Football fans this morning have been reacting on the social media site Twitter to news of Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka picking up a prestigious award.

The Magpies shot-stopper was named North East Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year at an annual ceremony last night.

The Slovakia international took the award after a highly-successful first year at St. James’ Park after joining from Sparta Prague in the 2018 January transfer window, initially on loan. And then making his move to Rafa Benitez’s side permanent in the summer.

Dubravka last season was a catalyst in Newcastle’s survival despite being fully embroiled in a relegation battle and looks set to help guide them to Premier League safety once again in 2018/2019.

Some fans were critical of the awarding after a string of recent mistakes from the 30-year-old, while others agree that he was fully deserving of the accolade won in the past by the likes of Jermain Defoe and Alan Shearer in the past…


Luke Glanville

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