Geremi and Faye Both Successful

Pre-season training will start at Newcastle United in just two weeks time, yet two of our African players have only just completed last season.


Geremi and Faye – getting a well deserved rest

Newcastle’s Geremi and Abdoulaye Faye were both in World Cup qualifying action on Saturday for their countries, and both were successful.

Geremi played for Cameroon, and had an assist for Samuel Eto’s opener in Cameroon’s 2-1 win over Tanzania.

Faye played for Senegal in their fine win over Liberia by 3-1.

So after 4 games played in their respective groups, both Cameroon and Senegal are at the very top.

The summer holidays can now start for both of them, after a hard season, and we would expect Kevin Keegan to give the boys at least an extra week off, if not two, before they need to report back for next season.

Oba Martins’ Nigeria won their group – one of 12 in Africa World Cup qualification – by beating Equatorial Guinea 2-0. Martins is still nursing an ankle injury and did not play.

We’re not sure if Oba will be fit for the start of our own pre-season training.

Geremi and Faye  will need a good rest and some time away from football.

And next season will both be a tough one, and an important one, for the Tyneside club, so they will need to come back fully refreshed and ready to go – once again.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • seetow

    Jun 23, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #1

    wall virginity!

    don’t think geremi is a very good right midfielder for us.. doesn’t bring much to the attack anyway

  • meiny_obano9

    Jun 23, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #2

    He has flown to St James Park to talk terms with Newcastle after Newcastle agreed a £10 million bid with Rennes. from wiki about jimmy briand


    Jun 23, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Geremi gives us nothing but a £55k bill every week

    He surely cant survive the cost cutting can he ???

  • NufcRob

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #4


  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #5

    The Jimmy Briand thing is someone playing silly buggers!

  • Ally

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #6

    do you reckon the same with Chamakh kash2?
    someone having a laugh

  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #7

    It could be, but if the papers in France are reporting the Chamakh one, then there could be substance. It just seems odd, that we would be signing 2 strikers, when clearly our main objective is a new midfield!

  • Leo

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #8

    faye is class imo

  • Ally

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #9

    yeah it has been changed again,

    ” Newcastle United will very shortly confirm that Marouane Chamakh is in fact their first signing of the summer. He will be wearing the number 8 shirt.”

    thats whats on Wiki

  • Ally

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #10

    see Nasri has signed for Arsenal

  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #11

    “You’ll Never Win the League with Youngsters”

    You would have thought Arsene Wenger would have learnt his lesson after his young side choked under pressure!

  • DURhamTOON

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #12

    I reckon we needn’t bother worrying about the tight Gunners as competitition on Arda they’ve just signed Nasri and got Fabregas on a new contract. Gettttin FAYE is back we need an equally scary CB to rival even the likes of Wayne ‘the hob goblin’ Rooney’s dashing good looks!!

  • normski1930z

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #13

    cant help it lads startin to get really twitchy now thought we would av wrapped up at least 2 players by now….. hopes arshavin and veloso but comin back down to earth maybe lennon and guthrie….. if the latter happens i will burn my season ticket the minute it drops through the door, 10% rise for that ma… do me a favor.

  • Toon Al

    Jun 23, 2008 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #14

    anything u read on wikipedia cannot be deemed as fact at all, unless of course its backed up externally by club officials. wikipedia is a totally user based info centre, its never been classed as a credible source.. for anything really

  • figsdad

    Jun 24, 2008 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #15

    If Geremi and Faye start next season in the 1st team we are in deep shite…

    Geremi finished and we were warned by jose and sir bobby before he was signed that his legs were gone and its proven that case last year carnt even take a good corner….


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