Newcastle Fans Are So Important To Magpies

There’s every reason in the world why Newcastle fans should be staying away from St. James’ Park this season.


The Newcastle United Fans

Last season the team was relegated for the first time in 20 years and Mike Ashley has made a laughing stock out of the club this summer, with his attempts to sell the club, for the second time.

But Newcastle had an amazing 43,904 fans at St. James’ Park last night, and are now averaging more than 40,000 in their first two home games in the Championship.

And the players are deserving of that support this season, as they’ve shown fight and spirit in all their first 3 games of the season.

In fact Newcastle had a bigger crowd than was at Sunderland to see Chelsea play on Tuesday evening.

And local goal hero Ameobi has today said the players are very thankful for the support being shown by the Newcastle fans so far this season:

Ameobi said:

“It was testament to our fans.” “I read before the game that we’d had the fourth- highest attendance in the country.”

“And that’s testament to our fanbase, and the people who want to come and support us.”

“It would have been so easy for the fans to desert us after going down – but they’re what’s making us fight like we are.”

With the support the team received last night, it makes an enormous difference to the players, and they produced the guts and character in the second half to hold on for the valuable 3 points.

And it appears that if the players keep up their new attitude and fighting spirit, they’ll get all the support they need this season.

Howay The Lads!!

17 comments so far

  • BT9MAG

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #1

    4th highest in the country is incredible like! Who is that behind? top 4? I’m sure Stamford Bridge is only 40k? With a bit of security we should push for top 3 in the country!

  • Fostino

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #2

    old trafford
    st james park

  • lesh

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #3

    44000 fans on a midweek evening in the Championship?

    Those sort of numbers may do three things:

    1 – illustrate the vast potential to a prosepective buyer and

    2 – strengthens Ashley’s resolve to stick out for £100m or

    3 – convince him to keep hold of the club!!

    However, 3 can only makes sense if its managed properly and that’s where that option becomes a worry!!!

  • Fostino

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #4

    ashley says he wants to sell the club, apparently he’s doing allhe can to sell it for the 1oom to the right buyers so i think it is only a matter time….the pricetag is 100m, he will not lower or gigher the price before august, its up to moat to prove he has the money now

  • simon376@work

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #5


    Spot on there. Whatever we think about Man City, the fans turned up in massive numbers no matter what division they were in. This is what we need to show to any buyers out there, buy the club and you get a great set of fans who will be there no matter what.

  • Solaidback

    Aug 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Lets just hope the fans still turn up when/if we start to lose a couple of games…. 🙁

    Also, we the paper thin squad we currently have, it won’t be long before the players start to feel the strain of playing 2-3 games a week & if the second half last night is anything to go by, it won’t belong before our players start to run on vapours, so it’s catch 22 I’m afraid lads, the fans will only go to watch as long as we’re winning & once we start to lose, the fans will stop going & the players will stop playing & we will sink down the league into the bottom 3 again!!!

    So come Ashley, sell up now & lets gets some extra players in to bolster the squad & give us some fresh legs to use 🙂

  • dave 1961

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #7

    no what we need to show is the potential if the owners get it right we have more than kept our side of the bargain so now we want a manager (not Kinnear) as I want manager not a foul mouthed yob, and the team strengthened & never go back to the days of paying £50,000 a week as its grotesque as 100 times the average wage for average players is crazy.

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8

    You callin’ our fans fickle, solaidback?..

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    There were people still filing in after 30 mins of the first half.

    Its a testiment to the support this team has and that fat cockney b*****d and his voiceless gimp obviously havnt grasped that fact after how many years!!

    Roll on Carling cup next week!!

  • Spitfire

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #10

    I think this just proves we must be the least fickle fans in the country, not the most fickle. It shows all we want to do is watch decent football produced by players putting 100% and proud to play for the club. All previous talk of ‘demanding silverware’ and being ‘delusional’ is blown out of the water by the support we are giving.This is despite Ashley not because of him.

  • Whumpie

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    There is no doubt that the mood in the stadium has a huge impact on the quality of play – which is why we must not get on our team’s backs the first time they play badly.

    We’ve got some poor recent history in that department, and I’m really hoping that the relegation will have got rid of some of the boo-boys from last season.

  • Bill F

    Aug 20, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #12

    I would have to partially agree with Solaidback, but it would take a really bad run to disenchant the fans. And that is not going to happen, is it?

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 20, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Bats, from the other thread, ‘gloryhunter’ ain’t me mate, I was just tekin the p155 with that comment. This is my only username. Straight up. If I had a problem with anyone on here I’d just tell them as Rodzilla.

    Reet, back to work……..

  • ToonMobile

    Aug 20, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Sorry to bring up the old rumour mill again but wasn’t yesterday meant to be an “official” deadline for Moat to hear from Barclays about his loan/the financing of his deal? There haven’t been any direct quotes as far as I know from the outcome of this if there was one – anyone know anything that I’ve missed?

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 20, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15

    …you’ve missed sweet FA mate (and I don’t mean Football Association)

  • belfast toon

    Aug 20, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Quiet today lads

  • ToonMobile

    Aug 20, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Cheers for the heads-up Rodzilla, I didn’t think there had been any statements so was just double checking. Bit of a suprise I suppose since even Moat himself said he would know early this week (assuming that was a direct quote from him lol) and also since it involved a banking organisation I would have thought it would have been made clear either way. Oh well, we wait in hope of some positive news to go with the positive results 🙂


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