Match of The Day commentator says 7,000+ unsold Newcastle v Wolves tickets not all Mike Ashley’s fault
Ahead of the game on Sunday, Match of The Day commentator Martin Fisher has been analysing the Newcastle v Wolves game.
The MOTD man saying about Wolves: ‘Travel fatigue might be their biggest enemy – and Newcastle’s chief ally.’
All a bit lame really for a number of reasons.
In six weekend Premier League games straight after Europa League matches, Wolves have only lost once (3-2 at Everton) this season.
The last time they beat Manchester City 2-0 away from home.
Plus the players have only just come off a two week international break before their games this week.
They don’t fly cattle class but on a private plane with a journey time just over two hours, they haven’t played in Australia.
A check on Friday showed that there are still over 7,000 unsold tickets for Sunday and that doesn’t include unsolds amongst the 4,000 corporate seats. Interestingly the Match of The Day man comments on the subject: ‘Gates are down at St James Park and it’s not entirely down to fans boycotting the club in protest against Mike Ashley.’
Martin Fisher adding that lack of goals, lack of entertainment and a guaranteed relegation fight are also playing a apart in Newcastle fans saying enough is enough.
So in reality it is down to Mike Ashley because he has also been the architect of all those factors coming into play as well.
Also interesting is a bit of a reality check from the MOTD commentator at odds with many lazy journalists, who failed to put across just how woeful Man Utd were when Newcastle beat them.
Martin Fisher saying Wolves will provide a ‘much sterner test’ and I completely agree, Newcastle will have to play a lot better than in that last game at St James Park.
Match of The Day commentator’s notes:
“Gates are down at St James Park and it’s not entirely down to fans boycotting the club in protest against Mike Ashley.
“Entertainment is in short supply.
“Four goals in four games, only two of those scored by Newcastle.
“A relegation battle is looming and spirits are low.
“Victory over Manchester United brought hope but that carries less weight than it once did, and Wolves are likely to provide a much sterner test.
“They’ve gone seven games unbeaten, including away wins at Manchester City and against Slovan Bratislava on Thursday.
“Travel fatigue might be their biggest enemy – and Newcastle’s chief ally.”
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