Chelsea fans enjoyed their first win at St James Park since 2011.

However, ‘enjoyed’ might not exactly be the right word, as many of them appear to be more bothered about the Newcastle tactics, than the fact that they  actually won.

I could understand maybe if they’d ended up not winning, to moan on and on about Rafa’s defensive approach.

However, when you have won any match, who cares about what the opposition have or haven’t done, if anything you should be just laughing about it.

Chelsea fans also seem totally unaware as to exactly how much of a mess we are in due to Mike Ashley, plus the fact Rafa Benitez had so many players missing on Sunday.

As for Rafa himself, no surprise to see him getting so much grief off the Chelsea fans.

Even though in a very short stay of only months, as interim manager he delivered them the Europa League title and Champions League football for the following season.

Comments taken from the top Chelsea message boards Shed End,:

‘What I don’t get is how are Newcastle considered a big team?

They last won a meaningful trophy in the 50s, do they think they’re a big team because they have passionate fans?

From where I stand, they’re a tinpot club with a big stadium, the fact they’re scumbag fans think they’re a big side that plays good football and then have to endure Rafa parking a double decker bus in front of their goal for 90 mins is a joke.

The sooner Rafa and Newcastle go back to the Championship where they belong, the better.’

‘It was 90% possession at one point, absolutely obscene.

Make no mistake Rafa’s approach today is a HUGE compliment to the job Sarri is doing, you don’t play those type of tactics unless you are absolutely shi..ing yourself. ‘

‘Take into account that their best defender Lascelles was out, as was the darling of St. James’s Park, Shelvey, and it was no surprise to me that he adopted those tactics, especially with Clark and Fernandez as the centre back partnership. Fu.. me, I’d have stuck five players around that pair.’

‘Match of the day said about treatment hazard got all game at Newcastle and also dismissed elbow Giroud received…even laughed that Giroud looked up from his position on the floor after Newcastle scored as if it was a sign he’d been feigning injury somehow…same blinkered sh.. against us every year from this show.’

‘I get the guys saying we were slow etc, but I think for this game its a bit harsh.

Newcastle players were well drilled.  They are strong and fast.  They are so hard to break down and they were at home. 

I’m actually very proud of the way we played and would take that performance any day any time.’

‘It’s more of a shrug or a push away than a swinging elbow, and the way Grioud went down just a little bit too late made it look a bit iffy.

Overall I thought this and the penalty just about cancelled each other out. Both decisions seem to be either clear-cut right or clear-cut wrong depending on who you speak to, which suggests to me that both views are wrong. I’d probably care a lot more about this if we didn’t win the match.’

‘SO HAPPY WITH THIS WIN!! F…ing newcastle are proper scum.

Even when we played defensively in the past we never hunted down and roughed up players the way they did. Disgusting tackles.

What was Luiz doing for that goal? Poor defending.

And we need to move the ball faster. Eden needs to release the ball quicker and dribble when around the box where defenders will be scared to foul him for a penalty, not in the middle of the pitch slowing down play.

Good 3 points.’

‘Newcastle weren’t even interested in trying to play football today.

Nine of the ten outfield players were behind the ball and they just punted the ball clear to Rondon in a desperate hope he might be able to bring it down.

They were kicking lumps out of Hazard from the kick off and in the second half started commit cynical fouls whenever we started to find space.

Fu.. Rafa and fu.. the barcodes, they deserved nothing from that game.’

‘One of the worst games I’ve ever seen Ended with real late drama…Newcastle deserved what they got for being utter boring thugs…’

‘Fair play to Redknapp…said Newcastle players should be embarrassed at their tactics, lack of possession, lack of intent to attack today.’

‘Terrible officials today, and there were so many mistakes by them. Alonso popped up to score at the end but it will be given as a Yedlin own goal.

Benitez gained nothing from those tactics and I’m sure Newcastle fans are livid. They play Man City away next. Good luck with that one.’

‘Of course Rafa is going to say the penalty is soft but he’s invited that level of pressure onto his team.

Leading up to the penalty Newcastle had conceded three cynical free kicks down the left that led to yellow cards. So when a defender dives in inside his own box, wrapping both legs around an attackers legs you’re just asking the red to give something.

Really surprised more wasn’t made of the foul on Giroud before the goal, thought the Newcastle players raised his elbow into his face… on another day that’s a booking, maybe even a sending off.

Find it odd that Sky were pushing the question of whether Newcastle were unlucky not to get something from the game. When you happily let your opponent have 80 plus percent of the ball and you’re the home side you’re almost always going to be on the losing end.’

‘Fu.. fat Spanish waiter for his negative tactics. Even his own captain wasn’t down with his plans.’

‘First win against Newcastle at St James’ Park since 2011!

Not the most fun match, tough at times, as could expect with a recent bogey team of ours, but to go there and grind out a win is a big positive.’

‘Shola ameobi should only work for Newcastle tv…his ‘analysis’ is a joke…’

‘Very biased, he said with a straight face that Yedlin is 5 ft 2 so it wasn’t a foul on Giroud, hahahaha.’

‘Fully deserved victory, that’s a penalty every day in modern football, they were sent out to boot our players from the first minute by the fat Spanish cu.., ref was shockingly bad, how did they all miss that fu..ing elbow?

Newcastles tactic of having a flat back everyone made it difficult but it’s great that Sarri was positive in his changes to go for the win. 3 from 3 and getting better each game, great to see.’

‘Dinosaurs at Sky if they think that performance deserved anything.

Newcastle defended well, but we allowed them to because we played so slow. They didn’t even try to play football, they just fouled our players.

People will say we can’t say anything because we did the same to win the Champions League, but there was more to it than that. We were playing the two best teams on the planet at the time, we were ultra defensive, but we still had an attacking plan, we still tried to score when we got the chance. Newcastle today tried nothing, they fouled more than they passed forward. They got exactly what they deserved out of that performance today. Performances like that don’t deserve to be rewarded.’

‘I know we’ve set up ultra defensively in the past, but Newcastle didn’t even attempt to play for 80 minutes. I know a few Newcastle fans, and that must’ve been painful to support.’

‘Must be a joy for fat Spanish waiter to manage these lot, sitting back and kicking lumps out of players after having Real Madrid at his disposal.’



  • Mrkgw

    Some derogatory comments in there from people who know little about our club, the area or, it”s supporters. Pure ignorance.

  • Leicester Mag

    Why post this what the truck do we expect? Clearly most Chelsea fans too young and/or arrogant to remember when they were mediocre. Thanks to Ashley though we are a sitting duck target a national joke and easy prey for every other set of fans

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    The bloke who made the first comment, What an ignorant pathetic idiot !
    Fair enough Newcastle haven’t won a trophy for years but calling the club tin pot when his own is basically of a similar ilk is ridiculous.

    What were Chelsea before Abramovich took them over with all his cash ?
    Even Newcastle’s favourite ex-employee Dennis Wise described them as a “Fish & Chip Club”, Before Abramovich turned up lol
    I don’t think they had won a top flight league title for 90 years or something like that before Abramovich.
    In fact they used to be down in the second division with us in the 1980’s and got promoted with us in the same year lol

    I don’t want to slam Chelsea because it’s not my style to slate other clubs but that bloke who made that comment has made himself look like a right donut with that little pearl !

    • Paul Patterson

      Where were Chelsea before Abramovich? About three weeks from bankruptcy and we were linked with a few of their players to save them from it . .

      • Leazes.

        Ashley missed out there…. wonder how he would have ran them?

        • Leicester Mag

          Over

    • MrShack66

      He probably only started supporting them when the oligarch started throwing his money around.

  • Paul Patterson

    Let them say what they want. If we’d attacked them we would probably have been beaten 4-0.
    It must be nice to have £30m+ to spend on one player or £50m+ to add to a side that’s already good.
    Chelsea net spend £70m+
    Newcastle net spend -£30m.
    Aye, it’s a fair game . .

  • BillytheFish

    Short memories this Chelsea lot….Remember them in Europe and many league games under Mourinho parking the bus every game and nicking a goal.
    This is the result of working with ZERO budget, and coming up against a team who spend hundreds of ££Millions.
    Chelsea were by far the better team, and it is credit to Rafa and the lads to keep the score down, but we do resemble Wimbledon, who did of course win the FA cup.

    • porciestreet

      And….they quipped the chyte at the weekend.

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    Yep, they sound like bona fide Chelsea fans. No class whatsoever.

  • East Durham Mag

    Plastic [email protected]@rds no class like their owner. If they weren’t Chelsea they would have been Manure plastics.

  • porciestreet

    And Chelsea are a big club because…..:- they were hauled from total obscurityou by Russian mafia money, and bought some success along the way.
    I know what kind of a big club I would rather be

    • Leazes.

      At the time Ashley took over here, they had a debt of £701m…. their owner amortised it…..accommodated it.

      • MrShack66

        And wants it back within 18 months if he decides to walk away from the club. Fingers crossed he does.

        • Leazes.

          He’s p;planning an new £1bn stadium to keep up with the rest of the London Clubs.

  • Leazes.

    Too Right…a six hundred mile round trip to watch the nullifying effect of a parked bus….not really an excuse but I think everyone knows what to expect now.

    They only do it to keep their membership points tally current. Could have had a nice day out at the London Transport Museum, plenty on nice busses there and still have change for a slap up steak meal….with fries.

    • Ram Kishore

      Sometimes i get confused what u really dislike, whether Ashley or Rafa’s bus or anyone who don’t accept with your views .. Solution: Block Block

      Watching the match wasn’t fun but sometimes to stay in the match we need to play bad or dirty.. Our team did what they had to, to stay in the game. I am fine with Rafa’s bus than your whines

      • SuperDesHamilton

        He like to complain for the sake of it.

        If that doesn’t work talk rubbish & block everyone

  • Jimmy_toons

    Come straight to discussion as can’t stand that club, represent everything that stinks in football. Even Conte described their owner as a d-head. They really are the stuff on the bottom of your shoe.
    Recall story of bus full of their followers looking for a drink out of the toon in the 80s and they were directed to Winlaton. Got what they deserved.

  • robbersdog

    They appear to be very bitter about all of their defeats at SJP over the last few years.

    I’d love it if Abramovich sold the club to a numpty who completely f*cked it up, and then they’d have something genuine to moan about.

    • MrShack66

      Chelsea’s debt to Abramovic is nearly a billion quid. I can only see them slide if he ever gets rid.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        The unfortunate thing for those of us who may like to see Chelsea fail is that although Abramovic wants out, the new owner will have to be a very wealthy person / group and able to continue funding the club.

        Logically, NUFC should be a much better bet but we’re likely to attract a logical investor rather than a trophy toy.

        • Billmag

          Adding to that they need a new ground also.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            They still may be able to get away with expansion if they use the Suprastadio concept.

            It’s an interesting idea that may also work for our Gallowgate end.

          • panther

            no, its a s###thouse, just like their fans

    • panther

      hope he sells to Ashley hahahaha

  • MrShack66

    “SO HAPPY WITH THIS WIN!! F…ing newcastle are proper scum.”

    Says a fan who’s fellow supporters racially abused some poor Parisian.

    • Andy Mac

      I believe they got fined for it eventually ? 🤔

  • MrShack66

    “People will say we can’t say anything because we did the same to win the Champions League, but there was more to it than that. We were playing the two best teams on the planet at the time, we were ultra defensive, but we still had an attacking plan, we still tried to score when we got the chance. Newcastle today tried nothing, they fouled more than they passed forward. They got exactly what they deserved out of that performance today. Performances like that don’t deserve to be rewarded.”

    Is this geezer being ironic?

    • SuperDesHamilton

      The fact there team cost more than Barca or Bayern’s, irony totally lost on him

    • panther

      just moronic

    • Andy Mac

      I seriously doubt the average Chelski fans knows what “ironic” means ?🤔

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    There was an interesting piece in the Sunday Times yesterday saying that Abramovich is looking to bale out.

    The article made an interesting side point which puts owning the likes of NUFC in perspective. Chelsea were a club that were up & down like NUFC and attracted crowds typically a couple of thousand lower than ours. We grew as a club from 1993 getting promoted and throwing money into the club to challenge which we did up until around 2004.

    Chelsea did the same with Abramovich when he took over in 2003, almost as we exited the big boys club, Chelsea came in. To achieve that, Chelsea have posted cumulative losses of around £850m since he took over. That is despite the top four finishes and Champions League games, and represents the level to which they have been subsidised.

    The moral of the story, it takes an awful lot of money to get to the point Chelsea are at. Bare in mind, I think we should have got a point yesterday and Chelsea IMHO are declining. Yes, they could easily created £200m by selling Costa and one or two others but to take them on, they still need money in to keep going.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Thing is Roman knows all this & has said its a plaything basically but with the sanctions on Russian goods & that it’s changed and now a think he wants out.

      The transfer policy is interesting as well. They identify younger players with no intention of using them in the 1st team ever then loan them out so that they’ll look good & another team buys them, always making a tidy profit & in turn comply with ffp

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        It’s never going to payback what he put in unless it was another mega-rich owner, one who needs an outlet to launder a large wealth.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          It’s starting to struggle a bit at the moment, they still haven’t replaced Michael Enremalo who was head of recruitment. He’s went to Monaco. They wanted Monchi & he laughed at them. To be fair he’s the best in the world at what he does

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’ve made this point with the likes of Bournemouth, Brighton, Huddersfield etc. You can start a clear strategy, buy in quality, get them to perform etc. However. as you acquire more talent and the existing talent ages or falters a little, you end up with dead wood. Chelsea have moved on dead wook such as Atsu but as waves of them reach mid 20’s, they all have to get loaned out or Chelsea have a problem

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Only difference with chelsea being some players are fought solely to be sold on for a profit after loaning and making the market value soar. Some have been flops like Van Ginkel who’s a no mans land a dunno if he was meant for the team or sold on

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Whilst Chelsea rent-a-player is a good model, I’d wonder how that pans out as those players get older.

    • Brian Standen

      A good point well made

    • Ken

      Ok I will admit I agree with you on this one

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        The wider question is where we want NUFC to be and what sort of owner?

        If things go pear shaped with Roman, there may be a very nasty situation for Chelsea

        • Kenny

          not as nasty as the Fat Rat up here

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            That’s not the basis of a good debate, is it?

        • Ken

          Let’s hope so it couldn’t happen to a nicer club and set of fans. As for our owner I would like somebody committed to the club, who has some interest (at least Roman attends the games) even Ellis Short showed some commitment to the Mackems right up to the last minute. As for Ashley I think we will have to disagree, I just see somebody who is using the club to advertise his other main business, and showing nil interest in trying to ac
          chieve anything but survive in the EPL at the lowest possible spend

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            He lost interest after KK went. He wanted out then.

            Pardew is not everyone’s cup of tea but he often talked of keeping the owner interested. When he’s interested, he is a better owner.

            Right now, all he’s trying to do is ready the club for sale.

          • Ken

            Maybe yes he is trying to prepare to sell but he has being doing that for nearly 10 years how much preparation does it take. I don’t think he has any intention of selling, (even though he has lost interest) as long as NUFC is propping up SD

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I really don’t think SD get a great advantage from his ownership. The flagship merchandise agreement does not really work as a marketing tool for SD.

            He wants out, he just is not giving it away.

          • Ken

            Maybe the merchandising does not work as a marketing tool but the free advertising does, this gives SD advertising worldwide in particular the Far East and USA which are massive markets. SD pay NUFC nothing for this. Also there is the merchandising question and club shop do those profits (all of them) go to the club or not

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            The merchandising arrangement is supposed to showcase the joint venture where SD do the fulfillment of the merchandise. The club do well but the arrangement has been a bit poisonous.

            As for advertising, I think they would find it much cheaper to advertise elsewhere.

          • Ram Kishore

            Do you really think people from Asia, i am from Asia give a care about SD, owning nufc will give him advertisement for only 18 matches and that too only when they play the big six.. even then people mostly focus on everything that is big six..
            There are lot more cheaper and effective ways to publicise SD through PL..

          • Ken

            How are there cheaper ways of advertising SD in Asia when the advertising they get from NUFC is free

          • Ram Kishore

            SD advertisement and anything related to is pretty much muddy. You are right its free but someone made a point that in the fans forum, SD advertisement is covering up the interest for the loans we owe.
            He can actually take up shirt sponsorship for SD with another PL side, just saying which would be effective and cheaper imo
            So we actually pay interest ig but it’s comparatively lesser to the interest that would be charged by creditors
            U gotta consider the other effective ways too.. SD through nufc is pretty much a bad publicity imo, no business wants it ig.

          • Ken

            If NUFC owe money then they owe it to Ashley/mash holdings, as Ashley owns both NUFC and Mash, then in effect he owes himself so he would be charging himself interest, it’s just more muddy waters which he has created to mislead and confuse

        • MrShack66

          Substitute “may” for “will”.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            If big Roman’s assets get a little tied up between UK, Isreal and Russia, you are right, there will be huge ramifications for Chelsea.

            It does seem they are aiming towards self-sufficiency to prepare for such a problem but they have a long way to go.

      • Kneebotherm8

        He’s got the club up for sale for £2.5 billion………a canny profit he’s gonna make there…….he’s already rejected a £2 billion offer.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Don’t forget…….he bought Chelsea in 2002 for £140m………………….he’s now ,reportedly ,got the club up for sale for £2500m,having rejected a £2000m offer………..puts the posted £850m losses into into perspective……speculate to accumulate?

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Good luck with that strategy.

        • Kneebotherm8

          The cumulative losses of £850m during his tenure,that you quote,do not tell the whole story….a classic one side of the story….if you’d quoted the profit on his investment that he’s about to,apparently,realise then fair enough……..

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Oh, I agree. There is far more to it than just losing £850mor the fact it’s swallowed £1.5bn (??) of his money is the key here but good luck to him if he can get over £2bn back. To me, Chelsea are less of a brand than any of the big boys. I’d accept historically, City are a bit of a bigger side than us but we have always been that bit bigger than Chelsea and their new fan base is always going to be transient.

            OK, they are in London, they can charge £1m for a box where we charge £100k but I just don;t think they have the brand.

          • Kneebotherm8

            It may, possibly, have been some sort of money laundering exercise but it’s fair to say he did have a genuine interest in the team being successful……and it was…..I don’t think he was ever in it to particularly make money or use the club for commercial gains, but it certainly looks like he’ll make a substantial profit……..the same as Ashley will,if he ever sells,if only on a smaller scale…..all this talk of Ashley being some sort of good Samaritan saving the club and we all owe him a huge debt is nonsense…..he bought this club fully aware of all the pros and cons and knew exactly how he was going to use it to his advantage…..and when/if he sells he’ll not lose a penny…..

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            He was certainly in it for a bit of glory but I doubt he ever thought he’d see all his money back. The fact he’s been offered £2bn is astonishing IMHO as i simply think it’s set up as a plaything rather than a serious money-making business.

            If Roman actually foresaw the boom in English football, the media money and the need to be at the top table when the money was flowing in, then, I take my hat off to him and it may explain why he has a yacht and I’ve not even got a Mirror Dinghy.

          • Kneebotherm8

            The fact the club is worth £2bn plus is only the going rate for these top clubs……..Arsenal being bought,or about to be,by kroenke in a deal valuing the club at £1.8bn just proves the market worth of these top clubs……Chelsea’s value is not exceptional…..and not astonishing………and the fact Abramovich has rejected a reported £2bn offer as not being enough just proves the point……I think we’re agreed on the fact that Abramovich never expected to get his investment back and it was a plaything on his part at the beginning……..He was probably the catalyst for the exponential EPL value in the following years due to his transfer policy which helped make the Premier league such a worldwide TV Attraction..

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Arsenal is a more valuable club than Chelsea.

            In terms of Roman the catalyst, I’m not so sure. Arsenal, Man u & Liverpool competing with each other is far more important in global terms than A.N Other.

            Jelust as a side, how is it when Roman declines £2bn it proves Chelsea’s value but when Ashley declines £250m he’s a greedy btard.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Why do you say Arsenal are more valuable club than Chelsea?
            Kroenke has just acquired Arsenal in a deal valuing the club at 1.8bn…Abramovitch has ,reportedly,turned down a £2bn offer for Chelsea…..you could say that makes Chelsea the more valuable club.
            I’ve never called Ashley a greedy bstrd for turning down £250m….for one thing I’ve never believed the club has ever been up for sale.
            However the club can’t be worth a great deal more than what he originally paid for it.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I reckon NUFC are worth, right now, around £350m.

            Arsenal are worth more than Chelsea for the same reason as Man U are worth more than Man C. Ultimately, they are a bigger club with a bigger historic fan base.

          • Kneebotherm8

            A club is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay…….

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Ha ha, was there a smiley or can I make the point about the offer for Chelsea being turned down does not make Chelsea worth over £2bn.

            Get in, we’ve equalised.

            Using profit as a measure of value, Nufc is worth well over £350m in the EPL but the threat of relegation has to be counted in.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Kroenke just bought Arsenal in a deal which values them at 1.8bn……..and Chelsea must be worth 2bn because that would have been the price if the offer was accepted….check the statista website which puts a brand value on all the premier league clubs Man U,Man C,Liverpool,Chelsea,Arsenal in that order……sorry all pointers indicate that Chelsea are are more valuable club than Arsenal…….

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I took a look, they seem to value Arsenal higher as n ‘enterprise’ but lower as a brand.

            It may be an age thing but I’d put Arsenal in the football royalty if brands whilst Chelsea as ‘new money’

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Certainly the fact someone bid £2bn is an indicator, we don’t always know how these offers are broken down.

            Stavely’s group claim to have offered £350m but that included a lot of contingencies, of which one was to champions league qualification

          • Kneebotherm8

            The fact that Chelsea have been a whole lot more successful than Arsenal in the last 10 to 15 years with premier league titles and champions league success has,undoubtedly had a major effect on their value compared to Arsenal,who,relatively speaking,have won nothing in that same period.
            It’s the here and now that makes Chelsea a more attractive proposition than Arsenal.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’m going off piste as I’ve not looked at either club’s books but Chelsea always feels that it will need continued outside investment to support that success whereas Arsenal could wipe it’s own bottom so to speak.

            Chelsea’s advantage, however, is they sit on possibly the most lucrative bit of real estate in Europe’s most expensive city, Arsenal sit on a railway siding in a less that lucrative part of Europe’s most expensive city. That doesn’t take away the fact Chelsea still have to find a piece of land in Europe’s most expensive city but football stadiums can be placed where people may not want to live or work and be somewhat cheaper.

            As I say, it may be an age thing, I see Chelsea as a the flash new money with an ostentatious property with an array of showy cars on the drive, Arsenal are something more classical with maybe a 1970’s Rolls, a mini to get about town and a 1997 Range Rover for a picnic.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            On the Mike Ashley Greedy Btard issue, I’m playing to the wider audience. It’s a problem I have that folk want him to sell but there has to be an acceptable offer on the table.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Just a follow up, he [Ashley] will only make his money when he sells and the argument is that he could have done better at the Post Office in terms of an investment.

            The issue is just how much will he get? So far, he’s been offer £250m for an asset that has £276m of his money.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Give over ………it was a very considered investment on his part and if he’d been able to make more money at the post office…….then make no mistake…..that’s where his money would have been invested……you’re trying to make out he’s some sort of naive businessman…… and that is patently not the case…..

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’m saying , based in the offer he’s had at £250m, he’d be better off at the post office.

  • Big Hairy Man

    They have short memories. During the days of the abnoxious Dennis Wise, before they were bankrolled by the gangster and his ill-gotten gains they were an average PL club.

  • Kenny

    Rafa & the team nearly mugged them, only bad luck prevented that, as for the
    Cockneys they are all a bunch of wankas

  • Wor Lass

    We did actually kick ten colours of $hite out of Hazard – and he was still the best player on the pitch. The lads were fantastic and definitely deserved something out of the game. Why couldn`t we show the same level of energy and commitment against Cardiff?

    • SuperDesHamilton

      I think Cardiff done to us what we did to chelsea. Except the pundits were falling all over Warnock as they were about his ‘plucky’ draw against mighty Huddersfield

    • Wezza

      Aye but no different to what Shelvey gets week in week out.

  • Kenny

    stop moaning about tactics & parking the bus, we have a manager trying to avoid relegation with a second class squad & that is all down to the Fat Rat not Rafa.

  • Billmag

    Typical cockney arrogance.

  • Foggy

    I suppose the obvious that all our problems are due to a cockney t**t is lost on them. Irony clearly isn’t something they recognise.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Cockney arrogance at its finest. Fans since Russian money at that. No wonder Roman is trying to sell them. Same lot who hate block people & lack any sort of class anyway

  • Wezza

    To them I’d say, its great having a billionaire owner who spends his and the clubs money on ambition.
    Not so for us up here. Our owner doesn’t even let the club spend its own money!! He keeps it for himself. They’d all be kicking off if they’d have Ashley that’s for sure.
    I must say though Chelsea passed really well and already look good under their new manager.
    For us, our world class manager (better than Sarri) has had to do loans and bargain bin signings just to stay in the division.

    • Mike

      how many managers has the russian gone thro?

  • Milburn_Taylor

    Worked in London for 4 years back in the day, i still hate them 30 odd years on.
    arrogant lot.

  • Brian Standen

    Chelsea fans have always been up themselves – half an hour from going bust before the Russian stepped in!
    They had a Mickey Mouse fan base before that topped up with a few wannabe loons!
    Their real fans don’t go anymore either!
    Chelsea and Man City typify modern day football- clubs lacking in identity and despite their success rarely sell out home games!

    • Hughie_Gallacher

      Jason Cundy – those two words say it all.

      • Brian Standen

        Exactly

    • Andy Mac

      Mind boggling how Citeh have to advertise ticket availability when they have a Rolls Royce team to watch every home game ?

      • Brian Standen

        Exactly. Nothing more needs to be said

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    One of my best moments at the match was when we beat Chelsea 5-1 and Gazza scored a cracker. I was sat next to one of their blue brethren from Glasgow (Rangers). You can bet I exaggerated the celebrations as the goals went in.

    Prat.

    • Andy Mac

      Let us not forget the Cisse worldie at their tinpot ground either ?

  • Kenny

    Where’s the bong eyed Chinese doppelgänger Wise today then 😵

    • Andy Mac

      That picture of him in his wig is Internet Gold 👍

      • Kneebotherm8

        You sure it’s a wig?……

  • Nut

    With no Shelvey and no Lachelles plus no Kennedy who couldn’t play against his parent club anyway… where was our creativity supposed to come from?

    If we had gone attacking as we have previously we were always going to get slaughtered here due to a large part of the main spine of the side being out.

    Yes we had a player in Ki to effectively fit in for Shelvey and we had the defence to do without Lachelles but ultimately we were never going to be at that level.

    Rafa made absolutely the right decision to go with 5 at the back given our constraints and the added fact that at least 2 of the defence were playing their first start in a full game for us.

    To slaughter Rafa and Newcastle because your a pundit or a fan be it here or at another club purely means you have no clue.

    The pundits only care because they want to see Newcastle suffer a 10:0 hammering at the hands of Chelsea because it’s good TV…. but then they would still slaughter us for having no heart and giving in. Oh look the Newcastle players heads dropped they know they have no answer for the magnificence of Chelsea.

    In their minds how dare we shut of shop and deny them.

    Well I say, more of the same please Rafa, let them moan and complain who cares if it gets results.

    Chelsea used exactly the same tactics to win the champions league previously and yet they think other teams can’t be allowed to do it to them!

    With Man City up I fully expect us to play the same formation.

    A managers job is to set the team up to win the game as best as they can, Rafa does that. He doesn’t set the team up to entertain he sets it up to win.

    These pundits are effectively saying we should accept the loss and if we can’t beat them playing free flowing entertaining football drop back to the championship well for the most part these pundits are stupid idiots who can’t cut it as managers and look like idiots on TV most weeks.

    • Hughie_Gallacher

      As I’ve said before, the PR war is definitely on between Bishop and his minions on the one hand, and Newcastle supporters on the other. Expect statements from Ashley’s friends on the media to become ever more extreme and ridiculous.

  • Andy Mac

    These are the same Chelski fans who in pre Roman times had managed one English League championship back in the fifties. Big club my R’s

    Money talks in football as some of our fans seem to have forgotten. Abramovic has spent over £2bn bolstering the club and buying success. Their squad is currently valued at around £870m, They’ve paid £50m each for at least four players and their record signing is a keeper at £80m. Yet they lost 0-3 to us last season when we had a full strength team.

    Charmless, witless, and clueless sums up most of their moronic fans

  • Sickandtired

    As pointed out, Chelsea have made 34 signings of players above the price our 11 year old transfer record. Keep it in perspective you Cockney [email protected]!
    Souness by the way, was the gimp who brought the gimp Owen in, along with the £10 million Luque or £8 million Boumsong! He had spent £50 million and had us in 15th position, and sliding, before getting sacked.
    What a F’n neck that man has to criticise Rafa in anyway.

    • Carverlier football

      This is the first and last time I’ll say anything in defence of Souness as a manager, but apparently he didn’t actually want Owen. Still an awful manager. And those signings aren’t even his worst – Ali Dia at Southampton being his crowning glory (and a lot funnier when it’s someone else’s club)…

      • Sickandtired

        Hindsight is a marvelous thing and something Souness practices in public now. He told Sky back in the day – “”Owen is a player who will excite fans at this club. He’s only 25 and very talented,” said Souness. I don’t think we’re the only ones monitoring the situation at Real Madrid.”

        Elsewhere he said “”Viduka, Anelka, Michael Owen, they’re all top strikers,That’s not my opinion, facts speak for themselves. These are 20 goals-a-season strikers and that’s the type of player we should be attracting.”

        Blaming Freddie Shepherd is now somewhat of an escape clause. Ali Dia was a classic though, I’ll give you that!

        • Carverlier football

          Ha – hindsight – I’d bet if Souness actually went back into management he’d not have learned any of the lessons from his catalogue of managerial mistakes and he’d still be a pap manager…

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    Where were you before Abramovich?

  • Vodkamagpie

    Expect the same tactics for the man city game. If Ashley is smart, he would offer rafa a contract this week. If rafa turns it down, he will get sacked for poor performances/results after the man city game. Odds are man city will do exactly what Chelsea did in possession wise, and win around 3-0. Rafa will get criticized once again about negative tactics, which will soften the blow of rafa leaving now, rather than end of the season after a mid table finish. It’s a gamble, but if rafa chooses not to sign a contract, then so be it. We need to have a manager that is on the same understanding as the management from up above.

    • Kenny

      Like the fat scumbag would pay up Rafas contract, dream on.

      • Vodkamagpie

        Yes

        • Kenny

          🤡

          • Vodkamagpie

            Pay a few million to rafa now if need be, and you gain a manager that supports the transfer policy in January and onwards. Manager and owner/board have to work together

          • GlasgowMag

            Explain why you have mentioned “board”???

          • Vodkamagpie

            There should be some kind of board/transfer panel/committee, where they and the manager agree to target certain players for the better of the club

          • Kenny

            Leazes designated you a troll 🤡
            it looks like he was right

          • Rabid Dog

            You do know this is Newcastle United forums right? There is no board, or panel or committee.

          • Kneebotherm8

            The board consists of one individual………and he’s a plank…….🤓🤓

          • Big Hairy Man

            The board meetings must be intense.

          • Kneebotherm8

            In tents?….

          • Kneebotherm8

            He’s a loon……….but not from the toon………….Manchester or Shirebrook I would say……

      • Hughie_Gallacher

        He wouldn’t pay to free his granny from kidnappers, let alone Rafa. There’s only one thing he cares about.

        You guessed it.

        • Carverlier football

          Given the way he treated his own parents after they put up the capital for him to start SD, you’re probably right…

    • Big Hairy Man

      If Rafa is to be on the “same understanding” as the management he will need to put S***** D***** first, followed by saving as much money as possible, treat the fans with utter contempt and the football will take care of itself ….. hopefully.

    • Superdooperhooper

      And who pray tell will replace rafa? Which top manager will come in? Strachan coleman or pulis ? Or dare we dream for the return of puppet pardew or allardyce ? Play it again sam!

      • Vodkamagpie

        Not sure to be honest. A manager that is willing to work with a structured transfer policy, and will tell media/fans that he and co are working extremely hard together to bring in the right players, which would be the truth. A united front off the field, would be progress

        • Big Hairy Man

          Structured my hairy @rse. Sell for top dollar and don’t re-invest is the only transfer policy.

      • toonterrier

        House of Fraser have just closed a few stores. Sure fatty will find one of their managers fit for purpose and willing to work for pennies..

    • Danimal

      ‘Same understanding’? In other words, someone with complete contempt for the fans.

  • Chris-Chapple

    That shower have had some great managers yet disrespect them all, Morons.
    down the line Nufc supporters will look back and Rafa will be the one that got away, with the right owner he would have transformed the club.

  • Kenny

    1 comment I noted, they are strong & fast.
    Rafas coaches seem to have upped their game getting the players fitter & faster,
    when we field our best 11 we’ll win more than we lose, on the negative side, we have no back up.

  • Carverlier football

    Ironic that we are called scum a number of times there by a fanbase which have been filmed in recent times carrying out a disgraceful incident of racism…

    • Dave Pattinson

      Had some rucks with their lot in the 70’s. Their ground was shoite & so was their team & support. Typical feckin cockerknees , arrogant scum with a huge sense of entitlement. As if Chelsea really matter.

      • Peaky

        Aye….and Tim “desperate to be liked” Lovejoy is a total 🛎🔚 as well….

        • Big Al 1967

          Lovejoy is a typical gloryhunting Chelsea fan. Has no idea of the clubs existence until the Russian’s money came. He didn’t even know they had won the League prior to Mourinho coming.
          No wonder his wife left him!

      • Ba ba.

        Aye same here was there in the 80s no fans ship group and ship team short memories

  • NUFCLX

    Below taken from the Shed End justifying their lack of support in the 80’s

    I think we prove it wrong over the last 11 years.

    1. The club was unsuccessful. Ain’t no club in the world that doesn’t lose fans when times are hard (over an extended period of time, one off seasons of fun in Div 2 like Man Utd had in the 70s don’t count, they were never truly in decline as a club and weren’t faced with the same problems we were):

  • Angelswithdirtyfaces

    The Shed End was always full of knuckle draggers. I don’t GAF what Chelski fans think.

  • Kenny

    At least the Hoss is hitting form, 2 headers Big Al would have been proud of.
    🐎.

  • GToon

    Don’t really care what their fans think tbh. Decided to take kids to a game on Wednesday that is near us and I can afford. I remember a time when I’d phone up, ask for four tickets, give my card details and be done within a couple of minutes. This time round it took 14 minutes of talking to some halfwit before I got my tickets. That wouldn’t coincide with the number becoming a pay per minute number would it? My 4 tickets came to 27 quid with a further 4 quid booking charge and then at least a quid in phone charges. So that’s nearly a fiver for nowt basically. Nice.

    • Kenny

      must have been Penfold, jack of all trades master of none

      • GToon

        It was some woman who wanted to know my daughters name and dob and then said it didn’t matter after all! Total rip off.

      • Kneebotherm8

        The biggest half wit at the club….🤓🤓🤓

  • Danimal

    Some spiteful, small-minded stuff there. Strange how lots of other clubs’ fans talk about how much they enjoy the city and the friendly welcome. Then this bunch denounce us as ‘scum’. I wonder which view is more realistic. As for the ongoing and meaningless obsession with what constitutes a ‘big club’, I’m old enough to remember Chelsea (like us) being top flight relegation fodder during the 70s and 80s. Premier League era, I’d say we had the edge until Abramovich got hold of them and Ashley got hold of us. Now, to be fair, if we’re going to call anyone scum…

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      We followed each other up & down into div 2, We enjoyed the Hall / KK wave and literally, as we exited the big boy’s group, Chelsea took our place.

  • Ba ba.

    Short memories I remember going doon there in the 80s desperate club and fans.. Nothing until the money rolled in and they became a tourist attraction

  • Ba ba.

    BTW they never looked like scoring until the ref gifted them a pen … 100 million forward lineand they couldn’t break doon a tin pot clubs defence.. Piff

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Remember their crowds dropping even lower than ours think it was 6,800 against Cardiff from memory. What I remember is a Newcastle fan from Darlington deflecting to Chelsea a traitor to the core.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Name & shame monk. A hope you through him all over like a second hand suit

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Will not name him but rose very high in the ranks of the head hunters and caused a few problems till he got he just desserts.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          So they actually took to him as well, despite him being a mackem toon supporting Chelsea rent boy? Shame on them

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Monk who would win in a fight out of you & Leazes? Jezza can be ring girl. Do you think he would show?