Some of the Newcastle fan organizations tried to get the Newcastle fans not to buy their season tickets in the summer, as a protest against the club – Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew – but after a very good transfer window this summer (so far), the season tickets have probably sold quite well.
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley
And the club seem to be able to sell the vacant seats at each home game by giving out some good deals on those available seats, and we suppose the goal as far as the club is concerned is to have a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park for each Premier League game.
And Newcastle also frozen ticket prices for up to ten years, so we seem to be losing out on revenue to get the stadium packed full – although match day receipts are a decreasing part of the overall revenue these days – with massive money coming in from the Premier League every year.
A full house is expected this afternoon when we take on the PL Champions Manchester City, in what should be a good game.
We always thought it was going to be difficult to persuade local Newcastle fans not to buy season tickets and attend the home games, because supporting Newcastle United seems to be in the Geordie DNA, and Alan Shearer has talked about that today in the Mirror:
“They will always turn out at 50,000 for Newcastle.” “There are threats of season-ticket strikes or not buying tickets.”
“But if you get four or five new players, and even one top player at Newcastle, there will be 50,000 there because they love their football.”
We expect the season ticket sales picked up towards the end, once Newcastle brought in players like Siem de Jong, Daryl Janmaat and Remy Cabella.
Cabella seems to be the new darling at Newcastle United – because the 24 year-old seems so upbeat and positive to be at Newcastle and playing in those famous black and white strips.
We hope we get a sell-out crowd today – and that we can get a win too – unexpected as that would be.
If we do get the win – we may even be a bit late reporting on the game.
Thinks – where did I put those blood pressure pills?
Howay The Lads!!
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