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He’s The Newcastle United Blog Player Of The Season – Sign Him Up!!


Salomon Rondon is our Player of the Season for the Premier League season 2018-2019, and it’s the first time on the blog that a player on loan for the season at Newcastle has won the award.

Salmon was signed late in the summer becasue Ashley dragged his feet and West Brom wanted Dwight Gayle in a loan exchange.

And so when he arrived, he wasn’t really match-fit and picked up some niggling injuries at the start, but once he started to play regularly everybody could see why Rafa Benitez wanted this man.

He scored 11 PL goals for Newcastle and 12 in total (2 headers, 6 with his right foot, 4 with his left foot) and is one goal behind Ayoze Perez in the goalscoring charts.

Salomon Rondon – our Player of the Season for 2018-2019

But he also had 7 assists so had a hand in 19 of Newcastle’s goals this season.

Sign him up!!

He’s a bargain at just £16.5M.

Second in the voting was Fabian Scher who had a terrific first season on Tyneside, and for just £3M the Swiss International was one of Rafa’s best buys last summer – he’s also third top goalscorer with 4 goals.

Fabian got 25% of the vote and then in 3rd place is Ayoze Perez with 15% of the vote.

The Spanish U21 International scored 13 goals for us this season, 12 in the Premier League – and it was Ayoze’s best season ever at Newcastle since he signed for us for 2M from Tenerife back in 2014.

Rafa has made him into some player.

It was a successful season for Newcastle in that we survived in the Premier League, but Mike Ashley will have to raise his standards from now on and support manager Rafa Benitez with significant transfer funds.

The first thing Ashley has to do is sign Rafa up to at least three more years – and he has to do that quickly – like this week!

Here are our the top 9 finishers in the poll – other players in the poll had 0% and have been deleted.

Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?

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Here are the Players of the Season on our blog over the last 12 years – it’s been a long time.

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
2018-2019Salomon Rondon (loan)35.0

And here are the goalscorers for last season.

PlayerLeagueCupsTotal
Perez12113
Rondon11112
Schar404
Joselu213
Clark303
Ritchie213
Longstaff112
Kenedy101
Roberts011
Hayden101
Atsu101
Yedlin101
Shelvey101
Muto101

Comments welcome.

 


61 comments so far

  • TheJimBelow

    May 15, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Ammmmmmm first…

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  • TheJimBelow

    May 15, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Aww shucks, i ain’t never been first before.

    Great season Rondón, thanks for all the efforts in our famous colors, get him signed up!!

    I’ve always said this Bakayoko fella has possibly the best name to say in the Geordie accent..
    Had to try that again sorry..

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  • TheJimBelow

    May 15, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I posed this question last season too as it’s a decent topic of conversation (I think);

    Of the relegated teams are there any players you folks would (realistically) like to see come to Newcastle?
    About this time last year I said I’d like a certain S. Rondón from relegated WBA. Thankfully Rafa was reading!!!

    Who springs to mind this year??
    I’d say Aaron Mooy could be a possibility.
    Cairney seems committed to Fulham.
    Possibly Taylor at RB??
    Billing for MF?
    Thoughts folks??

    5
  • lesh

    May 15, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Probably done the rounds already but….. Anyone interested let me know asap….

    A mate of mine was gifted through his work 2 tickets in a corporate box for the Champions League final. These tickets are part of a package deal and include flights and a 2 night 5* hotel stay.

    Unfortunately the final is on the same day as his wedding! So if you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place.

    It’s at Tottenham Registry Office, at 4pm. The bride’s name is Nicola — she’s 5’4″, about 8 stone, quite pretty, has her own income and is a really good cook.

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  • martoon

    May 15, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Now Ed has crowned the player of the season here is the moment you’ve all been waiting for – I can now reveal the blog predictions. I must apologise for the layout – no matter how hard I try I can’t overcome WordPress removing spaces and the proportional fonts which make it impossible to keep the columns straight.

    I have arranged them in points order so judge for yourselves but in my opinion the winner is Markaccus – spot on with position, points, Top goal scorer and No. of goals, 1 away from the cup rounds and well out with player of the season but then most people were. Interestingly, once again, the average/mode was not far away because although not shown Perez was second in the Top Goal Scorer list.

    Poster………………Posit.Points.LC..FAC..Blog PotS..Top.GS..Goals
    ———————————————————————-
    JLP.Geordie…………..51…..9….5….6…Shelvey….Rondon..19
    DaveD1000…………….42…..14…4….6…Shelvey….Rondon..17
    Shoulders.knees……….41…..18…3….6…Ritchie….Perez…18
    aussiemag…………….20…..31…1….1…Joselu…..Joselu…5
    SUTTY1978…………….18…..31…3….3…Ritchie….Perez….8
    ilovetoon8788…………18…..31…3….3…Lascelles..Rondon…6
    Spotlight.Kid…………18…..35…3….4…Lascelles..Perez…13
    Shot.Bru……………..17…..37…3….3…Kenedy…..Perez…11
    Mister.Tuff…………..16…..39…4….4…Shelvey….Muto….13
    firebug666……………16…..39…5….6…Shelvey….Rondon..17
    Clasol……………….17…..39…5….5…Ki.S.Y…..Muto….10
    dig-n-dig22…………..16…..40…5….5…Lascelles..Kenedy..14
    BlacknWhiteBarmy………16…..40…4….4…Kenedy…..Joselu…2
    Canuck.Mag……………14…..41…3….4…Dubravka…Perez…11
    toon.kk………………15…..41…4….3…Shelvey….Rondon..13
    Optimistic.Panda………15…..41…4….4…Muto…….Rondon..13
    Toonces………………13…..41…5….6…Kenedy…..Rondon..15
    Bambams………………15…..41…5….6…Muto…….Rondon..12
    Black.and.white.armpit…15…..41…5….5…Kenedy…..Rondon..12
    Charlie.in.the.Gallowga..16…..41…4….4…Dubravka…Perez…11
    chicousa……………..14…..41…6….5…Shelvey….Rondon..11
    Bianconeri……………16…..41…4….4…Dubravka…Rondon..10
    Mrs.martoon…………..13…..42…4….5…Shelvey….Kenedy…9
    Mag_:P……………….12…..42…5….3…Dubravka…Rondon..12
    nut.meg………………12…..42…5….5…Shelvey….Rondon..14
    Marzy………………..12…..42…5….5…Lascelles..Rondon..10
    Budge123……………..15…..42…3….4…Dubravka…Rondon…9
    Toon.fm.Exeter………..14…..42…4….4…Dubravka…Perez…11
    toonluvva…………….14…..42…3….4…Muto…….Muto….18
    c-dog………………..14…..43…4….4…Lascelles..Rondon..11
    OneAlanShearer………..12…..43…3….8…Muto…….Rondon..15
    EssexJordy……………12…..43…5….4…Dubravka…Perez….9
    hibbit……………….14…..43…5….6…Muto…….Rondon..13
    Rafabomb……………..12…..43…6….5…Shelvey….Rondon..12
    NUFCadon……………..14…..44…4….4…Schar……Rondon..11
    Our.Toon……………..14…..44…4….3…Rondon…..Rondon..12
    A.Pain.in.the.Blog…….10…..44…3….4…Shelvey….Perez….8
    Reilly……………….14…..44…4….4…Muto…….Rondon..11
    JohnJ………………..12…..45…?….5…Dubravka…Rondon..12
    Lovem.or.Hatem………..13…..45…5….4…Kenedy…..Rondon..13
    Rowan………………..12…..45…4….5…Dubravka…Rondon..15
    Markaccus…………….13…..45…3….3…Kenedy…..Perez…13
    willowdalerez…………10…..45…3….3…Kenedy…..Rondon..12
    sing.in.the.corner…….13…..45…5….4…Kenedy…..Rondon..10
    Mag52………………..10…..45…7….5…Lascelles..Rondon..15
    Pitmatic……………..15…..45…4….3…Dubravka…Rondon…9
    Graeme……………….12…..45…4….4…Lascelles..Rondon..17
    Transfer.Sage…………12…..45…5….3…Rondon…..Rondon..15
    midweek.weekend……….10…..45…3….8…Rondon…..Rondon..19
    martoon………………10…..46…3….3…Lascelles..Rondon..12
    thatmatt……………..12…..46…4….5…Lascelles..Rondon..12
    ShirebrookToon………..10…..46…6….4…Muto…….Rondon..13
    Pardews.Priceless.Bulls..11…..46…4….3…Lascelles..Rondon..14
    jesperfuglsang ……….12…..46…4….5…Lascelles..Perez…11
    Jail.for.Ashley……….10…..46…4….8…Kenedy…..Rondon..12
    G……………………15…..46…4….6…Lascelles..Perez…11
    Average_Contents………14…..47…3….4…Shelvey….Muto….11
    GeordieTwo……………12…..47…5….5…Kenedy…..Muto….14
    RUNAWAY777…………….9…..47…6….6…Shelvey….Muto….14
    Legolas………………11…..47…6….5…Shelvey….Rondon..16
    ronaldo.aarons………..10…..48…5….5…Rondon…..Rondon..13
    Dagwoodz……………..11…..48…4….4…Lascelles..Rondon..14
    mac.the.jaffrey……….12…..48…5….6…Muto…….Rondon..14
    RobLeenio……………..8…..48…5….4…Kenedy…..Muto….14
    Rackateer…………….10…..48…5….4…Kenedy…..Rondon..16
    MadisonToon…………..10…..48…5….6…Shelvey….Rondon..18
    the.white.tino………..12…..48…5….6…Shelvey….Rondon..14
    kennyg33……………..10…..49…7….6…Kenedy…..Perez…16
    JP…from.The.Rock……..9…..49…4….5…Ki.S.Y…..Rondon..12
    bosamuelson……………9…..49…6….3…Lascelles..Perez…13
    DubaiMicky……………11…..50…4….4…Kenedy…..Rondon..16
    Bedford.Mag……………8…..50…6….4…Kenedy…..Rondon..14
    one.fine.day…………..9…..50…7….4…Dubravka…Rondon..11
    Paul141726…………….9…..50…4….3…Lascelles..Rondon..15
    supermac69…………….8…..51…5….4…Dubravka…Muto….11
    JackBall………………9…..51…4….5…Shelvey….Rondon..15
    geordiesteve520………..9…..51…7….6…Dubravka…Rondon..17
    Wayayman………………9…..51…6….7…Rondon…..Muto….15
    IITianToon…………….8…..51…5….7…Kenedy…..Rondon..17
    jayphoto………………9…..52…5….3…Shelvey….Perez…14
    DicBDoonToon…………..9…..52…5….6…Lascelles..Muto….11
    ctommo………………..9…..52…6….5…Kenedy…..Rondon..16
    Ozzy………………….9…..52…4….4…Lascelles..Perez…14
    Lascelles.sells.sea.she…9…..52…5….6…Dubravka…Rondon..12
    SPRINGY………………10…..52…4….5…Lascelles..Rondon..15
    Tosun.A..Wobbler……….9…..52…6….4…Ki.S.Y…..Muto….17
    Oldgit1………………12…..52…4….3…Shelvey….Rondon..12
    NY.Mag………………..9…..52…5….5…Kenedy…..Rondon..14
    Munster.Mag……………9…..52…5….6…Shelvey….Rondon..16
    magic.hat……………..9…..53…6….4…Dubravka…Rondon..14
    jane………………….7…..53…4….5…Ki.S.Y…..Perez…15
    jasper………………..7…..53…5….7…Shelvey….Rondon..17
    The.next.Mike.Williamso…8…..54…7….6…Shelvey….Perez…12
    clinath@ed…………….9…..54…4….4…Dubravka…Perez…16
    simon376………………8…..54…6….5…Lascelles..Rondon..16
    coatesy17……………..8…..54…5….5…Dubravka…Rondon..14
    lochinvar……………..8…..54…7….6…Ki.S.Y…..Rondon..13
    TyneMouth……………..7…..55…4….8…Ki.S.Y…..Perez…18
    Moonraker15……………8…..56…5….8…Ki.S.Y…..Muto….16
    Nicky.the.ball.tosser…..8…..56…4….6…Shelvey….Perez…15
    Dave76………………..7…..56…5….4…Dubravka…Rondon..16
    Pearl.Geordie………….8…..56…4….6…Lascelles..Rondon..16
    Dragon64………………8…..57…4….4…Kenedy…..Rondon..12
    jezza442………………8…..59…6….5…Kenedy…..Muto….13
    Essex.Geordie.Bill……..7…..61…7….8…Shelvey….Perez…14
    B1GSTEVE………………7…..61…6….8…Muto…….Muto….19
    geordieboy83…………..8…..62…6….8…Kenedy…..Rondon..17
    Online.Guy…………….6…..62…4….8…Dubravka…Perez….9
    Nostradamus.the.Geordie…7…..64…7….6…Kenedy…..Rondon..16
    Jib…………………..6…..64…5….4…Ki.S.Y…..Muto….17
    SredniVashtar………….5…..67…5….8…Muto…….Muto….16
    mallorcamag……………5…..70…4….4…Kenedy…..Muto….19

    Average/Mode…………..12….47…5….5…Shelvy…..Rondon..13

    Actual………………..13….45…2….4…Rondon…..Perez…13

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  • lesh

    May 15, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Toonincheek

    Either you’re a wum or if not a gullible soul who’s been conned into believing the Brexit lies that’ve been sold. If you’re the former, find something useful to do and if you’re the latter and very comfortably off, you’ll regret supporting them.

    2
  • Mag :P

    May 15, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Well I got rondon and his 12 goals right so I’m happy haha.

    Once again, thanks Martoon.

    Thats a pretty awesome thing you keep doing man.

    3
  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #8

    You’d think with all my alt accounts I could get it right !!!!
    😛

    7
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 15, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #9

    @JimBellow

    I would take Mooy in a heartbeat I think his quality on the ball and work rate would add a lot to our team!

    He is 29 though is he not? Going to be hard enough to sign Rondon never mind another older player!

    3
  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Lesh
    Give it a rest you boring fckuwit

    4
  • lesh

    May 15, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #11

    martoon

    There’s no sign of Jib and his last in your predictor list….. Has he got more names than we think?

    Has modesty prompted him to ask you not to publish his name or did he just score nowt?

    martoon,

    Your efforts commendable…… Thanks

    3
  • lesh

    May 15, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Just checking you’re awake Jib.

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 15, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Who’d have thought it was possible that there are some posters that are more pessimistic than ilovetoon – the man that predicted 38 big losses this season, not including cups.

    2
  • TheJimBelow

    May 15, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #14

    LCBP
    yeah great point I guess we can’t hope for two ripe oldies under the slug..
    Mooy would be a few shillings too.

    Think Mawson, Sessegnon and Etheridge will be in demand too but not by us.

    Martoon, I didn’t take part but well done and fair play on the prediction compilation!

    4
  • Online Guy

    May 15, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail

    Are you referring to the overnight posts from G2 and myself?

    You say you had to skip a whole thread when you seen the names of the posters .

    We were discussing Muto amongst other things ..and sharing a few jokes between us..nowt wrong with that is there ? .

    If I’m right your comments are offensive and unnecessary and tantamount to deliberate agitation on an otherwise peacefull blog .

    At that time in the morning who’s counting ?

    Cheer up Jail. ^

    7
  • Online Guy

    May 15, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Prediction ,

    When next season is done and all the so called big clubs, money clubs, whinge and moan about var, as var will make the playing field a little leveller, fairer, and they won’t get all the breaks and favoritetisim that referees give them in times past, I can see a referendum looming on VAR ! ..then a second referendum if the vote doesn’t go their way!

    Bring in European refs that’s what I say .

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    May 15, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib…….Is Mr. Tuff correct in explaining that you are quite partial to dressing as a woman and having your backside caned?

    1
  • Online Guy

    May 15, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Just a Fan

    You used to be a Dick now your just a bit of a Dick!

    Calling me a Dick! Cheeky Sod .

    Just Joshing.

    2
  • RobLeenio

    May 15, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Cheers Martoon outstanding effort, truly brilliant.

    Congrats to markaccus for topping the table.

    As for me, a solid ‘must try harder’

    2
  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Online Guy
    If you have a beef with justafan
    please don’t reference me
    you make yourself look as dumb as the usual suspects

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 15, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t know how Longstaff got 100+ votes and Shelvey 30+. Although it did cross my mind to vote Shelvey as I had him down for player of season.

    2
  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #22

    bettyswallocks
    I find it amazing that folk entrust the care of their children
    to such an obviously depraved pervert as Mr Tuff.
    Having said that , you come a close second.

    4
  • Lovem or Hatem

    May 15, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #23

    NTB – is anyone spot on?

    Lovem.or.Hatem………..13…..45…5….4…Kenedy…..Rondon..13

    Actual……………………..13….45…2….4…Rondon…..Perez…13

    1
  • Ron Knee

    May 15, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Presumably the top three predictors got their position/points reversed?

    3
  • martoon

    May 15, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Thanks guys and Jib is there but was rather ambitious so is towards the bottom with 64 points.
    Lovem or Hatem – it was close between you and Markaccus but I gave it to him because he got Perez and was closer with the cup rounds – however I’d say you were a close second 😀

    3
  • NY Mag

    May 15, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Martoon,

    Thanks for sharing the results and well done for doing it!

    Congratulations to markaccus (my predictions were terrible as usual)

    4
  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Martoon
    very diplomatic
    Jib was rather ambitious = Crap

    3
  • martoon

    May 15, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #28

    Ron Knee @24 – Yes you’re right it’s probably my fault – I’ve entered them incorrectly in my spread sheet but I don’t think it has affected the result.

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 15, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Hats off to Martoon, and well done on your predictions. I’d say you came in 3rd place or thereabouts.

    3
  • Tsunki

    May 15, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Superb job martoon – I didn’t take part but that was only because I hadn’t compiled my list until a week gone Thursday. But I would have definitely won it.

    1
  • JLP Geordie

    May 15, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Just a quick ‘well done’ to all the lads on the boat at 11.30am sailing past Canary Wharf on Saturday lunchtime singing all the Lindisfarne songs and cheering the manager. Brilliant!

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 15, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #32

    looks like I read that wrong. it was mrs. martoon that predicted 13th and 1 point off. well done to your wife martoon.

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    May 15, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Jib……….. Thank you lol.

    1
  • DaveD1000

    May 15, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Cheers for that Martoon I could only remember that I had predicted 14th as a finish.

    1
  • hibbit

    May 15, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #35

    thanks Martoon greatly appreciated
    a mid table finish from me just like the team !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0
  • Ozzy

    May 15, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #36

    @martoon
    Thanks for the poll.
    A suggestion, if I may: If pasting comment with the results is problematic, next time you can create an Excel type table (anonymous and with read-only permissions) with Google Sheets web app and provide a link for it.

    1
  • Tsunki

    May 15, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Yes definitely read only jib would be straight in to rewrite his history ha ha. I know I would 😉

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 15, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #38

    With Rafa’s contract negotiations on a knife edge and the main stumbling point being the Rondon issue, Rondon winning this player of the year poll is a huge message to Mike Ashley stating clearly who we think knows most about football. However I do wonder if this crossed anyone’s mind when they cast their vote. Clearly Shelvey should have been player of the season and I may have been the champion of martoon’s league!

    1
  • Jib

    May 15, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Spurs have made enquiries about Isaac Hayden

    1
  • Oldgit1

    May 15, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Just a word of thanks to Martoon. Didn’t do too bad.

    Can we keep politics off this blog, I came on here to escape them. Facebook is full of it. Sure way of people to fall out. We all support NUFC let’s keep it that way.

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