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‘I Realize What It Means’ – Fans React As New Signing Shifts Focus To Amazing Toon Support


After the victory at West Ham, it was noted among many in the media how Allan Saint-Maximin jumped into the stands to hand his shirt to a traveling supporter. One of those who tweeted about the incident was the Athletic’s Chris Waugh:

On Sunday, Allan Saint-Maximin responded to Chris’s tweet with such humility as he transferred the credit to the fantastic traveling fans who had so much to cheer about on the previous day.

Allan’s deference to the Toon Army did not go unnoticed on Twitter as many fans responded to Allan to give the 22-year-old the praise he deserves for what he’s brought to Newcastle over the past month.

This young man has endeared himself to the Newcastle faithful ever since his unveiling video. He has a natural intuition about what it means to wear the black and white stripes of Newcastle United and genuinely seems to appreciate playing for this club.

Here are some of the responses to Allan’s tweet:


78 comments so far

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Millennia after the dissipated particles of what were once my body’s ashes have been dispersed throughout the unfathomable emptiness of the cosmos, the digitally-transferred consciousness of Munster will spend the aeons wailing about the fact he can’t frickin’ name drop me every other post. Get a hobby, a dog or a job, man. 😐

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  • Belfast

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Howay Tsunki

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  • Belfast

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Just checking in from .co.uk where tonight we fed a whole two people with one fish, one loaf of bread and two liters of coca cola. Harumph!

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 3, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki you’re not important enough for that. But you hung yourself when you said that you wouldn’t accept SB until he won a cup. That was a silly move. You may be the closest thing to a 40+ year old teenage snowflake on this site. But work away. I think we should criticise the manager ( and its a very mixed bag) on the basis of what we see. I argued the same for rafa benitez. Its quite simple really.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 4, 2019 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Shelvey stands to benefit enormously if the front 3 come good. It’s as always with Jonjo simply his ability to do the bread and butter stuff of a central midfielder for 90 plus minutes that has let him down, shut down your man, get a challenge in, give and go, find space to receive the ball, this is constant, and although he does it most of the time, he has to do it all the time, like Hayden, like Longstaff. However if the front 3 is taking on opposition defenses and forcing them onto the back foot, then you want his or KiSy’s passing in the side to feed them, but you gotta do the more prosaic stuff first and foremost, and do it unwaveringly from start to finish, no way around it, otherwise we get beat.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 4, 2019 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Nicky sadly Ki has turned into a non entity of a player. I think he has serious ability but he has looked awful this season.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 4, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #7

    How is Sheffield United 6th on the table???

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 4, 2019 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Ki got a game when we were a bit of a mess and it didn’t work out well. However he’s a player with a serious record of achievement and a player with metronomic passing and great tempo. You get him on the ball, with three breaking players ahead of him, he’ll deliver time and time again. Bruce wasn’t happy with him in the Norwich match, but he’ll no doubt not be so happy with Bruce or the outlets he had ahead of him. He can still do a significant job for us, if the forwards to do theirs.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Just popping on after a really busy weekend. Great result yesterday for the lads, delighted for the team and the fans and credit to Steve Bruce who seems to be developing a style of play which suits our team. West Ham were truly awful, mind you, so that made life easier for us. As has been said often, however, we can only beat what’s in front of us.

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  • carltoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Well done Matty winning goal of the Month every Geordie must have voted. Great goal.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #11

    Congrats to Matty Longstaff who won the MOTD goal of the month award for October. It really was a very good goal, from Almiron’s decision making to take his man on and get the right ball upfield at the right moment, through ASM’s excellent run and pass to Willems, his trickery and hold-up play in the box, a superb lay-off to Matty and that super-accurate shot from the young lad on his debut.

    A really good goal all round, which should be the archetype for goals with our counter-attacking style. That it was the winner vs Man U made it all the sweeter.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Snap Carltoon!

    😉

    On that note, I’ll catch everyone tomorrow.

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  • carltoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Nicky, Shelvey it’s not that I think he should play in every game, I just think with Sean not playing to the same standard as last season, and not putting too much pressure on Matty the WestHam game was tailor made for Johnjo. As for being naive, crikey I’m a bit old for that.

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  • toon22

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #14

    Munster

    Spent years knocking Rafa
    Thinks the traitor is doing a great job

    It’s never Jabbas fault

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  • carltoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #15

    Rob ha ha. Where you been?

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  • carltoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #16

    It looked like really bad break for that poor Everton player. Mind Spurs are becoming a bit thuggish. I don’t think that Son meant to hurt him but it looked rash challenge. Look what they did to Lejuern.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Carltoon, if the forwards do their jobs, and the wingbacks do theirs too, ie, get forward in numbers and cause opposition defences problems, then Shelvey is right back in contention as a pivotal player for us, and gives us four proper central mid options, 5 if you include Matty, although I do think this year is a little too early for him to be regularly starting.

    If we are misfiring up top, running down blind alleys, giving the ball away early etc, then really Bruce has little option but to go with Hayden and Sean Longstaff in central mid, because it becomes all about shutting down the opposition.

    Shelvey is a good player, but he’s not always the player we need, nor does he always deliver what’s needed, but as I have said, if the forwards can consistently play the way they did v West Ham, and we can get our wing backs forward like that too, then he’s back in with a big opportunity to nail down a starting position.

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  • carltoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Well I hope he plays well next game as Sean’s still out.

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  • lesh

    Nov 4, 2019 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Watching St Max’s runs, he so reminded me of Super Mac. He ran, was focused but lacks the killer touch. Is he lacking the confidence that Macdonald showed in front of goal? Can that be coached into him?

    But for Ashley, a combination of Macdonald and Shearer could work wonders with the lad; a budding SuperMax?

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  • Online Guy

    Nov 4, 2019 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Howdy All

    Not long got in ..a warning

    Hopped from London to Leeds ..had to stop off in Leeds . On Bike and a hard ride late on, weather changed ..thing is the driving standard around Leeds and City is horrific ..nearly knocked off twice in a night . Was cut up from the left by idiot in Beemer, nearly knocked off, then shocking manoeuvere by a twat in a white range rover trying to impress his girfiend windows down rap crap blasting . Lunacy .

    Leeds is the home of serious thoughtless driving .. Gan canny if yer that way on .

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  • Online Guy

    Nov 4, 2019 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Meanwhile

    Anyone in agreement that we should bring back Malcolm McDonald and Alan Shearer to impart some knowledge as regards composure in front of goal to our strikers?

    Can’t do any harm .

    Great win .

    I’m tempted to go to the Bournemouth match if only to watch Max and Almiron …watching Max is like watching Tony Green on acid !

    Brilliant !

    Ps to whole it may concern … Rafa was right about Tammy Abrahams …right on that man Rafa.

    How much is Tammy worth now ?

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  • Online Guy

    Nov 4, 2019 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #22

    How many times has Ashley stifled the managers and the scouts and therefore Newcastle United and the hopes and dreams of supporters ? …we have lost out on some amazing players because of his lack of ambition and no real knowledge of football .

    Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick , Abrahams, Modric ! To name but four . Anymore ?

    You could probably make up a European cup winning side up from the players Ashley has refused to shell out for…and on the cheap at the time they were available !

    Im just wondering if Graham Carr was let go (as they say nowadays) for the brilliant players he come up with and Ashley refused to pay for , and in turn embarrassing Ashley by showing Ashleys lack of ambition and terrible selfish decision making ?

    They have all gone on , mostly, to champions league teams !

    If Ashley ever goes bankrupt and looses it all he can always get a job as a fat B’stard male stripper.

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  • Online Guy

    Nov 4, 2019 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #23

    Just a thought without malice towards our player

    If Joelinton was Worth £40 million to Ashley ..ha ha ha ha my Arsenal ! Nee chance he paid that fee…does Ashley think we are that naive ? Is he of the misconception that people of the North East are without intelligence? If Joelinton was worth £40 million and the club’s PR put it out that that was the fee then how much is Tammy worth now ?

    I’m sure the loan that was all but done for Tammy could have been permanent at £30 million

    Ashley has no knowledge of football and the science thereof

    Song for Ashley

    https://youtu.be/BKaDCP-wKr8

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 4, 2019 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #24

    OLG
    Delle Alli, Umtiti, Van Diijk, Koulibaly to name a few we refused that extra million.
    I tried to put together an 11 once but it’s difficult to remember.
    on the flipside our stinginess saved us from buying some piles of poo.
    Slimani, Jorgensen etc

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  • giimps

    Nov 4, 2019 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #25

    St max was unplayable on Saturday, but, he runs out of steam around 60-65 mins, this is when we need to either hold him back till after the defenders have been chasing Almiron for a bit and are knackered or, get the ball to him higher up the pitch so he dont need to run as far.
    Replacing hi with Atsu was a food move, just a little late in the game for me

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 4, 2019 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #26

    I’ve often thought it would be a good idea to play a Maximin type and say I’m going to hook you on 60 minutes so burn yourself out and run them ragged, then bring an Almiron type on and get him to do the same. Or vice versa. The poor fullback would have the worst day of his life. He’d be begging to come off.

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  • giimps

    Nov 4, 2019 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #27

    I think thats what Zabaleta thought on Saturday, Max ripped him a new one all game , Zableta came off and 5 mins later Max came off , i bet Zabaleta was fuming

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2019 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #28

    The next Mike Williamson,
    When were we ever going to buy Slimani?

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Nov 4, 2019 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #29

    Strange how the worms turn.

    The likes of Jail were hammering us for buying ‘untried, untested, punts’ in Jo and ASM and others knocking Bruce for having no chance of getting the best out of Almiron.

    Now plenty are raving about ASM, Al has produced far far better displays than he did last year and Jo’s game is improving with every match.

    I get that there is only one goal between them and that has to change, but none of them look like some of the expensive flops we’ve bought in the past.

    The team desperately needed real pace up front and more of a threat offensively at LB. ASM and Williems were exactly the right type of signings and Nixon and his team deserve credit for that.

    Bruce also deserves credit for sticking with the three guys and not panicking at the lack of goals.

    As I said yesterday, one swallow doesn’t ,ake a summer, but 2 wins, a draw and a defeat from Man U, Chelsea, Wolves and WH is a decent little run. A win on Saturday would make it a good run and put us into mid table.

    I’m quite confident we’ll be comfortably OK this season and if we sign a mobile aggressive DM and another GS in Jan I think this squad has the makings of a team that could be top 10.

    HWTL.

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 4, 2019 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #30

    Bills , the jury is very much out on Linton, not sure if you were at the game but he looked disinterested and wanted to come off , I get he may have been tired but it’s not like he had been making ling busting runs- Almiron has played okay all season as has asm – unfortunately at the moment they’re all puff and no huff – look great but with little end product …
    Hopefully Gayle will get a run out with ASM and Linton – got to be better than Carroll if we are using fast counter attacking – I’d give Linton a couple of games off

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  • martoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #31

    Bills Son Is Back:
    “I’m quite confident we’ll be comfortably OK this season and if we sign a mobile aggressive DM and another GS in Jan……………”

    Bills – I don’t think many would argue with that but trying to find a goal scorer is difficult at the best of times but in the January window it is going to be nigh on impossible given the financial constraints of the club!

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  • Jib

    Nov 4, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #32

    OLG and TnMW trotting out the same old mythology

    Chelsea were never going to sell Tammy , he opted to go to Swansea
    on loan cos Paul Clement his old coach from Chelsea was manager
    the next year we were out the Champo so he went to Villa and helped
    bring them up.

    Van Dijk went from Celtic to Southampton cos his countryman Koeman
    was manager

    Delli Alli from Milton Keynes was only ever going to move 50 miles down
    the M1 to a top six club.

    Do you honestly think Samuel Umtiti was going to choose us when he knew he was being scouted by Barcelona

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #33

    Finally got to watch the game and I must say for the first 60 minutes that was mighty impressive!Big credit has to go to Bruce!Seems he can set a team up for a first half if he could just learn to adapt to other teams changes and make subs at the right time we might have a decent manager….. 🙂

    I think through full on coaching and drills the front 3 will get goals you look at Liverpool’s front 3 they weren’t ferocious goal scorers at their old clubs but Klopp has got the likes of Mane bombing into the box for tap ins and headers and we need to instill that kind of desire in our players!

    No reason why Almiron and ASM can’t beat a guy then lay it off and proceed to make runs into the box looking for the rebound or tap in just practice it till it becomes second nature!

    Big plus marks have to go to Shelvey if the front 3 and 2 wingbacks are constantly on the move then he will always find them with passes Bournemouth will be a better test to see how he does when pressed properly as West Ham couldn’t get near for the first 60 mins!

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  • Mag52

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #34

    Jail.

    Rafa got Slimani on loan in 2018.

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  • martoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #35

    For the first one on one that ASM missed I can’t understand for the life of me why he didn’t try and take it around the keeper – he was running at full pelt, he is good at dribbling – it seemed the obvious thing to do! His second chance when he tried to set up Almiron he actually had a clear shot on goal. However despite these he still had a brilliant game and I’m sure goals will come.

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  • posada

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #36

    My concern with Almiron and ASM is their ability to actually score.
    Neither seem to have a particularly hard shot.
    It’s a skill that can’t really be coached.
    You have it or you don’t.

    The likes of Fowler or Greavsie were composed.

    Supermac ? Composure is not the word I would use.
    If through on goal he would know exactly what he wanted to do.
    He would have sprinted onto the ball.
    Got right over it and driven it over the goalie into the roof of the net.
    Did not always come off.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #37

    Jib at 32, I assume either these are your opinions or you know them all personally. You may well be right or TNMW, OLG and your self may well be all wide off the mark. Stick to facts, all of those players did not arrive at NUFC.

    This place is usually a fascinating blog to read with plenty of banter, however recently the abusive nature of the name calling is OTT especially including having a real good at the wife. If you don’t like another person’s comments just ignore them and respect Ed’s neil’s and the wife’s wonderful blog.

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  • Mag52

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #38

    Posada.

    You’re right about Maxi and Almiron not having powerful shots.
    They should practice passing the ball into the net when one on one with the goalkeeper. It doesn’t have to burst the net. Provided, of course, they don’t pass it to the goalie.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #39

    Good should have said go. Stupid fat fingers or predictive text

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  • Jib

    Nov 4, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #40

    Posada
    MacDonald had thighs like tree trunks(bent ones)
    and had a hell of a shot on him.
    I once saw him score a rocket from near the corner flag
    at Burnden Park vs Bolton in the FA cup

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