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Football Tourists Rate Newcastle £4 More Than Sunderland

8 years ago
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The concept of ‘football tourists’ is now common place and nowhere more so than in the Premier League.

The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona have thousands of people going to watch their home matches as neutrals, flown in to enjoy the experience, rather than necessarily supporting the host team.

In England this is also rife, with in Newcastle’s case there being large numbers from Scandinavia and Holland travelling to weekend matches, a mixture of people supporting Newcastle or the opposition, or indeed just at St.James’ Park for the experience.

I was interested then to get something from Group On drop into my mailbox today. If you aren’t aware, this is one of numerous companies who advertise goods and services for shops, restaurants, whatever – usually at a discounted price.

Today’s offer though was the chance to go and see a Manchester United home game with a hotel room included in the package.

Various prices were charged and with neutrals taking up most of the tickets I assume, I wondered exactly where Newcastle were now placed in the ‘glamour’ stakes.

These were the matches offered;

£425
Manchester City

£329
Arsenal

£229
Spurs
Hull

£199
Newcastle
Southampton
Stoke

£195
Aston Villa
Norwich
Sunderland

£149
Crystal Palace
West Brom
Everton
West Ham
Swansea

I was grateful to see we were in respectable mid-table and I’m guessing that with certain others there is the odd anomaly with matches at school holiday time having a premium. I can’t see any reason for Stoke being anything but rock bottom, while with every respect I don’t think anybody will have marked down seeing Hull as one not to miss.

Also good to see we are a whole £4 more attractive than the mackems….

 

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