The Premier League presumably decided to tease Newcastle United fans yesterday given our performances so far in the top-flight campaign of 2018/19 and they took to social media to post rather a cracking goal from our history.
Those considered the more elder statesman amongst the fanbase, shall we say, may well remember the name Temuri Ketsbaia.
The now 50-year-old joined the club in the summer of 1997 before departing in August 2000 and his game time wasn’t that great in reality. He made 57 starting appearances for the club according to Soccerbase and made an additional 52 showings from the bench. He did return a total of 14 goals in that time though.
One of those goals was the subject of the Premier League’s ‘Goal of the Day’ Tweet yesterday.
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 30, 2018
Reactions to the goal on social media were probably predictable given the year we are having this time around under manager Rafa Benitez, and how we dearly wish we had someone in the squad who was capable of that now – or at least tried it on occasions.
Mad to think none of our players will even try to attempt to take players on like that
— sturrock (@sturrock89) October 30, 2018
Love how his tags sticking out
— Andrew Winter (@Wintaar) October 30, 2018
Wish we had him back ????
— Steva_paul (@PaulSte04848139) October 30, 2018
That club doesn't exist anymore
— the sword of DAMOCles (@dcb72) October 30, 2018
Weirdly enough he has gone into management, has been a manager over in Greece for teams like Nicosia, AEK Athens etc – imagine having him lose his rag with a player at half-time, haha!
— In Oxford (@Oxford_Life) October 30, 2018
"Ketsbaia My Lord, Ketsbaia…" #NUFC
— Rich Wearz (@wearz) October 30, 2018
Those were the days
— gee singh (@geesingh1) October 30, 2018
Lol now we have kennedy how nufc have gone hill
— Ken Parry (@Kenp75) October 30, 2018