Man U (a), Arsenal (h), Dortmund (a)
The article inquired about the priority order of winning three crucial matches for Newcastle United fans scheduled for the first week of November. These games could significantly influence the trajectory of the entire season, spanning across three different competitions.
On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Newcastle United was set to face Manchester United, and a victory would propel them into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. With other strong teams like Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Brighton expected to be eliminated by then, Newcastle had a golden opportunity to go far in the competition.
Next up, on Saturday, November 4, 2023, Newcastle was to play Arsenal in the Premier League. Winning this match could serve as a statement of their strength in the league, especially since they were on a seven-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Success against Crystal Palace and Wolves earlier in the month could place Newcastle in contention at the top of the Premier League table.
The third match was scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023, against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. The outcome of the previous group-stage games would significantly influence the importance of this fixture. A win in Germany could secure Newcastle’s place in the last 16 knockout stages or, at the very least, put them in a strong position to qualify.
Newcastle United fans were asked to prioritize these three matches, and the survey revealed a diverse range of opinions. The ranking based on the fan preferences was as follows:
1. 36.4% prioritized the Borussia Dortmund match.
2. 32.7% favored the Manchester United clash.
3. 30.9% rated the Arsenal encounter as most important.
It was evident that the fans had varying perspectives on the importance of the Champions League, Carabao Cup, and Premier League fixtures in the first week of November.
In simpler terms, each match was awarded three points for being considered the most important, two points for the second most important, and one point for the third/least important. Based on these rankings, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, and Arsenal were the top three priorities, respectively.
This period promised a week of potentially significant matches and results for Newcastle United. The confirmed match schedule for Newcastle United for the remainder of November 2023 was also provided in the article.