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Fans Still Want Loan Player And This Manager Signed Under New Owners



We have let the poll run on asking fans which of four managers they would prefer under the new regime who will soon take over at Newcastle United.

The four managers we have in our shortlist (and poll) were Mauricio Pochettino, Rafa Benitez, Max Allegri. and Steve Bruce.

It seems the Amanda Staveley consortium are considering two additional managers: Dortmund’s Lucien Favre and just yesterday there was news that Flamengo manager Jorge Jesus was possibly also on the shortlist.

With over 18,000 fans having already voted, Mauricio Pochettino still leads the pack with 41% of the vote with Rafa Benitez in second place on 30%.

Which Manager Would You Like To Manage Newcastle Under New Owners?

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And we had a poll out on Eintracht Frankfurt defender/midfielder Jetro Willems, and whether Newcastle fans thought he should be signed by Steven Bruce this summer.

These are the results of that closed poll.

Should Newcastle Sign Jetro Willems In The Summer?

  • Yes (87%, 1,438 )
  • No (13%, 222 )

Total Voters: 1,660

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The above poll was brought out on February 19th, well before the news broke in late March that the Amanda Staveley consortium was close to buying Newcastle.

Since there will be a definite improvement in the class of players Amanda will bring in this summer, we issued the poll again.

Should Newcastle's New Owners Sign Jetro Willems In The Summer?

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And while there’s a decrease of 11% in fans who now want Jetro signed, three in four fans still want the Dutch International brought back this summer, when we will have new ambitious owners.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


16 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2020 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #1

    It didn’t Jib.

    5
  • Anglo Saxon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    NO RETURN Simon Jordan calls for Premier League season to be SCRAPPED as he issues ‘corporate manslaughter’ warning.

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Apr 29, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    lochinvar re restarting this season – I’d love to see some kind of resumption to the season, but realistically one case among the hundreds of players, staff, caterers, officials, media, medics, groundskeepers etc etc etc required to make it happen and everyone could be at risk of infection, as will their families.

    I think it’s done for, it’s just a matter of time before the FA / PL recognise it, sad though that makes me.

    2
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Apr 29, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #4

    I think you should be gratified by that poll Ed – you have something like 14,000 intelligent followers of the blog (at least) who don’t want Benitez back, as first choice anyway. I think that’s a great result.

    7
  • RobLeenio

    Apr 29, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Oh, and Micky – I also scored 7/20. Rubbish! I hate quizzes that make the answers more guesswork than actual knowledge.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #6

    I cant see the PL finishing this season, i think it will go the same way as the French and the Dutch. I think Liverpool should be awarded the title as their lead is undisputed, and relegation should be decided on a points per game percentage. The same way for promoted teams, two up, two down.

    1
  • ramboreilly

    Apr 29, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    At the end of the day,the only reason why they are still considering keeping the season going is Sky and its money.Maybe an idea would be to scrap this season and give Sky and BT a bigger package next season.More live games for each.This unfortunately will mean games 7 days a week and 3 or 4 games on a Saturday and a Sunday. Live games from 12 until 7.30.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #8

    I used to hate that on pub quiz machines, you’d be doing well and then they’d ask how many steps on the empire state building is it a:….
    I suppose google has eliminated that though.

    4
  • ArtyH

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #9

    WLtoon, dont 3 go up and 3 down???

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Walton,
    As long as it’s not decided on shots on target 😮

    6
  • ArtyH

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Has anyone been watching Sunlun til I die??? Just shows what might have been!!!

    0
  • duncandisorderly

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #12

    I have a lot of love for Rafa but the one thing that always niggled me was his insistence on playing weakened teams in the cups. Bruce has proven this season that it’s not Ashley’s policy and, while his tactics and substitutions have been atrocious at times, he has to take some credit for recognising the fans’ wish to compete in the cups

    3
  • AncientC

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Quite funny that Dr. Ed didn’t put Steve Bruce in the same sentence with the other managers. Subtle humour.

    1
  • hibbit

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #14

    duncandisorderly ” Bruce has proven this season that it’s not Ashley’s policy ”
    no Bruce has only proven he wasn’t issued with those orders,
    not that it was Ashley’s designated policy when Rafa was in charge,

    5
  • duncandisorderly

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Hibbit, true enough, but why would Ashley make allowances for Bruce that he didn’t make for Rafa??

    0
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #16

    ArtyH

    Was thinking the 2 automatic places going up and getting replaced by the 2 teams at the bottom

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