Date: 19th December 2020 at 2:57pm
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Many Newcastle United fans have been reacting to a tweet that was recently posted by Toon news Twitter account @ChronicleNUFC which relayed former Premier League centre-forward Noel Whelan’s comments on Joelinton’s performance for the Toon versus Leeds United in midweek. 

This comes after Whelan recently spoke to Football Insider and declared that he felt Joelinton’s performance versus Leeds was “absolutely shocking”, called him “very one-dimensional” and questioned the transfer fee that Newcastle paid to sign him in the summer of 2019

The former Leeds striker also labelled the Toon forward ‘a poor Jay-Roy Grot’, in relation to the Leeds forward who has just one goal in 22 appearances since arriving in 2017.

So, how did these Newcastle United fans react to Whelan’s comments on Joelinton?

A lot of the Newcastle supporters who replied to @ChronicleNUFC’s tweet disputed Whelan’s comments on Joelinton, which may be understandable when you consider that no Toon player won more aerial duels (four) versus Leeds, while only two other starting players (Jeff Hendrick and Ciaran Clark) had a higher pass success rate (84.2%) than the Brazilian (76.7%), as per WhoScored.

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It’s clear from these replies to this post that plenty of Newcastle supporters appreciated Joelinton’s performance versus Leeds despite the adverse result for the Magpies.