Responding to a piece by the Chronicle, Newcastle United supporters gave their split verdicts over who deserves to be crowned the Magpies’ best number nine of the last decade – with an array of choices dividing the opinion of most fans.
Many candidates appear when electing to decide who has been the most influential presence up front over the last decade, with names such as Andy Carroll, Salomon Rondon, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse all seemingly deserving of contention for the prestigious accolade.
Ba and Cisse are also in with a shot, with the Senegalese strike force proving formidable during the Alan Pardew era – especially when looking back at the latter’s unbelievable goal at Stamford Bridge.
Here’s who fans nominated on Twitter.
The lad suited that shirt number so much – tall, young, with a bit of pace, strength and finishing ability, he was a modern incarnation of Alan Shearer, and would have proved that had he stayed. #NUFC
— Kris (@geordiekris83) December 20, 2019
Demba, underrated player
— Rob Watson (@whickhamrobbie) December 19, 2019
— Joe Halliday 🌹 (@halliday_9) December 19, 2019
— Scott McWilliams (@NormingAbout) December 19, 2019
— David (@David8elly) December 19, 2019
Out of that list, Cisse for the many types of goal he scored, but if you want one of the last few traditional No.9’s around in the league then it’s Carroll.
— G RH 7 (@GRH714) December 19, 2019
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