Social media is having a major impact on all kinds of aspects of life and the football world is still largely finding its feet as it struggles to adapt.

Many clubs, including Newcastle United, have suffered from idiot players using Twitter (in particular) to reveal unpleasant sides to their characters with racist/homophobic messages sent out, also reinforcing the perception that the average football player isn’t the brightest.

How far the actual clubs are embracing the social media world differs from club to club and a lot of that is down to how much resources they are prepared to throw at this area.

It is also interesting to see from the ‘league tables’ below that while Manchester United are all dominant on Facebook with twenty four million, they have decided not to use Twitter to promote their club. On the other hand Chelsea have recently used Twitter as the route to launch their latest strip.

Newcastle United’s place in all of this? Newcastle are undoubtedly playing catch up on a number of clubs that they would expect to figure better against, such as Aston Villa who currently have twice the numbers on Facebook or Tottenham with three times Newcastle’s followers on Twitter.

Does all this really matter? Obviously it isn’t a matter of life or death but for a club to compete they need to maximise every area of the club and as Newcastle’s stock has risen on the pitch they need to exploit that in every way possible off it.


7 comments
TonnekToon
TonnekToon

One thing we know for certain now , Fatty's shot his bolt. there's no way he can pull his little end of season stunt again , fool me once etc.  I can't wait to hear all the excuses .

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

Beginning to think the lack of getting a proper manager in at the end of last season was a cunning ploy to give fatty more breathing room to NOT sign anyone as we needed the coaches sorted first. With how rubbish we were at the end of the season surely we needed a full pre-season with as many new signings as possible with only a few late additions to help us out?  Instead we are likely to be going into the opening game with little to no cohesion, if we get anyone in at all.  

In typical form we will no doubt sign an injury prone player late on, throw him in with no pre-season and watch as he either flounders because of lack of fitness or just gets crocked and we waste an entire season on him.  Where have we heard this before...

Andgeo
Andgeo

The only way is to get rid of ashley and charnley. There is the common sense approach that every other football club would take and the there is this lot. They will never get it right because they don't know how to.

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

@Andgeo and they won't appoint & defer to someone with more knowledge because it will involve the priority becoming more football related rather than financial profiteering.

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

@DownUnderMag @Andgeo

And the only reason we now have these four on the board is simply to buy their silence and conformity to the cause. No other possible reason....All yes-men and willing to sell their soul for a bundle of Donnay socks. 

How the mighty have fallen..............!   HWTF.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

Closing in on that magic 100.  Don't spoil it, Newcastle, by actually signing a player.