The Shields Gazette are reporting that Newcastle have 8,900 unsold tickets for tomorrow’s Brighton game. If left unsold it will be close to the low attendance in Newcastle’s last game at St James Park against Watford. The official attendance for that match was 44,157 which was the lowest since only 43,858 showed up for Wigan in 2012.
With the news this morning that Andy Carroll is in contention to feature tomorrow, we wonder if that will have an effect on the numbers who attend the game. Some fans see this as a ruse by the club to get the numbers up for the Brighton game, while others are buzzing with the return of Big Andy.
I suppose we’ll find out in short order when we see what kind of crowd shows up tomorrow. If it’s similar to Watford, then Andy’s return will not have made too much of an impact on the apathy of many fans. However, if it is close to 50,000, then Andy Carroll’s return will have been a draw for some. We should also include Allan Saint-Maximin in the equation as well. He is an edge of your seat type player and could feature as well tomorrow.
Here are a few responses on Twitter that reflect some of the division in our fanbase
— Emil Franchi (@emil_franchi) September 20, 2019
Saint Maximin & Carroll in the squad and now fit from out of absolutely nowhere when the crowd will be one of/if not the lowest for a Premier League game under that fat nonce’s ownership after they’ve been begging for ticket sales all week.
Imagine my shock. #NUFC
— Paul W (@PJ_Walker88) September 20, 2019
— Simon Allen (@bigsyallen) September 20, 2019
And there it is with the Andy Carroll in the squad news.
There’s 8,000 unsold tickets to shift after all #nufc
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) September 20, 2019
Andy Carroll is going to score a header so powerful tomorrow it tears through the back of the Gallowgate End and ends up on Stowell Street melting into the tarmac. Best make amendments @NUFC. #NUFC #BHAFC
— Sock Council (@SockCouncil) September 20, 2019
ASM and Carroll in the squad tomorrow ????????? get in #NUFC
— AlloyMag (@AlloyMagLad) September 20, 2019
— Ryan Martin (@Ryan20martin) September 20, 2019
Here’s a Brighton fan predicting a monumental scene tomorrow at St James Park.
Christ, Andy Carroll is in the #NUFC squad tomorrow
Anyone who isn’t expecting him to come on in the 72nd minute to a reception which blows the roof off the Gallowgate & then score a 91st minute winner hasn’t watched #BHAFC enough over the years
— We Are Brighton (@wearebrighton) September 20, 2019
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