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21 Jul 2011 12:36:47

Newcastle Ticket Decision Hits Travelling Fans

Newcastle United have banned non-season ticket holders from away games as Derek Llambias hits back at fans following his 'words' with Toon supporters at Darlington. Following ugly scenes at a pre-season friendly with Darlington, the club said non-season ticket holders and non-members would not be able to buy tickets for away games. The policy has been implemented with immediate effect. Llambias and Mike Ashley are unpopular figures with Toon supporters these days, and a section gave Llambias a tough time in a pub in the Darlington stadium complex. The Magpies also said the club will work with police to identify those responsible for the trouble and vowed to take further action against any fan involved. The Quakers are also helping police with the investigation and will follow Newcastle’s lead in taking action against any guilty fans. However, Newcastle’s new ticketing policy was criticised by fans for pricing them out of football and punishing innocent supporters. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and managing director Derek Llambias promised the club would take “the strongest possible action”. A club spokesman said: “In order to combat any possible trouble at future away fixtures, a new policy will be implemented by the club which will see ticket sales restricted to season ticket holders and members only. As such, the buyer will be held accountable for any trouble associated with the purchase or use of a ticket. “Newcastle United sincerely hopes that this incident is a one-off never to be repeated again and that as the 2011-12 season unfolds, the good name, fervour and loyalty of its fans will once again be to the fore, up and down the country.” Previously, tickets went on sale to season ticket holders and members, before any unsold tickets went to other supporters. Offer To NU-Mad Fans Continues Due to the amazing response from NU-Mad readers ... we have decided to continue our offer for you to buy "Magpies In Europe" for the amazing price of £5.99. *Normal price is £9.99 Although "Magpies In Europe" will not be launched OFFICIALLY until September  ... if you want a copy it is available NOW from this website ... and ONLY from this website! FOREWORD BY FAIRS CUP HERO JOHN McNAMEE MAGPIES IN EUROPE   Please include your address in a letter and send a cheque (or postal order) for £5.99 payable to Mr K Fletcher, to: 'MAGPIES IN EUROPE', K Fletcher, 5 Dunelm, Sacriston, Co Durham DH7 6NU. Or contact: Kevnumad@fsmail.net  


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