We are back with another social media update featuring the best fans in the world (Newcastle fans duh). So, let’s get this party started!
Stadium of Pink
Sunderland kicked off their Championship campaign this past Friday with a game against Derby County. Desperate for football and of course wanting to troll fans on Twitter, NUFC Twitter was watching the game with judgemental eyes.
The big banter from the game was really about how empty the stadium was. It was kind of sad.
Sunderland's first championship home game vs Newcastle's first championship home game #nufc pic.twitter.com/xOhhMaUkiz— NUFC Banter (@NUFC_Banter) August 4, 2017
Have to say they have shown their loyalty once again - relegated and those pink seats turn up in the thousands #loyalfans— Michael Gallon (@MichaelGallon) August 4, 2017
BREAKING:— John Potts #NUFC (@johnpottm) August 4, 2017
Sunderland have been immediately promoted back to the Premier League after scoring a penalty against Derby in front of 48 fans.
Attendance at first home game of Championship season:— The Toon Network (@TheToonNetwork) August 4, 2017
Newcastle (16/17) - 52,079
Sunderland (17/18) - 29,578#NUFC pic.twitter.com/ZMTB5UfkP9
Former Sunderland player, and known baby eater, James McLean even decided to comment, but he was absolutely torched by fans in the replies.
Did someone forget to tell the fans the game is tonight #bareeeeee— James McClean (@JamesMcC_14) August 4, 2017
Sunderland's attendance tonight - 29,578— Safcfansbible (@safcfansbible) August 5, 2017
West Brom's highest attendance last season - 26,308
Coming from an ira supporter plays his games in front of less than 28,000 and that's a sell out #tinpot #small— Peter tyrrell (@SwordboyTyrrell) August 4, 2017
I don't like Sunderland but you sir are a mug hated by everyone— Chris Tatum (@christatum49) August 5, 2017
James did roast one fan though.
Lad your fat bloke that pays to play football just to make himself feel like a footballer.. go on home now and wash your kit chunk— James McClean (@JamesMcC_14) August 4, 2017
In our first installment site manager Bryan Nelson wrote this. It made a lot of people mad.
Sunderland fans were obviously pretty upset.
What's the word when you are talking more about someone or something else than you your own? https://t.co/f2obKRsupj via @ComingHomeNUFC— Mark Carrick (@Carrima) August 6, 2017
What is this aids?— Jonny Thornton (@jonny_thornton) August 6, 2017
“than the huge Newcastle fact” Bud, ya lost me there.
One last thing to, when both our teams were in the prem we sold out more away games than the huge Newcastle fact.— David Fairclough (@baz_73_mackem) August 6, 2017
What a sad post, what the hell would convince safc fans to go and watch Newcastle ? Poor effort— Patrick Hollis (@PaddyAstley) August 6, 2017
The most ridiculous thing I have ever read. And. Or just on twitter— Gary Dowson (@garydowson) August 6, 2017
This next one is actually pretty funny lol.
Your lass got shagged by a mackem didn't she?— Billy Moobs (@moobs1973) August 6, 2017
of course Roker Report had to chime in.
When nobody gives a shite about your poxy website so you have to write about Sunderland https://t.co/XyJ2PUsBFg— Roker Report (@RokerReport) August 6, 2017
Some Newcastle fans were also upset, but for the most part NUFC fans stayed quiet about the issue and continued to share the article on Social Media.
This post is actually an insult to proper nufc fans pal. I'm a Mackem with tons of geordie mates and this "article" stinks. Grow up man— SRB (@Fantanafest73) August 6, 2017
In the end, I hope people realize Bryan doesn’t care what you think.
The Chronicles of Rafa
With more and more reports surfacing that Rafa was “frustrated” NUFC Twitter responded. A lot of big names in NUFC twitter thought the rumors were rubbish and fans look too much into them, others well... they believe what the news tells them.
Here is the tweet that started it all
Been saying all summer that Rafa Benitez has become increasingly frustrated at @NUFC over the transfer policy. He is now at breaking point.— John Richardson (@riccosrant) August 7, 2017
A lot of people from both sides reacted to the tweet throughout the weekend
Define "breaking point" John. Only last week at the talk-in he said he was happier, and urged us to get behind the team this season. https://t.co/skbUPh13hw— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 7, 2017
Typical Sunday in the papers.— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) August 6, 2017
Rafa’s off again.
The “Geordie Nation” over-expect.
All the same tired patter to appease the readership.
The meme to sum it all up, I already talked about this very point a while back. This guy gets it.
August 7, 2017
Matt with a quality thought to ease the minds of folks who are worried.
Rafa states his unhappiness publicly, as it that puts the bigger pressure on those above. Until I see that, I won't worry— Matthew Short (@mshorty25) August 7, 2017
If Matt’s tweet didn’t ease your mind, this theory might.
@NUFC360 random theory. Rafa not happy but sticking about as MA has told him club will be sold within 12 months.— Alan (@alanofthenorth) August 7, 2017
...but wait there’s more. This morning Rafa was headed to the annual Premier league managers meeting and some fans thought he was headed somewhere else.
@ToonTransfer @NUFCTheMag @NUFC_Index @ChronicleNUFC @lee_ryder Rafa on the 9am train to London, showdown talks with Ashley?? pic.twitter.com/WyFlestUvY— Simon Wilson (@simonwilson27) August 8, 2017
Lee Ryder, with a classic Lee response to false tweets.
No, he's on his way to the Premier League manager's meeting. https://t.co/iMXtzjA0Ry— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 8, 2017
Dan says what we are all thinking at this point.
Man can't fart without someone saying he's leaving— Daniel Beer (@DannyBeer) August 8, 2017
Reports today of Achraf Lazaar joining the “I don’t want to leave because I am overpaid” squad really set some folk off.
NUFC 360 with the excellent work, breaking the story.
French clubs have also enquired. However, Lazaar himself isn't in a rush to find a new club as he enjoys Newcastle. [Sport.le360] #nufc— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 7, 2017
Burnsie was the first to weigh in on the issue, and he wasn’t wrong
At 40,000 a week, i think I'd enjoy it too.— Burnsie (@BenArfaChance) August 7, 2017
He should enjoy playing football more than money.. jesus— Rob Watt (@RobWatt1992) August 7, 2017
MCB with a very fair rebuttal that we “totally rational” fans did not want to hear.
I think if I had one opportunity to make enough money to secure my family forever, I'd have that in the back of my mind— MCB (@harryrdknp) August 7, 2017
Just lol. I mean Lazaar’s IG stories tell you everything you need to know.
Actually, Lazaar probably enjoys Yedlin too much. Then again, we all do #NUFC— Mark Ooi (@MarkOoiZW) August 7, 2017
Rafa’s post game press conference was a restatement that in order to bring guys in, some people need to leave.
Rafa Benitez on transfers: "More players will leave and hopefully we can bring more in too." #nufc— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 6, 2017
Rafa Benitez: 'We thank Vurnon Anita, Daryl Murphy & Yoan Gouffran. More players will leave, and hopefully we can bring more in too.' #nufc— Miles Starforth (@milesstarforth) August 6, 2017
Sunday’s at SJP
NUFC returned to SJP for their final preseason bout, a game against Serie A side hellas Verona. Newcastle won 2-0 in a game where they dominated the whole match.
Newcastle launched their live streaming service that is tied to the NUFC online accounts that many fans have. Some folks had trouble with the stream, others didn’t. Either way it was the most talked about topic of the day.
Black kits look great. And even better on @nufc livestream. #NUFC— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 6, 2017
Must not have enough loyalty points to watch #nufc stream— Phil (@Lavanglish) August 6, 2017
Manquillo impressed a lot of fans that day, putting on a convincing performance that has gotten fans excited to see him play Sunday.
The Spanish RB was impressive - great speed & always looking to overlap - Ljuene looks a great buy - Shelvey miles better than anyone #nufc— Michael Gallon (@MichaelGallon) August 6, 2017
Manquillo looking very impressive down this right. Great attacking option. Looks very confident on the ball. #NUFC— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) August 6, 2017
Mitro started up top, and though he had an assist, was pretty lackluster in the eyes of fans. Many begging for another striker.
Definitely need another striker #nufc— nik (@NikkiDaughtry) August 6, 2017
So we need a striker...like now. Just saying #nufc— Claire Tate (@Claire_NUFC) August 6, 2017
The fans wanted another striker, and that is something they might get. Monday saw the news that Rafa sent in a 15 Million Euro bid for Arsenal’s Lucas Perez.
⚽️ O Newcastle de Rafa Benítez está disposto a pagar os 15 millóns que pide o Arsenal por Lucas Pérez https://t.co/CENhuurno2 pic.twitter.com/JAjv8APXmK— TVG (@TVGalicia) August 7, 2017
Newcastle have taken the lead in the race for Lucas Perez. Newcastle is willing to pay the €15m for the forward. - (Via @TVGalicia) #NUFC pic.twitter.com/NxKlwGrwzc— Toon Transfer News (@ToonTransfer) August 7, 2017
Lee Ryder with that insight we normal folk can’t get.
Asked Rafa after the game on Lucas Perez, can move be ruled out he said: "I know him well and like the player" #nufc— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 6, 2017
same bro same
I want us to sign Lucas Perez so much.— Adam (@SimplyMitro) August 7, 2017
This isn’t that much of a stretch if you didn’t know that Rafa was in London earlier this morning for the Premier League Manager’s meeting.
Rafa at central station this morning. Off to sign Perez? @NUFC360 @NUFC_Index @ToonTransfers @stevewraith pic.twitter.com/z7hyOCAZ0J— Harris Goldstein (@mrgoldsteinllb) August 8, 2017
We will just end this section with this gem of a tweet.
Rafa Benitez to Lucas Perez when we have a £13m bid rejected for him. pic.twitter.com/zfRt753GRJ— Adam (@SimplyMitro) August 6, 2017
This is a dope thread from Josh of some amazing moments that should get you hyped for the season
Ultimate Newcastle United thread: pic.twitter.com/RDwFcWjZEz— Josh (@joshgoodfelloww) August 2, 2017
The guy everyone on NUFC wanted, looks like he’s staying put after calling out a site for claiming he was laughing at Morata. This Tweet is just another indicator that Michy is happy where he is.
You guys boring clickbait— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 7, 2017
This is just funny.
Not all heroes wear capes.. pic.twitter.com/BifFqcVNPQ— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 5, 2017
That’s it for this week, be sure to Toon in (see what I did there) next Tuesday for the latest and greatest of NUFC Twitter. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @ComingHomeNUFC !!