View Full Version : A lot of empty seats in the away end tonight

02-12-2014, 01:54 PM
Over 4,000 Villa fans on Saturday but there will only be around 2,800 Mags in the cricket field stand tonight.

02-12-2014, 01:57 PM
How much are they being charged?

02-12-2014, 02:02 PM
this is VERY disturbing news!

not only for Burnleys game receipts :(

...but I've already submitted my 'guess the gate' entry assuming 4000 geordies in attandance!

pffftttt! >:(

02-12-2014, 02:11 PM
I did post last Friday that they had no chance of selling out - I'm amazed they've sent so many back given they haven't been here in all this time.

02-12-2014, 02:13 PM
2,800 is excellent when you think what we're charging. And Newcastle to Burnley on a Tuesday night isn't the trip I'd be saving for before Christmas.

02-12-2014, 02:32 PM
"2,800 is excellent when you think what we're charging"

As Newcastle are considered a big club how do our prices compare with what other clubs would charge Newcastle for a midweek game, especially if they were playing in London for example - a far longer journey.

Would they get any change out of 62 at Arsenal or Spurs?

02-12-2014, 02:39 PM
Sales not great in the home end either. Could be a sub 18k crowd again.

02-12-2014, 02:40 PM
Dont worry, Newcastles following will make their presence felt tonight, im sure they wiii bring at least 3,000 there are quite a lot of GEODIES living locally one iv just been chatting to says Blackburn thought that and "we brought enough to fill both ends" 3-1 for the clarets

02-12-2014, 02:50 PM
No idea spijed. Whether they get charged 10 or 100 at Arsenal, it's still 42 to watch them at Burnley. Which is a lot for the least glamorous fixture on the calendar on a week night before Christmas.

02-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Proof, if any was still required, that we've got the pricing strategy very wrong for the season.

02-12-2014, 02:58 PM
Don't jump down the clubs throat yet, you have to do the sums at the end of the season.

02-12-2014, 03:06 PM
This isn't a pop at the club before we set off anyone's criticism radar.

The ticket prices thing has been done to death. I'm merely suggesting that travelling from Newcastle to Burnley for a night match midweek, in the run up to Christmas is only ever going to be for the diehard fan. Obviously the price won't help.

It's a good effort for the 2,800 who are coming.

02-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Nearly 3,000 fans at 35 for Burnley on a Tuesday night in December is a pretty good effort imo, even if it's ages since we played them. There will probably be as many empty seats in the home ends, if not more, won't there? Or is it 40 tonight? Even more impressive if so.

02-12-2014, 03:11 PM
I'm stunned at them bringing 2,800. I would have expected them to fill the cricket field end and have queues for tickets that could have filled it again.

They are bringing a thousand less than Chelsea did on a Monday night for a televised game.

Given that they haven't been here for so long I'm stunned they haven't sold out.

02-12-2014, 03:15 PM
I suppose it's not a bad effort on a Tuesday night but I would have thought they'd have brought more with us being 1 of their shorter journeys for an away match.

02-12-2014, 03:20 PM
I'm not sure the fact we haven't played them for a while is that big a deal for them.

We haven't played Leyton Orient for a while, but I wouldn't be pulling out all the stops to see us there on a Tuesday night.

02-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Very surprising and this publicity I am contributing to won't help entice the home support Nevertheless it's still 75% full and more chance to out shout em and it's a new meaning for (away the lads)

02-12-2014, 03:23 PM
and they had an away game at West Ham on Saturday, which wouldn't have been a cheap day out! But still thought that they would have sold out.

02-12-2014, 03:25 PM
Pretty surprised they haven't sold out tbh. They havent been here for god knows how long and after Sunderland and Hull , it's the closest to them I think?

To say they get 50k+ at home.

02-12-2014, 03:32 PM
Proof if proof was needed we should never have allowed this stand to be for away support only and should we be ever in the position to be planning new stands this should be taken into consideration

02-12-2014, 04:48 PM
"They are bringing a thousand less than Chelsea did on a Monday night for a televised game.

Given that they haven't been here for so long I'm stunned they haven't sold out."

I'm pretty surprised that they haven't sold out, but I think the comparison with Chelsea is quite a poor one.
The average Chelsea fan is a lot wealthier than the average Newcastle fan.
It was Chelsea's first game of the season with a lot of interest in their new signings.
Chelsea hadn't had an away game over 250 miles away 3 days earlier.
AND: as I recall Chelsea laid on very cheap train travel at about 10.

02-12-2014, 05:04 PM

02-12-2014, 05:25 PM
I'm amazed that a whole nation could only sell 2,800 tickets for a game.

Still, Ant and Dec are on the telly tonight, so there's a reason for them to stay in.

Or maybe Wor Cheryl is switching on the Christmas lights in the Pig Market tonight.

02-12-2014, 05:51 PM
''The average Chelsea fan is a lot wealthier than the average Newcastle fan.''

When you've taken account of the cost of living in London, I wouldn't be so sure. I lived in London for 22 years and knew a lot of blokes who lived from one day to the next. Okay, that was east London, but I taught in schools round Chelsea/Fulham, and there are a hell of a lot of poor people there.

02-12-2014, 09:07 PM
Newcastle fan here. Not really surprised we didn't sell the full 4k tickets. We sold out down at West Ham on Saturday (3,000) and tickets were 43 a pop and our next 3 away games are already sold out including our 4,200 allocation at Spurs in the League Cup. A lot of factors are involved including it being midweek, the restrictions the club have on people buying away tickets (no general sale) and the 40 ticket price. I was down at Turf Moor 14 years ago when we beat you 1-0 in a friendly and charging 40 quid to sit in that stand is daylight robbery and 3 weeks to Christmas means a lot of fans simply couldn't afford it tonight.

Anyway best wishes for the rest of the season. Hope you enjoy your trip to Newcastle on New Years Day but not the result obviously!

02-12-2014, 09:15 PM
I think people are just surprised with the size of your club, not in a mocking way. The prices are too high but most teams are filling the away stand so they won't get reduced. It might help us sign a player in January though so that might cheer you up.

I sat in the Cricketfield stand for the England U21s game and was quite impressed with the improvements.

02-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Had it been on a Saturday it would have sold out no bother but after selling out down at West Ham 3 days ago it was always going to be a tall order to do the same tonight. 2,800 is still a decent effort. Man City haven't sold out their 2,400 allocation for Sunderland tomorrow night at 30 a ticket. A lot of people simply can't afford to watch Premier League football every week and unfortunately tonight was always going to be the one most people would have to miss. Hopefully we'll both stay up and next seasons trip to Turf Moor is on a weekend.

02-12-2014, 09:27 PM
The state of the away end will have nothing to do with it at all.

The price of the ticket, it being Burnley on a tuesday night and it being near christmas, will have.

That being said, I still thought that the Geordies would have sold out the away end.

02-12-2014, 09:33 PM
Just to say wallsend,the ones who did turn up made a lot of noise for the most part.

02-12-2014, 10:00 PM
Fair few empty seats in the home end as well tonight!