PSG – Marseilles Derby Games More Intense

Habib Beye will start his first Tyne-Wear derby game on Sunday but he thinks the games between Sunderland and Newcastle are tame compared to the derby games he experienced in France.


Habib Beye – Marseilles – PSG games crazy

Habib Beye thinks the game on Sunday will be much more civilized than some of the games he played in France:

“When you’ve played in a Marseilles v Paris Saint Germain game it’s more intense. Marseilles hate Paris Saint Germain and vice versa. In England you don’t have a problem with hooligans any more. In France you still have some.”

“The two clubs are very far apart, but 10 years ago Paris were a big, big club, and Marseilles as well. They would always have a big fight to win the league and the French Cup.”

“I remember two years ago when PSG fans broke the windows of the Marseilles team bus when we played there. None of the players were hurt, although the driver was hit on his head by a rock. In England you can’t do that. In France it’s crazy.”

The game on Sunday will be intense, and it should also be a decent game, but these days we don’t have too much of the hooligan element in these games. That, thankfully, is a bygone thing, which is all to the good.

We expect a good entertaining game, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle don’t take all 3 points – we certainly need them.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Southside Jordy

    Apr 18, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    UMMMMMM……….lets see what he say’s at about 4pm on Sunday ay!!

  • Grey

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    he may just change his mind by 3.15 on sunday

  • Hadrian

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #3

    LOL 😀

    i dont think our geordie lads have done a good job of getting the point across to him then , wouldnt risk playing him !!!!! 😛

    as for no hooligans ! thats what he thinks , ive heard the mackems have got hold of a number of tickets slap bang centre in the gallowgate 😀
    i think the focus may be on the stands and not on the game ! 🙂

  • Benn..Geordie Down South

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Slap Them Up Hadrian.. And Give Em A Slap From Me..

    But Really Violence At Football Isnt Needed.. But If They Start..Then You Could Class It As Self Defence..

  • Graham

    Apr 18, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Ah the good old days of rocks through the away team bus.

    Now I’m not advocating violence (low pain threshold) but it will always happen at derby games and as long as the unwashed gimps from the Stadium of plight end up on the losing side (on and off the pitch) then fair enough!

  • Guinea Mag

    Apr 18, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #6

    No violence please, it’s not necessary!

    Let’s take all 3 points and allow the passion of true Newcastle United supporters to show how proud we are of the team when we beat Sunderland……….

    My prediction; 3-1 to Newcastle

  • Bill F

    Apr 18, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    I see it as more of a family feud, there may be the occcaisional fisticuffs but deep down inside we really love each other. Or is that going too far?

  • Leo

    Apr 18, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #8

    to be honest he is right, i love france and have been lucky to go to paris on many occasions. and witnessed some of the hoolaganism of the psg marsaille match, it is massively intense.

    the rivalry between newcastle and the scum is massive but there are bad hoodys in france that just dont care about the law

  • 51times

    Apr 18, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m not a hooligan, but I really don’t think two groups of men fighting each other is such a bad thing. That being said, Beye can’t just be allowed to say things like this. Sell in the summer.

  • Jack Franklin

    Apr 18, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #10

    51times – sell Beye? You are actually joking?

    THE BEST signing by Big Sam.

  • 51times

    Apr 19, 2008 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #11

    We can get younger and better for a small amount.


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