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Fan Aplogizes For Outburst In The Heat Of The Moment

It was national news and something that the national press would (overly) report on because it cast a negative light on our fans after the hopeless showing at Bournemouth when we were well beaten 2-0 by the Cherries.

When Newcastle are beaten – especially when it was unexpected and the lads were completely off form in the game – fans will not be happy about it.

I wasn’t.

Here’s the confrontation:

Kieren Trippier was sorry he got into the confrontation but he was simply supporting the players who have been through hell and high water recently because of all our injuries.

For example on Saturday we had 10 first-teamers out injured and Tonali and Guimaraes suspended.

12 first-teamers teamers not available.

And after his confrontation, head coach Eddie Howe put an arm around the popular Newcastle vice-captain – shown in the above photo.

The fan whose outburst gained national attention is Thomas Willoughby and he showed his class by posting this on the NUFC Supporters website:

“I regret having a go at them because I know what all these players have done for this club.”

“I hold my hands up and admit I shouldn’t have had a go at them that much, but it was just the heat of the moment.”

As Thomas knows we are all in this together, and there are some very tough games coming up before the end of the year and we will have to hope that some of the youngsters can step up to the challenge.

But it shows our squad is still not big enough or good enough to go for four different competitions in a season, when we regularly have to play 2 games a week.

The owners need to help Eddie Howe, his staff, and the players out by doing what they did two years ago and bringing in three or four players, so we can have a good second half of what is a very difficult season.

And hopefully, qualify for the Champions League again, but with Aston Villa winning again they are now 5 points ahead of Newcastle and likely to finish in the top six.

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What do you think about this?

9 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    First of an incoming hatrick I think 😀

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Fair play to the lad for apologising but I doubt it helped the players at all on Saturday having him berate them for 90 minutes. It’s a really close touchline there and the players would have had to put up with him all game.

  • snowdone

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Of course, the whole thing has been overplayed by the media and opponents. The lad has calmed down and admitted he overreacted. It was very brave of him to go public. I thought it was one of our worst games under Eddie. But I have full understanding of why. Let’s hope some of the team can rest up over this period.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    The lads could well be fully charged up and ready to put the Bournemouth game behind them as a bad day at the office.

    Chelsea will see us in a more lively and positive mood whatever team we put out.

    Just wondering to put Trips down as MOM now. 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #5

    He had no choice to be fair, the way social media is, he’d already become infamous by Sunday morning 😕

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Hasn’t Howe repeatedly said that they aren’t even able to train a lot of the time? Most of the work they’re doing outside of games is recovery and tactical, rather than traditional training, due to the 2 games a week schedule?

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Don’t let that get in the way of a good finger pointing exercise, someone has to be blamed 😮

  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2023 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #8


    Check the previous thread – I’ve posted a Chronic piece you might be interested in

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 13, 2023 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Raj…Ah yes, silly me! Damned Eddie and his training methods! Ruined every team he’s ever been at!


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