Some eye opening figures have emerged regarding the possible attendance for Saturday’s crunch relegation match against Brighton at St James’ Park.
It is understood there’s approximately 10,000 tickets unsold as things stand, and that’s without mentioning corporate sections.
In addition, there’s only around 1000 Brighton fans expected in the away end – and don’t forget these numbers don’t factor in the season ticket holders who may be boycotting.
As a result, an attendance of around 40,000 is expected. The club will no doubt report a higher total (they factor in season ticket holders who don’t attend), but, unless things change between now and Saturday, it looks set to be our lowest attendance since 2012.
The bickering between fans has subsided significantly, and apathy appears to be the main emotion of a fan base who are indeed appearing to finally be voting with their feet against Mike Ashley and his putrid stewardship of our great club.
It was a frankly toxic atmosphere between fans on social media in the aftermath of Rafa leaving and Bruce being appointed, I quoted in a previous article it was becoming like Brexit with leavers and remainers.
Finally it seems that fans know who the real enemy is.
There was 47,635 vs Arsenal on the opening day, 44,157 vs Watford, which lowest attendance for a home game in the PL since 2012, and now this..
It isn’t blowing over.