The two have become fast friends over the years, with Marr joining Gallagher both on-stage and as part of his upcoming new album ‘Who Built The Moon?’. Yesterday (November 5) saw Manchester City win 3-1 against Arsenal at home, with the two indie icons spotted in the crowd, enjoying the game together.
“So much Manc genius in two seats,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr at the game today. So much Manc genius in two seats. pic.twitter.com/GUgI8cCNxa
— Ryan Bailey (@RyanJayBailey) November 6, 2017
Some fans were less than impressed, though, with Manchester United fans accusing the pair of ‘supporting the wrong team’.
— Kenneth Fletcher (@KennethFletcher) November 5, 2017
One viral tweet saw a fan caption a video of the pair chatting with “…and he keeps leaving messages on my phone moaning about everything – road works, Polish Tesco delivery drivers. Falafel”, in reference to Marr’s fellow ex-Smiths musician Morrissey‘s ongoing right-wing rhetoric.
“…and he keeps leaving messages on my phone moaning about everything – road works, Polish Tesco delivery drivers. Falafel.” pic.twitter.com/yPh5SIFYbQ
— Ian Walker (@fenlandgent) November 5, 2017
Others took the opportunity to chastise Arsenal’s disappointing performance, quipping that “Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr have caused City’s defence more problems than [Arsenal player Mesut] Ozil today.”
Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr have caused City's defence more problems than Ozil today.
— KingKennyStand (@KingKennyStand) November 5, 2017
Some others just used the opportunity to make dreadful puns.
Picture of Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr on the screen, and the commentator makes an oasis joke… really marr-ed the situation..
— John Connolly – The Prince of Whales (@welshjrc1984) November 5, 2017
Others commented on the clip of Johnny Marr ‘chewing Noel’s ear off’ – one even making a jokey reference to the backlash around Noel Gallagher’s new single ‘Holy Mountain’ and its supposed similarities to Ricky Martin’s ‘She Bangs’.
Johnny Marr absolutely chewing Noel Gallagher’s ear off there 😂 #MCFCvAFC
— Tony Clay (@tony_clay76) November 5, 2017
Hope Johnny Marr was telling Noel to bin the Ricky Martin tribute act off just then
— steve g (@steve_expat) November 5, 2017
Recently, Noel Gallagher poured scorn over the notion of an Oasis reunion, claiming that reforming the band would ‘kill him as a person’.
Despite brother Liam repeatedly calling for an Oasis reunion and claiming that the ball is very much in Noel’s court, the High Flying Birds man claims that he is far more interested in evolving as a solo artist – claiming that his upcoming David Holmes’ produced album ‘Who Built The Moon?’ is his best and most ambitious work to date.
“I’ve been very consistent about it,” Noel told Q. “I don’t need the money, I don’t need the glory, I don’t need to relive the memories. If I was to get Oasis back together tomorrow and then do a tour, I’d have a hundred million dollars in the bank but I’d have learnt fuck all.”
Gallagher added: “I could understand if we were a band who’d been going for five years and were just at out peak, but Oasis have got no unfinished business. We did it. We fucking did it, and then some. It’s done.”