The crowd on Saturday was a good 48,321 which was almost 2,000 more than the crowd last week against Tottenham, and only 4,000 short of capacity.
Newcastle crowd – they know their football
It seems that with the good form of the team and the attacking football they are serving up these days, not to mention the lads are still in 4th position in the Premier League, means they are enticing the fans back to St. James’ Park and we look towards a sell-out at the stadium very soon, maybe against Chelsea on Saturday, 3rd December.
It wouldn’t surprise us in a year or two if Newcastle continue their come-back to the top, that the club will announce they will be expanding the stadium to over 60,000, and plans have already been developed to do just that.
But before they do that, obviously the club has to attract the fans back, and also be in European competition, and be one of the top clubs in England again , which is where they seem to be headed.
Newcastle boss Pardew talked about the Newcastle crowd to the local press today:
“The crowd were brilliantly patient, and they got their reward.”
“It was worth paying your money for the goal. The crowd was very good.”
“It is nice. It’s a tough public here – they know their football.”
But there’s little rest for Pardew and the side this week, as they will be in action again on Wednesday night against Blackburn, and if Rovers’ form yesterday against Tottenham Hotspur is anything to go by, it will be a very tough hurdle for Newcastle to overcome.
And as we mentioned earlier today, Alan is keeping tight-lipped about the team selection for Wednesday evening, and it will be itneresting to see just how many changes he will make from Saturday’s starting eleven.