Shearer Pays Homage To Rafa After Yet Another Newcastle Win


Alan Shearer was delighted with yet another win for Newcastle – this time 2-1 at home this afternoon to make it four wins in a row and four successive wins at home.

We are now on 41 points after 33 games and even have a shot at 8th place and Leicester if the lads can keep up their great form.

We have taken 16 points out of the last 7 games – 5 wins and one draw and a defeat at Liverpool.

Unbelievable.

Matt Ritchie after scoring winning goal in the second half

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27 comments so far

  • jane

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #1

    ding ding

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #2

    What an amazing feeling. What a performance again today from everyone. Rafa has turned us around since Christmas and has put himself in a perfect bargaining position to get what he wants this Summer.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Diame was brilliant, when Slimani came on he made a difference too.

    Can’t fault anyone really.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #4

    What a terrific win that was for another precious 3 points that has surely guaranteed another season in the Premier League!

    So chuffed that we finally achieved it and in style against our bogey team Arsenal! 4 wins on the bounce and against tough opposition. Looking upwards instead of over our shoulder.

    Where’s the number of that sculptor I think ones in order now.

    Take a bow Rafa and the players, all this with the youngest team in the Prem.

    Brilliant achievement! Give that man a 20 year contract Ashley!

    HWTL!

    10
  • Dennis Twice

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • cyprus

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Stellar performance. We’ll just sit and enjoy the rest of the games, look at the table!!

    MOM: so many committed performances. Maybe Diame. Look at what Ritchie did. Rock of a defense. Shelvey wonder pass.

    But it must be the most influential player on the pitch. Excellent goal. Brilliant assist. Ran 10 km: Perez.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    P.E.A cost more than our entire team!!!

    Not sure when exactly Diame morphed into Viera, but big Mo typifies everything that is so good and feel good at the moment.

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  • toon kk

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Great performance. Love the way Rafa has us working as a team. We’ll done! Buzzing!!!!!

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  • Blofal

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Brilliant. I’m flying over from Australia to see the Chelsea game too. Can’t wait!

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  • davetoon

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    You wouldn’t give Arsenal any chance against Atleti on today’s performance

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  • Bigjim67

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #11

    My son was at match but i thought i was working today but i misread my rota and was too late for a ticket by the time i realised! Kicking myself but I’m still buzzing from that performance, can’t criticise any of our players really. Can see us picking the 3 points up at Everton and chasing down the foxes, what a cracking season this is turning out to be! Rafa is a tyneside legend!!! Hwtl

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  • Pottsclock

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Let’s watch the next match and see how Livermore will be absent against a good midfield. Compare how he plays with how Diame and Shelvey played for us today. At the end of the day, he would not improve us at all…so let’s look to players who can take us to the next level, not ones who would just make up the number. And let’s hope Southgate is watching both matches. Take a player to WC who can do something different against top quality – Shelvey – rather than someone like Livermore who is a nice lad, good professional but has not got anything different to offer.
    Now Southampton…they have some players that would improve us.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #13

    When diame spoke after the game, he sounds so soft spoken. Like a gentle giant.

    To me, he’s my Player of the Season. Just slightly ahead of Lascelles.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    I see Gazza was there, anyone know who the kids were either side of him? Nephews?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Arsenal will have a different team out against Atletico. We deserved our victory and could have had more. Slimani looked good.
    When we played Southampton on the 10th of March we were 1 point ahead of them. 15th of April? 13 points ahead. Amazing.

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  • toon kk

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Nice feeling knowing we can let the other clubs at the bottom of the league battle it out for survival and we’re safe, after a great string of results by our hard working lads.
    Well done Rafa.

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Tavernier looks decent for rangers…

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  • Bambams

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #18

    That team is exactly what I want wearing the Newcastle shirt.

    Effort, Teamwork, Commitment and Skill – add to that we have, in my opinion the best manager in the league.

    Pep, Josè, Conte, Poch.. .all have had money, could they do what Rafa has done with the same squad players we had in the Championship bar our two loan players and Lejeune ?

    I don’t think so

    If Rafa got some backing…..

    17
  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #19

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    Man of the Match, Mohamed Diame
    Most tackles (5) & interceptions (5) in match
    Possession gained – 7 times
    Distance covered – 11.46km, most for @NUFC
    #PL

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  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Talk Sport waxing lyrical about Rafa’s achievement despite Ashley’s ‘help’.

    Ashley’s tried his best to set Rafa up to fail and it’s great to see that Rafa’s put plates the greedy git.

    It’s really Ashley’s call whether Rafa stays or leaves cos there’s no doubt he’ll be in demand from clubs prepared to back him.

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Lascelles is such a proper centre half. Cred it to him and credit to Rafa and coaches.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #22

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    Newcastle record – last 15 PL games

    W7 D5 L3 Pts26

    Only the top 4 have taken more points in that period

    Those 3 defeats came against Man City (twice) & Liverpool #PL #NUFCvAFC

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  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Whoops, bally phone

    * Rafa’s put plates the greedy git = Rafa’s outplayed the greedy git.

    4
  • Tsunki

    Apr 15, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #24

    We are now officially the league’s dangerous dog lol not many teams will want to rely on getting a result from us will they ? 😀

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  • manxpie

    Apr 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #25
  • Tsunki

    Apr 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #26

    You have to be proud of this team yeah Rafa’s drilled them but essentially what came out of the champo and was populated by essentially struggling pl players have worked their backs off to deservedly rest amongst the elite. A top job by all concerned. Any decent owner would recognise the skill involved and would back the man.

    4
  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Even Catchy’s pal’s on the case.

    Donald Trump tweeted:

    ‘A perfectly executed strike today. Thank you to Rafa, and the Toon Army for their wisdom and support for the power of their fine players. Could not have had a better result. Mission accomplished!’

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