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We asked fans how strong is this Newcastle United team compared to other 19 Premier League clubs?

1 year ago
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The question we asking yesterday was – How strong is this Newcastle United team / squad compared to rest of Premier League?

Taking away any other factors, just consider how good this set of Newcastle players are.

Forgetting about Mike Ashley, Steve Bruce, or whoever, simply concentrating on the strength of the group of players compared to the other 19 Premier League clubs.

Maybe best to imagine it as all 20 clubs having the same level of manager (or head coach) and all other factors.

So in that scenario, where would you expect this Newcastle team to finish in the Premier League?

So, here’s how the voting of Newcastle fans went, when asked what is the quality of this Newcastle United team / squad compared to their rivals (rounded up or down to nearest whole number)?

0% First

0% Second

0% Third

0% Fourth

0% Fifth

0% Sixth

0% Seventh

0% Eighth

0% Ninth

3% Tenth

1% Eleventh

3% Twelfth

5% Thirteenth

9% Fourteenth

11% Fifteenth

10% Sixteenth

17 % Seventeenth

21% Eighteenth

12% Nineteenth

7% Twentieth

As you can see, it is a very close call when it comes to whether this Newcastle United team is one of the weakest three in the league.

Taking away those other factors, 40% of fans who voted, think that regardless of Steve Bruce etc this is a relegation level team.

Obviously, when you add in those saying seventeenth, you then have 57% who think it is a bottom four level team.

Then 87% think the Newcastle United team is amongst the seven weakest.

Not exactly a positive when you consider Rafa Benitez led his NUFC team to 10th and 13th.

What you can say is that the Newcastle fans voting, think this is a borderline relegation team and can Steve Bruce manage to make it look any better than that and stay up comfortably as Rafa did (by 11 points both seasons)?

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