Newcastle United could be in big trouble in the summer with a fair percentage of their season ticket holders not willing to sign up for another season of this rubbish.
Mike Ashley – will likely give Sky TV interview
Even if Newcastle stay in the Premier league, there are a number of Newcastle fans who have just had enough, after one of the worst seasons in recent memory at the club, and we have to stress that is saying something.
We’ll not go through all the events that have happened this season, because we’ll just get too depressed again, but suffice to say it’s hard to see any season being worse than this one. But at Newcastle anything seems possible.
News yesterday was that executive box holders at Newcastle are being given an extra free year at St James’s Park, and that will be to get these executives to the games, and not completely desert the club.
But Newcastle seem really concerned they will lose some of their fan base, and are therefore about to launch a PR offensive, in an attempt to get more fans to sign up for next season, and to also better communicate with their fan base.
Season ticket sales do not appear to look good right now, and while we are not privvy to the details, we have to suspect the season ticker sale for next season are rather dire.
And there is news that owner Mike Ashley plans to meet with supporters as Newcastle in a valiant bid to head off a big drop in season-ticket sales, and general support for the Tyneside club.
Mike is also preparing to do an TV interview with Sky Sports and apparently will acknowledge in the interview the club’s hopeless failure to communicate properly with their fans this season. We just cannot believe the club wouldn’t communicate with their fans from the time Keegan left until the beginning of this year – it’s business 101 at most companies, and what you are taught in any business school, but apparently not with Mike Ashley.
But an even bigger headache for Ashley could await him at the end of May, as Newcastle may face relegation, and the more games that pass like the Hull City and Arsenal games, the more likely it looks like the famous Newcastle club could face the drop.
If that happens, the club will need to drop the price of admission for next season, and that will become the nightmare scenario, which must be avoided at all costs. We hope Newcastle players are listening.