For those of you who are new to the Social Media Round Up, it is exactly what it sounds like. I, Elijah, sift through #NUFC twitter and bring you a collage of the best tweets, hottest takes, and funniest things our fanbase has to offer.
Mitro’s on Fire
To kick off the week, rumors of
Andreas Samaris Mikel Merino joining Newcastle were dominating Twitter until Newcastle’s game against Bradford City. That game saw a promising impression made by new signing Florian Lejeune, a promising game from Jacob Murphy (the lad had a brace) and of course the return of the God that is Alexander Mitrovic
First and foremost, the talk of the British soccer world actually did involve Newcastle. A large group of Geordies were in attendance for a Wednesday night game in Bradford. Thus shouldn’t surprise you, but neither should the fact that Sunderland, who played Bradford City the previous Saturday, brought less than half of the fans Newcastle did.
Away fans taken to Bradford:— bet365 (@bet365) July 26, 2017
Sunderland on a Saturday afternoon - 999
Newcastle on a Wednesday night - 2,404
⚫️ #NUFC ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/1HZEzjIbCG
Lejeune has an impressive debut, but most fans did not focus on his solid defending, rather this beautiful flick over a Bradford player
That bring down and pass! ❤️ #Lejeune #NUFC [Nufctv] pic.twitter.com/s6aqe2ocLY— Triad85 (@Triad85) July 27, 2017
Even though Jacob Murphy had a brace and played a near perfect match, Alexander Mitrovic was the only person on the minds of many fans.
Well except this guy, who was pretty happy with Murphy’s performance.
Not gonna get carried away or anything by this.....but Jacob Murphy is definitely the best signing we've ever made— Jesus_of_Gallowgate (@Jesus_AD1892) July 26, 2017
The Chaos with Mitro started when he was named captain, and it went downhill from there. Literally minutes after being named captain the Serbian Bear scored, and fans reacted just how you thought they would.
MITRO IS CAPTAIN pic.twitter.com/N2OOoXcGpp— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) July 26, 2017
Captain. Leader. LUNATIC! #nufc pic.twitter.com/nnsKn2jReV— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) July 26, 2017
aaaaaand then he scored.
GOAL !!! pic.twitter.com/QezEvrUsgM— GallowgateShots (@GallowgateShots) July 26, 2017
Captain leading by example!! Keep the man! #mitro #nufc— Caleb Rees (@CalebRees) July 26, 2017
Said it too many times. Cross the ball and the guy will score. He's that kind of striker #nufc #mitro— sean sturrock (@sturrock89) July 26, 2017
When you give the Ultimate Warrior the armband, good things happen. https://t.co/XOfs0RAuxE— Phil (@Lavanglish) July 26, 2017
I mean some accounts may have gotten a little carried away.
Goal at 22...— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) July 26, 2017
- Mitrovic: 84
- Shearer: 65#NUFC pic.twitter.com/xDNmGUCMIp
Rafa’s Spanish Armada?
One theme of last week was Spanish transfers. Manquillo of course was the first Spanish signing, then we had the links and eventual signing of Mikel Merino, along with being linked to both Angel Correa and Lucas Perez. Here’s what the fans had to say.
The Merino deal was all but done by the time our match against Bradford started, and everyone knew it. Even Lee Ryder, who does not enjoy being wrong about transfers, was rapidly spewing out information about the Spanish U21 player. The chaos around him began once this tweet by Michael Gladders went viral (only in the Newcastle transfers rumor part of Twitter) showing Merino at a local hospital.
@lee_ryder @SkySports_Keith @milesstarforth leaving the Freeman 5 minutes ago #nufc pic.twitter.com/eo0R3pWMeg— Michael Gladders (@MichaelGladders) July 26, 2017
Once that happened, “announce signing” Twitter got to work and began crafting their bombardment of tweets at the official NUFC account. Some actually were pretty funny like this one by Nathan.
Announce Merino in a helicopter + parachute at HT— Nathan | nbthree3 (@nbthree3) July 26, 2017
Eventually Merino was announced, and that started a whole new wave of jokes about the kid joining the club.
Sometimes I just love our fans. #nufc #merino pic.twitter.com/rEyS2RYSyI— Mr Steel (@MrSteel94) July 26, 2017
HISTORY: Mikel Merino’s first job at the club was to interview someone who saw the robbery take place but wishes to remain anonymous. pic.twitter.com/TjQNUCd0IZ— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) July 28, 2017
Oh and a couple of days ago he did this...
Made my mind up lads. Mikel Merino is world class #nufc pic.twitter.com/lgrqB5meMy— King Ross (@RossOnRasslin) August 2, 2017
and there’s this too
Brilliant #nufc @mikelmerino1 pic.twitter.com/gbCWsehYfk— Josh (@joshgoodfelloww) August 1, 2017
As for Perez and Correa, everyone seemed to be excited (even American media), but of course Mike Ashley was Mike Ashley and for now it does not look like either of those signings will happen. One of the more popular accounts on NUFC Twitter : NUFC Index have stated that Newcastle don’t have the funds to meet the asking price for Perez, this sent all of NUFC Twitter into a slump for a morning
#nufc talking about both Lucas Perez or Angel Correra but no firm bids just yet. Perez seems to be popular choice for fans #nufc— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 31, 2017
If Benitez could bring Correa to #NUFC, it would be a coup for the Magpies https://t.co/S2v53rUWfD— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) August 1, 2017
Lucas Perez just followed @elgalgojonas. Give him a DM lad #nufc— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 31, 2017
*KLAXON*— Gareth Eve (@garetheve) July 31, 2017
Correra just followed Gamez!
Permission to send Angel of the North pics now!#nufc @NUFCThreatLevel pic.twitter.com/VwyPJfYTxa
and then everyone was sad.
LES: #NUFC are reportedly not prepared to pay Arsenal's asking price of £13.4m for striker Lucas Perez and would prefer a loan deal pic.twitter.com/qcOZ824KbH— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) August 1, 2017
The frustration with transfer activity of recent has now shifted from blaming Mike Ashley to blaming overpaid players who won’t leave the club.
*screams internally* pic.twitter.com/oVBBuxXxKc— The Spectator's View (@thespectoview) August 1, 2017
Newcastle United left-back Massadio Haïdara's proposed move to St Étienne breaks down after failed wage negotiations https://t.co/cNkaKIJZda— Get French Football (@GFFN) August 1, 2017
Newcastle United trying to get rid of Emmanuel Rivière and Massadio Haïdara#nufc pic.twitter.com/djcgZrVkI7— Gianfranco Shola (@youmeandnufc) August 1, 2017
NUFC Index stabbed everyone in the heart a few days ago, NUFC 360 created a sense of optimism when they tweeted about Newcastle possibly approaching the Atletico board for a certain Spaniard.
The #NUFC board are in talks over the possible arrival of highly-rated Atletico forward Angel Correa. [The Chronicle] pic.twitter.com/W1fGoXI87j— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 2, 2017
The thing to note with that tweet is that it is from The Chronicle, who, after their extensive reporting of possible dealings with William Carvalho and Ruben Semedo , have made it a point to only report on things they are almost 100% certain about. Both Lee and Mark have spent the entirety of last week explaining that to fans who were upset that The Chronicle did not break the Merino story first. They refused to say anything about it until Lee had someone from the Club confirm the interest, then the deal with Merino. This paid off for them, as they were the first outlet to have the accurate information on the deal, the weird loan to buy fee involved, and all the other details. If The Chronicle is the source of this news it could very well be something to be excited about, but then again, it is The Chronicle
Either way, all this talk of Newcastle being linked to so many Spaniards in the market has generated some great tweets including this one from Joe.
When Benitez sees a Spanish player under 23 on the market #nufc pic.twitter.com/xYrHbbHpa2— Jöe (@NEWCASTLEUNlTED) July 31, 2017
Other Happenings of the Week
Rafa spent some time with the fans, speaking at a local bar about everything from his life philosophy to transfers. His main point was to remind fans to remain optimistic. Optimism helps the team on and off the pitch.
Still on a buzz after this mind #rafa #nufc @rafabenitezweb @NUFC pic.twitter.com/Uvdf9X6XQf— #justiceforharambe (@Ryan_Adams93) July 28, 2017
Class that Rafa spoke to #nufc fans 2nite with my old mate Mick Lowes. "Get behind the team" was the message. #ofcoursewewill #legend #rafa— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) July 27, 2017
Perfect message. Crowd gets on players backs far too easy. End up being the downfall for their own problems. Hopefully a good season ahead— Lee Anderson (@RealLeeAnderson) July 28, 2017
Throughout the week we got to see some old school goals from classic NUFC greats Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas
Feel free to continue telling yourselves that your team's striker is/was better.. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/nQee45Eysf— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) July 24, 2017
Thanks for the reminder @premierleague pic.twitter.com/uk8M1fBHMm— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) July 26, 2017
Some fans still had faith that we would land Batshuayi... I mean whatever floats your boat bro, it ain’t happening.
Batshuayis last 10 follows on twitter #nufc pic.twitter.com/Xt7mDb2KlJ— Gianfranco Shola (@youmeandnufc) July 25, 2017
There was also this tweet, which I won’t even explain lol.
Neymar going to PSG for £450m in total. Shameful #NUFC weren't in on him for that. Embarrassing.— Joe Bloggs (@MagOSotP) August 2, 2017
Finally, this past week saw an interesting fan debate. Who would you rather have as your starting keeper.The responses were so unique that we even felt the need to ask our followers!
Who would be your #1?— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) July 24, 2017
RT - Darlow
Like - Elliot#NUFC pic.twitter.com/JrSRjPUeZ1
Who do you want starting in goal this season?— CHN (@ComingHomeNUFC) August 2, 2017
On the contrary, I wish to see Woodman start. We have a hidden gem that's waiting to be unleashed #NUFC #Howaythelads— Soo Kok Ping (@VinnySoo83) August 2, 2017
Voted for Elliot for this season, but hopefully Woodman is ready in the next year or two— Steve R (@steeeeeeve1020) August 2, 2017
That’s it for this week, be sure to follow us on Twitter @ComingHomeNUFC and throw us a like on Facebook. Keep tweeting/posting/crying yourself to sleep and maybe you will be featured next week!