While the likes of WIgan and Norwich have a whopping 65% and 61% respectively living local, of the best supported clubs Newcastle stand out a mile with 35% living locally, well ahead of the mackems on 24%.
It is hard to believe that this time last season Newcastle United Women’s Football Club were preparing to start life in the Northern Combination League following their relegation from the FA Women’s Premier League.
For those of you who haven’t come across her, Louise Taylor covers north east football for The Guardian and has had many past indiscretions of finding any excuse, valid or not, to stick the knife into Newcastle.
Ben Arfa: “It was most important to be on the pitch, to feel the sensation, to get back to feeling the pitch. When you play a game, it’s most important to feel the sensation of the ball and with your team-mates”.