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Huddersfield fans comments before and after losing to Newcastle United – Differences of opinion

2 years ago
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Very interesting to read the comments from Huddersfield fans before and after Saturday’s victory for Rafa’s team.

A lot of the discussion pre-match was just how good, or not, Salomon Rondon is, as well as what impact Jonjo Shelvey’s absence would have.

One of those comments before the game being: ‘My big worry about Saturday is that Rondon will get a chance and bury it, burying us in the process.’

How prophetic.

The comments after the game from the home fans tend to agree on Huddersfield’s limitations up front, which is no surprise, only 10 goals in 17 games and only three in nine at home now.

There is more of a conflict though between their supporters as to whether their team was poor overall, or just unlucky, or a bit of both.

As for Huddersfield fan views on Newcastle, they also show big differences of opinion.

Some just see NUFC having carried their luck, though a decent number of others have a lot of praise for the influence of Rafa Benitez and even a fair few say Newcastle deserved the win.

Huddersfield fans comment before and after losing to Newcastle on their top Down At The Mac message board:

PRE-MATCH

‘I fear we’re going to be looking at record-breaking numbers today – I’ve got us down as probably having 10 glove wearers.’

‘A toon fan said to me today..’we are sh.. you are sh.. May the least sh.. team win

1-0 Town.’

‘Thing is Town are not sh..

As a Wolves fan said to me after the game: “How were your lot bottom of the table”

In general we are playing good football.’

‘Newcastle fans seem to think if Mooy isn’t playing they will automatically win – they will be shocked that we play someone else instead of him.’

‘Big game but I see no reason why we can’t get the win. First goal will be massive. If Newcastle get it then we will really struggle to break them down.’

‘My big worry about Saturday is that Rondon will get a chance and bury it, burying us in the process. If we can keep Rondon under wraps we might have a chance but Newcastle have a way better squad than we have and can score.’

‘Didn’t we face him twice last season while completing a double over his WBA team?’

‘10 goals in his last 48 premier league appearances is hardly something to keep our defence awake at night.

Newcastle have scored 3 goals more than us this season which equates to 0.1875 more goals a game, again, hardly a stat we should be running scared from.’

‘It’s bad times if we are shi..ing ourselves over Rondon.’

‘Is it a must win game ?

Imo most of us think it is.’

‘I’d only take their keeper, Shelvey, maybe Perez and Kenedy, rest no better than our starting 11.’

‘Bottom line here is town only have to be better than three teams in this ” SEVEN TEAM ”  mini survival league and feel tomorrow sees one one them visit the J S S .

No Shelvey has to be a massive plus , but someone needs to score a goal if we are to win this game.’

POST-MATCH:

‘We played well, We have a better system and tactics than Newcastle who must have spent 10 times as much as us in the last three years.’

‘Newcastle in the last 3 years haven’t spent anything on transfers, over that time they are +18million or something like that.

Towns overall spend is -80million over the same period.

Yes they’ve spent a lot on wages but when your transfer business is as good as that then fair play. And yes I understand we are playing catch up with spend and building on the squad. But our transfer business since coming to the prem especially in forward areas has been so poor.

Saying they have a worse system and tactics than us is ridiculous.

They’ve got a great manager who knows exactly what hes doing and has them set up exactly how he wants.

They showed us yesterday exactly what we lack, the ability to defend solidly but still have a threat, pace and quality going forward when you need it.’

‘We played better, we lost, end of.’

‘It’s still far too early to be waving the white flag.

We’ve been playing some fantastic football – in outplaying Bournemouth recently we’ve been doing something that we weren’t doing last season, i.e. outplaying a top 10 side.

Even yesterday against Newcastle people fail to forget what a good defensive team the Magpies are away from home.

They’ve only been beaten twice in the PL away from home this season (both against the two Manchester clubs), so we’re no different than a host of teams who also couldn’t overpower them.’

 ‘Newcastle are 6 points in front of us with a goal difference of 10 on us.

It was all about winning today, we’d have all taken a rank performance and won, just like Newcastle did.

Think it’s a whole raft of things that a wrong at Town, tactics, players not good enough, strikers unable to score.’

‘If you haven’t seen MOTD then watch the analysis at the end, Shearer absolutely nails it when he shows a long ball to Depoitre. Basically “Even IF he wins the header, then what is he supposed to do with it?”

No town player within 30 yards of him, no one beyond him and no one moving for him. The finishing should be better but there is no pace, guile or skill to unlock a defence. We need another no 10 desperately.’

‘74 per cent possession and creating very few chances, losing, failling to score is not : playing very well.’

‘I think it was the utter sh..ness of Newcastle that shocked me. How we were totally unable to make any dent on them just underlined how much trouble we are in.’

‘The first goal was always going to be crucial in this game.

Newcastle got it with their only decent bit of football and then put everyone behind the ball.

Breaking down a team as defensive as Newcastle would be a tough ask for many teams, particularly as Benitez is a very good defensive coach, but even more so for a team that struggles to create chances like us.

That said, we didn’t go about it very well. Our attacking play was so predictable – slow, laborious and usually ending with a hopeful ball into the box. We desperately needed some variation. Slinging the ball in was not working, but we persisted with this tactic.

No one was running at the Newcastle defence, no one was prepared to have a shot from outside the area, and we were unable to get to the byline and turn their defence. We couldn’t even go direct because our target man is crap in the air.’

‘I think it was a clumsy challenge by Lascelles but he was booked, which was the right decision. It’s certainly not a red card, just cos we have been on the end of some dubious decisions that refs should lose their marbles and start saving red cards around willy nilly.’

‘Newcastle scored the sort of goal we simply don’t look capable of scoring, as our lack of pace was pretty obvious yesterday. Lots of bark but no bite I’m afraid,although I still think some of our approach play looks ok, and I’ve not lost hope of survival, provided we find someone with scoring boots.’

‘Newcastle fans know a lot about paying for football without any return.. I have no beef with them as they have been fu..ed over since I was kid.

Said before loyalty is a great thing, unfortunately it becomes utter stupidity when its never reciprocated.’

‘Overall today we bossed the game and Newcastle were trash but it doesn’t matter if we never score.’

‘Our defence was sh… today. In the few attacks Newcastle had they cut straight through the middle of it, their offside goal was onside too.’

‘Benitez has played that same game 3 times in the last 3 seasons at town. 

Only if we get the first goal will he change… We have been Rafa’d again.’

‘Kenedy looked like a fish out of water there, constantly being told by the centre backs that he was out of position.’

‘Rafa grabbed Kenedy when he subbed him off. To me it seemed a player believing he is an attacker and not doing a job for his team.’

‘No one deserved to win today, both teams should of been made to leave the field and come back when they think they might be fit to play in the top flight.’

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