The 2015/16 Premier League season proved to be a disastrous one for Newcastle United as they were relegated to the Championship.
There had been increased optimism at the club after a summer transfer window saw them bring several big money signings into the club.
It did not prove to be a strategy that would work for them though as the majority of those signings, aside from Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum, proved to be poor purchases.
A poor start to the campaign set the tone for what was to come, as Newcastle had to wait until the middle of October to secure their first victory, a 6-2 defeat of Norwich City.
Steve McClaren did not manage to finish the season in charge as a result, with the club replacing him in March.
His replacement, Rafa Benitez, led them on a late by ultimately unsuccessful fight against the drop to cap off a disastrous campaign.
Here are ten pictures that sum up Newcastle's 2015/16 season:
Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected in a 1-0 loss to Arsenal
Newcastle manager Steve McClaren looks dejected
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his fourth in the win over Norwich
Newcastle's Jack Colback, Vurnon Anita and Papiss Cisse look dejected in the 5-1 loss to Crystal Palace
Newcastle United celebrate in the 2-0 win over Liverpool
Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey applauds the fans at the end of his debut vs West Ham
Newcastle United's Andros Townsend looks dejected in the 5-1 loss to Chelsea
Rafa Benitez poses after replacing Steve McClaren at Newcastle
Andros Townsend celebrates after scoring the only goal in a big win over Crystal Palace
Newcastle fans hold up a banner for manager Rafael Benitez