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Let’s Add One More Newcastle Fan To The Growing List


Since the Premier League games started to be broadcast in the US, Newcastle have gained many fans in this country.

And around the world, we have fans who love and support the team.

We need to add one more fan to that long list, and it’s former Real Madrid and Spanish International goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Iker revealed on his Twitter account who his favorite teams are in 10 different countries.

And he has wisely chosen Newcastle as his favorite English team – but we always knew he was a very intelligent person.

Iker Casillas in action for Porto

And at 37 he’s still playing for Porto – and he wisely picked them as his favorite Portuguese side.

So as well as being very intelligent Iker also has a lot of common sense.

🙂

Here’s the tweet from Iker – one of the best Spanish goalkeepers ever to play the game.


211 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed’s reading my posts 😉

    #GreatnessRecognisesGreatness

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #2

    I just seen Ryan Babbels goal on tv this morning, not only did he do absolutely foot all with Liverpool he done that stupid head down after scoring a vitally important equaliser. If I was Scott Parker and one of my players turned up with red hair on the day we played Liverpool I’d have sent him home and fined him two weeks wages.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #3

    And if I was Brian Clough I’d have punched him straight in the mouth.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4

    In contrast to Matt Ritchie who went absolutely bananas after scoring for us.

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  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Ryan Babel has had red hair for months.

    Babel dyed his hair red when he was at Besiktas

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed’s on a roll. Didn’t realise he’d moved on with the info being below where you right. 🙂
    Ronaldo, our stadium will never be empty. Now, I would say there are at least 40k loyal fans who will always turn up. Their interest is not in the politics of football, its in the football. Everton was a sell out, despite us being near the bottom. As long as players pull on those black and white shirts – and this current crop never give less that 100% effort – the fans will turn up.
    We’re not like fans of other clubs, where the attendance reflects their league position.
    Where I sit we discuss this. We’ve basically – with one exception – always had crap owners.
    The are some of our ‘fans’ who spent more time boycotting that attending, but the majority of fans – certainly my age – have seen this all before. Even the younger lads around us, none are interested in the politics. We go to watch NUFC play football. You’ll never persuade the vast majority to stop going. It won’t happen.
    We are what we are for better or worse. The truth is, the £25m that comes through the gate is probably around the same Ashley makes in interest in his vast wealth. If the crowd went down to the 40k hard core fans, it wouldn’t matter. We’re not like other clubs.
    There’s a poster on The Mag. Totally militant on his keyboard, called Leazes Ender. He was outed as being at a match recently. ‘Boycott’ he writes all the time. ‘Don’t give Ashley your money’ blah blah blah. Then he did just that ?
    We go for the football. Having crap owners is part and parcel of our history in my lifetime. None of us, like him, but he doesn’t play for us either. It’s the football, and like it or not, it always will be. That’s just how it is, mate. No offence intended either, just saying how it is.

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  • posada

    Mar 18, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s a good job we are in a position to make our own luck.
    I’ll tell you this for nowt.
    If it was to come down to one point or goal difference we would get screwed by Howard Webb and his merry band of not so good officials.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail, agree 100%. Never mind how the opposition fans feel, the fans of your current team pay your wages – show them ‘respect’ by celebrating when you score.
    OK, if you spent your academy days at a club and played most your career for that club, you can be forgiven, but if you moved to other clubs after playing for, say Liverpool in his case, then what? You never celebrate a goal against a club that was just another club in your career? Or any club you played for? Rubbish. Players move on. You play for one club at a time and if you score, show your fans it means something – CELEBRATE.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Bobby
    There are some on here that say that match day income is ‘insignificant’ my point is that forgetting the numbers involved, it’s not insignificant even before the annual income is considered.

    Wasn’t suggesting fans to stop going either but for arguments sake if there was a boycott planned, I personally don’t see why it’s a big deal. It’s only one match, not a permanent boycott. Never going to happen anyway since fan base is too divided.

    The way it has been under Ashley I personally don’t think you can separate the two in that you support the team but not the regime, as that saying goes lol. i know you think differently about it all like.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Way to go Iker, you know it makes sense. 🙂 I wonder why he picked us? Probably from the time of the entertainers when he was a lot younger. No question that period attracted many of our worldwide fan base.
    Just curious, how many of our out of town fans and fans across the globe, who contribute – or normally just read – started supporting NUFC because of that period? Not compulsory, but feel free to say. 🙂

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  • carltoon

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Bobby if you can check out Caleb@yankgeordie. Why he supports the toon. A fantastic story. Well worth a read.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Ronaldo, at my age – which is closer to 62 than 58 – we’ve seen it all before mate. I’ve never gone to a single game thinking about Ashley. What happens upstairs is nothing to do with the football. If it was, I’d never have gone!! When I started it was Westwood. Nicknamed ‘The Pirate’ and not totally connected to his, wye patch either. Then I believe it was the Seymour’s. Then McKeag. None of which cared for anything but the money. Even when SJH came in with a fair offer, McKeag knew he wanted his shares, so refused to sell until he paid a silly price for them
    SJH was the only truly caring owner. He rebuilt the stadium – which was shocking – and the team. He wanted success and tried his best to pay for it.
    Then came Shepherd, who insulted the fan base and again, loved the money.
    It wasn’t just SJH who sold his shares to Ashley, Shepherd did too. Tbf, neither realised what he was.
    I don’t support the regime mate. I buy my ST to Watch NUFC and nothing more. I buy no merchandise. I buy no food or drink. Not even a program anymore. Nothing, but my ST – and that’s to watch the team I’ve always watched. From 10k crowds, to 52k crowds and everything in between. I’ve always gone and I always will, until I can’t go anymore.
    It’s got ZERO to do with who owns us. I’m a football fan, nothing more. I support NUFC and can’t do that without paying an entrance fee. So I do support the team and not the regime. You don’t get in for nothing at any club. You have to pay an entrance fee to any entertainment worth watching. So I pay that and not a penny more. That is what is called supporting the team only. And frankly, and this isn’t aimed at you personally, how I spend my money has NOTHING to do with anybody else. Don’t anybody ever dare to tell me otherwise, and I would never be so presumptuous as to tell anybody how to spend theirs either.

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  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #13

    I personally think the players that don’t celebrate goals against there old club are idiots.

    Let’s put it this way, the cashed in on you, they didn’t want to pay the higher wage bill, they didn’t think you fitted in anymore, the manager didn’t like you, if you thought playing for a different club was important enough to leave.

    If the above fits in with any player, fcuk the other club, if Mitro scores against us and did three somersaults and then the Cha Cha I would think well that showed us.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Cartoon, cheers, I’ll check that out mate. I imagine we have some who support us for all sorts of different reasons, which is why I asked.
    My granddad would never have let it be any other way. He used to say to me “Now listen son, you may have moved away with your mam, but you’re a Geordie. Ye might not live here any more and ye might not talk like a Geordie – that’s your mam and dad’s fault, not yours – but you are. And you always will be. Now put that black n white scarf on, we’re going to the match”. 🙂
    As you know, once there, nowhere else will do. You feel right. You’re part of something far greater than yourself. That feeling has never left me. Being part of that crowd when the ball hits the net – I couldn’t give that up if Satan himself owned the club. ( Not just one of his own). 🙂

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  • RobLeenio

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #15

    I thought that Ritchie got his celebrations right – he wheeled away, was obviously delighted, but didn’t go and stand in front of their fans, fists clenched, veins standing out on his neck, roaring in their faces.

    In other words, he showed respect, to both sets of fans. I think that’s absolutely what should be done, not just when a player scores against a former club, but when they score against anyone.

    Without condoning what happened or saying that he deserved it, it’s no real surprise that Grealish got punched. It really could have been any single player at any time, such is the disconnect between the players and the fans.

    The fans deserve respect from the players and when they don’t get it, they get p!ssed off, just as we did when Pickford was behaving like a tool. He’s lucky he hasn’t been lamped by someone, again not saying he deserves that to happen, just saying there are those out there who will wish him ill.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Bobby
    Don’t worry lol, I never said how you should spend your money or anything like that. Not even sure how it go to this. I just put a point out there that match day income is more than about the ticket money and match day revenue.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Nostradamus
    I’d love to see mitro score against us just to do that lol, provided we still won of course.

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  • G

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #18

    If rumours are to be believed Mitro may get his chance in a Spurs shirt next year.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Ronaldo, no mate, I distinctly said it wasn’t aimed at you if you check. And nothing personal too! 🙂 That wasn’t my intention and if it came across like that, please, accept my apologies.
    I was simply explaining how you can support the team without the regime, because you said you can’t separate the two. You can, and I do.
    I have no choice but to pay for my ST because they don’t give them away 🙂 I pay for the pleasure of watching NUFC play football.
    Under previous owners I always bought a programme. I had a drink. I bought the new top every time it came out. I bought the majority of my casual wear from the club shop.
    Now I only pay to watch the match. I’m not going to stop going because we’ve got yet another crap owner. I’m there 100% for the football. Always have been, always will be. What more can I do?

    Carlton, can you find a link mate? I can only find his twitter feed. And there’s loads of them! 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Could you just imagine how good we could be if we could get a few players that have Bournemouth’s pace and directness next season?

    Ryan Fraser , Josh King were causing us problems all game and it would be good if we could get another 2 or 3 players like that as it would allow us to still keep our defensive shape but really be deadly on the counter!

    Wonder how much Ryan Fraser / Josh King would cost? Would be a good sign of ambition to sign King to play up front with Rondon next season!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #21

    NUFC 360
    @NUFC360
    ·
    1h
    Matt Ritchie on Rafa:

    “He’s very good. It’s massive that he does stay now, especially at the moment with the unrest among the fans.

    “There’s no better man for the club. He’s seen everything. He’s been everywhere in football.” #NUFC

    I know catchy likes to keep quotes from players about Rafa, here’s one for him to add to his collection 😀

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Bobby
    Yeah don’t worry about it, it didn’t come across as personal or negative.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Chronicle reporting that shola being considered for coaching role at the club. Not sure how I feel about this, I know ex players can pass on knowledge of their experience in the game but I’d still prefer more specifically trained people to coach. Especially if it is at academy. Plus there’s ex players then there is shola!

    If Lilongwe is knocking about, I’d be interested to hear what he has to say.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Aye BobbyBee, like when Oz said goodbye to his son as gets on the number 35 bus underneath the Tyne Bridge in Auf Wiedersehn Pet “Never forget ya roots”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNpqA_8UZAA

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Ronaldo, all good then mate. 🙂
    What’s this about Birmingham losing 12 points? How can you stop some nutter running on the pitch? Just switched Sky sports news on and someone was saying better to lose them this season than start next season with the reduction.
    Is this why they’ve been making an issue of our fans coming in the pitch to celebrate a goal? Are we next?

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Micky, yeah, one of those laugh out loud TV moments. He’s only moving yop the road! 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Yop? Fat finger syndrome! UP ffs. 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Apparently Newcastle are scouting Celta Vigo games this season!

    That Pione Sisto is some player would love it to be him reminds me Sadio Mane in having pace but scores goals from midfield which is what we need !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKPz3tGtbMs

    Him on the left wing and Almiron on the right cutting inside for Rondon and Josh King would be amazing 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Bobby,
    Is that not to do with their transfer embargo that they breached.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Ronaldo
    There were references to the ‘Coach Shola’ topic earlier on mate..
    He went down in the estimations of some fans (me uncluded) with his pundit
    comments licking up to the owner..

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Lee, I wanted Sisto in the summer mate, he’s got real quality. Not just his pace either, some of his long passes are real killers. Cuts right through defences with pinpoint accuracy.
    We were allegedly linked to him, but then, who weren’t we linked with?

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail, is it? No idea mate, that’s why I asked! 🙂 All I heard was 12 point reduction and yes, jumped to the wrong conclusion. 🙂 Tbh I didn’t even know they had.

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  • carltoon

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Bobby I wish I could but I’m 71 and haven’t a scooby how to copy and paste. But it’s in his twitter feed 6th of march. Honestly it’s well worth. Had me in tears. It’s about a 12 year old Iraq lad who Caleb met while on duty with the American forces. Someone might be able to copy and paste it.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Sing
    I must have missed them, to be fair, his sucking up to Ashley is probably the reason why he is being linked for a role in first place.

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #35

    Cartoon, cheers, should be able to find that.

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  • DaveD1000

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Loved Big Shols but can just imagine his training sesh,

    yea you pick the ball up here pass this guy pass that guy,turn around pass them on the way back then turn around and faceplank

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Celta Vigo have a good number of players that would do well in the league. They’re in a bit of a false position atm in the league. They could go down and many players could leave.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #38

    LCBP,
    Did we not get linked with Josh King for about 20M a couple of years ago
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.sportsmole.co.uk/football/newcastle-united/transfer-talk/news/joshua-king-hin
    Not as bad as the 11M fats not forking out for Van Dijk but…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Oops, but you get the gist.

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 18, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Ronaldo..
    (This was from the Mag)

    Shola Ameobi talking on Sky Sports before Tottenham match:

    “You look at the amounts of money you need to pay to buy superstars now….Mike Ashley has come out and said he hasn’t got the funds to do that…to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool.

    “He is a businessman, and unfortunately for the Newcastle fans, he wants to run his business in a way that is sustainable.

    “Credit to Mike Ashley…because you look at the likes of Aston Villa, and these clubs who are struggling financially.

    “The one thing that Mike Ashley has done for Newcastle over these last ten years, is to stabilise the club – where the club is running itself and we’ve got no debt.

    “That’s credit to Mike Ashley but obviously fans of a football team want to progress year on year, they want to see big players.

    “We can be quietly happy with our business…

    “I know behind the scenes Rafa Benitez would have been fighting tooth and nail to get the players in but I’m just delighted that we have managed to get seven players in because the squad was light.

    “They needed players and Rafa understood that.

    “The turmoil will have been there because he will have been screaming to get players in and thankfully it’s happened in the last week or so”

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