Top Three In Player Of The Season Poll Are New To The Club


It’s a good measurement of the success of last summer’s transfer window when the  top three in our annual Player of the Season poll were all brought in last summer, but the easy winner this year is Dutch International Daryl Janmaat.

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Daryl Janmaat in action last Sunday

Daryl got a massive 53.1% of the vote which is the highest percentage since Seb Bassong won it back in 2009 with a massive 67.9% of the vote

Daryl is our second highest winner ever just in front of Habib Beye who won it in 2008 – our first year of polling for the award.

21 year-old Ayoze Perez comes in second at 18% and he has an excellent first season on Tyneside.

Ayoze is followed by local lad Jack Colback at 16% – and both players have not only been good this season but have been fairly consistent too.

And a mention for Jonas Gutierrez, who played only 11 games for Newcastle this year, but came in 4th in the voting with 6% of the vote.

Jonas has since been released by Newcastle after having probably his best game in his career last Sunday, when he was the top European player of the last weekend of the European football season.

Jonas was signed on at Newcastle in the summer of 2008 while Kevin Keegan was still the manager, and he has fought his way back from testicular cancer and it’s been like a Hollywood movie for the Argentine.

Jonas will forever live in the memories of Newcastle fans, for what he’s achieved these last two years – and his comeback has been a huge highlight of the season.

There’s still time to vote if you haven’t yet done so.

Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?

  • Janmaat (55%, 2,685 Votes)
  • Perez (19%, 926 Votes)
  • Colback (16%, 799 Votes)
  • Gutierrez (6%, 294 Votes)
  • Sissoko (3%, 164 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,072

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Here are the past winners with their percentage of the vote.

SeasonPlayer% of Vote
2007-2008Habib Beye51.4
2008-2009Sebastien Bassong67.9
2009-2010Jose Enrique37.0
2010-2011Cheick Tiote37.9
2011-2012Fabricio Coloccini35.6
2012-2013Fabricio Coloccini23.5
2013-2014Mike Williamson23.7
2014-2015Daryl Janmaat55.1
2015-2016Rob Elliot40.5
2016-2017Matt Ritchie59.0
2017-2018Jamaal Lascelles51.0

Comments welcome.


173 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    May 31, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Viera.. Thanks but no thanks.

    Zero expirience isn’t what we need.

    Is there any difference between giving Carver the job or Viera the job?

    I’m not bothered whether Viera played at the top level or not, NUFC isn’t the place to cut your teeth in management.

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    There is no correct formula for the newcastle job. Experience might not count for much as seen with previous managers. In fact zero experience seemed to suit keegan more the first time round he managed the club. Getting Vieira would be a coup. ..something to excite the fans and a signal of intention for change.

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Optimistic prime..you should change your name to pessimistic plank

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  • headtheball

    May 31, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Did anyone with a surname other than Williamson or a mackem vote during the 2013-2014 season?
    Time to fess up.

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  • lesh

    May 31, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Op

    The only difference between Carver and Viera is that one has proved he’s a useless idiot!

    Ok they want to keep Carver as he’s Charnley’s puppet and therefore their ready made manager.

    He’s also running because credible HCs are probably turning us down because of the insistence they have Carver as number two!

    He’s a liability and if Charnley’s prepared to sacrifice a good appointment for the sake of keeping Carver, he should be kicked out too!

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Defenders have most of the player of years in last decade….says it all really.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    West Ham have approached Jurgen Klopp and David Moyes!!!

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  • BandB

    May 31, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    The club is like a signpost.
    Pointing the way to places but never going there.

    What scope for new ideas and improvisation is there under the job spec for head coach outlined by Charnley?

    It would be new wine in old bottles. The club needs to announce a complete rethink of the Charnley Doctrine if it is serious about raising its game.

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  • Bambams

    May 31, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Op
    I hear what you are saying re Carver or Viera. …
    Both have limited experience
    Only huge difference in Viera is he would attract the better players and quite the opposite for Carver after this season’s diabolical leadership. …Who would sign for us if Carver given the job.

    Just my opinion fella.

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #10

    Can carr be trusted with a large summer budget again?

    Can charnely run a big football club like newcastle

    Is carver capable of managing a team

    The answer to all questions are probably no…this is kind of scary as we arrarently move forward

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 31, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Might aswell just shift Pedro up and promote from within, he was world class! Haha.

    Im all for optimism and hey it could work out, but I’v had quite enough personally of the gambles at the club.

    If a new coach is to come in, I’d much rather see an experienced steady confident coach not someone who has zero experience. This League dosn’t take no prisoners and we don’t have a John Hall to take us up a level like back then. We have just gave one bloke a shot with this poor squad with minimal experience and it almost seen us relegated.

    Shambolic squad and zero experience looks like trouble to me.

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  • Pokat

    May 31, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Why thank you Jail. I must admit I do feel a built guilty sometimes challenging our Southern Converts and Fat Man apologists while I’m sitting at home soaking up their Tax Pounds watching my huge flat screen TV drinking beer and wondering whether to get all the kids to pile in my 7 – seater to pick up my State Allowances.

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  • the white tino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    No way Patrick Vieira will take head coach position as in my opinion he is not a yes man!! We will end up with another puppet with Charney/Ashley pulling the strings SLUG OUT HWTF

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 31, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Im much more interested in bolstering the squad than a coach right now. The coach isn’t picking the players coming into the club.

    I hope that changes, but until the squad is sorted every coach will struggle for me.

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  • Pokat

    May 31, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Why so surprising our best players are the new ones? They come here keen to impress. A season later they’ve fully realised Charnleys remit and either wind down or get the hell out.

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Vieira won’t come unless he’s been offered funds. He’s no fool, he’s not going to risk his whole career on what seems to be a poison chalice I. E. The newcastle job, unless he’s given assurances. This would be cause for optimism as far as I’m concerned. Vieira could easily lick his lips for a year or two and wait for a craic at tbe city job. This would show a lot of courage on Vieira behalf.

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  • hibbit

    May 31, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #17

    we were KK fist management job and most of us loved it

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  • STB

    May 31, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #18

    The more cynical would perhaps point to the mutual interest of leaking this story for Vieira and Newcastle.
    Vieira makes a clear statement of intent to man city that unless he gets Pellegrini’s job he could be off and the Toon create the buzz that the regime is changing … Time to renew your season tickets.
    When he finally decides not to take this great opportunity at a magnificently supported sleeping giant of a club for personal reasons,
    / head coach set up/ budget… he then either gets the city job or a free hand at somewhere like west ham where they will give him full managerial responsibility and a shed load of cash to spend with the prospect of building long term with the Olympic stadium ready for 2017.
    We can then resort to McClaren & Carver as per initial plan.

    I am not a cynic. It is worth a punt. He would probably have enough to get us 12th with the current mob and with his contacts and pull could bring in 3-4 real quality players that could get us between 5th -8th and playing entertainment.
    Even if it doesn’t work out I find it hard to imagine it could be worse than the garbage we saw since new Year.

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  • BandB

    May 31, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #19

    Are we having pre-season fixtures this year, or are we seeing another Ashley innovation?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 31, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #20

    Mike needs SJP to be full. It’s a requirement in the new TV deal. Sky has said they won’t be broadcasting games from half empty stadiums…

    …this is the part I think alot of ST holders fail to grasp

    As a attractive as Viera may sound it’s just another huge gamble at a time where we need someone more proven. Don’t understand the need to do this…it’s like Charmless /Ashley never learn.

    The idea of him is the right direction, but it’s the wrong choice I think. As a Ass. I would be pleased.

    The most important thing though is something gotta give. Carver and the rest need to go – or what will a new HC really help?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 31, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #21

    Lesh/Bambams

    Neither should be anywhere the job, West Ham are looking at Klopp or Moyes and we have people on here Championing a reserve team coach FFS.

    It doesn’t matter who he attracts if he isn’t in charge of transfers and even if he was I’d be well worried with his lack of expirience.

    IMO we need a coach with a few years expirience doing a similar job not some fresh out the packet wannabe, I’d back him but if it was my choice he wouldn’t be in the running.

    That’s being realistic not sticking my head in the clouds or up my arse like some of the fools on here.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 31, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #22

    BandB

    He’s bucking the trend again.

    The players have all been informed they have to work in the nearest shite defect shop this summer or have their contracts cancelled.

    Magical.

    Carvers not happy though apparently. He’s gotta clean the bogs.

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  • lochinvar

    May 31, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #23

    Yet again Ashley and Chanley are playing Russian Roulette with the decisions about who LEADS the club, because that is what is missing a LEADER.
    To be a leader you need presence, experience, respect and vision.
    If Ashley wants to be enlightened then moving NUFC from the pre-historic age ( Carver et al ) to the modern age ( and to be seen to encourage a new generation of non-white, non-Brit Managers so sought after by the FA and others, not that it should matter or be a criteria ) then Viera would clearly be an enlightened choice. He has presence, abundant and recent football experience, is well respected and I am sure will have a vision for his own and team success based on his winning mentality.
    Importantly imagine the impact on players such as Sissoko, Janmaat and others who want to be part of a Winning Team. The energy would be infectious.
    Alternative is McLaren – dull by comparison and probably told by Ashley to get himself sacked by Derby so no compo to Derby but more cash in his pocket if he lands here.
    Viera makes sense for so many reasons, I would welcome him.

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #24

    The people suggesting we need someone more proven, would you then be happy to settle for mcclaren then?? This is basically what you are saying. Sure we might as well go for big Sam again. A think Vieira would be far more exciting

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Enrique…Mourinho. ..pepe….keegan….all good players….all did pretty good with no previous experience . All leaders too.

    In fairness mcclaren has had plenty of experience getting the sack so yes..great experience there.

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  • BandB

    May 31, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #26

    McClaren would fit the Charnley Doctrine like a glove.
    Which is why it will be so interesting to see whether they go with Vieira instead.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 31, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #27

    lochinvar…I agree with alot of the things you say…especially the idea of Viera but couldn’t they have announced Viera back in January if it was just another gamble they wanted?

    Hiring Viera now after what we have just been through seems like someone is just not learning anything.

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  • Slank

    May 31, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #28

    If we look back at our previous managers with the exception of Joe Harvey it would appear immerterial whether they had vast experience or no experience. They didn’t win any trophies. It’s a lottery.

    Perhaps some would say that it’s not the winning (of trophies) that is important but the participation. Also, it’s the style of play that is important.

    Anyone from Mars reading this and other Toon blogs would get the distinct impression that no manager / head coach would be ever acceptable, we’ll certainly not Carver for one.

    Veira or McClaren would tick boxes albeit different boxes.

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Mourinho of course wasn’t a player but you get my meaning ????

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  • Transfer Sage

    May 31, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #30

    I don’t mind viera coming if he does. Rather a top manager but can’t see us getting one.

    It’s certainly more interesting than a run of the mill mid table mnaager like allerdyce or pardew.

    Experience is always good but some people just have it from day one. He might not have experience managing a team but as a club captain he would have been good with people, he will have learned a lot from training sessions with wenger and other managers he worked for and has played around Europe so knows different styles.

    It might be a gamble but so is appointing any manager, some top managers have failed with us before.

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  • BandB

    May 31, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #31

    AC

    I’m not sure who is minding the shop while the club is busy briefing and blogging.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 31, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #32

    How weird would it be to have Carver as a number 2 and have more experience than Viera as our number 1. Viera would be signed purely on name not football logic.

    It seems right down Charnley’s street actually.

    I’d much rather see Viera put his boots on for us, sign him up.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 31, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #33

    TS…I think we are talking about a whole other degree of gamble here with all do respect 😉

    …try and put in to perspective – look at what we have just been through. I would expect alot more from Charmless than a gamble on Viera or self-destruct Newcastle on someone like McClaren!

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  • Ron Knee

    May 31, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #34

    On The Chronic’s latest poll, 82% would give Vieira a shot.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 31, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #35

    Slank, Transfer

    Don’t get me wrong I love the idea of change, im optimistic and im aware it could work out. But, for me personally, I’d go for experience. I think it was Opimistic who gave the right expression before where my feelings are on the subject are concerned also. Cutting their teeth at this club at the moment is asking for trouble I think. Experience over gambles for me if possible.

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  • lesh

    May 31, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #36

    Tfl

    Klopp and Moyes to West Ham?

    They’ve a better chance of getting em because they’ll not be insisting on a Carver type condition!

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  • Fostino

    May 31, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #38

    The position of carver lies solely with the new manager. Charney hasn’t the balls to cut him yet.

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  • lochinvar

    May 31, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #39

    Wonderful isn’t it.
    Our rag bag owner and the red top press think they have us all wound up over the appointment of a new manager.
    Wrong.
    We are intelligent, thoughtful and experienced fans expressing considered opinions on our football club and best interests of the toon ( City of Newcasttle upon Tyne )
    The only slight irritant like a bad curry is the owners inability to run the club professionally in the eyes of the world.
    oh and Wonga, and Puma and Sports Irritant as well

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    May 31, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #40

    Fair point Lesh

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