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Newcastle United: Fans fume at comments from Mark Lawrenson

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from NUFC 360, which includes a link to a tweet from journalist Paul Brown that has comments from Mark Lawrenson on the expectations of Toon fans.

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Speaking on BBC show Football Focus, Lawrenson – who was previously a defensive coach at St. James’ Park – claimed that Steve Bruce was a good manager, that Newcastle fans are never happy and want to win the UEFA Champions League.

These comments have drawn the attention of many Toon fans, who are fuming at these quotes and feel that Lawrenson should do his research before making such comments.

So, what did these Newcastle fans make of Lawrenson’s comments?

Do you agree with Lawrenson?

No, he knows nothing

No, he knows nothing

Yes, we do demand too much

Yes, we do demand too much

These comments followed on from Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat to Southampton, where the Magpies managed just two shots on target during the entire game.

First of all, to claim that Toon fans want to win the Champions League, when they have only played in the main stage of the competition twice, seems a bizarre comment to make on the fans’ demands.

Many Newcastle fans just want their club to have the ambition to improve, and Lawrenson’s sarcastic claims on the Champions League are ridiculous in our view.

Also, to call Bruce a ‘good manager‘ could be slightly off, considering that in the Premier League, he has won just 124 out of the 439 games he has managed – not exactly a good record.

This post continued to draw the attention of many Newcastle fans who had their say on Lawrenson.

It is clear that many Toon fans are fuming at these comments, and we understand why they are angry because Lawrenson appears to have misjudged how many Toon fans actually feel.

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