Poll Results – Fans More Upbeat On Newcastle’s Future

We’d like to get a lot more fans voting so we can get a better cross-section of the fan base – but the initial results of our poll are showing that about two fans in three are more upbeat on Newcastle’s future.

That’s following Mike Ashley’s surprise interview on Sky Sports and hour before the game on Sunday – when he said he wanted to win something with Newcastle .

mike ashley at today's game

Mike Ashley last Sunday

Here’s the poll results so far and an opportunity to vote, if you haven’t already done so – one vote per reader.

Are You More Positive On Newcastle's Future Following Ashley's Interview?

  • Yes (55%, 3,094 Votes)
  • No (45%, 2,517 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,611

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35 comments so far

  • Mr Magpie

    May 28, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Ibiza…Well Ashley has if nothing else appeared to back himself into a corner & he will either come out now to prove all the doubters wrong after his apparent epithany or has made himself look like the charlatan many believe he already is in front of the worlds media via sky sports.

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #2

    True Mr Magpie just hope Ashley sticks to his word

  • Moonraker15

    May 28, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Wtf is this nonsense about NUFC using the close season to “get the right man”.

    After escaping relegation through the luck of the fixture list I can’t believe that idiot Charnley hasn’t got someone lined up for one of the best jobs in football.

    If he’s sitting on his hands on this one there’s gonna be serious shit flying around.

    And why hasn’t he made a freakin statement ?

    This is utter contempt! Why hasn’t Ashley sacked the incompetent fool?

    Omg I was so optimistic when Ashley spoke; all the positivity is draining away again!

  • tequilamag

    May 28, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Moonraker you are flinging your poo at the wrong target.
    Why has he not sacked Charnley? Because Charnley is doing sterling work deflecting criticism from Mash the man who made you so positive

  • John Tudor

    May 28, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #5

    That will change in a few months

  • John Tudor

    May 28, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Jam tomorrow

  • lesh

    May 28, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #7


    From previous thread

    I have no doubt that season tickets are not being renewed at the rate they have been in previous years.

    It looks as though fans are playing hard ball having been disappointed with the rubbish they’ve been sold in the past. Good for them.

    For all Ashley’s PR punt, it’s as though that the sales pitch won’t wash and there needs to be a real sign that he actually wants to move the club forward.

    For all Ashley’s said the buck for last season in particular stops with him but if he does want to move the club on and up, then he can’t afford to leave things with Charnley and his so-called football board.

    Has Charnley learned anything from the 2014-2015 debacle? I doubt it as he clearly hasn’t got the knowledge, creativity, courage or will to put up string cases for investment, cases strong enough to convince Ashley that he can’t deliver the value for money, return on investment that Ashley’s looking for.

    He’s happy, comfortable taking what he thinks is the safe options but we saw the results of that approach this season gone.

    If Charnley’s can’t deliver, then he must go – or get a strong DoF in to make the case for a top-drawer coach and investing in the quality players who’ll make Newcastle United a force to be reckoned with.

    I digress though and trust that those ST holders who haven’t renewed will dig in and only renew when a new and credible HC is actually appointed and good players are actually signed.

    Keep your powder dry and resist the spin.

    And, if those who have renewed are have had their STs automatically renewed are not happy with the pace or quality of the HC appointment and player signings, get together and demand your money back.

    The media would love it.


  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Lesh I couldn’t agree more with you

  • lesh

    May 28, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #9


    They’ve had five flaming months to get the right man.

    Fact is, Charnley hasn’t bothered his arse while it was patently obvious that Carver would be and proved himself to be an absolute disaster.

    I’d have thought that having made himself look a real incompetent fool, he’d be too embarrassed to even think about showing his face at SJP again.

    However, he’s probably gazing at his image in a mirror, ringing his bell and saying ‘Who’s a clever John’, ‘Who’s a pretty boy?’

  • Moonraker15

    May 28, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #10

    I just don’t understand what’s going on. Everybody ( including the owner) was so relieved to survive and with the atmosphere at SJP on Sunday I felt sure they were at least gonna get someone in quickly. If they delay it we start on the back foot.

    Some clubs have already made signings, but these clowns are probably too busy organising the feckin rugby te earn even more money !

    Freakin hell when will it get better ffs

  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Nah Lesh he’d be looking in the mirror offering to fight it he’s that thick

  • sickandtired

    May 28, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #12

    How anyone could be upbeat after Ashley’s lies on Sunday is beyond me. Where have these people been for the past 20+ years?
    Aye, we may not have won ‘anything’ (though apparently not if we use Ashley’s standard for that) but the facts are very simple to see.
    Before Ashley arrived our PL history is 2 FA Cup finals, 2 SF’s, 3 QF’s. Euro competition (at some level up to and including CL) for 11 out of 14 seasons. 8 top 10 finishes in those 14 seasons.
    Ashley’s ownership by comparison has brought – a relegation; 2 near relegation’s; 2 top 10 finishes in 8 seasons; one League Cup QF; one Europa entry/QF.
    And people trust this man to bring what exactly?

  • Mr Magpie

    May 28, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #13

    The only hope i have in the delay & this is very much wishful thinking but it is that Ashley has indeed had an epithany & now has ambition for the club which i know is highly unlikely.

    So before Charnley had a list of Carver, McClaren, Curbishley, Redknapp etc he has now had to revise that list to include Klopp, Benitez, De Boer..etc due to the new ambitious wanting to win things approach.

  • p

    May 28, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #14

    A couple of weeks as players and managers go on holiday and what not but if there is no appointment by late June, that is definitely taking the p%$$

  • sickandtired

    May 28, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Oh, and if you had any doubts on his sincerity on Sunday, the Club website kindly reminds us today-
    “The deadline for season ticket renewals has been extended, meaning supporters now have until Wednesday, 10th June to secure their seat for the 2015-16 campaign.”
    Surely just coincidence 😉

  • Moonraker15

    May 28, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #16

    And we thought Lambias was bad! Jeez !

  • Bambams

    May 28, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #17

    If…If he had been serious when making his interview we would of heard by now
    “The club would like to thank JC for his services as temporary HC however the club feels they need a more experienced HC to take the club to the next level ”

    I am not suggesting JC is sacked just moved to a less important role….Kit man or similar

  • Toon Tang

    May 28, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Cant believe the ‘yes’ half of the vote has so much length. A few choice words from the masher and everyone’s back onside, even after the 8 years of bollocks we’ve endured. I bet he didn’t think it would be that easy… In fact, scratch that, he knew it’d be that easy eh.

    I will believe Mashley’s words when we actually appoint a decent manager and backroom staff, sign some decent proven players (not just youths who will get 5 mins run out) and actually start winning a few games here and there.

  • Moonraker15

    May 28, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #19

    So we are getting a new coach 1st week in June? Surely they’re not so dim as to leave the appointment till after 10th June.

    If they’re gonna give Carver a job at least we can all laugh with gallows humour and look forward to fighting relegation again.

    No, surely Charnley’s phone is red hot by now????

  • sickandtired

    May 28, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Moon – I expect no one before 10th June. I don;t expect anything different from him or the rest of them, full stop.

  • DisillusionedMagpie

    May 28, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Personally I would have been lying to myself if I hadn’t had voted yes.
    And I don’t see the need of appointing a new HC so soon. This season is still going for some

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 28, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #22

    This upbeatness where does it come from?

    Has something happened in the last few days I haven’t heard of`?


    May 28, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #23

    More positive? Haha why? Things look bleak as far as I am concerned

    Ashley can SAY what he jolly well pleases am more interested in what NUFC does

  • Belfast

    May 28, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #25

    An explanation of the poll result :

    Most people where ready for hanging themselves. Most had hit rock bottom. Most couldn’t feel any worse.

    Basically, It was impossible to feel less positive.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 28, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #26

    Yo…maybe it’s just us who have missed something? 😉

  • Belfast

    May 28, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Autographs later!


    May 28, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Clearly mate, I am amazed people feel anything remotely better than uneasy about our future

    Maybe mate but why does hearing tubs make people feel better? Haha nothing has changed

  • sickandtired

    May 28, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Belfast, I guess mass suicide or the march of the lemmings is one the cards then? More of the same is all I can see coming and have no reason to believe otherwise.

  • lochinvar

    May 28, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Rangers loosing 0-3 to Motherwell so no Scottish Prem for Ashley.
    Please sir can we have Vuckic back .

  • scottoon

    May 28, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Absolutely astounded at the results of this poll. I for one become more disillusioned by the minute. It defies explanation that Carver has not been publically put out by Charnley. Surely that act alone would placate somewhat. The anxiety that they may keep him on board in any capacity eats me up. Actions speak far louder than words, and inaction is louder still.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 28, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Apologies to the optimists but I have seen too many false dawns to be optimistic.

    Also if my pessimism turns out to be misplaced then any resulting euphoria will be increased many times over.

    So I voted no.

    Ball’s in your court Mr Ashley!!

  • Belfast

    May 28, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #33

    I voted no by the way. I’m still ready for hanging myself.

  • sickandtired

    May 28, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #34

    If this wasn’t Ashley and Charnley, I would suggest the obvious –
    What management team would recruit someone before informing the previous post holder they were not in consideration for it?
    Supposing they have a heart, then surely there can be no decision made public before Carver returns from his hols? Unless of course he has already been told.
    So, anyone have an idea of when Carver is back with his bucket and spade?


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