Nottingham Forest fans have been having their say about playing Newcastle United.
Whether they are talking 1974 or 2016, not many/any of them have a good word to say about NUFC.
Some amusing comments amongst them as it is pleasing to see such a reaction, the worst thing of all is when you are simply ignored…
After three wins from four Championship games and Newcastle losing their first two in the Premier League, also fair to say that the vast majority are very confident that they can win.
There are even some claiming that Rafa Benitez will be happy to be out of it to concentrate on the league/survival.
Comments from Nottingham Forest fans via their top Forest Forum message board:
‘Dislike the Geordies nearly as much as I dislike Liverpool. Never forgiven them for the 1974 pitch invasion. I would love to get a result.’
‘They’ll put their U21’s out.
We’ll beat ’em.’
‘I think we’ll make a number of changes with the players coming in not really weakening the side. Guessing Newcastle will have a fair few changes too so should be a close game.’
‘Perhaps oddly, I get more excited about the League Cup than the FA cup, Prem teams don’t take it quite as seriously, so if you get a decent draw and are up for it, you can find yourself in the later rounds and getting a bit giddy.’
‘Newcastle’s priority is staying in the Prem, if we can get an early goal I can’t see them bothering to fight back too hard.’
‘At least we won’t have to worry about Shelvey, after he stamped on someone else who wound him up.
He’ll be watching the game from the naughty step. Petulant child.’
‘Aren’t they still complaing to the ref about lansbury diving?’
‘I’d love it if we beat these. I don’t care if it’s the Carabou Cup or the Egg Cup. Let’s just beat them.’
‘Don’t have any feelings for the Toon one way or another. Just another Premier League team who haven’t won anything in the same vein as Bournemouth and Stoke.’
‘Its hard to dislike someone when you can’t understand what they are talking about. But I’ll give it my best shot.’
‘Newcastle are bound to put out their reserves; they have only just finished a hard game against Huddersfield. And they need their first team to stay fit and stay in the Prem.
An intriguing contest which will be close, but, of course, NFFC to triumph in our usual nail-biting style.’
‘If you don’t hate Geordies, you’re just not old enough.’
‘They played shocking against Huddersfield , I think they will put a young team out and try and focus on the league.’
‘I’m old enough to remember the last time Newcastle did win something though – the Inter Cities Fairs Cup in 1969.
I’m also old enough to remember when they had rubbish support, before they created that myth of best fans in the world.’
‘I suspect that Beneitez will put out a good side for this game to try and get a win under the belt and give them a bit of confidence.
If we can go at them from the start, like we did against Boro, we can crowbar their weakness into our advantage. But we have to get them on the back foot early doors.’
‘The clouds are gathering over the Tyne – again! Even if they do they’ll have to play up a darn sight better than the plodding display against ‘udderfield. Lots of lumping it long, lots of lost possession.’
‘He will have no pressure on him, every loss will increase pressure on the board to start spending. If he gets sacked he will have plenty of clubs lined up for him, the manager is more powerful than the club, really.’
‘These Geordie boys are here for the taking. Dynamic front three with a point to prove, they’ll stick a few past Darlow.’
‘Let’s have these whinging Geordies, dump ’em out the cup.’
‘Benitez and Ashley have fallen out
Benitez claims he was promised funds to bring in Premier standard players.
Ashley say “Not so – I don’t have money to burn”.
Shocking start to their Premier League season: played 2 and lost 2 with some really tough fixtures coming up.
Shelvey suspended – should be banned!
A Club in disarray.
We should beat them but I don’t think we will.’
‘The fat Spanish waiter is chucking his toys out the pram because he’s limited to what he can spend, he was happy enough to take the plaudits last season when he could outspend everyone else in the league with his relegation compo.’