Newcastle United have now announced how they plan to deal with those supporters affected by the late move of Everton v Newcastle for live TV purposes.

When the late change was made, an unknown number of supporters had already committed to non-refundable travel and accommodation, that in many cases no doubt, became of no use.

When the latest NUFC Fans Forum minutes were released yesterday, the club claimed there was nothing they could do in terms of vetoing the late change.

With each club benefiting to the tune of over £1m each thanks to the game being moved for TV, many supporters and neutrals called on the clubs to help the supporters affected.

Fair play to Newcastle on this occasion, as they have now announced how fans who lost out, can now apply to try and get some compensation towards the money they lost.

Here’s hoping everybody gets sorted.

Newcastle United Official Announcement:

Supporters who were left out-of-pocket following the rescheduling of Newcastle United’s match at Everton can now apply to the club for a financial gesture.

The fixture was originally set to take place on Saturday 21st April but was moved to an 8pm kick-off on Monday 23rd April after being a late selection for live broadcast by Sky Sports.

The club announced in April that it would fully refund match tickets returned more than 72 hours before kick-off and would also look to ease the financial burden for fans who had booked non-refundable travel or accommodation before the switch of dates.

In addition, supporters who retained tickets bought before the rescheduling were each given a £5 voucher to be redeemed on food and drink at Goodison Park concourse kiosks.

How to apply

Supporters who had pre-paid for non-refundable, non-transferable travel or accommodation can apply here: https://nufc.typeform.com/to/GNiWHQ.

Please note that you must have your travel or accommodation documents ready to upload from your device in order to complete your application.

How the process will work

All details provided will be used exclusively by Newcastle United to analyse out-of-pocket expenses for the match at Everton.

The club will consider each application on its own merits and may contact you if further information is needed.

Once all applications have been assessed, the club will contact each applicant directly to confirm whether or not the claim has been successful and, if applicable, how much will be received.



  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Again great gesture by the club and well done Mr Ashley and Mr Charnley I cannot recall this happening ever before. What the club will find is that the few hundred fans who booked trains and hotels for the Friday and Saturday night still went and had a good. A few booked an extra night for the Sunday but most came home Sunday with even the odd one going back down Monday afternoon. I expect the bill to be very low indeed unless people send in used train tickets.

    • Wor Lass

      Had a good …? I doubt they’ll be compensated for that.

    • Ram Kishore

      How do you expect one to have a good time there without the match?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        They would not have gone down if were not going to have a good time. Some went to the boxing but stuck to plenty of drink and some stopped on the Sunday night.

        • Ram Kishore

          So it seems majority didn’t go

  • mactoon

    Fair play to the club but there goes Rafa’s transfer budget :D

  • Leazes.

    They’re all heart….NOT!

  • Graham Coldron

    I’m an Everton season ticket holder who lives in Blyth and this is a great gesture by Newcastle United. The way Sky rearrange fixtures is annoying to say the least .Good luck for next season!

  • Graham Coldron

    As an Everton season ticket holder living in Blyth this is a great gesture by Newcastle United.
    Good luck for next season!

    • Leazes.

      idiot

      • Wor Lass

        A bit harsh, Leazes – the lad probably can’t help living in Blyth!

      • TheNutJob

        😂😂😂

  • Mike

    Free Sports Direct mug to all

  • mactoon

    SD gift vouchers

    • Jezza

      Precisely. A fiver off when you spend 30 quid something like that.

  • Wor Lass

    If people do end up getting fair compo then good on the club for that. It would be better if they weren’t treated like schitte to start with but at least this shows some consideration. I’ll be interested to hear what people do actually get.

    • TheNutJob

      put your money on vouchers, Fatty won`t part with cash
      😂😂😂

    • Leazes.

      Its to stop a series of small claims going to court, it saves them time and expense…. its only goodwill in the legal sense.

    • ghostrider

      They haven’t been treated like tish though.
      That’s just a bandwagon jumping mob that makes up stuff to suit some kind of agenda with Ashley.

      I remember earlier on with some fans.

      “Oh Ashley won’t help those fans out because he just thinks about himself.”

      Aye….anyone remember saying this?

      • Wor Lass

        This isn`t an Ashley thing. All clubs do it because they`re in thrall to Sky who decide everything. Time after time games are rescheduled and fans are faced with having to change travel and accommodation plans. How many times this season have our fans had to suddenly arrange long distance trips to, say, the south coast on a Sunday for a late afternoon kick-off? The Everton game in particulat was rearranged with no forethought for the fans by the club, the PL or Sky. As long as they`re making their money the fans can go stuff themselves. The club`s making this offer now – good for them but it`s only because there`s been such an outcry. Fans are treated like schitt routinely by Ashley but, in this case, he`s only one of the guilty parties.

        • ghostrider

          This is about Ashley taking unnecessary flak rather than sky being horrible schedule monsters.

          • Wor Lass

            No, it`s about people – whoever they are – putting money first and fans last.

          • ghostrider

            Come on mate, that’s always been the case and always will be the case. It’s not something new.
            Very few rich people will look after the fans or people in general unless there’s some gain from doing so.
            There are very few philanthropists out there.

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    We all got vouchers to use at the natch, I was driving so gave them away. There were a lot of cheery people at Goidison.

  • mentalman

    we surely haven’t been the only set of fans who have fell victim to this, does anyone else know what other clubs do in this situation?