Saints Star: "Newcastle Kid Themselves"!

Last updated : 07 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

It was said ex-Newcastle defender Sylvain Distin will only consider staying at Manchester City if the club are able to match his ambitions, and the Magpies were thought to be interested. The ex-Southampton superstar was quick on the draw saying: "Who says Newcastle are a big club? Newcastle say they are a big club, but what have they won? They don't win trophies, and winning trophies makes you a big club.

"How are Newcastle a bigger club than Manchester City?"

But with Birmingham being England's second city, and the catchment area second only to London, how come they only had 16,444 for the FA Cup tie with Newcastle on Saturday?

The Magpies were offered (and took) 4,000 tickets, making the Brum support only 12,000 ... for a stadium that holds over 30,000.

They are top of the Championship; the match was not shown on TV; and ticket prices were a reasonable £20. So where the hell were the fans?