Mike Ashley’s season ticket sales push gets ever more desperate, with his Newcastle United minions sending their latest message to fans, including those who have cancelled.
Under the title of ‘Secure Your Season Ticket Today!’, the latest appeal for fans to renew/buy comes 45 days after the season ended and still not a single player bought by the club.
With only 31 days until the Premier League (32 days for Newcastle) kicks off again, none of us imagined that the squad wouldn’t have been strengthened by now.
Let’s hope today’s claims in Holland that Newcastle have bid £11.5m for Georginio Wijnaldum are close to the mark…
Reader of The Mag and now ex-season ticket holder, Philip Lynn forwarded the following that he has sent to the club after receiving his email:
I cancelled my Season Ticket in March 2015 due to the shambolic management of my beloved football club and the dire state of the team on the pitch.
Nothing to date has convinced me that a further application is worthwhile.
Please feel free to contact me again when Newcastle United FC displays any sort of ambition.
The email from the club contained the following:
Season tickets for the 2015/16 campaign are still available and most areas of St. James’ Park have availability, including the popular East Stand and Family Enclosure.
The East Stand is one of the most coveted areas of St. James’ Park and limited tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The link in the email taking you to:
‘The renewal deadline for current season ticket holders is Friday, 19th June. Once this deadline has passed all tickets will be released on general sale. If you have forgotten to renew your ticket please contact the Box Office for assistance…’
Recent information taken from the official Newcastle United website ticket section, suggested that as many as 30% or more of season tickets remained unsold.
The club’s email today suggests that the East Stand is ‘…one of the most coveted areas of St. James’ Park’.
Well we have just visited the ticket section and taken this screenshot of prime seats in Block A of the East Stand, you can make your own mind up as to how season ticket sales are going (the green ones are the unsold season tickets)….
The answer isn’t difficult, if Mike Ashley starts running the club on ambitious/realistic lines and buys credible players, then those seats will be sold.
Until that kind of credible activity happens then we are all left fearing the worst, both in terms of thousands of empty seats greeting the players and just what kind of team will take to the pitch against Southampton in four weeks time.