Alan Pardew is delighted with the number of fans traveling to Brugge for the game tonight at the Jan Breydel Stadium, and it seems that around 2600 tickets have been sold to Newcastle fans, and over 5,000 is the estimate of the number of fans actually traveling to Brugge.
Alan Pardew - wants all fans to behave themselves
The fans who do not have tickets will be able to watch the game on a large screen in the city’s Market Square, and the Newcastle manager hopes they will be behave themselves, and not drink too much.
Alan has rightly come out and said that traveling Newcastle fans represent the club and the City, and they have to be well behaved.
This is what Pardew told the Shields Gazette today:
“I don’t think there are that many clubs who would take the amount of fans we do – Champions League included.” “I’m absolutely delighted by that, and we need to give them a proper response. We must make sure we play well for them.”
“Everybody who comes to support Newcastle is representing Newcastle United and our city.” “We hope they conduct themselves in the right manner. I’m not too worried about those in the stadium.”
“It is the guys that are a bit frustrated outside who might drink too much.” “I hope they are careful and look out for each other. They need to conduct themselves in a nice, civil manner. This is a lovely city, and we want to leave it that way.”
We really do hope there are no problems tonight with our fans, and that they will behave themselves, otherwise it will be a black mark against both the club and City – and nobody wants that.
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