I cannot say any Newcastle player has stood out as being extra special this season, but success in Amsterdam could change that.
As supporters, we want the best players at this club, and many still look back to 1996 when we thrilled the nation, but had the title snatched away at the final hurdle.
I ask you, of our current squad (on this season's form), how many would get into Kevin Keegan's team of 1996?
Not many - if any!
Will any player win an award like our heroes of the past ...PFA Players' Player of the YearThe following have won the PFA Players' Player of the Year award whilst playing for Newcastle United : 1996 Les Ferdinand1997 Alan Shearer PFA Young Player of the YearThe following have won the PFA Young Player of the Year award whilst playing for Newcastle United : 1988 Paul Gascoigne1994 Andy Cole2002 Craig Bellamy2003 Jermaine Jenas PFA Team of the YearThe following have been included in the PFA Team of the Year whilst playing for Newcastle United : 1974 Malcolm Macdonald (First Division)1979 Peter Withe (Second Division)1980 Peter Withe (Second Division)1983 Kevin Keegan (Second Division)1984 Kevin Keegan (Second Division)1985 Chris Waddle (First Division)1987 Peter Beardsley (First Division)1988 Paul Gascoigne (First Division)1990 Micky Quinn (Second Division)1993 John Beresford, Lee Clark, Gavin Peacock (First Division)1994 Peter Beardsley (Premiership)1996 Robert Lee, Les Ferdinand, David Ginola (Premiership)1997 David Batty, Alan Shearer (Premiership)1998 David Batty (Premiership)2002 Shay Given (Premiership)2003 Kieron Dyer, Alan Shearer (Premiership)2006 Shay Given (Premiership)2010 Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll (Championship)2012 Fabricio Coloccini (Premiership)
Source: Newcastle United Mad