Our Newcastle fans here in the Transfer Tavern are far from impressed with some of the latest news emerging ahead of their game against Preston this weekend.
The Magpies are starting to get more and more agitated with things this season as they really are limping towards the promotion line at the moment.
Indeed, their loss at Ipswich last time out all but handed Brighton the title and now they face a game against a decent Preston side as they look to fend off Huddersfield.
And, ahead of that game, some Magpies are not happy with the refereeing appointment – Andrew Madley – who was born in Huddersfield.
Time, then, to look at the best of the reaction to this announcement:
I actually think A. Madley’s been one of the better refs at SJP this season. But Huddersfield link adds pressure: https://t.co/NFv5hzTG15
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) 19 April 2017
@MsiDouglas Did a refs course a few years ago led by Andy and Bobby Madley. Top guys, very driven to be great referees, not influenced by Hudd link IMO
— Andy Joy (@Andrew_AJ_Joy) 19 April 2017
— Chris Parkin (@Chris_p18) 19 April 2017
@MsiDouglas Stupid appointment. I’m sure he isn’t cheating but why even put a ref in that position . Could give any ref the game
— Paul Clinton (@mackemcafu2) 19 April 2017
@MsiDouglas This could also work in NUFCs favour, he may want to prove that he’s not biased towards Huddersfield.
— Alex Pengy (@alexpengy) 19 April 2017
@MsiDouglas That’s just fine and dandy, does he get to wear blue n white stripes?
— DandyHighwayman (@moggy45) 19 April 2017
@MsiDouglas Should not play the game if he isn’t changed.
— Lee Atkinson (@LeeTheMag) 19 April 2017
@MsiDouglas Puts him in a difficult position. One contentious call for Preston and impartiality will be questioned
— Gareth Blackwood (@garethblackwood) 19 April 2017
@MsiDouglas Blaming refs needs to stop we haven’t been good enough just accept it
— Barry decry (@bdecry9) 19 April 2017
Thoughts on this one, Newcastle fans? Let us know below!