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Cash turnstiles for Newcastle v Tottenham?

7 months ago
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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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