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Bradford fans react to Newcastle match and away support

4 years ago
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Bradford fans saw their team dominated on Wednesday night, Newcastle running out easy 4-0 winners once they found their shooting boots.

Interesting to see what the Bradford fans have had to say in the aftermath, both about the Newcastle team and away support,

Wednesday saw 7,601 turn up at Valley Parade including 2,404 Newcastle fans, compared to 3,909 with 999 Sunderland fans for the Bradford home game last Saturday (22 July).

Bradford fans react to Newcastle defeat and away support via their top message board Claret & Banter:

‘It’s going to be a good atmosphere for a friendly,and the publicans will do very well as the Geordie faithful like a tipple.’

‘Unbelievable, they are fanatical.’

‘Great fans when they’re doing well, not so good when they’re doing rubbish. All of them suffer from delusions of grandeur.’

‘Sat in the away end tonight with colleagues from the north east. Decent bit of banter, spoiled by over zealous stewards causing bother due to fans taking pictures on their phone. Not streaming the game, no underhand reasons, and quite frankly it was embarrassing.

The game? We barely had a kick against a far superior side (both talent and physically wise). That’s not a dig, we were just well beaten by a far better team.’

‘2,000+ Newcastle in attendance 7600+ in total for a friendly.’

‘I’m more surprised that over 5000 home fans turned up, Can’t think of a friendly game before with that many home fans.’

‘Well that was rubbish, and I don’t mean the team Given they were playing against Prem opp but just the fact that we were outclassed and I was bored. I honestly don’t see how games like this with such a huge gulf in class aids our preparation for the rigours of league 1.’

Newcastle cut us open when they wanted to.

The gulf in class was apparent from the get go.

We battled hard but we were rogered by a team who were so much quicker on the ball than us.

They closed us down very quickly all over the pitch.

It could have been 6 or 7 in reality.

Anyone who draws a negative conclusion about how this performance can reflect on how next season will go is barking mad.’

‘To be fair we got off lightly it could have been 6/7 Newcastle never broke sweat, yes they are a Premier side but given there attacking flair we never got about them with the formation Stuart played, one again when it was played up to Jones he does not have the ability to hold the ball up but what was more of a concern was the midfield players weren’t there in support, so most times it broke down and Newcastle were on the attack again.’

‘What did we learn tonight,more Questions than answers.

Yes a massive gulf between us and the prem but we still can’t defend with five at the back.

Why didn’t Stuart change the formation when at least we were two nil down.best form of defence is attack but he stood by with five at the back for all of the match.

For me this was the disappointment of the night,even against premiership class we didn’t go for it and for me we just tried to keep the score down.

I know it was only a friendly but at least have a go stuart.’

‘Just got back. Newcastle came to play, we looked like we came to practice defending and to test out a rubbish formation.

The Newcastle first team turned up – they had pace, slick passing good build up play and were excellent on the break – as you’d expect. We couldn’t deal with the quality at all.’

‘I thought we weren’t too bad first half contains them but second half they completely over ran us! To be expected as they are a prem team.

We didn’t look like scoring at all, I can’t even really remember a chance in the whole game.’

‘Hope Stuart enquired about Ivan Toney after the match today. Pacey and a regular goal scorer at this level.’

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