Huddersfield fans have been congratulating Newcastle on their promotion back to the Premier League.
Whilst the odd one jumped the gun and thought it was already mathematically the case, even despite needing two points more for United to be certain, they almost universally accept that their defeat to Fulham means it is realistically the case.
However, whilst some think Newcastle deserve a pat on the back for bouncing back at the first opportunity, others prefer to think that finishing second would be failure ad Rafa should be sacked!
There are also clearly frustrations amongst the Huddersfield fans on their own position, having looked to be serious outside contenders for automatic promotion for so long, falling away and seeing their team beaten 4-1 at home by play-off hopefuls Fulham has been a sobering instant for some.
‘So many congratulations (to Newcastle United), we gave it a good shot, but not to be. Choose what anybody thinks, they really are a truly massive club evidenced not least by consistently pulling in 54,000 home fans in The Championship.
Their posters on here have been in the main a decent bunch when it looked like being a three horse race a while ago.
Well done and fair play!’
‘We can still get 87 points, so Newcastle not quite up yet. If they beat Preston then they will be promoted.’
‘Have we really given it a good shot?
Defeats at against Burton, Forest and Bristol City suggest otherwise…relinqueshing of it too easily.’
‘Are you kidding me?
We play in the one of the most competitive leagues in the world.
We have been top six for nearly all season.
We have a bottom six of the league budget.
We’ve played the best football most fans have seen in our lifetimes.
We’ve had half a team imported from a lower intensity league in Germany that’s had to get used to the English league.
We’ve had our most dynamic attacker injured for the second half of the season and our most incisive attacker injured for every game you mention.
You make it sound as though the team have just sacked it off because they can’t be bothered.’
‘Yeah 3 cheers for Newcastle everyone. Come on, hip hip…’
‘I really don’t feel like congratulating a club of that size and financial backing on finishing above Town. It is like congratulating Man City for finishing in the top half of the PL.’
‘Yet Villa who spent more are in the bottom half of the league.’
‘Yes and it is the funniest thing ever. But I’ll bet they are up there next year though. Money wins in the end. For the odd season it doesn’t but it does in the end.’
‘I think they (Villa) will be further up the league next season but I wouldn’t bet on them finishing as high as they would like, they made an £81 million loss last year while in the Premiership and they can’t keep that up.’
‘I admitted it was a mistake, and premature.
But today was the day Newcastle went up whatever you say.’
‘Would have snapped your hand off last August for a bite at the play-offs so I’m ok where we’re at.
Good luck to the Toon but they should have easily won this league with their resources and never mind 2nd spot! What did Bill Shankly once say about finishing second? ;-)’
‘For me Rafa should be sacked for finishing second, they are an absolute joke of a club from top to bottom.
Let’s congratulate Brighton, not them.’