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Poll Results – Where Newcastle Will Finish This Season

1:15 pm, Saturday, December 26th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

We’ve conducted a poll over the last couple of days as we come to the end of what has turned out to be a terrible year for Newcastle United.

Anyway – in a short six days it will be over – so it’s probably a good time to gauge how Newcastle fans feel about things at the moment.

steve mcclaren smiling

A smiling Newcastle manager Steve McClaren

Only 3% of fans think we can finish in the top eight – which is official goal of the club for this season.

12% think we can finish in the top ten – we are currently (only) 6 points behind 10th placed Everton who we play this afternoon at home.

A massive 88% think we will finish in the bottom half of the table which is what we’ve done five times in the seven Premier League seasons we have had under owner Mike Ashley – not including our Championship winning season 2009-2010.

2008-20093418 - relegated
2009-2010102 *1 - promoted
2015-20163718 - relegated

Maybe on the bright side of things only 11% think we will be relegated.

You can still vote if you haven’t already done so.

Where Will Newcastle Finish This Season?

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Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:16 PM

    6’2″ plays anywhere in the back 4

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Life +99 years for Ashley

  • 3 AncientC // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    bladeuser // Dec 26, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    “NUFC= small club small minded owners patsy for a manager second rate players and supporters who accept mediocrity 2016 quote the patsy manager could be no better than 2015 well good luck with your hard earned cash rolling into fat Ashes bank account for another year while all at nufc take the p@@@ out of you along with all the away fans who will visit sjp for 3 points
    SHEEP ? Out”

    Insulting the club itself and it’s supporters?

    I would be happy to discuss this with you in person, bladeuser 😉

  • 4 SPRINGY // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    ask again at the end of the transfer window ed, see if theres a difference of a opinion?

  • 5 AncientC // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Looks like Ryan Giggs will be leading Man Utd into 2016.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Celebrity Jail starring Blatter, Plating and Ashley, all in for crimes against football

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM


  • 8 Lindisfarne // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    Game on, just to throw a curve ball at Everton and because they might not expect us to play with two technical and quick(?) forwards. Maybe use Mbabu in place of Dummt against the pace of Delafu(?)


  • 9 SPRINGY // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    i think thauvin might get some game time today maybe….just the way macca was talking him up the other day

  • 10 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:32 PM


    Subs: Banks, Pooley, Shaw, ??????, Flood, ?????, Mariner

    Almost got a full team, and what a team. Still a few… berths… left and I’m not happy with Waterfall.

  • 11 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Conditions this afternoon/evening – team that makes the least mistakes will win – going to be a lottery with the amount of rain that has/is falling

  • 12 Ron Knee // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    So. Farewell then
    LVG …

  • 13 SPRINGY // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:34 PM


  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    It’s a bit worrying when a group of players can down tools and forget personal pride when thay don’t like a manager

  • 15 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Lukaku against Colo in such conditions which means things will be more physical than usual, doesn’t fill me with confidence. Gestede and Ayew caused us a lot of problems last week and Lukaku has both their qualities and more rolled in to one.

  • 16 Jib // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Anyone else think Van Gaal looks like Sam the Eagle ?

  • 17 SPRINGY // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    i think so…man utd have no fear factor now with him in charge

  • 18 AncientC // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Mitrovic has to play unless the team are going to play with the ball on the deck, which is unlikely. Mitro will dominate everything that comes his direction – it would just mean sacrificing De Jong.

    Mitro & De Jong in a 4-4-1-1 does not appear compatible, so one or the other.

  • 19 SPRINGY // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    that must make charnley the professor!lol

  • 20 Ron Knee // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:41 PM


    I wonder if they’ll give Giggs a chance.

  • 21 Lindisfarne // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    I am sailing, I am sailing,
    home again ‘cross the sea.
    I am sailing, stormy waters,
    to be near you, to be free.

    I am flying, I am flying,
    like a bird ‘cross the sky.
    I am flying, passing high clouds,
    to be with you, to be free.

    Can you hear me, can you hear me
    thro’ the dark night, far away,
    I am dying, forever trying,
    to be with you, who can say.

  • 22 SPRINGY // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    not with mourinho available…..if he was still at chelsea no doubt but cant see them passing the chance to get mourinho in with paying comp to another team,they can always keep giggs there as fall back if he fails

  • 23 firebug666 // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Ron Knee

    Jose is probably chucking Van Gaal’s things out on to the street as we speak, his removal van will be there tonight. 😀

  • 24 Ron Knee // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:48 PM


    Do you think Mourinho could turn Manure around? I’m not so sure!

  • 25 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Was always going to be the case for Man U that they’d have a hard time after their main pillar of strength was taken away. Fergie was simply irreplaceable for them. He won titles with the likes of Brown and O’Shea in his team! I always warned Man U supporters it’d be the case, but they lived in denial, they still do. They think if they get a Pep or Mourinho everything will be rosy again, it won’t, particular if they go for Jose so soon after his Chelsea meltdown, that bloke needs a break and I’d advise him to leave the UK for the time being.

    We had a similar situation, but we didn’t have as great a height to fall from, when Shearer left – simply irreplaceable for us. Too iconic, like Fergie was for them. We tried by getting Owen before Shearer retired, to pass on the mantle as he was probably still England’s biggest rep ST when we bought him, but we know how that turned out.

  • 26 WestOzMag // Dec 26, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    True springy previous post

    Would be nice to just get along.

    Anyway we need the 3 pts vs the toffees or else I cnt see a pt v west brim and arsenal dropping us deep into the bottom 3

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