Beye – We Want To Win Last Four Games


Habib Beye is looking forward to starting his first Derby game on Sunday. Habib did come on for the last 30 minutes in the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of light last November, so he has tasted the atmosphere previously.

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Habib Beye – top class player for Newcastle


Habib has talked at length today to the Newcastle Journal about the derby game on Sunday:

“I haven’t yet experienced the full atmosphere of a Newcastle-Sunderland match,” “I will find out what it is like on Sunday.” “Sunderland is a good team but we are confident. We want to win the last four games. It’s very important for next season. In the first game (between the sides this season) I came on for the last half an hour.”

“It was a big atmosphere because Sunderland really wanted to beat Newcastle. Now it’s different because we’re playing at home and with 50,000 fans behind us.” “I’ve never played against Roy Keane but he was a very good player,” “When I was younger I watched big teams. Manchester United were a big team and Roy Keane was a big player. When Sunderland play you can see something of him in their style.”

“I prefer the atmosphere at derby matches,” “I wouldn’t say the football is a party, but it’s a game. You can’t have fights between fans of Newcastle and Sunderland at the stadium, it’s just football.” “I realize the fans hate each other,”

“I bought a new house near Ponteland recently and the two men working on it, one was a Newcastle fan, the other supported Sunderland. The Newcastle fan was telling me, ‘Don’t lose because on Sunday I hate this guy! The rest of the time I love him but on Sunday I hate him!’

“It’s good. You always want to win against Sunderland, against all the teams, but it’s just a game. You can’t have people fighting about football. When you see people in the streets they always tell you we need to win.”

“It’s a good atmosphere for a player because you have a little pressure. There’s a bit on you when you play teams like Portsmouth but, before a game like this, everybody talks about it. You can maybe lose a game during the season but not this one.”

We have to say that Habib seems to know all about what if means to win these derby games, and of course Beye has been a huge success on Tyneside in his very first season.

We hear that his beautiful 2 year-old daughter attends the games at St. James’ Park. Habib is obviously schooling his daughter on the great importance of football in life. 😀

Habib is a great player but also a great professional, and we’re so pleased we have him at the club, because he promises to be an excellent right-back for Kevin Keegan in his second revolution at Newcastle.

He has certainly turned out to be one of Sam’s very best buys.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • wsq

    Apr 18, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    im getting sick of the word “confidence” being thrown aroundin interviews. what happens if we lose again and we have no confidence.

    lets stop being an old record. focus on other stuff we got…. the more often i hear confidence the more fear i feel about losing.

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  • ginkoh

    Apr 18, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    At least we will show we want to win this Sunday ! Both teams play attacking football, passion and fighting spirit. Sure that score will not be 0-0 !

    Hope to see good entertaining game on sunday.

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  • shearer4pm

    Apr 18, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #3

    player of the season

    4-0 to the toon
    taylor,owen,martins,viduka

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  • Viper

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Good words Habib!

    I’ve got the ‘joy’ of having to watch the match from a venue somewhere in Birmingham. Women eh! Things we do for them!

    1 nowt 2 nowt 2-1 whatever, as long as we beat the fckrz!

    “We hate sunderland and we hate sunderland…”

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  • Benn..Geordie Down South

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #5

    4-0 Taylor, Beye, Owen, Martins

    And A Tenner On Keegan Slapping Keano..

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  • Graham

    Apr 18, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #6

    wsq – for the 1st time (it had to happen eventually) i agree totally with what you have said!

    confidence can sometimes breed contempt – I just hope sunday isnt one of those days…. otherwisw i’m on the sick next week

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  • Leo

    Apr 18, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #7

    mackam builder of a house in darras hall… is beye mad having a scumbag build for him….

    beye is a legend though.

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  • Ausgeordie

    Apr 19, 2008 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Lets see 1 for geremi and an assist, 2 for martins and two from Owen with dukes providing two assists and Barton two.

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