Newcastle Just 958 Short Of Having Biggest Crowd Of Weekend

Newcastle had the 3rd highest crowd over the weekend in England.

Doncaster Rovers FC

The visit of Doncaster Rovers attracted 43,949 to St. James’ Park

Newcastle’s crowd of 43,949 on Saturday was beaten only by Manchester City’s attendance of 44,906 against Fulham (2-2) on Saturday and Liverpool’s attendance of 44,188 yesterday, when the mighty Manchester United   were the visitors.

And Liverpool took the Red Devils to the cleaners by a score of 2-0 with a tremendous display of skill and determination following 4 successive defeats.

We’re not sure Liverpool are as washed up as the football experts would have us believe – and they were much the better team yesterday – and without captain Steven Gerrard.

And would you believe that Alex Ferguson couldn’t even persuade referee Andre Mariner to play 20 minutes of added time – so they could make the 2 goals up – no – it seems luck just wasn’t with the Champions yesterday. We wonder what excuse Ferguson will come up for their defeat this time, as Mariner had an excellent game.

The St. James’ Park crowd was just 239 fans short of the Anfield crowd, and Doncaster Rovers are not as an attractive team as Manchester United – are they?

As Chris Hughton has said today, if the team can keep winning and remain at the top of the league it’s only going to be a matter of time this season, before we have our first sell-out of 52,000 at the St. James’ Park Cathedral.

It must be really annoying for those football reporters who said (or should that be hoped) the Newcastle support would drop off dramatically in the second division – well would you believe it – the experts are  wrong yet again.

In the 7 home league games so far, Newcastle’s average gate is now 41,251.

24 comments so far

  • Chris F

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #1

    well he’s admitted his team werent good enough, but also embarassed himself yet again by claiming marriner was weak and caved into the home fans pressure too often.

    which, of course, he didn’t, as if ferguson had actually watched the same game as everyone else he’d have seen the ref be generous to man u on more than 1 occasion, especially in the second half where they got awarded some very generous freekicks in good positions.

  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 26, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Imagine if we actually were a good team!!!!!!!
    We would fill the place twice over.
    We are still a poor team even if we do get promoted…..we will need lots of improvments.
    Hungry players like wolves Hull and Stoke have been able to add to their teams at no great cost.
    Maybe a smart Manager and a smart chairman would help next year…….been a long time since we had one of them

  • David

    Oct 26, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Pretty cool that the fans are still so devoted! We need every penny we can get our hands on at the moment, so this is great news. On the down side, I guess this money makes selling Newcastle less attractive for Mike Ashley…

  • darrowb

    Oct 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #4

    I disagree with you Ed about mariner he wasnt a very good ref yesterday and i speak from experience that Carragher should have been sent off and that the majority of the decisions went the way of liverpool becuase i am astonsihed that lucas didint get booked even though he did foul after foul and this is coming form a neutral, in terms of attendance it was a very good turnout but i am suprised that liverpools wasnt the highest becuase it seems that they cannot fill out their ground even agianst man utd when the cpacity of anfield is 45,276

  • Sav

    Oct 26, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Can’t share your scadenfreude, Ed. because other experts (many of them Geordie football fans) said we’d still be shite if Fatboy were to stick around, and guess what? Those experts were damn right.

  • ginkoh

    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #6

    As I said before, All supporter who still support Newcastle Utd even we are mismanagement, laughable, bad control, soap opera and relegated football club !!! You all freak !! oh yes I am.

    Can’t imagine if we can becoming the champion challenge team again and get the first medal, what mood of the city turn to be. It will be one of the craziest ever had in English football history !!

  • toonsy

    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #7

    It would be intersting to see how many empty seats are in the directors level (Bar1892 etc). Everytime ive been, thats where the majority of empty seats have been. Not saying the rest is packed out like. There are empty seats in every block you can see. However, in that level it seems whole blocks have just a few people sitting in them.

    Also, we’ll never have a full house if Ashley is there! He takes up 3 seats. Sorry, childish but it makes me feel better 😀

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Well said ginkoh 🙂

  • buda boom

    Oct 26, 2009 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #10

    We will never get a sell out crowd as long as the buffoon that Hughton is continues to select Zhurab, harewood and butt. Butt’s role on saturday was to break up the doncaster attacks and protect our back four. Failed miserably. Attack after attack headed towards our goal in the first half

  • Toon_Factor

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #11

    buda boom

    Butt had a decent game, actually.

  • Raffo

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #12

    May seem a silly idea, but has anyone got the email address for the NUST or the dudes on and get them to go with the 20 million from the supporters and get him gone. Fan presence on the board etc jobs a gudn

  • Raffo

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Christ Ed dont you know any rich dudes in the US of A, or from IBM?

  • buda boom

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Toon Factor
    Sorry mate i have to disagree with you on the Butt performance. For three years now i have been waiting on him having a good game.
    There is something lacking in our midfield every opposition seems to be better

  • ark13y

    Oct 26, 2009 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Mint idea Raffo

  • Raffo

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Does nobody come on here anymore? Used to be busy as owt

  • Dan4Toon

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Team for Sheff Utd hopefully being:

    Simpson S.Taylor Colo Enrique
    R.Taylor Nolan Smith Jonas
    Carroll Ranger

    Subs: Krul, Kadar, Butt, Geremi, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Harewood.

    Agree People??

  • Toonmania

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Reffo, i think people are still here it’s just that everyone is bored of the same news, not from ed but from NUFC not being sold it’s just got everyone down a bit i think 🙁

  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Stevie Taylor cannot play for another couple of weeks……..
    TOON FACTOR….i donno what game you were watching as BUTT was a total disaster and so off the pace,terrible passing too

  • Raffo

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #20

    I think we can safely change Kadar for S Taylor and I really hope Colo is back.

    I happen to think we should play Ranger up top on his own as the ‘lone ranger’ if you will, and play guthrie nolan and smith in a 3 with jonas and taylor providing the width. Sheff U are a good side and we dont have any wingers so we need to play to the strength of the team

  • Toon_Factor

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Well he was better than he usually is

    and Raffo, dont think having ranger as a lone striker as Chris Morgan will be all over him

  • batty

    Oct 26, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #22

    aye agree TF

  • Dan4Toon

    Oct 27, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #23

    Chris Morgan is just a bully and a typical Championship defender!!!

  • MacToon

    Oct 27, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #24

    Toonmania post 16 , agreed.


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