Poll – Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season?

Newcastle are now 17th in the league table – one place above the bottom three – but over the last nine games we have done quite well with four wins, two draws and two defeats for a points total of 14 – and that´s got to be encouraging.

It seems a good time after 17 games played to see where fans think we will finish in the Premier League table come next May.

steve mcclaren on training ground

Steve McClaren – Newcastle manager

Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season?

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13 comments so far

  • G

    Dec 25, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #1

    If we don’t reinforce the defence, we’re in serious danger of the drop. Left back ant Centre Half a priority.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 25, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Both Liverpool clubs and so the city would have benefited massively from the pair ground sharing a big new state of art stadium. I understand the objections. I’d feel the same. But Everton are being held back by their ground, and despite having been well run need a much improved facility, something we did long ago, and something it should be acknowledged the owner has taken financial responsibility for, not just the debt but also the ongoing high quality maintenence and improvements, although that free advertising is quite clearly not in our best interests. Even so, Newcastle have had a distinct advantage in this regard, but once Everton get that sorted out, they’ll be more difficult for us to keep pace with, certainly if both clubs continue to be run as they have been.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 25, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Here’s a poll for you Ed. “Given the benefit of hindsight, would the owner have behaved differently?”

    The renaming of the ground, Wonga, Dennis Wise, Derek Llambias, the free advertising, the opportunistic targeting of players that don’t benefit the side and the false economy of inadequate and untimely investment in the transfer market, all utter and galling howlers from a fan’s perspective of course.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 25, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #4

    John Carver, the Keegan and Shearer fiascoes, and on and on. It really is quite a laundry list of seemingly unthinking, slapdash and at times wilfully belligerent mismanagement, lest we forget or find ourselves in an overly charitable frame of mind in light of the time of year.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 26, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Joe Kinnear, twice! OMG! The second time truly outrageous.

  • lesh

    Dec 26, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #6


    We’re surely seeing the results of Ashley’s tenure and it’s easy to say that incompetence has got us where we are.

    However, most agree that Ashley’s a very shrewd operator.

    If we were to think that his vision of the Club being nothing more than a means of making money and add to that the support of some very clever people, then we can we be certain that Ashley doesn’t see the Club as being mis-mismanaged but very well managed – albeit by an incompetent in the form of Charnley!

    Now there’s a conspiracy to be thinking about.

  • lesh

    Dec 26, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Jimmy’s probably fallen asleep long ago, tired of waiting for someone to ‘talk’ to him on here.

    It is quiet though.

  • jimmysmith

    Dec 26, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah. I think it’s been an inexplicable and seemingly utterly counter intuitive hybrid of self serving cynicism, opportunism gone both right and also inevitably wrong and also in the words of Widjnaldum, the ultimate goal and desire to make “something beautiful”, which of course to long suffering fans seems a very long bow indeed.

  • toonincheek

    Dec 26, 2015 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #9

    I googled “lee charnley newcastle professional qualification”.

    Only two ‘hits’.


    “Professional” referred to Newcastle East End becoming a professional team
    “Qualification” referred to NUFC first time qualification for a European competition.

    Then you get into links that don’t include the words “professional” or “qualification”.

  • toonincheek

    Dec 26, 2015 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #10

    jimmy –

    Such eloquence at this time of night.
    No speeling mistook
    Nee grammer faux pas

    Didn’t you have a few drinks the neet?

    Or maybe your English reaches new heights after a few?

  • nightfa11

    Dec 26, 2015 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #11


    No way that will happen.. LB yes, But as for cb.. Mbemba has been great, so that only leaves colo to be replaced.. Do you think mclaren will have Mbemba who has 4 months of epl experience and a new cb with zero epl experience in starting line up? Defensive midfielder should be a priority..to help cbs..especially cos Colback and Anita are both quite easily replacable..

  • ScoopSouthAfrica

    Dec 26, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Previous post: A Xmas message – the spirit of the group is fantastic……
    This unfortunately is not this bloggers group. Ag Skam

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 26, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Today’s game could be a lottery like the Villa game – pissed down in the TOON since yesterday afternoon at meant to rain most of today.


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