Newcastle Top Of The Premier League

Newcastle’s season ticket prices have fallen by 1% from last season, and that’s the lowest “increase” or highest “decrease” (take your choice) in season ticket prices of any of the 20 Premier League clubs – so least for this measurement we top the Premier League.

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Mike Ashley – kept season ticket prices very low

The biggest increases are at QPR at +38%, Burnley at +37% (two promoted clubs),  and Hull City at +27%.

Seven clubs have frozen their season ticket prices from last season, and those clubs are Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham, Sunderland, Swansea and West Brom,

To be fair to Mike Ashley, the controversial owner has given fans some very good deals on season tickets for a number of years now, with the aim being to fill the St. James’ Park stadium, and that can only help the side.

But the club seemed to be struggling to sell the available season tickets earlier this summer, but we would expect some of the remaining tickets have been snapped up after we brought in Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere and Daryl Janmaat last week over five days – amazing.

So it seems that Mike is starting to get some positive press for a change, given how well Newcastle have also done in the transfer window so far this season.

And the owner could get even more positive press if we can sign the three or four players we need to top off what could be a terrific summer transfer window for Newcastle United.

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47 comments so far

  • BrightonMag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #1

    The man’s desparate!

  • BrightonMag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Or desperate even…

  • lew

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #3

    I got it! This fact sums it up!

    Let’s be fair; MA wants his money back.
    He buys cheap big talents, and sell them with a decent return.
    Meanwhile, he keeps the facilities top notch.
    As this drags on, he keeps the tickets on a cheap.
    I do believe in MA, and do think that he will increase the ticket-price when we succeed on the sport side of things.
    Let’s face it, (or maybe not) we don’t want a rich money sweating Sheikh.

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #4

    manxpie // Jul 22, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    sliema well its going on for about a year
    believe it or not last years start (after he’d been hammering pardews long ball all summer) he actually started to warm to him and then we had the injuries to cabeye and tiote and remys suspension we had that bad christmas run he turned again and hasn’t turned back since lol

    same with ourtoon blaming pardew for playing him in a europa match when he got absolutley snapped and then injured
    i suppose it was hughtons fault for playing him against city that time lol

    or the people who hammered him for the fa cup loss even tho most said it was a good line up before the match

    its all scape goating

    same with rotonda dissing dummet or colback for some unheard of players from abroad

    if dummet is “championship at best” santon must be conference at best

    i mean when have you ever seen santon make a great tackle or a tackle that lets them know there in a game?
    i can’t remember 1 tbh

    yeah he’s good going forward but his job is to defend 1st

    dummet does that far better

    tbh he winds me up as well can ya tell lol?


    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #5


  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #6

    TANG TANG COME ON ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #7

    tang i already know its you lol

    ed has told me so either your sad enough to have multiple accounts or the jokes over!

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #8

    and tbh i never thought it’d be you
    i blamed someone else lol

  • Thump

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #9

    To be fair to Mike Ashley, the controversial owner has given fans some very good deals on season tickets for a number of years now, with the aim being to fill the St. James’ Park stadium, and that can only help the side.

    Actually, he increased it by 21% and then lowered them by 1%. It’s almost £800 for ‘seating category 1’ (which happens to be most of the stadium outside of the club areas). We also have the fifth highest ticket prices in the Premiership and we refuse to compare the refreshments prices.

    The man is bleeding the fans dry.

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #10

    manxpie // Jul 22, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    soz sliema i’d moved to the next post

    no worries but i will say if he had the same playing time as santon who would be the better defender and i repeat defender? lol

    dummet hasn’t had half the chance mbwia or santon has had and he’s labelled championship at best

    same with samiobi he’s also been labelled shite

    but then we get uproar today because bigi might not have made it

    even tho he only played 1 game last season

    my point is people seem to wipe players of to suit there argument more than personal opinion

    220manxpie // Jul 22, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    agree with hiadara btw he looks the real deal

    but thats because he can defend aswell

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #11

    thump i’m confused so how did we manage to be the cheapest day out for a footy fan with there pies and all that?


    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #12

    The window we sign 4/5 players where no top players leave then ill give credit but it seems like normal service to me young players with potential profit.

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #13

    boom boom the 1st tell me 1 club in the world that doesn’t buy young players with potential profit?

    not counting buying players so they can fill there quotas btw

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Interesting to see some blaming Pardew for Mbiwa’s poor form. Unless he’s been beating him with a shit stick its hard to reconcile. You’d need a labotomy to forget that outrageous half against Everton or the ludicrous pen he gave away against Liverpool, where even Suarez was bemused, or his refusal to challenge for headers with predictably disastrous consequences and the glazed expression of disassociation he gets on his face when he’s coming on as a sub. He is frankly at times the worst defender I’ve ever seen at this level, not always, often excellent, but you can carry a player who’s so prone to astonishingly poor judgement.

  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #15


    On the subject of MYM, pardews biggest mistake was dropping the lad for Colo when our revered skipper returned from his argy bargy trip home.

    After that, he was shunted around various positions and the bench whilst the goals flowed past our inept defence.

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #16

    expat but he’s made more slip ups than good games tbf

    plus he’s had oppertunities that most wouldn’t

    but because he won the league in a shitter league he’s lauded

    if we’d baught an english player and he’d been as shocking in games he’d been wanted out since the liverpool game

    strange that isn’t it?

  • JrReps

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Alright guys, I think we’re being a wee too harsh on MA. He’s done a good job so far this summer in terms of transfer money and seems to be showing ambition. Yes he’s been selfish and kind of an asswhipe in the past, but he seems to have changed his mindset, so let’s just see how the transfer window and this season fairs before we start judging him

  • manxpie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #18

    i think his rekindled love has something to do with it
    she’s not a geordie is she?

  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #19


    We conceded a lot more goals without him. His partnership with Willo was excellent despite the odd hiccup

  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #20


    I seem to remember her being swedish

  • Thump

    Jul 22, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #21

    @Manxpie: Here’s a picture I came across earlier. Fifth highest. Once you average everything out, the true price starts to show itself.

    Likewise in 07/08 the lowest price you could pay was £482 for a season ticket, up to £722 now. Go figure, mate.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 22, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Seems like manchester is completing the transfer for Mats Hummels. World class defender that.

    Whose ours again?….. we desperately need a quality centre back.

  • jimmysmith

    Jul 22, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    Comment #23

    Expat, Collocini was the club captain, recent player of the year and in the frame for a starting place for Argentina at the World Cup having started the final games of qualifying. Added to that the club were trying to convince him to stay. It doesn’t seem unreasonable that Pardew would pick him when available. The defense was a shambles, arguably due as much to the loss of Cabaye and Remy through injury leaving us consistently forced onto the back foot in matches we had little to play for. Pardews moment of madness couldn’t have helped either, but in those circumstances I’d imagine the majority of managers would pick the more accomplished Collocini every time.

    The amazing thing is how an international like Mbiwa can fall to bits to such a degree in response to a pretty standard managerial decision, if what you suggest is true. I think it’s more likely he was a ticking time bomb long before he was dropped, witness the Everton game.

  • ramajama

    Jul 22, 2014 at 4:17 AM

    Comment #24

    Where’s everyone drinking in Dunedin before the game tonight?

  • AmeriToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #25

    I remember when colo left for his visit to argentina and it was williamson and MYM as our center backs for a few games. they had a couple good games and clean sheets. They were a great pair since MYM was fast and could carry the ball out of the back and Willi would win them out of the air. Then when collo got back from his trip i thought for sure that MYM would keep his spot based on form, he really looked like his hype was coming true, but Pardew started colo instead and he played awful, MYM has never looked the same since

  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:04 AM

    Comment #26


    Regardless of that, never change a winning team or partnership. We should have sold Colo and replaced him with someone younger

  • AmeriToon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #27

    Here’s who i would pick as our lineup for the beginning of the season, with maybe cisse coming back into the picture once he’s fit.
    4 – 2 – 3 – 1
    Janmaat – Williamson – MYM – Haidara
    Sissoko – Tiote
    Cabella – De Jong – Gouffran
    I really believe that Haidara is hands down our best left back at the club, I think Santon is lost as a LB and should be used as a RB/RW since he’s a good attacker. Also think Cisse would do great with service from de jong, Cabella on the right and haidara whipping in crosses (something santon never does on the left). I know some of you don’t rate MYM, but i really believe that he’s shown when he has a tall partner to win balls out of the air, that his speed and strength make him a great center back.
    Please let me know what you think fellas

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Absolutely no substance to it, and given it is the Daily Fail I’d normally write it off as a load of dross, but would love this kid in. Better to do it now and give him a decent settling period as he will need a bit of time to adjust – something we haven’t afforded to any of our other signings really.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #29

    As things stand within the squad (ie. no more signings) I’d say you are probably not too far off. Although I would expect Colo to start ahead of MYM. Wouldn’t surprise me to see Sissoko higher up with Goofy missing out either, Anita or Colback likely to step in to the centre mid.

    Still feel that we are relying on too many new players to hit the ground running, which is a big problem. That side has maybe 10-12 Premier league goals in it which I still feel is a major worry. Still, despite my worries on the new players I still think we need a couple more in. This is one of the biggest drawbacks when you don’t sign anyone permanently in 18 months and attempt to rebuild a side in one summer. It should be continuous development.

  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #30


    Colo will be a certain starter as captain unfortunately. I am also certain Colback will line up next to Tiote and Moussa out on the right with Goofy dropping to the bench.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #31

    On MYM, I think people seem to be forgetting that one of those clean sheets we relied on a wonder performance from Krul (and admittedly one superb clearance off the line by MYM. Chelsea again battered our defence but couldn’t hit a barn door that day.

    I like MYM and don’t think we should be shifting him out just yet, but to say the defence was good when it was him and Willo is rewriting history. MYM did some decent things in most games, but also some absolute schoolboy errors. The same could be said of all our defenders, they all make basic errors nowadays. The difference is that MYM is young enough still to improve.

  • expatmag

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #32


    With the age and quality of our other central defenders, i dont think we can afford to let him go and we need to use him more often to allow him to grow into the team.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #33

    I agree, I don’t think we should be giving up on him just yet. But he hasn’t done anything really to justify him playing ahead of Colo either last season. With the extra experience, and Colo another year older then we should see MYM make that spot his own when he gets a chance.

  • funkness

    Jul 22, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #34

    Though I do agree, that a proven goal scorer would be nice if not necassary, I wonder why nobody is talking about getting in a left winger. We now have both Gouffran and Rivierre, who can play there in a 4-3-3 as inside forwards. Sammy and Marveaux can play there aswell, but one won’t be a starter and the other won’t be here come September 1st.
    I think that LW or LF, however you prefer it, is an area, that looks even weaker than CF. The only crosses coming in from that side are from a right footed Santon. I would argue, that with a proper left footed, prefferably quick player on the left, our CFs would have every chance of doing better than last year, as we would actually be dangerous right, left and center, whereas last season we were limited to the occasional throughball from Cabaye or attacks from the right ..
    As it stands, I would rather we bought a player like Konoplyanka for the reported £12m release clause, than spending the same amount or more on Lacazette ..

  • Dingo†®

    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #35

    good evening gentlemen (or good morning)

    any links for the match by any chance?

  • baro9

    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #36

    @lee_ryder: #nufc Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Haidara, Aarons, Anita, Colback, Gouffran, De Jong, Riviere v Sydney

  • cyprus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #37

    Not sure you can refer to a decrease as lowest increase Ed. Maybe ‘negative increase’ 🙂

    To continue in the same mode, MA gets negative praise even when he does something good. So, now he’s building up the club, will get us into CL so that he can line his pockets. But we are onto him. The sly fox.

  • baro9

    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #38

    @lee_ryder: #nufc subs bench Abeid, Alnwick, Sammy Ameobi, Armstrong, Dummett, Perez, Satka, Vuckic, Woodman

  • baro9

    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #39

    Seems Pards has some faith in young Rolando Aaron’s by starting him! … A speedy winger that we really miss throughout this squad.

  • baro9

    Jul 22, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #40


    Check … They have about 8 links…


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