41% of NUFC fans think club is destined for the Championship

2 in 5 Geordies have accepted their destiny in the Championship next year

<p>It’s been a tough start to the season for the Magpies (Image: Getty Images)</p>

It’s been a tough start to the season for the Magpies (Image: Getty Images)

Despite the wave of long-term positivity that still sweeps over Newcastle United fans following October’s takeover, it seems fans are not so confident about their Premier League status next year.

There have been some more promising signs of late, but Eddie Howe’s side still languish in 19th place, three points adrift from safety.

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To add to Newcastle’s worries, 19th place Burnley currently have three games in hand and a number of chances to extend their one point lead over United.

17th place Watford also have two fixtures in hand over the Magpies.

The bookies have Newcastle odds on to be relegated this season and 41% of people seem to have accepted that fate.

That data comes from NewcastleWorld’s Big Christmas Survey 2021, where fans were polled on issues relating to the football club.

Despite how the situation looks at face value, the data does show that more than half the fanbase believe the club will stay in the top flight.

The majority of fans remain optimistic

59% of people who responded to the survey back the team to pull off a great escape under Howe and his staff.

For many, the future of the club will likely depend on the amount of action or inaction in the January transfer window.

29% of fans think the situation is so dire that more than seven players need to arrive at the club in January.

35% of respondents would be happy with 5-3 players and 29% would settle for a minimum of three.