It is Newcastle v Tottenham in 11 days time, the Premier League kicking off once again at St James Park.

However, it appears this fact has slipped the attention of those supposedly in charge at Newcastle United.

Or alternatively, they couldn’t care a less about how anything affects the fans…

On 18 July, Tottenham put their 3,000+ away tickets on sale for the match.

Today, 13 days after that, Newcastle United still haven’t put the home tickets up for sale, or even told us when that might happen.

Madness.

I have read the stuff on The Mag, pointing out the number of unsold Newcastle United season tickets as Mike Ashley’s actions/inactions are already driving fans away, even before the onset of the #IfRafaGoesWeGo campaign.

I didn’t really buy into the theory that the club would be so small-time as to delay Newcastle v Tottenham tickets going on sale, because they were so desperate to sell some more season tickets and not expose how poor the ST sales were, but if not that, what other explanation is there?

I was being flippant when asking above whether there might be cash turnstiles at the Newcastle v Tottenham match but I would never rule anything out with these clowns.

I do also think that with the current wave of negatives aimed (quite rightly) at Ashley and his running of the club, they probably want to also delay revealing the ticket prices, which with ST rises aren’t going to look good.

Especially when we are the only club where the manager is given no money to spend unless he sells players first.

Why would any decently run club/business treat their fans/customers so abysmally?

Tottenham put tickets on sale to their own fans 24 days before the game, allowing their fans as much time as possible to make travel arrangements etc. So why couldn’t Newcastle do the same for their supporters.

I even think it might be simply just another way for Mike Ashley and his minions to have a go at the Newcastle fans.

I just checked up and Cardiff City put their tickets on sale for their first home game against Newcastle (12.30pm Sat 18 August) match on 17 July, two weeks ago.

One of the most awkward trips of the season, yet just like the Tottenham match, Newcastle United have decided to not give their own fans as much time as possible to buy tickets and make travel/accommodation decisions.

There is still nothing on the NUFC website about tickets for either game (though you can get as many as you want for Augsburg this Saturday…) and I have just rang the NUFC ticket office, yet again.

I feel really sorry for the staff there, it is bad enough supporting this club under the Fat Controller but what must it be like working for him…?

Only 11 days before we play Tottenham and the ticket office says they still don’t know when tickets will go on sale but they are ‘hoping’ to find out shortly.

Rafa Benitez isn’t allowed to buy players and fans aren’t allowed to buy match tickets.

What a club.

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  • Paul Patterson

    Oh for this club to be ran professionally once again. Everything around it is just amateurish . .

    • Ben Jones

      Gone are the days of professional chairmen calling our women dogs and laughing at us for buying overpriced shirts. Them were the days

      • Paul Patterson

        As apposed to sticking ticket prices up, charging more for said shirts, selling off land at the club, renaming the ground, Joe Kinnear TWICE, Dennis Wise, free advertising, selling players in instalments and buying players in full, treatment of KK, treatment of Alan Shearer, treatment of Jonas, chucking the cups away at the first attempt, two relegations and a few near misses, etc, etc.
        Gert your tongue back up Ashley’s backside and keep it there . .

        • Ben Jones

          Ticket and shirt prices have always went up, inflation regrettably

      • Kev Newcastle England

        Were you bullied at school every day?

        • Ben Jones

          No kev. People like you tried and failed. Every day . You were a loser then and you’re a loser now kev

  • Mrkgw

    ASHLEY OUT!

    • TheNutJob

      Jabba, jabba, jabba, oot, oot, oot

      • Mrkgw

        Haha, brilliant!

  • Keeganontherebound

    I might offer to buy a season ticket at half the quoted price. Or take a season ticket on loan with option to buy at the end of the season if I like what I see…

  • TheNutJob

    woke up this morning and had to ask wor kid what day it was, the Toons got me puddled but i`ll be ok after a coffee with demerara sugar, mmmm

    • Leazes.

      I was meaning to ask you what regiment he was in the Royal Engineers?

      • TheNutJob

        yes, he was a combat engineer that`s front line in the gulf & helmand, medically discharged after he was injured on active service

        • Leazes.

          Is that what is called a ‘field regiment’?

          • TheNutJob

            that`s royal artillery but the combat engineers support all the regiments in any area.

        • panther

          I was there with paras, what year?

          • TheNutJob

            2009

          • panther

            I was a crippled mong by then, left in 06

          • panther

            We were winning when I left

  • Stephen

    There doesn’t appear to be enough staff at St James Park
    This seems indicative of the current regime
    Run cheap like the tat shops.
    I haven’t had a ST for years now, choosing to go to games I fancy
    I used to feel excited pre season but that feeling has in the words of the song gone gone gone.

    • Leazes.

      A one man ‘board’ doubles as the negotiator and squad builder….. you don’t need staff to run a club at a level of survival, unfortunately Charnley appears to be the Football Director as well.

      • Toontaff

        Whilst also making the tea, cleaning the loos and answering all queries at the box office!

        • Peaky

          I reckon he’s also a court jester at Fatty’s meetings…..”tell us a joke and dance yer littlefucka”…..

  • Leazes.

    The professional clubs would have had the targets sorted in advance and finalised deals quickly the help new recruits gel…. Charnley lets the annual sifting process happen then waits to sees what is left…. every season!

  • Ba ba.

    Peoe on holiday and early kick off, should be spare seats

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Plenty apologists to fill them up

  • Toontaff

    Surely the PL has rules on ticket sales, though considering their own lack of consideration with tv game changes, probably not!

  • Peaky

    Arsenal willing to let Perez go for £7m……watch this load of bollox resurface any day now..?

    • TeessideMag

      I’d take him, possibly even a punt on Joel Campbell?

      • SuperDesHamilton

        A think Campbell is available on a free. Perez wasn’t that bad considering the service or lack of he had

  • Toontaff

    Last summer I phoned up to find out about the open training day and got a similar response. I went off the dates from previous years and wanted to take family etc. They said no one had even mentioned it, so they thought it was not happening, then a few days later it was on. Talk about planning! Maybe I was responsible for reminding them it needed doing??

    • Peaky

      Could you therefore remind them we need a couple of strikers before the deadline….you never know someone may be listening…

      • Toontaff

        I cannot get through, due to everyone trying to buy the Spurs tickets!
        Maybe I’ll send Penfold a messenger pigeon – though the last pigeon is still in the netting above the Gallowgate, having been there at least two seasons! Wonder how much they’ve been charging Speckled Jim?

        • Peaky

          😂🤣😂

  • GlasgowMag

    New regime strategy open up cash paying turnstiles on match day to attract stag doo’s away from the gate to make up the short fall from the boycott!!!!🤔🤔😂😂

    • Leazes.

      It does indeed look like the third walk away….. unfortunately not significant enough to instigate change on its own….. still need the campaigns.

      • GlasgowMag

        This year will be significant
        if we will ever get rid of this horrendous regime!! Rafa is key with the run down of his contract. Watch the Regime’s PR machine go into full motion leading up to the January transfer window. Then suddenly loads of money will become available in a last attempt to persuade Rafa to sign which in my opinion he won’t!! This will be in my opinion when the protests will intensify with a real prospect of Ashley finally jumping ship but we will see!!!

        • panther

          If it happens he should sign a rolling contract , tell the media once the lies and shenanigans start again he’s gonna walk, put down some red lines

  • Desree

    Please no one buy the tickets.

    • Ben Jones

      ^ ‘don’t support NUFC’

      Another ‘genuine’ supporter example

      • panther

        Does he pay you on zero hours too?