After a disappointing Premier League campaign last season which resulted in relegation, Newcastle were everybody’s pick to win the league this season, though things haven’t been plain sailing for the Magpies.
The Magpies haven’t yet run away the league, as many people predicted, but they do sit top of the league and are in a strong position to bounce back to the top-flight at the first time of asking.
With Brighton firmly on their coattails, the pressure is on the Toon Army to keep marching, but after picking up a crucial victory over Wolves they look set to do just that.
Recruitment at St James’ Park came under scrutiny in January after the Magpies failed to bring anyone in, but their summer recruitment has played a huge part in getting them where they are now.
The signings of Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie have proved to be influential but not all things have been rosy at Newcastle, with some players seriously under performing.
Here, we will take a look at THREE Newcastle players who have flopped this season…