Question about your new ground

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I’ll play Devil’s advocate here…

I actually think SJP is a bit tired by PL standards. If I were a Newcastle fan I would definitely want to stay there. But I can also see why their owners think there would be far greater commercial opportunities from a new modern stadium. It’s not right, but it’s the way it is…
 

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I learnt a long time ago how to offend a Newcastle fan and it was simply shout Sunderland with passion in their faces and all of a sudden they are different people.
Might be best to wear the Brentford away kit to SJP, then?
 

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....fair enough....build the new stjames on a platform in the North sea then.... traditional and unique.
Great idea.

Though we'll be able to hear the wailing of the Toon fans in TW8 when they tow it to Gibraltar, across the Med and through the Suez canal, to anchor it off Jeddah :)
 

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I’ll play Devil’s advocate here…

I actually think SJP is a bit tired by PL standards. If I were a Newcastle fan I would definitely want to stay there. But I can also see why their owners think there would be far greater commercial opportunities from a new modern stadium. It’s not right, but it’s the way it is…
Build it in Riyadh.
Plenty of sand for the cement mixer.
Will not be a lady's toilet anywhere though and during the week they can use the centre circle to lash people or chop their heads off.

I first went to St James Park in the early 80s and it was a tired old stadium then.
The Gallowgate was just a slab of concrete and the Leazes was similar.
It was a proper dump of a place.
I know it has improved, but.
Enjoyed the walk back to the station though.
 

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Great idea.

Though we'll be able to hear the wailing of the Toon fans in TW8 when they tow it to Gibraltar, across the Med and through the Suez canal, to anchor it off Jeddah :)
Think they will have to tow it around the cape, after that debacle earlier this year. 😂
 

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Amanda & Co could make a start by removing the faintly ridiculous 4' slope on their pitch.
That 4' slope could remove Amanda and Co.
Love the comments that with the amount of money at their disposal they could have bought a Ferrari, but have ended up with a second hand Morris Marina with a very dodgy rear end.

Or something very similar.
Did they know how crap Morris Marinas were?
 

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There is talk in Newcastle about the Saudies building a new 75/80k stadium for our club , but loads of our fans dead against it ,, did it affect your thinking of the club when you moved
Really looking forward to going to SJP on Saturday, last went back in March1993 when it was quite a bit smaller! I am intrigued to experience a match so far away from the action. Can a ground be too big? The thing I love about our new ground is the view from anywhere is superb and you feel you are part of the match. I do worry that trying to build to meet huge demand could create a vast but generic sports stadium that loses it unique atmosphere and relies on the Prem bubble never bursting.
 

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That 4' slope could remove Amanda and Co.
Love the comments that with the amount of money at their disposal they could have bought a Ferrari, but have ended up with a second hand Morris Marina with a very dodgy rear end.

Or something very similar.
Did they know how crap Morris Marinas were?
Wasn't he involved with Derby........
 

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Really looking forward to going to SJP on Saturday, last went back in March1993 when it was quite a bit smaller! I am intrigued to experience a match so far away from the action. Can a ground be too big? The thing I love about our new ground is the view from anywhere is superb and you feel you are part of the match. I do worry that trying to build to meet huge demand could create a vast but generic sports stadium that loses it unique atmosphere and relies on the Prem bubble never bursting.

its dog sh*t from the part we are in. You don’t feel like you are actually there you are so fuxking far away !
But it is such a great away day in relation to station and weaving through the town to the ground, and how potty they are up there for the game
 

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its dog sh*t from the part we are in. You don’t feel like you are actually there you are so fuxking far away !
But it is such a great away day in relation to station and weaving through the town to the ground, and how potty they are up there for the game
Newcastle away is a great football weekend until you arrive at the ground, it’s like looking at ants and worse than being in the highest seats at Wembley.
That’s the only negative, the pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants and people are friendly and fun.
 

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Newcastle away is a great football weekend until you arrive at the ground, it’s like looking at ants and worse than being in the highest seats at Wembley.
That’s the only negative, the pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants and people are friendly and fun.
On that note, have Newcastle somehow how managed to swerve the edict from the Premier League about having away fans at pitch side / lower tiers?
 

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On that note, have Newcastle somehow how managed to swerve the edict from the Premier League about having away fans at pitch side / lower tiers?
through the "it's complicated" defence
 

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One thing that struck me at SJP on Saturday was how many of their fans at least in the Leazes stand were people who’d never been to the ground before. There were loads wearing new scarves and shirts, all young, possibly non-locals studying at uni, who clearly had no idea where they were going. If that’s the situation now with 55k capacity albeit against perhaps a less appealing opponent (!) what would it be like with another 20-25k? At the moment the tourists are a small enough minority not to dampen the atmosphere but add that number in and it changes it a lot.
 
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