The shock of six thousand empty seats against Spurs was certainly an eye-opener for me and maybe more importantly for the club hierarchy.

Yes it was on TV and yes it was on a Sunday and yes times is tight but that was undoubtedly a fifty thousand plus match.

The near forty quid cheapest ticket price tag was clearly a major factor, the club clearly have got their prices wrong.

The response at St.James’ Park is then to offer a fourteen match season ticket for roughly the cost of five or six of the higher profile matches to come, so you are getting the value of seven or eight matches free.

From the sublime to the ridiculous?