Journalist makes incredible claim about NUFC during unbelievable rant – Listen to it here

When discussing whether Newcastle United are a ‘big club’ during an appearance on talkSPORT, Ian Abrahams has claimed that we only get 52,000 people into St James’ Park as there’s nothing else to do in Newcastle!

The ‘big club’ debate has always frustrated me (what is the criteria for it and who actually cares?!), but this is perhaps one the most ridiculous things I’ve heard from a so called expert.

Here’s what he said when asked whether Newcastle are a big club, followed by a 2-minute clip of his conversation with Danny Murphy and Jim White:

“Just because you get 52,000 people through the gate when there’s practically nothing else to do on a Saturday afternoon… that doesn’t make you a big club.”

Having an opinion on the football club and the current state is fair enough, but having an uninformed pop at the city is a new low.

Maybe Ian has forgotten about our Quayside, the restaurants, bars, the nightlife, the miles of stunning coastline, the castles, our universities and museums.

It’s unbelievably ignorant, unnecessarily provocative and embarrassing on Ian Abraham’s part.

To say Newcastle fans and fellow journalists disagree with him is an understatement:

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About Olly Hawkins

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

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