With the votes rolling in for our annual Player of the Season poll there’s simply no doubt early in the voting who will win the poll.
Matt Ritchie is way out in the lead with close to 60% of the vote with the next in line being Jonjo Shelvey with 15% followed by Ciaran Clark on 10% and Dwight Gayle with 23 Championship goals in third place on 8%.
But with Dwight being out injured most of the second half of the season with a hamstring problem, it was Matt Ritchie who stepped up to the plate and scored the goals that helped Newcastle get that automatic promotion and win the Championship as we pipped Brighton last Sunday afternoon.
Brilliant Matt Ritchie – Player of the Season
One good point is that the top five players leading the vote all signed for Newcastle last year, with four of them being signed last summer by Rafa.
That shows how Rafa brought in some very good players in his first transfer window at Newcastle.
Please vote if you haven’t already done so – we still need the votes in but it seems quite obvious now who’s going to win.
Well done Matt Ritchie, who we signed from Bournemouth for just £12M (cheap at the price) and he scored 16 goals for us last season – a terrific first season on Tyneside and he dropped down a league last summer to join us.
What a guy!
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