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?’



  • Paul Patterson

    ‘Newcastle are truly a horrible side. Without Benitez they would deffo be bottom of the league.’
    This is a myth, I am grateful for such an esteemed manager taking over at this madhouse but let’s not make him immune from criticism. He has actually cost us points this season..

    • Jezza

      I disagree. I think the assessment of the Leicester fan was spot on. If it wsn’t for Rafa we would have even fewer points now. He has performed miracles to get 15 points in the Premiership with a Championship team.

      • Dillon Tovak

        Jezza. The guy who comments so I don’t have to.

      • Kev Newcastle England

        Totally opposite for me.Think we would have a few more points if the manager played the better players who are benched instead of dross like Perez Joselu Manquillo Murphy/Hayden

        • mentalman

          jezza has a man crush on rafa

          • hetonmag

            Jezza has more sense than you because he back’s the manager.

          • Jezza

            No I just recognise that he’s the best qualified manager NUFC have ever had and he is now in an impossible position having had the rug pulled from under him by the club’s owner in three successive transfer wondows.

          • mentalman

            your right he is the best qualified manager we have ever had, but that doesn’t mean that he is the best manager for the job or to get the best results out of the current team he has.

            If he’s been treat so badly why is he still here?

            I may be wrong but i can’t remember him moaning about the investment last summer.

          • Jezza

            Where were you in August when Rafa very publicy stated “I’m signing the players I can not the ones I want”?

  • MadMag83

    A newly promoted team playing against the 2016 Champions, hardly surprising to see a gulf in class.

    • Jezza

      A team who sell any decent players they ever get and chronically under invest in the transfer market against a team who keep their best players and go out and sign more quality players to play alongside them. That’s why there’s such a gulf in class.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        we`re a selling club because we`ve had a raft of greedy owners who are more interested in money than enhancing the teams quality.
        we had a brief respite under KK but even that didn`t last

      • MadMag83

        Selling our best players over the years led to relegation, we didn’t sell any of our so called best players in the summer but we also didn’t add to a Championship level squad, unlike Huddersfield and Brighton who did and are both currently above us in the table.

        • Jezza

          I completely agree.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    We may well be rubbish but it took an own goal for them to win it.
    they were like a sieve at the back in the first 30 mins, a decent team would have buried them
    Technically they out classed us, but as iv`e said it took an OG to beat us

    • Dillon Tovak

      There were times where we allowed them to look like Barcelona, how is it we have the ability to do that?
      Same with Bournemouth.
      Well I guess the answer is….we’re absolute schittte.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        we have a habit of making everybody look like Barca

        • Albert Stubbins

          We’d make Barcelona look like real Madrid!!

          • Dillon Tovak

            Ha.

        • MadMag83

          It’s because we allow teams far too much possession at times, which works if you’re strong at the back and good on the counter attack, sadly we are neither at present.

    • urban.spaceman

      An own goal forced on you by Shinji our never say die samurai.

  • anyobrien

    Blah blah blah…

  • Leazes Ender

    Fair comments, pretty hard to make any noise wearing thermal gloves and as ice crystals formed on my sunglasses the desire to sing diminished…. it must have been even colder upstairs.

  • Danimal

    Still whining about level 7 and oxygen etc? Ungrateful visitors. I live in Sheffield and saw their team (Leicester City) about seven or eight years ago, just after administration and points deduction. Sheff Wed are still making their way back slowly. Newcastle haven’t even started. You lot (Leicester) should have some humility, you’re only here because the rest of us let you off. You went into admin and we didn’t. x

    • Kevin

      All within the rules as they existed at the time.

      • Danimal

        Fine. Your mate was still smug and dismissive about us. As they say, be nice to people on the way up because you might meet them on your way back down.

        • Kevin

          Agreed…

    • MattLeicester

      I’m not sure what the point is that you are making. Yes the club did go into voluntary administration (and we were not the only ones at the time of the ITV Digital collapse) and it was an incredibly difficult and sad time for many employees and creditors. It was not done as some sort of ‘jolly wheeze’ to creep around some rules – if you think that you are either crazy or fantastically ill-informed. You have to understand that the club were forced into taking the move by a petty minor creditor with malicious intentions who had applied to the high court for a winding-up order. The club had actually made great strides to agree re-scheduling of debts repayments and had agreements in place with all the major creditors. The intention was to do the right thing for the club and its creditors – but the board were ultimately prevented in doing this. And by going into administration, those board members lost not only their money but their positions as directors in the first place. Even then, with the future of the club in the hands of an official administrator, the avoidance of receivership was a close-run thing. As for the other clubs ‘letting us off’, this is complete nonsense since there were no rules imposing points deductions at the time. So you (i.e. Sheffield Wednesday et al) were really never in a position to punish us or to ‘let us off’ since no rules had been broken…

      • Danimal

        Thanks for the detailed response and I don’t belittle what your club and supporters went through. I am just suggesting that you should have a bit more empathy/sympathy with fans of other clubs who are going through tough times instead of smugness.

        • MattLeicester

          Well fine. But I do not detect the smugness in the comments that you allude to. The comments concerning the altitude were mere jocularity. And do you really think that in our more sober moments that we do not have sympathy with fans of other clubs going through tough times? How many of us do you really know?

    • MattLeicester

      And just another couple of points: 1. The points penalty you alluded to which came into force two seasons later would not have prevented Leicester’s promotion since it amounted to a deduction of 10 points. Leicester finished the season 12 points ahead of the nearest competitor! 2. It may have escaped your notice that the club has suffered two further relegations since that time (including a season in the 3rd tier of English football for the first time in its history) – the club owes its current position to the astute leadership of its current owners (with the help of some very good managers, coaches and players) not for avoiding a non-existent penalty from over a decade ago…

  • Albert Stubbins

    Leicester who? They used to bring about fifty up in the eighties. Joke club!!

    • Dillon Tovak

      You’ve got something on your shoulder 🍟
      We’re you abused by someone from Leicester or something?

      • Albert Stubbins

        Not sure. Were you?

        • Panzerfaust

          Go and have a lie down, you pillock. You’re embarrasing us.

          • Albert Stubbins

            How’s that boy?

          • Albert Stubbins

            you’ve named yourself after a german anti tank gun? does the term irony mean anything to you? I choose to stick up for my team and city in which I live. you stick to playing ww2 on the playstation- my 14 year old plays it btw

        • Dillon Tovak

          Hahahaha I know you are you said you are but what am I?

          Abuse could be someone just shouting at you dumbo.

          Plus it’s you’re, not your.

          • Albert Stubbins

            up voting your own comments- YOU’RE really not getting this are you Dillon? are you naming yourself after the dozy Tw** off the Magic Roundabout? you share a lot in common. Take some advice- don’t come to a gun fight armed with a knife bonny lad. Ive had bigger S**** !!

  • Kevin

    As a Foxes fan…I expected to win this game.
    Our pace and skill going forward was always going to cause Newcastle problems. What we hadn’t bargained for was that we would play so poorly. Too many careless balls in our own half, vulnerability once again to set peice lofted nothing balls into the box. Failure to score the goals our attacking play should have provided.
    Pleased with a win but it was not a good performance despite long spells of possession.
    We should not be fooled that performances at this level will cement a place in the top 8.

    • Albert Stubbins

      Enjoy it while you can. Traditionally your a two Bob club with sh### support and Mediocre players. Two good seasons and yous think you’re barcelona. Leicester? Lol

      • Kevin

        Just remind me…when was it that your club last won a significant trophy?
        Small club with a lot of noisy fans.

        • Carlo Ancelotti

          If we won the premiership we`d build a statue of the manager, not sack him

          • Leazes Ender

            You underestimate the club in terms of stupidity…. they’d do both.

          • Kevin

            Hmmm..that gives an insight into the ‘bonding’ mentality that exists at Newcastle.
            We respect what Claudio did for the club and that will never, ever change.
            It is, however, important to ensure that you stay ahead of the game. Teams had worked us out…the tinkerman was tinkering, relegation was beckoning.
            Sentiment in those circumstances is misplaced and over-rated.
            The City owners are wealthy and ambitious…they recognise that to build success you need to be flexible.
            The statues will follow later.

          • Dillon Tovak

            Staying ahead with Shakespeare?
            Anyway, well done for the result on the weekend and I can only apologise for the goons on this forum.

        • Albert Stubbins

          We’ve won twice as much as you though. Football didn’t begin two years ago!!

          • urban.spaceman

            How about in the last 25 years?

            Leicester:
            1 Premier League title
            1 Championship title
            1 League One title
            2 League Cups

            Newcastle:
            3 Championship wins
            The INTERTOTO CUP.

            No contest really.

          • Albert Stubbins

            How about the last 125? No, didn’t think so. Away with you. Rugby city.always has been. Leicester Tigers. Even I know that and I hate rugby!!

          • urban.spaceman

            Well I chose the last 25 as it’s sort of, you know, within recent memory.

            Last top flight title? 80 years ago.
            Last FA Cup? 62 years ago.
            League Cup? NIL.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Yes but it doesn’t represent the full picture of the club’s over all tradition or history does it? Is your club 25 years old. I remember you bringing about a car load up here in 80’s about 25 years ago though, does that count as well?

          • urban.spaceman

            No, recent history gives an insight into the club’s capability of success now, in the present day. Tell you what, if you stay up this season and win the Premier League next, I’ll shut up. OK?

          • Albert Stubbins

            That comment makes no sense. If your backers left you you’d be forgotten in a week. Stick to rugger. It’s what your known for.

          • Danimal

            Pathetic. Football fan?

          • Albert Stubbins

            He’s a tigers fan!!! Lol lol

          • Danimal

            We leave League One issues to our infrequently washed neighbours down the A19. But congratulations all the same.

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            you’re right. you’re being a total pr!ck about it. but you’re right.

          • Kevin

            Albert…were you around to witness the glory years?

          • urban.spaceman

            Almost certainly wasn’t even born.

          • Albert Stubbins

            So it never happened then?

          • Albert Stubbins

            No but I know that they happened. I never witnessed world war one either but ive witnessed the graves in flanders!! History is significant.

          • Kevin

            Albert I came on this thread and commented not to demean Newcastle but say how ordinary I thought the City performance was on the day. I’m trying hard not to respond in a negative manner.
            In all honesty, I don’t think I need to!
            I genuinely like Newcastle as a club and respect their history but right now…thats all it is.
            I sincerely hope that you do rid yourself of Ashley and are able to move forward, as we have, with owners that care about progressing the club.
            This is positively my last visit to this thread.

      • Dutch

        As a Toon supporter all my life I think they were spot on with this post. At least they are enjoying it. Sore loser comes to mind.

        • Albert Stubbins

          Sore loser? You bet I am. Keep on accepting mediocrity. I won’t.

          • urban.spaceman

            It’s been about 20 years since you were relevant. Shouldn’t you just accept it now?

          • Albert Stubbins

            Leicester has and never will be relevant. Small club with s### fans. You got lucky and still no one knows who you are. Enjoy!!

          • urban.spaceman

            Really? Cos I was out in the middle of Botswana and Namibia last year and got nothing but praise for my Leicester shirt. We are somewhat relevant.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Ha ha ha. Living the dream then. Meanwhile in the traditional heartlands of the footballing world your about as significant as Netto!!

          • hetonmag

            Hold on Albert they’ve got Lineker, you know the crisp munching striker who Pedro put on the map.

          • Albert Stubbins

            And that’s all anyone knows about them. Lol a big eared spud munching clem!!

          • urban.spaceman

            Dunno about that. In the top 8 of clubs in Europe last season. 19th in the most valuable squads in the world (Newcastle didn’t make the top 100). Won the Premier League 18 months ago to worldwide acclaim. Not sure what you’re struggling with to be honest Albert.

          • Albert Stubbins

            I think you know precisely. You’re not that thick surely.

          • ZeGuy

            No try to say it without crying.

          • Whickhamrobbie

            small club who have won cups and the league in recent memory .
            It seems we the toon are becoming more irreverent by the day .
            Big crowds does not mean a big club .

          • Dillon Tovak

            You sound like a child.

      • Wor Lass

        You should direct your bile towards Ashley and his minions. Leicester beat us fair and square and their fans` comments seem pretty much on the mark to me.

        • Albert Stubbins

          yes you’re right they did well beat us. It doesn’t mean I have to cow tow to some two bob clubs supporters though mate- that’ll never happen.

          • Wor Lass

            I suppose that`s fair comment, really, Albert!

      • ZeGuy

        Thanks, I needed salt for my steak.

  • Carlo Ancelotti

    we aren`t the worst team in the premiership, but we`re working really hard to get there

    • gallowgate26

      True, there are about 7-8 VERY mediocre teams in this league, of which we are just one. Leicester are not, they should be pushing the ‘super clubs’ at the top, if they get their acts together. I think the bottom half of the PL have more in common with the top 6 of the championship than they do the top 6 in the PL.

    • Danimal

      We have the worst squad.

  • gallowgate26

    I think 2-2 would have been a fair result, yes they had some better players, Mahrez in particular is a class above anything we’ve got at the minute. But they made some sloppy mistakes and started both halves very slowly. They look like a mid-table team and us bottom 5, no worse than West Brom, Swansea and the hammers. We need to find our way again and get Lascelles back in there to organise the defence. We won’t win many games by conceding 3 goals. Credit to Leicester, they are too good to be struggling near the bottom and should be at least in the top half with that squad. Hopefully if we get new owners and survive this season, we will give them a sterner test next year.

    • Dillon Tovak

      Did you watch West Ham on the weekend, we don’t have one player that could even get close to Arnautovics performance. There’s a big difference.

      • gallowgate26

        I didn’t watch them this weekend but I did when we beat them 3-0 and I thought they looked awful. They’ve also just been beaten 4-0 by Everton.

      • mentalman

        1 man doesn’t make a team, he played well in the first half but the rest were poor against a chelsea team who didn’t turn up

      • Jezza

        As soon as we secured promotion last April, Arnautovic was one of the players I most wanted us to sign in the summer. Unfortunately due to our club owner’s profit above everything else approach we ended up signing Stoke City’s worst player intead of their best.

  • hetonmag

    Gray look’s a good prospect but I would recommend he cuts the showboating out because someone will put him out of the game if he tries it too often.

  • Peaky Magpie

    I remember that game against this lot which was delayed due to that huge screen been deemed unsafe.For many years while a season ticket holder I walked down Barrack Road often bumping into various away supporters getting off the parked coaches without an ounce of bother,loads of good humoured banter and many just wanting to know where to go for a pint,something to eat etc.This lot on that day were a different kettle of fish,talk about going back to the 70’s,I’ve never experienced so much bile,vitriol & hatred that I heard that day and never since.Bottles were been thrown at families with young children and the pure hatred was bordering on maniacal.I know this will be a small minority and every team has its undesirable supporters but mud sticks and for me this tarnished Leicester City.

  • Andy Mac

    “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”

    Erm they were on the bench !

    • Damon Horner

      Shelvey has had no assists and less key passes per game than Perez, Atsu and even Joselu, no doubt he is capable but his form has been questionable this season.

      • Dillon Tovak

        I agree, even his short passes have been sloppy.
        What is it with our fans and lying to themselves players like Mitro and Mbemba are game changers.
        We need good players, not debatably better in some people’s opinion.

        • mentalman

          Mbemba is clearly a level above the current fullbacks but defends to much for the way rafa wants to play

  • Down Under Mag

    We are a game off midtable and a game off a relegation spot but right now there’s only one direction we look to be going and seem to be relying on other teams not picking up points as well but they are all starting to under their new managers.

    We’ve thrown games away this season, shooting ourselves in the foot most of the time. We may not have a great squad but we need to find that fight we had in the first month or so that seems to have vanished at the moment. We aren’t going to out-play the opposition so we must learn to dig in and fight once again if we are to halt this run.

  • TheNutJob

    Doomed
    even Betvictor thinks we`re doomed
    😂😂

    • Rich Lawson

      Pay your taxes Mr Mainwaring.

  • CaptainCaveman

    Why is this a must read? There is nothing particularly insightful.

  • Rich Lawson

    ”I remember when we simply couldn’t get a win at St James” That would be the last time you played there in the Prem’,a miserable 0-3 capitulation,we were a lot better this time and could have won ! Agree about Darlow tho’,he was awful.