Vote For “The Newcastle United Blog” Player Of The Season

We have just put up a poll for the Newcastle United Blog player of the season for 2008-2009.


We have 10 players on the short list to choose from, and yes some of them probably shouldn’t even be on there. Buit some lads have played well for us, especially over these last several crucial games.

Players must have played for the full season, so that eliminates Nolan, Lovenkrands and Ryan Taylor, whom we bought in the summer. Those who have been out injured for long spells, like Mark Viduka are also not included.

We also have not listed either goalkeeper Harper or Given, because they just played half a season – well in any case if we put Shay down, he may win and he’s not even at the club now – that didn’t seem appropriate somehow.

Please go to our home page and register your vote in the poll corner, which is in the right hand column.

51 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    May 25, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #1

    how could any one not vote for bassong

  • Penalty-Spot

    May 25, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #2

    I agree; but he’s not decided to stay yet…unlike Duff!

  • beyethegreat

    May 25, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #3

    no way are we more boring than stoke ill admit they are a better team than us but noway are they better to watch

  • only one shay given

    May 25, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #4

    players i wud like to see stay at newcastle

    S taylor

    Players i would like to see brung in wud be
    Adam Johnson
    St Ledger
    Stephen Hunt

    these players i feel wud help newcastle straight bak up along with the current squadd

    alsoo please please please can u keep supporting and carry on going to the matches ,, as newcastle is alredy seen as a joke and the fans are the only thing that give the club a reputation atm and it wud be even more embarrasin not being able to sell are allocation at away games in the championship !!

  • Aza9

    May 25, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Could the Player Of The Season vote really go to any player other than Bassong? Michael Owen anyone? Sorry bad joke…

  • Drago

    May 25, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #6

    without a shadow of doubt S.Bassong. Coz Taylor made too much costly mistakes…

  • Aza9

    May 25, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #8

    @ Toon_Factor – scumderland mate no doubt.

  • stevep

    May 25, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #9

    @toonfactor – you having a laugh mate – strachan sucks, in a league of two he came second!

  • Robby Bobson

    May 25, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Bassong no doubt about it.

    We should now target young championship players on the verge of becoming prem quality such as Gunnarson at Cov, St Ledger, Killgallon, Ledley and Kyle Walker.

    ON match of the day yesterday it said that we have 15 players on 50k or more which is ridiculous. Clear them all out and rebuild with a young hungry team. The players who deserve to stay are Guthrie, Bassong, S.Taylor, R.Taylor, (may be better in championship), Carrol, Enrique, Beye, Lovenkrands and Duff because he gives eveything.

  • Alanmc09

    May 25, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Stevep-what about the last 3 years?

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    May 25, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #12

    I voted for Steven Taylor because unlike Bassong he has said he will stay with the club unlike Bassong.

  • Lew Davies

    May 25, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Can someone please explain to me HOW we get rid of 15 players who get paid £50K+ a week.?????
    You cant just say “pack your bags old son.”
    The trouble is these over payed tossers have great contracts, which means NUFC will have to keep paying them regardless.
    The only way is to either sell them ( and who is going to pay them similar wages?) or else put them up for free!!! Either way if the players dont want to go, then we are well and truely stuck with them.
    This could mean we start the next season with the same garbage as this one.

    Owen will walk on a free having fleeced this club good and proper. OK he will have to take lower wages but will make up for it with a nice big juicy signing on fee.
    But I dont care, I will just be so glad to see the back of him.
    Dark days ahead,

  • Toon_Factor

    May 25, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #14


    Whats that got to do with who has been better this season? that was the question.

  • MarkO

    May 25, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Our team hopefully for next season:





  • Ross

    May 25, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #16

    strachan has apparently spoken to sunderland, i wouldnt want him at Newcastle anyway, the majority of Celtic fans i know say he’s clueless tactically and isnt good enough for them-a team that fights in a league where only two teams are competitive.

  • 52times

    May 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #19

    beyethegreat – They picked us simply because it’s us. Further examples of bigotry, I’m not surprised.

  • reillers

    May 25, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t think anyone has preformned near the level that Given has for us till he left.

    We need a lot of players to bring us back up. We’re not going to attract that many, we wont have a lot of money to spend and like, you’ve name flying around up there like Stephen Hunt, would be a good addition but if he leaves Reading he’ll probably want to go to a team that’s in the Prem all ready. It’s the sad truth of it.

  • Marty-Toon

    May 25, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Someone needs there heed checket out!!!!!!!
    3 votes for NICKY BUTT as player of the year.
    What a laugh…………
    Worst player of thye year i reckon

  • Macas

    May 25, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Nicky Butt has given 100% every game, and while some performances dipped he certainly wasn’t the worst player this season. In fact he was man of the match in certain games.

  • True fan

    May 25, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #23

    can anybody tell me what FFS means please, stupid question but its bugging me

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 25, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #24

    for foock sake, or fat freddy sheppard

  • neeraj

    May 25, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #25

    “For f***’s sake

    u just had to google it……

  • tripp

    May 25, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Nacho, Mr Invisible, was the worst player of the season.

  • tripp

    May 25, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #27

    FFS, truefan, don’t you know anything? 😉

  • True fan

    May 25, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #28

    i thought is meant fat freddy shepherd, but on msn talk it means for f**k suck, so i got confused, lol sorry , one of the first times iv smiled since yesterday *sigh*

  • neeraj

    May 25, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #29

    i always thought it was fat freddy sheperd, coz it always came out with his name attache to it….

  • neeraj

    May 25, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #30

    or when he was discussed abt

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 25, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #31

    atleast we are now favourites to win a league for once, 5/4 for us to win it

  • neeraj

    May 25, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #32

    every cloud has a silver lining

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 25, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #33

    i hope we sign darren gibson, mancienne and macheda all on loan

  • Doocey

    May 25, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #34

    We need to sort out long term future first. Whether Shearer will manage us for the next 3-5 years. What the plan is for the current team, shipping out players and bringing some in.

    It’s a long road in front of us lads… but if the board and the club do it right we are on the way up..

  • nufcc

    May 25, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Jose Enrique. Clearly the most consistent and efficient player at the club this season. Hope he stays next season, will be great for our team and hopefully will be able to bounce back.

  • toonluvva

    May 25, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Ok, we are down. I hope that the cost of relegation has finally woken up Mike Ashley to what it takes to run a football club. If Shearer is to take the job, he should make sure that as he comes in LLambias goes out!
    As for the overpaid players we have on the books, I agree that it might not be so easy to get rid of some of the dead-weights and this worries me.
    Player of the Year? my vote is for Bassong. Just hope we can keep him for next year.

  • nufcc

    May 25, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Read Duff’s interview somewhere. he said he was committed to newcastle and would stay next season. Also said last 8 weeks since shearer came the club has been run like a proper football club. Looks like shearer did a fine job. Hope he stays and brings us back up in the near future.


    May 25, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #38

    that guardian article mentions getting rob lee in to help and the good ol john carver… i think they’re very astute additions to alans team, especially since we all are pensive regarding AS tactical nonce

  • sahota

    May 25, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #39

    First time commenting after yesterday’s defeat. I was feeling gutted since then.Still feeling down. Looks like you guys have picked yourself up and planning ahead which is good to know. Not sure why still I am not able to convince myself about what happened. Nothing less than winning championship next year will be satisfactory. We should not now waste even a day. Start planning things from today. I hope Mike Ashley give all what Shearer wants and we move on.


    May 25, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #40

    when the bull came on on sunday, he was on it from the off, would do well to keep him next season.

    i would also keep duff… yes, he’s not found his old form but he is still a fighter and if he’s going to come out and say he wants to stay, then he’s also pretty much said he’ll take a pay cut, with him and taylor leading the way, hopefulyl that’ll be the catalyst for other players to follow suit. i’d definitly want to keep viduka on a pay to play deal. harper i would keep and i would imagine he’d stay too, he loves the toon. beye also loves the toon and is a credit to the team, i hope he’ll also take a cut and play on next term. jonas and collocini will leave, thats a given, both argie internationals, they wont stay. bassong, well, i’d love to see him stay but cant see it, shame… please prove me wrong seb!

    carroll will stay, no doubt shola will stay. guthrie would be good to stay and i’d also liek to see nolan stay, he would have the right attitude and be an inspiration to our young team.

    pick upa few loans next season from the prem… there’ some starlets about, along with some of our own young blood and i think we’ll be in good shape.


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