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Title: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: 54 on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:04:49 pm
Me and my brother have just been discussing this, was wondering what people thought? He thinks it'll be Joselu due to the the sample size, where as I think someone like Xisco.

So who do people think is the worst ever NUFC striker?
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Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:07:04 pm
For me it's between Rivere, Paul Robinson, Paul Dalglish.
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Post by: jonny1403 on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:08:05 pm
Rivière wins this hands down. Joselu is shocking but at least has contributed something (and scored a really good goal at the start of this season). Rivierie literally only managed to score by accident.
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Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:09:32 pm
Guivarche cant be far off that list.
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Post by: chopey on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:10:14 pm
Riviere had the weakest shot ever, he couldn't kick the top off a mushroom
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Post by: Collage on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:12:55 pm
Riviere or Luuk de Jong.

Or Ian Rush :lol:
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Post by: gbandit on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:13:56 pm
Riviere again for me. Somehow f***ed up golden opportunities, offered so little in every department. No redeeming qualities
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Post by: Mattoon on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:16:57 pm
Xisco was probably one of the worst buys but he didn't get enough playing time to deem him the worst. We've had some stinkers over the years, Paul Robsinson, Paul Dalglish, Stephan Guivarc'h, Andreas Andersson, Shefki Kuqi, Albert Luque, there's no shortage of utter s**** there!
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Post by: toon25 on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:17:27 pm
Riviere had the weakest shot ever, he couldn't kick the top off a mushroom

 :lol:

Totally agree. He offered f*** all.
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Post by: triggs on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:18:10 pm
Riviere had the weakest shot ever, he couldn't kick the top off a mushroom
Luuk de Jong's was weaker
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Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:24:10 pm
For me it's between Rivere, Paul Robinson, Paul Dalglish.

Hard to disagree with this triumvirate of s***, in my lifetime at least.

Guivarc'h and Andreas Andersson were also f***ing abysmal.
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Post by: Jinky Jim on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:27:46 pm
How about Billy Whitehurst, Billy Askew, Ray Clarke or Tony Cunningham.
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Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:28:58 pm
Rob McDonald - signed from PSV (I think) after a scouting mission led by then chariman, Gordon McKeag in 1988. He was a bag of s****.
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Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:30:23 pm
How about Billy Whitehurst, Billy Askew, Ray Clarke or Tony Cunningham.

Clarke was before my time (just!)
Askew was a midfielder?
Whitehurst was a mentalist
Cunningham - not gifted by any means, but he always put in 100%
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Post by: Inferior Acuña on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:33:42 pm
Guivarche was here for about a month and scored a goal, don't think he deserves to be there. Riviere's definitely up there.
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Post by: shakey jake on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:34:44 pm
Joselu is absolutely shocking, pips Rivière to the crown
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Post by: TheHoob on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:35:43 pm
Riviere had the weakest shot ever, he couldn't kick the top off a mushroom

 :lol:
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Post by: David Edgar on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:36:35 pm
I feel a bit for de Jong.  He was clearly asked to do a job he wasn't cut out for.
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Post by: godzilla on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:43:27 pm
Worst one by a mile was Rob McDonald. We have had as many s*** strikers as great ones, with Josely in the s*** category although there is some worse.
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Post by: godzilla on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:44:16 pm
How about Billy Whitehurst, Billy Askew, Ray Clarke or Tony Cunningham.

Not a striker
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Post by: Minhosa on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:45:35 pm
I feel a bit for de Jong.  He was clearly asked to do a job he wasn't cut out for.

Kicking a ball over 4mph?
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Post by: Tribesman on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:46:58 pm
Joselu is absolutely shocking, pips Rivière to the crown

Joselu is far better than Riverie.  :lol:
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Post by: chopey on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:46:58 pm
How about Billy Whitehurst, Billy Askew, Ray Clarke or Tony Cunningham.

Not a striker

I caught him once and he gave me three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
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Post by: Klaus on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:47:13 pm
Joselu has at least scored a few decent goals, Riv scored what, one goal in the league? A miss kick as well :lol:
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Post by: shakey jake on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:49:45 pm
One at palace one at QPR weren’t it?
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Post by: HaydnNUFC on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:53:30 pm
Who I've unfortunately witnessed
Joselu
Luuk de Jong
Riviere

Who I've been told about
Billy Whitehurst
Frank Pingel
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LFEE on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:58:07 pm
Rob McDonald - signed from PSV (I think) after a scouting mission led by then chariman, Gordon McKeag in 1988. He was a bag of s****.
Worst one by a mile was Rob McDonald. We have had as many s*** strikers as great ones, with Josely in the s*** category although there is some worse.

Rob by a mile since my days of watching us.
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Post by: David Edgar on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:58:34 pm
I feel a bit for de Jong.  He was clearly asked to do a job he wasn't cut out for.

Kicking a ball over 4mph?

Playing a withdrawn role and being expected to track opposition midfielders.
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Post by: Jinky Jim on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:59:39 pm
How about Billy Whitehurst, Billy Askew, Ray Clarke or Tony Cunningham.

Clarke was before my time (just!)
Askew was a midfielder?
Whitehurst was a mentalist
Cunningham - not gifted by any means, but he always put in 100%

OK accept Askew not a forward.........what about Paul Cannell. Went to school with him. And he was s**** then. Best thing about him was the ditty ushered in the Leazes every time he missed a sitter “Paul Can hell”
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Post by: Gottlob on Thursday 25 April 2019, 09:59:49 pm
I think I've posted this before, but for me - discounting those who barely played for us like Rush and Guivarc'h, and even Luuk de Jong who was only on loan for a handful of games, as well as youngsters like Robinson and Dalglish who for various reasons barely played and probably shouldn't have been given the opportunity - it comes down to Jon Dahl Tomasson, Andreas Andersson, Riviere, and Joselu.

Of those four, my memories are that Andersson and Riviere at least ran about a bit, they were just absurdly incompetent in front of goal. Tomasson was played out of position owing to Shearer's injury and our lack of cover, and obviously he went on to have a stellar career, but what he did offer as a striker for us at that time was very much in the De Jong/Joselu mould: ineffective hold up play, ambling about to no particular purpose, and a shot that seemed wafted by the air it was so weak. I suppose given his age and experience and the number of games he's played for us, it's tempting to give Joselu the nod.
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Post by: George Bailey on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:00:11 pm
Rob McDonald - signed from PSV (I think) after a scouting mission led by then chariman, Gordon McKeag in 1988. He was a bag of s****.
By far the worst I have ever seen. Just awful.

Always liked Cunningham tbh. Gave 100% and was a handful to play against (relatively speaking.)
'Modern' times I would say Riviere. Masquerading as footballer that lad.
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Post by: 1964 on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:05:14 pm
You kids know nowt, George Reilly.  6’4” until he went for a header whereupon he was 3’6”
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Post by: Klaus on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:06:25 pm
Kuqi worth a mention? More pointless than s*** for us I suppose.
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Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:09:00 pm
For me it's between Rivere, Paul Robinson, Paul Dalglish.

Aye.  One of them
Absolute muck.
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Post by: La Parka on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:13:41 pm
Rivierre. Utter tosh.
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Post by: Trewicks tash on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:17:14 pm
George Mavis Reilly for me ' a poor man's Peter Crouch
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Post by: Kid Icarus on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:17:58 pm
Putting my disdain for Michael Owen aside, Riviere's probably the worst I've seen for us that played regularly.
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Post by: La Parka on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:20:40 pm
Mowen wins biggest c*** to play for nufc. Spineless f***ing waste of air.
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Post by: Wullie on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:39:14 pm
Mowen wins biggest c*** to play for nufc. Spineless f***ing waste of air.

I agree @Mowen
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Post by: Wullie on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:40:39 pm
It's a real insult to Joselu to compare him with Riviere, the former's just a bit crap, the latter was absolutely hopeless.
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Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 25 April 2019, 10:56:43 pm
They need to have played more than a few games. Therefore it's Alan Smith and Luuk de Jong for me. Riviere was obviously terrible but at least he had a bit of pace and actually found the net as many as three (!) times.

Joselu's crap but he's comfortably above those three useless f***ers. He's scored seven times for us. Even Rush got a couple.
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Post by: Cronky on Thursday 25 April 2019, 11:20:13 pm
No way is it Joselu. Every now and then, he has done okay.

My nominee is Frank Pingel. He just looked out of his depth, not only physically but mentally. He was a desperation buy from the Danish league when we were fighting relegation, and he didn't look like he could cope with the pressure. He used to wander around the pitch with a dazed expression, hoping the ball wouldn't go anywhere near him.
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Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Thursday 25 April 2019, 11:26:24 pm
Cordone
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Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 25 April 2019, 11:57:31 pm
Cordone

:lol: eh?
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Post by: The College Dropout on Thursday 25 April 2019, 11:57:39 pm
Did we sign Perez in the same window as Riviere? That little purple patch with Ayoze kept us in the league.


I think that was the worst team we put out that season. Absolute bargain basement s***.
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Post by: Troll on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:00:28 am
Riviere had the weakest shot ever, he couldn't kick the top off a mushroom
Luuk de Jong's was weaker

Luuk de Jong would have broken his foot on the mushroom.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Troll on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:03:20 am
They need to have played more than a few games. Therefore it's Alan Smith and Luuk de Jong for me. Riviere was obviously terrible but at least he had a bit of pace and actually found the net as many as three (!) times.

Joselu's crap but he's comfortably above those three useless f***ers. He's scored seven times for us. Even Rush got a couple.

Because he played in two positions, Alan Smith was probably our worst striker and midfielder.  Rather have had Steve Harper up front.
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Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:04:39 am
No way is it Joselu. Every now and then, he has done okay.

My nominee is Frank Pingel. He just looked out of his depth, not only physically but mentally. He was a desperation buy from the Danish league when we were fighting relegation, and he didn't look like he could cope with the pressure. He used to wander around the pitch with a dazed expression, hoping the ball wouldn't go anywhere near him.

Concur 100%. Seen most of the strikers we've had since about 83 and Pingel is about the worst. Scored once off his lug against Liverpool, knew nowt about it. Utterly terrible, not a single worthwhile attribute, no pace, presence, goal instinct, nowt. Others already mentioned, like Rob Mcdonald, Mavis Reilly at least had some physical attributes and in the case of Mcdonald, single-handedly won us a game at Sheff Wed by scoring and setting up a scuffed winner for Michael O'Neill.

We've had some tripe on loan too, Dave Mitchell, Tommy Gaynor spring to mind. Actually just remembered one worse...Paul Moran! He was on loan around 91, apparently got utterly s***-faced on the Friday before his home "debut" against Wolves the next day. Came on second half as a sub and sort of wandered around in a daze contributing absolutely nothing to a dire 0-0 draw and was never seen again.
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Post by: Yorkie on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:06:06 am
Did we sign Perez in the same window as Riviere? That little purple patch with Ayoze kept us in the league.


I think that was the worst team we put out that season . Absolute bargain basement s***.

Just flicking through some of the fixtures from the tail end of that season (Carver in charge, eight defeats in a row, partial boycotts), where the general attitude towards the club was somewhere between fury, misery and apathy. The absolute worst of the worst, depending on how you compared it to a season earlier, when cheering the opposition's goals under Pardew. No pride, no joy, just gut-wrenching hopelessness.

Could be right around the corner once again. :thup:
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:53:58 am
Joselu for me, mostly because he moves like a cripple. He can't get out of walking pace.
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Post by: Raconteur on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:36:36 am
I think the first time I watched Reviere, he’d already played a few games for us and the verdict was already in. I didn’t think he was that bad the first time I saw him, and thought he was getting unfair flak.

I was wrong. Very wrong. Reviere was complete turd, irredeemably so.
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Post by: loki679 on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:38:43 am
If you think Joselu is the worst striker we've ever had you must have only started watching us this season :lol:

Least he's actually scored a few....
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Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:51:06 am
No mention for Ranger yet? Possibly more as there was expectation there, to the point I recall a small clamour for him to be playing ahead of Carroll first half of the Championship season.

And despite obviously being a decent player, did Michael Bridges actually contribute anything in his time here?
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:02:14 am
Bridges is a fair shout. If Luuk de Jong is being mentioned, Bridges should too. Same with Doumbia.
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Post by: godzilla on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:21:25 am
Cordone

:lol: eh?

Daniel but he actually had a couple of decent games and wasn't here long.
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Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:23:38 am
Frank Pingle?
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Post by: pinkeye on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:28:44 am
In recent times Riviere is one of the worst players I have ever seen let alone worst striker.  Joselu is rubbish, he has an uncanny knack of running out of space to head or flick the ball on, right into the space he previously occupied....   

All time worst list would include Andreas Andersson for sure!
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Post by: nufcjmc on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:32:21 am
Was Alan Smith brought in originally as a striker? If so him.
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Post by: triggs on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:39:15 am
Bridges is a fair shout. If Luuk de Jong is being mentioned, Bridges should too. Same with Doumbia.
Doumbia played less than a half an hour in total, we don't know how good or bad he was. Its a bit harsh like because he's obviously a decent player who was just going through a bad patch but based just on his time here Luuk de Jong was by far the worst I have seen
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Post by: ianovthetoon on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:49:56 am
Frank Pingel. Rob MacDonald
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Post by: NEEJ on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:02:34 am
They need to have played more than a few games. Therefore it's Alan Smith and Luuk de Jong for me. Riviere was obviously terrible but at least he had a bit of pace and actually found the net as many as three (!) times.

Joselu's crap but he's comfortably above those three useless f***ers. He's scored seven times for us. Even Rush got a couple.

Because he played in two positions, Alan Smith was probably our worst striker and midfielder.  Rather have had Steve Harper up front.
If Smith counts, it's him for me like. Especially considering his supposed pedigree. He just ran round booting people.
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Post by: frankpingel on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:02:40 am
Its got to be my username.
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Post by: reefatoon on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:09:07 am
Some cracking names on this list. We have had so many useless strikers. Totally agree too, from George Reilly, Rob McDonald through to Riviere.

I know this is worst ever striker, but the two that just frustrated and annoyed me the most have to be Ameobi and Joselu.  Where the others are total crap, these two could be more, but they are exactly the same, in you could tell within 1 minute of a game starting whether they were going to be decent or absolutely s***. There was never a middle ground. So no, they might not have been the worst strikers for us, but they just annoyed/annoy the f*** out of me more than any other striker when i watched them.
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Post by: HawK on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:35:17 am
Was going to mention Carl Cort in terms of his availability.

Went to check WiKi and saw he's Ruben Loftus-Cheek's half-brother?!
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Post by: Sima on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:38:48 am
Andy Walker.
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Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:50:31 am
Andy Walker.

Yup - he was utter toilet. Wasn't at all interested.
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Post by: geordiedean on Friday 26 April 2019, 11:43:30 am
Rob McDonald - signed from PSV (I think) after a scouting mission led by then chariman, Gordon McKeag in 1988. He was a bag of s****.

I'll second this and also throw in one Frank Pingel
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Post by: Mattoon on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:28:07 pm
Andy Walker.

Yup - he was utter toilet. Wasn't at all interested.

For not being interested see Michael Owen, utter thundercunt of a player, he scored a few goals for us so not technically the worst player but one of the worst pieces of businesses we've done on a striker.
Contribution as a ratio to expectation he stands head and shoulders above all else.
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Post by: TRon on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:44:02 pm
There were a few like Andreas Andersson , De Jong and Riviere who couldn't shoot or finish, but at least they offered some movement. The worst ones for me were the big lunks who couldn't score and didn't even use their size effectively, so I suppose Rob McDonald and Frank Pingel would be the front runners.
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Post by: Mikky on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:53:30 pm
There were a few like Andreas Andersson , De Jong and Riviere who couldn't shoot or finish, but at least they offered some movement. The worst ones for me were the big lunks who couldn't score and didn't even use their size effectively, so I suppose Rob McDonald and Frank Pingel would be the front runners.

Andreas Andersson for me - he was beyond useless, complete and utter tripe
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Post by: sadnesstan on Friday 26 April 2019, 12:56:24 pm
Billy Whitehurst. Built like a brick shithouse and twice as fast.
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Post by: geordiedean on Friday 26 April 2019, 01:20:44 pm
Billy Whitehurst. Built like a brick shithouse and twice as fast.

Completely f***ed Bracewell you could hear the crack of his ankle in the stands
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Post by: reefatoon on Friday 26 April 2019, 01:27:08 pm
Yep, remember that. Was a bad one. Wrecked Bracewell's England career too as was being pushed for it.
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Post by: TRon on Friday 26 April 2019, 01:40:32 pm
I don't even think Whitehurst was a footballer, just big and nasty and used his bulk to assault opposition players.
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Post by: Kanji on Friday 26 April 2019, 01:50:58 pm
Riviere
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Post by: Bisto Staines In Peas on Friday 26 April 2019, 01:53:43 pm
Mike Larnach and Rob MacDonald for me, like!
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Post by: Toon No9 on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:14:14 pm
Riviere or Xisco for me all day!

I know Andreas Andersson was not a big success at Newcastle either but being from Sweden I've seen him a lot through the years and he was a good striker back in Sweden, in the national team and even in champions league against some of the very top teams.
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:30:51 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 
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Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:36:02 pm
John Hendry was pretty useless from what I can remember. So was John Robertson, from Hearts?
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:41:13 pm
John Hendry was pretty useless from what I can remember. So was John Robertson, from Hearts?

Nah, Hendry was good. Wrong time though.
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Post by: MagMal on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:42:33 pm
Micheal Chopra, so much build up but useless once he was out of the kids teams
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Post by: Ian W on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:43:11 pm
Micheal Chopra, so much build up but useless once he was out of the kids teams

Nowhere near the worst ever.
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Post by: Conjo on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:47:07 pm
He was a fantastic striker in the championship for Cardiff and Ipswich, even bagged a fair amount of goals for Sunderland in the PL.
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Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:47:40 pm
Aye seems a bit harsh given he had limited opportunity with us, and did pretty well in the Champo. Even if he was a mega c***.
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 02:58:40 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 

Someone please put me out of my misery, It’s doing my head in
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Post by: MagMal on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:00:02 pm
On build up and then actual ability he has got to be one of the biggest letdowns, we all thought we were going to get a world beater and just turned out that the top flight was a step too far.
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:02:37 pm
On build up and then actual ability he has got to be one of the biggest letdowns, we all thought we were going to get a world beater and just turned out that the top flight was a step too far.

Maybe an example of how we’ve failed t bring players through compared to other clubs?
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Post by: sempuki on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:07:54 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 

Someone please put me out of my misery, It’s doing my head in
Paul Moran. I vote for Rob McDonald. Ronald McDonald with his clown feet would have been more effective.
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Post by: Conjo on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:11:27 pm
Might as well include Marc Walton, Fabio Zamblera, Aaron Spear, Adam Armstrong and that tiny ginger fellow in the list if Chopra is on it
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Post by: MagMal on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:16:46 pm
To be fair the list is endless of players that have had good careers until they have played for us😀, didn’t dalglish sign some dodgy Greek striker or was that keegan?
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:20:42 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 

Someone please put me out of my misery, It’s doing my head in
Paul Moran. I vote for Rob McDonald. Ronald McDonald with his clown feet would have been more effective.

That’s him!! f*** me he made McDonald look competent. Easily the winner.
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:22:26 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 

Someone please put me out of my misery, It’s doing my head in
Paul Moran. I vote for Rob McDonald. Ronald McDonald with his clown feet would have been more effective.

That’s him!! f*** me he made McDonald look competent. Easily the winner.

Just realised he only played one game!! And I was there. f*** me
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Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 03:25:27 pm
Prolific  :lol:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Moran_(English_footballer)
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Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:12:45 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 

Someone please put me out of my misery, It’s doing my head in
Paul Moran. I vote for Rob McDonald. Ronald McDonald with his clown feet would have been more effective.

That’s him!! f*** me he made McDonald look competent. Easily the winner.

Just realised he only played one game!! And I was there. f*** me

Already mentioned pages back. Came on against Wolves, looked still p*ssed from the night before. If memory serves, Gazza took him out in the toon on the Friday night as they were both at Spurs at the time. Never seen a worse cameo in my life, looked like a fan won a competition to play for half an hour in a real game.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Lenny on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:21:45 pm
As alluded to in the OP, I think it's fairer to judge a player that's had a good number of games, and failed, more so than a player that hasn't. Of course, you could argue that they didn't get the number of games they did because they were quickly found out, but when the number of games is so small it just skews any real comparison as a fan. I mean, they technically could have had their career worst performances all bundled into consecutive matches :lol:

For that reason, I just don't consider people like Xisco (9 appearances), Robinson (11 appearances), Dalglish (11 appearances), Guivarch (4 appearances) etc. as a choice. Numbers are from Wiki, so may not be totally accurate but won't be too far out.

Since I've been watching football, those that have had a fair number of games and stood out for me as the worst are Joselu, Smith, Andersson and Riviere. I'm inclined to just omit Smith from consideration since most of his time for us was spent in midfield. Wasn't he already a withdrawn midfielder for Man Utd following his serious injury, prior to signing for us?

That leaves Joselu, Andersson and Riviere. In all honesty I can't really disagree with any one of them coming out on top, but my pick would be Joselu (very closely followed by Andersson). He's played the most games of the three of them, and over that number of games has looked consistently poor. He's had a few 6-7/10 performances, but it's an extreme exception rather than anything close to the norm. I also think that Rondon's performances this season all but cemented my opinion of Joselu, since the difference between the two is staggering, considering they are supposed to perform the same role.

Finally, special mention to Tomasson; I personally don't consider him for this list since he wasn't signed to be a striker, and got thrown in at the deep end coming in from a weaker division as a young player. The fact he went on to have a pretty impressive career suggests he was simply played out of position.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Lenny on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:23:31 pm
Also, the fact that in 4 pages, the name Ameobi has only been uttered once says an awful lot about the amount of s*** strikers we've had to endure over the years :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: OCK on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:27:27 pm
Anderrson and Cardone for me :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Ian W on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:30:00 pm
Guivarch was pretty bad. So much so I can't be bothered to find out where the apostrophe goes.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Lenny on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:30:23 pm
Guivarch was pretty bad.

He was, but he appeared for us 4 times :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:32:45 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 

Someone please put me out of my misery, It’s doing my head in
Paul Moran. I vote for Rob McDonald. Ronald McDonald with his clown feet would have been more effective.

That’s him!! f*** me he made McDonald look competent. Easily the winner.

Just realised he only played one game!! And I was there. f*** me

Already mentioned pages back. Came on against Wolves, looked still p*ssed from the night before. If memory serves, Gazza took him out in the toon on the Friday night as they were both at Spurs at the time. Never seen a worse cameo in my life, looked like a fan won a competition to play for half an hour in a real game.

Ah sorry, just noticed that!!

Yeah that was the legend, Gazza took him out the night before :lol:

Massively worse than the others being mentioned, had to be seen to be believed.

That was complete embarrassment, next on the list but not a forward was Wayne Fereday
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Consortium of one on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:36:18 pm
Kuqi for me.  I thought they dragged him out of the glue factory to play for us.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:42:03 pm
He played six times, off the bench, at 34! Leave him alone.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 04:57:45 pm
Rob McDonald is above mavis. Pingel gets a pass because he scored against Liverpool even if he didn’t know about it and it went in off the back of his head.

Not mentioned yet, but I reckon this will win - Paul someone or other, Gazza recommended him from Spurs.

Was so s*** he looked completely out of place on the pitch. 

Someone please put me out of my misery, It’s doing my head in
Paul Moran. I vote for Rob McDonald. Ronald McDonald with his clown feet would have been more effective.

That’s him!! f*** me he made McDonald look competent. Easily the winner.

Just realised he only played one game!! And I was there. f*** me

Already mentioned pages back. Came on against Wolves, looked still p*ssed from the night before. If memory serves, Gazza took him out in the toon on the Friday night as they were both at Spurs at the time. Never seen a worse cameo in my life, looked like a fan won a competition to play for half an hour in a real game.

Ah sorry, just noticed that!!

Yeah that was the legend, Gazza took him out the night before :lol:

Massively worse than the others being mentioned, had to be seen to be believed.

That was complete embarrassment, next on the list but not a forward was Wayne Fereday

Yeah that was a period towards the end of the Jim Smith era right before Ardiles took over and we were just loaning trash left and right. Dave Mitchell, Tommy Gaynor, that Wilson bloke from Forest (Terry?). No idea who sanctioned loaning Moran, but I think that half hour was all he played for us. Not seen anything worse.

Fereday was a bit different, lightning fast winger who had a couple of decent moments but was generally crap. Recall one game down at Barnsley, he came on as a sub and we were 1-0 down, remember him and Ranson getting pelted with abuse for one period of terrible misplaced passes that had to be seen to be believed. Quinny eventually equalized.

Getting off-track but I also recall a player Darren Bradshaw. One of those hopeless tiny fee players we signed in the Smith era, think he cost 40k from York. He came on as a second half sub at Blackburn, did nothing right at all, and was eventually subbed himself, simply for being hopeless. Don't think I can recall a sub being subbed, except due to injuries.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Robster on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:01:05 pm
Getting off-track but I also recall a player Darren Bradshaw. One of those hopeless tiny fee players we signed in the Smith era, think he cost 40k from York. He came on as a second half sub at Blackburn, did nothing right at all, and was eventually subbed himself, simply for being hopeless. Don't think I can recall a sub being subbed, except due to injuries.
I was at that game. What a performance it was. :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:06:29 pm
Getting off-track but I also recall a player Darren Bradshaw. One of those hopeless tiny fee players we signed in the Smith era, think he cost 40k from York. He came on as a second half sub at Blackburn, did nothing right at all, and was eventually subbed himself, simply for being hopeless. Don't think I can recall a sub being subbed, except due to injuries.
I was at that game. What a performance it was. :lol:

Got beat 2-0, literally everyone was s**** but him...Jesus wept  :lol:

Everything about that day was crap, got beat, got me sandwiches nicked by Lancashire bizzies. A large percentage of our fans actually hummed the tune to that f***ing atrocious song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega at one point. Jesus Christ, I wanted to do murder that day  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Robster on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:13:35 pm
Got beat 2-0, literally everyone was s**** but him...Jesus wept  :lol:
Everything about that day was crap, got beat, got me sandwiches nicked by Lancashire bizzies. A large percentage of our fans actually hummed the tune to that f***ing atrocious song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega at one point. Jesus Christ, I wanted to do murder that day  :lol:
:lol: I was a s**** day all round.
On the bus leaving Blackburn, the local radio guy was going on like they'd just won the champions league with the best performance of all time. :lol:
I don't remember Tom's Diner from that day but i remember it being sung there the following season when we went and won 0-1 to a last minute Steve Howey goal.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:22:26 pm
Got beat 2-0, literally everyone was s**** but him...Jesus wept  :lol:
Everything about that day was crap, got beat, got me sandwiches nicked by Lancashire bizzies. A large percentage of our fans actually hummed the tune to that f***ing atrocious song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega at one point. Jesus Christ, I wanted to do murder that day  :lol:
:lol: I was a s**** day all round.
On the bus leaving Blackburn, the local radio guy was going on like they'd just won the champions league with the best performance of all time. :lol:
I don't remember Tom's Diner from that day but i remember it being sung there the following season when we went and won 0-1 to a last minute Steve Howey goal.

Ah crap, you're right. I was at both games and mixed them up, knew it happened at Blackburn. Just remember the game being s**** and I was totally frustrated by events on the pitch and then about 75% of our fans decided to hum this song. I was f***ing livid. I think Liam O'Brien scored in that game with quite literally the very last kick of the game. Utterly terrible game but winning 1-0 with the last kick of an away game was pretty special and funny too. The locals didn't like it much  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:23:07 pm
Yeah, the end of the 80’s. Bradshaw  :lol:  f*** me, thats a list of names  :lol:

I always remember watching Fereday running down the wing from the a paddock v Bournemouth and slowly falling over as he ran.  :lol:

I’m pretty sure if Moran was breath tested he wouldn’t have been able to drive that day, I could’ve done better
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:29:26 pm
Yeah, the end of the 80’s. Bradshaw  :lol:  f*** me, thats a list of names  :lol:

I always remember watching Fereday running down the wing from the a paddock v Bournemouth and slowly falling over as he ran.  :lol:

I’m pretty sure if Moran was breath tested he wouldn’t have been able to drive that day, I could’ve done better

It was a banner era  :lol:

My abiding memory of Fereday will always be that Barnsley game - 5k away fans watching in disbelief as he tried to work a ham-fisted 1-2 with Ranson and the ball trundled out for a goalkick with us 1-0 down and about 10 minutes left. Cue the entire away end going radge with disgust  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 05:55:22 pm
Got beat 2-0, literally everyone was s**** but him...Jesus wept  :lol:
Everything about that day was crap, got beat, got me sandwiches nicked by Lancashire bizzies. A large percentage of our fans actually hummed the tune to that f***ing atrocious song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega at one point. Jesus Christ, I wanted to do murder that day  :lol:
:lol: I was a s**** day all round.
On the bus leaving Blackburn, the local radio guy was going on like they'd just won the champions league with the best performance of all time. :lol:
I don't remember Tom's Diner from that day but i remember it being sung there the following season when we went and won 0-1 to a last minute Steve Howey goal.

Liam O'Brien ;-)

And yup - the ditty was sung. I was there. :)
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Robster on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:06:01 pm
Sorry. You're both right. O'Brien :thup:
As LoG said, another truly awful game glossed over by a last minute winner :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:08:27 pm
Agreed, Robster. I remember walking back to the bus, with a traffiic cone on my head (I was only 17!) Was a canny trip back home - lots of singing. :)
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:09:49 pm
Got beat 2-0, literally everyone was s**** but him...Jesus wept  :lol:
Everything about that day was crap, got beat, got me sandwiches nicked by Lancashire bizzies. A large percentage of our fans actually hummed the tune to that f***ing atrocious song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega at one point. Jesus Christ, I wanted to do murder that day  :lol:
:lol: I was a s**** day all round.
On the bus leaving Blackburn, the local radio guy was going on like they'd just won the champions league with the best performance of all time. :lol:
I don't remember Tom's Diner from that day but i remember it being sung there the following season when we went and won 0-1 to a last minute Steve Howey goal.

Liam O'Brien ;-)

And yup - the ditty was sung. I was there. :)

Think it was only the second game and I was already sick of that season. 90 minutes of hell saved by one second of inspiration. Seem to remember that we got a corner and Dillon took it, but scuffed it along the ground, everyone groaned then a split second later, O'Brien had lashed it into the top corner. We couldn't even take a corner right that game, Tom's f***ing Diner indeed  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:17:29 pm
Lion of Gosforth. :thup: It was actually my first ever away game. Have always loved a trip to Ewood, since. :)
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:26:18 pm
Lion of Gosforth. :thup: It was actually my first ever away game. Have always loved a trip to Ewood, since. :)

Was a canny away day in that era, decent bars nearby, always a big following but mixed results on the pitch to say the least. Went 3 times 89-92 and we were s**** each time but still, as a youngun, you enjoyed yourself anyway. Probably saw you with the cone on yer nappa that day  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Robster on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:37:58 pm
Think it was only the second game and I was already sick of that season. 90 minutes of hell saved by one second of inspiration. Seem to remember that we got a corner and Dillon took it, but scuffed it along the ground, everyone groaned then a split second later, O'Brien had lashed it into the top corner. We couldn't even take a corner right that game, Tom's f***ing Diner indeed  :lol:
:lol: 
Perfect description of how the game played out.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Thomson Mouse on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:55:17 pm
Lion of Gosforth. :thup: It was actually my first ever away game. Have always loved a trip to Ewood, since. :)

Was a canny away day in that era, decent bars nearby, always a big following but mixed results on the pitch to say the least. Went 3 times 89-92 and we were s**** each time but still, as a youngun, you enjoyed yourself anyway. Probably saw you with the cone on yer nappa that day  :lol:

Good job you didn’t try the cone thing at Wolves, my mate tripped over a traffic cone sometime around early 90’s and was arrested by West Midlands finest.

I remember sleeping out for Blackburn FACup tickets in early ‘93. First in the queue and before the game someone decided to climb the old stand when they had taken the roof off at Ewood.

Kevin Dillon :lol: 
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 06:57:53 pm
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 07:03:13 pm
Think it was only the second game and I was already sick of that season. 90 minutes of hell saved by one second of inspiration. Seem to remember that we got a corner and Dillon took it, but scuffed it along the ground, everyone groaned then a split second later, O'Brien had lashed it into the top corner. We couldn't even take a corner right that game, Tom's f***ing Diner indeed  :lol:
:lol: 
Perfect description of how the game played out.

A complete match report in one sentence. Quite literally nothing else happened  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 07:06:52 pm
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D

There was one bloke who I ended up standing near in the Gallowgate Corner most home games. Constantly yelled "Dillon, get off!!!", pretty much every time he touched the ball. Was moderately amusing the first time I heard it, but by about March, the novelty had worn off like  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 07:09:06 pm
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D

There was one bloke who I ended up standing near in the Gallowgate Corner most home games. Constantly yelled "Dillon, get off!!!", pretty much every time he touched the ball. Was moderately amusing the first time I heard it, but by about March, the novelty had worn off like  :lol:

Used to stand in the corner during that season - shifted to the Scoreboard after the playoffs v the mackems. I remember 'Kenny Everett' who used to sit in the East Stand and start the signing up there. :)
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 07:22:34 pm
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D

There was one bloke who I ended up standing near in the Gallowgate Corner most home games. Constantly yelled "Dillon, get off!!!", pretty much every time he touched the ball. Was moderately amusing the first time I heard it, but by about March, the novelty had worn off like  :lol:

Used to stand in the corner during that season - shifted to the Scoreboard after the playoffs v the mackems. I remember 'Kenny Everett' who used to sit in the East Stand and start the signing up there. :)

Different times. Loads of characters and memories and about 3 quid to get in  :thup:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: UncleBingo on Friday 26 April 2019, 07:34:45 pm
Ray Clarke, Billy Rafferty, Frank Pingel & Rob McDonald were different level shitness compared to Joselu. Then you've got some of the nowhere near good enough yound lads that didn't make the grade....Paul Brayson, Anth Lormor and Steve Howey etc, although he made an excellent defender eventually.
Modern days I'd say de Jong, Riviere and Ranger were all far inferior to the Hoss.
Honorable mentions to Kuqi, Smith and Andreas Andersson.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 07:45:55 pm
Ray Clarke, Billy Rafferty, Frank Pingel & Rob McDonald were different level shitness compared to Joselu. Then you've got some of the nowhere near good enough yound lads that didn't make the grade....Paul Brayson, Anth Lormor and Steve Howey etc, although he made an excellent defender eventually.
Modern days I'd say de Jong, Riviere and Ranger were all far inferior to the Hoss.
Honorable mentions to Kuqi, Smith and Andreas Andersson.

Andersson was a weird one, I think Shearer even recommended him to Daggers as an ideal strike partner, played for Milan and cost reasonable money for the time (around 3.5m?).

Missed Clarke and Rafferty, before my time. What about Shinton? Wasn't he top scorer one year with about 4?  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 26 April 2019, 07:52:07 pm
Ray Clarke, Billy Rafferty, Frank Pingel & Rob McDonald were different level shitness compared to Joselu. Then you've got some of the nowhere near good enough yound lads that didn't make the grade....Paul Brayson, Anth Lormor and Steve Howey etc, although he made an excellent defender eventually.
Modern days I'd say de Jong, Riviere and Ranger were all far inferior to the Hoss.
Honorable mentions to Kuqi, Smith and Andreas Andersson.

Andersson was a weird one, I think Shearer even recommended him to Daggers as an ideal strike partner, played for Milan and cost reasonable money for the time (around 3.5m?).

Missed Clarke and Rafferty, before my time. What about Shinton? Wasn't he top scorer one year with about 4?  :lol:

Also scored against the big clubs away too. Weird one. Sure he nearly scored a stunner on his debut.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:11:06 pm
Ray Clarke, Billy Rafferty, Frank Pingel & Rob McDonald were different level shitness compared to Joselu. Then you've got some of the nowhere near good enough yound lads that didn't make the grade....Paul Brayson, Anth Lormor and Steve Howey etc, although he made an excellent defender eventually.
Modern days I'd say de Jong, Riviere and Ranger were all far inferior to the Hoss.
Honorable mentions to Kuqi, Smith and Andreas Andersson.

Andersson was a weird one, I think Shearer even recommended him to Daggers as an ideal strike partner, played for Milan and cost reasonable money for the time (around 3.5m?).

Missed Clarke and Rafferty, before my time. What about Shinton? Wasn't he top scorer one year with about 4?  :lol:

Also scored against the big clubs away too. Weird one. Sure he nearly scored a stunner on his debut.

Scored in a 1-1 at Man Utd and a 1-1 at Chelsea, also scored at Liverpool. Was playing in the era right after I moved away so I didn't see him play live much. Maybe it was the daft hair? injuries? a perceived lack of heart?
 
Double-checking the records, he didn't score many like, about 5 across 2 seasons  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: UncleBingo on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:15:14 pm
Ray Clarke, Billy Rafferty, Frank Pingel & Rob McDonald were different level shitness compared to Joselu. Then you've got some of the nowhere near good enough yound lads that didn't make the grade....Paul Brayson, Anth Lormor and Steve Howey etc, although he made an excellent defender eventually.
Modern days I'd say de Jong, Riviere and Ranger were all far inferior to the Hoss.
Honorable mentions to Kuqi, Smith and Andreas Andersson.

Andersson was a weird one, I think Shearer even recommended him to Daggers as an ideal strike partner, played for Milan and cost reasonable money for the time (around 3.5m?).

Missed Clarke and Rafferty, before my time. What about Shinton? Wasn't he top scorer one year with about 4?  :lol:

80-81 season, which was about as grim as I've ever seen us, he finished top scorer with 7. I had a badge which I bought in the Kard Bar that said 'Bobby Shinton's more slippery than a frog's belly'. Great times.

The great man himself used to come down my street every Wednesday in his sponsored Ford Escort, to drop his pools money off at the Littlewoods agent in our street. How times have changed.  :mike:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Magpie on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:25:30 pm
Guivarch shirley
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:29:15 pm
Ray Clarke, Billy Rafferty, Frank Pingel & Rob McDonald were different level shitness compared to Joselu. Then you've got some of the nowhere near good enough yound lads that didn't make the grade....Paul Brayson, Anth Lormor and Steve Howey etc, although he made an excellent defender eventually.
Modern days I'd say de Jong, Riviere and Ranger were all far inferior to the Hoss.
Honorable mentions to Kuqi, Smith and Andreas Andersson.

Andersson was a weird one, I think Shearer even recommended him to Daggers as an ideal strike partner, played for Milan and cost reasonable money for the time (around 3.5m?).

Missed Clarke and Rafferty, before my time. What about Shinton? Wasn't he top scorer one year with about 4?  :lol:

80-81 season, which was about as grim as I've ever seen us, he finished top scorer with 7. I had a badge which I bought in the Kard Bar that said 'Bobby Shinton's more slippery than a frog's belly'. Great times.

The great man himself used to come down my street every Wednesday in his sponsored Ford Escort, to drop his pools money off at the Littlewoods agent in our street. How times have changed.  :mike:

Brilliant!!!
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:31:50 pm
Guivarch shirley

He's up there. I remember settling down to watch the 98 world cup with so much excitement to see this striker we'd just signed, top scorer in France and leading the line for his country at the WC. He was s****. I thought, just an aberration, he'll be good for us. He did trundle one in off the post against Liverpool in a 4-1 defeat so not all bad like!
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:40:43 pm
Was he actually bad or just not fancied? I remember watching Gullit in the studio as a pundit during the WC 98 and he was slagging him off...2 months later he’d inherited him. :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:44:51 pm
He was rotten for France during WC98 and yet they kept persisting with him.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:47:43 pm
I know he was crap during the World Cup but we barely saw him for Newcastle to call s****. Pretty sure he started in the 5-1 win at Coventry for instance.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Big Geordie on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:54:47 pm
Gullit didn't fancy him at all, which is why he was packed off to Rangers in the blink of an eye.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: bigfella on Friday 26 April 2019, 08:59:00 pm
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D

There was one bloke who I ended up standing near in the Gallowgate Corner most home games. Constantly yelled "Dillon, get off!!!", pretty much every time he touched the ball. Was moderately amusing the first time I heard it, but by about March, the novelty had worn off like  :lol:

That was my mate Neil, had a laugh like Basil Brush, hated Kevin Dillon with a passion.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: UncleBingo on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:02:28 pm
Gullit didn't fancy him at all, which is why he was packed off to Rangers in the blink of an eye.

Scored on his debut then sacked off after only 4 games IIRC.

I went out with his cousin for a couple of years, who worked at Newcastle University........she said he was a right arrogant prick and couldn't stand him.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:04:23 pm
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D

There was one bloke who I ended up standing near in the Gallowgate Corner most home games. Constantly yelled "Dillon, get off!!!", pretty much every time he touched the ball. Was moderately amusing the first time I heard it, but by about March, the novelty had worn off like  :lol:

That was my mate Neil, had a laugh like Basil Brush, hated Kevin Dillon with a passion.

You could tell, swear Dillon heard him one time when he yelled as he was taking a corner

'kinell, can't believe someone else remembers this 30 years on  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: bigfella on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:17:34 pm
I remember stuff like this better than what happened yesterday. Going to the match was class in those days, even though we were largely s****.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 09:23:40 pm
I remember stuff like this better than what happened yesterday. Going to the match was class in those days, even though we were largely s****.

Yer right like, cheap as chips and a right laugh standing with your mates. Those days are loooooong gone sadly.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: bigfella on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:15:12 pm
I remember stuff like this better than what happened yesterday. Going to the match was class in those days, even though we were largely s****.

Yer right like, cheap as chips and a right laugh standing with your mates. Those days are loooooong gone sadly.

A lot of the stuff already mentioned really chimes with me.
I was at the Barnsley "Ranson and Fereday" game, remember Fumaca's "interesting" take on football  and still can picture the like of Mavis Riley and Rob McDonald disgracing our no 9 shirt, but it was all a good laugh in those days.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:17:50 pm
He was rotten for France during WC98 and yet they kept persisting with him.

Faded memory but seem to recall watching that World Cup and in nearly every game he was subbed for Dugarry. Could be wrong, like.

EDIT:


Not quite as I thought, but unimpressive nonetheless!
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: chopey on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:33:49 pm
Anyone remember Scott Sloan ?
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:36:00 pm
I remember stuff like this better than what happened yesterday. Going to the match was class in those days, even though we were largely s****.

Yer right like, cheap as chips and a right laugh standing with your mates. Those days are loooooong gone sadly.

A lot of the stuff already mentioned really chimes with me.
I was at the Barnsley "Ranson and Fereday" game, remember Fumaca's "interesting" take on football  and still can picture the like of Mavis Riley and Rob McDonald disgracing our no 9 shirt, but it was all a good laugh in those days.

There's probably a better thread for these types of reminiscences but did you happen to go to that Blackpool cup game in 87, probably around September time? We got beat 1-0, but I never went to even those types of games expecting much, it was for the craic and being with your mates mostly.

Anyway, I remember Gazza getting dogs abuse when he tried to clap the fans at the end but the funniest memory from that is this lad turning around furious as the whistle went, face the colour of blackcurrant jam, shouting "The Chronicle back page headline tomorrow should be "f***ing s***!!"". It was hilarious at the time, the thought of a newspaper using profanity as their headline but it had been that bad  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: LionOfGosforth on Friday 26 April 2019, 10:36:38 pm
Anyone remember Scott Sloan ?

Oof yep. Gust of wind would have blown him over, fecking hopeless but a trier.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: bigfella on Friday 26 April 2019, 11:23:18 pm
I remember stuff like this better than what happened yesterday. Going to the match was class in those days, even though we were largely s****.

Yer right like, cheap as chips and a right laugh standing with your mates. Those days are loooooong gone sadly.

A lot of the stuff already mentioned really chimes with me.
I was at the Barnsley "Ranson and Fereday" game, remember Fumaca's "interesting" take on football  and still can picture the like of Mavis Riley and Rob McDonald disgracing our no 9 shirt, but it was all a good laugh in those days.

There's probably a better thread for these types of reminiscences but did you happen to go to that Blackpool cup game in 87, probably around September time? We got beat 1-0, but I never went to even those types of games expecting much, it was for the craic and being with your mates mostly.

Anyway, I remember Gazza getting dogs abuse when he tried to clap the fans at the end but the funniest memory from that is this lad turning around furious as the whistle went, face the colour of blackcurrant jam, shouting "The Chronicle back page headline tomorrow should be "f***ing s***!!"". It was hilarious at the time, the thought of a newspaper using profanity as their headline but it had been that bad  :lol:

Didn't go to many aways in those days so no, but was at the home leg. Seem to remember we won that game convincingly,  so no doubt we went out without a whimper in the next round.

Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Sho'Time on Friday 26 April 2019, 11:29:37 pm
Can't believe Fabio Zamblera is 29, that really makes me feel old.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Astroblack on Friday 26 April 2019, 11:31:32 pm
For me, I knew Riviere would be bad. The price tag, his record in other countries, etc. it was bananas when he started doing backflips when he scored his first goal like 30 games into the season. He was just out of his depth. But Joselu for the chances he has missed has to be the worst striker. I feel like we’re a side that do make chances. And he would miss them. He also just never seems to be in the right place. Positioning is off, he just doesn't do anything. Think he missed a penalty. Feel like the moment is made for him and he fails to deliver.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Kid Icarus on Saturday 27 April 2019, 12:22:36 am
It's a real insult to Joselu to compare him with Riviere, the former's just a bit crap, the latter was absolutely hopeless.

:thup: Does my head in considering Riviere wasn't even that long ago. Can only assume people are repressing what the Riviere experience was actually like.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Thomson Mouse on Saturday 27 April 2019, 04:42:49 am
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D

There was one bloke who I ended up standing near in the Gallowgate Corner most home games. Constantly yelled "Dillon, get off!!!", pretty much every time he touched the ball. Was moderately amusing the first time I heard it, but by about March, the novelty had worn off like  :lol:

That was my mate Neil, had a laugh like Basil Brush, hated Kevin Dillon with a passion.

You could tell, swear Dillon heard him one time when he yelled as he was taking a corner

'kinell, can't believe someone else remembers this 30 years on  :lol:

There was someone similar in the a paddock, hated Dillon with a passion. Completely forgot he was the corner taker :lol:

He also hated Stimson as well, gave him dogs abuse whenever he was taking a throw in.

I seem to remember Ranson improving?? Or is that just my bad memory?
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Sima on Saturday 27 April 2019, 05:10:14 am
Lion of Gosforth. :thup: It was actually my first ever away game. Have always loved a trip to Ewood, since. :)

Was a canny away day in that era, decent bars nearby, always a big following but mixed results on the pitch to say the least. Went 3 times 89-92 and we were s**** each time but still, as a youngun, you enjoyed yourself anyway. Probably saw you with the cone on yer nappa that day  :lol:

Good job you didn’t try the cone thing at Wolves, my mate tripped over a traffic cone sometime around early 90’s and was arrested by West Midlands finest.

I remember sleeping out for Blackburn FACup tickets in early ‘93. First in the queue and before the game someone decided to climb the old stand when they had taken the roof off at Ewood.

Kevin Dillon :lol: 

That Blackburn cup game was one of my first aways at 13, remember the bloke on the Darren roof vividly.

I also remember Roy Wegerle’s last minute winner. 
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Disco on Saturday 27 April 2019, 05:54:22 am
Rivière
Smith
Dalglish
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Cronky on Saturday 27 April 2019, 08:51:08 am
Dillon, FFS. The late 80's/early 90's Alan Smith. :???: :D

There was one bloke who I ended up standing near in the Gallowgate Corner most home games. Constantly yelled "Dillon, get off!!!", pretty much every time he touched the ball. Was moderately amusing the first time I heard it, but by about March, the novelty had worn off like  :lol:

That was my mate Neil, had a laugh like Basil Brush, hated Kevin Dillon with a passion.

You could tell, swear Dillon heard him one time when he yelled as he was taking a corner

'kinell, can't believe someone else remembers this 30 years on  :lol:

There was someone similar in the a paddock, hated Dillon with a passion. Completely forgot he was the corner taker :lol:

He also hated Stimson as well, gave him dogs abuse whenever he was taking a throw in.

I seem to remember Ranson improving?? Or is that just my bad memory?

I thought Ranson was okay. It was clear that he'd played at a higher level. Stimson looked poor from the start.

Realistically, those two long periods in the Second Division round about the 80s did usher in a certain level of crapness beyond what has come before or since. Not only were we poor compared with other clubs, but the general standard of English football wasn't as good as it is now. The influx of foreign talent on and off the field has raised the standard all round.

Back on subject, there's been a lot of mention of Andreas Andersson. I had the impression that there was a half-decent player somewhere in there, but he looked very nervous and couldn't cope with the pressure.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 27 April 2019, 09:48:47 am
I seem to recall Cordone looking unreal just after he signed and being linked with a transfer to Man U for £20m :lol:

Got to be Ferreyra or Doumbia for me, a grand total of 29 first team minutes between them man
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: toon25 on Saturday 27 April 2019, 12:10:22 pm
Alan Smith for me. I hated him as a striker and even more so when he masqueraded as a midfielder. Just a dirty c*** who thought playing football constituted constantly fouling the opposition. He’d also be vying for top spot with that ginger c*** Colback for most hated NUFC player.

Notable mentions for Rivière, De Jong and Joselu on the s*** striker front.

Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 27 April 2019, 12:56:36 pm
Did Smith ever play for us as a striker? Hadn’t he been converted to a CM by Fergie way before he joined?
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 27 April 2019, 01:18:35 pm
Did Smith ever play for us as a striker? Hadn’t he been converted to a CM by Fergie way before he joined?

He played a fair chunk of the first season up front.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Keggy_Keagal on Saturday 27 April 2019, 03:54:15 pm
Owen . The others mentioned (Riviere, Andersson etc) were just uniformly s**** players that never should have been signed in the first place. Owen was an international class striker who used us as a glorified fitness camp and through a combination of weak management and him being a relentless selfish mercenary t*** was allowed to royally take the p*ss out of us the fans and the club. In terms of what he could have offered and what he he actually gave Owen is our worst striker.   
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 27 April 2019, 07:06:34 pm
Kenedy is playing in a front 3 so...
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Away Toon on Saturday 27 April 2019, 07:24:24 pm
Kenedy
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 28 April 2019, 09:29:54 pm
Albert Luque?
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: sh74 on Sunday 28 April 2019, 09:45:57 pm
Joselu , xisco , Carl Cort.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 28 April 2019, 09:46:39 pm
Carl Cort.  He scored 1 in 2 for us in his first season, absolutely nowhere near.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: godzilla on Sunday 28 April 2019, 10:33:30 pm
Joselu , xisco , Carl Cort.

Nowhere near the worst sriker, was a decent player but injuries killed his career similar to Carrol
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Kid Icarus on Sunday 28 April 2019, 10:37:16 pm
Carl Cort.  He scored 1 in 2 for us in his first season, absolutely nowhere near.

One of those bad for the price at the time players wasn't he? I wouldn't include him, but Vs price tag I sort of get it, but then again...Michael Owen.

I never found out whether that rumour about SBR signing the wrong player was actually true or not.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 28 April 2019, 11:46:28 pm
Did Smith ever play for us as a striker? Hadn’t he been converted to a CM by Fergie way before he joined?

:lol: Christ. I envy your poor memory.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: matta on Monday 29 April 2019, 12:25:17 pm
Kuqi was awful, and Michael Bridges aswell. But for me, it has to be Xisco. The complete package with Xisco was just wrong. Or Luque. Those 2 were just so poor, the likes of Andersson and Guivarch, and f***ing Michael Owen escapes judgement.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: matta on Monday 29 April 2019, 12:27:38 pm
Did Smith ever play for us as a striker? Hadn’t he been converted to a CM by Fergie way before he joined?

:lol: Christ. I envy your poor memory.

He did score in his first friendly for us as a striker(only goal including friendlies(?)). And f***ing hell how s*** was he up front after that. Captain fan-f***ing-tastic.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Pata on Monday 29 April 2019, 12:32:52 pm
Can't have Luque in this thread. He was clearly class but got injured right away.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Minhosa on Monday 29 April 2019, 12:34:03 pm
Some of these comments seem a bit harsh on Joselu imho.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Conjo on Monday 29 April 2019, 12:38:08 pm
Did Smith ever play for us as a striker? Hadn’t he been converted to a CM by Fergie way before he joined?

:lol: Christ. I envy your poor memory.

I can't remember it either :lol:

I remember Allardyce for some reason used him as a right winger to begin with, and then moved him back to CM where he had played during his last appearances for Man Utd.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 29 April 2019, 01:21:11 pm
Smith made his debut as a striker in pre-season, scored a header as well iirc,

I know I mentioned Bridges, but really the likes of Bridges, Smith, Luque, Cort don't deserve to be on the list as it was injuries that did for them. The moniker of worst striker should be reserved for those who simply never had it or just couldn't be arsed, not for those who never really had the opportunity.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Ian W on Monday 29 April 2019, 03:04:43 pm
Did Smith ever play for us as a striker? Hadn’t he been converted to a CM by Fergie way before he joined?

:lol: Christ. I envy your poor memory.

I can't remember it either :lol:

I remember Allardyce for some reason used him as a right winger to begin with, and then moved him back to CM where he had played during his last appearances for Man Utd.

Yeah, I think of him as a CM, can't really remember what he did up front.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: sh74 on Monday 29 April 2019, 07:09:56 pm
Carl Cort.  He scored 1 in 2 for us in his first season, absolutely nowhere near.
Played 22 games in 4 years.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Boo Boy on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 02:43:52 pm
Rob McDonald & Frank Pingel are the worst two strikers in our history by a long, long way and they played up front together at times  :yikes:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: number9shirt on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 03:44:18 pm
Anyone said Andreas Andersson
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 2 May 2019, 07:29:21 am
Anyone said Andreas Andersson

Is actually scored goals, from time to time.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Conjo on Thursday 2 May 2019, 09:32:56 am
Carl Cort.  He scored 1 in 2 for us in his first season, absolutely nowhere near.
Played 22 games in 4 years.

Ability wise though nowhere near the worst. 6 goals in his first 13 appearances before his injury nightmares started.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: tinoasprilla on Thursday 2 May 2019, 09:29:40 pm
Rob McDonald definitely in that era he was just absolute garbage.  Most hated for me is Michael Owen

Remember Andrea's Anderson desperately trying not to score away at liverpool.  Kind of fell over and it went in. Haman got sent off for us if I remember rightly and I was sat behind Lionel Perez. Think it was boxing day
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Gottlob on Thursday 2 May 2019, 10:44:19 pm
Rob McDonald definitely in that era he was just absolute garbage.  Most hated for me is Michael Owen

Remember Andrea's Anderson desperately trying not to score away at liverpool.  Kind of fell over and it went in. Haman got sent off for us if I remember rightly and I was sat behind Lionel Perez. Think it was boxing day

I thought that I had a memory of Andersson scoring a goal where he fell over and in the process knocked the ball over the keeper with his knee. I can't find it though, and the Liverpool 4-2 from December 1998 only has him scoring a decent goal after rounding the keeper.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: sempuki on Friday 3 May 2019, 09:11:02 am
Rob McDonald definitely in that era he was just absolute garbage.  Most hated for me is Michael Owen

Remember Andrea's Anderson desperately trying not to score away at liverpool.  Kind of fell over and it went in. Haman got sent off for us if I remember rightly and I was sat behind Lionel Perez. Think it was boxing day

I thought that I had a memory of Andersson scoring a goal where he fell over and in the process knocked the ball over the keeper with his knee. I can't find it though, and the Liverpool 4-2 from December 1998 only has him scoring a decent goal after rounding the keeper.
Went to that one. Think we were 2-0 up.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: La Parka on Friday 3 May 2019, 09:16:07 am
How about a worst ever defender thread? So many options. Cacapa, Boumsong, Marcelino, Huntington, Johnsen, Big sol...
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Sima on Friday 3 May 2019, 09:24:50 am
How about a worst ever defender thread? So many options. Cacapa, Boumsong, Marcelino, Huntington, Johnsen, Big sol...

Kevin Scott.  Next.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Friday 3 May 2019, 09:37:02 am
Ronny Jonsen.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Conjo on Friday 3 May 2019, 10:08:59 am
My approximate worst to least worst of the worst from the time I've been watching Newcastle:
1. Lamine Diatta
2. Sol Campbell
3. Ronny Johnsen
4. Cacapa
5. Paul Huntington
6. Dave Edgar
7. Peter Ramage
8. Marcelino
9. Steven Caldwell
10. Moke Williamson
11. Jean-Alain Boumsong
12. Oguchi Onyewu
13. David Rozehnal
14. Craig Moore
15. Steven Taylor
16. Titus Bramble

Sure I've left someone obvious out. There's so much crap to choose from the last 20 years  :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Ian W on Friday 3 May 2019, 10:15:15 am
Thought Rozenhal was alright. Iron Mike was s**** but not really his fault he was taken way above his level.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Conjo on Friday 3 May 2019, 10:33:08 am
It's none of the listeds fault for being taken way above their level. They were all, relative to the level the club was at the time, s****.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 3 May 2019, 11:04:35 am
The first 4 on that list shouldn’t be anywhere near like. In their prime they’re probably the best 4 on the list. Not their fault we signed them out of desperation when they were finished.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 3 May 2019, 11:05:38 am
Craig Moore was also very good when he got fit and played in the Roeder run-in from relegation scrap to Europe.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 3 May 2019, 11:31:01 am
Bramble was a beast for 89 minutes
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Friday 3 May 2019, 11:31:48 am
Premier League era the answer has to be Marcelino
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Conjo on Friday 3 May 2019, 12:58:08 pm
The first 4 on that list shouldn’t be anywhere near like. In their prime they’re probably the best 4 on the list. Not their fault we signed them out of desperation when they were finished.

If we had them during their prime they obviously wouldn't be on the list, but for us the gig was up and Newcastle was only a last desperate pay day for them as much as they were desperate signings by us. Not their fault we signed them, but that doesn't make them any better or worse than what they actually were for us.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:14:00 pm
Always preffered Hall to Williamson when they signed together.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:15:22 pm
I'd also have Yanga Mbiwa on that list. I know he was popular but I thought he was rank.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:16:08 pm
I'd also have Yanga Mbiwa on that list. I know he was popular but I thought he was rank.

Don't you mean weirdo.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Conjo on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:17:42 pm
Good shout. He had one absolutely ridiculous good performance against....spurs? Assisted pretty good as a make-shift full back a couple of times but other than that failed to impress.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Lush Vlad on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:19:59 pm
Worst overall in my recent memory/lifetime is probably Riviere.  Absolutely useless. 

Ability wise when we had him, Kuqi is up there.  Played like he'd had a couple of hip ops and chronic arthritis. 

Most disliked and biggest waste of money is Owen.  Didn't like the signing from the get go and I detest the little rat.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Runner on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:26:03 pm
Going back to strikers, has to be Frank Pingel. No redeeming features whatever. Equally out of his depth was Mike Larnach. Watched him on his debut at home to Liverpool I think, and he looked reasonably lively and have vague memories of him putting a half chance just wide and thought that there might be something there. Nope, absolutely shocking in every other game . Think it was 15 without scoring before we peddled him back to Clydebank or wherever.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: joeyt on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:26:27 pm
I'm amazed anyone can even remember Diatta actually playing for us.

On paper he was a bad signing but he barely played at all for us to be deemed our worst ever defender unless he had a particularly bad 2 games which I've forgotten about
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Cookie1892 on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:34:25 pm
I'm amazed anyone can even remember Diatta actually playing for us.

On paper he was a bad signing but he barely played at all for us to be deemed our worst ever defender unless he had a particularly bad 2 games which I've forgotten about

yeah i cant remember that at all

Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Cookie1892 on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:37:02 pm
Worst overall in my recent memory/lifetime is probably Riviere.  Absolutely useless. 

Ability wise when we had him, Kuqi is up there.  Played like he'd had a couple of hip ops and chronic arthritis. 

Most disliked and biggest waste of money is Owen.  Didn't like the signing from the get go and I detest the little rat.

i'm struggling to remember anyone worse than riviere in my lifetime - i wanted him to succeed so badly as well, always thought when he came on that it could have been his day and it would all change for him but he let me down so many times

on a level though i would put Guivarch, JDT and Andersson

Owen scored some decent goals for us but was injured far too much
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: joeyt on Friday 3 May 2019, 01:42:06 pm
Diatta played 9 mins for us apparently
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 3 May 2019, 02:26:03 pm
Grant Hanley was very untalented and looked like an ogres testicle.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Ian W on Friday 3 May 2019, 02:31:21 pm
Grant Hanley was very untalented and looked like an ogres testicle.

He was a pretty run-of-the-mill Championship CB though, don't think he was noticeably bad.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Friday 3 May 2019, 05:18:28 pm
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: xLiaaamx on Friday 3 May 2019, 05:44:15 pm
Aaron Hughes was playing right back despite most of the time being the best centre half we had.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 3 May 2019, 05:45:24 pm
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Would've been fine if we signed Distin. :(
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: tinoasprilla on Friday 3 May 2019, 11:28:27 pm
Rob McDonald definitely in that era he was just absolute garbage.  Most hated for me is Michael Owen

Remember Andrea's Anderson desperately trying not to score away at liverpool.  Kind of fell over and it went in. Haman got sent off for us if I remember rightly and I was sat behind Lionel Perez. Think it was boxing day

I thought that I had a memory of Andersson scoring a goal where he fell over and in the process knocked the ball over the keeper with his knee. I can't find it though, and the Liverpool 4-2 from December 1998 only has him scoring a decent goal after rounding the keeper.
Went to that one. Think we were 2-0 up.

Andersson went round the keeper then fell for no reason.  Somehow he managed to score more luck than skill though
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Collage on Saturday 4 May 2019, 12:44:14 am
My approximate worst to least worst of the worst from the time I've been watching Newcastle:
1. Lamine Diatta
2. Sol Campbell
3. Ronny Johnsen
4. Cacapa
5. Paul Huntington
6. Dave Edgar
7. Peter Ramage
8. Marcelino
9. Steven Caldwell
10. Moke Williamson
11. Jean-Alain Boumsong
12. Oguchi Onyewu
13. David Rozehnal
14. Craig Moore
15. Steven Taylor
16. Titus Bramble

Sure I've left someone obvious out. There's so much crap to choose from the last 20 years  :lol:

Andy O'Brien. Worse than Bramble at least.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Collage on Saturday 4 May 2019, 12:45:07 am
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Word.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Sunday 5 May 2019, 05:40:50 pm
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Aye 👍

It seemed like we were always waiting for Titus to apparently mature and cut out the concentration lapses to fulfill his potential.  Obviously never happened.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 5 May 2019, 09:17:00 pm
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Aye 👍

It seemed like were always waiting for Titus to apparently mature and cut out the concentration lapses to fulfill his potential.  Obviously never happened.

Wouldn’t give Distin the same wage as Robert, instead paid £2m more for Bramble.

Given he was good for about 12 years after, that was one of his biggest mistakes. Would have been worth every penny.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 5 May 2019, 09:18:33 pm
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Aye 👍

It seemed like were always waiting for Titus to apparently mature and cut out the concentration lapses to fulfill his potential.  Obviously never happened.

Wouldn’t give Distin the same wage as Robert, instead paid £2m more for Bramble.

Given he was good for about 12 years after, that was one of his biggest mistakes. Would have been worth every penny.

Robson made quite a few iffy/bad buys.  We struck the jackpot with Bellamy, Robert and Jenas in 01/02 but season before and season after weren't as successful.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: loki679 on Monday 6 May 2019, 05:13:24 am
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Aye 👍

It seemed like were always waiting for Titus to apparently mature and cut out the concentration lapses to fulfill his potential.  Obviously never happened.

Wouldn’t give Distin the same wage as Robert, instead paid £2m more for Bramble.

Given he was good for about 12 years after, that was one of his biggest mistakes. Would have been worth every penny.

Didn’t he get relegated about 6 times?
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:27:22 am
Distin?? Hardly.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Runner on Monday 6 May 2019, 08:29:19 am
Think that was Bassong
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle striker?
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:13:59 am
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Aye 👍

It seemed like were always waiting for Titus to apparently mature and cut out the concentration lapses to fulfill his potential.  Obviously never happened.

Wouldn’t give Distin the same wage as Robert, instead paid £2m more for Bramble.

Given he was good for about 12 years after, that was one of his biggest mistakes. Would have been worth every penny.

Aye, definitely the one that got away from that era.  Him and Woodgate would’ve been a formidable partnership if it had happened!
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Post by: morla84 on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:27:01 am
Worst midfielders? Geremi, Nacho, Fumaca, Ireland, Faye?
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Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:30:33 am
Worst midfielders? Geremi, Nacho, Fumaca, Ireland, Faye?

Pat Heard
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Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:32:11 am
Faye is the worst midfielder i’ve seen for us by far.  Absolutely appalling player with not 1 redeeming quality.
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:40:37 am
I prefer to just believe we only signed one Faye.
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:41:22 am
Still pisses me off that under Robson - Woodgate aside - we never went out and got ourselves a quality pair of centre halves.

All the more remarkable we made the CL tbh.

Aye 👍

It seemed like were always waiting for Titus to apparently mature and cut out the concentration lapses to fulfill his potential.  Obviously never happened.

Wouldn’t give Distin the same wage as Robert, instead paid £2m more for Bramble.

Given he was good for about 12 years after, that was one of his biggest mistakes. Would have been worth every penny.

Aye, definitely the one that got away from that era.  Him and Woodgate would’ve been a formidable partnership if it had happened!

Think we were linked with him again a couple of times too (one the January we signed Boumsong). £4m could have set us up for the next decade in that position.
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:45:21 am
As good as Woodgate was, I don't think you were ever going to get enough games out him to rely on to be honest.
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Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:48:08 am
It was really frustrating knowing how good he was but also knowing he was more likely to miss the next 5 games than play in them.
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Post by: joeyt on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:03:26 am
Worst midfielders? Geremi, Nacho, Fumaca, Ireland, Faye?

Colback
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:11:57 am
Pattison.
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Post by: loki679 on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:23:49 am
Think that was Bassong

Aye, that was him, relegated three seasons running iirc :lol:
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Post by: Odin on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:36:39 am
Welbeck!
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Post by: Runner on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:55:15 am
Worst midfielders?
Oates, Heard , Geremi, Smith, Faye
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Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:11:52 am
Worst midfielders?
Oates, Heard , Geremi, Smith, Faye

Fumaca.

Geremi had enough half decent games to not be on the list, even Smith had a couple of performances in the championship.

Maric based on expectation would be a shout (as always I can only reference the premier league era with any sort of memory) along with Duff and pre-overhead kick Nicky Butt
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Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:16:56 am
Garry Brady
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Post by: Ian W on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:33:55 am
These threads are really s*** by the way :lol:
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Post by: frankpingel on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:34:56 am
1st bad (terrible) one that comes to mind is Peter Cartwright although I could probably name others equally inept given time. Changed my mind as Kevin Pugh I seem to recall had difficulty remaining on his feet never mind being an effective footballer.
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Post by: chopey on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:35:28 am
I would say my hero Keegan signed our worst ever midfielder.
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Post by: ianovthetoon on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:43:46 am
Pat Heard
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Post by: tinoasprilla on Monday 6 May 2019, 12:41:52 pm
Fumaca then Billy Askew
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Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 6 May 2019, 12:48:39 pm
Pat Heard
Gary Megson
Billy Askew
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Post by: magorific on Monday 6 May 2019, 02:09:58 pm
I would say my hero Keegan signed our worst ever midfielder.
Darron McDonough?
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Post by: Anderson on Monday 6 May 2019, 02:12:47 pm
Amdy Faye quite comfortably in my time.
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Post by: Begbie on Monday 6 May 2019, 02:14:01 pm
nacho Gonzales and Stephen Ireland
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Post by: chopey on Monday 6 May 2019, 02:17:12 pm
I would say my hero Keegan signed our worst ever midfielder.
Darron McDonough?

Aye
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Post by: SuperFlat on Monday 6 May 2019, 02:35:12 pm
Amdy Faye quite comfortably in my time.

Aye.
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Post by: LV on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:02:20 pm
Alan Smith.

May as well have been Delia
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Post by: geordiesteve710 on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:11:02 pm
Georgios Georgiadis with dishonourable mentions for Christian Bassedas and Jack Colback
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Post by: dabe on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:13:44 pm
Davide Santon at DM.
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Post by: Sima on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:17:08 pm
Darren Bradshaw.
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Post by: joeyt on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:43:45 pm
Nacho barely played for us not sure how he can be considered our worst.

Like saying Ferrerya is our worst striker
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Post by: geordie_b on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:46:45 pm
Jack Colback, wasnt just s**** but represented everything that was going wrong at the club at the time. Spineless liars ready to hide behind stats to cover their inefficiencies
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:47:20 pm
Nicky Butt relegation season.
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Post by: Ian W on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:53:16 pm
Des Hamilton is usually mentioned but I can’t really remember what he did.
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Post by: Stottie on Monday 6 May 2019, 03:55:24 pm
Amdy Faye quite comfortably in my time.

Aye, great shout. What a transfer window that was.

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/celestine-babayaro-and-jeanalain-boumsong-picture-id829467182)
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Post by: Nattfare on Monday 6 May 2019, 04:23:31 pm
Amdy Faye quite comfortably in my time.

Aye, great shout. What a transfer window that was.

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/celestine-babayaro-and-jeanalain-boumsong-picture-id829467182)

Celestine Babayaro was awful. Managed the feat of making Liam Lawrence look like a quality winger against us.
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Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 6 May 2019, 04:45:44 pm
Des Hamilton is usually mentioned but I can’t really remember what he did.

Incessant, low quality online forum patter.
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Post by: Pata on Monday 6 May 2019, 04:51:50 pm
Amdy Faye is the easy answer but I really hated Damien Duff.
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Post by: morla84 on Monday 6 May 2019, 05:00:17 pm
Des Hamilton is usually mentioned but I can’t really remember what he did.

Incessant, low quality online forum patter.
He would have fitted in well on here then, but what type of midfield performances did he turn out?
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Post by: Ian W on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:09:28 pm
Amdy Faye is the easy answer but I really hated Damien Duff.

Massive error to sign him and sideline N'Zogbia as well.
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Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:10:22 pm
Colback.

End thread.
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Post by: The Prophet on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:18:39 pm
Alan Smith was atrocious.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:20:20 pm
Alan Smith was atrocious.

He was worse as a striker.
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Post by: Pilko on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:25:20 pm
Amdy Faye and Smith joint award.
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Post by: 54 on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:26:42 pm
Colback.

End thread.
Yep.
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Post by: LV on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:39:11 pm
Colback.

End thread.
Yep.

As much as I hate The Ginger Curse, he was infinitely more effective than Alan Smith
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Post by: St1pe on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:44:39 pm
I’d say Colback was worse than Smith. At least Smith participated in turning the club around but for all his effort was just a bit pap. Colback came as an average player and became an abomination of one. The amount of attacks he ruined by not playing it forward or the free kicks he gave away in dangerous areas.
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Post by: Greg on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:46:37 pm
Colback played over 100 games for the club. Depressing.
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Post by: Shearergol on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:47:31 pm
Colback for me too. For everything he represents as well as his infinite shitness
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Post by: Yorkie on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:51:48 pm
Colback scored like four times from midfield in his first season. He's a piece of s*** but miles away from being the worst.

Same answer that I gave for the striker question: Alan Smith. He played enough times in each position to win both awards. Even Faye looked alright when he first arrived. Nicky Butt in the relegation season was absolutely laughable but he had at least one reasonable spell.
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Post by: Astroblack on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:53:33 pm
If Colback is getting mentioned, then I’m throwing out Anita. He was worse. Nothing footballer.
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Post by: toon25 on Monday 6 May 2019, 06:57:52 pm
Smith, Butt, Colback in recent years, but christ we’ve had some s**** there since I’ve been a supporter. Not necessarily included for ability, but I hated Bowyer and Duff. Pair of c***s.
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Post by: chopey on Monday 6 May 2019, 07:05:05 pm
Those were all superstars compared to some of our crap in the 80s / early 90s we bought Roy Aitken from Celtic and all he did was stand in the middle of the park and shout, he didn't even move around or look for the ball, it was honestly like Rafa going all full kit w***** and managing the team from the center circle.
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Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Monday 6 May 2019, 07:07:42 pm
Pardew brought Alan Smith on for sentimental reasons in the last game of his contract. We were winning 3 - 0 or 3 - 1 with not long to go. The game ended 3 - 3 and NUFC dropped a few places down the table costing the club millions in prize money. Quite the fitting cameo. Alan Smith never scored for us. His speciality was fouling opposition players just outside our penalty area.
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Post by: sempuki on Monday 6 May 2019, 08:35:11 pm
Pardew brought Alan Smith on for sentimental reasons in the last game of his contract. We were winning 3 - 0 or 3 - 1 with not long to go. The game ended 3 - 3 and NUFC dropped a few places down the table costing the club millions in prize money. Quite the fitting cameo. Alan Smith never scored for us. His speciality was fouling opposition players just outside our penalty area.
Remember watching this in a pub in Bournemouth. Was very p*ssed off:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/13444173
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Post by: LFEE on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:44:01 pm
Kevin Dillon has got to be up there.
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 6 May 2019, 09:56:30 pm
If Colback is getting mentioned, then I’m throwing out Anita. He was worse. Nothing footballer.

In the distance, a faint cry of "Tidy passer though!" is heard somewhere.
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Post by: sh74 on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:03:08 pm
Silvio Maric and Christian Bassedas.
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Post by: reefatoon on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:25:16 pm
Wayne Fereday. f***ing abysmal. What about poor Ian Bogie. Tipped to be the new Gazza after we sold him to Spurs, only for him to be s**** and nowhere near as good. Lots of pressure on the poor b******. Cracking hair though
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Post by: reefatoon on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:35:26 pm
Billy Askew was a good shout mind, looked nothing like a footballer. Other s**** out wide were Ian Stewart, Glyn Hodges and Franz Carr. Back in the centre Gary Megson was f***ing rancid.
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Post by: ManDoon on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:39:21 pm
Butt was utter gash
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Post by: jdckelly on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:48:47 pm
butt or geremi for me
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Post by: sempuki on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:53:49 pm
John Cornwell was pretty lame from what I can remember.
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Post by: Mattoon on Monday 6 May 2019, 10:57:01 pm
From my 25 years as a supporter as far as I can remember my worst 4 would have to be Geremi, Smith, Butt and Colback all equally useless, all self destructive in their own way, how many points has that bunch lost us as a unit? :lol:
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Post by: Raconteur on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:17:53 pm
If Colback is getting mentioned, then I’m throwing out Anita. He was worse. Nothing footballer.

In the distance, a faint cry of "Tidy passer though!" is heard somewhere.

It might be me you can hear, grinding my teeth. I will not have it that Vernon Anita is anywhere near as bad as Jack Colback. :huff:
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Post by: Si on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:22:31 pm
Another vote for Faye.
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Post by: Yorkie on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:22:50 pm
Butt and Geremi were integral parts of a mini-renaissance under KK II (Barton too). For that reason they have to escape this title. Geremi linked up with that w***** Owen incredibly well.
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Post by: triggs on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:32:23 pm
If Colback is getting mentioned, then I’m throwing out Anita. He was worse. Nothing footballer.

In the distance, a faint cry of "Tidy passer though!" is heard somewhere.

It might be me you can hear, grinding my teeth. I will not have it that Vernon Anita is anywhere near as bad as Jack Colback. :huff:
He was absolutely bloody awful in midfield but remember he was great in one of those end of season relegation battle games, possibly the one against West Ham Jonas scored in
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Post by: Chris_R on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:42:18 pm
Amdy Faye. Just not a footballer, and signed because of Willie Mackay rather than for any actual footballing reasons. Absolutely s*** transfer.

At least Butt, Geremi and Smith had some kind of pedigree, even if they turned out to be s***. This guy was a total fraud.
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Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 6 May 2019, 11:49:38 pm
Smith, no doubt.
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Post by: Tsunami on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 06:55:18 am
Billy Askew should win this by a country mile. He played a blinder against us for Hull, we bought him and by god he was beyond awful.
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Post by: AlanSkärare on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 06:58:05 am
Matty Pattison or Alan O'Brien. Both played under Roeder.
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Post by: Cronky on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 07:10:09 am
Colback was always going to struggle to win people over after that photo of him celebrating the 3-0 derby win. He was nowhere near the worst.

Most disappointing I'd say was Nicky Butt. An England international with all those club medals behind him, and he looked very limited for us.
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Post by: toon25 on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 07:14:09 am
Matty Pattison or Alan O'Brien. Both played under Roeder.

Christ, forgot about Pattison. What a sack of s*** he was.
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Post by: robm on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 07:46:06 am
Matty Pattison or Alan O'Brien. Both played under Roeder.

Christ, forgot about Pattison. What a sack of s*** he was.
Saw him play for Shields. Still looked s***.
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Post by: Boo Boy on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 08:41:35 am
Fumca. the worst Brazilian footballer ever.
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Post by: 1964 on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 08:42:16 am
Kevin Dillon was hilariously bad
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Post by: LV on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 09:38:54 am
Diego Gavilán was pretty s**** too
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Post by: Sho'Time on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 11:16:10 am
Amdy Faye or Alan Smith. Probably goes to alien-head Amdy though.
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Post by: St1pe on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 12:37:50 pm
Might be my age but I can remember Faye being s*** but it was just a short period of time. Colback seemed to be stinking the team out for years. His attitude was absolutely lifting at the end as well given he was arguing with Rafa on the training ground.

I defended Anita at times but there’s no wonder we went down with those to in the holding roles
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Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 12:42:42 pm
If we’re including wingers, gotta be Obertan.
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Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 12:52:26 pm
Fumacca? (Spelling)
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 01:03:56 pm
Surely Pancrate was worse than Obertan.
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Post by: Gottlob on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 01:22:51 pm
Players like Gavilan and Papavasiliou and even Maric never really got going, and I remember Gavilan and Maric at least showing glimpses of talent. Fumaca and his stepovers are infamous, but I only remember him making a handful of appearances, mostly off the bench. Maybe it was just the idea of Amdy Faye, who was alright at Portsmouth, but I also thought he started okay before rapidly deteriorating. I don't think it's fair to include youngsters who get given a chance - often because of a lack of squad depth - but fail to make the grade.

The first names that spring to mind are those established players who really had no excuse for being awful, and yet they were worse than that. Top of the list are Butt and Smith. I thought Smith in particular never had a good spell for us, even in the Championship, when he simply sat in front of the defence heading balls back to the opposition before Danny Guthrie took his place. I hated Butt more though, and never liked nor rated him whether playing for us, England, or Manchester United. His standard forward pass was either a chipped ball to the opposition defence, or a blasted ball which would hit our forwards somewhere about the knees.

I know it's grossly unfair to target Robson in any list of 'worst' Newcastle anything, but in the last year under him we went from a midfield of Robert, Speed, Dyer, and Solano, with Jenas and Viana in reserve, to a marginalised Robert barely hanging on to his place on the left, while the rest of the midfield was made up of Dyer, Jenas, and then Butt, Bowyer, Milner, and Darren Ambrose. After a few years back in England, he went native.
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Post by: themanupstairs on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 02:02:25 pm
Amdy Faye. Powder-puff non-entity of a midfielder.
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Post by: adamjk007 on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 02:21:12 pm
Des Hamilton was utter turbo s***
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Post by: jackyboy on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 02:48:30 pm
Joselu because he can't move quick enough to join the forwards so he is always in midfield
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Post by: number9shirt on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:27:13 pm
I was going to go for Des Hamilton instead I'll say Stephen Glass
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Post by: Keggy_Keagal on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:31:24 pm
Gini Wijnaldum
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Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:35:02 pm
I was going to go for Des Hamilton instead I'll say Stephen Glass

Glass was alright i thought
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Post by: number9shirt on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:39:45 pm
Just can't remember him doing anything even Silvio Maric got an assist
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Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:40:01 pm
:lol: Stephen Glass, a squad player signed for a few hundred grand who was here for a couple of years; scored seven times and got the odd assist: worst ever Newcastle midfielder.
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:41:01 pm
Glass was good but made of, erm, Glass. Looked very good for a spell when Gullit first joined.
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Post by: Disco on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:41:55 pm
People just picking at random. Glass scored past Man United and usually a passable option off the bench. IIRC it was him who was finished off by George Boateng right infront of my old ST seat.

Fumaca, Faye and Smith are so far away from everyone else it shouldn't even be discussion unless they’re pre 92/93 of which my knowledge is lacking due to being a Durham Mag.
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Post by: godzilla on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:48:58 pm
Think Glyn Hodges takes some beating mind. So bad we sold him the same season, was rated a bit of a steal signing at the time as he was highly rated and tipped to go onto bigger things.
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Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:52:46 pm
Jimmy Crawford.
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Post by: Stal on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:53:09 pm
I'm plumping for colback. He's maybe not the worst footballer but he's still s****, had an awful attitude, was signed by pardew, played far too many times under mcclaren, played for sunderland (THAT celebration) and the key thing for me is the feelings of disappointment, anger and annoyance that this traitorous slimeball was playing in a Newcastle shirt, never mind as a first team player brought out in me. However bad Hamilton, Fumaca, smith, geremi et al were, he is the player version of everything I hate from that era of ashley owned Newcastle.
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Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 10:55:06 pm
Jimmy Crawford.

Forever remembered for scoring against Derry in pre-season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB-QllEKPVU
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Post by: The College Dropout on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 11:45:32 pm
It’s hard being a NUFC midfielder. The quality is always lacking. 

We could have 3 ex midfielders in the CL final and all 3 had some very rough patches here. 

I go Faye.
Anita.
Butt
Smith
Colback

Bobby wanted to sign Carrick rather than Butt but FS wanted Butt

Dyer Jenas Carrick Robert.

Could’ve been decent for us.

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Post by: tgarve on Tuesday 7 May 2019, 11:58:01 pm
Players like Gavilan and Papavasiliou and even Maric never really got going, and I remember Gavilan and Maric at least showing glimpses of talent. Fumaca and his stepovers are infamous, but I only remember him making a handful of appearances, mostly off the bench. Maybe it was just the idea of Amdy Faye, who was alright at Portsmouth, but I also thought he started okay before rapidly deteriorating. I don't think it's fair to include youngsters who get given a chance - often because of a lack of squad depth - but fail to make the grade.

The first names that spring to mind are those established players who really had no excuse for being awful, and yet they were worse than that. Top of the list are Butt and Smith. I thought Smith in particular never had a good spell for us, even in the Championship, when he simply sat in front of the defence heading balls back to the opposition before Danny Guthrie took his place. I hated Butt more though, and never liked nor rated him whether playing for us, England, or Manchester United. His standard forward pass was either a chipped ball to the opposition defence, or a blasted ball which would hit our forwards somewhere about the knees.

I know it's grossly unfair to target Robson in any list of 'worst' Newcastle anything, but in the last year under him we went from a midfield of Robert, Speed, Dyer, and Solano, with Jenas and Viana in reserve, to a marginalised Robert barely hanging on to his place on the left, while the rest of the midfield was made up of Dyer, Jenas, and then Butt, Bowyer, Milner, and Darren Ambrose. After a few years back in England, he went native.

Very harsh on bobby that- got shafted that summer for signings and just getting bowyer on a free was a disaster and no suprise led to a drop in position ( see Anita summer for comparison) he wanted carrick, and Milner was a shroud signing just didn’t make it at the toon for some reason
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Post by: Gottlob on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 12:38:18 am
Very harsh on bobby that- got shafted that summer for signings and just getting bowyer on a free was a disaster and no suprise led to a drop in position ( see Anita summer for comparison) he wanted carrick, and Milner was a shroud signing just didn’t make it at the toon for some reason

To be honest I've never entirely bought the idea that Speed was sold behind Robson's back, because my memory is that we were showing interest in Butt well before Speed was sold to Bolton. I wouldn't doubt that Robson wanted Carrick as well, but Shepherd rarely looked beyond the big names when he did take an active interest in our transfer business.

More broadly my sense of that time was of Robson hanging Robert and Viana out to dry after some poor performances, repeatedly moaning about Solano's commitments with Peru and of course eventually selling him, marginalising Lua Lua after he opted to play for DR Congo, and in their stead we got Ambrose, Bowyer, and Milner, who was never a good Premier League player as a right winger, while with Bellamy frequently injured, we were left with a Shearer/Ameobi partnership which never worked because their games were too similar. We didn't capitalise on our third-placed finish with Bowyer the only addition that summer, but we had spent considerably in the six months prior on Woodgate and Ambrose.
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Post by: Pata on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 01:08:37 am
Had completely forgotten Ambrose existed. :lol: Scored a few worldies too.
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Post by: Wallsendmag on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 05:02:55 am
Darron McDonough
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Post by: Cronky on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 07:01:08 am
Think Glyn Hodges takes some beating mind. So bad we sold him the same season, was rated a bit of a steal signing at the time as he was highly rated and tipped to go onto bigger things.

If I remember right, he was sold on within weeks. He looked nervous and unhappy right from the start, like he wanted away from the moment he signed.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: sempuki on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 07:49:31 am
:lol: Stephen Glass, a squad player signed for a few hundred grand who was here for a couple of years; scored seven times and got the odd assist: worst ever Newcastle midfielder.
Glass wasn't bad.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 08:29:44 am
Agreed.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: La Parka on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 09:14:49 am
Amady Faye was easily the worst. Absolutely diabolical in all aspects.

Other candidates in my lifetime:

Butt was an absolute liability towards the end as was Geremi but they both had spells of being ok.

Anita offered very little going forwards or defending but at least he was versatile and filled in when needed.

Alan Smith was an abomination all round. Stunk up the squad for way too long.

Stephen Ireland was a f***ing joke.

Damien duff was a c***.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: LV on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 09:41:26 am
James Troisi

Ended up playing in Serie A :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 09:53:25 am
Butt’s time here was aptly summed up by that f***ing pointless overhead clearance (midway in our own half and about 5-10 yards from the touch line) to absolutely no one.

Couldn’t stand the c***.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Boo Boy on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 10:32:29 am
:lol: Stephen Glass, a squad player signed for a few hundred grand who was here for a couple of years; scored seven times and got the odd assist: worst ever Newcastle midfielder.

scored a great winner v Leicester and he was decent. no way should he be on the worst list. Average list definitely.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 10:45:03 am
Butt’s time here was aptly summed up by that f***ing pointless overhead clearance (midway in our own half and about 5-10 yards from the touch line) to absolutely no one.

Couldn’t stand the c***.

Same here.  I’ve never seen a player actively hide as much as he did in a lot of games, especially at St James Park.  You could actually see him making sure he was marked so no one would pass to him.  A total shithouse.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 11:20:31 am
Nicky Butt was our player of the year in 2006/2007 yet he's somehow our WORST ever midfielder?
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Sho'Time on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 11:32:06 am
Nicky Butt was our player of the year in 2006/2007 yet he's somehow our WORST ever midfielder?

Aye, he definitely had a spell where he was very solid. Absolutely no chance is he in with a running for 'worst ever'.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 11:48:00 am
Unbelievable that he was ever player of the year mind, can't see how that's possible.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 11:53:58 am
Cant remember the likes of Jimmy McRamshackle from back in the 30's but in my lifetime Faye and Smith were the worst. Obertan shades it for me though, as highlighted by his career since leaving us. 8 games at Anzhi, relegated to L1 with Wigan and then onto Levski Sofia. Woeful, woeful footballer.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 12:17:33 pm
 :lol: Stephen Glass

Looks like someone is just hoying a name in to join in the chat. Nothing wrong with Glass like, was decent.  Now if you had said Brian Pinas, then at least you would have got some bonus points for the name.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 12:50:48 pm
Nicky Butt was our player of the year in 2006/2007 yet he's somehow our WORST ever midfielder?

Don’t think he was worst ever by any stretch, I just didn’t like him and saw him as a pointless player. Was well past his best by the time he got here.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: thenige on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 12:52:03 pm
I think there's a difference between players who have done enough in the game or have been talked about in such a way you think they should have done substantially better here (Geremi, Smith, Butt, Obertan) and those that were just undeniably crap (Faye, Fumaca, Askew, Brady).

Think next list will be worst ever Newcastle manager for signings. Bloody hate Souness as our manager so any excuse to blame him for this lot (especially considering he had money to spend):

Ronny Johnsen
Celestine Babayaro
Jean Alain Boumsong
Amdy Faye
Scott Parker
Belozoglu Emre
Tim Krul
Craig Moore
Lee Clark
Albert Luque
Michael Owen
Nolberto Solano

Of those Parker, Emre and Krul (albeit not when Souness was there for the latter) did well, Luque was unlucky with his injury and Solano did well but was a strange transfer as it was part exchange for Milner going out on loan for a season. The rest were past it, utter scumbags (Owen) or crap.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 12:55:06 pm
Did he have much of a say in some of those or was Fat Fred pulling the strings?
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Raconteur on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 12:58:49 pm
James Troisi

Ended up playing in Serie A :lol:

On the Juventus books at one stage. Ended up stinking up the A-League for Kevin Muscat's Melbourne Victory. Matched pair.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: geordiedean on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 01:16:54 pm
fumaca...end of thread he would truly struggle to get a game for the slug and lettuce

As for defender nothing comes close to Peter f***ing Ramage
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Lush Vlad on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 01:18:28 pm
Alan Smith is right up there in recent times.  I mean obviously there are far worse that played here and there.  But I remember him playing a fair few games and being first choice at one point.  So it always stands out in your mind more. 
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Norseman on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 01:36:20 pm
Can't think of anyone worse for us than Alan Smith tbh. He was here in his prime and was just a horrendous footballer. He couldn't even manage a single goal in the 5 years he robbed a living of us.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 01:57:05 pm
He was never a midfielder like. Ferguson trying to convert him a central midfielder and then that horrific injury ruined him. Prior to that he was a decent player.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 02:12:32 pm
Cant remember the likes of Jimmy McRamshackle from back in the 30's but in my lifetime Faye and Smith were the worst. Obertan shades it for me though, as highlighted by his career since leaving us. 8 games at Anzhi, relegated to L1 with Wigan and then onto Levski Sofia. Woeful, woeful footballer.

Again, he was rubbish, but contributed the odd thing from time to time; at the very least a bit of pace.

Smith gave absolutely nowt.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 02:13:43 pm
Would be something if Smith won worst striker and worst midfielder.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: LV on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 03:19:57 pm
James Troisi

Ended up playing in Serie A :lol:

On the Juventus books at one stage. Ended up stinking up the A-League for Kevin Muscat's Melbourne Victory. Matched pair.

How did he ever end up at Juve? :lol: madness
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Unlucky Luque on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 03:47:25 pm
Always thought Troisi had something about him the few minutes he played for us. Not afraid of taking players on. Certainly a lot better than the likes of Matty Pattison.
Butt had a decent spell playing behind Emre when Parker was out.
Smith however... I can't remember a single positive about his time here. Perhaps only his audacious bicycle kick from about 35 yards out which smashed against the crossbar :lol:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: LV on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 04:31:49 pm
Highlight of smith’s time here was scoring a header in a preseason friendly as soon as he arrived.

It went rapidly downhill from there. Fergie must have been laughing into his red wine once he’d manage to offload him onto us.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 04:33:20 pm
Seem to remember he did an OK job protecting Colo from long balls by standing right in front of him. Before Colo learned how to win a header.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: OverThere on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 04:35:35 pm
John Cornwell was gash.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: sixx on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 07:42:47 pm
Just a quick reminder that Alan Smith, Nicky Butt and Jack Colback have played a combined 369 matches for Newcastle  :smitten:
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 8 May 2019, 07:43:54 pm
With another 38 still to come. :)
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: Away Toon on Thursday 9 May 2019, 12:17:34 am
Smith admitted in an interview that by the time we signed him he was f***ed from the injuries he had had. I seem to remember that at the time we knew how badlt he had been injured. Geremi as well, we were told by whoever his manager was that his legs had gone but we bought him anyhow.
Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: soyt on Thursday 9 May 2019, 06:09:42 am
Smith admitted in an interview that by the time we signed him he was f***ed from the injuries he had had. I seem to remember that at the time we knew how badlt he had been injured. Geremi as well, we were told by whoever his manager was that his legs had gone but we bought him anyhow.

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Sir Bobby, writing in his Mail on Sunday column, said: "Jose Mourinho told me last season that Geremi's legs had effectively gone.

"'Mister, he plays like a 40-year-old. He can not run any more. He will not play for me in important matches again,' was Jose's typically forthright response.

"Naturally, I was alarmed to read that Newcastle wanted to sign Geremi.

"I passed on my information to someone at the club (before Mike Ashley took over), but Geremi still ended up signing. In fact, Sam made him captain."

Title: Re: Worst ever Newcastle midfielder?
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 9 May 2019, 06:23:58 am
Freddie probably just laughed at it and tossed the info out the trash.