How are you feeling about Newcastle United at this moment in time?

We are looking for a snapshot of how fans are feeling at the minute.

Two months after Premier League safety was ensured and a month into the transfer window.

Martin Dubravka has agreed a permanent deal but no other signings as yet.

There are 18 days until the Newcastle squad return for pre-season but still 56 days until the transfer window slams shut.

Rafa Benitez may not have signed a contract extension as yet but neither has he walked away.

So the question is: How confident are you that everything will turn out ok at Newcastle United this summer?




  • Ba ba.

    As long as fat man reigns we will never be confident

    • TheFatController

      I think there may be a lot more badwill this summer if things are ‘same old’, because of the carrot of Staveley that was dangled.

      To be on the verge of losing Rafa, if not this, then next summer, and with no realistic chance of a buyer, we are in a much more desperate state than a year ago.

      The way Ashley is, I cannot see any manager ever working out here – sort of like Chelsea but without the titles and cups and PL safety thrown in.

      We’ve had two relegations though, i full expect a third in the next three years if Ashley stays. The wheels are never far from coming off, even at the best of times under him. We finished 5th once, still got relegated a few years later. Go figure !

      • Leazes.

        The only goodwill for a successor to Rafa will be from Ryder.

  • Leazes.

    I see Ryder has contradicted me in saying St James is a HUGE Stadium….. that’s probably because he was born in the 1980s when the club was dead, the ground dilapidated and the world didn’t exist before he was born.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Everyone except your little clique on here contradicts you, it’s because you are a liar.

  • Come&TakeIt1836

    Of course, the definition of “ok” is variable and personal.

    Is it okay if £40M is spent, 4-5 players are brought in plus a loaner or two, but Rafa misses out on all his first choice recruits because the negotiations were managed too slow? I suggest this scenario is not ‘ok’ although it may be ‘sufficient’ for our results next season.

    I am on the record as saying any dealings in June were always going to be the small caliber, squad adjusting level events in the defense barring the odd opportunity. The important transfers (offensive firepower) were always going to happen in July once the major cash is available or, in the case of Kenedy, once Chelsea figures out their plans as a club.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Exactly, June deals are ones already done throughout the year. We’ve known of Liverpool’s and Manyoos signings since pretty much January.

      Were in a pecking order so we have to wait.

  • Paul Patterson

    History suggests it won’t be . .

  • Rich

    I can’t foresee us doing well to be honest, no sign of real investment and even if there is it’s negligible and we’ll be outdone by EVERY other team in the league, including Cardiff and Fulham no doubt. Forget about moneybags Wolves, they will have exceeded our Transfer record within the next few weeks…
    But knowing the fat f*ck who owns us, he’ll let us survive by the skin of our teeth for another season of discontent…

  • Peter C

    Firstly I have to admit I’m a pessimist by nature, so naturally I tend to look on the dark side first.

    But anyone who is positive about the upcoming season, must be deluded or vaguely insane.

    All you have to do is look at the last five years especially, and see what’s happened at the club. The lies, the broken promises and the manipulation of the truth, by Mike Ashley and Co. Does this really fill anyone with any confidence, because it doesn’t with me.

    Yes if Benitez had signed his extension to his contract, I could’ve of felt some assurance that we were making some progress. But it’s 2 months on, from reports that Ashley wanted Benitez to stay, and still there is no agreement between them, and not one on the horizon, which tells a story.

    If we there had been any movement on incoming transfers, I would’ve had some positive thoughts, but there’s been none. (Obviously I’m not including Dubravka)

    We will continue to do the same things, the same way, as we done over recent years, at the last minute, and at a knock down price. This doesn’t fill me with confidence either.

    Benitez is an honourable man and will do his best for the club, until his contract expires, then we will really be in the mire, but hopefully still in the Premier League.

    After that, it’s anyone’s guess as to what will happen, but I think there’s a possibility we could do a Sunderland, but hopefully not, there’s some optimism to end on.