Scoring six goals away from home is a treat that not many Newcastle fans get to see, losing 6-0 at home in the league is something that no QPR fans have ever seen in their entire history.
So what did those QPR fans make of it all?
After winning with discipline and a game built on strong defence and a five match winning run, it really came together for Newcastle United in West London.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink declared ‘My players gave me effort…Newcastle were just too good’ but how did his team’s own supporters view it?
‘Someone make it stop.’
‘They appear to be a class above. Shelvey, Ritchie, Perez, Mitrovic, these are Premier League level players being coached by a Champions League winning coach.’
‘Newcastle were in a completely different class. We have to accept that almost by definition all their players are better than ours. Were they 6 goals better…….remember they hit the bar twice and had a goal disallowed……or even more?
They were AT LEAST 6 goals better than us in my opinion. This was no fluke result.
Everything that Newcastle did was better than anything we did. They were stronger, more tactically aware, clever when in possession and had more desire. It was men against boys.
Shelvey was running midfield, the glue that pulled everything together yet at no time was he hassled or marked or kicked/fouled to know that someone was there at his back to close him down.’
‘Putting balls over the 6’4″ defender for our tiny centre forward was stupid.
Whole midfield over-run by one bloke called Shelvey. Defence were bullied by a couple of forwards.
They were quicker, wanted the ball, shot on sight.
We are totally crap. Totally embarrassed by that performance. Don’t blame anyone who left with 30 mins left. Shambolic.’
‘Jimmy coming out with the how much they have spent excuse. Some would say we did pretty much that under Redknapp.
Get on with it and stop crying.’
‘Newcastle have a manager of proven quality who can get the best out of their players, QPR have…… try that for an excuse Jimmy.’
‘Newcastle have had 29 shots tonight, we don’t have that many in a month… that’s what’s wrong.’
‘Right me car isn’t working, me team lost 6-0, better be a good day at work.’
‘Newcastle were good but if you play to their strengths ie give them loads of time and space this is what will happen.’
‘Don’t know why I stayed until the end. Newcastle will finish top of the league without doubt, a very efficient squad and a top manager, it was an all round effortless performance from them.
Very well drilled team who displayed confidence and composure all over the pitch. Shelvey especially just walked the game picking out defence splitting passes for TWO strikers with strength and pace. Even Perez was pushing our defence around.’
‘He (Hasselbaink) picked the wrong players for the game. In terms of the gulf it was a bit of both, I.e. All round incompetence from us and some sharp play from them. Looking at them you have to wonder how they got relegated last season. Schteve must have got it wrong big time for the first 7 months.’
‘That we were lucky to only lose by 6 – 0 sums up how bad we were….
They could seriously been in double figures at the end…. I think we troubled their keeper once late on when we finally had TWO strikers on the pitch….
Arrived late and wished I hadn’t turned up as most of the players didn’t….
That we had either 5 defenders or 4 with 2 CDM’s at home summed up our game plan….
They took us to the cleaners in the centre of the park and were a class above us in touch, technique and commitment….’
‘I got slaughtered on here last season for saying Hasselbaink didn’t have a clue and was out of his depth. After a false dawn the chickens are coming home to roost.We are heading for mediocrity with him at the helm.’
‘When you look at the players Newcastle have retained, along with those signed, and our equivalents, the gulf is scary – even more so when you consider if Newcastle kept this team in the Premier League could see them no better than lower half, nearer relegation.’
‘You would have sworn they were the home team last night. We have to get hardcore fans standing in the lower loft.’