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St. James Park Ranked Number One In Premier League

There will not be too many Newcastle fans argue with St. James’ Park being ranked in the Premier league as the stadium with the best atmosphere during a game.

Now we need a team playing there that is one of the best teams in the Premier League and it’s been far too long since we had a team like that.

Sir Bobby Robson had us in 4th, 3rd and 5th position in the Premier League in his last three seasons as Newcastle manager- 2001-2002, 2002-2003 and 2003-2004.

And then he was fired in late August 2004.

139 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Feb 20, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #1

    All I can say about that is that St.JP doesn’t live up to that ranking week in week out.

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #2

    No Stadium does

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 20, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Imagine if we were serving up some of the football that Liverpool have been showing in the last few seasons the atmosphere would be unreal!!!

  • Optimistic Magpie

    Feb 20, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Finally, we won something, league, FA Cup and champions league next. Howay the Toon!!!

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 20, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Balance Sheet Champions.

  • hibbit

    Feb 20, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #6

    the atmosphere in the ground is far better than some on here like to make out, most of them are only watching the games on a tv anyway.
    with sky monitoring the volume of the home fans but more particularly that of the away fans were they can fade in sound from the producers designated parts of the ground to suit his agenda with strategically placed mic’s

  • Online Guy

    Feb 20, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #7


    Exactly. Nail on head.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 20, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Ron, #5.

    The BSC cup.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 20, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Howdy Jib .

  • Online Guy

    Feb 20, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    When yer in the ground during a match just cup your hands behind your ears and listen ..the noise is excruciating, even with just the general hubbub … serious .

    The way the ground is built with the Gallowgate having the lower roof effects the acoustics greatly . Sound escapes but you can capture that swirling sound even when there is no action and the crowd is relatively passive . You get so used to the general sound in StJames’ Park that your ears don’t discern untill noise levels go up a notch but it’s a bloody noisy noise floor at all times.

    I know a bit about decibels .

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Bridgetown Barbados Mostly Sunny 29°C
    Oh to be at the first one day test

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Howdy Online


    eat your heart out


  • Genjikai

    Feb 20, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Online guy.
    I know abit about decibels, love it mate!

  • beefman13

    Feb 20, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Hibbit me old son the atmosphere at the toon has been virtually non existent give or take a few games, the away fans are of course are monumental, the FA cup game v Watford was as quiet as i have ever seen SJP ‘ever”.

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #15

    beefman watches on a dodgy stream
    hibbit has a ST

    mmmm ?

  • hibbit

    Feb 20, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #16


    that’s the problem with your theory and I do understand your problem. its always going to be hard to see sound ???
    ” the FA cup game v Watford was as quiet as i have ever seen SJP ever ”

    when was the last time you were at a live game at st james ??? if ever !!

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 20, 2019 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    69 hours and we will relive the atmosphere at SJP again.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 20, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Jib , Genjikai, thanks lads .

  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #19


    any news

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 20, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Dwight McNeil (Burnley) appearing in the top 10 European youngster for his last six results.


  • Just a fan

    Feb 20, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Re atmosphere.
    Hard to believe but I will take it.
    Remember when Stoke were awesome
    And Pompey
    And the roker roar
    Every dog has its day

  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #22

    wow the old blog is quiet
    its not this quiet when there is an international break

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Feb 20, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #23

    Beer I was thinking the same myself, i even think the night shift lads are on strike too, there wasn’t a post all through the night last night! Lol

  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    i thought it must be a record last post was about 10.50 last night round to 7.30 is unreal
    i am sure it will pick up closer to the match at the weekend

    with a few players coming back from injury i hope longstaff keeps the shirt he has earned it and as he could be a player we build around for next season the more he plays the better

    hopefully almiron will start if not he has to get 30 odd mins
    as for beraca i know nowt about him is the fact we loaned an indicator that he is just squad filler or does he have the potential

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 20, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Expert analysis on SSN, regarding VAR I fink the home side wan it to be a penalty and dat Man City done wanna it to be a penalty. 🙄

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #26

    It’s all going to shit for Shitty

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 20, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Two penalties!

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #28

    It’ll be surprising if this game ends with 22 players on the pitch

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Feb 20, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Beer… Yeah it hit home how bad it is on the long breaks when I seen that.

    I think Longstaff has earned his shirt now and he’s done nothing to lose it, however it would be unfair but I’d like to see Ki come in beside him instead of Hayden, Ki just makes things happen imo, Longstaff can do Diame’s job better than Diame does, he’s certainly more consistent. I’d be gutted if Longstaff loses his spot, he’s been brilliant to date, not put a foot wrong

  • cyprus

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #30

    VAR getting ‘in trouble’ (for awarding a controversial penalty), but really it’s the handball rule which needs sorting.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #31


    I put several questions to he who keeps it tight just 3 days back .. and it’s still under wraps .

    I don’t know what’s happening . Still in lock down .

    So…had nothing to report but answered your question seeing as you asked.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Beer , Lascelles,

    The blog turned a tad distasteful a few days back and decent posters were probably sickned by it

  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #33


    Hayden has done well but he wants out for what ever reason
    Ki done well so not a prob if he comes in for hayden
    The only person I can’t see a way into the team is shelvey

  • jane

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #34

    VAR was used well in the Atletico game apparently, overturning an incorrectly-awarded penalty.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #35



    The blog always has moments like the other day doesn’t normally keep people away.
    There is not alot going with the break

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Shitty down to 10 men
    Jeez I do get sick of being right all the time

  • lesh

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Beer , Lascelles

    Online’s hit the nail on the head – the number of individual posters is reducing by the day. Even the nightshift was dead this morning and that speaks volumes – no overseas posters and no Online who’s a night owl.

    There are some super people who post on here but their quality posts are outweighed by the few who post under various names manifesting arrogance, ignorance using foul and abudive language that probably reflects their opinion of themselves! They, are the problem and it’ll not be long until those few multiples are talking to themselves!

    Having been accessing this site since in early days, I know that number of decent posters, including many of whom have been around for years, have bailed out. A small number of ’em have stayed on and I’m sure they’ll confirm that this blog has gone down hill at a rate of knots. A shame but there it is.

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #38

    The Mancunians are actually playing with 10 men !!!!!!!!

  • beermonkey

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #39


    The blog comments section was always a good read
    I am sure a lot of the older posters still read
    Co’s the site is still a good place for toon info

    I understand why they have left comments section it has at times become pretty toxic

  • Jib

    Feb 20, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #40

    should have said playing better


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