Interesting comments from Hull fans ahead of Newcastle game on Tuesday
Difficult not to feel sorry for Hull fans.
A club ran by ruthless owners who make ridiculous own goal decisions and ride roughshod over the history of the club and fan opinions.
By the way that is The Allams at Hull and not Mike Ashley at Newcastle, not for the moment anyway…
Whilst there has been an outbreak of sanity/reality at St James Park (not Sports Direct Arena…) due to Ashley getting a major threat to his investment and forced to appoint Rafa Benitez and give him power, many Hull fans see no alternative but to protest and/or stay away at the minute.
The result is a match on Tuesday that will be played in a half empty stadium (at best), with a relegated but revitalised Newcastle, taking on a promoted but disillusioned Hull City.
Newcastle fans have obviously made their views known about the ticket allocation but what do Hull fans have to say about Tuesday night’s match, both on and off the pitch?
‘They should have given members their seat for nothing. The attendance is going to be embarrassingly poor.’
‘The embarrassment is on their (Hull’s owners The Allams) shoulders only.
Any publicity the low crowd generates is a positive for the cause.’
‘Bring a coat, it might get chilly with the wind whipping round all the empty seats.’
‘If we had 6 or 7 thousand who wanted tickets but couldn’t get them, and the stadium was half empty but wouldn’t sell us anymore , we’d be complaining.’
‘Looking like a 12k crowd at this stage, unless of course the flabby Geordies start buying in the home end now they’re on general sale.
Either way the club is once again a laughing stock.
‘I got two tickets in N3 today and did wonder how many Geordies there might be surrounding us. It’ll be interesting if they sling all of them out. I will of course be pointing them out to the stewards.’
‘Point any out and knowing our gutless stewards you are the one likely to be ejected for spoiling their enjoyment.’
‘My mate is a Newcastle fan who lives in Hull. He’s sitting with us. He’s not a cock, he won’t celebrate until we set foot outside. I would’ve said no, but the bloke can’t afford to get to Newcastle for every home game and works 6 days a week, so I treated him.’
‘9000 sold apparently and Newcastle fans laying siege on the home end tickets prompting City to take them off sale.
‘More Newcastle fans in the ground than city fans?’
A quarter final. A tasty tie v Newcastle. Chance to progress.
And still the Allams, or other club officials, don’t come forward and say ‘ok, yep, we’ve got things badly wrong. sorry. Let’s start again’.
It simply defies logic.’
‘I was up in Newcastle a few weeks ago and got to see Newcastle in person. They weren’t firing on all cylinders at the time but it looks like they are now.
– despite being massive, that Lascelles chap won hardly anything in the air. They like him though;
– Vurnon Anita will play pretty much any position. I love Big Vurn;
– Jonjo Shelvey was good at spannering 50-yard Hollywood balls and very little else. I’m told this has since been fixed and is a large part of why they’re doing as well as they are;
– Mo isn’t working out for them up there. The “1 good game in 3” ratio has declined significantly despite him playing his favoured off-the-front-man role. Geordies aren’t convinced by him;
– Isaac Hayden is an absolute baller. He was magnificent when I saw him and I gather he’s carried that on since then, we missed an opportunity there.’
‘This is more than just a banana skin; I’d actually make City underdogs.
A Newcastle side firing on all cylinders and brimming with positivity is a million miles away from a City side ravaged with injuries and bereft of confidence.
They’ve still got a PL squad (and a bigger one than ours), they’ve got the player we least wanted to lose in the summer (and he’ll be well and truly pumped for it) and they sit just a handful of places beneath us in the pyramid.
They’ll bring a load of excitable Geordies that drown out the few thousand half-arsed home fans.’
‘They will not only drown out the home fans, they will outnumber them as well.’
‘Would it really be an “upset” though?
City were a Championship club last season, Newcastle in the Premier League.
This season we are near the bottom of the Premier League, getting paggered most weeks & Newcastle are top of the Championship.
Nothing to choose between the 2 in my opinion.
Mind you Newcastle fans don’t make me laugh as much as deluded Leeds fans, you know that “massive” club & “champions of Europe” who have suddenly got all excited because they’ve reached the quarter finals of the League Cup!’
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