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Results Of Survey – Newcastle Fans’ Attitudes And Opinions

I’ve been sent the following information that has been gathered and collated via a survey by www.90min.com

They asked our fans to complete an end of season survey on Newcastle – and have had 1,117 responses – and they asked fans to share their views on various things – like player of the season, goal of the season, where the club needs to strengthen next season etc. etc.


I don’t usually do this but they’ve asked that I copy the article and sent it out – so it gets out to a large number of Newcastle fans.

It’s really good interesting stuff – so here it is.

By 90min Newcastle – Russell Hughes

Player of the Season
Jack Colback has been solid in the center of midfield but in a bad season, Daryl Janmaat has stood out. This might seem strange for a team with such a terrible defensive record, but Janmaat has been consistently good from right back – recording one goal and six assists as well.

Game of the Season
This is a shoot-out between the victory over Tottenham Hotspur, or the win against Chelsea at St. James’ Park. For sheer drama and winning against all the odds, the 2-1 win over the Premier League champions has to go down as game of the season.

Goal of the Season
Ayoze Perez vs WBA. As the ball was played into the feet of Ayoze Perez, nobody thought the West Brom goal would be in any danger – but the young Spaniard displayed the type of flair that Tyneside craves to flick the ball into the net, from around the penalty spot with his back facing the goal, through a crowd of players and past Ben Foster. Top notch.

Unsung Hero of the Season
Former Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback had a lot to prove to Newcastle fans following his free transfer, but the combative player has been one of the standouts for the Magpies this season. He has scored four goals this season, completed 88% of his passes and made 59 interceptions – only 11 less than Nemanja Matic, who has played one more game than Colback.

Best Moment of the Season
Coming from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur, away from home, with two goals within two minutes of each other – to add to that, it was their first away win for seven months. It was a special game for the Magpies and only their second win of the season at the time.

Are you happy with John Carver as Newcastle United’s manager this season?
No, John Carver has been an absolute disaster for the club. He has lost the fans, the players and probably the Newcastle hierarchy. He needs to go at the end of the season.

Where do the club need to strengthen in the summer and who would you like to see at the club next season?
The club have to strengthen nearly everywhere, but who would want to join a side with no ambition? Priority has to be a couple of defenders, a midfielder and one or two goal scoring players. Aleksandar Mitrovic, Florian Thauvin and Andrew Ayew would be ideal going forward, along with Fabian Schaar at the back.

Sum up Newcastle United’s season in 3 words.
Soulless, heartless, passionless.

You can get more Newcastle news and views on their web-site www.90min.com

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 26, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Returning home from holiday and finding his fridge has been off is too good for Ashley.

  • optimistic prime

    May 26, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Having a fridge dropped on his head from the roof of a holiday inn is to good for Ashley.

  • optimistic prime

    May 26, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Shit am I JFA

  • headtheball

    May 26, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Guys please

    Since watching THAT video of Mike Ashley informing us that we are to compete with Chelsea and Man City from now on I feel GOOEY and upbeat.
    I dedicate the following song to my hero.

    (originally by Racey)

    Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
    You’re so fine, you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey
    Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
    You’re so fine, you blow my mind, hey Mickey, hey Mickey

    Feel the love fellow fans?


  • Thump

    May 26, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #5

    I thought Janmaat was more deserving of player of the season but, eh. Fair enough.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 26, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle need a manager and managerial team that will overhaul the whole club from top to bottom. The manager should be fairly young (late 30s, 40s) and hence full of energy and ambition. He should have good experience and a c.v. shouting success.

    Don’t worry. The tea boy’s got it all in hand. A nice brew that is.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 26, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #7

    I thought Janmaat for player of the season as well, Thump. By quite a distance actually.

  • Our Toon

    May 26, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Janmaat and Perez more deserving of player of the season accolade….Perez because I honestly thought he wouldn’t be ready or anywhere good enough. Janmaat has been class though.

    Colback though….hmmmm!! Head down chase the ball, leave gaps pick up yellows

  • jimmysmith

    May 26, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Who knew Carver would flounder to such a degree, and who knew the problems with injuries and suspension he’d face. The decision to appoint a new coach might ostensibly be Charnley’s, but he surely won’t be allowed to appoint Carver, and I doubt he’ll be allowed to continue as MD with any real authority if he tries.
    Actually, i’d say no fuggen chance, coming off that season, and with no
    support for him whatsoever from the fan base, and after that
    interview, but we do need an appointment quickly now, to shore things up, and to have any chance of getting decent bodies in.

  • Thump

    May 26, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #10

    I probably wouldn’t have said Perez should have got it because… well, as good as he’s been, he’s hardly been a consistant performer (not that I’m expecting him to be, mind!) Janmaat, however, has been a rock. I actually can’t remember him having a terrible game.

    Colback is a stats player, though. He’s the player people look at and go “but he completed X passes!” without acknowledging that most of them were sideways and backwards. That being said, he started the season reasonably strong, and ended it reasonably strong. In general he’s a poor mans Tiote. And that’s certainly no compliment!

    Such is life, I guess.

  • jimmysmith

    May 26, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #11

    I think Colbock is a very economical and uncomplicated player, which is no easy feat at this level. Does all the simple things and necessary things consistently well, without necessarily catching the eye so much. A bit like Nicky Butt, an essential cog in the engine room, keeping everything ticking over.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 26, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #12


    I got very confused with all this Iantoon Pushy stuff . Just to clarify , is it being suggested that you are also posting as Iantoon?

  • IrishGeordie9

    May 26, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Wow this blog has become very b¡tchy…

  • dexter53

    May 26, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Sorry to be picky but the song Mickey was by Toni Basel not Racey(some girls will some girls wont)

  • Pokat

    May 26, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Er lads I know it says colback but the goes in to say janmaat player if the season. Colback gets ” unsung hero”. No idea why. I’d have put perez.

  • Pokat

    May 26, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Or Jonas. In fact for best moment Jonas too. You had to be there.

  • Pokat

    May 26, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #17

    This blog has BECOME very bitchy?

  • soundoid

    May 26, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #18

    On bbc one atm fa cup glory. Jose mourinho saying he rembered the words of Bobby Robson when he lost to Bradford. Think of the joy in the other dressing room. i think carvers been thinking that too.

  • lesh

    May 26, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #19

    It’s just a pity that Jonas’s contributions couldn’t have been included.

    He, not Carver, won the game against West Ham.

    And speaking of Carver, why is it that almost everyone thinks he should be out of the Club apart from Charnley and the so-called Football Board?

    If press reports are correct, going for Garde is, and Charnley knows it, is a non-starter if he’d want to bring his own staff. McClaren won’t come as he’s turned us down already. Laudrup, he’s got baggage from Swansea so he’ll be a non-starter.

    So, who does that leave? Well, surprise surprise, Carver – the man who took us into a relegation spot, can’t motivate his players, neither is he tactically astute and has a clumsy, narcissistic media manner. But, to counter all of that, he sings Ashley’s songs when the fans don’t like it.

    Mmm, the last candidate seems to be in the frame and therefore Charnley’s favourite for the HC job.

    ST holders, it’s in your hands so dig in and withholding renewing until there is a clear sign that the Club is really going forward.

  • jimmysmith

    May 26, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #20

    I’d certainly keep Tiote, Sissoko, Dejong and Cabella. That is real quality there if it can consistently be put on the pitch and untapped. Add Colback, Janmmat and Krul and you recognise there is a core of quality and in Perez, Aarons and Haidaarra three very good young prospects along with the two forest lads. The rest of the squad is where the reshaping needed, but 40% of it will stay, the key point is will that remaining 60% be reshaped well.

  • IrishGeordie9

    May 26, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Why does everyone have so much hope for Cabella? He clearly isn’t suited for this league. Don’t let his price tag cloud your judgement. He has as much chance of making it as Riviere does. Infact Riviere has the edge due to his physicality.


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