The deadline for Newcastle United season ticket renewals was originally towards the end of May.

On 28 May the club announced that this deadline was being extended with supporters told they now had until Wednesday 10 June to renew.

Despite fans having been sent their renewal packs way back in March the 28 May club statement included the line:

“…supporters are advised to return their forms quickly to avoid disappointment.”

Whilst Mike Ashley has eventually brought in a manager/head coach after six months of chaos and the club on the slide, there appears to have been no stampede for season tickets.

With less than eight weeks until the season kicks off and only 17 days until pre season training begins, there is still no sign of any signings being made, with only the usual nonsense appearing in the press claiming big signings imminent and many supporters fearing it is just the usual propaganda being pushed by the club to get them to sign up for another season.

Newcastle United have now written to supporters (see letter below put up on Twitter by one fan @youngin_uk) following Steve McClaren’s appointment and are trying to use that as a hook to get the stay away fans to renew.

The latest letter including this line

“….looking ahead to the 2015/16 campaign with genuine optimism and excitement.”

The letter tells fans that the season ticket deadline is extended even further –  to 19 June.

We’d love to have ‘genuine optimism and excitement’ but simply appointing a manager/head coach won’t do it alone.

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It will be interesting to see if any players arrive in these next five days, or whether it will be just more of the same.

Endlessly linked with big name credible players but nothing of real substance.

Let’s hope we see some transfer action quickly, even if it is only to try and convince the doubters that there is a chance of any real change under Mike Ashley.



  • Bearsize

    Mike we know you are a compulsive liar. Spend the clubs money on decent players with decent wages and people might consider it

  • mickquinn1089

    NUFCTheMag TaylorandBesty Just about to read the letter out on talkSPORT

  • BillWIL

    Still Could be a three card trick  the man speaks with fork tongue ? who would go into one of his shops and buy before you see the goods ?

  • DezyByers33

    NUFCTheMag mickquinn1089 If we actually started signing some quality players like chazaustin9 then selling season tickets would be easy

  • DaveLogan3

    NUFCTheMag mickquinn1089 TaylorandBesty sign some players and we will return – instead of constantly penny pinching #cheapskates

  • ledman1976

    NUFCTheMag mickquinn1089
    I hope nobody renews until NUFC have kept up there promise’s of showing some ambition,
    We signed Austin yet?

  • heffreys

    DezyByers33 mickquinn1089 NUFCTheMag chazaustin9 As they will say we just couldn’t get them over the line!!

  • bringbackthemessiah

    if we sign austin then i may start to trust the words that come out of mashleys mouth i for one think mac will steady us out and we will be comfortable with him being there

  • Jail for Ashley

    As my user name would suggest I am the last person in the world to defend this despicable regime but is that letter genuine. Football Company ????

  • 23nsg

    NUFCTheMag MikeAshleyLies AshleyOutdotcom if they really wanted some goodwill then they’d offer cup tickets free with ST but only want ££

  • DezyByers33

    heffreys mickquinn1089 NUFCTheMag agree until we actually get a , Austin, Carroll or Berahinho over the line nobody will believe it.

  • si_dixon09

    mickquinn1089 NUFCTheMag TaylorandBesty talkSPORT pure desperation the toon fans are sick of being taken for granted! SPEND FAT BOY!!!!

  • BillWIL

    @23nsg NUFCTheMag MikeAshleyLies AshleyOutdotcom
    Great idea BUT Ash  takes with three hands and gives with none

  • phillwilkinson

    mickquinn1089 NUFCTheMag TaylorandBesty talkSPORT Newcastle fans hedging their bets, been lied to far too many times, need signings!

  • davidbabsy11

    NUFCTheMag TaylorandBesty mickquinn1089 was going to renew but couldn’t get the deal over the line..

  • foggy

    Message to Ashley, Charnely, Carr, McClaren and not lets forget Moncur. To use retail parlance the season tickets will “fly off the shelves” if you lot sign the players which a blind man can see we need. eg,
    2 Quality center backs
    2 Quality Strikers
    1 Quality Left Back
    1 Quality Ring Winger
    1 Quality Creative Midfielder.

    Sign these and you’ll have no problem shifting the season tickets and I’m no retail expert but we have an owner who supposedly is — he just needs to prove it.

  • Andrew Swift

    Show us the money Mike

  • IntravenusMP

    BillWIL NUFCTheMag MikeAshleyLies AshleyOutdotcom That’s slightly unfair, the ticket I get to use was £920 when Hall & Shepherd left and Ashley took over. The lad who’s name is on the ticket estimated that if Hall & Shepherd were still in charge today, it would be somewhere in the region of £1,500 – £2,000. Ashley charges my pal £695 for that same seat, that’s over £200 cheaper, some eight years later.

    AShley has been very good with seat prices and reciprocal away seat pricing.

  • IntravenusMP

    Given the fact we are nailed on for a League and FA cup final place, the club should give priority to season ticket holders who renew before 19th June

  • Jail for Ashley

    Given the fact that the renowned philanthropist Mike Ashley charges top dollar for cat A games, I’m sure his ticket prices reflect more on the demand for them rather than his generous nature.

  • foggy

    I see the letter is signed by a Mr Tickle, their having a laugh.

  • foggy

    @23nsg NUFCTheMag MikeAshleyLies AshleyOutdotcom  That would cost them next to nowt as we’ll be dumped out of the cup in the 3rd round as per normal

  • Happyharrys2011

    Who would go in his shop and buy any of the cheap chinese tat anyway?
    Quality is the key that goes with trainers and footballers.

  • wallacemark2

    mickquinn1089 NUFCTheMag TaylorandBesty talkSPORT when will these idiots realise that we won’t renew till players r bought. No trust!

  • hettonmag

    IntravenusMP BillWIL NUFCTheMag MikeAshleyLies AshleyOutdotcom  He wouldn’t  dare charge any more for the dross that’s served up that’s for sure.

  • IntravenusMP

    BillWIL You are not familiar with Sportsdirect.com? As I’m just off to go training for a triathalon, I’m currently wearing some three stripe adidas shorts £9 & #nufc t-shirt £4 with New balance runners £24 (RRp £89)  all from the website & amazing value.

  • LeazesEnder

    …supporters are advised to return their forms quickly to avoid disappointment…..

    ….Cancellation Forms?

  • Wallsendmag

    Yet my season ticket in the Gallowgate has increased by over £100 in the 8 years since Ashley’s been here. He’s looked after the corporates and shafted us lot in the standard areas of the ground to the point where it works out cheaper to by tickets match by match. Doesn’t matter to me anymore, I’ve cancelled for next season.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP BillWIL NUFCTheMag MikeAshleyLies AshleyOutdotcom Would you pay more than that to watch the shyte you’ve been served up by him?
    How do you think ticket prices would go should this club ever return to the days of CL football?
    Ashley’s also very good on prices for socks and other tat. You get what you pay for.

  • Wallsendmag

    Yet my season ticket in the Gallowgate has increased by approx £100 in the 8 years since Ashley’s been here. He’s looked after the corporates and shafted us lot in the standard areas of the ground to the point where it works out cheaper to by tickets match by match. Doesn’t matter to me anymore, I’ve cancelled for next season.

  • mactoon

    “It is your support we are ever appreciative of” isn’t there an N in never?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Jail for Ashley Aye. They have two sets of accounts. NU Football Company Ltd and N United Ltd.

    It may tickle (pun intended!)  you further to learn that NU Football Company Ltd has their trading address listed as on Blyth Docks – and is registered as a sporting goods supplier.

  • Belfast Ali

    You would like everyone on here to be like you, wouldn’t you?
    Sitting at home watching paul Merson and the boys every week, laughing when a goal goes in against us, wallowing in misery and blaming the 52,000 sheep for the plight of the club.
    You NEVER say anything positive and your aim is to bring others down with you.
    I hardly ever look on this site now, as people like you make me sick.
    Get a life sad lad!

  • Demented_Man

    Belfast Ali It’s called being a realist, you subservient numpty.

  • Belfast Ali

    Of course, forgot his brain dead side kick. Demented prick!

  • v0ices

    Belfast Ali someone has anger issues and seems to be blaming the wrong people for the clubs failure.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Belfast Ali And how many games do you attend, exactly?

  • IntravenusMP

    Ha, as soon as anyone disagrees with the negative bedsheet brigade, they are either subservient or on Ashley’s payroll. Grow up and try thinking things through.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP We all know which side of the fence you are on – with all your ‘Ashley saved us’ financial malarkey.

  • IntravenusMP

    Given that we rarely sold out for champions league, I suspect they’d be not that much dearer that uefa cup games

  • paulneil1892

    DezyByers33 mickquinn1089 don’t need to sell tickets all sold. We all need quality to watch now

  • StevenMaving

    IntravenusMP You really do talk utter garbage don’t you? Your posts are always nonsense and personal opinion stated as absolute fact! For example the other day you stated that Newcastle has more statues of footballers than anything else. Now either you’ve never been to Newcastle in your life, you walk around with your eyes closed OR you’ll just make up any old rubbish to support your biased one sided view that Mike Ashley is a saint, you’re a genius and anyone who disagrees is an idiot.

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  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP You have all the figures do you – or are you once again stating your own opinion as a fact?

  • Demented_Man

    Sickandtiredstill IntravenusMP Hey, we could have been another Portsmouth, you know, were it not for the divine beneficence of Sir Michael.

    That, at least, is what the amateur accountants would have you believe.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP 97/98 when max capacity was 37,000.

    Home games:
    34,465 – Zagreb

    35,274 – Barca

    35,214 – PSV

    33,694 – Dynamo

    In your face, gobshyte.

  • IntravenusMP

    I think that is a hangover from the days when we rented warehouse space from ffs’s brother for £2.5m

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP There you go again – ‘thinking’.

    The FACT is it (Blyth) remains the registered trading address on submitted accounts. SJP is the registered office.

  • GToon

    Tony, don’t post that. Post costs money. Email it instead and save money. Ashley would appreciate that!

  • GToon

    He was one of my favorites along with Mr Bump. Wonder if a Mr Greedy exists at NUFC! Hahaha.

  • GToon

    Cheaper, aye, but the view isn’t quite as pleasing is it. I’d rather pay a bit more and have a decent team rather than a cheap ticket and a cheap team.

  • IntravenusMP

    So 10% unsold when tickets for league games were rocking horse doo dar and when the ground was expanded, but for the visits of the big boys, Barcelona & inter, we had 12-18,000 unsold seats for the games.
    Gob what?

  • IntravenusMP

    It’s just an idea to ensure we get season ticket renewals in, whilst not as important as it was, I’d like us to fill SJP with real fans and giving priority for fa cup games would be a good way to do it.
    As for statues, I’m quite aware of the graingers, Dobsons etc, I simply don’t think shearer particularly deserves one.

  • IntravenusMP

    Thinking for oneself is useful, you should try it. Yes, the Blythe office is not the warehouse that ffs signed a deal with his brother to pay £2.5m, it’s an office within a residential property. Nothing untoward or unusual. The doc code is for Operation of sports facilities rather than sports goods retail.

  • Chemical Dave

    Why should appointing a “coach” nobody else wants be seen as something to get excited about? Maybe that’s why carver got the job for a while ? It would make s bewildered looking brolly look almost sincere when he spoke of winning a trophy.

  • Chemical Dave

    Wow…you’re so different aren’t you?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP Blyth doesn’t have an e at the end of it. Where exactly are you from?

    If you feel that that the club having a trading address from an office in someones house isn’t untoward or unusual then you are clearly as mad as a box of monkeys. 

    Take a drive up there and see exactly what is at that address. Educate yourself with facts for a change,

  • StevenMaving

    IntravenusMP Ah yes, all those vast swathes of “real fans” who love Mike Ashley and think everything he does is absolutely tip top and who all believe that this year will be the one when we actually get not only past the 3rd of the cup but far enough that priority will be meaningful? Remind where all these real fans are gonna come from again? 
    You actually stated as a fact that we have more statues of footballers than anything else! Just like the rest of your “facts” it was complete garbage used to support your point.

  • v0ices

    IntravenusMP stephensons

  • StevenMaving

    IntravenusMP If I was being pedantic I’d point out that there actually aren’t any statues of either Dobson or Grainger in Newcastle, nor are there any designed by either. There should be like, but that’s beside the point.

  • v0ices

    IntravenusMP if you had ever been to a european game at st james park you would know a lot of the empty seats would be because of the segregation rules.

  • IntravenusMP

    @Michael_Maximus_Moose are you being ironic?

  • magpiefifer

    Well done Micky Quinn for reading out the letter on Talksport this morning – let’s the rest of the country what we have to put up with!!
    Numpty tactics again from the retail financial whiz.

  • IntravenusMP

    @Sickandtiredstill I’m on the side of wanting the best for the club and for it to be as successful as possible. That does seem to be at odds with the crowd on here.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP I think you’ll find the majority agree with you. 

    We just tend to believe that is best achieved with Ashley moving on and not just continuing to go along with any shyte he continues to pull.

  • IntravenusMP

    18,000 of them? Really?

  • v0ices

    IntravenusMP pay attention the max capacity of the ground at the time  was 37000 is this one person or are you a collective?

  • Andgeo

    Nothing has changed other than the head coach. In terms of players we are a Santon, an M’biwa, a Ben Arfa and a Gutierez worse off than we were last summer. Season tickets can not be renewed on a promise!!!! Fat mike and penfold have lead us down the garden path too many times. Liars!!!

  • Andgeo

    Well isn’t that just great!! What a lovely seat to sit on whilst watching an ever under strength newcastle team getting beat week in week out, without even a fight! Boil your head!!

  • IntravenusMP

    @voices indeed, you are talking 1998 when league games were difficult to get into. When we had expanded the ground, the champions league games had up to 18,000 unsold seats. Given the question is about ticketing now, we are better looking at the current ground capacity than in a bygone era.

  • v0ices

    IntravenusMP you really dont have a clue do you permission to extend the ground was obtained in 1998 the capacity at the time was 37000 what empty 18000 seat????

  • shaunieoisdead

    mickquinn1089 NUFCTheMag TaylorandBesty talkSPORT that letter is insulting !

  • IntravenusMP

    v0ices You’ve lost me, the last Champs league game was http://www.nufc.com/html/2003-08-27partizan-h.html 2003, with 15k unsold seats, before that we had a sell-out home to Barcelona but 12,000 empty seats home to http://www.nufc.com/html/2003-02-26leverkusen-h.html, sell out home to Inter but had loads unsold in the home game v Feyenord, 4,000 missing v Juve and 12,000 v Kiev with a full 18,000 empty seats home to http://www.nufc.com/html/2002-08-28zeljeznicar-h.html.

    Our Uefa games only saw crowds of 20-30,000 until the Quarter & Semis  so no, I’d not expect the club to price anyone out of games if we get into Europe.

  • IntravenusMP

    StevenMaving Well, quite, Dobson & Grainger were responsible for the layout of the city and the statues incorporated within which is the point I was making.

    Nevertheless, we’re getting away from the issue. I’ aazed you find my comment  anything more than positive. It’s not a fact, just an idea to increased season ticket take up.

  • v0ices

    IntravenusMP v0ices now you bring up totallt different games really you are almost as bent as ashley.

  • IntravenusMP

    Sickandtiredstill IntravenusMP You tell Apple that Blythe does not have an ‘e’!

    It’s strange that I don;t tend to go to Blyth when I come visiting but it seems It’s certainly not residential! I’m not sure what you are getting at, what is worrying you so much abot a trading address?

  • IntravenusMP

    v0ices the question was “How do you think ticket prices would go should this club ever return to the days of CL football?” to which I said we struggled to sell tickets the last time we were in it. You have listed games pre-ground expansion which really is not relevant. I’ve given a list of the games the last time we were in the CL and we struggled to sell the tickets but for the games against the biggest names in Europe. I’m bringing up the relevant games to give a guide to the original question.

    It’s not hard to understand, surely?

  • alreet

    Come on.. thats what i like to see. The fans making the money bags squirm. No more over the line shi*e or the agent wanted stupid fees or the other owner wouldnt budge and we drive a hard bargin.
    No more ash. This is the season now where u have done the first right thing in ridding the rust of pardews old gaurd. Keep going and get all the players we are linked to. Bas dost. Austin. Berahino. Richards and others that we just need to fill the santon. Mbiwa. Ben arfa. Taylor and guti void. We need more than 6 this summer.
    If we dont nail at least 3 by weds this week and another 5 by the end of the month then we are screwed again.
    Lets see mclaren get silverware out of a bare team.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    IntravenusMP Sickandtiredstill Indeed it’s not residential, it’s Blyth Docks. No houses there since the old Bates’ pit rows were pulled down. 
    Why should anyone be concerned about a trading address at which no trading establishment exists? You decide.

  • v0ices

    IntravenusMP v0ices cl ticket prices are swt by uefa…….. more gibberish from you.

  • Brownale69

    Proof please first. aft.er 8 years of empty promises and lies

  • IntravenusMP

    Sickandtiredstill it looks like warehousing, not too much of an issue I’d have though & no doubt cheaper than Freddie Shepherd’s brother’s place.

  • ilullissat

    The fact that they need to tell the fans that they will try to win things means they werent trying before therefore they were just going through the motions and this has been confirmed.The saying”You can fool some of the people some of the time but you cant fool all of the people all of the time”is very apt for this owner

  • IntravenusMP

    v0ices OK so you’ve established that we struggled to sell tickets in the champions league where you wanted to ignore all the facts that were laid before you but now, you say the reason for this is Uefa set the prices? How was it that the Leverkusen game away was cheaper than the home game? I’m not doubting you are wrong, just interesting how.

    Nevertheless, Sickandtiredstill has his answer, the prices would either not be that high as demand was not particularly high or prices would be no different as Uefa set the prices anyway.

  • Porciestreet

    LeazesEnder That’ll do nicely. This sad little fat 845tard hasn’t woken up to the fact yet that the supporters have had it. Keep the preasure up lads n lasses.
                             Ashley OOT.

  • Porciestreet

    Belfast Ali 
    Things will never be any better as long as we have “fans” like you.

  • Porciestreet

    IntravenusMP 
    A contradiction in terms my friend.

  • ilullissat

    Ask him for his Sodexo payroll number,He obviously works for Newcastle United

  • Porciestreet

    StevenMaving IntravenusMP 
    He can’t be a saint yet cos the 845tard is still alive…!

  • mactoon

    Not sure if you know but they admitted to fans forums that they didn’t want to win a cup or get into Europe?

  • NottsToon

    That letter actually makes me more optimistic than Ashley’s rehearsed speech because it shows that those in power are genuinely worried and maybe that will spur real action. At the very least it shows them that their actions and inactions have consequences, which is brilliant in my book.

  • GToon

    I might be wrong but didn’t the club have to give up the first few rows around the pitch to cover it in black to help with advertising. Wasn’t that a reason for lower gates. Have a look at NUFC.com match report. I bet they mention it.

  • IntravenusMP

    GToon I thhink you are right but that is a couple of hundred seats, duesn’t account for 18,000 missing punters

  • IntravenusMP

    Porciestreet it seems Belfast Ali  it a fan and a supporter, others are just walter mitty types.

  • IntravenusMP

    StevenMaving if you are saying I love Mike Ashley and think everything he does is absolutely tip top well no but by the same measure I do not think that everything he does is wrong. Those who pick on every little move and put a negative spin on it are an embarrassment. Fans around the country think we’re all idiots because of the protests etc.

    you just have to look on these pages and we get things that are simply made up but become gospel. The mad thing is that the fans that make up this rubbish get upset about it.

  • Wallsendmag

    Who cares less what fans of other clubs think of us for protesting against Ashley? There’s equally as many who think we’re daft for turning up in such massive numbers and being taken for mugs. So what!

  • nufcslf

    mactoon And still 50,000 sheep showed up. Comical in a pathetic sort of way.

  • JohnyH

    We’ve appointed a manager who would have been on his way down to the lower leagues if we hadn’t stepped in.
    We still haven’t signed a single player – never mind spending the £60 million alleged transfer kitty that would only get us back to mediocrity anyway.
    Get real.

  • MilitantGeordie

    IntravenusMP hahaha so you don’t think everything he does is wrong? Ok then. Tell me something positive he has done for the club. Don’t tell me anything about ‘ sound financial footing’ because that’s a lie, the club has never been more in danger financially with the so called ‘ debt’ the club owes the owner. So come on. Tell me some of the good things Mike has done in his 8 years at the club. I’m pretty sure the other people on here could write a huge list of negative things ( the name change, the sponsor, the selling without replacement, admitting to not trying for a cup, treatment of Gutierrez, Kinnear, Wise and Llambias just off the top of my head but i’m sure there’s plenty more i’m forgetting ). So in the interest of fairness let’s see your list of things we should thank Mike for.

  • magpie9

    Any fan who renews their ticket because they believe anything that is promised by fatty deserves all they get next season. The theme for fans should be no new quality players, no season ticket purchase. 8 years of lies & they still expect the leopard to change his spots, no chance of it ever happening. The quicker this money grabbing tyrant gets knocked on his backside & goes back down South the better

  • LeazesEnder

    NottsToon The consequences are people are chucking their season tickets in….. and have had enough of the lies…… it will mean more matchday tickets are available and the full houses will still be there……

    …. but he can’t take the mugs …. I mean the fans for granted in the same way

  • LeazesEnder

    Belfast Ali Not at all Belfast…. I wan’t this regime to end so I can come back….

    ….. this regime makes me sick…. different allergy I suppose!

  • IntravenusMP

    MilitantGeordie Ticket prices, the finances, the reversal of the suicidal headline signing policy, the refusal to be held to ransom by players’ demands, I could not care less about Wonga’s sponsorship, their money is as good as a brewers of a bank that took the country down. Personally, I would like to replace Charnley with Llambias, the latter got things done. 

    If you can’t recognise the financial situation has been turned around, you are just blinkered.

  • Tony Bryant

    Got to speculate to accumulate Mr Ashley!

  • desree

    its the sports direct strategy, lets fool the punters by claiming JC was a top coach and then bringing in someone average who now looks like a super star. its the sports direct pricing strategy in play

  • Wallsendmag

    I think the first few games will see crowds of around 40k baring in mind we’ll only have 20-25k season ticket holders judging by the current stadium plan. Results will shape the crowds after that. If we’re doing well they’ll probably get back up to the 50k mark but if we haven’t improved the squad enough and are struggling crowds could well drop below 40k. Remember we had a league crowd of 42k the season we finished 5th and a couple of 41k crowds the season before and we’ll have far fewer season ticket holders this time around. The stadium will be very sparse next season if the fat man goes against what he said, which I suspect he will.

  • delashio

    Well done mike. Giving people the chance to see what signings we make before commiting to a season ticket is a good move.

  • delashio

    They dont have to renew their season tickets untill we see who has been signed though, thats the point and its a good move for once.

  • delashio

    Everyone knew that already.

  • fromtheheed

    Only hope that fans do not renew their tickets if and when Newcastle make their first signing.
    Will only believe they are serious when we sign a couple of defenders, just for starters.

  • MackEdwards

    Belfast Ali Ask yourself, do you see the club going anywhere other than into another woeful season??? The man is pure poison to this club and people can see it. It is no good being optimistic 8yrs of nothing but legalized robbery from MY Cashley should be enough to sicken even the most ardent supporter, but still they show???

  • MackEdwards

    Porciestreet IntravenusMP Even an Oxymoron! ! !

  • StephenEagle

    The fella that signed the letter is called Mr Tickle. Quite fitting considering how laughable the situation it!