Bassong Looks Set To Start Tomorrow For Newcastle


Sebastien Bassong has looked a good young player, since he was signed in the summer from French club Metz, and he hopes to play as many games a possible for Newcastle this season.

Sebastien Bassong – likely to start at left back tomorrow


Bassong played alongside Fabricio Coloccini against Coventry in central defense, and looked very accomplished on that night, for a 22 year-old.

And when he came on at left back for the injured Jose Enrique, two weeks ago at The Emirates Stadium, he also put in a solid performance in a game when we looked completely out of our depth, in all honesty.

That was our last game, and we were well beaten 3-0, so we can help things a lot with a good home win against Hull City tomorrow afternoon, and that has to be out goal tomorrow.

Bassong is still on the fringes of the France Under-21 team, and was not on international duty with Charles N’Zogbia over the last two weeks, so he’s had a good rest in Newcastle.

He told the Shields Gazette about playing at left back:

“I am not used to playing there, but I am happy to play there.”

“We have some injuries, but the players who are fit are trying really hard.” “We have two weeks to rest, and we will work hard for the next game against Hull.”

“All the games are very important. We need to win, and I hope to play at St James’ Park.”

We expect Sebastien to be at left back tomorrow, and we also expect new boy Xisco to start up front in place of Shola Ameobi, who was again just hopeless against Arsenal.

We also expect our other new boy, Uruguayan central midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez, at Newcastle for a season loan, to make his debut, although we expect Chris Hughton to start Butt and Guthrie in central midfield.

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217 comments so far

  • dougnufc

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Good lad

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Good, good.

    Far better than Taylor this lad.

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  • Phil,Gosforth

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Bassong has looked very capable at times so far,looking good.
    Best of luck boys!,just remember none of the protests are aimed at you.
    MA sell,sell,sell!

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  • lesh

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Best of luck son and let’s hope you have a blinder!!

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  • Toon 85

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Given
    Beye Taylor Coloccini Bassong
    Geremi Butt Guthrie The Zog
    Owen Xisco

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #6

    The recent international break has allowed Ameobi to rest a hamstring injury he originally picked up in pre-season, with the towering front-man now insisting he feels fully fit.

    “To play my first game of the season at Arsenal was good for me,” he said.

    “The result wasn’t what we wanted, but it was always going to be tough. They are a top, top side and they showed that.

    “For me personally, it was good to get 90 minutes under my belt. It was a boost to be thrown in there and be told to go out and do a job.

    “The hamstring feels 100 per cent fine now. I was champing at the bit to play at Arsenal.

    “It’s been an up and down couple of seasons for me, but hopefully this is the end of my injury worries and I can push on from here.”

    Understatement of the century – “up and down couple of seasons..” F@cking shithouse more like!

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  • Paul R

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Beye is struggling to be fit !!

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  • xfer

    Sep 12, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    ——————–Given

    Beye– Taylor– Coloccini– Bassong

    ——-Guthrie–Butt– Zog

    ——————Nacho

    ————-Owen—– Xisco

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  • Ashley Out!

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m a newcastle fan and had enough of Ashley. The website http://www.lovemyclub.com give you the opportunity to become a joint owner in an English football club for just £30 for the whole season! The aim is to get promoted through the leagues to the ‘best league in the world’ the English Premiership! Its free to register now!

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  • Paul R

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #10

    No Beye !!

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  • Spyro

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #11

    ———————–Given———————-

    Beye——Taylor——Coloccini—-Bassong

    ————Guthrie——-Nacho—————-

    Geremi———————————N’zogbia

    —————Owen———-Xisco————–

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  • WesToon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Good luck young Lad

    Ho’way NUFC 🙂

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  • Paul R

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    ………………..Given

    Geremi Taylor Collochini Bassong

    …..Guthrie Nacho Butt N’Zogbia

    ……………….Xisco Owen

    Suns Harper, Ameobi, Capaca, Edgar, Donaldson, Ranger, AN Other !!

    Geremi is expected to be back with capaca its just been on talksport !!

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  • Spyro

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Michael Owen

    “Whatever the events of the past couple of weeks off the field, all the players here are proper professionals, we are all paid to do a job, and we have to go out and continue to do that job,” he said.

    “The only thing the players can do is play to their best and get good results for the club, and we have to focus on doing that.”

    Looks like the players are being PROFESSIONALS then

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Got a feeling we ain’t gonna see FMA sat chining a pint this week!

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #16

    off topic question for you british guys

    why is 100K short for 100 000 ??? where does the the K come from..??

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #17

    k = kilo…..thousand (grammes)

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  • WesToon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Spyro // Sep 12, 2008 at 14:03

    Good Team mate…just one thing though… who is gona tackle in midfield?? Guthrie aint an out & out DM like Nicky…only prob for me really

    What do you think??

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  • ObaFan2

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #19

    ToonKing, I think It stands for Kilo, the latin word for 1000.

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  • irish_al

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #20

    good question toon king, although rather off topic, i assume it relates to kilo as in gram or metre, equaling a thousand

    but any further than that i am unsure

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    What’s the craic with the injury crew? Have we had any updates? I’m just being lazy and haven’t looked far for news.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #22

    ok, thanks lads, i figured the same … 😀

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  • GoesseN

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #23

    1 kilogram is 1000 grams… so in short 100,000 is just shortend into the weight terms of 100k as 1k is 1000… etc simple really

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Here’s a pub brain teaser for you – who are the nine players to have played 100 or more games in the European cup?

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  • WesToon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #25

    @ Paul R // Sep 12, 2008 at 14:06

    Thats more like the team i would put out,nice one mate!!

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  • Cicero

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    I think this would be a good game to blood young Ben Tozer, the kid is class. I’d also play Bassong in the centre instead of Taylor who isn’t as good as he thinks he is.

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  • Spyro

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #27

    I was under the impression Nacho is a similar player to Guthrie in the sense that he attacks and defends well. TBH i am not sure though.

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  • irish_al

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #28

    100 games in the european cup?

    Maldini, Raul, Hierro, Seedorf

    Any of those right?

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  • bettyswollocks

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #29

    cicero – eh?

    why do people come on here and make such stupid bloody comments.

    so you’d drop a player with over 3 seasons of premier league footy under his belt – and who has played well so far this season – for a kid who hasn’t a single minutes footy under his belt.

    Not only that but you would shove said kid into a defence containing another young lad who has not even played one full premier league game.

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Maldini, raul, seedorf – 6 others

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m still astounded there has been nothing from the club about the game tomorrow or how we take this forward. No press conference from a representative?

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #32

    actually is find the answer and it doesn’t come from Kilo.

    It comes from the Greek ?????? (“khilioi”), meaning thousand.

    guess we learn something every day… 🙂

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  • Spyro

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #33

    BettySwollocks

    no better time to blood them in than at home against relegation fodder

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #34

    ahh crap. Ed’s site can’t display greek character….. 🙂

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  • Ohmelads

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Spyro – Y I but twenty mins to go when 2 – 0 up

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  • Cicero

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #36

    3 seasons of dropping bollocks and being shot by snippers

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  • bettyswollocks

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #37

    relegation fodder? that us you’re talking about?

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  • bettyswollocks

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #38

    tozer will make the same mistakes in first 3 seasons. It’s what young defenders tend to do. The unfortunate thing for taylor is he had his first 3 seasons next to the likes of boumsong and bramble. hardly an ideal education is it?

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  • spunki munki

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #39

    lets all have a xisco
    lets all have a xisco
    na na na na nah

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  • spunki munki

    Sep 12, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #40

    lets sing that on sat

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