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Llambias: We still call it St James' Park

March 9, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias has admitted he and owner Mike Ashley still call the club's ground St James' Park, rather than the Sports Direct Arena.

The pair sparked fury on Tyneside when they decided to re-name the 52,000 capacity stadium - clothing retailers Sports Direct are owned by Ashley - in a bid to attract a commercial sponsor.

Supporters were outraged at the abandonment of the name that has accompanied the stadium since it was first opened ...

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