These players all had huge potential at Newcastle, but they could never live up to these hopes (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The 12 big Newcastle United hopes who ended up being massive flops

They arrived to Newcastle full of promise, however, they all left St James’s Park as ‘flops’.

Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 1:04 pm

There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of seeing a new signing in action, or seeing a promising academy graduate given an opportunity in the first-team.

However, sometimes this anticipation can fall flat with players simply unable to live up to the hype surrounding them.

From big money moves, to World Cup winners and academy shining lights – Newcastle have had their fair share of players that, for one reason or another, flopped when in the first-team.

Here, we have listed 12 players who promised much at Newcastle, but ended up being a ‘flop’.

Have we missed anyone out? What do you think of our picks?

Let us know on Twitter @MouthofTynePod and have a look at some of our other picks for our ‘NUFC Cult-Hero XI’ or a look at ‘where the players to depart Newcastle this summer are now’.

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