‘Howay the lasses, man!’: Callum Wilson heaps praise on Newcastle United supporters ‘leading the way’

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Callum Wilson showed off some Geordie slang as he gushed over the NUFC fan base

Callum Wilson has heaped praise on Newcastle United fans for their record-breaking turn out to watch the women's side last weekend.

The Magpies talisman, who is set for a long-awaited return to action this weekend against Manchester City, was speaking on BBC Sounds' The Footballer Football Podcast alongside West Ham United striker Michail Antonio.

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Antonio asked Wilson about the impressive crowd that turned up at St. James' Park to watch the women's side take on Alnwick Town.

Wilson replied: "Newcastle fans are the best, they support the men and the women.

"22,000 fans to watch women's football, which is up and coming.

"It's a Tier 4 game so it's not even in the women's Premier League and you've got that many people there on a Sunday afternoon.

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"I think it's amazing for the women's game, it's evolving and forever changing. They are getting more credit now.

"The Geordies are leading the way!

Newcastle women played in front of a busy St. James’ Park last weekend (Image: Getty Images)Newcastle women played in front of a busy St. James’ Park last weekend (Image: Getty Images)
Newcastle women played in front of a busy St. James’ Park last weekend (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

"The fans are out in full effect as they do for the men, supporting the women as well.

"They had the flags out and everything like that.

"If I was actually up in Newcastle and didn't have a day off I'd have been there myself.

"Howay the lasses, man!"

On the podcast, the two forwards went on to talk about their families and their daughters.

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Antonio admitted that his partner wasn't too keen on their girl going into the game, but Wilson shared that his youngster has already taken to the game.

Newcastle United’s owners were in attendance (Image: Getty Images)Newcastle United’s owners were in attendance (Image: Getty Images)
Newcastle United’s owners were in attendance (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

He said: "Recently my daughter took up football.

"She watches her brother playing all the time and she wanted a kick around at this camp on a Saturday morning.

"I didn't think, when I had a daughter, that I'd be standing on the sidelines watching her play football if I'm honest.

"I'm all for letting children choose their own path and if that's something that she wants to do, then so be it.

"She's her own person, she's a free spirit, so I let her be.

"She'll choose her own path in life and if that's football so be it, I'll support her 100%."

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