Newcastle Have Two Of Premier League’s Top 10 Players

A couple of years ago we used to follow the Actim index – which ranks how players have played in the Premier League.

Kevin Nolan – in 9th place

They rank various players in the PL by things like completed passes, goals scored, crosses made, saves made and the like, depending on which position they are monitoring.

And during our relegation season Newcastle didn’t have too many players in the top 100, although we remember Steven Taylor was in at around 60th place.

We looked at the latest index last night and would you believe we have two players in the top 10?

Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan are those players, and it’s scary if they are still living in the same house. And they are actulaly on the exact same points total of 304, so really are both joint 8th, although that’s not how the Actim index shows them.

Andy Carroll – in 8th place

You can look at all the ranking here, but suffice to say that Andy Carroll is in 8th position and Kevin Nolan is in 9th position.

Here are the top 10 players this season so far in the Premier League, with their points totals.:

1	Dimitar Berbatov	Man Utd	        367
2	Florent Malouda	        Chelsea	        366
3	Gareth Bale	        Tottenham	351
4	Didier Drogba	        Chelsea	        347
5	Nemanja Vidic	        Man Utd	        333
6	Carlos Tevez	        Man City	318
7	Joe Hart	        Man City	306
8	Andrew Carroll	        Newcastle	304
9	Kevin Nolan	        Newcastle	304
10	Marouane Chamakh	Arsenal	        300

Other Newcastle players in the top 100 include Joey Barton (32), Jonas Gutierrez (39) Fab Coloccini (69) and Jose Enrique (72).

Former Newcastle target Seb Larsson is in at number 30 – so he could have been a decent buy.

And Sunderland’s top player is young Jordan Henderson at number 27.

The one Newcastle player missing in the top 100 that’s a little surprising is Cheick Tiote, who is one of Newcastle’s top players this season.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • xfer

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Carroll would be a big miss tonight. Hopefully Leon Best gets his chance. He did a fantastic job in his last PL game.

  • MickyD

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2


  • Brutooon

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #3

    I got a feeling that Leon Best will score tonite, and Ameobi

  • Mac

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Tonight? The game is a little over 4 hours away. I amin Liverpool. After our game it is straight next door for the Merseyside derby.What a day. COME ON THE TOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  • ginkoh

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    We have to give our all for today. The best team will win !

  • stevep

    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Those lists are a joke – Malouda over Bale, Drogba over Tevez, not even sure why Vidic and Chamack are in there

  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Today is not a day for shrinking violets IMO, attack from the whistle and deny the unwashed to settle

  • Sav

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    These charts are a load of rubbish though, aren’t they. Clubs would be managed by accountants and statisticians if they were any good.

  • Oleg G

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    I agree that these lists are not the 100% right, but I am sorry If someone believes here that players like Drogba or Malouda should not be where they are in that list, these are good players. And if their statistics are good, then there is nothing wrong with that.

    Of course there is no statistics to “Heart” and “fighting spirit” etc, but still, I think it is a very important thing for a player to have good % of passing, crossing or scoring, it shows quality.

    And I am sure that these statistics are also based on more then 1 season stats, so it Tevez is Under Drogba, that just means that in the overall Drogba has better Stats, it doesn’t mean that RIGHT NOW he is playing better then Tevez.

    Anyway, Glad to see some of our lads in that list. Shows that we have some quality in the team and it just needs to be reinforced with more great players. 2 good players this year will help us get in the top 10 in the end of the season.

  • tobes

    Jan 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Getting nervous. Hoping for a big win tonight to shut that dumb S%&T Daffy’s dirty mouth. Nolan for two!

  • andre29

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Sunderland vs Newcastle veetle and flash stream on

  • cupiddstunt

    Jan 16, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Ed I think it maybe the length of time Tiote has been with us, possibly not had enough games to get the points total up.


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