Twitter reacts as Newcastle fans are offered shoddy allocation & sky-high ticket prices by Sheffield Wednesday

In just over 2 weeks time, Newcastle United travel to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday in the 5.30 kick off under the Sky Sports cameras.

Naturally, this is a stand out away trip for several Newcastle fans, involving two big Championship clubs with great history and tradition, as well as the Yorkshire side offering one of the shorter trips for the travelling away support.

Just recently however, the Toon Army were left bemused after Sheffield Wednesday announced a disgracefully low ticket allocation along with ridiculously high ticket prices.

(Not impressed – and rightly so!)

We looked into Twitter’s reaction to the news, looking at both sets of fans views on the matter.

See below for Newcastle’s take on the news:



Following the furious response from the Geordie faithful, it was good to see several Sheffield Wednesday fans take to twitter to support the Newcastle fans frustrations, agreeing that prices were too high and criticising South Yorkshire Police’s decision to offer such a miserly away allocation:

Some have tried to justify the £42 ticket price but Newcastle fans are having none of it. The fact that you could buy a Bayern Munich season ticket for the price of three adult tickets says it all.

It has been announced in the last few moments that Newcastle United’s allocation has been increased from 2,350 to 3,100 for next month’s fixture. While this is a huge boost for several travelling fans, the additional 750 tickets on offer will cost you an extra £5, being sold at a whopping £47!

I must said, it was rather baffling that South Yorkshire Police granted such a small initial away allocation for this one, given far bigger numbers were offered to bitter local rivals, Leeds United, earlier in the season. The away stand can host up to 5,000 away fans and several Sheffield Wednesday fans have encouraged their club to hand out bigger allocation’s to boost the atmosphere.

With regards to the outrageous £42/£47 ticket prices, the tweets say it all. While many English league tickets cost an arm and a leg these days, the fact you can buy a Bayern Munich season ticket for equivalent of three away ticket’s at Hillsborough tells you everything you need to know.

No doubt, it’s big game for us in the closing stages of our promotion push, so let’s hope the travelling fan’s get their money’s worth and bring the points back home to Tyneside.

About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

73 thoughts on “Twitter reacts as Newcastle fans are offered shoddy allocation & sky-high ticket prices by Sheffield Wednesday

  1. If you don’t like the prices don’t come you get money from sky would you like to share it around at least yoou can see the game not like at yours

  2. To many article Icedog. I’m used to one article a day mate. Unless something important happen’s.

  3. Personally I am enjoying the increased news stories and well written articles Olly.
    I’m not sure why more than one article a day is awful Stem

  4. I could understand if we won a cup or Mike Ashley sold the club for example. I miss Toonsy I guess.

  5. Don’t come here if you don’t like it then. Simples 🙂

    Stem:
    Pay 42 pounds for a ticket or don’t go to the game.Great article

  6. Stem:
    I could understand if we won a cup or Mike Ashley sold the club for example.I miss Toonsy I guess.

    I miss Toonsy as well mate,they have made it a little easier it’s always the first one on the left when you log on

  7. Icedog I preferred the numbers and the latest comments mate. Easy to understand and everything. I wish everyone all the best. Farewell.

  8. Stem give it a bit of time before calling it a day mate. A lot of people dont like change, but soon become accustomed to it and actually enjoy it. The nature of life is that things change. Toonsy has been and gone.

    There were teething problems when Andy took over and I was amongst the most vocal in expressing my frustrations, but the new format and most of the new material is actually pretty good. This is still the best Toon blog on the web mate and you will miss it if you stay away.

  9. I agree wholeheartedly with Shamrock. The new format is much better. Andy has split the comments part from the news part which makes it much easier to follow and comment on whilst keeping it all in the same place.

    I might be departing from the consensus but I think this is a good thing.

  10. Stem:
    Icedog I preferred the numbers and the latest comments mate.Easy to understand and everything.I wish everyone all the best.Farewell.

    Stick around bud,give it time

  11. shamrock:
    Stem give it a bit of time before calling it a day mate. A lot of people dont like change, but soon become accustomed to it and actually enjoy it. The nature of life is that things change. Toonsy has been and gone.

    There were teething problems when Andy took over and I was amongst the most vocal in expressing my frustrations, but the new format and most of the new material is actually pretty good. This is still the best Toon blog on the web mate and you will miss it if you stay away.

    I was talking to Big Dave about you trying to set a blog up,is that still in the offering?? Thought you were going to try for Jan?

  12. For what it is worth, here is my opinion:

    1. Having everything in one place is a good thing. It allows the owners of the blog to get broadcast on newsnow etc. and get hits to fund the site. Uncle Ed has shown that you can get hits by blasting articles so Andy the Magpie can follow his blueprint, but do it better (not just Chronicle rehashes).

    2. If you want to post a comment, or read something that Icedog or others are giving their insight on, just go to the top left and look at the latest discussion. It is pretty easy.

    3. It is a good thing that everything is all in one place. Ed’s is all over the place, NUFC.com has no comments section and the Chronicle has Lee Ryder.

    And 4. Nobody wants to pay for anything on the internet so these guys have to find a way to fund this site through advertising. They need web hits to do so. Articles provide hits. It is pretty simple really.

  13. And… I have no affiliation with Andy the Magpie or anyone else on this site. I am just stating my opinion that this is better than it was. Toonsy didn’t even write an article for about 2 years and left it up to to Shamrock and Kimtoon to keep things going.

  14. Eric Sykes:
    And… I have no affiliation with Andy the Magpie or anyone else on this site. I am just stating my opinion that this is better than it was. Toonsy didn’t even write an article for about 2 years and left it up to to Shamrock and Kimtoon to keep things going.

    one thing for sure the blog is a lot better with you on it,who else has a good old rant from time to time,that normally isnt about people on the blog (except troy) but thats allowed 😀 😀

  15. Hi Andy,
    I quite like the new look, great on my laptop, but got to say when using my mobile to look at the blog, not sure which article to click on, though could just be me

  16. site looks good. whats to complain about? its like a revolving door this place with ppl bailing then returning.. 😳

  17. Icedog: I was talking to Big Dave about you trying to set a blog up,is that still in the offering?? Thought you were going to try for Jan?

    I strongly considered it mate and did a lot of research into it. Decided against it in the end because I don’t have the time to do it justice. Also was worried about covering the running costs without either a) having loads of ads, b) footing the bills myself or c) asking for contributions. Neither choice sat comfortably and in the end Andy’s blog came good imo. So all is well! I will try to chip in with the odd article next season. Will do a few stats pieces again. Lost me mojo this season.

  18. Simon:
    Hi Andy,
    I quite like the new look, great on my laptop, but got to say when usingmy mobile to look at the blog, not sure which article to click on, though could just be me

    Simon, top of mobile page is ‘featured discussions’. This is where the comment enabled articles are. Scroll to the left until ot stops. That will be the latest thread.

  19. Andy The Magpie:
    Thanks guys, like anything these things take getting used to.

    I remember when I first took over, I completely changed the design and added in the ‘quote’ comment function much to the aggrieve of some people, but I bet now most people can’t even remember what the old site looks like (anyone feeling nostalgic can take a look here though – https://web.archive.org/web/20160201162528/http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/).

    Just took a look mate and must admit I do prefer the old style, but then that was ‘home’ to most of us for a long while 😄

  20. Luckily they didn’t show the England friendly in the USA. I had to be content with watching Neymar and Marcelo, Cavani and Suarez in a real match. It is quite interesting to go through the England players and to see that not a single one of them is the best player on their team. Hart doesn’t even play for his team.

    At least when there was Gerrard and Shearer you knew they were the best players on their team (Beardsley was older by then) if not in the league.

    England have been handed the easiest qualifying group in the history of qualifying groups. You might assume it is a fix but FIFA wouldn’t do that. I will be happy as long as the fat scouse lad doesn’t get the chance to pad his statistics against teams with populations of less than 3 million. Erm…, it didn’t work with populations of less than 300,000 (Iceland) but England should go through with a 100%, or close, record and flatter to deceive in the group stages of the World Cup before being dumped out by Moldovia.

  21. And then we have Argentina against Chile. You know, Messi and Higuan against Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez. That’s if the best player in the Italian League last year even gets to start. It is a far cry from Jesse Lingard and Ward-Prowse.

  22. Can anybody name the teams in England’s group and point at them on a map? Of the total of 5 other teams in the group can anybody name 5 players total, from all 5 teams, without looking it up or reading the pre-match reports for Saturday?

    I could point at Brasil, Chile and Argentina on a map and name probably 20 players from these teams. Uruguay I might have a problem locating exactly but I know the general area of where it is and they do have Suarez and Cavani.

  23. I forgot that Scotland is also in the England group so I will deduct one point from anybody who cannot point to a country that is only about 60 miles away. Apart from Matt Ritchie, who else plays for them? Archie Gemmel?

    OK, excluding Scots, name 3 players from the other teams that are in England’s group.

  24. And Matt Ritchie was born on the South Coast of England and is only Scottish because of his parentage. There is not a hint of Scottish in his accent.

  25. Talking about Scotland. Has there ever been a country that has fallen as far in terms of football players? They had Hansen, Souness, Gemmel, Robertson and Dalglish, McQueen, Bremner (was that earlier?) in the same team and they are just the ones I can remember.

  26. I have to brush up on my geography. Uruguay borders both Brasil and Argentina, which also borders Chile. Imagine the excitement of those qualifiers instead of a glorified pub team (Scotland) and 4 other places that you only know of because they were 3rd choice after Amsterdam and Dublin for your brother-in-law’s stag do.

  27. Eric Sykes:
    … about the revolving door

    I hardly come on here Eric. 99% of the time its like talking to yourself (you will understand this) 😛 😉

  28. Not really Gashley. I wanted to go on a rant about the England National Team and was happy to receive no feedback. And I know I am in a different time zone so if I rant at 8pm most people in the UK will be asleep.

    You should come on more Gashley. You managed to scare that nasty Troy character away so you are good for something 🙂

  29. I don’t want Stem to leave or anyone else for that matter and that would even include Troy. What makes this the best blog is the the people who comment. Ed’s blog is full of arrogant twats and people who cannot accept different opinions without descending to personal insults. It is also full of immature school kids or that is what they appear to be. Am I resorting to personal insults too?

  30. Gashley: Believe it or not, I am also sad that Troy doesn’t come on. I couldn’t understand his love affair with Pards and Ugly John but he was impossible to wind up and seemed to have a good time with the back and forth.

  31. My geography is not as bad as I thought. I have actually been to two of the Capital cities that England are playing – Edinburgh and Bratislava. I had forgotten that Bratislava was the Capital of Slovakia though, so I lose 10 Harry Potter points for that.

    For 20 points for Gryfyndor (or whatever it is) name the capitals of:

    Slovenia
    Malta
    Lithuania

    I will give you a clue, they are:

    Ljublhjana
    Valetta
    Vilnius

  32. If you have never heard of their capital cities is it worth playing them? It is like me not knowing New York is the Capital of the USA, or Melbourne Australia, or Rio Brasil. Or Toronto Canada.

    My sincere apologies to the people of Washingon, Canberra, Brasilia, and Ottowa.

  33. Eric, you do make me laugh. I cannot fault any of your England rants to be fair, you are spot on.

    Ice, From previous thread, about Bristol being top place in uk to live. Rubbish mate, me and many others would tell you that the gentrification of our City is also ruining it. Where I live Ashton/Bedminster the accent has always been strong but slowly but surely you don’t hear it much now. Actually you don’t hear Bristolian full stop, it’s all home counties and London accents. I am all for progress but with all that lot coming here they are forcing house prices up to stupid levels meaning local born and bred Bristol kids will never have the money to buy a home in the area their parents live in. They get £650 K for a poxy 1 bed flat in London so are free to buy a house in my street for say £350k and be able to walk into the centre for work in 20 mins. These houses are never worth that much and local kids are completely priced out, it really makes me mad. Of course the Times love Bristol cause now it’s mini London 🙄 And if it’s so great why do I have to travel to other cities to see a big rock band ? cause there is no arena/venue here big enough, bloody joke, oh but we are a green capital apparently and everybody cycles. That’s cause the roads are gridlocked cause of the new metro bus system roadworks, and what an expensive joke that is.
    Rant over , sorry to hijack the thread.

    Good thread, and yes Olly the price and allocation is a joke, but we live in a world where the little guy/fans will always be the last to be considered and generally pissed on from high sadly. 👿

  34. The problem for me is that when I make a comment on the thread I think is right, I suddenly find there are another 2 or 3 and then it’s not possible to any kind of discussion as you have to keep saying ‘continued from the last thread’ or words to that effect. I’m not on uk time zone which is true for several on here, so I miss a lot more threads when go up uzi blogger style.

    I’m not going to leave the blog as I still see it as my connection to home and keeps me in touch with other who, like me, are passionate about the Toon.

    I do find the new format very frustrating tho.

  35. So, my team for Saturday is:

    Nigel Havers in goal

    Wing backs will be Lord Coe and Tim Brooke Taylor

    A strong defensive partnership of the Oxbridge pair – Steven Fry and John Terry.

    Midfield has Alex Oxslade-Oxslaid-Chamberlain and James Summarise-Ward-Prowse.

    Wingers are, according to Harry Redknapp, -“that little black fella”. And, that other little black fella.

    And strikers. The 2 from Spurs who have 2 names that are always said together – Deli-Alli and Harry-Kane.

    I think Tim Brooke Taylor might be a bit of a liability there Gary since he is dead. Oh, he is not….

  36. Eric Sykes:
    So, my team for Saturday is:

    Nigel Havers in goal

    Wing backs will be Lord Coe and Tim Brooke Taylor

    A strong defensive partnership of the Oxbridge pair – Steven Fry and John Terry.

    Midfield has Alex Oxslade-Oxslaid-Chamberlain and James Summarise-Ward-Prowse.

    Wingers are, according to Harry Redknapp, -“that little black fella”. And, that other little black fella.

    And strikers. The 2 from Spurs who have 2 names that are always said together – Deli-Alli and Harry-Kane.

    I think Tim Brooke Taylor might be a bit of a liability there Gary since he is dead. Oh, he is not….

    😆

  37. BTW: why are Deli-Alli, Harry-Kane and John-Terry’s names always said as one word by commentators. When Shearer scored it was always “SHEARERRRR”. Not “Alan Shearerrrr”.

  38. Groucho:
    I don’t want Stem to leave or anyone else for that matter and that would even include Troy. What makes this the best blog is the the people who comment. Ed’s blog is full of arrogant twats and people who cannot accept different opinions without descendingto personal insults. It is also full of immature school kids or that is what they appear to be. Am I resorting to personal insults too?

    how bloody right you are,the site is a joke,childens playground,half of them havent got a clue on footy

  39. Kimtoon:
    Eric, you do make me laugh. I cannot faultany of your England rants to be fair, you are spot on.

    Ice, From previous thread, about Bristol being top place in uk to live. Rubbish mate, me and many others would tell you that the gentrification of our City is also ruining it. Where I live Ashton/Bedminster the accent has always been strong but slowly but surely you don’t hear it much now. Actually you don’t hear Bristolianfull stop, it’s all home counties and London accents. I am all for progress but with all that lot coming here they are forcing house prices up to stupid levels meaning local born and bred Bristol kids will never have the money to buy a home in the area their parents live in.They get £650 K for a poxy 1 bed flat in London so are free to buy a house in my street for say £350k and be able to walk into the centre for work in 20 mins. These houses are never worth that much and local kids are completely priced out, it really makes me mad. Of course the Times love Bristol cause now it’s mini London And if it’s so great why do I have to travel to other cities to see a big rock band ? cause there is no arena/venue here big enough, bloody joke, oh but we are a green capital apparently and everybody cycles. That’s cause the roads are gridlocked cause of the new metro bus system roadworks, and what an expensive joke that is.
    Rant over , sorry to hijack the thread.

    Good thread, and yes Olly the price and allocation is a joke, but we live in a world where the little guy/fans will always be the last to be considered and generally pissed on from high sadly.

    guess the article was a bummer thhen 😆

  40. It’s interesting that the debate develops when an article has time to mature rather than replaced after a few hours. That’s what I meant Andy in my complaint earlier in the week. It also puts pressure on Olley and other authors to write too quickly (this article is far from Olley’s best with it’s repetition of the Bayern season ticket thingy – buy an editor’s hat before you publish). It also allows space for a 25 part rant from Eric!

    Anyway enough of that. No more whingeing. I mean to continue here because it’s been a source of pleasure for years now. Apologies to anyone I’ve offended! 😆 😆

  41. Hey guys,

    I’m glad we’ve all kissed and made up.

    And I take your points re not getting a chance having a longer window in order to chat all things NUFC. I was looking back through the site in years gone by and noticed 3/4 years ago there were 2/3 threads going up every day and it didn’t seem to make much odds with people. I’m guessing because in Toonsy’s final year there weren’t many articles going up, that people became accustomed to the longer break inbetween and thus filled the space by talking more in the comments section, hence why most posts have about 500+ comments in some cases.

    I think I originally suggested a forum at the start where people could open up proper match day threads and have places to chew the cud whilst it was a slow news day etc. This wasn’t met with much support so I scrapped the idea, I guess now we’re in a conflict whereby we have people like Ollie who write good stuff and want to get their views out there and people who want somewhere to chat with fellow NUFC fans.

    As reiterated, these things take getting used to. Sham and I had the odd barney when I first tried to change things but it’s very pleasing to see that he, along with the likes of Eric and Kim etc are happy with where the blog is going this year.

  42. There’s nowt wrong with Olley’s articles Andy (apart from proofreading). It’s the two a day thing that gets confusing especially when you introduced the idea as such a good thing.

    This break has me re-evaluating the team and season in a strangely pessimistic way. No doubt we’ll crawl over the line but that’s a long way from the way Keegan and Hughton’s team galloped over and generally the football’s been very poor. For me, apart from little patches, we haven’t played well since the end of that 9 match winning run.
    The summer will be huge if we get into the PL as it looks to me we only have about 8 players good enough for a squad and even less for a decent team. Am I the only one. What do you think Andy?

  43. georgio:
    There’s nowt wrong with Olley’s articles Andy (apart from proofreading). It’s the two a day thing that gets confusing especially when you introduced the idea as such a good thing.

    This break has me re-evaluating the team and season in a strangely pessimistic way. No doubt we’ll crawl over the line but that’s a long way from the way Keegan and Hughton’s team galloped over and generally the football’s been very poor. For me, apart from little patches, we haven’t played well since the end of that 9 match winning run.
    The summer will be huge if we get into the PL as it looks to me we only have about 8 players good enough for a squad and even less for a decent team. Am I the only one. What do you think Andy?

    Georgio, massive upgrades needed in truth, as we are we won’t last long if we return. Ash has to splash that cash. 😉

  44. I agree with Georgio that the team will need another overhaul. I haven’t watched many games because they are not broadcast here very often. However that Cockney and Oorishman on Radio Newcastle have sounded right depressed recently so I assuming the football hasn’t been up to scratch.

  45. Back to my terribly English team. The subs bench will of course be laden with the ample rears of Camilla Parker Bowles, Peter Bowles (they somehow left out the Parker), Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds (they included the Parker there as the driver), and of course everybody’s favourite who turned up on the wrong field Rachel-Hayhoe-Hayhoe-Flint.

  46. I was going to call her Rachel Hayhoe-Silver-Lining-Flint but if you have never been to a wedding in the ’80s and ’90s you might not get what I was talking about.

  47. And when talking about posh bints how could I have forgotten my old comedy pal, Hatty Jakes wearing her signature tent-dress.

  48. I was stuck in the Lake District one time when there was this almighty downpour. Luckily Hatty had packed a spare dress and the 11 of us were able to take shelter from the storm.

  49. I never quite got why they called her Hatty as she never wore a hat. Arsey might have been more appropriate.

  50. See what the International Break does to people!!!! It gets me doing stream-of-consciousness-hyphen-double-barreled- surname-rants.

  51. And Georgia: did you spell “Olley’s” name wrong on prupose as you then said he should proff-read his articles?

  52. Does anyone know anything about All Foootball ? It’s app that appears on my Facebook page,it’s a free app it says you can watch any game at anytime,seems a bit unlikely

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