The brutal Premier League reality facing Newcastle United next season as 9,425 number revealed

Newcastle United supporters pictured in Australia last weekNewcastle United supporters pictured in Australia last week
Newcastle United supporters pictured in Australia last week | Getty Images
Newcastle United, unsurprisingly, will travel further than any other Premier League club next season

Diehard Newcastle United supporters will travel a total of 9,425 miles throughout the 2024-25 campaign.

Toon fans were forced to put their passports back in the drawer after Manchester United stunned Manchester City to lift the FA Cup - ending the Magpies’ chances of European football. However, they will still be on their travels in 2024-25 given the make-up of the Premier League next season.

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Many would have hoped for Leeds United to win the Championship play-off final. The Whites - at 105 miles away - were on course to be Newcastle’s nearest opponents. Instead, the Magpies will make the brutal 645-mile-round trip to Southampton.

Ipswich Town (570 miles), Brighton (689 miles), Bournemouth (698 miles) and seven London trips also add further distance to cover. As expected, Newcastle, as the beacon of the North East, must travel further than any other Premier League club.

This could see broadcasters - who have been under fire in recent years for scheduling - take a lenient view on Newcastle’s away fixtures. The Football Supporters Association, Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) and Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC) have hit out at the authorities for a lack of consideration towards travelling fans.

While the downsides for extra travelling are obvious, some may view the longer journeys as a bonus - and part of the novelty that being a Newcastle supporter brings. The average mile-round trip for the Magpies next season will be 496 miles, the same distance, as the crow flies, from Newcastle to Mons in Belgium. 

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