This week’s social media update is going to focus only on the dominating performance the lads put in last weekend. There were so many great tweets from fans that we had to spend this entire update on that game alone!
Despite losing our first two games, fans were relatively optimistic about this game and the fans course showed up to SJP in style
As long as Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez score again today, we got this— Justin (@The_Best_Smart) August 26, 2017
Today's result will be a— CHN (@ComingHomeNUFC) August 26, 2017
Joselu Gets the Ball Rolling
Phil started things off by immediately badmouthing Joselu
Deal. And if he doesnt, I get a column— Phil (@Lavanglish) August 26, 2017
Yeah but then minutes later Joselu Scored
GOALSELU more like— tom (@toonlowdown) August 26, 2017
That through ball though. Boy hit Y— Robert L. Bishop (@RobertLBishop) August 26, 2017
So basically Phil owes our whole staff beer
Hahahaha. A deal is a deal— Phil (@Lavanglish) August 26, 2017
annnnd Greg wants his now
You can send my beer to Atlanta. Do I have a choice? Or am I getting Mich ultra— Greg Troxell (@GTrox24) August 26, 2017
Ciaran Clark Connects With His Cranium
After a solid first half in the eyes of the fans...
Good half from Newcastle. Better than West Ham with and without the ball so far. Deserve their 1-0 lead. #nufc— Miles Starforth (@milesstarforth) August 26, 2017
Good first half from Newcastle. Tireless work from Atsu and Ritchie, Joselu making a nuisance of himself, well worth the £5m so far #NUFC— Steve Toon Wilkes (@0UT0FT00N) August 26, 2017
Ciaran headed home goal number 2
Some fans (including us) decided to credit Mitro for creating that goal
That was all Mitro! He scared Joe Hart into not making the save— CHN (@ComingHomeNUFC) August 26, 2017
"If you save that I will rip your face off!!!!!"— Sports (@TGS42084) August 26, 2017
Mitro’s on Fire (again)
no caption needed
MIIIIITTTRRRROOOOOO YOU FUCKING DANCER— Señor Granty (@GrantyNUFC) August 26, 2017
MITRO'S ON FIRE, YOUR DEFENCE IS TERRIFIED, MITRO'S ON FIRE YOUR DEFENCE IS TERRIFIED. That's us definitely winning the game now.— P D Proudlock (@PDProudlock) August 26, 2017
MITROVIC !!!! the mad man is back baby— Serbian Football (@SerbianFooty) August 26, 2017
Joe Hart Sucks
Never forget that we wanted to bring this guy in on loan
When Mitro sells you a dummy and you concede your 10th goal in 3 games pic.twitter.com/DaXDceyf6a— NUFC Online (@NUFC_Online) August 26, 2017
And there we can see Joe Hart's soul/career leave his body— Bruce Gorrie (@bsgorrie) August 26, 2017
Remember that time Mitro put Joe Hart on his arse— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) August 26, 2017
Merino got a lot of the praise and rightfully so, he played an excellent game and even got a chance to hear his chant from the fans
Impressed with Merino - lovely first touch and worked really well with Hayden in centre mid. #NUFC— Chris (@Chris_Hewitson) August 26, 2017
Merino should start over Shelvey— Sam Brown (@SamBrown027) August 26, 2017
And he's got a lovely face, like a kindly Spanish taxi driver who doesn't get angry when your lass voms up Bacardi Breezer on his back seat.— Taylor & Besty (@TaylorandBesty) August 26, 2017
Wonderful performance and only 21, sign him up asap— Peter Monaghan (@petermonaghan39) August 26, 2017
Merino’s chant was revealed and boy is it something
Mikel even responded to the chant after the match, giving it some praise
The Legend is Impressed
Alan Shearer was delighted that NUFC was able to get the win, and he sent his congrats out to the squad.
Gary caught him celebrating mid act!
Post Game Praise
A lot of fans were very optimistic after our in, some maybe a little too optimistic. Alas, there were some negative reactions to keep fans grounded, but overall there was a lot of praise for the lads.
Here we go with the optimism ( a little too much of it )
WE'RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE— Don (@smcultra) August 26, 2017
Luckily we had actual analysis to bring us down to earth.
Solid performance. Need that effort more consistently. First match we seemed interested and we got the result.— Alan Hoffmann (@AlanHoffmann) August 26, 2017
Ritchie and Merino are gonna get the praise (rightfully so), but mbembas performance as a make shift left back was spectacular— Steve R (@steeeeeeve1020) August 26, 2017
A good solid win. Merino, Ritchie quality. Joselu has the touch of an Elephant....but works hard. Hayden put in a huge shift. Onwards!— Steve Parker (@toon_crier) August 26, 2017
Let's not over react. Stay focused going into the break and come back ready to get our 40 points for safety— Tanner Wade (@Twade88) August 26, 2017
Diame on for Hayden. Masterful match by the lad. Standing ovation. #NUFC— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 26, 2017
As mad as it sounds and I'm wondering if I'm in a dream, we absolutely schooled the life out of West Ham today— Kendall♛ (@kendallrowanx) August 26, 2017
Might get lost with Joselu scoring on his full debut, Mitro's goal and Mikel Merino's performance but Chancel Mbemba was v good today #NUFC— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) August 26, 2017
Matt Ritchie and Ciaran Clark— tf NUFC podcast (@tfweeklypod) August 26, 2017
Prem footy players. More than good enough. People desperate to write them off. Wrong. They're good enough.
Then folks came with their valid concerns, hitting on the need for improvement and the fact that West Ham suuuuuckksss.
West Ham's back four is 2014/15 NUFC bad.— Brian Fullford (@iambwf) August 26, 2017
Great win but we still defo need to boost the squad like— Señor Granty (@GrantyNUFC) August 26, 2017
We need a striker, we have a good midfield, and could use at least one full back, maybe two. Good win, but.....West Ham. https://t.co/AyLeF7rr9l— Magna Cart Horse (@Bagehot99) August 26, 2017
Finally, there was this expert analysis
Everyone gets a 7 in honor of Paul Dummett's imminent return— Mitro4Lyf (@MagOSotP) August 26, 2017
This about sums it up
Today:— tf NUFC fanzine (@tfNUFCfanzine) August 26, 2017
⚽️ The strikers
⛔️ The Defence
Delighted for this man ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/h5lKqSV261
Random Happenings During this Experience
Joselu was met with an interesting reply to his tweet about scoring for his father
Jonas needs to retire here, he’s such a great person. just wow
Congratulation my friend.— Jonas Gutierrez (@elgalgojonas) August 26, 2017
Oh, and Rob some things are better left unsaid
Just to confirm..... yes a bird did sh*t on me in the second half. Must be good luck!!— Rob Elliot (@the_dilsh) August 26, 2017
We all regret tweeting some things, and this West Ham fan surely regrets tweeting this
Newcastle have a championship team if we don't beat them then were in trouble #coyi— Man Like Beasley⚒ (@beasley1390) August 26, 2017
The only question we have after such an eventful day is...
What the hell is this?