We really are top of the flops!
Well Sam Allardyce can't really do much worse can he?
Or at least that's what the rest of the country thinks about our transfer market history and most Toon fans simply have to agree with them when it comes to the Times' recent poll on the 20 worst ever players to play in the Premiership.
This lot somehow slipped through the net for the original worst ever top 50 but United figure prominently in the latest fix of rubbish players.
Newcastle have always been a very easy target for critics to throw the knives at.
Whether it's 38 trophy-less years, shocking managers, player behaviour, schoolboy defending, our own players fighting with each other on the pitch, our own fans being slated for buying shirts at their own club, we always get it with both barrels!
But as much as you try to defend your corner when it comes to Toon players you will find it difficult to disagree with this lot.
Here we go.
We don't mess about with any entries in the top 20, it's just top 10 stuff for the Mags!
Here is my personal take on the worst we've ever had.
So after Arsenal's Pascal Cygan, in at number 9 is Fumaca, perhaps the only South American who couldn't kick a football!
Somehow coach Mick Wadsworth thought it would be a good idea to sign a player for Newcastle who'd been rejected by Colchester and Crystal Palace and somehow Bobby Robson agreed!
Fully justified as a top 10 entry this one!
Liverpool flop Djimi Traore, Boro reject Paul Okon and Liverpool clown Bruno Cheyrou (who we still managed to let score twice against us in the FA Cup to dump us out) then provide the filling between Fumaca and the next Toon flop, a certain JDT.
Jon Dahl Tommasson comes in at number 5 and was a player Newcastle couldn't seem to get the best out of!
However, everyone else could!
Indeed spells at Feyenoord, AC Milan, VfB Stuttgart and now Villareal proved he could cut the cloth in most of the top Leagues in Europe, suggesting we should have kept him.
Some people suggest the chance he missed on his debut against Sheff Wed destroyed his confidence and it was all down hill from there and they are probably spot on.
From here on in it's a case of NUFC all the way.
At four, it's Silvio Maric.
A highly skilled Croatian international signed by crazed Dutchman Ruud Gullit.
First Croat to play in an FA Cup final and marked it by missing a sitter at the end in the 2-0 loss against Man U.
Mind you we did get two goals against FC Zurich out of the ÃÂ£3.3million deal for a Maric made in hell, oh well!
Next is Marcelino, the funny looking Spanish defender.
Another Gullit purchase, and at the bargain price of just ÃÂ£5.8million from Real Mallorca.
He once found himself in hot water for biting Dennis Wise in a Cup Winners Cup tie in his Mallorca days but proved to be a bottler at Newcastle, spending months on the sidelines with a broken finger, sums it up really, oh and he had a dodgy goatee beard too.
Finally for the top slot, well it was so close they picked up a joint finish.
Step forward defensive clowns Titus Bramble and Jean Alain Boumsong.
Bramble is now at Wigan with the rugby league loving public unaware of what's ahead at the JJB Stadium.
Misplaced passes, no concentration whatsoever and no appreciation of the fact that getting beat in a Newcastle United shirt means keeping a low profile the night after a game, as opposed to parading round the Toon's pubs and clubs as if you are actually Zidane!
And Boumsong, thanks to the UK for reminding us about the ÃÂ£8million man.
Never has money been wasted so badly in defence than here, he even edges out Marcelino for gods sake!
What can you say?
He made his debut against Yeading and looked comfortable, other than that he looked out of his depth and we lost loads of money when selling him to Juventus.
Amazingly considered a French international.
But his walk of shame around St James' Park after being sent off against Liverpool was really the moment when his number was up, a few months before being shown the door at SJP.
All in all, embarrassing reading for the Toon Army.
For more read: www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article2048914.ece