Newcastle Have Eight Players In Top Performing 100 Players

Newcastle are 4th top of the Premier League, and that’s a big surprise to some of us.

Steven Taylor – Newcastle’s highest ranked performer at number 19

And not only that, but Newcastle have two players in the Actim Index 20 performing players in the Premier League, and they are Steven Taylor and Leon Best who occupy the last two positions of the top 20.

1 Wayne Rooney          Man Utd             236
2 Ashley Young            Man Utd             157
3 Edin Dzeko                  Man City            153
4 Sergio Aguero            Man City            150
5 David Silva                  Man City            127
6 Luis Nani                      Man Utd            123
7 Oliveira Anderson     Man Utd             122
8 Vincent Kompany      Man City            108
9 Gabriel Agbonlahor   Aston Villa        104
10 David De Gea            Man Utd              93
11 Jose Bosingwa         Chelsea                 91
12 Joleon Lescott          Man City              91
13 Jonathan Evans        Man Utd              88
14 Franco Di Santo        Wigan                  87
15 Ivan Klasnic               Bolton                 86
16 Danny Murphy          Fulham                84
17 Wes Brown                Sunderland        83
18  Toure Yaya                Man City            83
19 Steven Taylor            Newcastle           81
20 Leon Best                    Newcastle          79

As you can see the list is dominated by the two Manchester clubs, and Manchester United and Manchester City both have six in the list.

Goalkeeper  David De Gea may not have made a good start to his Red Devils career according to some journalists, but he is still the top rated goalkeerp in thePpremier Lague at the moment, in 10th place.

Danny Simpson is ranked in 28th place and is the 10th best performaionfg defender, and Tim Krul is the 4th best performing goalkeeper and is 42nd best player overall.

Cheick Tiote is in 49th place, Fab Coloccini is 67th, Gabriel Obertan is in 84th position and Yohan Cabaye is right behind him in 85th place.

That’s strange because most of us would have expected Yohan Cabaye to be much higher in the rankings.

But the very fact that Newcastle have 8 players in the top 100, shows that it’s not a fluke that Newcastle are in 4th position in the Premier League table.

Comments wlcome.

20 comments so far

  • JimmyToonToon

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #1



    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Of the top 15 4 are from outside of Manchester…

    Though would like to know how this is calculated if Cabaye is Saylor, Obertan and Tiote…a few games he has been missed out on but howay he has out performed Tiote and Obertan imo

  • JimmyToonToon

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Long may it continue! HWTL

  • alec6247toon

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t like these kind of lists, what do they give the points for? And how can you judge one player being better at something in comparison to another at this level? Yes players all have form but it is difficult to believe that Franco Di Santo for instance (14) is a better striker than Hernandez or Drogba etc. who don’t appear on that list.

    On the plus side however, whatever they are judging it on, it is promising to have 8 players in the top 100.

  • drongo

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    As a general trend this is good, however, stats like this are very misleading. They are taken from what the suveyors pre-determine to be ‘key contributions’ i.e., a goal, an assist, a blocked shot….
    They will count the assist as being just the final pass, regardless of whether that was the pass that actually ‘created’ the opportunity.

    Take the Forest game as an example – HBA split them open by picking out Marv with something pretty special, however, Marv will be the one credited with ‘creating’ Lovermans opener.

    For a player like Cabbie, who is a middle of the park architect – he will come out artificially low on most of these ways of scoring people.

  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Rhubarb and custard!

  • scottoon

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Skysports reporting that Pards is urging HBA to be patient, and that he won’t likely play a part against Blackburn. I don’t understand this to be honest. The lad is chomping at the bit to get out there, he is fit, and even if he is not ready for 90 he is still a terror one v one, can spray a pass (wide ball to Marv twice leading to goals vs Forest) If he doesn’t perform, or he tires, sub him off on 60 or 70.

  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #8

    HBA is a terror 1 vs 3/4 😛

    I expect him to be on the bench.


    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Just looked through the top 100 and I count 9 NUFC players in there.

    Best Saylor Colo Simmo Tiote Cabaye Obertan Gutti and Krul

  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Krul has out performed any ‘keeper in the PL, so far. For De Gea to be placed 10th, just shows stats like these are farcical.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #11

    as they say there are lies damn lies and then there are statistics

  • estechco

    Sep 23, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #12

    WWJBD: If we can just squeeze another couple into the top 100 then that’s team selection sorted for AP?

  • toonarmyuk

    Sep 23, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Milking Mike’s Bulging Pockets (@ 10) – totally agree. How could it be physically possible for any keeper to be higher up the table than Krul who has conceded only 2 goals!? I understand defenders may be able to move around more due to tackling, yellow/red cards, fouls etc, but the keepers are a different story!

    It just doesnt make sense how there are three better performing keepers in the league! Definitely one lot of stats to ignore…

  • nightfa11

    Sep 23, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #14

    putting de gea as the best keeper just means these ratings are full of crap.. he might come good..he probably will..but for now hes average..

    what a load of bull..seriously.. where do you get those journalists?? fire them all=)

  • chris_g

    Sep 23, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Milking Mikes’ bulging pockets // Sep 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Krul has out performed any ‘keeper in the PL, so far. For De Gea to be placed 10th, just shows stats like these are farcical.
    I totally agree. The reason De Gea is placed above Krul is simply because these player ratings are weighted heavily in favour of the ones who play for “successful” teams (which also explains why 9 of their top 10 players are from the two Manchester clubs!)

    As Geordiedoonsooth correctly pointed out, there are lies, damned lies and statistics!

    If anyone’s interested, this is how they arrived at those statistics:,,12306,00.html

  • Toon_Jock

    Sep 23, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #16

    8 players out of 11 we allowed on the pitch is not too bad if you ask me

    and 8 out of 100 PremL players – GAME ON for Sat lads!!!!

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Sep 23, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #17

    why dont we brake the bank for eden hazard surely we are one of the most attractive clubs for up and coming players you would get him for 25 million already paid for from carrol money but are midfield would be top in prem and thats how ya win trophies

  • simon/nufc

    Sep 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Franco di santo thats a joke a couple of deflected goals nd he makes the list haaha makes me laugh

  • mickguk

    Sep 23, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Quick point here.
    I laugh everytime the fans say it is THIER club.
    £500 a year for how ever many years you have paid for a seson ticket does not compare to the MILLONS ashley has spent. If it wasnt for him the club could of quite easily went under.
    STOP singing your childish songs at him and GROW UP !!!

  • Solaidback

    Sep 24, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #20

    How the frak is Wes Brwon in the top 20???

    The stats must go on how many goals you’ve conceded or attacks you’ve stopped because the muckems haven’t exactly won many games or scored many goals, so as others have said, it’s weighed in favour, like most other things in this league towards the so-called big clubs…

    OT – Why are Manc Citey being classed as a BIG club, is it because they’ve spent 100’s of millions on players, because otherwise, they’re no bigger than us or other teams in the PL…. deluded to think they’re big cause they’ve finished in the top 4 once in 20 seasons or more, or to have won the FA cup once in god knows how mnay years… so the only thing it could be is because they spend BIG!!!!


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