After a tough match against a well coached Burnley side, the fans were not happy with the performance of the lads. Fans on Twitter were livid about team selection, wondering why Mitrovic was not playing and wondering why Diame was even put on the team sheet.
From a ratings stand point you guys were less than impressed with the team. Your Man of the Match was Jamaal Lascelles with an insanely high rating of 6.9.
Dwight Gayle got one of the lowest marks of the season (again) with an abysmal 3.9. But, he was not the lowest in the squad. That honor goes to Mo Diame an Joselu, who both walked away with ratings of a 3.5. Ayoze Perez was less than impressive as well only mustering up a t 3.8 match rating. The rest of your ratings are below.
Rob Elliot - 6.6
DeAndre Yedlin - 6.3
Jamaal Lascelles - 6.9
Florian Lejeune - 6.5
Javi Manquillo - 5.9
Christian Atsu - 6.1
Mo Diame - 3.5
Jonjo Shelvey - 6.6
Matt Ritchie - 5.6
Ayoze Perez - 3.8
Joselu - 3.5
Isaac Hayden (75') - 5.5
Jacob Murphy (78') - 4.1
Dwight Gayle (82') - 3.9
Here are the ratings from the statistical site whoscored.com. The full match report from the site can be found here. Compared to the whoscored ratings, you all were extremely harsh, which is nothing new, but always worth noting.
Rob Elliot - 7.2
DeAndre Yedlin - 6.6
Jamaal Lascelles - 6.6
Florian Lejeune - 7.6
Javi Manquillo - 6.3
Christian Atsu - 6.2
Mo Diame - 6.5
Jonjo Shelvey - 7.1
Matt Ritchie - 6.3
Ayoze Perez - 6.4
Joselu - 6.7
Isaac Hayden (75') - 6.3
Jacob Murphy (78') - 6.0
Dwight Gayle (82') - 6.3
On Twitter you all were just angry about all aspects of the game, from how boring it was, to the lack of Mitro, to the team selection as a whole.
There were a lot of tweets about how boring of a game this was at first. Especially because this was televised worldwide, because it was the only Monday game.
Snoozer— Toon Army NYC (@toonarmynyc) October 30, 2017
No surprise this is dull. Newcastle contain, & stay cautious and might have more of a go last 20. Burnley livelier, but not much doing!— Simon Bird (@SimonBird_) October 30, 2017
This low key does look like Rafa, quality tweet here folks.
Half-time: Burnley 0-0 Newcastle— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 30, 2017
Even Rafa’s dozed off from the sideline pic.twitter.com/AibILQ89sp
Some folks resorted to watching anything but the game.
HT Burnley 0-0 Newcastle— The Football Pools (@footballpools) October 30, 2017
Anyway, here’s a squirrel eating the most delicious nut ever!pic.twitter.com/gw9OrOHcWM
Team selection was an issue as well, a lot of folks were angry about who Rafa brought with him to Burnley. The majority of people made light of the situation and there were plenty of jokes to go around.
Henri Saivet to come off the bench and score the winner, surely. #NUFC— Kevin Doocey (@KevinDoocey) October 30, 2017
Fuck this shit, how the hell is Diame & Joselu still on the pitch?? Im angry as fuck right now. #NUFC— #NUFC Portal (@NufcPortal) October 30, 2017
Toon Army Cuse again with the burn
I see Mo Diame has dressed up like a Sunderland player for Halloween.— Toon Army Syracuse (@ToonArmyCNY) October 30, 2017
Playing like a league 1 player.
There also was the side of #NUFC Twitter who still can’t piece together why Mitro is not starting every game.
(hint: maybe he is not as good as you think he is)
Seriously what’s happened to Mitrovic this time? If he’s not injured why is he not in the squad? I’d personally start the fucker! #NUFC— Robbo! ♂️ (@KraigRobbo_) October 30, 2017
Am I seeing Mo Diame in the starting 11 and Mitrovic not in the whole 18?— Rob (@RobJones_11) October 30, 2017
I think mitrovic should at least be on bench gives a different option in the air rough defenders up.— El sober (@bigrayoconnor) October 30, 2017
My opinion don’t like it so fuck
Thanks Taylor (not Betsy), for the wise words.
Because Rafa doesn’t trust him and he doesn’t work hard enough.— Taylor Not Besty (@TaylorandBesty) October 30, 2017
And here is Taylor’s anger translator with the translation.
People screaming for mitrovic seem to be forgetting the fact he's absolute horse shit at least Joselu puts in graft and defends— david rogan (@rogie91) October 30, 2017
The real issue with NUFC this season in the eyes of many fans is...
Newcastle's lack of a striker really shows.— Chris Parry (@CParryETFS) October 30, 2017
Then there is that one friend who just can’t ever find anything positive to say.
Worst performance this season by a fucking mile.— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) October 30, 2017
Tactics - awful, team selection- awful.#NUFC
In the end there were a lot of funny and positive tweets. Some fans even met Chancel, which is a cool takeaway from the match.
Genuinely funny tweet below.
We seriously have the best fans in the world, never change y’all!
Freezing Monday night away at Burnley and the Newcastle fans are still wearing just t-shirts, and some wearing less than that. Mental.— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) October 30, 2017
Meeting Mbemba is a cool thing to do.
Always stay positive Toon Army, these are a few tweets of many trying to preach that message.
#nufc fans need to understand its ok to loose a game of footy now and again. The mental breakdown of some toon fans on here is embarrassing— GeordieKermit9 (@GeordieKermit9) October 31, 2017
9th. Canny enough at this stage. Shame we didn’t get anything tonight. Onward! #nufc— Taylor Not Besty (@TaylorandBesty) October 30, 2017
The best thing by far this week, is that we are not Sunderland. They are literally a joke.
That’s it for this week, be sure to give us a follow on Twitter (@ComingHomeNUFC) ad like us on Facebook. For more content about this game be sure to check out Nicky’s match review, Chris McGlynn’s Match Ratings, and of course David’s analytical breakdown.