St James’ Park’s dropping attendance figures are still higher than they should be
Newcastle United’s defeat to Fulham on Saturday was their final home fixture of the season. And the big crowd that got behind the Magpies and roared them to the brink of relegation helped to put the club on the verge of getting into the record books. If Newcastle do now go down they will become the best-supported club to drop down a division in English football.
According to a bit of research by NUFC.com, the Magpies average attendance of 48,750 would smash current attendance records for a relegated team. And it would be even higher if Mike Ashley and the Cockney Mafia hadn’t have missed all those games!
The current top five is:
1. Manchester United (1973/74): 42,712
2. Sheffield Wednesday (1950/51): 41,222
3. Everton (1950/51): 42,924
4. Liverpool (1953/54): 40,488
5. Sunderland (2002/03): 39,698
I suspect most Newcastle fans would rather stay in the Premier League than take their place as record breakers though!
Thanks to OTP reader Richard for sending this in.