The sales of Newcastle v Watford tickets aren’t going too well.

With no home match selling out so far, that trend is guaranteed to continue next weekend.

The opening four games at St James Park were against relatively attractive opposition, plus Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester all brought at least 3,000 fans.

Despite this, none of the games sold out.

Now Newcastle are in a run of games against less attractive opposition and the gaps are getting bigger.

Brighton had less than one and a half thousand fans at St James Park and the official crowd was announced as 50,329, more than two thousand under capacity.

However, when looking around the stadium there were clearly far more empty seats than that, with the crowd looking more like around 48,000 and over four thousand empty seats.

No news of any organised boycott of any game(s) so far but the Mike Ashley effect is already obvious.

Even Rafa Benitez sticking it out for the time being hasn’t stopped thousands of fans from walking away and with the product on the pitch so poor due to a refusal by the owner to allow proper investment, it will surely only get worse.

Watford have now announced that with a week to go and tickets having been on sale for a month, they have only sold 1,400 tickets.

With it very unlikely that they will sell many more, at least two, maybe three, of the usual away sections will end up available for Newcastle fans.

In the past they would have been snapped up by Newcastle supporters but just like Brighton last week, no chance of that happening.

The official Newcastle United ticket site is showing thousands of tickets still unsold.

This is the up to date official NUFC map which shows in green the areas where you can still buy Newcastle v Watford tickets:

newcastle v watford ticketsAs you can see, still tickets left in pretty much every section, plus to the far right where the six upper sections are shown in grey. This is the away end and some of those will also end up available.

Nobody likes to see empty seats at St James Park but if it plays a part in convincing Mike Ashley to go, then bring it on.

As for the many fans pushing for a one-off boycott of Newcastle v Wolves which is live on Sky Sports on Sunday 9 December, time is running out for The Magpie Group to announce a boycott, as tickets go on sale from Monday (29 October).



  • Ashley-out

    the away fans come up for a bit of a jolly in town, i doubt they come to watch the rubbish we dish up

    • Leazes.

      Most of OUR fans do too…

      …..that’s why John Hall wanted the rebuilt Stadium in the same place….rather than move it to Benton or Gatesheed….. a transport and pub Hub….

      ….its a day out for most of them not a sporting competition…..thats why its so difficult to distinguish a football fan from a Stepford fan….they all wear the same uniform but only some are bothered.

      • Pezza

        Utter rubbish again, think about it for just a minute

        • Ashley-out

          he does think, which is something you dont do

          • Pezza

            He’s a liar, that’s the problem. If he thinks and then lies, it’s more sinister.

          • Ashley-out

            he posts are based on facts, he is anything but a liar.

          • Pezza

            He can base things on fact but what he posts are lies

          • East Durham Mag

            Your proof is? Troll.

          • Pezza

            Well, you want me to list?

          • East Durham Mag

            Your just never going agree with owt he posts

          • Pezza

            I don’t mind

          • Toon Arnie

            Who are we talking about here – Ashley, Bishop, Barnes ? They embody thinking and lying – two of them are paid to do that !!

          • Pezza

            I was referring to Leazes’

        • Toon Arnie

          Rubbish. They only wanted to move to Castle Leazes because of the restrictions on the Gallowgate and in particular the East Stand. Leazes quoted John Hall, you’re quoting Freddie Fletcher. Closing down all the club shops and diverting income to Sports Direct hasn’t really been that great for the club has it ? Predictable rubbish – you don’t really believe this yourself, the attention seeking drivel doesn’t help at all.

          • Pezza

            Those were aspects

          • Kenny

            another f##king vermin troll. take a hike & take your schitt with you

          • Pezza

            Kenny, we all know this forum would be better if we only had intellectual heavyweights like yourself posting but please let me stay.

        • East Durham Mag

          Another Trolljustfuckrightoff.

          • Pezza

            East Durham? addresses the issues head on.

          • East Durham Mag

            Oooh your so nasty.

    • Peaky

      Can verify that….both sets of Sheffield fans love a night out in the Toon…

  • Paul Patterson

    You dumb down the product, you dumb down the demand.

    • Leazes.

      Only Ashley could turn a Silk purse into a Sow’s ear….

      • Paul Patterson

        Only Ashley could run a club (with 50k+ customers) on a shoestring, when the Premier League is currently in an era where the game is awash with money.

        • Colin Marr

          not sure if that’s praise or no,t good post anyway.

        • East Durham Mag

          Unfortunately the money is plentiful its just directed away from the club and props up Fattys acquisitions.

    • Toon Arnie

      … you dumb down the people – Moscow / Monkwearmouth, Pezza, Vodka, Baby Ben, Ghostrider……

  • Themoscow72

    For the first five home games this season we have sold out not only every single seat in the normal part of the ground but in the Family enclosure to. Not only that we sold round 1,000 of the Brighton returns. Why you write articles about fans not buying tickets when they have is beyond me.
    Yes the crowds will drop as we are losing every week and bottom of the league like any team. Also the Watford tickets for their fans only went on general sale so they will probably bring sixteen hundred. We will probably end up selling quite a few of theirs just like we did for Brighton. Before Ashley came the crowds the season before were 47,000 48,00 for this type of team so no big deal.

    • Simon Carr

      You Did boycott the Leeds game you connot count 10 mins more lies

      • Themoscow72

        Well as I got in and one minute later Quinn got his third goal on sixty seven minutes you have the answer. Also would not have got sacked if I had not been at them two games and been spotted so you have the answer. Must be nice using someones name who has given their life to Newcastle United.

        • Simon Carr

          Did you boycott yes or no and what did you do for United supporters for change

          • Themoscow72

            As I got sacked for going in the ground you have the answer.
            Watched the first part of the game through a gap in the stands then a steward let me in probably round sixty five minutes into the game as I say Quinn scored his third right away. There have been two games Wolves and West Ham where I was in the ground before kick off but then got put in the cells at the Gallowgate End but I still count it as being there. So as I was in the ground I got kicked out of the group and quite rightly so.
            Anyway what is your first name and why not come to the Monkseaton Arms to show your face.
            I was third in command of United Supporters for Change on a three man committee with Brian sadly no longer with us and Russ

          • Toon Arnie

            Bearing in mind your seemingly heroic past it’s sad to see that you now spend your time defending Ashley and a regime that is worse that the the one you were originally trying to remove ! So how has that come about ? You haven’t been seduced by the dark side with promises of free Sports Direct tat I hope !!

      • Themoscow72

        Also think you watched a re run of the Burnley game at a club in Wallsend.

    • Toon Arnie

      No we haven’t.

  • Pezza

    Match in a week’s time may have away tickets left, shocker

    • Themoscow72

      Yes 831 in the normal part of the ground mostly single seats except some in the upper tier of the Leazes which they have just put on sale.

      • Pezza

        Quite, it’s a weekly cut and paste job for the Mag.

      • Toon Arnie

        Your figures are always wrong though so nobody takes you seriously.

    • Kenny

      Vermin troll

      • Wezza

        Vermin trolls talking to each other, switching accounts.

  • Wezza

    We won’t sell our tickets no matter what lies the trolls come out with.

  • Wor Lass

    The drop in numbers is marginal but it is happening. I see it as a definite consequence of Fatty`s policies, because some people aren`t prepared to shell out to watch a team playing poorly and losing, rather than a protest against them. This will be a tough game.

  • Ram Kishore

    Oh man.. Watford match is not tomorrow. We still have more than a week for the match. I really don’t understand the point of these articles week in week out.

    I remember reading the same about Brighton match 2 or 3 weeks back.

    • Kenny

      lose on Saturday & there will be a lot of empty seats although a true reflection of fans at St James is never correct as they count season ticket holders as being there even when they are not.

    • Themoscow72

      A week to sell 831 mostly single seats which they will on the day.
      However the hard task will be shifting one thousand five hundred Watford tickets.

    • Toon Arnie

      The Brighton article was actually spot on though – it was easily our lowest crowd of the season.

      • Ram Kishore

        Yeah u r right about that though.
        Since the championship season I haven’t seen a crowd getting less than 51k

  • Toon

    We get this rubbish every week and 50,000 attend the game, give it up idiots

  • mactoon

    “time is running out for The Magpie Group to announce a boycott, as tickets go on sale from Monday (29 October)”

    I’m beginning to think this group isn’t as organised or effective as people think. Can anyone tell me what they are actually doing?

  • BanJones

    Boycott Wolves.