Newcastle fans might have had the odd disappointment so far this summer…
However, despite Mike Ashley blocking all bids for Rafa Benitez targets in terms of new faces in the transfer market, there is already silverware on the way to those Newcastle fans.
Stats released today show that the NUFC supporters are once again the winners when it comes to having travel further (and spend more money obviously) than any other set of Premier League fans.
Having held the record last season, the Newcastle fans have smashed it even further this time.
With Fulham, Cardiff and Wolves, replacing Stoke, West Brom and Swansea, it has got even more extreme.
The total distance for Newcastle fans is 4,581 miles to make all 19 away trips but that is only one way, so it is actually 9,162 miles to go there and back.
The next highest are Cardiff with a total of 6,908 miles in terms of the 19 round trips, stadium to stadium, which is fully 2,254 miles less than NUFC fans (yes I know the image above is not of a Premier League stadium but the San Siro when we played Inter Milan – but happy memories!).
Watford have it easiest, their supporters only 4,414 miles (there and back) in total, less than half Newcastle’s, actually 4,748 miles less!
Interesting to see as well, that 13 of the other 19 clubs have Newcastle United as their longest away trip of the season.
With no Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield’s Wednesday and United, we really are THE northern outpost.
Table thanks to The Stats Zone:
It has been said many many times before but worth saying again, it is quite incredible just how many Newcastle fans are up for putting in the miles.