News emerged on Wednesday that revealed how much money Newcastle fans could spend following the team this season.

Short term loan provider Wonga has undertaken research to find out who will spend the most watching their team this season.

during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

According to the findings (via the Shields Gazette), Newcastle fans are top of the pile and, staggeringly, could shell out up £2,406.80.

That figure incudes the price of the cheapest season ticket, adult home shirt and tickets for away matches.

Most expensively though, Newcastle supporters could spend as much as £1,401.81 on fuel costs.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Newcastle fans display a banner during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St. James Park on May 13, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Newcastle’s geographical position means that fans face gruelling trips to the likes of Bournemouth, Cardiff, Southampton and Brighton – which are the four longest journeys in the Premier League according to Wonga.

The Toon Army will travel a total of 9115 miles over the next nine months.

Shame on you, Mike Ashley

These findings certainly do not reflect well on club owner Mike Ashley.

The 53-year-old is already a hugely unpopular figure at the club, but now he will face even more questions.

Does the club not deserve better treatment if the fans are having to pay so much to lend their support?

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Owner of Sports Direct and Newcastle United, Mike Ashley, arrives at the High Court on July 10, 2017 in London, England. Mr Ashley is defending himself against a lawsuit filed by former business associate Jeff Blue. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Do all those hardworking supporters not warrant an owner who cares about their beloved football club?

The support for Newcastle United has always been absolutely unwavering.

Fans are prepared to spend £2406.80 to follow their team this year.

CARDIFF, WALES – AUGUST 18: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Newcastle United at Cardiff City Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It simply isn’t right that a lot of these fans will have to make long and expensive journeys home after the team have been beaten due to a lack of quality players at Rafa’s disposal.

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