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Newcastle fans demand refunds and an apology over full time snub from players

Newcastle United fans took to demand refunds and an apology over the full time snub from players following defeat to Cambridge United.

Furious home fans took to social media to vent their frustration at their shock’s shock FA Cup defeat in front of over 50,000 in attendance.

Just days into the January transfer window, excitement was building, especially with Kieran Trippier named in the team to fave the League One side.

Joe Ironside broke the deadlock with an 56th-minute opener for the visitors, which eventually proved the only goal of the game, with Newcastle blowing any chances they had, failing to score an equaliser.

It was another blow for the Toon’s Saudi-backed billionaire owners, who are looking to put further investment in this month’s transfer market in a bid to climb the Premier League table and avoid the drop.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe admitted he was ‘desperately disappointed’ with how the game panned out, and praised Cambridge for ‘defending for their lives’.

‘We are desperately disappointed. We really prepared well for this game and we played a very strong team,’ he said.

‘But ultimately we found a goalkeeper in superb form and a team that defended for their lives and we couldn’t break them down.

‘I don’t think there was anything wrong with our attitude we just couldn’t deliver the quality to score. The players are very disappointed.

‘They know the importance of the FA Cup and they wanted to win. When we did get it right the goalkeeper was in outstanding form and I have to credit Cambridge and their manager.’

Reports from inside the ground claim only a small number of players remained on the field and joined manager Howe and his staff to applaud the home supporters.

Trippier was one of them, and attempted to call back his teammates who headed for the tunnel, only to be ignored.

Newcastle were coming off of a huge performance where they were unlucky to only take a point from Manchester United in the Premier League.

But now things have taken a huge step back during a January transfer window that will be integral for the team’s chances of top flight survival.

Newcastle were given a talk by their Saud-led consortium, with Rumayyan, Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi visiting the dressing room after the match, it has been revealed by boss Eddie Howe.

‘They did pop in to see the players. I personally wasn’t in there for that, then they saw me with my coaching team after.

‘I believe they were very supportive to the players, highlighting the fact we’re very much in this fight to stay in the league together, and they’re very much behind everybody. I can’t thank them enough for that support’, Howe said.

‘I think it was really beneficial for the players to be able to see that and hear that because this journey we’re going on currently and this fight we’re in to stay in this division is a united effort from everybody at the club.

‘The supporters are playing their part, no doubt, they’ve been magnificent, and the owners wanted to show their support for the players, which is really welcome for me.’

Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier was seen unsuccessfully trying to force his Newcastle teammates to applaud the home crowd.

As the full-time whistle blew, he was instantly seen congratulating his opponents, but he had little support moments later as only a small number of players remained on the field and joined the boss and his staff to applaud the home supporters.

Trippier attempted to call back his teammates who headed for the tunnel, only to be ignored, and those who did so will have only angered the Magpies fans even more.

As mentioned, some Newcastle fans demand refunds and an apology over the full time snub from players…

@mrAgoran: 100% and should refund 51,000 tickets. Embarrassing #NUFC

@andyhudson77: Awful. Again. Only plus is we were never winning this trophy and surely the owners see how many signings we now need.

@Nufc2Everything: Absolutely disgusting if that doesn’t show the owners how bad a shape the squad is in I don’t know what will

@GeordieJordan96: I feel bad for the fans that paid

@ToonArmyAmerica: In a long line of dark days, it doesn’t get much worse than today, for #NUFC. Half of these fellas couldn’t get a game in Major League Soccer.

@CChap33: Worst @NUFC I’ve ever watched. Everyone was poor but Willock was by far the worst. Looked lazy, uninterested and just bad since he came on. A shell of the player we had last season. Howe and every player owe a public apology to fans.

@Bluetooner1; Commentators talking about players missing for Newcastle like they are playing Man City. It’s Cambridge they are playing, this is still an embarrassing result (and they look REALLY bad). If they stop playing Shelvey and Willock in the middle maybe they’ll stay up.

@ToonArmyArg: They should apologize for the whole season

@glenn2502: How much can us supporters honestly take ay???????

@Gstar21986: Disgraceful score line and performance from @NUFC yet again 3 years in a row we haven’t been past the third round of the cup, near full strength side & losing to a relegation threatened league one side, the fans deserve better than what they’re getting and club should refund them

@Toon_Kali: Not one of these overpayed so called players is fit to wear the shirt, whole squad overhaul needed! Heartless, souless, no fight, just embarrassing really embarrassing. Refund the money to the fans! #nufc

@True1892: Fair play to Cambridge, deserve it. Majority of this squad couldn’t care less, they know they’re out the door eventually. Refund the fans @NUFC #NUFC

@BarryBlakely: That’s one of the sloppiest performances I’ve ever seen from Newcastle. I can’t believe the attitude towards this game. There should be 52k refunds given. #NUFC

@Greg__97: Need an apology from @asaintmaximin and other players from going down the tunnel straight after the game. Terrible attitude #NUFC

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