By Russell Edge

13th Apr, 2018 | 10:35am

'Least Mike Ashley thing', 'Best club in the land' - Newcastle fans rave over official statement

Newcastle United fans have been left raving over the club’s official statement revealing their intent to help fans who have suffered as a result of the fixture change for the clash against Everton in April.

The Magpies’ visit to Goodison Park was originally scheduled for a regular 3pm kick off on Saturday 21st April but was a late change when the broadcast schedule was announced, with the match switched to an 8pm start on Monday 23rd April instead, in order to have the game shown live on Sky Sports.

Fans were left livid over the decision, which saw many out of pocket as a result of pre-booked accommodation and transport down to Merseyside, and has resulted in the club taking action.

As detailed on Newcastle’s official website and Twitter account, the Magpies are taking information from supporters, including the cost of bookings, to build a case to hand to the Premier League and other stakeholders to detail the impact such a late fixture change has had on the club’s faithful.

In addition, they also revealed failed plans to charter a late train service to help the travelling fans return from Liverpool, while also handing fans a £5 vouched for refreshments when they get to Goodison Park.

The move has gone down well with fans, as they turned to Twitter to applaud the club’s efforts.

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