In English football, St. James’ Park is renowned for being a difficult ground to play at for opposition teams.
Even in bad periods, like during this season, it remains a stadium where Newcastle are able to pull of wins no one would have seen coming.
Rafael Benitez’s side, of course, recently beat Premier League champions Manchester City 2-1, while at the end of the last campaign they were on the right end of a 3-0 scoreline against Chelsea on a day where the atmosphere was fantastic.
Since then, a poll carried out by bet365 has seen St. James’ Park voted as the Premier League ground with the best atmosphere overall with the home of Newcastle coming out on top against the likes of Anfield and Selhurst Park.
Meanwhile, the London trio of Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham all saw their home atmospheres ranked in the bottom three.
You can have a look at what Newcastle supporters have had to say on the poll result below…
Not now. Maybe 15 years ago.
— Alan Lennox (@AlanLennox_) February 20, 2019
Generally no. The lower levels apart from Gallowgate corner are rarely lively, The upper level mainly quiet until the corner and away fans ( depending on who the away team is)
— SJP (@toontate) February 20, 2019
No chance, I'm a season ticket holder and our home atmosphere is terrible never heard a ground so quiet
— Paul Proud (@plproud) February 20, 2019
No, atmosphere has been dead since they moved the away fans and replaced the singing section with a family section
— Kieran Carter (@kierancarters) February 20, 2019
Aye 20 year ago
— Kevin Dixon (@dicka1286) February 20, 2019
More atmosphere at my mothers funeral
— shaun smith (@tempersmith) February 20, 2019
— Ricky Hoult (@BigRick1992) February 20, 2019