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Magpie Reacts To Playing In Front Of Supporters For The First Time

Ryan Fraser had a difficult inaugural season at Newcastle. The winger struggled to get started after not playing since March of the previous season coupled with the shortened pre-season last summer.

Ryan scored on his debut in the Carabao Cup win against Blackburn. However, he ended the campaign with just 18 appearances in the league, only 9 of which were starts. His season was interrupted with four muscle injuries, including the groin injury that ultimately shelved him for the season in March.

The 27-year-old returned earlier than expected this pre-season after Scotland were knocked out in the group stages of the Euros. He’s started both of Newcastle’s pre-season friendlies. He looked rusty on Sunday at York City but was a massive threat in last night’s 3-2 win at Doncaster with a goal and an assist.

The friendly last night was Ryan’s first taste of playing in front of the Newcastle supporters, who were 3,000 strong at the Keepmoat Stadium last night. Under the grim cloud that surrounds the club right now, that is a testament to the commitment of this fanbase.

Fraser spoke to NUFC TV after the win last night. He revealed how much it meant to have the fans back supporting the lads.

“Obviously, having the fans back to hear the roar again. That’s the first time I’ve played in front of the Newcastle fans. It makes a big difference.

“Players last season might have not liked it. I didn’t I hated not having the fans.

“I like the oohs and the aahs. Even if you’re getting battered, it’s just nice to have fans. It keeps you on your toes. We all know fans make football. It was brilliant to have them back.

“It gives you an extra step but it shouldn’t be like that. Obviously, they came in their numbers tonight. I came out for the warm-up and said ‘Oh my God, how many people are here?’

They make so much noise as well. Having hopefully, full stadiums back and home and away crowed – it’s going to be a great experience for me.”

20 comments so far

  • DrGloom

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s not going to enjoy the cathedral of sjp – like a funeral at times with lack of noise
    He’ll enjoy away fans though as wrong non stop regardless if terrible football on show )

  • DrGloom

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Are we still doing the first thing …if so

    First 😀

  • Mund

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3


    That was actually second mate 😉

  • lesh

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    From the Chronic

    ‘Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has questioned what Arsenal are going to do with Joe Willock this season.

    ‘And the Toon chief admits there will be a time when he needs an answer on the England Under-21 international.’

    The time for those answers was weeks ago! Bruceyboy seems content to leave things to Charmless and hasn’t got the nous the challenge him and insist he get the lad in, pronto.

    Other clubs get players in early, work with them and get off to a better start than the usual NUFC shambles.

  • big bob

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    Steve Bruce saying we have to wait for the big 6 before making signings he is as bad as master’s etc disgraceful might as well just pack it in

    Didn’t Keegan say the only way to become a big club is think big

    Just shows you how far we have falling total embarrassment

  • DrGloom

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Some allegedly had 10 million transfer budget plus whatever we got for lejeune ( 3 -4 million ? ) Yet Bruce says we are only looking at loan market … Did I read that right ?

  • DrGloom

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Although I guess we will have to pay loan fees of up to 2 million plus wages

  • lesh

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8


    You forget that Ashley’s version of a transfer budget doesn’t just cover fees – it includes wages for the duration of contracts.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Apparently we aren’t buying anybody 😕

  • martoon

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    I’ve been away for a few days and I come back and find that a perfectly sane poster Magscar is having spats with the wife – have I returned to an alternative universe? 😆

  • geordietom

    Jul 24, 2021 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Elias Sørensen has left #NUFC. Good luck Elias

    Ronnie E M Jørgensen

    off twitter

  • Goofy

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Lookman would be a great signing but spending the WHOLE 10 MIL!! on one player is lunacy lol

  • Mund

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #14


    You can’t make the other club just hand over the player.

    Why does it have to be a Newcastle shambles? It’s up to Arteta to sanction the move not Bruce or Charmers.

  • Mund

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #15

    The Glazers are such terrible owners 🙄


    Simon Stone
    On Sancho, deal takes
    net spend over past three summers to €295m, more than any other major European club over same period.

  • Mund

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #16

    Footy Accumulators
    Premier League and EFL clubs are set to put vaccine clauses in player contracts after the UK Government demands all footballers and staff are jabbed by October.

  • lesh

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #17


    You can’t make the other club just hand over the player – but if we had better negotiators willing to make serious attempts to sign ’em,, the possibility increases.

    As is and by his own admission, Charmless appears to have to wait until the time’s right to bother Ashley – or more realistically, Barnes.

  • lesh

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #18


    You’ve just made Essex’s weekend with the news that Elias Sørensen has left NUFC.

  • geordietom

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Lesh …

    i’ll have to go into hiding for a month or two 😆

  • geordietom

    Jul 24, 2021 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #20



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