Newcastle Fans Poll – 6 Weeks See Massive Change In Expectations
In just six weeks, the expectations of Newcastle fans have seen an absolutely massive shift.
We polled supporters in the first week of July and asked where they thought United would finish in the Premier League this coming season.
Debuchy had not yet left but he had made clear in quotes that he wanted Champions League football and was looking at his future after the World Cup.
So with De Jong the only signing and no others seemingly on the horizon, fans voted as below.
We then repeated the exercise yesterday and those results are below on the right.
Position 5 July 16 August
Top 4 1% 4%
Top 6 2% 17%
Top Half 17% 59%
Bottom Half 26% 15%
Bottom 6 29% 4%
Relegated 25% 1%
Only six weeks ago, 54% of fans thought Newcastle would be relegated or bottom six at best, now only 5% believe that to be the case.
That first week in July only one in five (20%) thought the team would end up top ten or better, now that has become four in five (80%).
Whatever the reality end up being, the transfer activity has convinced most fans that Alan Pardew has the players to at least get top half.
Starting 4pm on Sunday it is game on…
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