If you couldn’t have a pint would you still be going to the match?

Over the last couple of seasons I have had the same discussion with numerous mates.

When you speak to those who are still going regularly to St. James’ Park, I hear the same thing time after time.

Everybody is fed up with Mike Ashley and hates what is happening at the club, as well as the football being rubbish.

So how come we still get over fifty thousand week after week with only the odd exception when it falls under that?

The only reason I hear that keeps most fans going is what happens aside from the football.

Meeting up with friends and having a few pints before, during, after the game.

Newcastle is unique of all big clubs, with the stadium bang in the city centre and only five minutes away from countless drinking establishments.

Imagine just for a second if a matchday drinking ban was brought in, would you still go to watch Newcastle at the present time?

I want to find out if it is only my drink-addled mates who feel this way or do you all share this only reason to keep on going?

As far as possible, can only the fans who are still going to matches and who drink alcohol answer the following question:

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