N’Zogbia Can Still Become Newcastle Great

Some interest in Newcastle left winger and occasional left full-back, Charles N’Zogbia, is said to be increasing, but there have so far been no bids for the 22 year-old French youngster.


Charles N’Zogbia – can still become great at Newcastle

Charles was born in Harfleur, France of Congolese parents, and turned 22 years old on Wednesday.

It’s still touch and go whether he will still be at the club come August.

There was a reports earlier this week that N’Zogbia was about to join Wigan for £3.5M, but if he does go it will take a lot more money than that for Newcastle even to consider letting Charles move on.

N’Zogbia is contracted to the club until 2012, since he signed a new improved contract only last September, and Newcastle have absolutely no reason to sell one of their most talented youngsters.

We’d love to see Charles stay at the club, and even come out more strongly and say he doesn’t want to leave Newcastle.

Keegan is also a fan of N’Zogbia’s playing style, which is naturally attacking and moving forward, and he has that ability to run at defenders.

We’re also convinced that Keegan can do a lot for Charles, if only the youngster will stay at the club.

We know Kevin can get the best out of the player and Kevin was particularly pleased with the youngster’s attitude during the last several weeks of the season. The young Frenchman also looked very good indeed in the last game of the season at Goodison Park.

Charles has already appeared for Newcastle United 135 times with 99 starts and 9 goals.

Not too bad for a lad who has just turned 22, and he’s now played for the France Under-21 side 9 times.

We think if Charles can keep his head down, and listen to what Kevin and his coaches tell him, he can still become a Newcastle great, he’s that good.

But he will need to be more disciplined than he is right now – but there again – we cannot be too hard on him, since the lad’s still very young.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • mikeygd

    May 30, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #1

    like a virgin, touched for the very first time

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 30, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #2

    could be great to have zogs on one side and turan on the other, match made in heaven.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 30, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #3

    wall virginity (first to say it), if not, then ill have sloppy seconds! 🙂

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 30, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #4

    yes tom toon stick too your sloppy seconds, i broke the bitch in on this one

  • LoonyToon

    May 30, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    alot of potential…..would be great if we kept him…attitude needs to improve however Keegan has a great knack of making players feel very special therefore bringing the best out in them….hope he stays…could easily play in either a 442 or 433 formation either in midfield or as a wide forward

  • Kash2

    May 30, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s poo, all the players are poo, the management are poo, the club is poo!

  • mark

    May 30, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #7

    i second what kash2 said

  • leavy

    May 30, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #8

    kash2 – this is a newcastle blog not some dirty mackem blog or who ever u support
    ok rant over
    n’zogbia can be a good player but he must improve his attitude, also he never seems to look up when he runs out players always head down.

    emre will be a key player next year with barton locked up we need emre to really fire and start threading through balls into martins and owen

  • Nicke Alvaro

    May 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Kash2! Screw you hippie!
    But I just hope he actually wants to stay as he really can be that good, considering I dont expect us to sign anyone noticable if Im honest so keeping hold of our best should be a priority.

  • Ashton

    May 30, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #10

    i saw him couples of days ago against spain he played as a LB and tbh he was crap!we should sell him and buy turan asap

  • broon ale

    May 30, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #11

    this article is stolen from the comical! not the best source of info!

  • Davies

    May 30, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #12

    I think everyone agrees that he’s got a lot of quality.

    It would be nice to get Turan in and have a bit of competition for the left wing, but I don’t think Zog’s attitude is good enough to play second fiddle to a new boy, or to play out of position much longer.

    I’d like him to stay, even if we do get Turan, as I understand he can play pretty much anywhere in midfield, but I can see another season of sulking from the boy. If that’s the case, there’s always Wigan!

    Of course, there’s a lot of doubt as to whether or not we could actually get Turan, so this may not be a great concern.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #13

    People are forgetting Zog is playing out of position evne on the left wing, he is an AM!

  • beye the great

    May 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #14

    charlie charlie charlie nzogbia nzogbia nozogbiaaaa

  • Midjew

    May 30, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #15

    ED- WHY dont u do an article about this new policy of having only 5 Foreign players in your starting line up.

    King Kev is quoted in the article.

    HOW will arsenal survive we have to ask

    check this article out:


  • chuck

    May 30, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    3.5m from Wigan, not exactly a ringing endorsment, more like a reality check for Charlie, been reading his own press and believed the 9.5m. and other amounts from the top clubs.
    Look charlie you got a good contract, a starting role its up to you dude, could have a career here.

  • sas

    May 30, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Midjew, no point for an article. It’s illegal unless FIFA can change EU law.

    FIFA will never have the power to even question EU law, never mind change it.

  • Rich

    May 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #18

    I reckon he is a great in the making and if anyone can get the lad playing to his potential then it would be King Kev.

    I hope he and Milner both stay.

    Duff however can carry on trying to tackle himself in the corner of some other club.

    He’s done nothing and is on borrowed time.

    Can’t wait to see if we get a big signing and who we will bring in – if Mike Asley backs King Kev then we may just get a good few players and hopefully be a hell of a lot more competitive next season.

    We cannot afford to have another bad season.

  • Yahya Ahmad

    May 30, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #19

    wats wall virginity

  • Midjew

    May 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #20

    I see what your saying, but surely they would of found all the loop holes so they can proceed otherwise all there time spent would be a waste of time.

    So dont be to shocked if it happens.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #21

    It wont happen, even if they found a loop hole pretty much every club in this country and most other countries will oppose it.

  • Geordie Nick

    May 30, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #22

    wish evryone wud f*k off with this wall virginity stuff, its pretty sad and pathetic 2 be honest

  • Oga

    May 30, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Agree with Rich to be honest.

  • Sal

    May 30, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #24

    I dont see how its an infringement on EU law.

    FIFA are not suggesting that you cant employ as many jonny foreigners as you can cram in a dressing room, they are just saying they cant all be on the field at the same time.

    I can appreciate what they are trying to achieve, but the only result will be all the good English players being shared around those important clubs in the top fooking 4, the rest of us will be scrapping over the Emile Heskeys and suchlike.

    As for Zogs, would love him to stay, but if he is gonna be a pryck, send him to London and move on.

  • Leo

    May 30, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #25

    charlie will show us all how good he is this season im sure

  • Whitey

    May 30, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon Legends don’t look to escape from the club every single year because they believe that they are better then the club. I will never accept him as a legend unless he changes his act.

  • Simon P

    May 30, 2008 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Send him to wigan on loan for a bit.
    That should dislodge his head from his ass, then he might buck his ideas up a bit when he comes back.
    – Could be a good player, but he thinks he’s better than he is.

  • Tam Toon

    May 31, 2008 at 3:14 AM

    Comment #28

    Here here Simon. Tom Toon do you know ‘Zog’ as well, cos I do.

  • Sav

    May 31, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #29

    How many of the ‘get rid of N’Zog’ fans would be willing to give Barton a second chance? Is saying you want away from the Toon worse than beating 7 bells out of some poor cross-eyed soak on his way hyem from some disco?
    Has NUFC done all it can to coach and nurture N’Zogbia’s obvious natural talent? Has he improved as he should have done, do you think? The lad is just gone 22 and he is on his FIFTH Toon manager. FFS!


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