26.05.2017… 16/17 Summary…

48 games attended this season, two down on last year. Games attended in (deep breath)… the Premier League, Championship, League Two, National League, National League North, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League…

7,280 miles covered, almost an identical total to last season. This was largely down to the additional number of trips made to St. James’ Park…

Newcastle United…   nufc

20 Games (16 Home, 4 Away)

Won – 11, Drawn – 4, Lost – 5 / For – 37,  Against – 18

Final Position: 1st (24) – Promoted 

Miles Travelled – 5,730

An instant return to the Premier League, as EFL Champions…

As predicted, unlike the last couploe of seasons, it’s been a struggle to get tickets for away games (ood that). As a result, as much as I enjoyed promotion, I felt a little bit detached. Lots of home games though, there’s more than one way to put in those ‘hard miles’…

Sitting in the home end at Ipswich is not an experience that I would wish to repeat, and (depending on how we start), tickets could be at even more of a premium next season. Starting to think about a season ticket, much against my better judgment…

Highlights: Preston NE (h) EFLC4, Barnsley (h)

Lowlights: Ipswich Town (a)

Birmingham City…

14 Games (13 Home, 1 Away)

Won – 3, Drawn – 3, Lost – 8 / For – 9,  Against – 21

Final Position: 19th (24)

Relegation avoided on the final day of the season…

A little disillusioned with Nuneaton Town, ticket prices coupled with lack of ambition. As a result I started to go to St. Andrews’ instead. They remind me of us a little, and they’re not fans of Villa either…

Highlights: Huddersfield Town (h)

Lowlights: Queens Park Rangers (h), Wigan Athletic (h)

Gateshead (4) / Nuneaton Town (6) / Carlisle United (1)gateshead

11 Games (11 Home, 0 Away)…

Won – 4, Drawn – 4, Lost – 3 

Final Position: 8th (24)/ 12th (22) / 6th (24)

The now annual mid-table finish for Gateshead. Nuneaton flirted with relegation before a late season rally. Carlisle started well but faded, losing in the Play-Off Semi-Finals to Exeter City…

Numbers down across the piece, predominantly due to personal circumstances but partly as a result of Birmingham City…

Others…

6 Games / 4 Grounds

Not many this year… Molineux, The King Power, The City Ground and the Stadium of Light…

A pre-season trip to Wolves to acquire a purchase history; a trip to Forest (v Brighton), I still love the view of the River Trent and Trent Bridge from the Brian Clough Stand. A first visit to the Stadium of Light (nowhere near as bad as i’d imagined), and three trips to the King Power, including the Champions League round of 16 victory over Sevilla.

Highlights: Leicester City v Sevilla FC

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