Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter this Monday morning after what we thought was a good display yesterday against Spurs.
Some of our new players surprised us because they seemed so settled in the side so quickly.
Good performances came from Javier Manquillo and he will make rapid progress this season under manager Rafa Benitez.
He already has and looked a solid right-back yesterday.
Christian Atsu has looked a different player this summer and is more determined than he was last season, and he was easily our best player yesterday.
He seems to be becoming a much better player as he listens intently to what Rafa is telling him.
Rafa Benitez waves to the fans before the game yesterday
The Ghanaian could become our surprise player this season – we always knew Christian had the talent.
Florian Lejeune in short looks like a class addition to the side and he will only get better as he gets more Premier League experience.
Wonder how long he’s out for with that injury?
And Mikel Merino came on late and sprayed passes all over the field and looked determined to make a good impression on Rafa and the fans.
He did exactly that.
And this lad can play in Shelvey’s role for at least the next three games when the disgraced Newcastle player is suspended for his red card.
How many more times will Rafa put up with Jonjo Shelvey letting the sides down – that’s the question.
Not too many we think and behind the scenes, Rafa is probably laying down the law to the playmaker.
Here are typical tweets this morning from the Newcastle faithful.
Couple of early signings this week would help please #nufc
— Throptoon (@Throptoon) August 14, 2017
— Keithg (@undercovermag) August 14, 2017
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) August 14, 2017
— jna (@rpyifive) August 14, 2017
£20m for wilshere?! 1 year left on his deal & long injury record – give your head a wobble #NUFC
— samantha (@mumba88) August 14, 2017
We’re close to the signing to Joselu for £4.7M. #NUFC
— Transfer Cat (@TransferCat) August 14, 2017
— Andy Burnham (@aj_burnham) August 14, 2017
Didn’t think we would get much on Sunday and well in the game until the injuries & red card. Desperate for another striker though. #nufc
— John (@1892JP) August 14, 2017
Nothing can win me over in regards to Ashley. If he pumped money in or finally attempted to maximise revenue, it’s too little too late #NUFC
— Joe McLaughlan (@nufcUNITE) August 14, 2017
— Stephen Murray (@StephenMurray87) August 14, 2017
We don’t have the players to match PL teams like for like.Rafa’s way’s the best way.Dont be thinking we are bigger/better than we are! #NUFC
— Pedro from the toon (@pc_cullen) August 14, 2017
…it’s not like I’ll ever stop supporting/following #nufc, I just don’t like how it is anymore. It’s boring to be totally honest.
— Toony McToonface (@_MAB_13) August 14, 2017
No surprise really as fans give Jonjo Shelvey 2.1 out of 10 in our fans’ ratings vote. It’s probably being kind #NUFC
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) August 14, 2017