Charles N’Zogbia on his Way out of Newcastle?

We thought it rather strange that Charles N’Zogbia wasn’t even on the bench today at Watford – and that Matty Pattison started on the left side of midfield.

Well – it appears that Charles was initially named on the substitutes’ bench – but he was so upset about this – he stormed out of the Vicarage Road ground before the kick-off.


Charles N’Zogbia

After the disappointing 1-1 draw with bottom team Watford this afternoon – we thought something may be wrong with N’Zogbia – and sure enough – caretaker boss Nigel Pearson issued this statement, regarding Charles N’Zogbia, after the game:

“He was originally on the bench, but he did not really want to be there.

“I have no idea whether he stayed at the ground to watch the game. Will there be disciplinary action? That is something for next week.”

“You can make your own judgements about it, but it is very important that everyone associated with the club acts in a professional manner.”

The trouble really started with N’Ziogbia at Newcastle when Damien Duff was signed last summer from Chelsea.
We didn’t seem to need another left-winger with N’Zogbia and young Irish International Alan O’Brien seemingly filling that position.

Charles has not had too many games this season – starting only 20 games and coming on as a substitute in another 15 games.

The rumors within the club are that N’Zogbia has too high an opinion of himself – and with Arsenal manager Wenger a big fan of Charles for at least a couple of years – don’t be surprised if Charles leaves us in the summer for Arsenal.


Arsene Wenger

We hope that doesn’t happen – and hopefully Allardyce will speak to the players about his plans for next season – and we would hope they include Charles.

He is just too good a player (and only turns 21 on May 28th) to let go so early in his career.

But – as always we will have to wait and see.

Let us know what you think of N’Ziogbia – and what you think the club should do with him.

15 comments so far

  • W

    May 13, 2007 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #1

    With performances like what Duff is giving even i will have a high opinion of myself. I would say at least i can get past the opponent’s full back, what can bloody duff do! All he does is get forward 2 yards tracks and shields it back with his left foot and pass back to stephan carr. Who wouldn’t go mad, matty patisson chosen ahead of n’zogbia! Even without roeder today, we’re losing it.

  • joe

    May 13, 2007 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #2

    In fairness, N’Zogbia hasn’t had a great season either. He’s one for the future but he’s gone backwards this year. He’s one of about 10 NUFC players who have too high an opinion of themselves but have shown nothing to back this up. Hopefully Big Sam will get things back on an even keel and people will begin to do their talking on the pitch. Everyone wants N’Zogbia to stay – but only with a good attitude.

  • W

    May 13, 2007 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #3

    What are they-the coaching staff- trying to do? Further rid the Squad of left wingers? There you go, Sam has to go around shopping for something that could have been avoided and more money concentrated for other positions. Gawd, the fools that are running this club. 10 under performing players. People would expect 1 or 2 but 10! Apalling by anyone’s standard. He’s proven to us time and time again every time he plays he gives us 100% unlike some other players, if that’s not good attitude i don’t know what is. You’ve given your all get into the team bench week in week out surpassing the likes of obrien and matty pattison come the chance of being fielded as a first team player, he doesn’t get it. Who wouldn’t feel the indignation. Being 2nd choice to Duff, is understood but this is not. I understand you need to be professional in all circumstances maybe no one has spoken to him and somewhat ignored him. This has been the case with all the players that do this. The people who are of a ripe age should have seen this coming, mature and experienced enough not to allow this to happen.

  • W

    May 13, 2007 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Plus he’s a foreign player very young, he’s mentor was sacked-Bob, the person who believed in him sacked-Sou, what goes through a young player, one can only imagine. Mr roeder was the one that kept on giving praises to the player last year, saying that he could be one day a part of the national team. No one was even thinking of that yet, and you put that thought in a child’s mind one day and the next drop him!

    This actions are typical of your children at home or yourselves when you were a child for most of us at least. Storm into your rooms and look yourself up. Daddy and mommy didn’t do so well today.

  • W

    May 13, 2007 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #5

    And for *&$% sake shouldn’t they have kept this thing hush hush, gawd gawd gawd! deny it la!! why would you want to keep on kicking players out of the club gawd gawd gawd! if anything this should be handled discreetly.

    Glad sam is coming. gawd gawd pathetic!

  • Greg

    May 14, 2007 at 4:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Agree completely with what W has said, Pearson has showed alot of inexperience tactically and also in regards to media handling.
    1st nzogbia should have been starting, looks as if pearson is trying to save face for glenn and 2nd as said previously it should have been mentioned he pulled up sore in the pre match warm up or what not, or nothing should have been said at all

  • W

    May 14, 2007 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Greg- I wish i was that concise 🙂

  • Gary

    May 14, 2007 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Charles N’Zogbia should be shown the door. He has immense talent but has gone backwards this year and he doesn’t realise that it is a team game both on and off the field. The signing of Duff basically paved the way for him to leave. Newcastle gave him an oppurtuninty to play in the best league in the world and went to court for him and he repays us like this just shows he is too big for his boots! Get him out and the rest who don’t really want to be. We would be a much better side with just the players who really want to play for Newcastle United.

  • Col

    May 14, 2007 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Bloody ridiculous. Gives 100% my foot. Only interesteed in going one way, ask him to track back and he goes missing. Also he has turned himself in to the new Bellamy with an over inflated idea of his worth. He has had two run ins with Nobby this season which takes some doing, and I am not talking about second hand tales I have seen it myself at training. Good riddance to the little waster, let him go to London where he obviously wants to be.

  • W

    May 14, 2007 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Apparently martin went awol as well, so go ahead then fine them. Urgh somebody get a grip of the situation the club is in.

  • W

    May 14, 2007 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Now that’s 400 hours on playing hours lost through injury plus 1 hour and half of a imaginary injury.

  • Ed Harrison

    May 14, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #12

    I just heard about Martins going missing.
    The quicker we get Sam in and he meets with the players the better.
    He went missing before – but that was when he was supposed to play for Nigeria – and just didn’t show up – not good. 🙁

  • W

    May 14, 2007 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #13

    lalala im bellamy i want to go to liverpool yeay i won the champs league up ures newcastle. oh well that’s our destiny. ok now n’zogbia can go nananana i’m at arsenal i won the prem league. up ures nobby solano.

    Sick of letting go players that can actually do well.

    Viana, tututuututut i’m in valencia, i play the champs league, what else do u do newcastle, clubbing tuesday and wednesday nyts?

    laurent robert almost had the last laugh as well.

    this things happen too often it’s like we have a team full of joey bartons. There has to be something wrong elsewhere if this is a regular occurrence.

    Always resort to the same solution of axeing players.

  • W

    May 14, 2007 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #14

    at least n’zogbia came along better than faking an injury. Plus i thought only 5 were allowed to be on the subs bench i guess they planned it all along, bring o’brien just in case we infuriate charles n’zogbia! very convenient for o’brien to be on the team as well.

    Lets axe all of them and hire monks.

  • W

    May 14, 2007 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #15

    They wanted to play in the first place, but not letting them play makes them want out. so u solve the chicken and egg problem.


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