We asked Newcastle fans what they thought would happen on ‘Relegation Sunday’.
Supporters were given various options combining the results of both the Newcastle and Hull matches.
Thanks to the thousands of you who voted and as you can see, the results are very illuminating:
51% – Newcastle lose or draw and Hull win = Going Down
42% – Newcastle lose or draw and Hull lose or draw = Staying Up
6% – Newcastle win and Hull lose or draw = Staying Up
1% – Newcastle win and Hull win = Staying Up
So basically, the feedback tells us that Newcastle fans see it as a toss of the coin whether it is Hull or ourselves who go down, with 51% believing that the nightmare scenario of a Hull victory and United failing to win will happen.
The faith in our own players though is almost non-existent, with a massive 93% having the opinion that Newcastle won’t beat West Ham, despite the visitors having nothing to play for and being on a shocking run of only two wins in sixteen matches (alomost as bad as John Carver’s two wins in nineteen).
The fan feedback is a massive contrast with how the bookies see it, their odds indicating Newcastle will be relatively comfortable survivors.
The last two rounds of games have seen defeats for Hull been the only thing that has kept Newcastle out of the bottom three.
United fans clearly believe that our only route to salvation is via the efforts (or lack of them) of the Hull players, rather than any belief in the Newcastle team.
That is a statistic that tells you everything you need to know with regard to just how deep the problems lie at Newcastle United.