Mike Ashley’s 14-year ownership had taken its toll on the home crowd, particuarly in the latter years, as Magpies fans grew stick and tired of the Sports Direct tycoon’s regime.
But following the takeover of PCP Partners, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and RB Sports & Media in October, hope and passion has been restored.
Wor Flags have returned, with their stunning displays a big inspiration behind Newcastle’s solid form on Tyneside during the 2021/22 season.
Indeed, it is no coincidence that Eddie Howe has lost just two games at St James’ Park - both of whom were against Manchester City and Liverpool.
St James’ Park is alive again, and you can bet the demand for tickets next season will be higher than ever.
Here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at Newcastle United’s average attendance last season - and how that compared to their Premier League rivals: