’ve got a big support as well. But Newcastle, for all they’ve had a bit of a wobble, they’ve been up there all season.”

    Goalscoring ‘number nine’

    Jackie Milburn, Malcolm Macdonald, Les Ferdinand, Alan Shearer… Dwight Gayle. The former Crystal Palace striker has continued a lineage of free-scoring strikers in black and white, all wearing the number nine shirt. Only two teams have scored more Championship goals than Newcastle this season, and that impressive strike rate has been a key factor in their success. Gayle, recruited in pre-season for £10m, has weighed in with 22 goals despite missing chunks of the season with a recurring hamstring problem. “It’s not just the goals,” Benitez said after Gayle netted twice in a 2-0 win against Leeds in November. “It’s the movement he gives to the team.”

    Shoring up at the back

    Newcastle signed Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa after both sides were relegated from the top flight last season
    While the signing of Gayle last summer made the most headlines, arguably the transfer that has had the most impact was that of Ciaran Clark. The Republic of Ireland defender has been key to a miserly defence that has conceded only 39 goals and has only been on the losing side five times in 34 games this season. Clark and PFA Team of the Year member Jamaal Lascelles have combined to give Newcastle a steel to complement the silky attacking play of Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey and Gayle. “Ciaran Clark’s been the best defender we’ve had all season,” said ex-Newcastle defender and BBC Newcastle summariser John Anderson. “He’s been a big loss when he’s been out.”

    Reinvesting funds

    Newcastle brought in 11 new players for this season
    Although there are some survivors from the team that were relegated, Benitez had little hesitation in moving on big name players on arriving in the Championship. Before a ball was kicked, Georginio Wijnaldum moved to Liverpool, and once the season was under way, Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko also departed for Watford and Tottenham respectively. Those transfer fees brought in revenue and lightened the wage bill. And along with Clark and Gayle, Grant Hanley, Mo Diame, DeAndre Yedlin, Matz Sels, Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden, Daryl Murphy and Achraf Lazaar have all arrived to bolster the promotion bid. “Benitez got two out and got about £55m to bring players in,” Waddle added. “He’s bought well. It gave them the funds to challenge in this league. He spent a lot on different players to make sure he had a strong squad that would be very competitive for the Championship. “It’s a hard league to get out of, and he’s bought well.”

    All singing from the same hymn sheet

    While having the funds to invest has given Newcastle a strong squad, it has also given Benitez the headache of accommodating all those big personalities. Injuries and suspensions to key personnel such as Gayle, Shelvey and Clark have given opportunities to others in the squad. “Togetherness is a massive strength of what we’ve got here,” defender Hanley said in March as Newcastle closed in on promotion. “The lads who have been playing have done really well and that’s the way it is….Everybody knows they have a part to play, so it’s important to be constantly ready and on top of your game so when you’re called up you’re ready to go.”

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  • SPRINGY

    May 7, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Over the moon we are promoted,ectastic we won the champ….but boy am i pissed off i cant celebrate with a few pints…. just had bariatric surgery so cant drink for another 2 mth….stupid surgery!lol….so anyone having a pint or ten or a glass of single malt …or bottle…have a drink for me people…..enjoy the day! Lol

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  • nut meg

    May 7, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #17

    repost
    I’m chuffed to bits. Well done everyone. TOON ARMY..give yourselves a PAT ON THE BACK..home & away you’ve been terrific..

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  • magpie6699

    May 7, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Just back from the game and buzzing!! The atmosphere was brilliant. We could have had 7. Barnsley were poor and we were class. Perez – best game ever. Barnsley fans were appalling – nothing to cheer except when Brighton scored when they started cheering and taunting. Not interested in their own team at all.
    There was a buzz went round in the first half that Viulla were leading – don’t know where it came from but clearly FAKE news. Couldn’t believe it when we heard Villa had equalised but the next 5 minutes till the result was confirmed took forever. Kept asking people who had working internet if it had finished yet! Then when the result came through – HUGE cheer and the players going mental!
    Don’t get many days as good so savouring it for all its worth!

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  • magpie6699

    May 7, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #19

    SPRINGY – that’s SAD! I’ll have an extra one for you lol!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #20

    https://mobile.twitter.com/MsiDouglas/status/861220000920633344/video/1
    Rafa with trophy. Is it confirmed to be the real one or was it a replica?

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  • WWSBRD

    May 7, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #21

    manx
    Mate we won the league pretty sure Rafa was right in how we played

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  • Ron Knee

    May 7, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #22
  • WWSBRD

    May 7, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Haha Darlow got a dressing down from Rafa for having his phone on the subs bench to check the Brighton score

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  • RolandoOverhead

    May 7, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #24

    First piece of silverware with Rafa the Gaffer, hopefully the first of many.

    We came, we saw, we conquered … time for Chapter 2

    IN RAFA WE TRUST !!!

    2016-2017 Championship Champions

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  • SPRINGY

    May 7, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Magpie 6699
    Aye is a bit mate but is for the best in the long run so u and anyone else having a drink for me enjoy!!! Lol

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  • Shoulders knees

    May 7, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Springy will do.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #27

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