It’s not something we particularly wanted to hear yesterday, with other things on our minds, but the total attendance at St. Jame’s Park has gone over the million mark with tow more sold out crowds still remaining against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Fans make Newcastle one of the best supported clubs anywhere
And we’ll need to take something out of those games after the shocking result of Sunday.
The 52,355 attendance on Sunday that saw Newcastle humiliated, took the home crowd total for the season to 1,045,750.
And there should be around another 104,000 added to that for the last two home games still to come, which could prove crucial games.
This is what Alan Pardew said:
“I’m not sure too many clubs in Europe could get 150,000 people through in seven days. It’s amazing, absolutely amazing when you look at the season we have had.”
The question is when are we going to get a team as good as the fans?
We thought we had the makings of a good side last season, but this season has been catastrophic, and to think with five games to go we are still fighting relegation and that’s simply unbelievable – but unfortunately very true.
We’ll be happy enough if we survive this season, and then we can look forward to lots of activity in the transfer market this summer – both coming and going.
And that may be a negative view of the current situation, but we cannot forget what happened to us four years ago.
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