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Your questions to NUFC's board


1. Where's the money that was pledged to be reinvested in the squad after the sale of Andy Carroll gone?


2. Why is there such a lack of communication with the fans from Mike Ashley and his board?


3. In 2009 you outlined your plans for the club at a fans forum. Can you give us an update on how you see our position now against that plan and if it has changed? What is the long-term plan for Newcastle United?


4. Can you justify why it took seven months to pursue a striker before failing at the eleventh hour to secure a signing?


5. Public opinion on Tyneside from large sections of fans is that they no longer trust statements coming out of the club after several empty promises. What assurances can you give fans that they can believe what the club tells them?


6. Given that level 7 was deserted in some parts at the Fulham game, is there any reason why those who want to sing can't all be sat together rather than upsetting fans who don't want to sing, which appears to be the problem in the Strawberry corner? What has caused the club to fundamentally change its stance to standing in the stadium?


7. Many fans clamoured for a marquee signing on the striker front. Are those days gone and can we expect more continental-based players coming in in January, if any?


8. Are you concerned about the 10,000 drop in attendance and that fans are either not renewing season tickets or have headed to support local non-league teams instead?


9. Is Ashley considering putting the club up for sale?


10. Newcastle United has the third highest attendances in the country, Sky TV and income from merchandising, plus a lower debt position than many in the EPL. Why in terms of player recruitment can Newcastle not compete with smaller clubs like Stoke, Fulham and QPR?


11. Are you aware of fans' disgruntlement with the away ticketing policy given the Toon Army are amongst the loyallest fans in the UK, and will you consider reviewing the policy?


12. Alan Pardew said he was 100% convinced he would get a new number 9.

What changed?


13. Why was Joey Barton allowed to leave for free and join a club that could be considered to be a rival in the Premier League?


14. Many fans now consider us to be a "selling club" after the departures of Nolan, Enrique, Carroll and Barton. How do you respond to this?



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Quite suprised at how blunt they are...was expecting more censored questions..


Also apologies for starting a new thread, but none (other than the Pardew/Transfer thread) seemed relevant.

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Guest johnson293

Would have liked a question about the SD.com branding all over the ground, and if stadium naming rights were still 'on sale'. Saw questions about it asked by quite a few people on the Chronicle site, so thought it would have made the 'shortlist'.

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Aye, like many of you have said...decent questions...none of which will get answered sadly.


Someone pointed out the wording is a tad strange in a few...leaves them open to non-answers too.


I think they've imalgamated the questions provided in places so the end result being they are a little more open to interpretation... Just going off the 10 I sent in I can see they are trying to cover all the main bases... Hope they don't readily accept the bland responses that many are predicting... I do sense a mood change of late with the local press... The journalists seem to have their finger a little more on the pulse with the general mood... Probably down to Twitter and greater forum trolling... Could never see Gibson or Oliver being the sharpest on the technological front...

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