Newcastle Have 3 Players In Premier Top 100

With our improved form over the last several weeks, it’s not surprising that Newcastle now have 3 players in the Actim Ratings Top 100 Premiership players.


Michael Owen – top Newcastle player at number 62

Michael Owen, the Newcastle captain and scorer of two goals on Sunday, is our highest placed player in 62nd place with 338 points.

Steven Taylor also makes the list, with his consistent form over the last several games and is placed at 74 with a total of 321 points.  Nicky Butt enters the list for the first time this season at number 90 with 296 points.

Here are the top 10 players in the list

Pos  Player   		Club         Points

1    Cristiano Ronaldo  Man Utd        759
2    E Adebayor         Arsenal        635
3    Fernando Torres    Liverpool      618
4    Ashley Young       Aston Villa    604
5    Roque Santa Cruz   Blackburn      570
6    Carlos Tevez       Man Utd        552
7    Francesc Fabregas  Arsenal        547
8    Steven Gerrard     Liverpool      534
9    Gareth Barry       Aston Villa    532
10   Joleon Lescott     Everton        518

Here is the top 100 list of Premier League players.

Actim Stats Explained

Actim Stats are a collection of team, player and match statistics.

They are derived from all the actions that take place during a match, including goals, shots on target, corners, fouls, offsides, passes, tackles, blocks and clearances. The raw data can be used to generate a wide range of tables and statistics such as player profiles, team and player head-to-heads and form guides.

PA Sport gathers match data for every Barclays English Premier League, Coca-Cola Championship and Scottish Premier League game.

The data is gathered by two methods – real-time match analysis and the study of video footage. The real-time analysis is conducted by ex-professional footballers that report on action at the grounds as it happens. Further, more detailed analysis is obtained by studying videos of the matches.

12 comments so far

  • Leo

    Apr 23, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #1

    id hate to have the job of sitting counting the passes and shots, would be tiresome

  • chuck

    Apr 23, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Who makes up this rubbish!

  • ToonKing

    Apr 23, 2008 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #3

    this is bollox………..Owen should be 1st 😀

  • lee

    Apr 23, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #4

    looks very good

    hope next season loks more like this for 38 games

  • Bill F

    Apr 23, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree ToonKing, it is bollox, if we are supposed to currently be the form team we should have more players in the top 100. Where is Beye, he is the best player in our team at present. I would have Michael at number 2 in the list with Number 1 obvious.

  • geordie nick

    Apr 23, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #6

    bill f, the stats are over the whole season, r u honestly tellin me u think owen has been the second best player in the epl this season, have a word with yourself mate, we r only the form team in the last 5 games so thats why weve hardly got any players in it, its obvious that the majority of players who play for teams above us in the league are going to be better in the stats depatment

  • Punk Skunk

    Apr 23, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Cheat-aldo must be top of the diving, cheating, whining & crying like a baby league as well!..
    …It’s funny how when players like him & gerrard & the like have cack games no one mentions it…Strange that, isn’t it?..
    …How messy have manure’s defense looked in recent games, but still no slagging, hmmmm!..

  • Bill F

    Apr 23, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Geordie Nick, I was under the impression that it was based on current recent form. I still can’t see how Taylor and Butt figure higher than Beye.

  • JP...from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Apr 23, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Beye should be in there with a shout. I am curiousto know where he stands compared to the likes of lets say, Brown. Wes Brown is absolute SHITE and I am overjoyed that he didn’t sign for us…THANK GOD!!

  • ObaFan2

    Apr 24, 2008 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Wes Brown is 20th with 474 points 😀 I too am glad he isn’t coming here.

  • obafemimartins

    Apr 24, 2008 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #11

    wes brown is awful wherever he is playing.

  • Hadrian

    Apr 24, 2008 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #12

    we break the modric thread ? 😀


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