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Newcastle CEO Darren Eales Issues Five Year Plan for Newcastle To Become A World-Class Club



Newcastle CEO Darren Eales met with the new Fan Advisory Board late last month, and the notes from the meeting have just been released.

We covered earlier today what CEO Darren Eales said about the possible expansion of St. James’ Park and the study on that is expected to be released next month.

This is some of what CEO Darren Eales said about Newcastle’s ambitions for the future:

“We’re going to build a results-driven, world-class, sustainable organization that consistently achieves top-six status for men’s and women’s teams and wins major trophies, within the next five years.”

“The club’s revenue growth over the last two seasons and into this season has been incredible.”

“Off the pitch, because we started from a low revenue base, we are still a long way behind the top six in the Premier League.”

“Since we can only spend a percentage of revenue, we always look to spend the maximum we can on the team within the Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

“This means it is vital that we look at ways to raise revenue streams, whether through matchday, St. James’ STACK, commercial partnerships, retail/merchandise, tours, hospitality and events.”

Those are positive statements from Darren Eales, and they will help keep some of our top players at Newcastle on the journey to our club becoming a world-class team and organization.

They will also help us to recruit new players this summer.

But it will be important for Newcastle to get enough points in our final 10 league games so we can offer players  European football next season, even if it’s the Europa Conference.

That may be difficult given our current position of 10th in the league.

Premier League Table 2023-2024

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGDPoints
6Aston Villa3319861963
7Tottenham3218861660
8Newcastle32151251750
9Man United3215125-150
10West Ham3313119-648

What do you think?


152 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 23, 2024 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #41

    Cheers Magscar, we have to beat any team called Hashtag United though. The mackems will be all over us if we don’t!

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  • magscar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #42

    Munster

    Well at least your helping ED get the posts count up 🙂

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  • magscar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #43

    Munster

    Don’t know a lot about them but they also have a men’s team and formed from a group of Youtubers or such and have grown

    Yep – it’s a potential banana skin but after coming back from 2 down at Wolves last Sunday we should do it

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  • Hibbit

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #44

    Munster that’s just it don’t think, you don’t have any knowledge of whats going on with in the club regarding the medical team and the physios, yet you now think that medical team is now to blame for every injury within the club without having any actual insight into the the medical staff we have in place. and the comments about my age are now wearing about thin .

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  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #45

    The ladies team are way ahead of any of the teams they have played this season.
    It will be better when they are playing against more competitive sides.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #46

    I think most reasonable fans would say the set up needs serious examination. The head physio went for some reason. We have high repeat injuries. We are at the top of the tree for injuries in the prem. So either the medical staff are good enough, or the players aren’t right for Eddie’s high energy style or the style needs to be changed. But saying this is “stabbing the club in the back” to you. That’s ridiculous in my opinion, unless it was all just a bad luck nightmare. Unlikely imo. Anyway, I ain’t propping up the blog on my own. Good luck to ye.

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  • mctoon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #47

    There you go.

    It’s natural for some to have a few doubts in our current financial landscape.
    But you’ve heard it from the horses mouth, we’re in good shape and great hands.
    We will be competing with the best (and hopefully / more likely become the best)
    Just a matter of when.

    HWTLasses later…

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  • Davas

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #48

    Munster

    Munster if you take the days lost by the unusual injuries, like the dislocated shoulders and back injuries, then we are mid table for days lost due to injuries, which isn’t bad considering the workload of the players left.

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  • mctoon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #49

    Heart from me Davas, always best to consider the evidence before dishing out a ‘sentence’.
    (Both in judgment or in word).

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  • Hibbit

    Mar 23, 2024 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #50

    Munster who are these “most reasonable fans” and how many of them are there ?

    i see very few on here that even remotely support your posts about the medical team or physios on here yet you continue to bang on about it almost hourly, yet and back in the real world i see / hear even less,
    i know hundreds of “reasonable” fans a lot of them match going and i don’t see or hear anything like your continues critical comments on here??

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  • magscar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #51

    Davas

    Yep being pointing that out for a while – Burn, Barnes, Murphy, Pope and Tonali out with a ban -massive stress on team fighting on 4 fronts (ahead of schedule) and with recruitment having been made in testing and competing market

    Also repeat injuries when players have been out for some months aren’t unusual but will be more likely in a squad already under strain

    Decisions on when to bring back and for how many minutes can be made more slowly and positively if there isn’t an every increasing demand for getting a player back in sooner

    Decisions under such pressure are always gambles that i’m sure were made by several people including Eddie with the knowledge that it could backfire

    If they were proven to have been premature I’m sure that lessons will have been learned but hopefully such a record unprecedented level of injuries won’t be repeated

    I know Craig Hope ( in True Faith podcast) and others think recruitment wasn’t the best – he’s entitled to his view but I would argue that Tonali and Barnes did improve the starting eleven and I believe that injuries bar Botman will improve

    I watch Craig Hope often ( pity about the rubbish paper he works for) and do enjoy his reports but it’s an opinion he’s giving not unassailable fact. He admits at one point that he is theorising and other of his peers like Keith Downie don’t subscribe to his points on Botman

    I’ve said that medical decsions like everything else will be under scrutiny – wa are now a professionally run club

    I’d be surprised if that assessment comes up wth the main reason for a mixed season is mishandling on a large scale of injuries by a poor medical team

    Just a theory and like @rs@ we all have one

    What I do expect is that whatever is found will be addressed

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  • magscar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #52

    Match not on BBC2 as someone had suggested but is on iplayer

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  • WLtoon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #53

    For anyone wanting to watch the Toon lasses in the cup finalits on the BBC Iplayer now

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  • magicmac54

    Mar 23, 2024 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #54

    magscar

    I don`t think an intravenous injection would accomplish the desired effect on Wor Munster!! But a couple of big Bramley Apples from the Orchard County aka Ard Mhacha, would work a treat 😀 😀

    HWTL

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  • magscar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #55

    Magic
    I bow to your local knowledge 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 23, 2024 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #56

    One of the limerick toon fans texted me

    1-1

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #57

    As Chris Waugh and Caulkin alluded to a couple of months ago on Pod of the Tyne, of course there’ll be a review of the injury situation just as there would at any club. No witch hunt or hysteria or writing off the current team, who incidentally kept us relatively injury free last year. How any fan is qualified to make a blanket statement that we won’t be successful until we get a better medical team is beyond me.

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  • magicmac54

    Mar 23, 2024 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #58

    Munster Mag

    The match is on the BBC Iplayer now mate.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Mar 23, 2024 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #59

    Sesko, so talk is we are going for him.
    Rumors 40 million release clause.
    The most interesting thing about this story is it could make the decision of who our new Sporting Director would be.

    Paul Mitchell looks great on paper has bought in many named player at clubs like Spurs and RB Leipzig. With his connection to RB there could be some interesting developments if he did become our new Sporting Director.

    Career Paul Mitchell.

    Following Pochettino’s move to Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Mitchell completed his switch in November 2014 to link up with the manager.[24] He helped the club sign players such as Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld.[25][26][27] In August 2016, reports suggested Mitchell was to leave the club “after his dream job turned into a nightmare” and he had fallen out with chairman Daniel Levy.[28] In December, it was revealed Mitchell was serving his 16-month notice period.[29]

    In February 2018, Mitchell was named Head of Recruitment and Development by Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.[30] In his first transfer window with the club, Mitchell helped sign Matheus Cunha and Nordi Mukiele, as well as Arsenal youth prospect Emile Smith Rowe on loan.

    Would be nice to get this key role in place as soon as possible.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #60

    Newcastle Lasses 1- 2 Hashtag United.
    WTF.

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  • WLtoon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #61

    Toon clear favourites to win this game but losing atm, the cup jinx continues.

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  • Davas

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #62

    Travelling si haven’t read any comments but here’s an interesting article about EH helping Jack Wilshire

    https://www.geordiebootboys.com/news/thanks-to-him-what-jack-wilshere-has-said-about-how-eddie-howe-manages-injuries-amid-newcastle-crisis/

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #63

    Cup jinx 🙁

    Come on lasses

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #64

    Busy couple of weeks here with a mini spring holiday break, work, and then my annual recurrent training schedule last week but managed to try and stay caught up over the international break. Seems to be the lasses cup match today so hopefully they can turn that around and pull off the win. Regarding the Botman news…not really unexpected but they took a gamble that hopefully he could make it through and seems to not be the case. i think the lads are really pushing still for a Euro spot and would give anything to get it but so far it seems to have been to a detriment for a few. We are really stuck between a rock and a hard place with the carrot being still dangled for 7th place but our luck so far this year would dictate it’s just not in the cards. The media blackout over our warm weather training though tells me they are there to focus on these last 10 games and we will still give it a proper go. Could things take a turn for the better…hope so!

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  • DrGloom

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #65

    Losing to Hashtag … although have to say, quality of womens football is dire

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  • DrGloom

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #66

    At least at this level

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #67

    A lot of people are predicting that Ollie Watkins will be the centre forward tonight. Good shout – but I think this might upset some on here (the hystericals) who normally want Anthony Gordon as centre forward. Clearly I think Southgate is not having any of that tosh (even though he is a knacker).

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #68

    That was disappointing, but well done Hashtag.

    The difference between the teams was the GKs, ours was hopeless and their was brilliant.

    I flinched every time they had a shot and expected them to score.

    We had plenty of chances but could do nowt with them.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #69

    Dr Gloom. You’re right. I haven’t seen one decent ladies game. Even last years world cup final was poor.

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  • snowdone

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #70

    Our cup woes continue with the lasses losing at rainswept Luton. There are no hard luck stories today apart from a possible penalty in injury time. We never played like favourites. The project continues as they press for Promotion.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 23, 2024 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #71

    Not expecting AG to start but should get onto the pitch at some point in the game.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #72

    EGB – I think you are right about AG not starting- but will probably get a run out in the second half- along with a load of others – so the game will be a bit of a mish mash.

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  • Fat Basta*d

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #73

    Professional ladies football is basically mens sunday league

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  • morocco0015

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #74

    Well that’s the first ladies match I’ve endured, it’ll be the last.
    DIRE

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  • morocco0015

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #75

    I’d say a good final year boys school team would murder the wife’s.!!

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  • Carl Hutchings

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #76

    My opinion for what it’s worth is that firstly we need to look at the medical set up. Also if we go down the new stadium route (I think it’s doubtful) or go for a massive upgrade on St James Park I would love to temporarily play at Ibrox…

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #77

    Howay man, any need to be so disrespectful.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #78

    I think only an idiot would want AG playing CF when you have Watkins and Toney fit and available. Probably the type of idiot that thought Eddie H would never sign a player like AG in the first place 🙄

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #79

    It would be nice if AG did start, the Evening Standard who I use for their predicted line ups for my FPL and are normally pretty accurate have him starting.
    Predicted England XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell; Rice, Gallagher; Foden, Bellingham, Gordon; Watkins

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #80

    Was Hibbit asking for these earlier
    NUFC nufc.co.uk/media/85674/fa…

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