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NUFC’s ten KEY performers of the season

Swedish finishing, English creativity and a Brazilian general, Newcastle have had their big players come to the fore this season.

Even with all the injuries that the team endured, we look at the Magpies’ ten key performers.
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1. Bruno Guimaraes

Starting the list off strong, the Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has become a crucial part of Eddie Howe’s midfield over the last couple of seasons and this season was no different.

Playing 50 games this season for the Magpies including 37 Premier League appearances, the 26-year-old has racked up seven goals and ten assists in all competitions and is showing no signs of slowing up anytime soon.

2. Fabian Schar

Second on our list is the Swiss international Fabian Schar, who has been the stalwart of this Newcastle defence this season.

Schar who now has been at the club for six seasons played 47 games this season contributing five goals and one assist in all competitions including an outside-of-the-box strike vs PSG at home in the Champions League.

3. Dan Burn

Fabian Schar’s defence partner, the six-foot-six left-back Dan Burn is next to be on this list. The local lad from Blyth played a pivotal role throughout the season for Howe’s side.

Making 43 appearances throughout the season, Burn also found the net 4 times including his goal against PSG at St James Park.

4. Anthony Gordon

Fourth on our list is the left winger from Liverpool who has been at the club just over 18 months and has made a huge impact on Tyneside.

In his first full season, Gordon played 48 times in the black and white tallying over 2o goal contributions being one of the first names on Howe’s team sheet week in and week out.

5. Sean Longstaff

Halfway on our list is local lad, Sean Longstaff. Coming through the academy, Longstaff has been a mainstay on Tyneside the last couple of seasons and has been a real driving force of Newcastle’s midfield.

Appearing 46 times in all competitions this season, Longstaff scored eight times and contributed two assists and doesn’t seem to be declining any time soon.

6. Kieran Trippier

We couldn’t make this list without including the captain of the team, Kieran Trippier. Joining the Magpies when they were in the relegation zone over two years ago, Trippier has become an important member of the squad guiding the younger players.

The 33-year-old has got himself 11 assists this season in all competitions and will look to come back even stronger next year after picking up injuries at the end of the season.

7. Tino Livramento

Seventh on this list is Trippier’s full-back competition, Tino Livramento, who’s had an excellent first season on Tyneside.

Signing from Southampton in the summer of 2023, Livramento has become a favourite among the Magpie supporters playing 35 times this season including 26 of them in the Premier League keeping his captain out of the side at times.

8. Lewis Miley

Coming to the end of our list at number eight is teenage sensation, Lewis Miley. The 18-year-old who came through the academy has really progressed this season in Newcastle’s side.

Playing 26 times this season, Miley has recorded one goal and four assists and is only going to improve leading into next season.

9. Jacob Murphy

The penultimate name on our list is Jacob Murphy. Nearly averaging a goal contribution every second game in the Premier League, Murphy has improved on his form from the previous season and looks to be on the up.

The 29-year-old who has played 28 times in all competitions has in many eyes outplayed his competition, Miguel Almiron for majority parts of this season and will hope to continue that into the next campaign.

10. Alexander Isak

The last man on our list but certainly not least is Swedish international striker, Alexander Isak. Joining the club two years ago, Isak has really cemented himself as one of the best strikers in the league this season.

Scoring 21 times in 30 Premier League games this season, Isak finished third in the top goalscorer charts behind Chelsea’s Cole Palmer and Man City’s Erling Haaland. The highlight of his season for many would have been his brace at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland in the FA Cup.