Newcastle should be able to beat Blackpool on Saturday if indeed we are to survive this season in the Premier League.
The legendary Newcastle fans
And Chris Hughton is hoping that the Newcastle fans will turn out in large numbers on Saturday to roar their famous side onto another victory at home this season.
And the noise in the last game when Newcastle squashed Aston Villa 6-0 was unbelievable, and quiet man Hughton was left almost almost speechless.
The Newcastle coaches in that game were even seen to struggle to get their instructions out to the players, such was the din created by the Geordies that great day.
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We know we have fantastic home support and we hope that it can be the same again.” “That’s certainly what the players want to hear.”
“I think the last time Blackpool came to Newcastle their fans were loud, but our supporters are just so vocal they were drowned out.”
“As always, the big crowd is a massive advantage to the players and we hope that’s it’s another vocal performance from our fans.”
And Newcastle can extend their unbeaten home record in league and cup to a total of 27 matches on Saturday.
The run stretches back to May 16th, 2009 when – you guessed it – Newcastle played their last home game of the relegation season against Fulham, and lost 1-0 when Alan Shearer was then the manager.
Blackpool fans were not exactly snapping up their ticket allocation of 2,000 for this game, and it may be that for the second game running, the away section at the ground will not be filled to capacity.
Tickets for the game are on sale at the St James’ Box Office, club shops, on www.nufc.co.uk and by telephone at 0844 372 1892. It would be great to have an excellent turn-out for Saturday, and of course a win will see us quite highly placed in the league table.