Hey guys, we are starting something new here at Coming Home Newcastle; every single week we will be featuring your thoughts, tweets, memes etc. in a new segment called “The Social Media Roundup”. I’m Elijah, and I’ll be your tour guide every week, leading you through this vast and mysterious place we call the internet. This was a big week filled with * gasp * controversy, so without further ado, let’s begin.
Hull City vs. Newcastle
A ton of you guys were super involved on Twitter last Tuesday as we took on Hull. Here are some of your thoughts on that game.
A few of you thought this was going to be a cakewalk
When we went into Penalties we polled you guys, and you all weren’t to keen on putting all of our hopes and dreams into the hands of Matz Sels. Most of you cried out for Expert Penalty Shootout Specialist Tim Krul.
How confident are you that we can win in Penalties?— AllRafaEverything (@ComingHomeNUFC) November 29, 2016
Once the harsh reality set in that we actually lost this game, a lot of fans were frankly still in shock that we actually lost this game and were convinced it never should have happened.
I feel we were totally stitched up tonight. Hull knew we were a better footballing team so they covered pitch with sand to level things up— Toonarmist (@NUFC_Scotty) November 29, 2016
Some fans did give us some solid post game analysis including, pointing out that we had a lot of shots and we couldn’t convert hardly any of the chances.
@ComingHomeNUFC Rafa's timing on subs, questionable. Sels. Gouffran/Shelvey PK. Most of Gayle's shots. They attacked well. That's about it.— IamBeard (@iambwf) November 29, 2016
@ComingHomeNUFC strange to see 32 shots for this team after the past couple of PL seasons. Far too many worldie attempts— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) November 29, 2016
Always amazed that keeping errors are more frowned upon than strikers missing goal scoring opportunities - we had 28 shots tonight #nufc— Michael Gallon (@MichaelGallon) November 29, 2016
Michael Gallon brought up a solid point that there was a lot of Matz Sels hate even though we failed to convert the plethora of chances we were given. That wasn’t the most insightful tweet of the day though; that award goes to NUFC Stats for reassuring fan that we are still undefeated with Goufran in the lineup... well kind of.
A Lot of People Don’t Like Matz Sels
After that game, a lot of fans gave Matz Sels the hammer. Sels made a few mistakes, but who doesn’t make mistakes sometimes? Granted those mistakes did cost us the game.
Hate when people slag players off. But matz sels is the worst keeper in the entire world. He is the reason we have been knocked out.— NUFC Source (@NUFC_Source) November 29, 2016
Said this before and im sorry but I'll say it again, sels is a terrible keeper. I hope he improves but nowhere near ready yet #nufc— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) November 29, 2016
You get the idea, a lot of people were not happy. We gave fans some time to cool of and we asked a few days later if the Matz Sels hate was warranted and you guys did not have a change of heart.
First QOD: Is Matz Sels unfairly criticized?— AllRafaEverything (@ComingHomeNUFC) December 1, 2016
Sels wasn’t even safe on Friday when he wasn’t even in the lineup.
That of course came after an excellent first half from Darlow, but, there are some fans who still have faith in Matz Sels even if it’s only in FIFA 17
Friday we took on Nottingham Forest, and many of you guys think we got cheated out of win thanks to some bad refereeing by Steve Martin and some great acting by Henri Lansbury.
It was a great follow up to his role in "I Got Kicked in the chest, Staring Jonjo Shelvey https://t.co/4ra0kcA5FI— Steven F. Hebrank (@stevenhebrank) December 2, 2016
Post game analysis started off well, but eventually we got back to the point where we all remember that we should not have lost that game.
@ComingHomeNUFC NUFC were close to the better team down 2. Definitely the better team equal strength, and only 1 man down. Nothing game.— IamBeard (@iambwf) December 2, 2016
@ComingHomeNUFC I'm totally disgusted but our team played very well despite the worst refereeing display I've ever seen— Dave Horne (@nufc3000) December 2, 2016
Change "drop" to "cheated out of" and it will be more accurate. https://t.co/yqDEDMI0gI— Paul Mitchell (@GastonGrimsdyke) December 3, 2016
After all of the Steve Martin Hostility ended, and people moved on with their lives we still were able to look back on the day and laugh. An awkward situation occurred Friday night as a lot of the fans who were angry at Referee Steve Martin ended up actually attacking the actor Steve Martin on Twitter.
Evidently, there's someone who's a bad referee with my name, and now there are thousands of English who won't go see my films anymore.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) December 2, 2016
That’s it for this week. Join us next week as we do the same thing. If you aren’t following us on Twitter, you’re making a huge mistake so you should go ahead and follow us at @ComingHomeNUFC. We love interacting with you guys on social media, so keep firing those tweets at us, keep sending us memes, and of course never stop using those glorious GIFs.