Faye and Geremi Both Have Country Successes


Good news for Newcastle United’s African pair Abdoulaye Faye and Geremi, who got their countries’ World Cup qualifying campaign off to winning starts over the weekend.

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Faye and Geremi – two smart lads – sounds like a rock duo

Abdoulaye Faye scored the winning goal as Senegal defeated Algeria in Dakar, and Cameroon were 2-0 winners over the Cape Verde Isles, in Yaounde.

Habib Beye was not called up for Senegal, because he announced his retirement from International Football after the African Cup Of Nations in January.

Habib has said he wants to concentrate on his club career with Newcastle – which we think is an excellent move. 😀

Cameroon will now face Mauritius, and then two games with Tanzania before the end of June.

Senegal will travel to Gambia before a double-header of their own, with Liberia.

Nigeria, without the great but injured Newcastle striker Oba Martins, still managed a 2-0 win over South Africa in Abuja.

As hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa have already qualified for the finals, but are participating in the preliminaries as they also serve as qualifiers for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Angola.

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32 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Jun 2, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #1

    wall virginity 😉 hahaha

    tbh i don’t really care as long as faye don’t get injured. geremi annoys me but is a good squad player and, according to the stats, was crucial last season. i believe we only picked up 3 points when he wasn’t in the starting 11. still would like to see a quicker cm, especially if butt stays in the team!!!

    good question actually. geremi or butt as a DM??

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  • Eric

    Jun 2, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #2

    These are two players we need to keep. Both want to play for NUFC and have, like other players we have, good and not so good qualities. Geremi and Faye are versatile squad men. I wish them luck on their international duties.

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 2, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #3

    dont care .

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  • Ian

    Jun 2, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Both good solid players, Gerami should be played more central, he doesnt look as good on the wing, but statistics prove he works.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 2, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Glad Beye has hung up his international boots!..
    …Good luck to the lads!..

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Geremi I feel should be one of the squad members that goes!! he has experience, but at best an average team player, and his set peices and corners are shocking!! we could replace him with a better player!!

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Im also happy that Beye wants to focus and commit to the club! he was one of our best players from a poor season!!

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  • ScottyT

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #8

    cooldj butt every tym.. as a dm you need to have a good workrate, good tackler and someone who gets stuck in. geremi doesnt do this. butt does.

    agree tho we need at least 2 centre mids this summer defnsively or attacking cos atm we have butt and geremi as cm’s. thts it. nd as prawn sandwiches says geremi aint tha greatest and is defo not 1 of my favourite players to say tha least. surely we have betta set piece takers.

    go for arshavin/turan man!

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Bad news we wont be getting Gomis he has signed a 4 year deal at St Ettiene another one bites the dust Ashley, like your wallet full of dust.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Good, now we dont waste 17 mil.

    Hes worth 8-10 tops.

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #12

    damn, i liked MA but he’s really starting t piss me off.

    Gomis preferred to sign a new contract at St Ettiene then to join Newcastle United………….let’s dwell on that for a minute……….. 🙁

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Saint Ettiene are in europe this year though 🙂

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #14

    We’ll just have to sign Gomez and Crouch instead along with Riise, Arda and Bentley 😉

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Crouch is crap, Riise is crap. Gomez wont come, Bentley wont come.

    Just sign Arda, save ourselves the hassle.

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #16

    i know T_T but they are still a crap team compared to us.

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Tom Toon you are worse then me lol.

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  • HATE PRAWN S'WICHES

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Bentley will be sold to Man City!! Riise is over the hill, and if crouch was good enough Liverpool would be playing him not selling him!
    I can’t see Turan coming now after Emres gone!!
    So just lets hope Ashley holds to his plans of signing Quality talented youths and sign Gomez!!
    just HOPING probs No chance!!

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  • Davies

    Jun 2, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Winnits. I’m not that fussed about Crouch. Rather have Zigic.

    Faye’s top drawer most of the time, but has made some Howler’s. Say what you want about Geremi, but he’s done a good job for us a few times over the last season. Scored more than Smith.

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  • Marat18

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Crouch is not that bad!
    Not many strikers in the world would break into Pool’s squad ahead of Torres

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #21

    davies, my humpback, one eyed, cripple, war veteran grandad scored more then Smithy.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #22

    He cant oust Kuyt from the team, thats says enough for me 🙂

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  • Marat18

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #23

    “Scored more than Smith” – that has to be a new joke.
    Mate, there are thousands players in the world who scored more than Smithy

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  • toon4lyf

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #24

    we should buy aimar d’allsendro and veleoso

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  • John

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #25

    croach would be a cracking signing….

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  • Marat18

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #26

    not a cracking but decent

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  • John

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #27

    hes proven epl goal scorer….thats good enough for me

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  • toon4lyf

    Jun 2, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #28

    crouch is klass

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #29

    breaking news !!!! 😀 ……….no, seriously

    i heard that we just signed a certain Orlando Caraballo, he was given the number 42 and is from Puerto Rico.

    never heard of him and can’t find anything on him. a fellow toon fan gave me the info, could be bull.

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  • Bill F

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #30

    ToonKing, I think he is a new assistant groundsman and is on £42 per day 😉

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 2, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #31

    i too think he’s some kind of staff member……

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  • Marty

    Jun 2, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #32

    “SCORES MORE THAN SMITH”
    WAYNE ROONEY scores more often with Colleen whats her face n have ya seen the state of him 😉 😉

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