We have sold out our away ticket allocation for the trip to Leicester on Saturday. Not only that, but the game against the Gunners at St James’ Park in 10 days will also be held in front of a full house.
Fans of the club have always kept with the team through thick and thin, and with Rafa’s side edging towards another year of Premier League football, there is a great deal of optimism among the fanbase.
The Twitter reaction to the sold out matches was unsurprisingly positive:
Best Supporters Anywhere!
— Rogger Ojeda (@OjedaRogger) April 4, 2018
No shutting any tiers here
— David Warner (@s0nic76) April 4, 2018
Aye, just "a wee club in the North East"
— AlexWilliams (@AlexWilliams01) April 4, 2018
Just as well I got tickets then???? my son will be a flag bearer at the match. Cannot wait!!! ????????
— shepp75 (@PhillShepp75) April 4, 2018
— Toon (@01ddunn) April 4, 2018
— Bryce Moses (@BryceMoses) April 4, 2018
Saturday cant come quick enough
— michael edmunds (@micked09) April 4, 2018
I wish they would hurry up and get safe standing cos back in the day 6000 + away fans
— george langlands (@15splinter) April 4, 2018
@Ameelouatkinson gunna be jumping ????????
— Ben✌ (@BenOwers88) April 4, 2018
Cannot wait for Saturday ????????
— Geoff Rice (@GeoffRice14) April 4, 2018
The game against Arsenal will especially be a sight to behold. 52,000 willing the club on with the possibility of Premier League safety.
Of course, we shouldn’t look too far ahead. The match against the Foxes will be a tough encounter, and we also won’t have Islam Slimani who will be ineligible for the trip to the King Power.
Still, I am sure the 3,200 supporters will do all they can to help Rafa’s men get a good result.