Yesterday we asked the question: If no more signings are made in the next 17 (now 16) days, how successful will you think Newcastle United’s transfer window has been?
The transfer window is in the balance, Newcastle supporters generally seemed to want at least half a dozen first team signings this summer, to prevent another relegation battle.
However, the first team signings of Wijnaldum, Mbemba and Mitrovic (Ivan Toney ‘one for the future’) appear to have been received by fans as higher quality than expected.
So the question was, if United sign nobody else before close of transfer business on September 1, how successful will you feel the transfer window has been overall? Vote now.
The poll has now closed and we have the results, important to remember as well that the vast majority of the thousands of votes were cast before yesterday’s defeat at Swansea.
On the left is the options of how successful the window would be with the current signings, on the right is the percentage of fans selecting that option.
100% – 1%
90% – 1%
80% – 5%
70% – 13%
60% – 15%
50% – 30%
40% – 12%
30% – 12%
20% – 4%
10% – 3%
0% – 4%
Taking the results as a whole, the Newcastle fans rate the transfer window as 48% successful, at this moment in time.
A result which appears to take us back to where we started, the need for at least half a dozen first team signings and the reality that three of those six have been made.
The question now is whether Steve McClaren can persuade Mike Ashley that the problems with the squad run far deeper than he wants to accept, that years of under-investment have seen Newcastle fall behind so many clubs, including Swansea.
The three new signings are going to need time to settle anyway and what would be a massive lift, is if signings are made who have shown they can do the business in the Premier League already.