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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

  • JaveaToon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #121

    *no idea how et al turned into etc al other than several cold beverages having been consumed 🙄

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  • Fat Basta*d

    Mar 23, 2024 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #122

    https://x.com/80s_Kidz/status/1771485082101993625?s=20

    Fatty Fenners always a GK 😀

    No wonder he’s obsessed with mamadishvili 😀

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  • IrishRob

    Mar 23, 2024 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #123

    Yessssi love when it goes to shit when our players come off

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  • IrishRob

    Mar 23, 2024 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #124

    Should never have took off Gordon for Rashford.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 23, 2024 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #125

    Well AG done himself and us proud, I’d say he’s on the plane to Germany

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  • Ooooo........it's Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 23, 2024 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #126

    The trouble with plans is that they aren’t worth a hill of beans without the hard work, determination and nouse to bring them to fruition. With this ownership though you 100% believe it’ll all happen, and 5 years seems about right. Haway the mighty toon! Wouldn’t be dead for quids.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #127

    Darren Earles
    4 years 364 days to go
    How’s it gannin ?

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  • onmeedsun

    Mar 23, 2024 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #128

    5 years starts when? Now or 2 years ago?

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 23, 2024 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #129

    Jane said ” England should walk this”

    Cool the jets on the arrogance love.

    Didn’t see it all as was cooking but Gordon looked very decent.

    Still question marks over central defence for your lot? Serious talent around the pitch though.

    God be with the says of Carlton Palmer I say 🙂

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #130

    Onmeedsun
    I’ll take the 2years 364 days remaining option.
    No point in wasting time.

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  • martoon

    Mar 23, 2024 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #131

    I’m struggling to understand the offside rule for Brazil’s goal – the guy who receives the ball is just onside but the player who goes on to score is obviously well offside yet deemed not interfering with play – well of course he is because he has a 5 yard start on the defenders trying to catch him!!!!

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 23, 2024 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #132

    According to the Spanish press.
    We’ll find the money, sponsor our seats, sponsor us, sponsor the pies.
    One way or another

    Newcastle United want to sign Portugal centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 22, and Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, 20, from Sporting Lisbon but financial restrictions could prevent them. (

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  • Fat Basta*d

    Mar 24, 2024 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #133
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 24, 2024 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #134

    AG was very good and so was Bruno, I was delighted when they were both subbed, neither of them injured.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Mar 24, 2024 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #135

    It’s the weekend and Anytoon has a new toon 😉 Have a great night all!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WVbxJ0JBZc

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #136

    Well AG should get another twenty minutes on Tuesday or whenever it is and be fully rested for our game next weekend. The lad will be buzzing after his performance and the all round praise he’s getting. Four out of the next six at home, he’s a must for your FPL teams if you haven’t got him already.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #137

    People given up on mornings here 😕

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  • Hibbit

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #138

    morning all all our boys did good yesterday, a real plus for the club
    with both our plays having great games, well done Bruno and AG both a credit to the club,

    a decent read from the Mag https://www.themag.co.uk/2024/03/bruno-guimaraes-follows-through-on-his-pledges-newcastle-united/

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #139

    NEW: Newcastle United have identified Benfica’s Rui Pedro Braz as a candidate to replace Dan Ashworth as the club’s sporting director
    https://twitter.com/TimesSport/status/1771794078772105515?s=19
    I’m not subscribed so couldn’t read the full article.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #140

    Morning Hibbit,
    Glad someone is up 😀

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  • Hibbit

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #141

    morning jail, is over the road any busier ??

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #142

    Jail…

    Back to Pope…

    If the downturn after his injury caused the goal leaks – even though Dubs has saved us from a thrashing in a few games – then what does that say about the mental strength of the squad?

    Are you saying it collapsed and that has caused the turnaround in goals conceded?

    IMO the downturn has been caused by an accumulation of the injuries affecting squad rotation and in turn fatigue, players having to go into games not fully fit or match fit, teams targeting our left flank and Botman clearly not the player he was after coming back from his first knee injury.

    Would Pope being fit, despite all of that, have changed results so dramatically that we would have been top 5 or 6?

    Not for me.

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  • onmeedsun

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #143

    Gordon proved himself to be very effective last night. He’s not a winger who wants to dribble every time he gets the ball. You risk losing the ball doing that. Instead he passes, creates a bit of space with his pace, keeps the ball moving and has an eye for goal. Rarely coughs the ball up and gets back to defend. Very reliable. In my view he does more than Rashford. I’d pick Gordon and Bowen ahead of Rashford.

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  • snowdone

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #144

    Gordon had a good debut. Bruno played well as the holding midfielder, who also made some good passes. Only one foul from him, despite suffering a bad attack from Bellingham.
    This should set Anthony up for the final 10 games and beyond. There is more to come from him in an England shirt.
    Trippier has nothing to fear from the Chelsea defender, who had a game to forget! Our defence is still a cause for concern.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #145

    Bill’s,
    What does it say about the squads mentality?
    Howay man, it was relentless, game after game followed by injury after injury, that last minute pen, knowing we had an horrendous run of fixtures coming up. They’re not robots Bill’s and something gave. As for Dubs saving us with his shot stopping, that’s like saying Darlow and Dubs were the best keepers in the league because they saved the most shots, it’s because they got absolutely peppered. It’s been analysed to death now, the sweeping abilities of Pope has affected our defence massively. 14 games with and 14 games without and the stats speak for themselves. That is a turning point.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #146

    Jail…

    We’ll have to agree to differ.

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  • onmeedsun

    Mar 24, 2024 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #147

    Pope had way more protection when in goal from the entire team. Dubs has had to face twice as many shots. We have missed Pope but I don’t think his presence would have changed many results. Our midfield has been porous. All good players but not a good combination. Just no pace to get back and cover. What Pope is able to do that Dubs can’t is getting down to low shots into the corners. His reach is much greater.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Mar 24, 2024 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #148

    What an amazing live performance this is:

    https://x.com/markmaycott2/status/1771247264578605128?s=46

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  • magicmac54

    Mar 24, 2024 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #149

    John J

    Wishing you a fantastic Birthday Sir John, i hope you have an absolutely fantastic day young man.
    Slainte

    https://youtu.be/76tBGhX6BVg?si=4q9lcXvBnGxFB1k2

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  • simon376

    Mar 24, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #150

    In my view, as good as Dubs has been and yes he has, in my eyes for us he should be 3rd choice behind either Pope or hopefully Ransdale. Both far better than Dubs, but great for cup games and cover

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 24, 2024 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #151

    Bill’s,
    We will as nothing can change my mind.
    onmeedsun,
    So you think it’s just a coincidence that we have turned from a European elite defence to one as bad as Burnley and SHU since the day Dubravka came in. I really don’t think so.

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  • etip2011

    Mar 26, 2024 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #152

    Why aren’t we focusing more on scouting and developing players internally? While I don’t understand all the ins and outs of FFP, I get the sense that those restrictions are never going to make things easier for us to sign talent from without. So we’re left with the prospect of gutting our team (sell Isak? sell Bruno?) just to bring in others. Addition through subtraction? Just seems to me like we’re gonna be treading water with that strategy.

    So back to the original question: why not focus on finding/nurturing/showcasing home-grown talent? There are others on this blog far more knowledgeable about football than I am. So…what am I missing?

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