Newcastle United snubs two former players as Premier League Hall of Fame shortlist announced

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Newcastle United have seemingly forgotten about two former players.

Voting is now open for one more player to be inducted into the Premier League’s Hall of Fame.

And amongst the shortlist are four Newcastle United former players.

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Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole, Sol Campbell and Michael Owen have made the final 12 and are competing amongst the likes of John Terry and Gary Neville.

Interestingly, however, Newcastle United have publicly snubbed Owen and Campbell, asking fans to vote for Ferdinand and Cole only.

Out of the four, Owen played the longest for NUFC however the striker scored only 27 goals across four seasons due to injuries.

Similarly Campbell only made seven appearances for the club in 2010/11 at the end of his career.

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On the other hand, Ferdinand and Cole are Tyneside legends.

Across two seasons Ferdinand scored an outstanding 68 goals for the Mags between 1995-1997 whilst a few years earlier Cole scored 43.

Les Ferdinand (Mandatory Credit: Ben  Radford/Allsport)Les Ferdinand (Mandatory Credit: Ben  Radford/Allsport)
Les Ferdinand (Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford/Allsport)

One fan replied to the clubs Twitter post and said: ‘Couple of #nufc benchwarmers in there too- Campbell and Owen.’

Whilst another said: ‘I’m glad you ignored Campbell and Owen.’

You can cast your vote for the next inductee here.

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