‘Defy the laws of physics’, ‘Glossed over’ – Many NUFC fans respond to claims from ex-player

Many Newcastle United fans have responded on Twitter to a story about former player Laurent Robert.

Newcastle reporter for the Athletic Chris Waugh had an interview with the former French international, where he discussed his time on Tyneside, including him that leaving St. James’ Park was a big regret.

Rewind to 2001 and the Toon were a whole different animal. As Waugh says, the club were battling it out at the top of England and Europe, which meant they had enough clout to bring the fresh-faced wide man from PSG.

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In charge at the time was Sir Bobby Robson – a manager that Robert describes as “special” and “my best manager”. Within the piece, Robert delves into how the former England manager used to say how he made Ronaldo the player he was at Barcelona and how he would do the same for the players, as well as many other anecdotes, including some slightly less positive ones about Graeme Souness.

Fans loved to read Waugh’s piece about their former number 32, with many even saying he was one of their favourite players. Here are some of what people are saying below.

So what’s he up to now? Robert admits that, initially, he never envisaged being a coach beyond his playing days, but five years of “just relaxing” was enough to put him back into work.

The 44-year-old is now back where he started in Montpellier. He currently is in charge of the U19s as well as helps as a forward coach for the first-team.

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