NEWCASTLE FANS’ HOPES IN TATTERS

NEWCASTLE FANS’ HOPES IN TATTERS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON

  • Fans were asked how optimistic they are for the remainder of the 20/21 season as part of Sky Bet’s Fan Hope Survey Round 2 
  • Round 1 of the survey was completed in Aug 2020, with the latest results showcasing huge changes in fan hope since the season began 
  • On a scale of 1-10 (1 being not optimistic at all, 10 being very optimistic) Newcastle fans averaged an incredibly low 2.63 – the third lowest in the Premier League.

Newcastle fans have revealed how hopeful they are for the remainder of the Premier League season as part of Sky Bet’s Fan Hope Survey.

On a scale of 1-10 (1 being not optimistic at all, 10 being very optimistic) fans of the Toon Army rated their hopes at 2.63, which is even lower than the 3.71 score they averaged at the beginning of the campaign.

Despite securing survival comfortably in their first campaign with Steve Bruce at the helm, supporters of the club are far from optimistic, as 88% of fans aren’t expecting Newcastle to survive the drop this season.

The protracted takeover talks which crashed and burned earlier in the summer no doubt have a part to play in that, as 52% of fans believe the current owner Mike Ashley is at fault for this season’s decline down the Premier League table. However, some blame has still been put on the shoulders of manager Bruce, with 28% of fans blaming him for recent poor run of form.

Furthermore, fans are heavily disappointed with the clubs recent January window transitions with even more blame heading towards Bruce. This coincides with 28% of fans wanting Bruce to get the axe in the summer.

The full Premier League Fan Hope rankings can be found below:

The research was completed by Sky Bet and YouGov as part of The Fan Hope Survey Round 2. The research asked fans of each Premier League club a series of questions about their expectations of the new season.

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