Beye – Birmingham Biggest Game of Our Season


Habib Beye talked to Newcastle World TV yesterday, and after watching the video, we were impressed with both what Habib said, and his general sensible attitude at the club.

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Habib Beye – we shouldn’t be in this position

This is what Habib told Newcastle World TV yesterday, in his French accent:

“When I joined Newcastle, I was very confident I could achieve success here,” “This is very difficult for us but we have to stay together. It is a difficult moment for the club, the players, everyone. All of us have to do our best to make sure the club stays in the Premier League because now it is very tight. We are not where we want to be.”

“There are nine games left. They are nine cup finals. I came here wanting to play in a cup final and now I have nine of them! But not the kind I expected. None of us thought we would be where we are. It is very different but I still want to do my best for this club.”

“I had a similar experience to this one when I was at Strasbourg,” “When I was there, we went a long time without winning a game, just like this one. Strasbourg and Newcastle are very different. Strasbourg was only a little club, while Newcastle is a big club. We should not be where we are in the table.”

“Newcastle should be in the top five. When I left Strasbourg, I never thought I would be in a situation like that again, especially after joining such a big club as Newcastle.”

“Everybody needs to give their best for the club,” “My own confidence is okay but it would be even better if we won a game. Birmingham is a massive game.”

“I would say that because of everything that has happened, it is our biggest game of the season. It is the most important because we are in the same position as them. I would not have thought that a few weeks ago.”

Habib Beye has been joined by Senegal team mate Lamine Diatta until the end of the season, and Habib was asked what he thinks Lamine can offer to the team:

“He is a good player who plays center-back and right-back as well,”

“He is captain of Senegal, he has a lot of experience and won two championships with Lyon. I think it is a good addition to the squad.”

Good words form Habib who was voted on our site as the best Big Sam summer buy by 56% of voters. Second place went to Senegal team mate Abdoulaye Faye with 23% of the vote. Given those facts Lamine Diatta, captain of Senegal, has a good chance of being a good player for us this season – but Kevin must play him once he’s match fit.

Kevin seems to be getting into a bad habit of playing the same players week in week out, who continue to let him down, the club down, and themselves down, with their gutless performances.

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • micknufc

    Mar 15, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #1

    ive been working on his new home that is being built,from what i can see it looks like habib is here for the long haul.lets hope so,his attitude is spot on and he looks our best recent signing by a million miles.

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  • Lasse R

    Mar 15, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Beye sounds like a great asset for us. And compared to Carr there is no doubt that he is the first pick for the RB.

    I wonder who will take Milners place on monday night? The way he has been playing latley I dont think anyone could do a worse job…

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  • Leo

    Mar 15, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    gotta love habib dont ya. such a level headed man for all of his previous sucesses on the field.

    hopefully the best for the back four will be if we can have enrique faye diatta beye because the senegalese trio should know how eachother plays together. and this will matter

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 15, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Although I’m sick to death of our players talking the talk but not managing to live up to their words, I am impressed with this guy.

    He seems to have a very old head on young shoulders and can only agree with what he has to say.

    Maybe he is a Newcastle captain in waiting!

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  • paddyq

    Mar 15, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #5

    habib is a quality player who seems to have a humility and sensible approach which is too rare in football these days. i just hope if we stay up he stays with us!

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  • Whitt

    Mar 15, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #6

    that’s funny Lasse…’cause the way everyone else has been playing, Milner is by far our best player.

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  • Tripp

    Mar 15, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #7

    I like Beye and I think he’d make a fine Captain. I hope he stays regardless of what happens.

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  • richie

    Mar 15, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #8

    what age is beye.late 20’s i would have thought?

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  • GP

    Mar 15, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Beye is 30 now.

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