Ahead of Newcastle United’s Monday night clash, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Jamie Reuben visited the local food bank outside of St James’ Park.
Newcastle created a raucous atmosphere that was highlighted by former player Robbie Elliott, which made it a special night at St James’ Park, and that transpired onto the pitch as the Magpies picked up a huge and well-deserved three points, finishing the match with an xG value of 2.1 as well as seeing more of the ball.
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While everything that went on inside St James’ Park was amazing and great for the club, the work that was going on outside of it by the local food bank was even more important as they look to help thousands of families through a tough period of time, with Reuben already donating to the cause every home match.
However, this was the last game of the season and that saw minority stakeholders Ghodoussi and Reuben take a trip to meet the volunteers before the match and congratulate them on all the work they’ve done this campaign.
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When PIF bought Newcastle United, Jamie Reuben confirmed that he would match all donations made on a matchday at the food bank, showing how connected these new owners wanted to be not just with the club, but the entire city.
It’s the small things like this by the likes of Ghodoussi, Reuben and Amanda Staveley that have certainly won over the fans and even saw the owners get their faces on a banner in the Gallowgate End, as caring for the city and its most vulnerable people that rely on food banks is a huge plus in many people’s eyes, and taking time out for their day before a big game shows the type of people working inside of St James’ Park.