It’s Not Great Stuff At Newcastle – But It’s The Cheapest

Newcastle United have again come top of the table in a BBC study that has Newcastle as the cheapest match day experience in the Premier League.

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Mike Ashley – has kept ticket prices low – that’s good

So while it may not exactly be great entertainment at the moment – at least it’s cheap.

The BBC study takes the cost of the cheapest adult match day ticket, plus the price of a program, a pie (no word on what type of pie) and of course – a cup of tea.

And would you believe it, but Newcastle come in as the cheapest match day experience for the third year running, with an overall cost of only £23.30.

The constituents of that total are £15 for the ticket, £3 for the program, £3 for the pie and £2.30 for that cup of tea.

We beat out Hull City by 70 pence – with their overall cost being £24.

Chelsea – who just so happen to be top of the Premier League at the moment – have the most expensive match day experience with the cheapest match day ticket costing £50, and Liverpool and Manchester City are next in line with their lowest-priced tickets being £37.

This is what Lee Marshall, the PR and Supporter Liaison Manager at Newcastle United said:

“Keeping football affordable is an important commitment for us so we are pleased to see that our prices reflect favorably in the Price of Football survey once again.”

“In addition to competitive match day prices, our long-term price freeze offers on season tickets, vastly increased family area and reciprocal away ticket deals with other clubs are helping us to make Premier League football as accessible as possible.”

Newcastle do a good job of keeping the season ticket prices low too, with their price freezes – that’s good.

The rate of increase of the match day experience in the Premier League has risen by 15.8% since 2011, and that is much higher than inflation.

So Newcastle’s price of going to a home game is good, because it’s cheap, and now if only we can only increase the match-day enjoyment at the games for fans, like even winning  a game now and again. 😀

How about on Saturday?

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54 comments so far

  • lesh

    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #1


    £3 for a pie and £2.30 for a cup of tea – £2.30? What is it, white tea?

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #2

    cheapest match day ticket? best league position since Sir bobby Robson? best transfer policy since god knows when? debt free?( although really we are not according to some creeps) not paying the highest wages to overpriced, past it footballers? (owen, viduka, duff, geremi, cacapa?

    Bought players like ben arfa, debuchy. Tiote, Cabaye, Cisse…

    Yet still calling for the owners name, what a complete joke fan base…seriously

  • Pottz

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #3

    You get what you pay for.

    Cheapest tickets to watch a cheap product.

    That faceless corporate PR dood Lee Marshall won’t have a job next year when we’re in the Championship.

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Enrique, santon, anita, haidara, cabella, jamnaat, colback, ayoze perez, riviere…some more good talent we’ve signed

    Compared to…. rozenhal, carr, sibierski, luque, boumsong,. babayaro, smith, countless others….. under previous regime

    Are we not moving in the right direction at all?

  • remember69

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s time real supporters stood up and actually support the team we love. I don’t know how half the posters on this blog are able to masquerade as true fans who they are so willing to twist and turn every action and comment by management or staff to suit their own agenda.

    I understand everyone is frustrated, but this is the time the team NEED fans behind them, not against them.
    To put it in perspective, Sunderland fans are more behind our team than some of the so called ‘supporters’ that squat on this site.

  • Toonacious T

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Yeah, come and watch the footballing equivalent of Donnay, Slazenger, Lonsdale and Sondico. It’s not as if Newcastle can afford any better. Their owner is only worth £3.75bn1

  • Toonacious T

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Yeah, come and watch the footballing equivalent of Donnay, Slazenger, Lonsdale and Sondico. It’s not as if Newcastle can afford any better. Their owner is only worth £3.75bn

  • Toonacious T

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #8

    You boys are either Mackem trolls or completely brainless muppets …or both! Keep feeding Cashley your money you moronic twats!

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #9


    totally agree, some of the jokers on here are the most pessimistic negative fans i have ever seen!

    Toonacious T

    If we weren’t a mid table club, just like we’ve been for years and year now ( we were only promoted from championshiop 5 years ago) id expect us to be in top 4 by noe even if we havhe a chairman worth 3.75 billion. But mid table teams don’t attract world class talent overnight regardless of how wealthy there owner is.

    If hull city were overtaken by the worlds richest man 2moro they’d still be a shite club for a few years, you get the point?

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #10

    toonacious t

    nah, no mackem

    Im just a realistic PROPER toon fan who expects the most from a team only got promoted from championship 5 year ago…. even though our owner is worth billions, we have a lot to prove, we are not automatically worthy of signing the best players in the world just bcsu we are newcastle united.

    We are in the middle of a reconstruction phase, and i beleive we are doing extremely well, buying top talent for low prices, long may it continue, id take it over freddy shephards transfer policy anyday

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #11

    god forbid newcastle united arent in the top 4 after 7 games because we have been such world beaters over the past 10 years….bunch of jokers…what do you expect, shepard ruined our club, now ashley is sorting us out again, promoted, top 5 finish, top talent brought in cheap sold for profit more high quality players brought in…sound, toon on the move right direction again

  • Thump

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #12

    “vastly increased family area”

    That you took from fans that were very vocal in their sentiments against the owner. Of course, “for family reasons”… right next to the fscking away stand.

  • Thump

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #13

    @Dulcinera: Im just a realistic PROPER toon fan who expects the most from a team only got promoted from championship 5 year ago

    Yeah, Ashley’s 5 year plan is working well, huh?

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #14

    if we win next 2 games, all of a sudden we are equal points with arsenal, my god we are in freefall, typical toon jokers

  • Pottz

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #15

    Xisco, Ranger,Pancrate, Amaltifano, Kuqi, Hall, Khizanishvilli, Gosling, Campbell, Rivière etc.

    As opposed to Shearer, Ferdinand, Ginola Albert, Lee, Woodgate etc.

    Ashley’s rebuilding consists of relegating us a few years back? Looking a good bet to go down this year as well.

    I would say Man City haven’t done too bad with a rich owner in a short space of time either.

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #16


    Yes it is actually

    promoted….. 5th place finish, europoa legue quarter finals, good talent brought in…
    fair enuf hasnt lived up to expectations but still a better squad than we had 6 years ago

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #17


    your talking 10 years or so ago mentioning shearer ferdinand etc

    Xisco, Ranger,Pancrate, Amaltifano, Kuqi, Hall, Khizanishvilli, Gosling…these are the players who promoted us, good signings at the time,, stop start signings to get us promoted and they did get us promoted under hughton…whats your point?

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #18

    Man city were taking over by a billionaire in 2008, took them 3 or 4 years to win any titles, which just shows you how even havn billionaires around will still take time to win trophies

  • Pottz

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    Comment #19


    You were compariNg players bought during the previous regime to this one.

    My post was to show a different point of view on signings made by the different regimes. Your post inferred that we always signed overpriced misfits under FFS. No doubt we did.

    I suppose I could throw the likes of HBA, Marveaux, Mbiwa, Cabella in there as expensive misfits, or have they just been woefully mismanaged?

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #20

    HBA marveaux and mbiwa have been UNDER managed

    Yanga mbiwa is world class, he didnt get to prove it here. ts not a coincidence roma havent signed him and hes now playing champs league footy

    He was mismanaged, just like marvueax and HBA i agree with this!

    Im not pro pardew at all, some people think i am, ,hes just the best we can get at the moment, we deserve better, but you have to support your team regardless of the terrible decision making that goes on behind the scenes

  • Pottz

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #21


    You just hit the nail on the head.

    ‘We deserve better’

    ‘The terrible decision making that goes on behind the scenes’

    Are you blaming Ashley for this mess?

  • Blofal

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #22

    I honestly think we are going to win against Leicester.

    I have this feeling that one game soon things are going to click. The question is once they do click will Pardew then go defensive and try and snatch the win or will he just let the players play their natural games.

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #23

    Il admit, it was probaly pardew who made the decisions to loan out marveeax, ben arfa and yanga mbiwa

    shocking decision making, no excuses, but i still suport the squad we have, i beleive we are better than our league standing suggest, we just need some time, i still salute ashley for bringing these players into the club to begin with, i admire his talent seeking, even though we loaned out or best players

  • Brutooon

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    Comment #24

    Cheap tickets = no ambition in term of pitch performances !!!

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #25

    Lacazatte scored a hatrick last week or so,one of on form striker at the moment in ligue one ,together with did u see that?
    how about Grenier,do u see him playing yet?
    I don’t mind whether we play William or s.Taylor at the back but I think William is better in the air. Apart from soton game,w/h he was awful, he is doing good so far.If he makes another big mistake, which he rarely do,Steven should be given the chance,no Q

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:07 AM

    Comment #26

    This squad is shocking.

    If we had barton, Nolan and Carroll in the squad we would finish top 8.

    Get Stevey Taylor back in the first eleven i want to see some fight.

  • Santon03

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:23 AM

    Comment #27


    AC has been injured so many times and rarely play since he left, it would be the same story if he’d stayed and it will be like another Owen, taking paycheck for doing nothing.
    Not sure about Nolan and Barton, but it would have been great if they stayed and performed like they used to. I don’t think they ever played under pardew, if they stayed under pardew either they will be pardewed or sent on loan like HBA.

  • Santon03

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:24 AM

    Comment #28

    Actually they did play under pardew for half season, I just remembered that 4-4 draw with Arsenal.

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #29

    Barton has a talent,he did well for nu,the problem is he has bad attitude, that is the only reason they they forced to release him.Nolan also did well for us.has passion,fight.but his standard is a championship player.not consistent, no pace,that’s why …
    But I still rate Carroll. signing him on loan will be good IMO.I know he is troubled with injury lately but still is in good age to check what he can do for us.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 15, 2014 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #30


    Ashley wanted younger and players who were on alot cheaper wages who kept their mouths shut. So they were let go. Players were questioning the ambition of the club way back then. Massive mistake looking back now. Obviously Carroll was let go because of the offer. But Nolan and Barton were mint.

    These 3 players would see us finish in the top eight I think. Disturbing to think they were once on our books and years later we are no better. It’s this foreign policy which is hurting the club. No English core.

    If there was 3 players I could sign it would be these 3. They would cement a top 8 finish no bother in this league. Talented, experienced and English.

    If they were still here we wouldn’t of been beat of the Makums either.

    I really want to see Steven Taylor back in this first eleven. Whoever is dropped Colo or Willo im not concerned about.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #31


    Im not to bothered about peoples attitudes off the park. It’s the fight, experience and ability im wanting to see turn out for us.

    Are we better than four years ago squad wise? Would Pardews job been made easier with these lads in the squad? Its debateable.

  • magscar

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #32

    Toon Prodigy

    Nolan and Barton left for different reasons.

    Nolan was I believe offered a contract which was shorter and on less money than he wanted. I have no problem with his demands at that stage of his career but I recall working out the costs to us as being £14M. Bearing in mind that Alan Smith on £65K pw was in last year of contract or had just left (can’t recall timing) did we want another midfielder on high wages unlikely to figure when we had Tiote, Cabaye and even Ben Arfa. If for his families sake he had been able to consider the shorter contract on offer. He may have been prepared to stay. WHU were prepared to meet his demands that is football.

    Barton talked his way into a free transfer and was the definition of a loose cannon. QPR B of just that in his antics at Man City copla seasons ago.

    Both good for us at the time but we were then moving into the next stage of our transfer strategy and there were inevitable changes. Certainly need their spirit and fight in some of our current lot now though.

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #33

    Every time I see Aarons in our squad, I get filled with confidence.I feel he can do something different,i feel he can create chances,i feel he can score goals,u can argue ,but I think he is the one that can get us wins instead of siem dj in the current circumstances

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #34


    Do you think they had something we our currently missing?

    I can’t help but feel we are.

    Do you think we would fair better with these three players in the squad right now?

  • brklyngeordie

    Oct 15, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Off topic: Did anyone catch the Albania vs Serbia game insane scenes from the game UEFA needs to lay down the law hard on the Serbs they are a very racist bunch of people who have proved it time and time again.. Which leads me to refresh everyones memory of incident that occcured not long ago in St James where a fan was holding up the Albanian flag in the front row vs Man City and Kolarov (Serb) approached fan and tried to grab flag and was not santioned was a shame on FA part they just turned their cheek so much for those BS slogans of ” Say no to Racism” and “Respect”

  • brklyngeordie

    Oct 15, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #36

    Want to hear some neutrals opinions on the scenes from that Albania vs Serbia game and how the feel it should be dealt with thanks Lads

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 15, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #37

    Thump–––Yeah, Ashley’s 5 year plan is working well, huh?
    Ashley announced the 5 year plan in March 2008 In April 2013 we were playing Benfica the eventual winners in the quarter final of the Europa League

  • magscar

    Oct 15, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #38

    Toon Prodigy

    Yeah as I said their spirit. But We moved on then and no point in Looking back. sorry have to go am dashing

  • mindshaft

    Oct 15, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #39

    Dulcinera – you’re clearly a PR agent ,the figures say it all – over the last TWO years we’ve had the the highest loss average and goals against in the league, we’ve also scored the least, we have declining match day revenues and watched some of the worst football in the premiership.
    The players you’re citing as exciting haven’t exactly been setting the world alight and other than Enrique I can’t see a top half club putting in a bid for any of them.

    You’re clearly not watching our games or even looking at the league

  • paul6257

    Oct 15, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #40

    Dulcinera, get a life man, get off your keyboard and get a job


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