Friday saw Cardiff v Newcastle moved for live TV, the game now going out on Sky Sports at 7.45pm on Friday 28 April.

Not exactly the best timing for Newcastle fans wanting to travel to the final away match of the season.

Despite this, it is now claimed that Newcastle United have requested a massive 10,000 ticket allocation for the game, which could potentially see NUFC confirm promotion or the Championship title.

Cardiff City author and journalist Annis Abraham, says that his information is that Cardiff are doing their best to satisfy the demand for tickets from Newcastle and that they hope to be able to offer an 8,000 ticket allocation, which would still be the largest of the season.

Abraham says that Newcastle should hear this week and that with average home crowds of around sixteen thousand in a 33,500 capacity stadium, there would be plenty of room to accommodate this Newcastle allocation.

He says that the usual away end holds around 2,300 fans but can be increased to over 3,300.

Hopefully there is real substance in this report and the local police don’t see a problem in the huge away following being allowed.

Cardiff City are now 11 points above relegation and the same adrift of the play-off places, so it is very unlikely there would be a bigger demand for tickets from the home supporters.

REMAINING NEWCASTLE MATCHES

Saturday 1 April – Newcastle v Wigan (3pm).

Wednesday 5 April – Newcastle v Burton (7.45pm)

Saturday 8 April – Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle (5.30pm) SKY SPORTS

Friday 14 April – Newcastle v Leeds (7.45pm) SKY SPORTS

Monday 17 April – Ipswich v Newcastle (3pm)

Monday 24 April – Newcastle v Preston (7.45pm) SKY SPORTS

Friday 28 April  – Cardiff v Newcastle (7.45pm) SKY SPORTS

Sunday 7 May – Newcastle v Barnsley (12 noon)