Habib Beye So Sorry About Sunderland Defeat


Beye played his first full game following his Achilles injury on Saturday, but he did not play well and Newcastle lost there for the first time in 28 years.

Habib Beye – so sorry players let fans down

Beye told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“We are sorry to the supporters.” “We know that it affects their life and it’s important for them.” “They want to show their pride about their team and they are disappointed.” “We are feeling like them.”

“But it’s a good thing we have a game so soon and we have to win against West Brom.” “It’s desperately disappointing for us all.” “When you play any game you want to win, but when it is against Sunderland you have to win.”

“I don’t want to say that it is more important than anything in life because there are serious things in the world, but we know how disappointing this result is for our supporters.” “If you don’t win at Sunderland, it’s devastating for them, and I am so sorry for them.”

“Sunderland have a good team, but we are Newcastle United. We had to win and we lost.” “We were very disappointing.” “The second goal was a wonderful goal but we must fight more than we did.”

“The first half we did OK, and they scored a lucky goal.” “We weren’t very good after we equalized. It’s not good enough and we must do better than that.”

Beye is right with what he says and he’s put it quite well – it’s only in the North East corner of England that football means so much to the people. As my older brother keeps telling me from Newcastle, where he has lived all his life – it’s their life. The people of Newcastle are passionate about their football, which is what makes Newcastle such a wonderful football club to play for.

Beye had a poor come-back game on Saturday and you can see from our poll that he got just 6 votes out of 456 cast as to who was our best player against Sunderland.

Ameobi is currently just shading it by 6 votes from Coloccini, who also had good games against Man City. You can still vote if you haven’t done so.

We need a win tomorrow night – that will help lift the spirits of Newcastle fans all over the world – that’s all we need right now.

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12 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    the omly way to make up for it is to get us out of the relegation zone and in to mid table

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #2

    or thrash them at st james’

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  • skin d

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #3

    i like habib,but he,s talking out of his a##e what good is a platitude like that in the cold light of day.
    the damage is done,thats the one thing i dont like about footballers their sorry after that fact.
    they were the the one,s that had the power to effect the outcome,it,s just patronising tbh.
    stop talking to the press and do your talking on the pitch ffs.

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  • Stevo

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #4

    aye beyethegreat, a nice 3-0 or 4-0 hammering would be good for the return fixture. That would heal the wounds.

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Is it every year we escape relegation.i suggest players and managers should be punished by 5percent wage cut if they cant meet the club expectations.

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  • steve

    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Beye had a poor game on sat (as did most of the team) never mind saying sorry, just put it right on Tuesday or we’re very deep in it

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  • Whumpie

    Oct 27, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    We should get off Beye’s back a bit – at least he clearly understands the impact of a poor performance in that fixture. I’m confident that we’ll do better tomorrow, as the derby game is a unique situation and no matter how badly we played, it’s no real reflection on how things are generally.

    I actually think JFK had a lot to do with the problems on Saturday. With such winds blowing (for once the garbage wasn’t confined to the stands), playing aerial balls was never going to lead to good footie or goals.

    Scumberland weren’t a lot better than us, but they had the sense to keep it on the deck and the passes short – and that was Keane’s call. Also, Barton and especially Jonas should have been on as soon as we went behind.

    BUT that’s no reason to start calling for heads to roll, and I’ve been disappointed by the predictable vitriol and ‘sack them all’ calls that have come from it. Yes, it’s the 2nd most important match of the year, but it’s still just one match and nobody should be hung based on it.

    3 points tomorrow. Easily.

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  • Lost prophet

    Oct 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #8

    I have listened to players whining appologies for years. They were shit and no amount of paper talk will alter that fact.I expect a monumental effort tomorrow!

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 27, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #9

    “Sunderland have a good team, but we are Newcastle United”

    -a fantastic quote from habib beye. the lad seems genuinly sorry and looks like he understands the derby.

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  • brutooooon

    Oct 28, 2008 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #10

    beye is a wonderful football and person. he knew how hurt it is to lose a derby match unless some players that only play because of the moneysssssssssssss

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  • obamagic

    Oct 28, 2008 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Beye seems to be more reserved going forward…i think he’s lacking some confidence

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  • Sav

    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Not sure its lack of confidence. Bassong and Beye both looked to be under orders to stay south of the halfway line on Saturday, at least until the last few minutes when we were chasing the game.

    I don’t think Joe is a wing-backs devotee.

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