Brighton reporter Andy Naylor has had a little too much to say about Newcastle United fans following his sides victory at the Amex yesterday, somehow suggesting that a few too many of us had expected to stay in the top four following three wins on the bounce.
Naylor writes for the Brighton Argus and made the following comment after the game last night:
Typical Newcastle today. Three wins, fourth, and some of their fans get completely carried way, thinking they're going to stay there. #bhafc
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorArgus) September 24, 2017
This did not go down well online with Newcastle United fans and rightly so.
There’s always the odd deluded fan amongst fanbases, but I can safely say 99.9% of Newcastle United fans were not getting ahead of themselves and expecting to stay in the top four. Spouting such rubbish is quite frankly one the biggest loads of rubbish I’ve read all year.
Were we excited and buoyed by three wins on the bounce and a place in the top four? Of course. But to suggest we got carried away and suddenly expected to stay there is a completely nonsensical comment from the reporter.
As you’d expect, Newcastle fans (and even NUFC journalists!) responded to his dig, and there were some pretty spot on comments:
Hmmm… I didn't hear or see one #nufc fan say they were going to finish in the top four! Well aware of the squad's limitations.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) September 24, 2017
Interesting, @AndyNaylorArgus, but didn't Brighton fans make scarves celebrating the Championship title before then going on to lose it?
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) September 24, 2017
— #AshleyOut (@toonbaldes) September 24, 2017
Celebrated like you'd won the title on the whistle. Why not write about what the result means for your club, rather than have a dig at ours?
— Richard Gordon (@rgordon1983) September 24, 2017
He’s got some nerve suggesting we got carried away given they were selling ‘Champions’ scarves before the Championship was even decided last season! How did that turn out Andy?
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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.