Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by mr chuckles, Mar 20, 2019.
They have more fans, thats beyond any doubt. Does that make them better?
I've been to a few 'sportsmen's dinners' with ex-NUFC speakers and there's one message which comes through over, and over again - all you'll ever see of Rob Lee is his legs, because the rest of him is so far up Alan Shearer's arse that it's unbelievable.
And that's his mates speaking.
It's deliberatrely antagonistic to provoke reaction.
Newcastle have a bigger fanbase than us but i'd say a lot of them are just fans not supporters. IE just turn up to watch the entertainment. I've never ever bought into the garbage about SJP being an intimidating atmosphere or place to play football. Aye they get 52,000 but even on derby days the atmosphere has been subdued in my experience. (Mind we've never lost on 5 visits that i've been there) The screaming Geordies thing is nowt but an utter myth.
I'd say we have probably the same amount of hardcore fans. They've had more success in modern era which has boosted their appeal to watered down plastic fans.
Hard to define what makes 'better supporters' but i'm almost certain that the Mags wouldn;t get our support if they'd had the shite to put up with that we have.
If you were the more intelligent, you would know that you can't be the most successful of two teams - only the more successful.
It's called comparison of adjectives. 'I am successful, you are more successful, but they (more than two) are the most successful of all.'
All Sunderland supporters are aware of that basic grammatical rule, as we all know.
As for the rest of it, well, you're just a nob! (er, as for that bit you're not harder either).
Beautiful just sniffed out a Mag on here!!! Fell right into the trap!!! LOL
They have smashed there city up 3 times, punched horses, shout at shops, need we go on ..............................
Rattled are you fatty? Is it the six in row? Or the fact you don’t know if your mother looks more like a bloke than your Dad?
Prior to '92 the fanbases (the ones turning up to games) were pretty much equal, mags' were slighly higher. Since then the mags have gained more support due to glory hunters, better PR and wise investments in the stadium.
Best ever season
Newcastle 56,299 47/48
mackems 47,785 49/50
smoggies 36,123 50/51
Post war average
Top flight average
Second flight average
Newcastle United Football Club - Attendances
Numbers come from The Sun newspaper so may not be totally accurate.
There is one key number in all of that mate.
The area of their support covers a huge area compared to any other club.
Even loads of the fuckers in Boro and surrounding areas.
Two people with diametrically opposed view on the same show? On TalkSport? Well I never.
Aye, I’m sure our support covers a huge area compared to the likes of Man Utd, Liverpool or Barcelona of the South.
Who the fuck are ‘Barcelona of the South’?
It would be ridiculous if they didn't tbf. Look at the size of their catchment area compared to ours.
Half of ours is in the North Sea iirc.
This was the lowest crowd of any 1st division team of the entire decade, they had an even lower one against Wrexham the following season, just over 7100.
All mags are gravy stained twats.
Are people expecting him to say owt else like? he played for them and wants them to still love him. Hardly a shock he's saying it and playing up to the mags support.
What I would say though, is imagine the mags went down with a whimper, Rafa left, any player worth anything left. They replaced him with say, Grayson. They replace all the playerspwoth a budget of 2m, hell on because he won't spend 20m onoa couple of players each btw. Hardly win a game all season and get relegated again. Can any mag on here honestly tell me they'd get crowds they'd get much bigger crowds than we have? There was hell on and fans wanting mass walk outs, demonstrations the lot, because you hadn't spent 50m on 2 or 3 players.
*predictive went a bit on last bit but ran out of time to edit get me drift though.
Our supporters don’t shout at shops and punch horses
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