This Is What A Well Run Football Club Does

Newcastle have announced that existing season ticket holders will have a price freeze for next season.

Newcastle are starting to resemble a very well run club and if only Mike Ashley would leave Rafa Benitez in charge of things with the help of Lee Charnley at the executive level to completely run the club, we would continue to get better and better.

They work very well together.

Why is Mike Ashley always a dark cloud on the horizon?

Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez

This is what Managing Director Lee Charnley has said:

“”The support from our fans this season has been nothing short of amazing.”  “They have flocked to St. James’ Park to support Rafa and the team, in the quest to see us returned to the Premier League.”

“We wanted to help repay their incredible loyalty with a price freeze for all existing season ticket holders, meaning the price they’ll pay in 2017/18 will be exactly the same as the price they paid for their 2016/17 season ticket.”

This is good news and here’s a link to more information the club have just announced on their web-site.

10 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Let’s hope it’s for Premiership football.

  • magspuggy

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Another sign that our club is being milked dry and ran by fools..

    More cash for the empty transfer pot..

    Wonder what the southern press will report this as ..

    Haway the lads

  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Haway the lads??
    It’s HOWAY.

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Ashley said he’s here until we win a trophy. I think the money will be there in the summer and I suspect Rafa has been told that – hence his happier appearance last week.
    I’m not defending Ashley, just being realistic. He’s sunk 290m into the club, he has to have some control over spending. Let’s hope Rafa wins a trophy next season – the League Cup will do – then he might be happy to move on. I doubt he’ll ever get all his money back and he probably knows that himself. I can live with the irony of him being the first owner to win a domestic trophy in my lifetime as long as he sells to the right person.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #5


    Me to couldn’t run these days – takes me all the time to climb to the top of the Gallowgate

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Sir Jason, you are correct my friend. Haway is most certainly the mackem version.
    Magspuggy, consider yourself lucky Jib isn’t around! 🙂

  • toonincheek

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    I checked crowds last weekend.
    There wasn’t a PL gate within 10,000 of our 52K+ gate.

    Only 3 matches in Europe bettered our gate –
    Barcelona, Bayern and Borussia.

    All credit to the NUFC faithful.
    Wonder why the Press hasn’t picked up on it?
    Oh, I forgot – they only want negative news on NUFC.

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 7, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Charlie, need to get a turbo fitted to the chair mate if that returns. 🙂 You know, those were happy days matey. It sounds crazy, but they were. Simply because we came into the game when that was the norm. We weren’t football hooligans, we were just fans looking after ourselves. It truly was the norm. And that makes it even more crazy, that that kind of thing was even acceptable. How times have improved the situation! I would never have took my lad if things hadn’t changed, I do know that much. Much prefer having a craic with them, than rolling around in the dust with them. 🙂

  • Dal

    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Now is the time to build on the success Rafa has achieved in the league and improve the entire board. Charnley, Carr and Moncur have failed to protect Benitez from Ashley.
    NUFC needs a stronger balanced board now.

  • lesh

    Feb 7, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry to sound negative, but could this ST price freeze be an attempt to encourage renewals – before Ashley and Rafa fall out?


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