At one stage, owner Mike Ashley wasn't a favourite among Newcastle fans, but slowly but surely he is beginning to win them round. The purchases of players such as Papiss Cisse, Yohan Cabaye and Fabricio Coloccini have got the fans back inside St James' Park and despite a poor season the club is looking in good shape.
While debts have risen - thanks mainly to the high profile signings of Cisse and co in recent years - the stadium is regularly full and the sale of Demba Ba to Chelsea brought in much-needed funds to improve this season's injury-prone squad which saw them dicing with relegation.
Below you'll see how debt levels have changed at the club over the years compared to league position & goals scored in addition to other key stats. There's also a social media data analysis of who is the most valued player to the fans, compared to the clubs player of the year.
A comparison of the club voted player of the year to what we have defined as the 'Most Valued Player' (MVP).