Big Newcastle United Survey: Last chance to have YOUR say on Steve Bruce, transfers, expectations and the Saudi takeover

As ends of seasons go, Newcastle United’s – this time around – turned out to be relatively positive.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 10:36 am

For all the doom and gloom of much of the 2020/21 campaign – the awfully arduous winless runs, the long goalless spells, the in-fighting, the underwhelming and the underachieving – the Magpies somehow won five of their last eight games to stretch a remarkable 17 points clear of the bottom three and into 12th spot, bettering last season’s points tally and position by one.

To many, they’d looked doomed in late March and early April.

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Fulham's Tim Ream (left) and Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin (right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London. Picture date: Sunday May 23, 2021.
Fulham's Tim Ream (left) and Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin (right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London. Picture date: Sunday May 23, 2021.

Earlier this week we launched our annual Big Shields Gazette Newcastle United Survey and want to know your views on the season just gone, what next for Steve Bruce and the Magpies, as well as the nature of the business you think should be done this summer. It closes on Friday morning.

And it wouldn’t be an NUFC survey without a few questions about the stalled, seemingly never-ending, Newcastle United takeover saga.

Think it’s alive? Tell us. Dead? We want to know.

Is Mike Ashley in it for the compensation, re his two separate legal actions against the Premier League, or does he, as he states, want the PCP Capital Partners, Reuben Brothers and Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia deal pushed through?

Provided there is NO takeover, do you think Bruce is the right man to continue at United, especially after the turnaround in fortunes as the end of the season?

How big an impact has No.2 Graham Jones had at United? Is he the catalyst to the new ‘United identity’, or is it more than that? Let us know.

Will Newcastle United make an effort to sign eight-goal Joe Willock this summer, or do you think his future may lie elsewhere? And what of Newcastle’s other business – what positions are priority this summer, will they hang on to the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin and what will their budget be?

The survey closes on Friday and we’ll publish the answers in full over the weekend.

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