Newcastle v Stoke Player Ratings – Independently Sourced (2 NUFC Players In Top 11)
What were your Newcastle v Stoke player ratings?
Interesting to get an outside perspective and the industry leader for an independent viewpoint is the whoscored rating system (used by numerous sections of the football industry; including media, bookmakers and clubs themselves).
Over 200 raw statistics are used to calculate the player ratings and are weighted according to influence in the game – taking into account the area of the pitch and its outcome for each important event.
To sum up just how desperate Newcastle United have been in recent times, both as a team and as individuals, the last three matches have seen only one United player in each game feature in the top eleven rated players.
In the three goal defeat by Everton it was Cheick Tiote, the shambles at Southampton saw Rob Elliot the only one to emerge with any credit whatsoever, while the [intlink id=”41492″ type=”post”]Manchester United match ratings[/intlink] had only Papiss Cisse in the top eleven rated players who started that game.
Alan Pardew claimed that Newcastle did better against Stoke and I suppose he has a point, albeit a very very small one.
Newcastle United have managed to get TWO(!) players into the top eleven rated players on the pitch but the identity of the top rated Newcastle player maybe tells us two things; just how desperate the match was overall and that statistics don’t always tell you the full story…
Yes, top rated player according to the WhoScored stats is Shola Ameobi, who was actually rated the fourth highest on the pitch, the other Newcastle player featuring in the best eleven of the day is Paul Dummett.
Maybe one of the most worrying aspects is that even what would normally be regarded as two of our most reliable performers, Coloccini and Krul, are regularly ending up at the bottom of the pile.
6.0 Steven Taylor
Subs: 5.9 Ben Arfa, 6.1 Armstrong, 6.4 Mapou
7.9 Cameron, 7.8 Pieters, N’Zonzi 7.7, Shawcross 7.6, Arnautovic 7.6, Crouch 7.3, Whelan 7.2, Ireland 7.0, Begovic 7.0, Wilson 6.9, Odemwingie 6.0
Subs: Adam 6.0, Walters 6.1
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