Newcastle United caused quite a stir on December 9th.

With attendances down at St James’ Park, the club announced they would be giving away free season tickets.

The freebies were snapped up immediately, and home games were packed out once again.

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52,000 people have been inside St James’ Park, but has it been worth it?

Well, you could say the tickets have been worth every penny.

The first game on offer was against Everton on December 28th, and it was the first sellout under Steve Bruce.

It ended 2-1 to the visitors, but at least Newcastle were able to score.

 

Since the free season ticket holders emerged at St James’ Park, the Magpies have only scored two home goals in the league.

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They’ve only won once – the last-gasp 1-0 triumph over Chelsea.

We’ve also had two 0-0 draws and a 3-0 humping off Leicester where we played with 10-men due to an injury crisis.

And now the Premier League has been put on hold due to the ongoing global health pandemic.

Yes, the free season tickets have been worth it. As they say, you get what you pay for.

The sad reality is a lot of fans actually have been paying a lot of money for the same thing…

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