Newcastle Are A Top Draw On The Road


Newcastle United will be a top draw on the road this season, especially if they maintain their position at or near the top of the Championship.

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And we were surprised after we were relegated to hear people like Alan Shearer say that it wasn”t going to be easy in the Championship, because now every game against Newcastle will be their Cup Final.

And the opposition will raise their game, just like the Foxes did on Monday night, when they looked the better team in the first half, but missed their chances.

But we don’t see it that way – in fact we don’t see it that way at all.

Manchester United, as just one example, have been putting up with that for over 20 years under Alex Ferguson – and they still keep winning. 😀

Hey, when you’re good you’re good and when you’re successful you must be willing to take the extra pressure that comes with that – and it’s not just in football that is true.

No, we think it’s great for the club, and we’d love to think all away games this season will be sold out, because it will be the only opportunity they’ll get to see Newcastle.  That’s because we’ll be back in the Premier League next season. 😀

Wouldn’t that be terrific!

As just one example this was put up on the official Blackpool web-site today:

Newcastle Now A Sell-Out

Wed 02 Sep 2009

Tickets for the Seasiders next home fixture against Newcastle United on Wednesday 16 September have now sold out.

A decision on whether further tickets can or will be made available, is dependent on a satisfactory safety inspection taking place on Block R.

The official website will notify supporters in due course.

We love it!



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45 comments so far

  • dave 1961

    Sep 2, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #1

    gone are the day 10,000 turn up on the day

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  • ObaMartins

    Sep 2, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #2

    We are Newcastle United of course teams will raise there Game when playing us

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  • Mr Books

    Sep 2, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Thats right Ed – I mean just the other night Man Utd went to Burnley and gave them a really good thr…. Oh.

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Brooks-

    LoL still gets me in tears of laughter to think about the Great Revenge of Burnley. What a game!

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Mr Books

    LOL

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  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Is a sell out really that much of a surprise? if even close to the normal travelling fans go then we could nearly half fill their ground

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  • ark13y

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #7

    dave1961 shut the fook up man we are all hurting and all hate seeing the club like this. All you ever do is moan bla bla bla the good old days, why don’t you pretend its still then and computers weren’t as popular and keep whinging to yourself. It’s people like you who sit on here and just keyboard warrior it, adding more doom and gloon to the toon, I hope to god none of the players read comments like yours. We need to get behind the lads and cheer them on instead of all the negativity. YES the status is in decline, YES ashley is a tw4t but the club will always be there no matter who the owner is or who the players are. Do us all a favour and just be quiet.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #8

    i can remember the last time we were promoted i cant remember off hand who we played possibly Huddersfield we had sold about 8,000 tickets and in our mini bus only 3 or 4 had tickets, when we scored the hole stadium seemed to be full of our fans

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  • sahil

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #9

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1786175,00.html

    Does anyone else think somethings being announced, or does this normally happen ?

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #10

    “We are the Geordies…”

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  • ganiyu

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #11

    mancity would win the league

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  • summerof69

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #12

    so thats why our away kit is so bad

    http://channelbee.com/comedy/show/video/2217

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  • OhioToon

    Sep 2, 2009 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Well this shouldnt be a surprise. We did sell alot and not gain much of anything, but we still have a bit of quality and for sure top league players in our squad. I dont know many Championship teams that have two players that can crack Argentina’s national team. Are they Maradona? no…but lets see Preston North End or Blackpool put up someone like that. We have other talent like the Taylors, Nolan, Guthrie, Barton (moron he may be), that could easily play for most premier league teams talent wise..and others such as Butt, Geremi, and Alan Smith who a few years back were all plying for time with the Big Four. Are these my dream players? no…but they are not rubbish, at least for the Championship.

    Where I see us amazingly thin is at Striker..It has been nice to see 8 goals in 5 league games, But if it wasnt for 4 clean sheets, which at Newcastle cannot be counted upon, I would be worried to see where we end up. Hopefully the more talented midfield will keep up the goal supply now that Shola is on the shelf.

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  • workyticket

    Sep 2, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #15

    sahil // Sep 2, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    “http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1786175,00.html

    Does anyone else think somethings being announced, or does this normally happen ?”

    It’s just website maintainence, sahil.

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  • NorCal ToonFan

    Sep 2, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Forgive my ignorance, but does the visting team get a portion of the gate fee, and if so about how much? If we force sellouts at all the clubs, this could be a nice draw for new owners…yes, and I realize the sky is blue (at least here in California, not sure about Newcastle right now), but I am jsut thinking that it can really help control expenses and make January that much better for us…perhaps…

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #17

    NorCal

    No, mate. Home team only.

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  • ginkoh

    Sep 2, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #18

    http://www.blogonthetyne.co.uk/2009/09/one-year-on-since-keegan-gate.html

    After I read this article from Lee, I know why anyone think Toon army is the most expect the worst supporter in the world.

    Even 100% home game won is not good enough for someone. Whoever and wherever we play against in CCC we have to play with winning attitude, give everything we have and we will have chance to win it. Just simple like that.

    After wonderful performance in first 5 games of this season I think Hughton, Calderwood, all of our players and staffs deserved to get more credit and support from us.

    IMO we have quality to win any game in CCC but quantity I doubt it. I pray we will have some luck with injuries this season.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 2, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #19

    NorCal – League games the reciepts are kept by the home team, which is why those that can should stack out St James’. For cup games the gate is split 50/50 which is why a smaller team getting drawn at a big team is always what the smaller teams want.

    Re away games – Forest away is the one im looking forward to!! They can house 5,000 away fans and i dare say we’ll be able to fill it. Pre match in the Notts County ground for a few, or cover your colours up and have a few in Hooters just round the corner. I went there on my stag do but had a set to with the Notts County firm, ar5eholes!

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 2, 2009 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #20

    history over what seems like the last 7-8 years we seem to have around six players out threw injury’s but i am sure someone will have the figures.

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Toonsy-

    You guys actually have a place called “Hooters”?? That’s AWESOME!! Hooters is american (and maybe british, idk) slang for boobs 😀

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  • NorCal ToonFan

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Ahhhh….
    So in reality, all the CCC owners (save ours of course) were happy to see us come down because that meant a few extra pounds in their pockets. So then in effect, we are merely making the league that much stronger (assuming money = strength – though given last year for us, the opposite would be more likely).

    Thanks everyoen for the education.

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #23

    For all you Geordies-

    boobs=dorty pillas 🙂

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #24

    We’ve had some good debates today fo a change.

    Stardust and I agreed on something too!

    Need to put this date in the archives

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Although, I fail to see what’s so “dorty” about them… well unless she’s a mackem broad… hehe

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  • NorCal ToonFan

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #26

    OHurley, where are you from? Surely you know that Hooters is a major franchise here in the US. Heck, there’s even an airline. That’s right, you can fly across the country on boobs. Oh yeah! Giggity, Giggity.

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Stuart-

    There have definitely been some good posts on here today. Nice to see people actually debating instead of just yelling at each other. I wish every day was like this.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #28

    O’Hurley – Yeah, as the name may suggest, the waitresses do wear clothes, but they are very tight and dont leave much to the imagination!

    Boobs = funbags, beer pillows and im sure ther’ll be a few more suggestions

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #29

    NorCal Toon-

    Yeah man, I’m from Nashville. We’ve got several Hooters franchises, but unless I totally misread that one post, it sounds like they’ve actually got a TOWN called Hooters!! HAHAHA gigitty gigitty gigitty goo! Alright…. 😀

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  • toonsy

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #30

    O’Hurley – your post at 27 is spot on. Today has been one of the best days for reasoned debate on here for ages. I even agreed with some of stardusts posts 😀

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Toonsy

    can’t forget about chebs:)

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  • Thomas

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #32

    5 matches into the fizzy pop and suddenly we hve a world class manager and world class players.. yeah right.

    Were all of you advocating for CH to be manager sleeping during the past whole year??

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  • sahil

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Workyticket,
    Cheers mate,

    I got my hopes up then 🙁

    But what can you expect, this is newcastle!

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  • toonsy

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #34

    O Hurley – Wrong end of the stick mate, it is a franchise called Hooters, not an actual place. Although that would be immense!

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  • OhioToon

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #35

    dave…now im not british..but if my history serves me right, the last time newcastle were promoted the stadium was significantly smaller. Even in the Championship Newcastle is averaging in the top 6 in England for home attendance just behind the top 4.5 (yea its mancity)…Sounds good to me. Last year was actually more dissapointing such as the home cup draw against tottenham and 5 or 6 thousand empties for PL games. To average near 40k in the championship is great. I can bet the Toon didnt do that in 92 since the stadium was not even that big yet. Calm down with your pessimism on that regard. go back to even older days in the 80s and there were even less and less fans around SJP.

    Yes..lots of Hooters around America..but the only one ive been to is in Interlaken, Switzerland…oddly..the hooters on swiss women arent much to write home about..nice legs though

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Lee Ryder’s blog isn’t one I usually agree with however I think he makes some very valid points this time.

    The time to judge the start is after about 15 games.

    If were still up there then we can start to look at promotion, not before.

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  • OHurley

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Toonsy-

    Yeah m8! An actual PLACE called Hooters would be MINT LOL!!

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  • magpie6699

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #38

    O’Hurley – yeah but you use the first name “Randy” don’t you? Always creases me up – it’s like being called “Horny”.
    My favourite sign I saw when I was in the States was for a doctor called “Randy Plonka. M.D.”! I swear it’s true. (A “plonker” is a jerk/ idiot over here.)
    And as for girls in North Carolina telling me they were going to “Shag” – well!
    (Geordies – a shag is a type of dance over there – well. here too but in our case it’s usually horizontal)

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  • ToonTonic

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Lets not get carried away lads, yeh were doing well, Yeh the fans are laughing….but ill be interested to see how we fare for the rest of the season.

    Its lucky that we have the international break to give the troops a rest, But after the next 6 games….there is no international period. thats were i will be squeazing both buttocks tight when i look at the final scores!!

    Dont look upon be shout out as been negative as i really love the club and ill be doing all i can to support the mighty Mags.

    howay the lads

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 2, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #40

    for fa cup games is split 40% home 30% away 30% fa

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