GEN0053_Red_Square_Newcastle_United_NUFCThere were a reported 72 Newcastle United fans who officially made it to the match in Moscow tonight and Alan Pardew has paid tribute to them after the match.

Pardew has also asked for the fans to fill St.James’ Park and be the proverbial twelfth man, this is what he said about them to the Newcastle United TV Channel;

“We saw a few of the fans in Red Square earlier today, nice to see them, a great effort because it wasn’t easy to get here.

It wasn’t one of the greatest games because we were both technically sound and limited the chances.

Hopefully pleased with the result and they’ll have a safe journey home.

We’re going to need a lot of fans in St.James’ Park because they’ll make a difference, they are a really good team with four five top top players”.

Personally, I think it would be a great PR gesture, and the right thing to do, if Newcastle United refunded each of those 72 fans £XXX of what they’d roughly have paid to do the trip. These are the real hardcore fans and a gesture like that would represent another big step in closing the gap between Mike Ashley/the club and the supporters.

The club will have the details of the 72 so it isn’t like they are opening the floodgates for where there’s roubles there’s a claim.

At the very least why not invite the 72 into the directors box for the home leg, it would create the kind of positive publicity you just can’t buy.

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12 comments
Toon Magpie
Toon Magpie

Carver should be gone far far away.

FORGET ASHLEY OUT, GET CARVER OUT. We need to knock this brick in Ashley's wall or it is not of the same. Why is he getting no stick from fans? I don't give a flying duck he is a Geordie want him out of the club to force change. WE HAVE FORCE CHANGE.

A lex
A lex

I always think back two years to our relegation close shave then. Swansea's vital (for us) win at Wigan when they had their mind on the FA Cup.........We've had 'luck' with us for a while.

TonnekToon
TonnekToon

It says everything there is to say about the regime , If  Carvers still being discussed as a possible/probable candidate for the job . The true faith ? absolutely  NO faith !

kuromori
kuromori

I'd say our Premier League ambition is to always hope that there are three worse teams and that 17th is our minimal placing.


Good thing we didn't try in any cup competitions - wouldn't want to have got caught up in a relegation scrap, would we?

Mal44
Mal44

Already the feeling of optimism following the Ashley interview is fast disappearing. First of all Charnley is clearly still in charge and is going to be making the major day to day decisions. Considering that his decisions in January almost cost us dearly I find this disappointing to say the least. Previous statements that we had done all the preparatory work in assessing head coach candidates are obviously a load of rubbish and we are now set for weeks of the club continuing to drift and apparently we will still have carver, stone etc. whatever happens. This will seriously reduce our chances of getting a decent head coach.

Ashley needs to be more proactive and clear out Charnley and the coaching staff which I doubt would cost more than the Pardew compensation we received. Then we might get somewhere. The current lot just aren't up to it. Can't he see that?

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

If anyone did have a "feeling of optimism" after fattys interview then they deserve everything they get.

Toon Magpie
Toon Magpie

We stayed up. His words could be interpreted as more of the same or he is going to change. Wait until he bolts that cash cart (our money) on to his horse and rides away.

toon tony
toon tony

And next season we're lucky Boro aren't in the Premier league. ...that would be 6 more derby points we would give away.

Noir Et Blanc
Noir Et Blanc

Excellent article and I couldn't agree more. The fact that the John Carver debate still rages on is symptomatic of everything that is wrong at the club. A clean sweep is required without delay!