We recently conducted a series of online polls which over 1,000 Toon fans took part in, asking a series of hypothetical questions on what they would do if the Saudi-backed takeover was completed.
The third question in our poll (see questions 1 and 2 here) looked at what fans would like the would-be owners to prioritise should a £300m deal be announced.
Fans will be expecting every option on the list to become a reality, but this poll is looking at what the most important factor would be on day one of the new consortium’s reign.
3. If the Saudi takeover happens, what would your first priority be?
Big money signings narrowly defeated training facilities 43% to 41%, with investment in these two areas having the biggest short-term impact on the club.
The lack of silverware for over half a century could be why the fanbase feels this way, with all of us desperate to see the club have some success on the pitch. The quicker, the better…
Upgrading the stadium and investing in the academy would not be immediate priorities, but they are obviously two important wishes that Toon fans would be hopeful for to help us achieve success in the long run.