It is now drawing ever closer, the end of the season and Newcastle fans discovering the fate of their club.

It might happen before 15 May of course, Newcastle could already be down…or already have achieved safety, before that final match at home to Tottenham.

So with eight games left, we asked yesterday, where do you think Newcastle United will end up next season – Championship or Premier League?

The bottom of the table looks like this (Villa and Norwich have played 31 and the other three one game less):

33 Crystal Palace (-8)

28 Norwich City (-22)

26 Sunderland (-19)

25 Newcastle United (-26)

16 Aston Villa (-36)

So can Rafa Benitez pull it off, or is this a job too far for the Champions League winner?

Many thanks to thousands who voted and the clear result was:

Premier League 28%

Championship 72%

That result of a one in three or four chance isn’t actually that different to what the bookies are offering, which points to Newcastle fans having a pretty realistic (not deluded!) idea of how things stand at the minute.

One thing that pretty much every Newcastle supporter does agree on, is that a win at Norwich is pretty much essential if United are going to have a decent chance of surviving.

We might revisit with another poll when…if, that happens.

Rafa Personalised Gifts  -