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Newcastle United: Many fans fearful after Mark Douglas’ PIF claim

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Plenty of Newcastle fans reacted with dismay following a claim made by north-east reporter Mark Douglas on Twitter.

Hitting home the worrying start to Newcastle’s opening of the current campaign, the writer notes that the club have now played 18th, 17th, 16th, 15th, 14th & 13th placed teams in the Premier League – and have yet to claim all three points of a single opponent.

Implying that it only gets tougher, Douglas also noted how the Magpies ‘need to get the managerial decision and January recruitment right’ if they are to survive the season.

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Many Newcastle fans were quick to react as they took to social media to have their say on the Tweet, with many agreeing with the sense of urgency that shines through.

What have some Newcastle fans been saying?

“Need 5-6 signings in January.”

@NUFC_Gallowgate

“That is worrying to read….but we’ll beat them the next time”

@Croc1892

“I honestly fear we might not be on more than 10 points by the new year and that’s only 2 wins vs Burnley and Norwich!.”

@manxpie86

“Burnley Norwich Brentford Brighton. Need to win those games. Not good”

@Bengn87

“All for patience but the further we fall behind the less likely it will be that we will attract good players and manager. Need to make decisions. And fast. We have on paper 3 or 4 winnable games before the December borrow show”

@Chris_Dixon_83

I am massively worried about relegation. Palace deserved to win missed at least 2 easy chances. We didn’t create anything only cw9 saved us a point with his worldie. We have a run of very tough games coming.”

@floorguy777

Fans clearly agree that time is not on the side of the Toon and action will need to be swift prior to January if the club is to upgrade on and off the pitch meaningfully.

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