Five of the worst midfielders to play for Newcastle

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Newcastle United, just like any club, have seen their fair share of bad midfielders. When Yoan Gouffran was selected to play their against Manchester City, Toon fans were hoping for the best.

Instead, his insipid performance drew criticism from a lot of fans and pundits – especially over his spectacular non-tackle on Yaya Toure when he was just about to burst out of his own area.

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Players like Amdy Faye have drifted through the halls of St. James’ Park without leaving much of a mark. One even brought the end of a managers reign.

Click through the pages below to see five of the worst midfielders to pull on the black and white and play for Newcastle.