Newcastle United fans are not happy with the club's decision to raise the price of season tickets for next season.
Newcastle United fans are furious with the club's decision to raise season ticket prices for next season, following an increase in TV revenue and fresh uncertainty surrounding the manager's position.
The club took to their official website to inform supporters how existing season ticket holders can renew ahead of the 2018/19 season, but some were shocked to see a huge hike when it came to paying.
The club finished a very respectable 10th in the Premier League last season after their promotion from the Championship a year ago, but it hasn't all been plain sailing, with a takeover bid from Amanda Staveley failing to materialise halfway through, and Rafa Benitez becoming frustrated with Mike Ashley's lack of financial support.
Despite the rocky road, Magpies supporters stuck by their team and played a huge part in the team's safe navigation away from danger towards the end, and those supporters are now feeling hard done by as they face paying even more to continue their support next season.
It's a frustrating situation for them, especially since they had anticipated Ashley to have sold the club by last Christmas.
Here are some of the replies to the announcement from Twitter:
Nice of you to inform everybody that the prices were going up— Scotty T ⚫⚪NUFC⚫⚪ (@ScottyT9804) 13 June 2018
How are you justifying these hikes with a huge increase in TV revenue and an unstable situation with manager and players?— Mark Wallace (@walla81) 13 June 2018
Milking the fans it's pure greed nothing else— Stephen (@BLOOD202) 13 June 2018
£108 price hike on my seat lad I'm in shock— Rich Miller ⚫️Nufc⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) 13 June 2018
I'm not to sure now lad it's a really expensive day out now, with two seats to pay for and fuel and lunch cost etc, this price hike is making me think twice now, if we showed ambition like other clubs I'd have no problem here but I can't justify the price u pay now— Rich Miller ⚫️Nufc⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) 13 June 2018
Nope, not until we get Rafa signed up and some bodies through the door... not this year. Sorry.— SarAlu (@Us6here) 13 June 2018
£128 increase for me! Ffs!!— Susie Helsby (@Susie49) 13 June 2018
Amazing this. 20% increase on my season ticket without so much as an explanation, justification or even notification from the club. Wonder where all that TV money is going?? Disgusting. I won’t be renewing.— David Redshaw (@IAmRedshaw) 13 June 2018