Leicester fans have been having been having their say after an afternoon, day, night, weekend, in Newcastle.
Nothing really negative about our people or city but the team didn’t impress them…
Newcastle taking the lead after only four minutes then going 2-1 down, only for Dwight Gayle to make it 2-2 with 17 minutes to go.
Leicester eventually winning it in the final stages with an Ayoze Perez own goal, only at Newcastle…
An honest reality check I think about the quality of our players/team, well worth a read.
Comments from top Leicester City message board Foxes Talk:
‘Newcastle are truly a horrible side. Without Benitez they would deffo be bottom of the league at this point. If they do not buy well in the January window I think they will in grave danger of going down.’
‘When we got the winner there were scenes in our end.. lol
We were easily the best side yesterday. Newcastle will have to be very careful or they’ll be relegated. They were worse than I’d imagined.’
‘This expectation of perfection isn’t realistic or reasonable. We can’t even be sure this renaissance is going to last.
Some might think we were ‘sloppy’ but this wasn’t a usual game anyway – an extremely cold (and far-flung) evening match in front of one of the most partisan crowds in the country.
What little I saw of the game confirmed that the lads are becoming very confident – as individuals and with each other. Their close passing is regaining the expertise we saw in ’15-’16. This is a team which is gradually developing the ability to win well or ugly.’
‘OK they were rubbish but the crowd got them going and it’s always going to be a tough place to go.’
‘Get in… I remember a time when we simply couldnt get a win at St James’.
The moments of top flight quality football and goals under Puel are starting to lengthen and I think the late kick-off and the fact it’s colder than a penguin’s chuff in the Toon takes away some of the frustration of the goals we conceded.’
‘To maintain some balance, those of us who watched the game yesterday saw a City side playing some lovely football going forward, with fight and spirit.
We ALSO saw us defensively looking a bit frail and conceding two goals against a very poor Newcastle side, albeit buoyed by their 125 yr celebrations.
It’s better, but it’s not all roses yet. We looked like we could be carved open by a better side.’
‘Pretty lucky they didnt capitalise on half our unforced errors, eh?’
‘So you are trying to tell me Newcastle were as good as us ?’
‘No, and sort of regretting this huge debate now, lol. I only piped up because people were having a go a the few who made some points about the negative aspects of our game and now i’ve got caught up in slating us because apparently its not ok to criticise this weekend
But in a nutshell: Newcastle were rubbish, we were loads better than them and made it a tighter affair than it should have been by a bit of painful-to-see slackness.
Dunno why thats so hard for people to hear. Much of our game, particularly going forward, was great and we far outclassed them.’
‘I’ve never climbed as many flights of stairs to get to a seat in a football stadium. St James is a truly impressive ground. The players looked like little worker ants, scurrying about, although the view was pretty excellent actually.
What wasn’t excellent was the noise made by the Geordies. Apart from when they scored, it was just like a library. Indicative I guess of their current form.’
‘Newcastle late at night is fantastic. We ended up in a club called ‘flares’ and had a magic time.’
‘We weren’t lucky to win the game.
We were the better side by a long way but unforced errors let a poor Newcastle side back in the game.’
‘Just back in the digs after a couple of jars.
Only just found out the third goal was an og.
Other end of the ground to us and looked like Shinji just tapped it in but we were probably half a mile away when you consider the 56 flights of stairs.
Technically there was a massive difference in class but in true Leicester style we manage to make life as difficult as we can by not doing the simple things well enough
Thought it was a decent enough away end and there were certainly a few limbs about when we scored late on.
Probably because of the acoustics you can’t hear the home fans very well but to us they didn’t make much noise and we certainly gave as good as we got
Great day in Newcastle and nowhere near as cold as yesterday thank god.’
‘Alan Shearer, Sting, Jimmy Nail, Broon Ale, Geordie Dancer, Ross Noble, Peter Beardsley, Stotty Cakes, Cheryl and, most of all, Ant and bloody Dec… your boys took one hell of a beating!’
‘Was in the home end for this with my step dad who’s a forest fan. Lived in the north east since moving from Leicester a long time ago.
So it was especially satisfying watching their fans going nuts only to lose it.
Even my step dad, who normally gives us nothing, said there was a massive gulf in class between the sides. Felt 3-2 flattered them.
Lovely to see us passing the ball. Whilst we didn’t create loads of chances, definitely controlled the game.’
‘Playing away at one of the biggest grounds in Europe in front one of the biggest crowds in Europe, a team that was having their “special” day.
We absolutely deserved it, we won.’
‘Whilst we made poor mistakes that cost us, anyone who watched that game and thinks we were lucky to come away with three points is severely deluded. Admittedly Newcastle weren’t great, but there was one team head and shoulders above the other footballing wise, and that was us!’
‘Unreal away day.’
‘Really satisfying result. At 2-2 I thought it was going to be an onslaught from them with the crowd behind them. Did not see us nicking it, over the moon.’
‘An away win is an away win. Give me this Keegan-esque football over the rubbish we saw at Bournemouth and Huddersfield all day long.’
‘I thought we were playing Newcastle Falcons’ 2nd team at times.’
‘Newcastle look a bit hopeless. I fear for them to be honest. Not a great deal of quality in their squad. They need s creative player in January and a striker.’
‘Loved that! A surprising amount of Geordies in the beerkeller in Nottingham but enough foxes to drown them out in the end!’
‘Showed a lot of characters at 2-2. Their fans were right back in it.’
‘Could I suggest that Darlow isn’t as good as any of Newcastle’s previous Keepers or would that just be Krul?’