Newcastle Have Only 3 Players in Premier Top 100


A month ago Newcastle had 7 players in the Premier league’s top 100 players based on the Actim index. Today that number has dwindled to just 3 players and two of them are our 21 year-olds Charles N’Zogbia and James Milner.

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Charles N’Zogbia – currently ranked 36th in league, Newcastle’s top player

A month or so ago we had 7 players in the top 100 and there positions and actim index were as follows:


Player    Points Rank

N'Zogbia    156    7
Milner 	    136   23
Geremi 	    106   64
Butt 	    104   67
Martins      94   88
Cacapa 	     94   89
Owen 	     89   98

That number has dwindled to just 3 players now and even includes Michal Owen, who has not played for a number of weeks. The three players are N’Zogbia, James Milner and Michael Owen and they stand as follows:


Player    Points Rank

N'Zogbia    174   38
Milner 	    154   55
Owen 	    123   96

This is a reflection of the fact that we haven’t played well individually or as a team over the last 6-7 games and the actim index therefore falls off a bit. The top 10 players from all positions in the Premier League is as follows:

1  	B Mwaruwari  	Portsmouth  	293
2 	F Fabregas 	Arsenal 	287
3 	C Tevez 	Man Utd 	283
4 	F Lampard 	Chelsea 	282
5 	S Gerrard 	Liverpool 	272
6 	G Agbonlahor 	Aston Villa 	270
7 	E Adebayor 	Arsenal 	266
8 	C Ronaldo 	Man Utd 	261
9 	R Ferdinand 	Man Utd 	259
10 	M Petrov 	Man City 	258

For the first time this season Fabregas of Arsenal is not at the top of the charts, and is overtaken by Mwaruwari of Portsmouth. But there are some top names in that top 10, that’s for sure. Of course Fabregas has also been out injured. You can get the full rankings here.

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14 comments so far

  • George

    Dec 12, 2007 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    That fact tells the story of that bad spell we had, when including myself, crying for SA to stop playing about with out of position players, and in cases not playing players at all.
    Without doubt, if we carry on as in the past 3 games i think we will see more than 3 players in that list next month.

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  • Leo

    Dec 12, 2007 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #2

    how is owen still in there? he didnt do much before and now… scary eh

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  • Callum

    Dec 12, 2007 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #3

    lol, How is Owen there? Martins has scored 2 in the last 3 games whilst Owen hasnt played at all

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  • rich

    Dec 12, 2007 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I dont understand why people dont realise we are in a transitional period, we arent going to win anything this season and we arent going to do very well either – fact.

    as long as we stick with Sam and he gets money to improve the team we will be back to being the team we all know we can be.

    Its not going to happen over night, or over a period of months.

    im content that we are in the top half of the prem, especially after being managed by Souness & Roeder.

    Sam needs time.

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  • John

    Dec 12, 2007 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Well Said Rich. Spot on

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  • Bill F

    Dec 12, 2007 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed you seem to have dropped out of the Newsnow site again.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Dec 12, 2007 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Bill – yes I saw that – I’ve sent a note to the guy in charge – not sure what’s going on – but it’s just today.

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  • Leo

    Dec 12, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #8

    i know why cacapa had a bad game at pompey, it was because he was wearing the wrong shorts…. check this out

    he is wearing the 3rd strip shorts

    i know mort and ashley may be shrewd with their money but get him the correct shorts haha

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_2964879,00.html

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  • Callum

    Dec 12, 2007 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed – I dont know how but i think i signed up to RSS feeds, because everytime someone makes a comment i get an email, is there anyway to stop this? Thanks.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Dec 12, 2007 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Callum – I think the RSS feed may be screwed up – am looking at it now.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Dec 12, 2007 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Callum – it should be OK now.

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  • Phil

    Dec 13, 2007 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Sven did’nt need much time at City,so what’s BSA’s reason??
    Time won’t make a bloke who thinks not playing anyone on the whole right side of the pitch,think it isn’t right.

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  • Sandy McNair

    Dec 13, 2007 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Nothing for a pair of long balls. Not in this game.

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  • yh

    Dec 13, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #14

    If City suddenly start crashing what’re you people gonna say? Mmm. Of course they might not given the number of quality buys (coupled with the amount of money being pumped in by a dubious Mr Shinawatra) Eriksson was ABLE to make.

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