Manchester City fans have been having their say ahead of Saturday’s game.

The two clubs renewing their ‘rivalry’ in the late afternoon kick-off.

When I say rivalry of course, sadly it is anything but, in terms of the two clubs being on a level playing field.

One club looks to put as much money as possible into the first team squad, the training complex, the Academy, the…

Whilst the other is Newcastle United.

The Manchester City fans talk about the potential score, the ‘strengths’ of the two teams, Rafa’s tactics and so on.

However, they also get into a deeper discussion about the state of NUFC overall – and the part Mike Ashley plays in that.

Some Man City fans choose to just abuse Newcastle United and our supporters, which I have no problem with, all good clean fun and our fans do the same.

Nice to see though many Manchester City fans who are also prepared to see the reality and discuss the reality at St James Park.

Manchester City fans comment via their top Blue Moon message board:

‘I’ve always loved it when we beat Newcastle, ever since Dennis Tueart’s overhead kick in ’76.

Newcastle fans are the most deluded set of fans in England, they have a superb owner who has made them debt free and still they hate him.

We will beat them easy, 4 or 5 nil, then wait for the over-rated Rafa’s excuses.’

‘Superb, haha, he does nothing at all for the club, he is the biggest cheapskate in football (and business).’

‘They aren’t anywhere near as bad as Liverpool fans and Ashley is just using Newcastle to make himself money.’

‘I don’t think no set of fans are as bad as Liverpool fans.

Newcastle fans just seem to think they have the right to be in the top 5 or 6 of the Premier League.

If Ashley does sell the club they could go in free fall, I’d like that in fact, I’d just love it !’

‘Not really and if challenged I don’t think you will find one example where Newcastle feel they have that right to be top 5/6.

They are a big club for sure.

What they aren’t happy with is having an owner who takes a lot of money out and invests very little in the team. Can understand their frustrations.’

‘We will beat Newcastle easy, 4 or 5 nil, then wait for the over-rated Rafa’s excuses.’

‘People were saying that about Wolves too.’

‘5-0 or 6-1.

Aguero hat trick.’

‘Apart from a League Cup tie I can’t remember the last time they gave us a game at home…. hopefully long may it last.

Go 2 up top and attack, I would doubt they are capable of scoring as many as us.’

‘We have a great record against them and let’s face it they aren’t very good.

I expect a 3-1 or better score.’

‘Yeah, its going to be a very dull game to watch if you are not fan of those teams.City having 80+ % possession all the time, don´t see it cahnging much even if we score a few early goals.’

‘Definitely need to score early as Newcastle are the most boring negative team in the league.’

‘Hate this mob with a passion.

Really want us to destroy them so they’re mentally ruined and end up sliding down the leagues.

Absolute f…ing hate them.’

‘Give over. There are clubs more dislikable than Newcastle to get this worked up about – rags, L’pool, Spurs for 1981, Millwall, but what harm have Newcastle ever done to City?

They upset me in 1955 but I was over that by the time of Tueart’s overhead kick.’

‘Agree, there. But the way Newcastle played against Chelsea was a disgrace. I Know you can’t play to the other teams strength, but FFS at least show some gumption. I really hope they get relegated.’

‘The whole ‘you have to understand the club’ bollocks.

The whole ‘they love a striker at Newcastle’ bollocks.

Who the fu.. doesn’t live a striker ffs?!

The whole ‘they’re a unique club’ bollocks.

They were nowhere pre KK. 8-10k attendances. Oh I forgot the whole ‘Messiah’ bollocks.

No. Fu.. Newcastle.’

‘Don’t like Newcastle either. Fans think they’re entitled to trophies etc cause theyre a ‘big club’ lol’

‘i dont agree with this and think it’s a lazy stereotype.’

‘Not the ones I know and I know a few. They aren’t much different to we were a few years ago. What they do expect though is better than they are getting from their owners and so they should.’

‘A repeat of the Huddersfield game coming up but Newcastle are a lot better than Huddersfield.

Chelsea probably deserved to beat them, but it did take a late o.g to do it and Hazard was at his best that day. I hope City aren’t complacent…after the Huddersfield game they might be.

Benitez’s Newcastle are well practised on the blanket defence. I don’t like the 3 at the back but it might be useful against Newcastle. Even two central defenders will be wasted. I think we should play with one defender and two quick full backs who can snuff out any counter attacks.’

‘I’m expecting a relatively easy game. Newcastle’s start to the season hasn’t been the best.

We’ll just have to watch out of Kenedy. Not from the penalty spot though!’

‘The Annual Sergio Aguero leading goalscorer benefit match.

In going 6-0.’

‘The Bus has just left Newcastle now being driven by the fat Spanish waiter. Early goal please and no injuries.’

  • Mrkgw

    So, based upon these comments clearly a horrible lot.

    • Billmag

      Can’t understand there hatred towards us we are no threat to them, in fact they should thank there lucky stars that they’ve won the lottery.

      • WildBill

        Indeed. Proof that winning the lottery doesn’t necessarily make you happy I’d guess..

    • ToonTom

      I’d say there were a lot more informed and sensible comments – more so than the usual ‘lazy stereotypes’ so let’s give those the credit they deserve. The glory-hunting wind-up merchants have no heart. Do we realy care what those idiots think or write?

      • WildBill

        I don’t care at all. I don’t know why there’s such a fascination with ‘Here’s what so and so’s fans are saying about us’. I don’t know why those who go to the trouble of finding these things out do so.

  • East Durham Mag

    A few sensible comments but as for the rest of them, ill informed and i don’t understand the hatred. They also have very short memories of the the position they were in fairly recently until bought by the Mansoors. A lot of mealy mouthed spiteful people commenting again apologies to the decent comments from proper fans.

    • Billmag

      One of them mentioned 1955 FFS how long do you hold a grudge for.

      • GlasgowMag


  • Sickandtired

    “Where were you before the Sheikh…”

    • Kneebotherm8

      They want a good shake…

      • Sickandtired

        Aye. Some of them preferably through 50,000 volts being applied.

        • Kneebotherm8


  • BanJones

    Where do they get the entitled bit from? I don’t know anyone anywhere close to entitlement, I suspect a lack of intellect from ignorant headline readers..

    • ToonTom

      The guy who said it was a ‘lazy stereotype’ was spot on. It’s just wind-up merchants yanking our chain whilst they’re in sitting on their gold-plated toilets.

  • Wezza

    I read this one and couldn’t read any more:

    ” they have a superb owner who has made them debt free and still they hate him.”

    Wrong, written by someone who doesn’t know the facts or the truth. It is easy for glory seeking fans who’s owner does invest, to say something like that. Put them in our shoes and there would have been riots by now.

    • ToonTom

      Without the big money flowing in, there wouldn’t be enough of them left to riot, Wezza. They’d all be at Stamford Bridge to support Tottenham Academicals.

      • Wezza

        Too true!

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Written by an armchair Man City fan probably since 2010 a reckon

    • Kneebotherm8

      I think he’s a pss taking wind up merchant………..

    • Sickandtired

      Indeed. £144 million now owed to St James Holdings/MASH. These Muppets, just like Keys and Co, seem to think the fat one has written it all off!

    • panther

      written by someone trying to get a reaction

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Mate, you don’t know the facts wither so I’d shut up if I were you.

      • Kev Newcastle England


    • Jezza

      Yes that was clearly written by some Johnny come lately glory seeker who never supported Man City during the days of Peter Swales.

  • Lord

    Any opposing fan predicting a 6-0 must think we’re still managed by Pardew and therefore dismissed as a dunce.

  • Paul Patterson

    They went up their own backsides quicker than the red lot did . .

  • Billmag

    Some of the above have been posted by so called fans of the post Man sour era, remind me how much money he has put into there club and they still can’t sell out, but good luck to them I just wish we had an owner that would spend a fraction of what they have spent maybe then we could compete.

  • Toon

    A Man City fan could come on here select some comments about City, paste them on a City website and 99% could be insulting towards them, pure Mag click bait and a rather simplistic way of doing it

    • Dave

      Well spotted, that’s exactly all they’ve done and i’d say their are more insults here than the otherway round by far! You’d think that would tell them something but nah not a chance

  • Jimblag23

    I really don’t know where people get the “Newcastle fans think they have a divine right to….blah blah”
    It’s a sure fire way to spot someone that doesn’t form their own opinions and repeats lazy journalism.

    On another note, Aguero is my fantasy league captain this week, I’m expecting a points windfall.

    • X,WHY,Y MAN.

      Through knackers like Andy Gray, Richard Keys, Stan Collymore, Graeme Souness etc

    • WildBill

      Whenever I read ‘Newcastle fans think’ I skip to the next comment. Boring, Lazy. Cliche. Sheep who can’t think for yourselves.

      I enjoy reading most articles and most of following discussions on here, I don’t post often but I read almost everything. Saying that though, if the Mag stopped these ‘Here’s what other fans are saying’ threads I’d welcome it. Boring, stupid reading for the most part.

      • Mick

        If they stopped doing the ‘look what some plastic foreigner in London’ said they wouldn’t have an excuse to behave like the total clowns the clearly are! I mean not even football related stuff,trying to big Newcastle up as a City over Manchester is comical and bitterness to the extreme! I’m from Sheffield and know both city’s one is a small place with out much going for it the other a huge vibrant city. I mean come on you can’t be serious?

  • Peaky

    Pissannoying Mancs with pissannoying accents…..

    • Kenny

      wankas the lot of them

    • Dave Pattinson

      Why is it that so many Mancunians are so arrogant? There’s nothing vaguely attractive about the city and I hate Morrisey.

      • Peaky

        You’re right and they all have that stupid “monkey”walk…..talking of walks…..I was in Manchester about 6 weeks ago to see a concert and decided to get the train as it only takes about 50mins…(I live just outside Sheffield)….I’m not kidding the walk from Piccadilly Station down to the main drag near the Arndale was like dodge the smack heed…..aggressive skanks totally off their heads all over and the police were doing nothing.

        • Dave Pattinson

          Says everything about the place. Likewise down at a gig, I asked a passing couple of lads for the nearest pub and was told to ‘Fluff off you Geordie b’std.’ Friendly it was not. Bunch of charmless, humourless gits.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    They hit the lottery simple as. Real Mancs support Man Utd anyway, a know a few lads down that way and they said it was all red until the Arab blood money came to ‘citeh’

    • Ram Kishore

      Haha its oil money.. not blood money..

      • SuperDesHamilton

        All those human rights violations beg to differ. Mixture of both

        • Ram Kishore

          Let’s stay on football lol..Not get into other stuff.. it is usually a touchy issue

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Another set of fans with have shorts memories who should know more than most about what it is like to struggle.
    It wasn’t that long ago they were at Wembley with Shaun Goater scoring a goal to help them win the “3rd Division Play Off Final”, With the two “Bootleg Beatle Brothers” watching on.
    Another club who would no doubt be languishing in No Man’s Land if it wasn’t for an Arab Emirate backing them up !

  • Scott Robinson

    Not all Citeh fans are the same, the older generation remember the amazing atmosphere of the 76 cup final and our incredible away support there in the 70’s and 80’s, plus the first time they ever had or needed an escort in the FA Cup here in the 70’s and the most scariest away day for many of them despite their numbers. Some running out over the turnstiles! Others turning back as soon as they got off the train.

    Here’s a reminder of when city weren’t so good from their website “Also Newcastle one time in the 80’s. One of my first aways, we had 2 sparsely populated pens on that terrace. Again only a couple hundred blues. ”

    Not many came to Newcastle because of our reputation, and that included Citeh.

    So not so great then were they! Still great set of fans home and away, but they have short memories as they said Geordies were the best when they won the league up here twice and we gave them the credit they deserved!

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Yes Man City have a strong alliance with Jezza’s mates Sunderland. They even travelled up from Manchester for a brawl with Newcastle fans on the Quayside some getting jailed. They have always been our enemy for a lot of years.

    • GlasgowMag

      Your really obsessed with Jezza I can recommend a shrink for that if you want!!!

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        The stick he gives me is ten times worse get a live. You traitors can not take it.

        • GlasgowMag

          Hi monkey boy have you had a few drinks that doesn’t make sense!!!😂😂😂

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Two bell ends together! Monks unwell mentally though & does it for a response. Leazes & Jezza block anyone who dares have a different opinion

    • Squintytoonarmy

      You are factually correct on this one. Ditto Feyenoord.

  • Wezza

    There’s Monkseaton bashing Jezza again – shame I saw his drivel before having to log on! Yes Man City have been enemies for a long time considering you support the red half. Do one, troll.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Jezza has given me plenty of stick but he is a self confessed Sunderland fan in his youth just ask him.

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Yawn but what goes around comes around, watch yourselves spoilt City fans. You have short memories.

  • Brian Standen

    I am not keen on the Manc Mackems to be honest- their real fans long since stopped going
    Their ‘Jonny come lately’ lot don’t often fill their ‘out of town’ stadium!
    Now Maine Rd was a proper football ground!
    Yeah we will get jumped by about 4!

    • Sickandtired

      They are supported by the Gallagher brothers. Need anyone say more?

    • Dave

      Why would their ‘real’ fans have stopped going? That makes no sense! ‘out of town stadium’?

      • Brian Standen

        The stadium is out of town! It’s in the university campus area with little hope of a beer nearby!
        Real fans like ours live in hope ( forlorn in our case) , success breeds boredom!
        Look at Old Trafford , Stamford Bridge, Emirates and now the Etihad – all gave large swathes of tourist type fans

  • GlasgowMag

    FFS 49 years of supporting this club and we have won [email protected] all but I’m deluded and we all have thoughts of entitlement to win trophies you couldn’t make it up!! Hands up on this platform can see NUFC winning a trophy or getting in the top 6 in the premiership under the stewardship of this workhouse shopkeeper????

    • Sickandtired

      Doubt we’ll even win the Championship if relegated again. Rafa away and Scrooge MacFatty still owning.

  • Carverlier football

    50/50 split between idiots and sensible people there. Favourite comment – “they were nowhere before KK”. From a Man City fan…

    • Squintytoonarmy

      Yep – sure they got a crowd of somewhere between 4-6k for a cup match in the 80s

  • Grahame Johnson

    Im one of the few hundred toon and city fans who went to the isle of man,the season Charlton quit as boss, city fans were bell ends then, i bought a man u bucket hat on and wrote hate man u and hate city on it,i was a bell and to

  • Grahame Johnson

    We tended to take more to city in the 80s and 90s,then they brought up here,only the 5.0 game did the bring a decent few up

    • Jezza

      I’ll never forget the time we took 15,000 to Maine Road for a second division match in 1984.

      • Kev Newcastle England

        2/1 win Beardsley and Keegan?.I was there.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      They have nowhere near our support,never have never will

  • DC1964

    Yet more toon bashing! Change the record FFS!

    • Stevie

      You need to ask the writer to change the record it’s him drumming up the wallies, They do the same practically every game! Every clubs fans will have those who feel the same about Newcastle, he goes out to search for them. It’s no different the other way around . The thick and short sight fail to see that though and fall for the click bait. Dumb as fxxk

  • panther

    wow, I guess small clubs with billions in oil money does turn fans into total arrogant [email protected]@@s

  • Paul Busby

    Seems liek a mix of people who genuinely understand football and fans, and people who decided to put a blue shirt on that day.

  • Kenny

    A schit hole City full on nonces

    • Wor Lass

      Had Farmer Giles on the blower. he`s got a herd of F**kers ready to release on the pitch at kick off. I think they`re called F**kers – sounded like he said `effers, anyway.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      And a schitt scum housing area

  • Mike

    we expect to win trophys? haa ha ha ha get real

  • robbersdog

    ‘Hate this mob with a passion. Really want us to destroy them so they’re mentally ruined and end up sliding down the leagues. Absolute f…ing hate them.’

    Sounds like a nice, well-adjusted chap.

    • Jonas

      I know. In their situation i doubt I’d even be interested in another club never mind get all worked up into a rage by an also ran.

      note the ever decreasing gates pre Keegan, gone from15-16k to 8k now. Will be sub zero on a few years.
      there was almost always empty seats and spaces at Maine Road before they were relegated in 96 and football took off (down the toilet for some)

      • Ba ba.

        Aye the gates stats make me laf.
        1981..2,000 average at home 😂

        • Dave

          Ba ba, who’s gate stats are they? 2000k average! Newcastle had around 18k av that year and Man City’s was 34k the third highest in the country.

          • Ba ba.

            I was taking the pi55 ffs. . Sarcastic

  • Jezza

    The sad thing is the old Man City fans were always a great bunch of people. They were true football supporters, loyal beyond the call of duty to a perennially under achieving club, just like us. What you’re reading here are the voices of the new breed of bandwagon jumping glory seekers who came along after the Arab money. I seriously doubt any of those Man City “fans” quoted above ever stood on the Kippax.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      W ankers.The lot of them.

    • Ba ba.

      Aye been to maine road a few times always found the city fans OK but like you say the new breed I came across at the etihad were a disgrace.. They played in the third tier ffs. .. How they forget.

  • Ba ba.

    I love the deluded top five demand trophies lark.. .. Makes me chuckle 😂

    • Dave

      They do or the managers get sacked, not exactly news that is it? Unlike ur 2,000k average which is news to everyone as its total bullshit!