When it comes to social media, Newcastle United are rock bottom of the table.

Ironically, the club have been patting themselves on the back for attracting their 500,000th Twitter follower, in the same week that it has been revealed that they are trailing behind every one of their competitors.

The Deloitte football rich list has been published and United had the 19th biggest turnover in the world.

The report revealed other information about the clubs with the top twenty turnovers, for example Newcastle United had the eighth biggest support of the twenty clubs, as usual showing the only thing that does make our football club ‘big’.

However, when it comes to Facebook and Twitter, it is once again embarrassingly clear how amateurish and under funded everything is under Mike Ashley, with Newcastle placed number 20 out of 20.

(Thanks to Digisport for the table)

social mediaConsidering that the UK per head of population uses Facebook and Twitter more than any of the other countries that have clubs in the top 20, it is particularly disappointing. Especially when ever Everton are outperforming our club.

Major clubs see social media as a vital way to grow their clubs and are building up massive underlying strength for the future, while sadly Mike Ashley has no interest whatsoever in the long-term health of NUFC.

Not only refusing to put suitable resources into growing this area but not so long ago he actually axed staff from the media department at St. James’ Park, whilst every other major club is throwing cash and resources at this important area.

The trouble is sadly that too many fans and much of the media doesn’t question what the club say or look outside at the bigger picture. Yes Newcastle United might pat themselves on the back for having more Facebook/Twitter followers than Hartlepool, Gateshead or Sunderland, but as the Deloitte football rich list finances show, United should be competing at a much higher level in every area.

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  • vbhgft

    GOOD. Facebook is shite. Twitter is shite. They can both f off. Good for NUFC for not bothering with them. If only the rest of the world would do likewise.

  • vbhgft

    Oh dear – NUFC are not on Facebook. I’d better cancel my season ticket!

  • Double Carpet

    Before I’d even opened this piece of guff I knew who’d written it. Jesus wept it’s childish.
    ANOTHER stupid whinge. Perhaps it says more about our fans than the Club that we can’t/don’t want to/just couldn’t give a toss. If you want to look for Twitter feeds they’re there.
    And by the way, final paragraph, it’s “don’t”, not “doesn’t”
    What next? A moan about the standard of bog roll? Why the Club doesn’t use a better quality of paint for the lines on the pitch? And as for Cabella’s haircut, just when are Ashley, Charnley, Carver going to address that?
    No-one, other than you (the ‘author’) cares a great deal about this cobblers.
    Please please please find something else to occupy your angry little life.

  • vbhgft

    Double Carpet Well said. Smithfield is an embarrassment.

  • vbhgft

    Damn that Ashley. Even Everton have got more twitter followers than us. What’s happened to our once-great club?

  • No Brainer

    I think for the same reasons themag.co.uk gets less than 100 contributors for our most vociferous discussions.

    We no where near a big club and not surprising we are from an area with a small population.

  • No Brainer

    vbhgft Its all his fault do you know that he was the child catcher in chitty chitty bang bang some say he ate them all.

  • wor monga

    Why am I looking at this website expecting to see football
    content, when it’s only churning out puerile pish like this non-stop…hopefully this
    one is scraping the bottom of the Smithfield statistical barrel.

  • Tonytoon

    I seriously think the writer of this article needs professional help.

  • Steve1221

    So by rock bottom you really mean one of the 20 biggest in the world?

  • radgiegadgie

    vbhgft that’s it, the final straw, I am done with Newcastle United.  I can handle relegation battles, no player investment, changing the name of the stadium, poor performances on the field etc but not challenging for top twitter spot is where I draw the line.

  • radgiegadgie

    Double Carpet Actually, I was just heading off to the barbers for a Cabella cut, do people on here not think it is a good style?

  • Toon Magpie

    Steve1221 don’t by stupid man, half a million followers worldwide for a club like Newcastle is a disgracd. We should be up there with Man Utd Liverpool Arsenal Chelsea even Spurs and Everton are ahead of us, this shows how low a club like us has fallen and you try to make that into a positive? Fecking idiot.

  • Steve1221

    Just think of the club’s we’re ahead of, how can it be a negative? Besides we have a full stadium every week, who cares how many Twitter followers we have.

  • No Brainer

    You really just don’t understand how are we bigger than everton

  • Toon Magpie

    Steve1221 Stadium full of Mugpies hoping it gets better. It can’t be any better because we are ahead of Nottingham Forrest or Leeds.

  • Toon Magpie

    No Brainer We certainly earn more for the FCB’s bank balance.

  • Toon Magpie

    radgiegadgie me too mate, had enough.

  • Toon Magpie

    vbhgft Facebook shite Twitter shite and NUFC shite, perfect match.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Expanding our global brand – as per the original long term plan – proven to be another abject failure by these ‘world class’ buisnessmen

  • amacdee

    WTF would you want to follow the Robber’s Band of Brigands via Twitter or FB ? If anything most people would be ashamed to let others know they supported NUFC I know I am.