Newcastle United by numbers – Where we now stand ahead of 2021/22 Premier League season
Where do Newcastle United now stand?
The 2021/22 Premier League season kicks off in August and what is the health of the club and the size of the challenges that lie ahead?
By the use of numbers, I have tried to illustrate the state of Newcastle United as we now stand on Tuesday 15 June 2021.
Here we go…
0 Takeovers gone through
0 Details on season tickets released, despite every other PL club having released information
0 Sightings of Lee Charnley
0 £££ spent on new players in this transfer window
0 Ambition at St James Park
0 Communication from Mike Ashley and his minions on pretty much anything
1 Mike Ashley still in control
1 Major loss to the NUFC squad already, as no chance of Ashley allowing a proper bid for Joe Willock
1 More year of Steve Bruce (until Mike Ashley announced a new 8 year deal before season kicks off…)
1 Day until the Premier League fixtures are released (Wednesday 16 June)
3 Pre-season friendlies announced against Harrogate, York and Burton
5 Fifth worst Premier League defensive record (62 conceded) in 2020/21 compared to seventh best in each of two seasons under Rafa Benitez
8 and a half weeks until the new Premier League season kicks off
9 Of the 14 signings since Steve Bruce arrived have been free transfers or loans – more of the same?
20 Days until the Newcastle United first team squad return for pre-season preparations (Monday 5 July)
33 Days until the first announced pre-season friendlies, a split Newcastle squad playing away at York and Harrogate (Sunday 18 July)
60 Days until the Premier League kicks off again (Weekend of Saturday 14 August)
76 Days until first international break of the 2021/22 season starts (Monday 30 August)
77 Days until summer transfer window closes (Tuesday 31 August)
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