£40m Joelinton the target of Newcastle United fan fury after FA Cup shocker against League One opposition

FA Cup weekend and Newcastle United struggles – these two seem to go hand-in-hand these days.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 3:48 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 3:58 pm
ROCHDALE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United reacts after the FA Cup Third Round match between Rochdale AFC and Newcastle United at Spotland Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Rochdale, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

And despite taking the lead at League One Rochdale, United were pegged back as Sunderland’s third tier rivals earned a St James’s Park draw.

Here’s what #NUFC Twitter had to say about the 1-1 draw…

@evan_kiropoulos – “Joelinton is the result of having people without football knowledge deciding who a club signs. £40 million for someone who can’t hit the net on a one on one?”

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@MarkWatson91 - “Why is Joelinton still getting a game for Newcastle United. The man is up there with the worst strikers I've ever seen, send him back to where we got him. Give a young lad from the reserves a shot because they cant be any worse!”

@Tweets_By_Phil ƤӇƖԼ – “When #nufc bought Joelinton they should have checked the small print. #batteriesnotincluded.”

@ConnorAngus95 – We spent 40mil on Joelinton who makes Heskey look like prime R9. Absolute shambles of a club. Ashley has taken the love I have for the club. Could’ve spent 15mil on Rondon who guaranteed us goals in the league.”

@MarkMazzocchi – “Is Joelinton worth £40m? Absolutely not. Is Joelinton a striker? Probably not. Does he play like a Sunday league player? Yes.

@Jamesharr1985 - “I hope it was 40m Yen we paid for Joelinton. I’d rather have Daryl a Murphy back.”

@jongelda89 - “See a lot of stick for joelinton today? What about the other ten?”

@WillMatthews87 – “Imagine... we had Rondon... who scored goals & worked hard... and we DIDN’T sign him... #Goodbusiness.”