As away tickets continue to sell like very hot cakes, Jamaal Lascelles has sent a message out to the Newcastle fans.
The latest ‘sold out’ signs have been put up (at the away end!) at Blackburn Rovers, with the full 6,850 ticket allocation snapped up.
Rovers had even moved their own season ticket holders out of their normal seats so Newcastle United could be given the full Darwen Road End.
Jamaal Lascelles says that the away following is ‘unbelievable’ and that it has a ‘massive impact’ on the team.
Interesting to look at the fact that amazingly for Newcastle, this season there have been more points picked up on our travels than at St James Park, where the atmosphere has been generally shocking this season.
At home Newcastle have a record of six wins and three defeats for a return of 18 points, whilst on the road it is seven wins, one draw and two defeats, for 22 points.
Whether it is ‘6,000 or 2,000’, Jamaal Lascelles says the vocal backing is ‘still loud’.
In marked contrast to Blackburn trying to accommodate as many Blackburn fans as possible, last Friday saw Nottingham Forest give the bare 2,000 minimum that EFL rules dictate, despite almost ten thousand empty seats.
“Every away game, we get the same sort of reaction from the crowd.
“They’re unbelievable and it does have a massive impact on us as players.
“We can hear it and credit to them.
“We are really thankful and we will always give our all on the pitch.
“Either 6,000 or 2,000, they are still loud.
“They keep singing and we can’t fault our fans. All we can do is keep putting in performances for them.”