For the first time in the club’s history, Newcastle United are going to play at St James’ Park. Something that would have been unimaginable under the previous regime.
On Sunday, May 1st, Brooke Cochrane will lead her side out onto the hallowed turf. It is to be a special afternoon against Alnwick Town.
Under the ownership of PIF and Amanda Staveley, the side have been given increased attention from the owners and club media. Resulting in goal machine Katie Barker set to take pride of place in the Men’s matchday program.
A new dawn for Newcastle
The lasses have never played at St James’ Park before. But, with the men’s team playing the day before, it’s set to be a bumper crowd, with Becky Langley aiming to break an ambitious record.
Langley can see her side go three points behind Liverpool Feds with a win. Meaning that they can take the title race down to the final game of the season, has been speaking to the media ahead of the match.
Jordan Cronin has relayed the manager’s comments about what will surely be a bumper crowd, with Langley claiming:
‘If we can get to 30,000, that would surpass the Women’s Super League (attendance) record.
‘That would be amazing, it would be dreamland. But we’ll be really pleased with double figures if possible. We’re really excited.’
History to be made for Langley’s side
Out of the main four teams in the North East: Durham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United, the Magpies are the lowest-ranked. This will be a great acid test to see what the audience could be like going forward for a successful team.
This new ownership of Newcastle United has certainly played into the hands of Langley’s team. They have already spent time with Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi, with the latter attending their bumper crowd game at Kingston Park.
Langley’s side have even been training at the Benton training base ahead of what will be a record-breaking. It could potentially be a watershed moment that will signal the intent of Newcastle United going forward.