Newcastle United dropped into the bottom three on Saturday.
For the first time this season, the bookies (see below) now make NUFC one of the three clubs that they think are most likely to go down.
We asked Newcastle fans a simple question, do you think Newcastle will be back in the Championship next season?
I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be in terms of which way supporters would vote but thanks to everybody (2,402) who voted, I think those numbers give us a decent snapshot of how the fanbase is generally feeling at the minute.
The result was:
Yes Newcastle will be relegated – 1,444 votes (60.12%)
No Newcastle won’t be relegated – 958 votes (39.88%).
So it is basically a 60/40 split at the moment, with 60% of Newcastle fans believing the club are more likely to go down than stay up.
Before the Arsenal match, there was an interesting report in the Financial Times, which claimed that the Amanda Staveley led bid for Newcastle United hadn’t increased their offer from £250m to £300m, despite reports of that previously. The FT report also claimed that sources had told them that Staveley’s bidders had done a risk assessment of whether Newcastle would be relegated, the result coming out that they believe there is a 65% chance of the club dropping into the Championship.
In the next few weeks we are set to have a clearer picture you would imagine, with Newcastle playing four relegation strugglers out of their next five matches, plus we will all be waiting to see what happens in the transfer window and any takeover updates/progress.
Newcastle United always seems to be at some kind of crossroads in terms of which way things will go. However, rarely has the choice been so stark, with one direction pointing to a continuing disaster if Mike Ashley stays as owner, the other giving everybody hope.
Odds on Premier League relegation:
13/8 West Brom
3/1 Huddersfield Town
3/1 Crystal Palace
3/1 Stoke City
4/1 West Ham
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