It has been revealed that Sheffield Wednesday will have massive support when they visit Tyneside for their League Cup-tie.
Wednesday night’s game sees a bruised and battered Steve McClaren under pressure to not only get United into the fourth round of the cup, but then also take on the challenge of facing Chelsea and Manchester City in the following Premier League matches.
The Newcastle crowd stayed with the team despite a lack of effort and commitment by some on the pitch, only in the final analysis as the players trooped off the field did they then hear the displeasure of the paying public.
It remains to be seen how many Newcastle fans turn up and what level their support is at, though regardless of that you can expect that the visitors will be enjoying their day/night regardless as they take a break from visiting the likes of Brentford and MK Dons.
More mature fans will think fondly of superb days out at Hillsborough, especially in the 80s, in excess of 10,000 travelling down to create an incredible atmosphere.
One particular game sticks in the memory when Peter Beardsley absolutely battered Sheff Wed, only for us to end up losing 4-2. Great memories even if we did get beat…
The boot will be on the other foot though on Wednesday, as Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that all 4,500 tickets were snapped up straight away by their supporters.
Newcastle then providing another 500 tickets and only a couple of hundred of those remaining and expected to quickly go.
The Yorkshire club have warned their fans that once the last of their 5,000 tickets are gone then that’s it if their supporters want to get to the game.
However, that isn’t much use when at the same time Newcastle United have already confirmed that there will be cash turnstiles on the night, supposedly only for home fans.
No doubt there will be a few errant visiting Owls amongst the Magpies as well.
Sheffield Wednesday Official Statement
The Owls have just over 200 tickets remaining for the visit to Premier League Newcastle in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday (7.45pm).
We received an initial allocation of 4,500 that promptly sold out, triggering a further allocation of 500.
Please note there will be no tickets available at St James’ Park on the night – this game is all ticket for visiting supporters.