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Fergie is the people’s champion

 

MANCHESTER UNITED will run away with the title this season - if their fans are anything to go by.

 

More than 75 per cent of the United faithful believe Alex Ferguson will deliver a 20th title.

 

But supporters of Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are nowhere near as confident.

 

Fergie has been the big player in this summer's transfer market with around £50million spent already.

 

And with the arrival of Ashley Young, David De Gea and Phil Jones, 76 per cent of Red Devils are sure they will be top dogs again this term.

That was just one finding of an exclusive YouGov survey, which has polled more than 13,000 Premier League fans during the close season.

It also revealed just 58 per cent of Chelsea diehards think new boss Andre Villas-Boas will lift the title.

 

Just a third of Manchester City supporters believe their team can add the league to last term's FA Cup win, while Arsenal's disappointing 2011 is reflected in only 24 per cent of Gooners reckoning they could finish top.

 

And as he embarks on his 25th season in charge at Old Trafford, Fergie still finished head and shoulders above the rest with an overall 8 out of 10 for his performance last season.

 

Liverpool and Spurs are not playing Champions League football next term but their supporters feel it will not be long before they are involved again.

The Kop are tipping King Kenny to lead them to a third-place finish, while the Spurs faithful feel a top-four place is on for them.

 

See Chart here http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport...ans-survey.html

 

ARSENAL fans turned up the heat on Arsene Wenger after another trophy-less season.

 

Wenger came a lowly 14th as supporters rated their manager's performance last season.

 

And he had better beware - Carlo Ancelotti finished one place above him and was axed.

 

No surprise Alex Ferguson was top as 41 per cent of Manchester United fans rated Fergie as a 10 out of 10.

 

WIGAN may be starting a seventh season in the top flight but many still see the town as a rugby stronghold.

They get the lowest crowds in the Prem and some six per cent of those feel no sense of belonging at the DW Stadium.

Maybe Dave Whelan should have a look down the road at Everton, who refer to themselves as 'the People's Club'.

 

MIKE ASHLEY has been given another big thumbs down from the Toon Army.

Newcastle came out ROCK BOTTOM as fans were asked to rate the positive impact owners had made on their club.

Almost a fifth of Geordies polled felt Ashley had a 'very negative' impact on their club.

 

But Ashley proved only slightly more unpopular than the new Venky's regime at Blackburn, which saw boss Sam Allardyce and chairman John Williams get the push.

 

And surprisingly, given the amazing transformation at Eastlands, only 40 per cent of Manchester City fans reckon the impact of Sheikh Mansour has been 'very positive'.

 

MANCHESTER UNITED may have won the title - but fans of old foes Manchester City were more satisfied with their team's efforts.

Roberto Mancini's men ended a 35-year trophy drought by lifting the FA Cup at Wembley in May - and also secured Champions League football for the first time.

 

That persuaded Eastlands fans to give their heroes an average mark of seven out of 10 for their performance over the season.

Beaten FA Cup finalists Stoke were also hailed by their die hards as they got a sterling 6.7 out of 10.

 

At the other end of the scale, an amazing 11 per cent of West Ham fans gave their team 0 out of 10 - as they went down without much of a fight.

HE took charge only in January but Kenny Dalglish confirmed his cult status at Liverpool with third place as fans were asked to rate their club's manager.

 

Mind you, the man he replaced at Anfield - Roy Hodgson - got the same score off West Brom's faithful thanks to his amazing rescue act.

FANS of the top four clubs are more worried about what they see on the pitch than what goes on off it.

 

But many Old Trafford regulars do have concerns about the Glazers and half of them say they are still bothered about their club's long-term financial stability.

 

THE gloom of relegation has already gone at Birmingham and West Ham. More than 70 per cent of their fans say they will go back up this term.

A HUGE 93 per cent of Man City season ticket holders say they get value for money. But only half of Arsenal fans feel the same.

 

MORE than half Blackpool fans do not think they will see the Premier League again - but they love their boss Ian Holloway who got 10 out of 10 from 42 per cent of them.

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You've buried the story of interest to Newcastle fans there CT....

 

MIKE Ashley has been voted the most unpopular football club owner in the Premier League in a new supporters’ survey.

 

 

Newcastle United fans gave Ashley a meagre 2.6 rating out of 10 in the YouGov study, which asked fans’ views on a variety of categories.

 

Ashley – who came under fire for selling Andy Carroll in the January transfer window – came bottom of the league when fans were asked to rate the positive impact owners had made on their club.

 

Sunderland fans gave their top brass seven out of 10 – the third-highest in the Premier League, behind Manchester City’s Sheikh Mansour, and Stoke’s Peter Coates, who scored 7.6 and 7.8 ratings respectively.

 

The survey, conducted by a national newspaper, asked supporters to give marks out of 10 for how they rate their owners, how satisfied they were with last season’s performance, how they rate the manager, and fans’ feelings of belonging.

 

Newcastle and Sunderland finished mid-table last season – Sunderland in 10th place with 47 points, and Newcastle just a point behind in 12th.

 

Despite finishing below their bitter North-East rivals, Newcastle fans were more satisfied with their overall league performance – rating it five out of 10 – while Black Cats fans gave their team 4.8.

 

Supporters of both clubs believe their managers could do better, with both Alan Pardew and Steve Bruce given ratings of 5.3.

 

The North-East pair finished well behind the league’s top manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, who won a record-breaking 19th league title with Manchester United, overtaking Liverpool to become the most successful club in England.

 

Sunderland fans said their club was 6.8 out of 10 when it came to giving fans a ‘feeling of belonging’, while Newcastle were close behind, with fans giving the Magpies a 6.4 rating out of 10.

 

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/local-n...owner_1_3552393

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getten sick of manc winning it its about time other teams got a shot not liverpool or arsenal or chelsea other teams

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