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'Shouldn’t have to stand for this': Some Newcastle fans discuss rumour about St James' Park

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Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react after the Chronicle revealed that the club have opted against taking part in safe standing trials.

What’s the story?

Well, this is pretty disappointing news.

It may not mean much to some, but others love standing at football games and feel it adds a huge amount to the atmosphere.

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Just look at the Crystal Palace fans in the Homesdale Road End at Selhurst Park, who stand for pretty much the entire game and make great noise.

The Chronicle believe Newcastle do not want to take part in these trials, as it will disrupt season ticket holders during the current campaign.

The likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham have already signed up to take part, but Newcastle won’t be – for now at least.

The Chronicle add that Newcastle are doing their own research, and plan to monitor the outcome of the trials before making a decision.

Safe standing at Newcastle would be great

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Newcastle have one of the biggest stadiums in the Premier League, and also one of the most passionate fanbases around – if not the most.

With that in mind, it would be great to have a large portion of supporters involved in safe standing, which tends to improve the atmosphere.

However, you can understand why Mike Ashley doesn’t want it to come in.

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As one fan below stated, the congregating of a vocal bunch of fans would surely see anti-Ashley chanting take place at a greater volume.

Additionally, it’ll cost money to install, and we know Ashley doesn’t often invest much cash in the Magpies.

For now, let’s see what the Newcastle fans on Twitter have been saying about the safe standing trials…

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