With the end of the season drawing ever closer, Newcastle United certainly looks destined to be plying their trade in the Premier League next season. Rafa Benitez’s men currently sit comfortably at second with an eight point advantage over their nearest rivals Reading who occupy a distant third in the league standings.
Pivotal to their exceptional form over the season has been the performances of key players such as Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Jonjo Shelvey to name a few. Benitez’s man management and tactical acumen has also been an important factor in the team’s ascent to the top.
The Geordie fans on their part have also been impeccable with their unflinching support for the team throughout the season, a fact highlighted by Benitez on several occasions this season.
A most recent stat from the club’s official site just goes on to speak volumes of the fans’ commitment towards the club.
Interesting fact via NUFC dot com: Wednesday night will see season's attendance at SJP pass one million for first time since 1951/52. #nufc
— Paul Brown (@paulbrownUK) April 4, 2017
For the first time since the 1951/52 season, the season’s attendance at St.James Park will pass the one million mark. Quite an achievement for a club plying in the Championship.