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Blackburn fans comments – Not impressed with Newcastle United team or supporters

1 year ago
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Blackburn fans probably thought they had done the hard part when taking the tie to a replay back at Ewood Park.

The game at St James Park saw Blackburn the better team overall , certainly until Jonjo Shelvey came on and helped Newcastle play a little better and eventually equalise wit a few minutes left.

With Rafa Benitez having even more pressure on his team selection last night, with Cardiff at home on Saturday, Blackburn were made clear favourites to beat the Premier League club.

On the night, Blackburn had more possession and Newcastle more shots and more efforts on target, though in reality it was a very tight game and probably the two sides had roughly the same number of decent opportunities to score. The visitors taking theirs.

Fair to say though that Blackburn fans weren’t impressed by the visiting team, nor indeed the Newcastle supporters…

Blackburn fans comment via their top BRFCS message board:

‘Newcastle following milking this like they’ve achieved something.

They’re playing a lower league team, and yet it’s oles with an extra time victory and 2 offside goals. Hope they go down.’

‘I agree. In the past I had a bit of empathy for their fans in their current situation with the owner but to sing songs tonight about empty seats and poor support on our side were pathetic. Didn’t we take more fans to their place than they brought tonight?’

‘Newcastle are crap and half-dead but still managed to smash four past us.’

‘We did well to get back to 2-2 but once we were level we were extremely disappointing. Never showed the drive or desire needed to win the game.

So ended up soundly humiliated by Newcastle’s reserves.’

‘Newcastle are a poor side at the top level, but we’re not at that level.

Matt Ritchie is an attacking player which would easily get into any Championship team. Murphy would walk into the vast majority of Championship first XIs. Joselu will be earning comfortably more than any of our team.’

‘Hmm Newcastle’s reserves who according to Sutton on the commentary were worth £50m!’

‘Somebody call the police as we have just witnessed a robbery!

Chief suspect Lee Probert and his two bandits! Bizarre match that. Going 2-0 down early doors to then claw our way back into it. 

Play the toon off the pitch (perhaps slight exaggeration) in the 2nd half, then concede two goals in quick succession (same old story… focus for crying out loud). For once I was hoping for penalties. Ah well. Cup run was fun… One plus for me is the continued bit of form for Armstrong.’

‘Our lack of quality showed tonight against a team that was there for the taking.’

‘Conceding 4 against this lot is very disappointing, they are such a poor side.’

‘The turning point was taking Armstrong off in my view.. he was our most potent threat and they were terrified of him.’

‘Conceding 4 at home to Newcastle reserves and a club in turmoil on and off the pitch that didn’t really want to through anyway is pathetic no matter how you try to dress it up.’

‘The first three Newcastle goals were absolute shockers from our point of view.’

‘Nice to see Armstrong score another. I’m not sure he particularly wanted or expected to score with that shot (it looked like he tried to hit it straight at the keeper to me and he looked gutted when it squirmed under the keeper into the net).’

‘Don’t know what to say really. Newcastle are dire and yet they’ve scored 4.’

‘I thought we did quite well last night in what was a patched up side. The defence struggled but I think that’s understandable when you are missing four defenders and your right back is playing centre half. The grit and determination within the squad is outstanding.

We lack a lot of quality but we often make up for that in passion and energy. We saw that again last night. When that energy drains, we collapse and our lack of quality is exposed – hence why we concede so many late goals.’

Finally seen the Joselu goal on a clean screen. The only excuse for the linesman was he was so far offside during the build up to the shot he was out of his peripheral vision.  Seriously, Joselu made next to no effort to get himself onside and his stare- not glance- back at the linesman said guilty.

Such a shame Graham and Brereton missed such fabulous chances but you put those away or Premier League sides punish you.’

‘If it wasn’t for an uncharacteristic Dack miss we could well be in the 4th round. Also factor in the injury list/sickness bug/deflected goal/offside goal I don’t think we did to bad to be fair and can consider ourselves unlucky.

Yes I appreciate that was a “weakened” Newcastle side, but also one that cost £50 million to assemble.’

Newcastle were there for the taking. What happens, we give a central midfield player time to turn on the ball, pick his nose, tie up a loose bootlace, then bang a shot at goal.

Next thing  two of our guys go for the same header and get taken out of the game, our right centre back gets done on his wrong side for pace on our left, the marking is still loose in the box and bang, we’re 2-0 down before we’ve got into the game.

Newcastle can’t believe their luck. A potential banana skin is turning into a walk in the park.’

‘Ironic when Benitez was moaning about the need for VAR only the other week.’

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