Earlier today I highlighted the fact that the first five games of the season, Newcastle United had failed to sell out all their tickets.

Two home matches and three away seeing unsold tickets (see below).

A sad reflection of the impact Mike Ashley is having on the mood.

Late Thursday afternoon has seen the first sold out notice though, with the Manchester United away match now showing no tickets available on the NUFC ticketing website.

There is also only a handful (18) left for the away game at Crystal Palace in nine days time.

However, still the best part of a thousand tickets showing still available for Arsenal on Saturday, with tickets still showing available in all four stands.

Always a sad sight when St James Park isn’t full but with the way Mike Ashley has undermined both manager and fans, it is little surprise.

The Mag – Earlier Today (Thursday 13 September 2018):

By the time Newcastle United play at Manchester United on Saturday 6 October, the Magpies will have played five of last season’s top six.

A difficult start to the season in anybody’s book.

The odd one out is Liverpool and Newcastle don’t face the scousers until Boxing Day, when they visit Anfield.

So at least in theory, Rafa’s team are heading towards a more appealing /winnable set of fixtures.

As well as a difficult start to the season on the pitch, it has been a similar tale off it.

With unrest against Mike Ashley the most obvious…but as well as that (and as a consequence), the club have been finding it difficult to sell tickets.

So far, the games at home to Chelsea and Tottenham didn’t sell out, even though in the past all tickets are usually gone weeks in advance.

Whilst for away games, the trips to Cardiff, Forest and Manchester City all saw Newcastle tickets unsold.

All three trips saw respectable numbers of Newcastle fans backing the team but when the norm is selling all your tickets, then to have three away games in a row that all fail to sell out, you know there are underlying issues as well as the distances and/or less attractive opposition/trips.

That is set to change, as Newcastle United’s official ticketing site has shown how many tickets remain on sale for upcoming games.

At 1pm on Thursday (13 September) afternoon, there are only 25 away tickets left on sale for the game at Crystal Palace. The match is in nine days time (22 September) and tickets have been on sale to the general public for some time. However, at least this one is definitely selling out eventually.

As for Manchester United in three weeks time (6 October), there are currently 331 away tickets left on sale (as at 1pm Thursday), tickets are currently available to all season ticket holders and members.

However, still no signs of an easy sell out of any home match. The third of three attractive St James Park games, where the opposition side has also taken all 3,200 away tickets, sees Arsenal still not sold out.

With only 48 hours to go, the club’s official ticketing website still shows the best part of a thousand tickets still on sale to Newcastle fans. Surely a major source of concern for Mike Ashley who has taken for granted a full St James Park to show off his hundred of Sports Direct adverts and other brands.

If the club can’t now sell out for Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal, which games will sell out, if any?

Many Newcastle fans are already staying away, with only attractive matches and other supporters managing to fill most of the gaps so far.

  • 52k

    Ah they still flock

    • kingfisher

      Yes 52k.No matter what Ashley does, the sheep will always follow the shepherd

  • David Richard McMeekan

    Spurs & Chelsea did sell out it was only the Corporate tickets in EXCESS of £250 which did not sell out. Cardiff & Man City Sold out I tried to buy a ticket on the Tuesday & Wednesday before the game but there were none left. Only 138 returns in the normal part of the ground were left for Arsenal.

    • Jimmy_toons

      So the Spurs and Chelsea games weren’t sell outs then.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Is this your new account Monkseaton?

    • Superdooperhooper

      Tell me do you get to Monkseaton much?

  • Damon Horner

    Good for them. Doing what they want to do instead of what they’re being shamed to do.

  • Pezza

    Cardiff and Man C sold out. Only singles left for Chelsea.

    Telling lies or stretching a truth in this way undermines any legitimate argument.

  • SuperDesHamilton


    • Good old Brexit

      People with a life little Desmond that consists of more than just the mag. It could be said people who stay away are sheep depends how people look at it. Your ne che Guevara you boring c unt.

      • SuperDesHamilton

        I know I’m not, I’m not a murderer. You’ll be there tomorrow no doubt you little victim. A bet you’re mod 40’s big gut toon top on stinking of BO. No wonder the missus took the kids

        • F.T.P

          Hahaha you’ve got a very vivid imagination, carry on little man.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Weirdo you, coming on a Newcastle website and bringing all your religious s#### with you. F### Celtic & F### Sevco you cross dresser. Bet you sit down to wee & tuck your c### between your thighs & pretend you’re a laaaaaady