Will St James’ be a sell-out tomorrow?

Posted on October 30th, 2010 | 42 Comments |

St James' Park - Full to the brim?
St James' Park - Full to the brim?
I’ve been checking online for quite some time now to see how ticket sales for the derby match against Sunderland tomorrow have been progressing.

It’s fair to say that they have been going pretty well, which is to be as expected as it is THE local derby, but will we manage a sell out at St James’ Park for the first time this season?

In short, technically we won’t sell out fully as a larger than normal segregation area between the two sets of fans has been requested by the police, presumably to stop those filthy Mackem tramps hoying their sharpened benefit coins at the home fans, again, but what about all of the rest of the avaiable seats? Will we shift them in time for the kick-off tomorrow? Or will we fail to sell out a derby for the first time in quite a while?

I checked earlier and all I saw was one seat remaining in the Platinum Club, just one seat in the entire ground. I checked a bit later on and the official website said that there was a few more seats left. Then I checked again and it said we had sold out. In short, heaven only knows if we have actually sold out what is available as the new club website appears to be a bit pants in all honesty and can’t seem to make it’s mind up on what it wants to show!

This is where I need the assistance of a fully blown season ticket holder. Online ticket sales have moved to a stage of ‘season ticket priority’, which means that I can no longer nip on and have a peek to see just what the state of play is regarding how many seats are actually left for sale.

Of course much of the will it/won’t it quandry over the sell out question hinges on the North-West corner of the ground up in level seven. Otherwise known as the ‘members area’, tickets for that particular part of the ground are sold to members only and not to the general public, which means that there are quite often seats available in the singing section that fans can’t get their hands on, which is a shame.

All in all, the crowd is guaranteed to be above 50,000 anyway, and there is no doubt that there is only a limited amount of seats remaining for the match which will probably hardly noticable anyway, but wouldn’t it be nice to shift the lot?

Let’s hope the lads can send the fans home happy!

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  1. Toonsy, nowt happens when I log in with my season ticket number so I’m guessing they’ve all gone if true then I’d say yes it’s a sell out as all the seats made available have been sold :-)

  2. CCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEE OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN BBBBBBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSSSS

    I am so up for this game and have been ever since i found out it was on tv when we played citeh…..

    HUGE GAME

  3. I just feel sorry for all the fans who would love to be at SJP tomorrow :(

    I’ll light a candle for em ;)

  4. I’ll be clagged to my PC for the internet version…howay the lads, hope we can beat the scumbags…

  5. I checked last week Toonsy and Platinum club was the only section available. Given the fact people have shelled out 72 quid a pop and there was now only one seat left earlier (it may have gone?), It looks like we’ll be very, very close to a “technical sell out” (not regarding the seats that wont be available due to the crowd seperation. As you say, there’ll be over 50k in there and the atmosphere is always turned up a notch for the derby. Not saying there’s been much of an atmosphere at SJP recently but I think tomorrow will be loud like.

  6. A Newcastle and sunderland fan get into a nasty car accident. Both vehicles are really wrecked, but amazingly neither of them are hurt.
    After they crawl out of their cars, the sunderland fan says, “So you’re a Newcastle fan, that’s interesting. I’m a sunderland fan… Wow! Just look at our cars. There’s nothing left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace the rest of our days.”
    The Newcastle fan replied,”Totally agree – this must be a sign from God!” The Toon fan went on, “And look at this – here’s another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of whisky didn’t break. Surely God wants us to drink it, to celebrate the fact we are alive and kicking?”
    He hands the bottle to the sunderland fan who nods his head in agreement, opens it and takes few big swigs from the bottle, then hands it back to the Newcastle fan. The Newcastle fan takes the bottle, immediately puts the cap back on, and hands back to the sunderland fan. The mackem asks, “Aren’t you having any?” The Toon fan replies, “Nah…I think I’ll just wait for the police……” ;-)

  7. If we can keep 11 men on the pitch, I think we’ll turn the scum over. Fear a sending off for us the morra though but…

  8. I have my anti mackem playlist at the ready for the drive down tomorrow morning like, Derby Day mode is in full swing for me. Cant wait :D

  9. Fcuking andy gray, I want to tie a bag of cement to his big ugly ginger bollocks and dump him in the canal…

    “Their win at West Ham was a massive three points for Newcastle but in truth it was a match the home side lost rather than one the away side won.”

    “If a few key injuries happen to the likes of Jonas Gutierrez, Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan, this Newcastle team could find itself truly exposed and in a whole world of trouble.”

    ONE injury would expose the dorty mackems but not a mention, As for West Ham beating themselves thats complete shit.

    Who takes this fat twat seriously??

  10. Andy Gray hates the toon now the horses heed, never has owt good to say about us.

    Thanks Richietoon, Local Hero is a classic.

  11. A NEWCASTLE VAN DRIVER USED TO AMUSE HIMSELF BY RUNNING OVER EVERY SUNDERLAND SUPPORTER HE WOULD SEE STRUTTING DOWN THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN THEIR UBIQUITOS RED AND WHITE COLOURS, HE WOULD SWERVE TO HIT THEM AND THERE WOULD BE A LOUD THUMP AND THEN HE WOULD SWERVE BACK ON THE ROAD. ONE DAY AS THE DRIVER WAS DRIVEING ALONG HE SAW A PRIEST HITCH HIKING HE THOUGHT HE WOULD DO A GOOD TURN AND PULLED THE VAN OVER,HE ASKED THE PRIEST WHERE ARE YOU GOING FATHER, IM GOING TO SAY MASS AT ST JOSEPHS CHURCH ABOUT 2 MILES DOWN THE ROAD REPLIED THE PRIEST, NO PROBLEM FATHER ILL GIVE YOU A LIFT CLIMB IN THE HAPPY PRIEST CLIMBED INTO THE PASSENGER SEAT AND THE VAN CONTINUED DOWN THE ROAD, SUDDENLY THE DRIVER SAW A SUNDERLAND FAN WALKING DOWN THE ROAD AND INSTINCTIVLEY SWERVED TO HIT HIM JUST IN TIME HE REMEMBERED THE BLOODY PRIEST SO AT THE LAST MINUTE HE SWERVED BACK TO THE ROAD NARROWLY MISSING THE BSTARD HOWEVER EVEN THOUGH HE WAS CERTAIN HE MISSED THE GLORY HUNTING S HITE HE STILL HEARD A LOUD THUD, NOT UNDERSTANDING WHERE THE NOISE CAME FROM HE GLANCED IN HIS MIRRORS AND WHEN HE DIDNT SEE ANYTHING HE TURNED TO THE PRIEST AND SAID SORRY FATHER I ALMOST HIT THAT SUNDERLAND FAN THATS OK REPLIED THE PRIEST I GOT THE FCKER WITH THE DOOR

  12. That fake coozy again exposing himself as a dirty mackem, great peace by dagliesh in daily ail boot the toon

  13. aye, was a great piece by dalgliesh. He forgot to mention speed, given, hughes, dabizas as top signings. Just read an article by lawrenson saying we’re still dreamers. Funny cos I don’t know 1 geordie who just wants survival this season, and supports hughton to the hilt. Seems a leopard can change its spots but it’s the media that can’t. If we lost 5-0 tomorrow I’d still hand wor CH the longterm contract he has earned.

  14. @36 Davy, that’s not a great piece, that’s another backhanded slap at Newcastle, just another scurrilous article on the Hughton beat up. As is the Bruce article on the same topic. It’s a matter of make something up and cover it from every angle to make it look genuine. Pure tosh!

  15. I respect to the segregation issue, does this not mean that there will technically never be a full house unless there was a friendly international or special match where there was no away allocation. And even then some people wouldn’t be able to get to the ground for whatever reasons. Ah who cares.

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