Where Newcastle United sit in attendance table compared with Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and rivals - gallery
Newcastle United supporters have already enjoyed a memorable season as the Magpies challenge on a number of fronts.
Despite an ongoing injury crisis, Eddie Howe's side remain in the hunt to secure a second consecutive season in the Champions League after a positive run of form kept them in touch with the top four in the Premier League table.
The Carabao Cup draw was cruel but the Magpies have made light of their luck by claiming memorable wins against Manchester City and Manchester United to set up a quarter-final trip to Chelsea next month.
And, of course, there is the Champions League, where Howe's men created lifelong memories with a 4-1 destruction of Paris Saint-Germain on a night for the ages at St James Park.
The Magpies supporters have followed their side around the country and around Europe in another staggering show of support - but how does St James Park's average attendance compare to other clubs around the Premier League?
So much for Pep Guardiola’s insistence at the start of the season that Manchester City are heading to their fourth successive title. After a comprehensive defeat by a magnificent Aston Villa, his side have slumped to fourth place in the table, six points behind the leaders Arsenal. Here’s how much they are drifting off the pace: Manchester United – a side who have spent much of the season serving up fodder for comedy writers – are now only three points behind them.
Luis Suarez scored twice in his farewell match for Gremio as the Brazilian side defeated Fluminense 3-2 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.Leading Gremio as captain, Suarez played in 54 of the club's 64 matches in 2023, scoring a total of 29 goals.
France's World Cup winner Paul Pogba is facing the possibility of a lengthy ban after Italy's national anti-doping tribunal called for a four-year suspension for the Juventus midfielder, a club source told AFP on Thursday."I can confirm that we received this morning this notification from the anti-doping agency with four years (suspension) requested," the Juve source told AFP.
The 2018 World Cup winner's sample was reportedly taken at his club's opening match of the Serie A season, a win at Udin