Date: 24th February 2021 at 7:15pm
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from The Chronicle that contains a link to an article on their website with quotes from Lee Ryder on Newcastle United’s performance against Manchester United and Joelinton.

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Starting with an easy one, how much did Joelinton cost Newcastle when he swapped Hoffenheim for ?

reporter speaking on the Everything is Black & White podcast claimed that Joelinton had a decent game, which has angered these Toon fans who didn’t think that he did.

The standards and expectations of him are so low, he’s quite arguably one of the worst strikers over the last 40 years, what’s his ratio 3 goals in 54 appearances?”

@Cosseycj

He had a decent game because the bar is so low. Worst piece of business in #nufc history, daylight robbery. As someone else has pointed out, if we’d paid a sensible fee he wouldn’t be here. Has anyone actually looked into the transfer? Thought not.”

@kevin_busby

After 19 months of totally inept performances and a pathetic goal return any slight improvement would be reasonable!! Let’s face facts: he was never worth £40M and will never make it in the PL”

@TG2823

Do you think Joelinton was decent against Manchester United?

Yes, he did quite well

Yes, he did quite well

No, he was poor

No, he was poor

The was substituted in the 55th minute with the score tied at 1-1, and as soon as he went off, the Toon fell behind and in the end lost 3-1

A quick look at his statistics from the game will show that he won three aerial duels, made more key passes than any other Newcastle player and forced David De Gea into a save early on.

However, these Toon fans continued to slate Joelinton.

Is that a joke? He spent more time k the deck than

@LeonOsman17

And lightly jogging behind almiron. Bloke has zero desire. He’s awful”

@Nameles96863577

The bar is so incredibly low that what he produced on Sunday night is considered reasonable- this is a £40m footballer. Quite possibly the biggest waste of money in Newcastle’s history – surely his price tag is the reason he keeps getting picked. Truly awful”

@charlieboy1958

The 24-year-old was signed in the summer of 2019 for a staggering fee of £40m, and his goal return for that amount of money has been bad.

We understand why these Newcastle fans are angry, but we agree with Ryder that he played decently against the Red Devils and the statistics back that up.