Newcastle Striker – Championship Player Of The Month For October

Dwight Gayle has won the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month award for October.

Sky Sports are reporting that Gayle got a whopping 9,042 votes and won by a country mile – or to be more exact he won by 8,196 votes from second placed Gary Hooper.



Dwight Gayle – Championship Player of the Month For October

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper was second with 846 votes, Brighton forward Sam Baldock third with 751.

The panel includes Sky Sports pundits Ian Holloway, Peter Beagrie and Paul Merson.

Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, and Malcolm Clarke, Chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation are also on the panel.

Dwight Gayle has been outstanding for Newcastle this season and already has 11 Championship goals and was a steal for just £10M from Crystal Palace.

We suppose we have to thank former manager Alan Pardew – who didn’t rate Gayle at Crystal Palace.

And with Rafa Benitez winning all six games in the month of October we expect Rafa to be Championship Manager of the Month for October.

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21 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1


  • beermonkey

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2


  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Rafa simply has to get manager of the month.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4

    damn u jail

    i did that for martoon i think it was and failed
    i thanks you

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Would still like Gayle to be rested for this game the lad at other clubs has picked up little injuries before so giving him another game off and then he can be back 100% for the Leeds game!

    Ideally would like Shelvey to get his yellow card soon as want him to be available for the Hull game as well!!

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Let’s hope it’s not the Kiss of Death!

  • beermonkey

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7


    will rafa have one on the cup
    or is all the focus on getting promoted

    for the only player i would say is a must for the hull game is shelvey the rest of the squad i dont mind
    although its a great chance to get into the semi’s

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8


    Limping out against Hull because we were not able to play our best players such as Richie, Gayle and Shelvey would be a downer for me! Not as bad as when Pardew did it against Benfica a few years ago but it would be pretty close!

    We are going to get promoted this season Rafa will not let standards slip so would be a great buzz to get through to the semi finals as anything could happen over 2 legs especially at St Jame’s !

  • martoon

    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #9

    beermonkey – it wasn’t me I think it was mindshaft a few blogs ago.
    I would have been gobsmacked if Gayle had not won player of the month – I wonder how many Toon fans voted in that?
    Similarly I would be amazed if Rafa doesn’t win Manager of the month.

  • beermonkey

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #10



    i dont think for 1 sec think raffa would roll out a weakend team
    i think we will a see little bit more rotation and no risks being taken

    everyone that seems to come in does well and doesnt deserve to be dropped

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11


    Thats what I love about Rafa he wants to win EVERY game he sends a team out every week with a plan to do this with the players who are playing!

    Very confident our premiership experienced players will raise their game against Hull to another level as sometimes it looks like they are still in 2nd gear when playing against some teams in the championship

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Pardew, Carver and Mclaren should have been charged by the FA for bringinging their cup in disrepute, they then could have said they were under orders.

  • Jib

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #13

    There is a misconception among some.
    Rotation does not weaken us.
    There are no weak links in the squad now.

    LCBParty mentions 2012/13 and the Benfica game sandwiched between 2 important fixtures against Hull and Sunlun (and already 3 -1 down against the Portuguese)
    Pardew played Bigirimana, Shola, Williamson and Marveaux – all below standard players .

    We don’t have below standard players anymore.

    Any team Rafa picks is fine with me.

  • cyprus

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Ww and others

    Sorry I didn’t respond, wrote something quick,didnt expect much response.

    I called Gouffy an ‘excellent player’, maybe that stretched it a bit. But he deserves credit for bucking down, not giving up, trying hard. And who can deny that he HAS scored a couple world class goals.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #15

    We got humped off the mackems though, and we didnt play until five days after the Fulham game

  • beermonkey

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #16


    look at the last cup game 7 changes i think with cardiff leeds and blackburn before hull there is 2 games cardiff and blackburn that he could rest the likes of shelvey ritchie and make the sort of changes we saw in the cup

    like jib says we are not really weakend when we rotate

    goofy is out of contract funny how players start playing really well when they get to the end of a deal and need a new one

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #17

    I wouldn’t have thought that was tye case with Gouff, he is playing under a much better coach at a lower level.

  • G

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Cyprus, I think I agree, Gouff is an excellent player, however, that is at the level he is playing. I am under no illusions that Gouff is a Prem player, but I certainly think he has done really well at this level, and long may it continue. If anybody offers us cash at Xmas for him I would knock it back frankly, I think he will prove his worth in the run up to June, and we can thank him for his time and grant him a free at the end of the season. It would make very little sense for us to part with him for pennies when he is playing so well for us.

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #19

    I watched the PL show last night with Sterling saying that he was expected to only play two touches before Pep and is now benefitting from having confidence in his own game. I think this relates to Gouffran where some players struggle to adapt to their managers demands and improve when the circumstances change.

  • cyprus

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #20

    That all makes sense and so does Lindis point. I hope jail is right regarding what you said beer! Don’t know really.

    Anyway, I’ll be honest. I won’t fight too much in Gouffy’s corner. After we were relegated I was upset with the whole lot from the owner to the manager to the last player. They could’ve all gone.

    But some have proven very useful. Rafa for one!! I was very critical of e.g. Shelvey, blamed him some for our detriment. He’s playing very well. Same for various others. We aren’t that bad, we needed someone with Rafa’s quality to gel it.

  • cyprus

    Nov 3, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #21

    That city second half was brilliant. Playing Barcelona at their own game. And beating them.

    Sterling should’ve just taken a single touch on a couple occasions! He would’ve scored 🙂


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