Newcastle Receive Big Lift From Local Geordie Fans


Some very good news for the Newcastle United club today  –  there have been record season ticket sale renewals, and it’s the best rate for over five years, and the best rate since Mike Ashley took over the club.

St. James’ Park – the Cathedral on the Hill

This follows the club bringing in a 10-year price freeze on season ticket prices in February.

The news is that close to 90% of those fans renewing their tickets, have taken advantage of the 10-year price freeze, so the plan has been enormously popular and seems to have been a win-win for both club and fans.

Simon Esland is the Head of Customer Operations at Newcastle, and he had this to say on the club web-site today:

“We are hugely encouraged with this news and very pleased that the 10-year deal we introduced has proved a massive hit with our fans. We thank them once again for their phenomenal support and loyalty.”

“We believe we have set a precedent with this move, indeed it is the first in English football, and understand other clubs up and down the country are looking at what we have done with a view to possibly following suit in the future.”

There seems a certain amount of expectation and excitement with Newcastle fans at the moment, and they are hoping the club will use the £35M from the Carroll sale in January, and bring in several top players to strengthen the squad in the summer.

That’s following a season in which Newcastle have done even better than first expected, on their return back to the Premier League.

We continue to live in hope. 😀

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • NufcGlen

    Apr 27, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley will be loving this

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  • John Hoy

    Apr 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #2

    A fool and their money are lucky to meet in the first place

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 27, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #3

    A fool? Really? Billionaires dont tend to be fools

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  • John Hoy

    Apr 27, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Talking about those who line his pockets you dumb fool

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #5

    we should sign douglas from fc twente is is an excellent centreback!
    we should sign:
    douglas, cb ,fc twente
    gervinho, rw/st, lille
    sow,st,lille
    the french lb we bidded for (forgot name)
    lavezzi, st, lavezzi
    larrson, rm,birmingham
    kyle walker, rb, tottenham

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    My apologies I assumed you werent calling every Newcastle United fan a fool.
    And in your opinion I may be a ‘dumb fool’ for spending my money actually going to watch the matches but I’d rather be there than in my armchair at home

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #7

    lewytoon
    Cheikh M’Bengue is the lb we reportedly bidded for. Him or Wendt would be good with a loan bid for Gibbs for backup

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #8

    lavezzi,st, napoli*

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  • Young_Mag

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Seen the news today anyone?

    Sky sources say the scouse lot are after Joey Barton, hope its not true!!

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  • Party Tyne

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #10

    hi guys, havent posted here much, here are a few players i’d like to see us go for:

    gervinho 10m (wouldnt pay more than 13m)
    sturridge 10m (where will he fit in with torres anelka kalou and drogba)
    demba ba 5m – less if west ham go down
    tymochuk
    lens
    m’bengue

    also have deals for barton and enrique sorted. fair enough if enrique wants to go, but i have a feeling he doesnt really want to leave us.

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  • lewytoon

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    yeah m’bengue, i was also watching psv the other day and i don’t really think much of that jeremain lens

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Imagine this team next season (4-3-3)

    GK: Harper

    Defence: Simpson, Colo, Willo, Enrique

    Midfield: Tiote, Nolan, Barton

    Attack Midfield: Gervinho , Ben-Arfa

    Striker: Sow

    Bench:

    Krul
    Staylor
    Gosling
    Jonas
    Best
    Sigorsson
    Larrson

    From the midfield back we have the same dynamics and understanding but more physical and defensive, upfront we have flair, energy and skill.

    Thing is that would be based on signing only 4 players this summer. This team doesn’t even have fergie, ranger, vuckic, airey in etc.

    Arrggggh to many potentially great young players!!!

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  • newcastle29

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Liverpool keeping tabs on barton contract talks!
    http://aggbot.com/link.php?id=13305006&r=tw&c=48

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  • solano

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    What an endorsement of the Ashley regime by the fans…..no proof of any real investment and everyone throws more money at him……wow! If we are lucky he may spend some of the ticket money on a few freebies so he doesn’t have to touch the january sale money…..

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  • geoff777

    Apr 27, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Lets hope the fans are repaid by the management.

    Nothing spent in January 2011 …

    Carrolls 35m

    His saved wages have paid for the underground heating at the training ground.

    So two transfer windows worth of investment + 35 million please Mr Ashley.

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  • Charlietoon

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Allow me to paraphrase something Obi Wan said…..”Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool who tries to argue with him?”

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  • zico martin

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #17

    I can’t believe Anyone would criticise any fan for renewing their season ticket and supposedly lining ashley’s pockets !
    We renew our tickets because we love the club regardless of who’s running it
    We support our team regardless of who’s in it or managing it .
    Its what we are famous for, and that is why players like Ben arfa and hopefully some of our summer targets will want to play for us !
    Would they really come to play in a half empty stadium infront of fickle fans who boo every miss placed pass .
    It’s what separates us from our makem neighbours and why our club doesn’t feel the need to beg us to stop watching in the pub and get ourselves to ground .

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  • ASTORIA

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #18

    So then 10% of the current 24,000 season ticket holders didn’t re-new or take up the 10 year option despite such an unprecedented move to hold the prices for 10 years.

    Whilst great for us fans that the prices stay the same, the clubs main revenue stream has been held for the next 10 years…good or bad???!!!

    I for one do not mind paying a bit extra to see a successful team on the pitch.

    I also read that during Shepherd and Hall’s time we at one stage had 40,000+ season ticket holders!

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  • jettson

    Apr 27, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #19

    This news could also be publicity ploy!
    strange to say it now, just a few days before deadline closes!
    Could it be an empty threat to hurry up and renew as tickets going fast? i think its that.
    surely you say 90% take up AFTER deadline has passed???

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  • solano

    Apr 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Zico Martin…….you are right in most of your observations….but it is those precise reasons why we are going nowhere fast……

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  • zico martin

    Apr 27, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Solano
    I understand that because my thoughts in the Season we got relegated was” I’m not renewing my ticket ”
    But the pull of something your so passionate about is a difficult thing to turn your back on , and there’s nothing to say that everyone staying away will make things better it could even be the start of turning the club into another Sheffield Wednesday !
    I suppose it’s one of those things we’ll never know as I don’t think the fans will ever do it

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  • geoff777

    Apr 27, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #22

    In the Chronicle comments someone has pointed out that season ticket renewals aren’t usually offered for sale in April but at the end of the season.

    Manipulation of stats to generate a story to generate season ticket sales.

    Which is good for NUFC.
    So should I be pleased to see Llambias manipulate stats and generate fake stories … to fleece my fellow supporters?

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  • solano

    Apr 27, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Quite a few have stopped going Zico……that’s why I don’t see the need for season ticket fever…..the last two years you could pick your seats the day before the match……personally I think a little short term pain might have been worth it for longterm gain (Port Vale fans are organising their campaign right now) but the majority of Newcastle fans just can’t shake the habit despite the shit they get…..

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  • solano

    Apr 27, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #24

    The way the German League has evolved is a credit to football…and even though they were well stuffed last night…Schalke 04(who have many similarities to Newcastle)……are a shining example of how a true footballing community should work…….just imagine if we had that?…..a Newcastle truly United instead of continuing resentment from the majority of its customers towards the billionaire owner who wants to have “some fun”

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  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 28, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #25

    So we can safely assume because of his ridiculing all those that purchase anything NUFC as fools, “john hoy” is neither a season ticket holder or even someone that goes to the stadium to watch games and yet has the temerity to pass comment on the club the fans and the management.

    Nice one hoy you are a bit of a bellend are you not?

    Geoff777 and how is he fleecing your fellow supporters???

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