Frenchman Remains Keen Newcastle Fan

Newcastle United signed Antoine Sibierski on August 31, 2006 on a one-year contract, just over two hours before the close of the transfer window.

Antoine Sibierski – Newcastle United fan

We were short of players in the summer of 2006, especially defenders, and Glenn Roeder was the manager, and most fans thought Antoine was a panic signing of a player, who couldn’t get in the Man City side.

But the Frenchman went onto become a real fan favorite on Tyneside, as he kept scoring important goals for the club, especially in the UEFA Cup, and most fans were sorry to see him leave for Wigan, one year later, after Sam Allardyce had become the manager.

But Antoine loved the atmosphere at St. James’ Park and had not a little bit of skill, and certainly loved playing for the club.

He has joined his former manager Glenn Roeder at Norwich on loan, so he will not be playing today at Newcastle, but he seems to be enjoying his time in East Anglia, and is playing every game for them.

Sibiiserski talked about the Tyneside club he now supports:

“I wanted to know when Wigan played at St James’ Park, and when I found out I would miss the game, I was very disappointed. If there was one game I didn’t want to miss, it was this one. I had a great year up there, maybe the best in my career.”

“I just tried to be honest, and to be a man. If Newcastle fans see you are not lazy and trying your best, they will support you.”  “It’s sad to see where they are now, because I’m still a big Newcastle fan.”

“Every weekend I hope they win, and I look for their result. If they lose, I’m disappointed. When I retire, I’m going to go with my son to see Newcastle play, as they’re the team I support.”

“They have got some very good players, and they play very well collectively. They are not on a good run, but they are capable of going to St James’ Park and playing very well.”

“I’m playing every game and enjoying it, and that wasn’t the case at Wigan. When Glenn Roeder called and asked if I wanted to come to Norwich, I said ‘why not?’. I’m playing for a good club in the Championship in front of 25,000 people.”

Antoine played well for Newcastle in the year he was here, and has always said good things about our club.

It’s great when a former player is full of praise for the club and the fans, especially when we are going through a hard time on many fronts right now.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • craig chisholm

    Nov 15, 2008 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    siba……… bloke. i am giving us to run out 2-1 winners today, going behind to an early goal in the first half – as normal.

  • Dave Emmerson

    Nov 15, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Great Guy, always give 110% for the team, shame he left

  • mervyn the martian

    Nov 15, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3

    initially i thought who the hell is he when we signed him but by midseason he had turned my head. still a bit injury prone and a bit of a soft shite sometimes but still a good squad player.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 15, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #4

    all i wanted was for us to give him that extra year on his contract like. He seemed to love playing for us, and after a shakey start on how i felt about him my mind was quickly changed when he started scoring some vital goals. particularly in europe.

  • Joseph

    Nov 15, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #5

    top guy sib was sorry to see him leave

  • Keith

    Nov 15, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    What a Legend in my eyes!

  • Ganiyu

    Nov 15, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Hope we trash wigan

  • Roby

    Nov 15, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Sibierski is a legend…bring him back !!!

  • xfer

    Nov 15, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Great guy, love his hardwork. Glad to know he supports Newcastle. He would have been started out games ahead of Ameobi.

  • Tooner

    Nov 15, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Top bloke, Sibierski. I was sad to see him go, as he was always ready and willing to play for the club. The goals in Europe were nice too!

    Best of luck to you 50p!

  • Michael

    Nov 15, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #11

    We Should of gave another year at the club him nd martins played class together. at least he could run unlike viduka, the fat shit is back in training r we bothered!


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