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BBC Sport comments from neutrals – Significant shifts on Newcastle United after Leicester

1 month ago

Intriguing to read through these BBC Sport comments, following on from Newcastle’s victory over Leicester.

The comments from neutrals especially telling…

A little different to what Newcastle United fans have come to expect from the BBC Sport ‘neutrals’!

The BBC Sport comments from neutrals are usually just overwhelmingly a catalogue of abuse aimed at NUFC supporters. As well as regular claims of how Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce actually hadn’t been all that bad at / for Newcastle United…

Quite amazing how repeatedly so many fans of so many other clubs are interested in Newcastle United AND are bothered enough to go to the effort of leaving such lovely endearing messages.

On this occasion though, except for the odd one trolling, it isn’t comment after comment saying how great it will be if ourselves (Newcastle fans) and the club are relegated, with the new ownership mentioned time after time.

Instead, there are a fair few compliments for Newcastle United and a recognition of the overwhelming factor that has turned things around…Eddie Howe replacing Steve Bruce!

The BBC Sport readers comments, mainly from neutrals, although the odd Leicester and Newcastle fan also contributing, tells you all you need to know about a distinct change of mood, even if it only proves temporary…

‘Another good performance from Bruno and popped up with 2 goals.

Such a quality midfielder.

Enjoy Newcastle fans.’

‘Well played Toon no complaints here all the very best for the rest of your campaign you deserved the result today.’

‘Howe deserves manager of the season.

To take a team who were a shower under a clueless buffoon in Bruce to 14th in just a few months is incredible. Brilliant stuff and proof that the problem really was the manager, despite his media chums backing him and showing themselves up. Club were going down – all it needed was a coach with actual tactics.’

‘Sad to lose that late in the game but at least it looks like a decent club will be staying up.’

‘Well done Newcastle from the whole of Britain. Always nice too see you win.’

‘Good to see Newcastle getting the results, really rate the manager, proof you do not have to employ a foreign manager.’

‘If this team finishes 9th, Eddie Howe will be in a heck of a strong position.

Makes you wonder why the previous manager couldn’t get the same tune out of the players.’

‘West Ham supporter here, got to admit geordie boys you got a brilliant player in Bruno and I’m pleased your staying up, brilliant supporters, well done.’

‘Reading through and seeing the same old stale, money money money comments. FFS you would think we have been out and spent billions on a team full of Ronaldo and Messis.’

‘It’s ridiculous honestly. I’m neutral when it comes to the Premier League and just like to see good football.

Newcastle is one of many teams I have a bit of a soft spot for because of Sir Bobby who as an England and Barcelona fan will always be a legend in my eyes.

In a lot of cases (not all) it smacks of the green eyed monster TBH. Politics… fine but NUFC and CFC aren’t the only ones.’

‘Well played Newcastle. Far too big a club to be in a relegation fight. A genuine big club with top home grown supporters not a stadium full of plastics. Take note Merseyside and Manchester.’

‘Well done Newcastle. Amazing fans, beautiful city, wish them a great future.’

‘Considering Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs’ squad all cost over £1b it’s strange they’re moaning about Newcastle spending £100m.’

‘Because they know next season Newcastle are going to be a big threat to them.’

‘The passion of Newcastle fans, the brand of excellence they want to see on the pitch and the tumultuous history of brilliant dawns and long nights make Newcastle a worthy football club to benefit from wealthy owners. Bring back the Keegan and Robson era please, win or lose that would be a victory for football. You deserved to stay up Magpies.’

‘Nice to see most of the Geordies still in their seats in the 95 minute to see their team score the winner. All to often, particularly in games lacking in quality such as this, most other Premier League stadiums would be a third empty by then.’

‘You all could have had it the last few years it was only you toxic lot that ruined it.’

‘My apologies for calling Bruce a manager of a football club. Remember how almost everyone was slashing Joelinton? He has proven himself to be a very good midfielder. Which position was Bruce playing him? A main striker.’

‘Because you had few options then.

And it also probably to do with the fans stop slating him every time

See your still bullying Bruce


‘I’m loving The Toon’s passion. Long may it continue!’

‘Wow the comments have dried up as the uncertainty of relegation eases! Come on guys I’m a bit bored without the hate and jealousy messages!!’

‘Thanks Toon from a Wolves supporter for going above Villa and keeping our gap above Leicester, Great Win.’

‘Well done the toons, looks like you have finally woken up and started playing. Onwards and upwards from now.’

‘Well done, Bruno G — a player who wasn’t good enough for Michael “Goldilocks” Arthur at Arsenal.’

‘So late November after over a third of the season had gone, Newcastle were rock bottom of the table with only 6 pts out of 13 games played. Now a top ten finish is an achievable possibility. Astonishing.’

‘Delighted that Newcastle will be staying up. The Premier League needs clubs of such standing as it has some right dross in there.

Also pleased for Eddie Howe an articulate young guy who did wonders for Bournemouth and given the chance will do the same for Newcastle.’


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