The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to Match of the Day and BT Sport pundit, Jermaine Jenas as he took to Twitter to congratulate Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle squad for their fantastic work this season. The former Magpie found himself in hot water last month as he slated the club claiming that playing for Newcastle prevented him from fulfilling his potential, leading to Alan Shearer hitting back at the 35-year-old.
Unbelievable achievement by Rafa Benitez and those @NUFC players this season
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) 15 April 2018
Despite turning out at St James Park for two and a half years between 2002 and 2005, the Magpies propping our bar up aren’t so fond of their former midfielder, Jermaine Jenas. At the start of last month, the pundit made some very revealing comments whilst talking on BT Sport where he claimed the levels at Newcastle weren’t as high as they were with England. The comments lead to a Twitter storm as a number of angry Geordies slated Jenas.
Now though, the fans are enjoying reading the 35-year-old’s comments congratulating the club as they’ve now won their last four games on the bounce after putting Arsenal to the sword 2-1 at St James Park yesterday. The Tyneside club are now a whopping 13 points clear of the drop zone and Rafa Benitez has been receiving the praise he deserves for guiding to Newcastle to 10th with a below-par squad and one of the division’s smallest budgets.
You can read our local Geordies’ reaction to Jenas’ tweet here:
Remember when you said we would go down
— Chris Robson (@chrisrobson83) 15 April 2018
theyve got heart for the cause, unlike you mate, they enjoy the goldfish bowl atmosphere, i'd have every one of this group ahead of you #nufc
— Andrew Burdis (@burdis80) April 15, 2018
Big time JJ was too good for nufc when here, training not good enough or of a high standard !
— andy ferguson (@fergiemourinho) April 15, 2018
If only he was there when you were a player you might have not been held back as much
— Aaron Middleton (@amiddle1892) April 15, 2018
at times he talks sense, but I’ll never have any respect for him after those ridiculous comments a few weeks back. Let’s also not forget he said we’d go down this season.
— Craig (@craig_clare) April 15, 2018
Canny for the goldfish bowl
— Jonnynufc (@jonnynufc23) 15 April 2018
I hope one day we can be up to your level ! #onecanonlydream
— Rory wealleans (@rory20) April 15, 2018
If only them players were around for you to come back to after England duty hey ! what u think @alanshearer ?
— Mark Cox (@markcox87) 15 April 2018
You wouldn't get in this current team, no slight on you just shelvey & Diame are in the form of their lives
— Dean Toth (@GeordieT0FF) April 15, 2018
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