When it’s bad, it’s very bad…#Goalkeepers

Good, but not good enough?

Following on from my article on the greatest Newcastle players since the start of the Premier League I have decided to take a look at the other side of the coin.

Once again this was inspired by a Newcastle DVD I had been watching, this time after seeing Bramble get sent off in our 5-1 victory over Sunderland. It brought back memories of him playing in a Black and White shirt, which sent shivers of horror down my spine.

Anyway I have decided to try and compose a team of the worst Newcastle players to have featured for us in the Premier League, but I’m not going to do it alone. I am going to be putting out a series of short articles and each one will be dedicated to a particular position.

After giving a brief lowdown on the players that I have nominated to be the worst in that position, I will put all their names in a poll and ask you to vote on who you think was the worst. After you have voted for the eleven worst players, I will publish a final article with the results and give my opinions on who I would have chosen.

I hope I didn’t ramble on too much there so without further ado the first position we are going to look at is the ‘keeper’. Now to be fair, in the last 20 years our goalkeepers have been of a pretty high standard, and it’s probably the position we have been strongest in. So for this reason the players in this category are few and far between so some average keepers have been thrown in the mix too.

Mike Hooper – To be fair to the lad he didn’t really have many opportunities in goal, but in the games he did play he was error prone, although thankfully most of his errors didn’t lead to goals. However he didn’t play for Newcastle again after a less than wise move where he was caught laughing on camera when Newcastle conceded a goal.

Steve Harper – As I said before we have been blessed with goalkeepers recently and I could name at least four or five different flops in any other position that would be worthy of a place in the team. So although it is unfair on Harper who has been a good servant to the club, I’m going to have to say he is the weakest out of the remaining keepers (Krul, Given, Pav and Shaka) so for that reason I have chose him.

Tomorrow I’ll be doing the weakest right-back and don’t worry, there will a lot more players to choose from!

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165 thoughts on “When it’s bad, it’s very bad…#Goalkeepers

  1. jobey i hate mcgugan cos me lass fancys him 😆 nah i think hes a mint player but how true is it we are after him?


  2. jobey – Very good young player. Would fit the bill nicely for us. Not a bad price either.


  3. i would defo have him hes a gud player with a hell of a shot on him , he isnt goin nowhere with notts forest , swap routledge for him any day


  4. Wonder how true this is from nufc.com

    Captain Colo

    It’s reported that Alan Pardew has appointed Fabricio Coloccini as United’s new club captain in succession to last season’s armband wearers, Alan Smith & Kevin Nolan.

    The Spanish-speaking centre half has been preferred to Joey Barton, seen as the natural candidate by many but entering the final year of his current contract and not always “on message” enough for his employers…


  5. Lets hope its true Simon

    Colo has always been my number one choice for the armband since Nolan left.


  6. Well done on offering O’Shea and Brown 5 year contracts. That means you will be paying them 40k a week each when they’re 35 years old

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆


  7. Pretty clear us and Sunderland have different business plans…Theres them giving Brown + O’Shea 4 year deals and Craig Gardner 3. 😕


  8. Well alot of comments to read through!

    I throw my hat into the in the middle but slightly pro Ashley camp. Lets see how this changes at the end of the window.

    McGugan – dont want him
    Chamakh – Came with a rep but has been total gash. Would much rather try and get Defoe or Sturridge,

    I think Sunderland are spending half decently, but long contracts to Brown and O’Shea is daft. Brown is only going to get worse, O’Shea I would have had as he can cover a few positions well, but they are indeed to polar opposite in terms of what we wouldnt offer Nolan which was correct in my view.

    In terms of skipper – I cant really think of another candidate, other than Tiote who would be my choice.


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