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Ian Wright explains why Newcastle fans are putting a smile on his face

6 years ago

Our old friend Ian Wright says that Newcastle fans are continuing to put a smile on his face.

The annoying pundit reckons that supporters should be concentrating on their team, rather than continue to give him stick in response to his over the top demands for Newcastle fans to be punished for giving the referee a hard time at the Arsenal match.

Chatting with Newcastle supporting Sun journalist Shaun Custis, Ian Wright tells him to have a word with his fellow fans.

Wright also describes Newcastle United as being as fragile as a souffle.

Whilst with Steve McClaren, Ian Wright wonders how long he will be given by supporters and claims that the new head coach has to constantly ‘placate’ fans, just like everybody else supposedly has to (according to Wright) at Newcastle.

Which I guess really means, McClaren is duty bound to explain to supporters why Newcastle haven’t won a match and are bottom of the league…

It is all a bit rich from Ian Wright when the Arsenal fans are throwing their cushions on the pitch whenever they get two draws in a row and calling for Arsene Wenger’s head.

Ian Wright:

“There is a smile on my face, simply because I’m getting so much stick still from the Newcastle fans with the Arsenal stuff, they are still doing it.

“Tell your north east brethren to let it go and start concentrating on their team.”


“It is like a soufflé, that is what Newcastle United is like. As soon as I open the oven door my wife says ‘don’t open it’.”


“It is going to be interesting with the Newcastle fans: what time they are going to give him (Steve McClaren), how they are going to react to him.

“He is a placater of fans, I don’t know anyone who is in and around the Newcastle fans who is not placating them at some stage you have got to keep doing that.

“Newcastle have to find a way to get it going man.”


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