An interesting point has been raised on social media over the last few days after Saturday saw the return of Premier League football at St James’ Park – Do too many supporters leave too early for their half time pints and pies?
Here’s what Newcastle fan and season ticket holder ‘Burnsie’ (@BenArfaChance) had to say on Twitter about it all after seeing several Newcastle fans leave their seats on the 36th minute during Saturday’s game with Spurs:
“Unpopular opinion possibly but I can’t stand the supporters who leave 10 mins before half time to go for a pie/booze.
“People were flooding down the steps on 36 minutes. We played until 48 minutes.
“They missed 12 minutes of a game for beer. It just baffles me..”
Unpopular opinion possibly but I can't stand the supporters who leave 10 mins before half time to go for a pie/booze.
People were flooding down the steps on 36 minutes.
We played until 48 minutes.
They missed 12 minutes of a game for beer.
It just baffles me 🤔👎#NUFC
— Burnsie ⚽🏴 NUFC 🏳️⚽ (@BenArfaChance) August 12, 2018
Personally, I have never quite understood it (not when you’re missing almost a quarter of the first half anyway!), but several Newcastle fans have responded to the above tweet – with quite a few attempting to explain why they disappear so soon.
Here’s some responses from NUFC fans on Twitter:
“Me & the lads have half time pints. Have to go early or wouldn’t get served & drank in 15mins. One of us makes the “sacrifice” to get the round in & watch on the TV. Couldn’t care less if I only see it on a tiny screen, as long as we score that’s all that counts to me.”
“All to beat queues and have that extra beer/pie – done my head in each and every game I attended when I had a season ticket for 10 years.”
“A lot of games I leave around 87 min mark to get the 5 o’clock back to London but never understood the food argument guys sat behind me didn’t see Diame hit post of the Kenedy one on one before they got back for second half! And went around 6 or 7 mins before half time!”
“I always go down early and come back late, sometimes I leave early too. Doesn’t bother me what anyone else does, each to their own.”
“Always got there early and stayed till the end. We always get there to watch them train and wait till the last player goes in.”
“I had one bloke for last few years turns up 10mins late, leaves 35mins to get a pint, comes back 55mins and then leaves on 80th min and wonders why he used to miss goals!”
“The bloke in front of me used to do it all the time. Then Norwich at home happened!”
“To be fair, if they left at halftime whistle for their pies and pint, wouldn’t some of them miss the kick off for the second half?”
Where do you stand on all of this folks?