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.
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…
Disgracefull. Shola Ameobi has been robbed
— Kevin (@yup_outta_that) February 18, 2019
@RandzOfficial is twice the keeper he is!
— Matty Carson (@matty_carson) February 18, 2019
Made a few mistakes but has won us plenty of points this season. No doubt the armchair fans will have something to say, however…
— Kristian Ross (@Kristian7Ross) February 18, 2019
Aye cos he’s done so well at stopping the goals this season…
— Chris Waites (@WaitesChris) February 18, 2019
Actually Has though… Yeah He’s made a few mistakes but has Been Solid most of the time
— JW98x (@JW98xXx) February 18, 2019
— Iran Burdine (@yank723) February 18, 2019