Newcastle and Wolves fans had contrasting fortunes in midweek but little doubt who was celebrating at 5pm on Saturday afternoon.
Newcastle’s 6-0 win at QPR and the 4-0 home defeat for Wolves, had many inside St James Park wondering just how many NUFC would win by.
However, anybody who has supported Newcastle for more than two minutes knew at the back of their mind that there was always a risk…
Newcastle United supporters have had plenty to say about the team selection, effort or otherwise of certain players, tactics etc etc.
So what did those Wolves fans make of it all?
‘Absolutely buzzing. I missed the Steve Bull masterclass on that new years day and have never seen Wolves win at Newcastle…. I have now!’
‘I thought Newcastle were getting on top, till we went one up. Very good passing and movement, but they had no end product to finish it off.
At the moment, we are a work in progress. I thought Zenga won the tactical battle today. He made the most of what we have, where Newcastle were over confident, until they went down.
I thought Newcastle fans were very quiet, Wolves fans were superb and the referee was a home banker.’
‘Anita’s red card was very harsh. Booking at worst for me. They’ll appeal that surely.’
‘Home now after a great afternoon!
Wolves fans support throughout was excellent – after the second goal the noise level hurt my ears!
Good team performance – we denied them time and space in midfield and they seemed clueless how to to break us down. That said they appeared to turn up expecting to win and never seemed to reach our effort levels.’
‘They will still go up. We did a number on them today . we need to have an attack strategy for our home games now!’
‘And what season have Newcastle supporters been watching? You’d think they were bottom half, not two points off automatic promotion.’
‘Big club shouldn’t be in this Division and like all clubs have fans that demand 6-0 wins every week and anything less is s***, everyone is s*** and the world is s*** if it doesn’t happen.’
‘You’ve got to remember they came down to this division before (similar relegation, squad should never have been in that much trouble but Ashley likes entrusting the picking of the team and the signing of players to absolute morons) and ended up getting 102 points with only four defeats.
They didn’t lose a home game that season, they’ve already lost two this time and it’s only the middle of September. They almost certainly expected the same results especially with who they now have as manager and with broadly decent transfer business in the summer.
If we contrived to get ourselves relegated to L1 again (please no, never again) then pretty much everyone would expect us to walk away with the league in similar fashion to how we did under Ken.’
‘I am a very happy Wolves fan this evening and living up here I am going to have a very pleasant day on Monday at work!
I have had Newcastle fans this week telling me how many they will score and that they are likely to not lose another game this season! Admittedly a few have got in touch and said we deserved the win, which we did.
It was great to see the new side in the flesh for the first time this season and they were deserved winners and they did a real job on Newcastle and I think it’s fair to say Walter Zenga won the tactical battle over the much lauded Benitez.’
‘What a great day out. Early start, plenty of home and away fans mingling in every pub with no bother whatsoever.
The stadium is great but the view does make you feel like you are somewhat detached from the action. Back to the pub after the match. Didn’t want to leave!’
‘Newcastle’s a great city. Pretty much a perfect away day. Great pubs before the game, great match, great pubs after the game.’
‘It’ll be all gloom and doom on Tyneside. They’re as bad as us.’
‘Our seats were so high I thought I would get a nose bleed
Scores on the door – 10 for all of them (We were so high I did not know who was who)
Fans..10 plus …superb noise from start to finish, quality singing, the Newcastle fans deserve a mention too, very friendly despite just losing, very complimentary and the police whilst there were loads of them were again friendly and superb’
‘Big shout out to the Newcastle fans after the game. 5 or 6 came and shook my hand in the pub and said well played. Not a bad word or aggression from any of them – the way football should be.
Superb day out. Well done Wolves.’
‘One of the best away days for a long time. Great weather, great support, great performance, and a great win. I’ll agree with most of what has been already said, but the big plus for me was that we were solid.
Newcastle just couldn’t get through us, we looked very comfortable, confident, controlled, and calm on the ball. Saiss made a huge difference but Edwards was also key.
We really pressed Newcastle, gave them no time on the ball, especially their defence, and it was that type of pressing that led to the second goal.
I know I’m biased because I know live here, but Newcastle is a great away day.
Fans are welcoming and friendly, you can wear your colours anywhere, stewards and police do their job in a friendly, humorous and respectful way. The ground is in a great city centre location with loads of pubs and places to eat around.
No hint of trouble anywhere, and they don’t take offence at celebrating away fans.’
‘I was in with the Newcastle fans (had a jacket on with wolves shirt underneath) and my eldest had to hold me down twice when the goals went in or I would have gotten killed.
Went down the front on the final to celebrate with the lads with my home shirt proudly on display.
I don’t think the locals took kindly to me doing the Icelandic clap and the stewards had to escort me out to stop me being lynched.’
‘If you read the top stories from the Newcastle press you’d think the toon had lost the plot and played proper ****e.
They’re kidding themselves, we stopped them playing and we made them look ****e.’
‘Benitez made a mistake playing Gayle on his own upfront & selecting a couple of his fringe players (one of whom let him down with the own goal & the other got himself sent off).
Many of their fans thought that they may go undefeated until the end of the season just like the last time they were in this league.
They underestimated us & got a rightful humping – our result will probably inspire many other teams to have a go when they play them.’
‘Played them off the park in their own backyard. Rafalution derailed.
Couldn’t fault anyone today. Even Edwards did his job. Saiss was my MOTM. So composed.
And our fans out sung 49000 Geordies all match long.’