Will Carroll’s Reported Return Bring These Numbers Up? Some Fans Have Their Say

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

Here’s a Brighton fan predicting a monumental scene tomorrow at St James Park.

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