Newcastle Take Half Away Ticket Allocation – Time For Change


The Newcastle club have surprisingly taken only half of their ticket allocation for  the first two away games at Manchester United and Wolves.

Newcastle United fans – the best around

It turns out that Newcastle fans were offered just 1,800 tickets for the Red Devils game, although the club could have secured double that number of tickets, and surely would have been able to sell them.

It seems that the club is losing out on the terrific and valuable support offered by the best supporters in the land, by not taking their full allocation of away day tickets.

The Evening Chronicle quotes Bill Redhead, 64, from Chapel House estate, Newcastle, who organizes coach trips to away games, as saying:

“For the club to take such a little allocation when double that is on offer is ridiculous.” “At Manchester we could have taken easily 4,000 fans, like we did to Rangers in a pre-season friendly.”

The Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust (NUST) have rightly warned that the loss of away support could adversely impact the club’s  chances of picking up valuable points in the Premier League, and NUST chairman Mark Jenson said today:

“Newcastle United went down 3-0 in a spirited but ultimately pointless performance at Old Trafford. “However, the most disappointing aspect for many was the fact that NUFC failed to take up all of their ticket allocation.”

“As well as making headlines on the pitch last season, Newcastle’s travelling support lived up to its reputation in terms of both the numbers travelling and the good natured vocal support to the team,”

A spokesman for the Newcastle club tried to explain things today:

“Newcastle United receives an allocation of tickets for away games from the home club, and this is often on the basis of 50% sale or return for the first batch – and then 50% sale only.”

“For each game the club looks at numbers of tickets available compared to the demand from our supporters and bases its decision on that.”

“For Manchester United, yes the club could have had more tickets but based on the demand we had, the number of tickets we would have to have taken from them did not justify requesting them.”

It seems that the second 50% allocation cannot be returned, so that if the club do not sell them they are left with the tickets and the cost. That would tend to explain the reluctance of the club to get the second batch of 50% to some degree.

But maybe an easy solution to this is for the Newcastle fans who want to travel to the away games to let the club know early that they are interested – and in this way, hopefully, the club will be better able to judge the demand.

After all we should be able to work out this problem, because it’s obviously in the best interests of the Newcastle club and players to have the most fans possible at our away games, which we did famously last season.

The next two away games following the Wolves game are at Everton on Saturday 18th September, KO 3:00 pm and then Manchester City on Sunday 3rd October, KO 1:30 pm – so if you are interested in attending these games – let the club know – now.

The Everton tickets are on sale now and you can buy them here.

Comments welcome.



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111 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    “For Manchester United, yes the club could have had more tickets but based on the demand we had, the number of tickets we would have to have taken from them did not justify requesting them.”

    So it wasn’t the fans who didn’t take up the tickets, it was the club. Just wanted to clear that up.

    So the club didn’t expect to sell 4,000 tickets for our visit to Old Trafford, what an absolute disgrace. Are they really trying to destroy every aspect of this club brick by brick!

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #2

    from bad to worse, I fekking love this club, but i also fekking hate it………will ANYTHING GOOD EVER happen to us again???????

    FFS Lads, 28 years of supporting NUFC, and this is where the club has ended up, UNF***** believable

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  • hitman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #3

    WTF,penny pinching

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Here we f**king go again !

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  • hitman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    no doubt stardust will put some spin on it to favor ashley

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  • Obafan

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    To all fans who will be at St. James Park on SUnday. Please let our fat owner know that he needs to do something about his way of leading this club.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #7

    There is no way in hell that you couldn’t get 4,000 fans 150 mile down the road.

    It will be interesting Sunday when the attendances are published.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Ashley is a disgrace at times and i can fully see why some fans just lose their rags.

    Hey why are some of your names blue?

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Blue names mean you posted atleast 100,000 times m8.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh christ, ok lol.

    looooooooong way to go yet

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    🙂 sorry, couldn’t resist, blue names just have links to their names in some form.

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  • hitman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    go to your profile and put a web address in

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh i get it, rib the new guy MacToon, your such a meanie LOL

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  • WesJameson

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #14

    @ Magpietillidie22 // Aug 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    When you register for this site, it should have a space where you fill in a website???

    If you filled that section in, your name will be in blue, and if you click on a name in blue, it should direct you to his listed website?

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  • hitman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #15

    correct

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Obafan. Behave we dont need that sort of thing when things are getting back on an even keel. Go and shout for the lads ignore Ashley and lets concentrate on becoming an established premiership team again.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Must be bored but just worked out that if I have averaged 10 posts a day for the time I’ve been on this blog, it works out about 11,000 posts!

    10,000 of which probably have something not so nice to say about our dear mr Ashley! 🙁

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  • a.l 9

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #18

    I agree it’s pointless singing about Ashley, he isn’t going to change and it doesn’t help the team.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #19

    DO NOT VOICE YOUR CONCERNS OVER FAT ASH’S RUNNING OF THE CLUB!!!

    As this WILL get us relegated!! HONESTLY thats the way it works….

    ASK STARDUST
    (and this bloke stardust is an accountant pmsl, such a decent job for such a ????)

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  • MacToon

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Lol Angryman, yeah no more expressing your opinions and buy blindly into the club!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #21

    DO NOT START SINGING ABOUT ASHLEY, HOOTS.

    Just back the lads on the pitch

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #22

    “hitman // Aug 20, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    no doubt stardust will put some spin on it to favor ashley”

    Nah Hitman – they are probably just trying to minimise expenditure and the person controlling has been too tight. They forgot to have a football team you need to have supporters there lol.

    Angry – accountant? my word are all your “facts” so wide of the mark? In fact we should get you a wide load sticker for all of your comments from now on – perhaps a police escort too? 😉

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Cant believe TOONSY from .org is trying to say he started this campaign!

    Everyone knows it was NUST! 😉 (just for you Toonsy! 😉 )

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #24

    WesJameson You’re disappointed with supporting the toon for 28 years. I’ve supported them for 55 years and this is the worst the club has been on the admin side even worse tham McKeag & Westwood. I’d rather have the last lot of Fat Freddy & SJH

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  • moonraker

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Can’t believe the club didn’t take the full allocation of tickets for the Man U game.

    They have sunk to a new low if they were afraid they wouldn’t sell them all so didn’t take them!

    What a f***ing disgrace for our great club to be run by these goons!

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Good line Hitman – just read your post on .org – I expect Toonsy to come a hunting soon lol.

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh he has bit there without reading – 1 to us 🙂

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  • toonsy

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Link 1: http://www.nufcblog.org/2010/08/the-story-of-the-disappearing-away-seat-allocation/

    Link 2: http://www.nufcblog.org/2010/08/the-story-of-the-disappearing-away-seat-allocation-part-2/

    There you gan Stardust 😉

    Check the dates

    A .org exclusive, way before NUST, The Chron, and consequently, this place 😉

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  • Mags

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Stardust

    Toonsy WAS the first to take this up with the club.

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  • batty

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #30

    never has soooooooo much s hite come oot of 1 mans mouth S T A R D U S T

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Mags – did you not get the above? I was carrying on man!

    Lol Batty – bet ya proud of me lol – bunch of sensitive souls kicking around today.

    Maybe we should set up our own blog Batts and call it “Nee Humour Footy Banter Aboot the Toon .co.uk” Stu79 being the only member 😆

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  • batty

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #32

    STAR half the people on theses blogs only know crack as stuff they smoke

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  • hitman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #33

    stardust do you still think carrol is shite 😉

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye and sumik they get humped up 😆

    Cant believe all of your weaselling around Stu and Worky two of the biggest scumbag lowlifes on-line – in my opinion of course 😆

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #35

    Aye Hitman – he had a decent enough game the other day – personally I dont think he has the class but I cant deny he has made a big leap forward so far I didnt expect him to make.

    Would be nice for him now to work on some decent runs across the centre backs – as at the min he makes a cross a hard option as he can rely on his height but the wingers are looking waiting for him to move.

    But he has improved no doubt about it – I aint 100% yet but he is trying his best to prove his doubters like me wrong – and appears to be making a bit of a point.

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  • lewman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #36

    buggery is not something to be joked about anymore in the days of same sex marriages etc..

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  • lewman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #37

    andy carroll is without a doubt the best lightbulb changer in the premier league

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  • Stardust

    Aug 20, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #38

    “lewman // Aug 20, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    buggery is not something to be joked about anymore in the days of same sex marriages etc..”

    Aye Lewman my apologies – apparently banter about buggery can be quite hurtful but neewhere near as bad as the real thing (apparently) 😆

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  • lewman

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #39

    i couldnt imagine anything more disturbing than the real thing but each individual person has their own opinion when it comes to getting buggered.

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 20, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #40

    What is it with some folk o these blogs eh…. we’re all suppose to support the same team but here we have Stardust slagging off Toonsy blog why???

    Toonsy started that up as a replacement due to Ed stopping his but now Ed’s back, do you think that Toonsy should stop his blog or summit??

    I don’t get you, if you don’t like Toonsy blog, don’t read it, no need to slag the fella off for trying to give us all something different when Ed decided to quit!!

    Personally I read both & comment on both as each have their own ways of seeing a certain situation & thats good for us the fans imo 🙂

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