Pardew Delighted With Fans Traveling To Belgium – And Worried

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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6 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew and the phrase 'kill your darlings'

    Nov 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    …do some of our fans tend to wreck cities in Europe? 😉 lol

  • Graeme

    Nov 8, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Jesper, not normally, no.

    Hopefully everyone will have a wonderful time, enjoying the culture – they don’t sell your special ale over there do they?? That could be problematic lol

  • mindshaft

    Nov 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    There are reports of over 9000 toon fans in Bruge for the game today, hopefully they’ll release more tickets – wish I was there

  • Graeme

    Nov 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4

    That has the makings of a major party breaking out!!!

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Brugge temporary manager has admitted that recent form, and the loss of their manger, George Leekenes, has left them hurting and open, but their centre back is backing them to win.
    Brugge is overflowing with Geordies now, with rumours of between 5 and 10 thousand Geordies rumoured to have travelled to the Belgium city.
    Also, Douglas of FC Twente has confirmed that he was “probed” by a few clubs, including Newcastle in the summer.

    This has been Wizard News at 11:24 (12:24 future time)

  • rwpoynter

    Nov 8, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Me thinks Europa League could be a double edged sword. To get through to the knock out stage we will have played two qualifying games ( won) and six league games (hopefully won) and then into the knockouts (are these two legged?) which include 32 clubs, a lot of which are ones knocked out of the champions league and therefore tougher. So if I am right we have 10 more games if we are to qualify for the final. And one if we reach the final. That is a total of 17 games almost like half a premier league season. And then there is the FA Cup. Can definitely see the need for a bigger squad.


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