Beye So Happy For Good Friend Geremi

Habib Beye almost scored early in the game yesterday, when his powerful left foot shot cannoned off the cross-bar and back into play.


Habib Beye – almost scored dramatic early goal yesterday

The French-speaking pair of Geremi and Beye have struck up an excellent understanding down Newcastle’s right flank since Geremi has returned to the starting line up. And Geremi’s top class play and passing is one of the reasons Newcastle are now unbeaten in their last three games.

Habib spoke to Newcastle World TV after the game.

“I’m very, very happy for my friend Geremi,” “It’s a great free-kick and he knows how to score them because he has done so many times before in his career.”

“He has worked very hard because at first he was on the bench but now he is playing and is playing very well.” “For me, I play right-back and he plays right-midfield and it’s very easy to play with him.”

“Sometimes we speak English and sometimes French but he’s a great person and very good professional and I think today his goal changed the game.” “It was the perfect game for everyone and reward for all the hard work we have put in on the training pitch,”

“We showed character because Spurs scored first and maybe two or three months ago we would have been beaten.” “But now we have a great team spirit and that showed in the way we came back.”

Beye almost scored that dramatic goal early in the game and when asked about it he continued:

“Yes!” “I was one-on-one with the goalkeeper and saw Oba alone but thought I need to take my chance.”

“It was a good strike with my left foot and it was unlucky because it hit the crossbar, but that is football sometimes.”

Habib in one player who has come through this season looking good throughout, but some of Big Sam’s other signings are also playing their part.

Faye, Enrique, Geremi, Barton and Viduka are all in the starting line up so that’s 6 of the 9 players Sam signed in the first team right now. The other three are Rozehnal (on loan to Lazio), Cacapa (injured) and Alan Smith (sub) are the other three Sam signed.

It’s looking like last summers’ signings are not as bad as we first thought, now that most of the players are now used to the Premier League.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Vitorbarbosa

    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Haha, I thought he can pass to either Owen or Oba although he has the right to go for shot at the moment. When he missed it, then I think we could 1-0 up if he chooses to pass instead of going himself.

    Anyway, well done. SA signings if not great, are good enough for PL. Imagine SA bring his ex- team with limited talents(Sorry for BW but I think you guys as players have more than what you all showed on the pitch. It must be the system doesn’t suit you guys.) and still end up in Europe.

    Our players are of class and qualities, Big Name signings if they play for lower table team. However, KK prove that good manager can get the best our of their players. That’s why everytime a club is struggling, manager is the first to be blamed. :p

    Beye, Faye, Enrique, Barton, Geremi, VIduka, all played really well. SA deserve credit for bringing them in but not for asking them pumping long balls.

    Thanks SA. You can concentrate on your pundits things while seeing us rocking PL next year. And give some nice comment for your ex-clubs.

  • masee

    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    habib beye is a great player absolutely nullified attacks. only criticism is that he should close the wingers down more when the are going to cross the ball

  • Charles N'Bucketia

    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #3

    The starting lineup yesterday, I hope, will all be here next season. They have been brilliant these last three games.

    We need to use this team as a platform for next season and maybe only add two or three players. I say that because there are a number of good young players at the club who I believe could make the step up to first team football.

    It’s about time this club had a settled lineup and we may just have found one

  • GM

    Mar 31, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #4

    I’d beg to differ on your comment Ed….”And Geremi’s top class play and passing is one of the reasons Newcastle are now unbeaten in their last three games”

    He’s been playing OK but not great and is a certainty to be replaced in the summer with a quality ball player that we are in dire need of, he has the legs of a 50 year old, his passing is at best erratic, his corners are by and large crap and either don’t beat the 1st man or are over hit and he is often to blame for slowing down quick breaks or counter attacks as he doesn’t seem to be able to pick out the early pass.

    Anyway, top display yesterday…role on Saturday and then the end of the season to clear out some more of the dross in our squad.

  • MattyDread

    Mar 31, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #5

    GM – I agree. It won’t be hard to improve the position currently occupied by Geremi. A fit Milner could do it straight off.


    Mar 31, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think so, GEREMI was world class in the last games…MILNER is one of my favourites too, but I think he has no chance to pass GEREMI at the moment.

  • spyro

    Mar 31, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #7

    GM what are oyu on about, Geremi has 3 assists and 1 goal in the last couple of games, i think thats a bit better then playing “good” mate, he is a good player and we should keep him as milner is a winger and geremi is more of a defensive right midfielder

  • johnr

    Mar 31, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Geremis play is one of the main reasons we have seen such an improvement. His play is clever and all about keeping the ball moving. His inter play with Feye and Butt in particular is superb. The opposition can never guess where the killer ball is coming from. This is never the case with Milner or for that matter Duff. Everyon has to stand and watch while they do their thing, which makes our play predictable.

  • spyro

    Mar 31, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #9

    If anything, Milner should be replaced as he does not have the qualities of a good winger, not fast enough, not much skill, and average at best crossing

  • spyro

    Mar 31, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #10

    give me adel taarabt anyday, as soon as he came on for tottenham yesterday he was causing us a problem or two, class player

  • Leo

    Mar 31, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

    to think we only signed him last minute of the transfer window. amazing eh

  • CJ

    Mar 31, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    I have been critical about Geremi this season like everyone else but to still be critical about his last few performances is shocking like spyros said 3 assists and a goal from a less attacking midfielder is great.

  • Callum

    Mar 31, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #13

    We should stick to this system and just swap a player like for like from now on and not revert back to 4-4-2 as then our players will be confused.

  • Whitt

    Mar 31, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #14

    taarabt was shit yesterday. when he came on for Keane, that told me Tottenham were folding. he runs around like a headless chicken. he never looked dangerous, and helped us more than he helped them.

    Geremi is a VERY smart player. that and his defensive abilities are necessary in a 3 man midfield. and his corners go to the near post by design, that’s why Faye makes that run every time.

  • spyro

    Mar 31, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Whitt you haven’t analysed Taarabts performance properly, yes he made mistakes when passing etc, but thats because him and Lennon were the only two players trying at that point in time, the rest of the team had given up. Taarabt was chasing every ball and trying to do everything himself because no one else wanted the ball. I watched the game with my friend who is a tottenham supporter and even he said that taarabt is the only one who actually gives a s**t nymore. With match practise taarabt will be a quality player


    Mar 31, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Spyro Taraabt was at fault for our fourth goal and was generally shite after he came on, Everytime he plays when i have watched he looks to be a good technichal player but ive never seen him do anything of note.

    And dont start this over Geremi yes he has had a couple of good games and made a few goals, pretty much what Milners done all season and all last season as well, Geremi should and will still be sold in the summer anyway.


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