Loads of Newcastle United fans have slammed The Chronicle’s greatest player poll, with many supporters suggesting an obvious winner.
The daily newspaper asked Geordies to pick the club’s best player in the Premier League era via a process of elimination over the next 18 days.
Unsurprisingly the survey received a backlash from a large section of the Toon Army, with one fan blasting the poll as a “stupid question really.” Most replies suggested the winner should easily be Alan Shearer, while a few mentioned Peter Beardsley as another option.
Shearer featured in over 300 appearances for his boyhood club, bagging a staggering 148 league goals during his time at St James’ Park (Transfermarkt). He ended his career as the most successful goalscorer in the Premier League’s history, having scored 260 goals in total, a record the 49-year-old still holds to this day.
In comparison, Beardsley netted 47 goals in 129 Premier League appearances for the Black and Whites. The former England international moved to Tyneside from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps for just £151k, then left for Liverpool for £1.94m, and returned to Newcastle from Merseyside club Everton for £1.53m in 1993 (Transfermarkt).
Have a scroll through some of the angriest replies we could find…
Stupid question really !
— Tony (@Tonyc1234) March 16, 2020
Now end this nonsense
— Rob Watson (@whickhamrobbie) March 16, 2020
Obviously shearer, waste of time really
— shaun saunders (@sms5441) March 16, 2020
— keegan (@KeeganNufc09) March 16, 2020
Hmmmm I wonder who is going to win this,most pointless poll ever 🙋♂️ pic.twitter.com/3SP785iJl3
— ⚫⚪⚽️Gavin Brumwell⚽️⚪⚫ (@GavBrumwell1985) March 16, 2020
Why waste time give it to @alanshearer
— Christopher Kearns (@benvinguits) March 16, 2020
What? The winner is @alanshearer . No need to whittle anything down.
— Wrighty (@ahwrighty) March 16, 2020
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