Newcastle Players Stay In Touch With Their Passionate Fans

Football clubs and their players have a huge influence on the towns in which they play.

This is what it was all about Thursday – the new strips

And that is so true at Newcastle where the fans are known for their phenomenal support of Newcastle United.

That was true in the 1950s when my father followed the team everywhere, and it is true today, even though we haven’t won anything for 41 years, but still expect 52,000 sell-out crowds at St. James’ Park next season.

That passion was shown again on Thursday, when supporters turned out in their thousands to get their hands on the new black and white home strip.

Newcastle players were amazed at the turn-out of fans, but many fans were then left locked out when organisers called time on the event at 4:00pm.

The players have now organized an open training session at St James’ Park next Wednesday to compensate for that disappointment, and will get to see Chris Hughton take the lads through their training sessions, with some commentary from Chris.

Kevin Nolan told the Evening Chronicle:

“Me and the lads were amazed by the number of fans who turned up at the shirt signing today. It was disappointing not to get the chance to meet everyone who had come along to see us.”

“We’ve got such passionate, loyal fans and it’s a shame to let any of them down. So as a thank you to them all, we wanted to do something special.”

“Hopefully Wednesday’s open training session will be a great chance for supporters to watch us in action before the season starts and see how we’re preparing for life back in the Premier League.”

There were a number of players on duty on Thursday including Sol Campbell, Peter Lovenkrands and Jonas Gutierrez.

That’s a good response from the players, and shows they are in touch with the phenomenal support that is always there at Newcastle, for their famous football club.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Aug 7, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Proud to be a Geordies…

    From a Geordies far far away in Asia

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #2

    If we weren’t so blindly ‘passionate’ I suspect the strip quality would be much higher. By all accounts the retail version quality is an insult to loyal supporters, and particularly the kids who have waited so long for it.

    Hang your head (again), Ashley! There’ll be no weeping in these parts when you finally f*** off. Meanwhile get along to toffs…

  • slazberger

    Aug 7, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #3

    didnt realise he had a gun to your head beefheart

  • balubas1

    Aug 7, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #4


    Mr.Beefheart.. I really doubt that MA rubbed his hands and made an evil laugh as he chose the poor material instead of the good one… Coincidence if u ask me..

    U want some americans in instead? or maybe some rich arabs or asians that would make our club soulless like M.City?

    MA had some trouble with the keegan affair and the relegation, but still im satisfied with him.

    He tried to sell the club cuz the fans wanted him out. Nobody wanted to buy, so he stayed and now he’s still trying to do a good job. He goes to the games wearing the colours.. what more do you want people?

    Not totally loving him, but think he gets too much unjust critisism.

  • goosegog

    Aug 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #5

    well said rather have ashley then most owners.

  • slazberger

    Aug 7, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #6

    totally agree balubas1


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