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Final Confirmation That Newcastle United Are No Longer A Big Club

8 years ago

We might not win any trophies at Newcastle United but we all, to greater or lesser extents, believe the potential is always there.

How do you judge what is, or isn’t, a big club?

Well I suppose trophies must come into it somewhere but I think most of us believe that how many people actually care about your club is also a massive factor.

…And when I say care about your club, I mean our own fanbase AND those who support other clubs, or are supposedly neutral.

For those out there who say we are deluded on Tyneside and nobody really gives a damn about what happens at St.James’ Park, we are now heading into a bizarre period of nine matches where EIGHT of them are to be shown live on BT Sport or Sky.

The only criteria the TV companies will use is what makes them the most money, so just as in previous years, Newcastle’s match going fans are facing more disruption than all but a very small handful of other clubs.

The fact that Newcastle are deemed more TV-worthy than almost every other club, tells me that it is logical that Newcastle United’s commercial income should go hand in hand with the TV interest. Another factor that proves to me that the commercial money NUFC are making is embarrassingly low and is something that will help stop the club realising its potential year after year.

Liverpool (H)                                Saturday 19 October 12.45pm    BT Sport
Sunderland (A)                             Sunday 27 October 1.30pm        Sky Sports
Man City League Cup (H)              Wednesday 30 October 7.45pm  Sky Sports
Chelsea (H)                                  Saturday 2 November 12.45pm   BT Sport
Spurs (A)                                     Sunday 10 November 12pm        Sky Sports
Norwich (H)                                  Saturday 23 November 3pm        ———-
West Brom (H)                             Saturday 30 November 5.30pm    Sky Sports
Swansea (A)                                Wed 4 December 7.45pm            BT Sport
Man Utd (A)                                 Saturday 7 December 12.45pm    BT Sport

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