It’s a much more pleasant experience writing about who was our Player of the Season last term, than writing about what looks like a failed takeover bid.
The failed bid was an affront to Newcastle United, the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Newcastle fans everywhere.
But enough of that for the moment.
Martin Dubravka has won our Player of the Season award after nearly 5,000 votes are in.
Second on the last is Allan Saint-Maximin.
Both had stellar seasons with Martin coming in with 47% of the vote and the Frenchman at 39%, and they dominated the poll.
Third place is taken by the commendable Fede Fernandez (4%), whose experience and dogged never-say-die performances also played a part in Newcastle’s fairly steady season – not fighting against relegation.
We finished in a decent 13th place with 44 points.
It’s hard to tell how many points Martin Dubravka (shown above) saved us last season.
But he has been a wonderful buy at just £4M from Sparta Prague and has played in every single Premier League game for the last two seasons.
He’s a leader on and off the pitch and it’s good we tied him down to a new contract through June 2025.
He has now played 89 times for Newcastle United and a very well done to the 24 times capped Slovakian International.
Allan Saint-Maximin (ASM) has had a terrific first season on Tyneside, and he was the Newcastle attack for much of the season.
He looked unplayable ay times and Steve Bruce has to keep hold of him this summer.
Unfortunately, he was so good that some big clubs will come after him in the summer, but we must stand our ground and keep this lad on Tyneside,
And give him a new improved contract too.
He’s now looking a real bargain at just £17M from Nice and it’s good we signed him on a full six-year deal.
Federico Fernandez was signed two years ago from Swansea for £6M and he played for four full seasons in the Premier League with Swansea.
The 31-year-old Argentine played 117 games in England’s top division before arriving on Tyneside, and his experience and know-how is there for all to see.
He has so for played 47 games in all competitions over the last two seasons for Newcastle.
Let’s hope Steve Bruce is allowed to fortify the side this summer, so we can have a second successive season and at the very least not worry too much about relegation – it’s much easier on the nerves.
Here’s the Player of the Season since I created the blog back in April 2013.[table “22” not found /]
Note – here’s a petition to sign to get an independent review of the EPL Takeover process – please sign it – thanks.
22 comments so far
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:17 AMComment #1
Anglo and Co, can you record programmes on these dodgy boxes? How bad in the picture quality compared to ‘normal’ sky/bbc etc? I badly want to remove sky from my house although I don’t know what our contract is…. Am I the only mug on here paying full fee at €120 per bloody month?
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:18 AMComment #2
Who’s on Twitter off the blog?
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:19 AMComment #3
Munster Nvidia yes has a usb also 4K. if you get give me a shout give you the info to download as much as you want.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:19 AMComment #4
i have an account but dont tweet why is that
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:20 AMComment #5
Like I said go onto youtube loads of info.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:22 AMComment #6
Bassong with the highest percentage?
I’m surprised at that but recognise different amount of votes yearly could make that happen.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:22 AMComment #7
Same here. Had one for couple year now just never really used it up until now. Trying to get more followers
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:24 AMComment #8
interesting news from the sunday mirror
“Chris Ronnie, a long-time associate of Newcastle owner Ashley (left) and, ironically, an old school friend of Magpies boss Steve Bruce”,
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:27 AMComment #9
Hibbit, true saying squeeze the orange hard enough and outcome the pips.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:29 AMComment #10
“Lipsmackin’ thirstquenchin’ acetastin’ motivatin’ goodbuzzin’ cooltalkin’ highwalkin’ fastlivin’ evergivin’ coolfizzin’ Pepsi.”
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:29 AMComment #11
Maybe if more people, like Munster Mag binned sky and bt sports (difficult for those that watch a lot of sport), they would put pressure on the premier league. If thousands did it that is a big loss for the main partners of the premier league.
Easy for me to say as I binned them completely last year as I’m only really interested in watching nufc.
the crown princes nashers
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:29 AMComment #12
I had a phone call from sky yesturday saying you have to pay this months money and wait 31 days to leave, so I said no when I told you to cancel the tv I meant from that minute not 31 days and for yous lot to screw me out of more money and lets be honest here if you wish to take me to court do so because as god made little green apples the corrupt PL will come up in court now go away little boy and play with your train set and let the big boys alone ta ta moron 🙂 mind it wasnt easy my wife was laughing her head off 🙂
the crown princes nashers
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:33 AMComment #13
I have my own personal server which has 640 full tv series, 2000 movies, 254 movie box sets, shit load of music so the BBC,BT,SKYTV can all go to hell plus I have 2 firesticks one upstairs one doonstairs so swivvil on that tv stations 🙂
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:33 AMComment #14
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:33 AMComment #15
Bassong won it the season we got relegated with a load of big names in the squad who didnt give a toss about the club, hence his high %.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:36 AMComment #16
Some sunshine among the gloom and he sings of cans
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:40 AMComment #17
Chris Ronnie was born in Glasgow and moved to Stockport when he was 13
That’s some commute Greater Manchester to Daisy Hill/Walkergate
DONEGAL NUFC IRL
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:41 AMComment #18
Over 40.000 don’t agree with you
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:47 AMComment #19
not an allegation i made but a direct quote from a national newspaper the sunday mirror,
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:47 AMComment #20
Good morning fellow bloggers 🙂
Harrogate from previous pmsl 😆
Was searching for you on twit couldn’t find you ?
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:48 AMComment #21
Why would Tom Hopkinson the Mirrors chief sports writer write shite that’s so easy to check out .?
It’s almost as if he believes there are folk who believe any old tosh
without questioning it.
Aug 2, 2020 at 10:59 AMComment #22
If Ashley wants to redeem himself in even a small way in the eyes of fans, he will deliver the answers we are looking for. Why did the PL feel the need to have the State and not the PIF as a director? Was it because they wanted to link the piracy to the PIF so they could reject the takeover. If not that then why couldn’t they just accept the PIF as being separate, as per the letter received from the Saudi authorities. And why did it take 16 weeks to raise this?