Beye Looking For Another Win at Portsmouth

Habib Bye has been taken to the heats of the Newcastle fans because of his do-or-die attitude for the team.


Habib Beye – wants win tomorrow

Habib told the Evening Chronicle before he left for Portsmouth today:

“Maybe the fact that they are in a cup final might change the way they are thinking – but we aren’t going to take that for granted.”

“They’ll still be concentrating on us and we’ve got to have the right attitude for both ourselves and our fans who’ll be making the long journey down there.”

“Portsmouth won’t be taking it lightly, they’ll be wanting to beat us if they can. We have to be ready.”

“I didn’t play when we lost 4-1, but we’ve got lots to put right. We need to have some revenge.” “The next game is a different game, but we’ve worked hard.”

“When we lost 4-1 it was the start of bad times for Newcastle fans.” “Losing like that means confidence is down.”

“But now the confidence is going the other direction.” “For me, Portsmouth are a good side, but we can go down there and win.”

Newcastle’s African foursome are very much in great form at the moment with Beye, Abdoulaye Faye, Oba Martins and Geremi all playing excellently in the first team.

Portsmouth also have a number of good Africans who are enjoying a super season with Kanu firing his side to Wembley last week against West Bromwich Albion.

Yet Beye knows all about the dangers of Nigerian legend Kanu after several battles with him in Africa.

“I see it as another good challenge. Kanu is a good player and I’ve played against him at international level with Senegal when we’ve played Nigeria.”

“He’s a good player but it’s not just him we need to look out for.” “They’ve also got Papa Bouba Diop and Sulley Ali Muntari – the whole team has winners in it.”

We look forward very much to the game tomorrow, and there’s no doubt a win will send the Newcastle fans ecstatic – again.

Comments welcome.

53 comments so far

  • Hammy

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #1

    “heats of Newcastle fans?”
    I think you need your spell check enabled Ed.

    Love Beye though, hope non of the big boys come sniffing around with their wads…..

  • AZ

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #2

    An absolute bargain at £2m like, much better then that potato eating lepricorn

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #3

    LOL @ AZ

  • Obafan

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4

    This guy has got the right attitude from the first day he went into Newcastle. He really wants the best for club and fans and is willing to do everything to achieve that.
    By miles the best player this season. I hope he gives a few more assists and I love the way he celebrates our goals.

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    yes beye is player of the season no doubt

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, hey beyeby! Hoo haa. I wanna knowwwwww when you will score a goal!

  • AZ

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Its such a shame we didn’t get him before now, but he is only 30 so we should get another 3 years out of him.
    Marseille fans were said to be distraught about his departure, and the only reason he left marseille is beacuse he wanted a new challenge, well he has certainly got that hasn’t he!!!

  • Bill F

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed your poll asking who KK will release in the Summer, I thought about it and have a sneaking feeling that the only player he will let go will be Ameobi. I reckon he is so confident in his ability to motivate players that he feels he could probably get the others playing the way he wants them to.
    Watch this space, I bet fewer will go than we all think.

  • Eric

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Nice attitude Habib – get a goal on Saturday to add to those from Oba and Owen. Anybody else?
    Come on Joey – get one too! How about you Harper? Fancy taking the penalty? All the best lads, give them the KK.

  • Leo

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #10

    diop is a good central midfielder

  • ScottyT

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #11

    bill surely he will see that carr is too old useless and injury prone to do anything anymore without making a mistake or pulling a hamstring?

  • AZ

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #12

    A player that was not on the list is Emre, and I think we should flog the rusty turk to whoever will take him. The bloke is a liability and no doubt paid a fortune for doing rock all

  • ScottyT

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #13

    unfortunatly id hv to agree with you az. i think hes a great player and one of a few quality cretive players we have but he is injured way too much and if he just keeps getting injured then wats the point in having him here.

  • m.

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Beye is class 😀

  • Bill F

    Apr 11, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #15

    I have never rated Carr, but KK had him into the squad and playing as soon as he was fit. I still stand by what I said. The only ones he will let go are the ones who push to get away. I don’t see Carr in that category.

  • domtoon

    Apr 11, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Beye and Martins have to be my two favourite players this season. Don’t have a bad word to say about either of them!

  • AZ

    Apr 11, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #17

    I would like to see the back of carr, but it will be difficult to find a club to take him due to his high wage demands.
    I rate him as a good championship player but out of his depth in the premiership, perhaps one of the clubs to get relegated may take him off our hands. FINGERS CROSSED LADS

  • Egar

    Apr 11, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #18


    Who Will Keegan Let Go In The Summer?

    N’Zogbia is mysteriously missing in that poll corner. There’s something about the way he plays that says that he can be a good player and an asset to NUFC. King Kev will have to work on this one and it’ll be well worth the effort.

    Last bit – thanks for this great blog. It’s a daily must read. Keep it up. Just luv it.

  • ronaldeano

    Apr 11, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #19

    This is from NUFC.COM…

    Let’s return to the specific question Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort was asked in early February:

    Q: Was Harry Redknapp offered the manager’s job at Newcastle United?

    A: NO. He was interviewed for the job but was only one of a number of people we were speaking to at that time.

    Let’s just nail this down once and for all:

    Redknapp suggested as possible candidate, agrees to meet to discuss vacancy, is removed from the list of candidates after that meeting, then goes on Sky Sports News with the Portsmouth Chairman to say:

    “I’ve had a great offer, to manage a fantastic club like Newcastle. It was a terrific opportunity…But I’m happy here…this is where I enjoy being, this is my club, it would be too big a wrench to leave here.”

    Since when did thanks, but no thanks constitute an offer – great or otherwise?

    So everybody’s happy: Pompey are in the FA Cup Final and ‘Arry stayed put in ‘Ampshire – not having been offered the chance to go anywhere else. Thankfully.

    There you go, shove that up your cockney arse spyro! 🙂

  • toon4lyf

    Apr 11, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #20

    emre is a world klass player when he was fit this season he was our best player and won uce a few matches get his injuries sorted like what we did with micheal owen and hel be a world klass player hes probly the best passer of the ball in the premiership

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #21


    it makes sense for the chairman to say that as it will minimise the clubs embarrassment. Your so dumb, have you had an education? this is basic PR, if you cant see through things like that then i pity you.

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #22


    emre is nowhere near the best passer of the ball in the premiership, thats just crazy. Yes he is good but lets not get over the top

  • bottlodog

    Apr 11, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Beye is rapidly becoming a folk hero.
    He’s really ‘bought into’ the club.
    He turned to us in the Leazes at full time on saturday with clenched fists in the air – he really understands what it’s all about – but I think he has all season – luckily most of his team mates are starting to realise just exactly where NUFC are going!!!!!

  • toon4lyf

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #24

    hu is then?

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso, Paul Scholes, and Elano are all better short and long passers of the ball.


    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Elano was a flash in the pan piece of shit and at the minute cant pass wind let alone the ball

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #27

    elano is off form now just like the rest of that team, but to say he is a flash in the pan simply shows you have only seen him since he came to the premiership, he is class at both short and long passing, great vision.


    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #28

    And has been found out

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Craigg you will be made to eat those words when Man City get their act together, same with walcott.


    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Really like you are eating your words over Keegan.

    Man City will have to get a new attacking system or they wont get their acts together as they are so predictable its untrue.

    To be fair Spyro i was watching the highlights to the spurs match earlier when i got home and I must say Geremi did play pretty well, But can he be a long term option the same as Duff is it wise to risk losing Zog and Milner to keep playing Has beens with no pace next season?

    IMO No


    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #31

    I doubt it over Walcott too

    1 good run as a 2nd half sub gets you a start for England according to the ridiculous moronic Jellied eel chomping, Chimney sweeping cockney press.

    Nah walcott will be playing at Hull and Plymouth next season.

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #32

    the thing is, i never said geremi would be a long term option, i simply said he is not getting the credit he deserved and he should be here for another season or two as he has alot to offer if we need a defensive right midfielder.

    Oh and a few matches will not make me eat my words over kk, consistency is key, and until he achieves what i said he wouldnt then i am hardly eating my words. Although i do hope i end up eating my words as i care much more about the clubs success then any debate i have had on here.

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #33

    one good run? you aint paying attention

    i even know TOTTENHAM fans who rate walcott, people who say he is all pace do not know what they are talking about as he can also cross, dribble and finish to a very high standard.

    hull, plymouth??? right now he could walk into our first team.


    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Well i havent seen his crossing, and high standard finishing

    all i see is the fast dribbling, Against class CBs he is worse than useless

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #35

    You could say that about many so called “top talents”.

    You could even say the same about Torres, he is rubbish when against proper class CB’s

    obviously i am not comparing the two, but something everyone has to remember about walcott is that not only is he really young, but he is not a Right Winger, he is simply being played out of position by Wenger, he is a striker and he plays much better there.

  • ronaldeano

    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Basic PR Spyro? are you saying that Redknap was the only manager to be spoken to by mort? Because hes wasent the only one ‘offered’ the job. Mort spoke to the people he felt would take the club forward and these included Redknap, Keegan and maybe Hughes amongst others, but the only one that has came out and said thay were ‘offered’ the job was Redknap, who is full of shit, just like you Spyro, full of stinkin mackem shit!! 🙂



    Apr 11, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #37

    I know Walcott is a striker thats why i said “against class CBS” and not “against class LBS”

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #38

    your maturity shines through yet again, ronaldeano, get an education please

  • ronaldeano

    Apr 11, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #39

    You pity me?!!! Hahahahahaha!!!! 🙂

    Youre a complete bellend mate!!!! 🙂

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #40

    fair enough craigg, i only said that because alot of people actually think he is a RW


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