The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle Fans Expect This Finish In The League

2:43 pm, Monday, September 7th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

We issued a poll last week asking fans where they think Newcastle will finish in the league this season, after four games fans will have got some idea how we are doing, although Steve McClaren keeps cautioning to wait for 10 games to be played.

That’s not surprising because we play the top  four teams  from last season in the first eight games, plus Swansea and Southampton – both top eight finishers last season – so it’s a very tough start to the season.

steve mcclaren newcastle

Steve McClaren – he looks happy enough

Here are the results of the poll so far – and there’s still time to vote.

Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

So what does this mean?

We’re not sure, but let’s take a look.

  • 10% think we will reach our goal of a top 8 finish
  • 87% think we will finish between 9th place and 17th place
  • 2% think we will finish in a Champions League position
  • 3% think we will be relegated

The main conclusion here is that almost 9 in 10 fans think we will finish between 9th and 17th place.

Certainly not a top eight finish but hey – not relegation either.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note: A number of Newcastle fans organized by Callum Taylor are raising funds for the Refugees forced to leave war-torn countries like Syria. They will have some banners at the West Ham game.

See if you can support them at their pledge page here – thanks.

Tags: European Champions League · Newcastle News · Poll · Premier League

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Sep 7, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Will he be sacked after a poor finish or given an eight year deal ?

  • 2 Graeme // Sep 7, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Only 8 years Jail??

  • 3 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM


    I can understand why Irish people don’t like being called British.

    But this is a long standing geographical naming which predates internal national boundaries. Frankly it wouldn’t bother me if they were called the Celtic Isles or something similar.

    What I would have thought would be more contentious now, is calling the grouping Great Britain although although is more a term of enclosure than one meaning superiority which is how most people tend to understand it.

  • 4 LocalZero // Sep 7, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Ed – Think your pol was a bit flawed there. The winning outcome encompasses 7 places. All the others 4 or less. Hardly a surprising result then and maybe not as depressing as it looks.

  • 5 Belfast // Sep 7, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    71 heed bangers amongst us. I thought it was more to be honest.

previous post: Young Striker Shines For Newcastle

next post: Top International Center-Back Still Available As Free Agent