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Who Was Newcastle’s Player Of The Season?

Well – it’s the end of the season and time to vote for who you think was Newcastle’s player of the season.

The season was yet another fight against relegation, and we were not safe until three games to go – last season we were safe until five games to go.

We haven’t included every player in the poll – for instance, we left out Miguel Almiron becasue he didn’t play enough games – although he looked great for us on the left wing when he did play.

As a reminder of the past here are the winners in the 12 years, we have been running this blog.

We point to the late Cheick Tiote who was our Player of the Season for 2010-2011.

That’s the season (February 2011) in which he scored that incredible equalizer to draw 4-4 at home to Arsenal after being 4-0 down at halftime and with just 25 minutes to play.

Cheick is in our thoughts today.

Cheick Tiote – after scoring incredible equalizer against Arsenal at home in 4-4 draw

The percentage of the vote the winners received is in the last column.

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
2019-2020Martin Dubravka47.0

Here’s your chance – think about it – and then cast your vote – thanks.

Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?

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69 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    May 13, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #41

    Welcome Neil, big shoes to step into for now, but you’ll grow into them. Until ye da’s feeling better and wants them back 🙂
    Player of the season is Rondon for me. None stop grafter giving every bit as much of what he has. You can’t give more than everything. Hope he stays.
    On Hoots, shame, but a manager relies on his senior players and there was a period when his solid centre backs went missing. He’ll not be on the dole for long and if he gets proper backing somewhere, who knows. Manure might be looking soon!! 🙂 Better cv than Ole the drunken driver.

  • Mag :P

    May 13, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #42

    Schar for me with rondon just behind.

    People say we would miss rondon more, perhaps that is true.

    But you cant deny how important schar has been for us since he broke into the team. Someone posted our stats with him in the team and when he’s not playing. He’s huge for us. Really hope we keep him.

  • Bobbybee

    May 13, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #43

    I’ve actually got more sympathy for Cardiff fans than Brighton. We’ve suffered with ref’s enough, but some of their decisions against the ‘big teams’ were bordering on corrupt.
    And I know people THINK VAR will fix it all, but truth is, there’s still a referee making decisions in a studio far far away and that bias will remain.
    That will be followed by the Ref’s Union appearing every Monday saying they got it right when it was well wrong.

  • GeordieTwo

    May 13, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #44

    I had a hard time picking a player of the season. I think we had 4 or 5 players who kept us up. Starting with the very steady Dubravka in goal, followed by the key stalwarts Lascelles and Schar at the back, through the brilliant Hayden as DM and finishing with the power of Rondon up front. Well done lads! Perez was pretty good in the second half as well.

  • RobLeenio

    May 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #45

    G2, you never said who you picked.


  • Ron Knee

    May 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #46

    “Danny Drinkwater admits drink-driving.”

  • Jib

    May 13, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #47

    G2 didn’t participate cos Joselu wasn’t on the list

  • DubaiMicky

    May 13, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #48

    Also in the Telegraph, what do you think of their summary?


    Star of the show
    Salomon Rondon has been integral to the way Newcastle play, his ability to hold the ball up allowing the team to flourish as a counter-attacking side. It would be foolish if Newcastle do not make his loan move from WBA permanent.

    Biggest let-down
    Yoshinori Muto has not had anything like the desired impact. The Japan international was Newcastle’s most expensive signing in the summer, but looks out of his depth in the Premier League.

    Most improved player
    Ayoze Perez has spent much of his time on Tyneside looking too lightweight and flaky to play as a number 10, but he has suddenly turned into the player defences fear most. Skilful, tricky and prolific in front of goal with eight goals in 11 games.

    Game to remember
    Manchester City have won every league game in 2019 except for a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle at the end of January and the biggest compliment you can say is the Magpies fully deserved the three points.

    Game to forget
    Newcastle had a tough start to the season, playing all of the top seven early in the campaign, so a goalless draw at Cardiff City, missing a penalty in the last minute, was a disaster at the time.

    Biggest headache this summer
    Newcastle have made progress on and off the pitch under manager Rafa Benitez but there is still concern he will leave because owner Mike Ashley cannot satisfy him that his ambition for the club matches his own.

    Fans’ mood
    If Benitez signs a new contract, this is an exciting time full of possibility. If he leaves, the club will be plunged back into civil war and relegation fears will rise.

    Overall grade: C+

    By Luke Edwards

  • RobLeenio

    May 13, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #49

    Micky, I think that’s pretty spot on. I went for Schaer as star of the show and would have Kenedy as biggest let-down, but six and two threes.

    And if we agree that Cardiff was the game to forget, at least we got it out of the way early…

  • Jib

    May 13, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #50

    Tony Pulis the next to bite the dust they reckon
    No real surprise there

  • DubaiMicky

    May 13, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #51

    I voted for Dubravka, his extraordinary saves kept us in many games. Rondon, Schar are the others in my top 3.

    Perez/Hayden would have been if they’d been consistent over the season.

    Rondon won us games, Schar won and ensured we didn’t lose, and Dubs also ensured we didn’t lose – his goal kicks need some working on mind you.

    Having written that I guess I should have voted for Schar, Ed/Neil, I don’t agree with my choice and wasn’t informed enough to make a proper decision – can I have another go?

  • Mindshaft

    May 13, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #52

    Not sure he’s my player if the season but Matt Ritchie ran the most miles, created the most assists and all whilst changing position from winger to wing back – he has his detractors on here but he outs in more effort than almost anyone else in the team – I’ve gone for Rondon simply because without him toiling alone up front all season we would be relegated

  • c-dog

    May 13, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #53

    I’ve gone with Perez. Rondon and Schar also class. Lascelles his usual self after a rocky start. Lejeune and Dummett when fit. Dubravka another. Isi Hayden. The lift Almiron gave us. Ritchie industrious.

    And of course Joselu for making up the numbers.

  • swemag

    May 13, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #54

    Lets say we keep Rondon and Perez. Where do we need reinforcement?

    For me defense and goalkeeper is set. No need for any investment, Lascelles, Schär, Lejeune, Dummet, Fernandez and Clark is more then enough. We keep Ritchie then that side of the pitch is covered as well for defense. On the other side it seems we might need someone if Yedlin is not up to it. About Yedlin though, the games I saw in the beginning of the season he was one of our best players, opening up huge spaces with his movement and his speed. Hard to find that kind of player.

    So the main thing I would imagine is central midfield. If the reports on Bakayoko are correct I would be quite excited, but I really don’t see us spending 40 million on a player, it just sounds off and would create an unbalance in the squad somehow where you bring in a super star among hard workers and players that are passionate about the club. On the other hand, him with Longstaff in the center and maybe Shelvey, it would look nice.

    Attack – Muto, I feel this guy has never been given a chance to prove his worth. To be honest I am unsure of what his qualities are, but with Almiron, Perez and Rondon playing like they have done I cannot see him getting much time unless there are injuries, and even then Atsu is the go to guy it would appear.

    Another speedy winger in the mold of Almiron would be nice though to offer a real threat on both sides. Where do you find another Almiron? MLS, South America, Portugal?

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 13, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #55

    Rondon for me.

    But schar has been a revolution at the back. I don’t think schar will play for us next season. He’d move to Spurs, Chelsea or Arsenal. Or even Manchester United.

  • lukes26

    May 13, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #56

    amazing that this will be the first year an offensive player will win poll of Player of the Season in the EPL (ritchie won for season in championship)

    That tells you all you need to know about newcastle in the post-shearer era

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 13, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #57

    Lascelles for me the most disappointing player of the season. He has been woeful this season. So many goals conceded because of his sloppiness.

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 13, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #58

    The current top 2 in the poll are the 2 I said had the most consistent season and impact on the results.

    The no nowt about football a distant 3rd

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 13, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #59

    No nowt about footballs choice I should say

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #60


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  • Optimistic Panda

    May 13, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #62


    I agree with most

    Wolves was the game to forget, felt robbed.

  • simon376

    May 13, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #63

    Before anybody says anything, I’m not in favour of him, just interested. Has Ashley actually lost £460 million this year or is it Sports Direct and it’s share holders? Yes I know he is obviously a share holder .

    If it’s him alone, let’s hope it is the push he needs to accept an offer without anything hidden away to put people off, so he can get some cash back. If it’s Sports Direct, might not make too much of a difference unfortunately

  • Tsunki

    May 13, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #64

    I thought lascelles had a steady season and that’s why benitez consistently picked him but hey what does Rafa know? 😉

  • simon376

    May 13, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #65

    Voted for Dummett, proper defender that people struggle to get past. Good to see him switch from left back to centre half as well without a problem. Even ended up covering right wingback for 20 mins or so yesterday

  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    May 13, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #66

    Between Dubravka, Rondnod and Schar for me. I went for Dubravka but probably should’ve gone for Rondon after thinking about it.

  • Zele

    May 13, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #67

    There are far too many to choose from who have performed really well.

    Maybe its easier and a smaller list of those who haven’t performed.

    The Underperformers:
    Kennedy – He had many chances to perform but the arrival of Almiron has killed off any chance of him staying.
    Barreca – Who ?
    Joselu – The arrival and form of Rondon has relegated him to obscurity, hopefully gone.
    Muto – Had a few outings but never impressed. Could never equal the skills of Almiron, Perez or Rondon.

    The Borderliners:
    Clark – Bottom of the central defender pecking order. Surplus to requirements.
    Manquillo – Had some terrible games early in the season. Looked better after replacing Yedlin but still suspect.
    Yedlin – Fast going forward but very suspect at defending.
    Shelvey – Blows hot and cold. Against Fulham was good but not consistent enough. Longstaff a better player.
    Ki – Same as Shelvey. Not dominant enough. Hayden and Longstaff combination far superior.

    The Needs:
    Rondon – Permanent transfer
    Hayden – Convince him that the grass may not be greener further south.
    Diame – Contract extension. He can still perform at the highest level.
    Central Midfield – Skillful player to compete with Longstaff and (hopefully) Hayden.
    Wingbacks – Left and Right
    Centre Forward – As understudy to and eventual replacement of Rondon.

  • Bladey

    May 14, 2019 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #68

    Please will get your head out of JIBS arse
    Jesus man your such a kiss arse

  • martoon

    May 14, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #69


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