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:

newcastle fans

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.

  • Leazes.

    Are you a complete idiot Jackie?

    • Scott Robinson

      Just needs a graph and a pie chart and a train spotter’s life is sorted travelling all those miles with the NME

      • Rich Lawson

        New Musical Express ??

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          You got one word right.

      • Leazes.

        We’re always the top you knacker…. it doesn’t change…. it cant! Its geography…. the only way we could not be top is if Berwick Rangers were to somehow get into the same league.

        • Coble’s Return

          Or – if all of the London clubs and those currently along the south coast and in the midlands were replaced by northern clubs – and Plymouth Argyle. Man, I’m bored.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Yet the idiots from the F.A. and the T.V. companies put us television to make sure the fans cannot get home for meaningless games like Everton after saying we were playing on a Saturday. Would make these people walk travel the distance week in week out. Hate them with a passion. If everyone cancelled Sky we would not have the problem.

    • Albert Stubbins

      There’d also be very little money in the game- maybe not a bad thing.

      • TheNutJob

        cancelled all of them in May, Sky & Bt

        • Rich Lawson

          Beat you to the punch,Sky in April,hate them,parasites !!

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Last year we had these four away games in a row. Swansea, Brighton and Southampton all 4 o clock on the Sunday followed by Burnley on a Monday night all on T.V. and no way to get home by public transport. Yes the Premier league would be more interesting without the top six dominating nearly every year.

      • Danimal

        Irrelevant to us, as our glorious leader always concocts some reason not to spend it.

  • Sickandtired

    Guess we had better relocate to the Midlands then?

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Does that mean Ashley will sell the club now we have won something ?

  • Toon

    Book an open top bus, geography is a winner. How stupid can you get?

  • Mxpx

    Sadly there’s not an actual trophy for this