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Newcastle United: Fans flock to Jake Humphrey’s post

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have replied to a post from BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey after he claimed that simply staying in the Premier League is not a success for the Toon.

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Humphrey was tweeting after the Magpies were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City, and his post attracted the attention of many Newcastle fans who were happy to see Humphrey see their point of view.

Under Mike Ashley’s ownership, Newcastle have been relegated from the Premier League twice.

Is Humphrey right with his post?

Yes, he has got it spot on

Yes, he has got it spot on

No, staying up is a success for Newcastle

No, staying up is a success for Newcastle

Still, since they were promoted in 2017, they have remained in the top flight, and after securing survival this season, they will be playing Premier League football next year, but Humphrey does not believe that should be classed as a success.

This post from the BT Sport man led to many Newcastle fans going after those who have claimed that this has been a good season for the Toon.

Newcastle lost Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon last summer, which was a total of 23 league goals taken from their team, and have battled to 43 points in their absence.

In that regard, the team deserve praise, but to say they have had an amazing season, as Steve McManaman claimed, is probably wrong considering they have only scored 35 goals so far, and their goalkeeper has made the most saves in the league – which are hardly signs of success.

The truth is that if Newcastle’s proposed takeover goes through, they might be able to start thinking about more than survival, given the wealth of the would-be majority owners in the proposed deal.

Humphrey clearly feels that Newcastle perhaps deserve more, so it will be interesting to see what happens with this takeover that could allow the Toon to progress as a club.

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