Seb Bassong Can Become a Regular At Newcastle

Seb Bassong talked to the press yesterday, and of course he was disappointed that Newcastle couldn’t take all 3 points against Wigan, at St. James’ Park, on Saturday.

Seb Bassong – had decent game on Saturday

The former Metz man and French Under-21 international said:

“We are very, very disappointed because we knew that we needed to win the game and that it was possible for us. To get a draw is disappointing and it feels like a loss.” “I was happy to play in my natural position.”

“But it wasn’t the most important thing for me on the day. The important thing is to win.” “I’d rather have played badly and won – that would have been happier.”

“We did better in the second half but we haven’t won, so it doesn’t matter.”

Newcastle were worse than hopeless in the first half, and for such an important game we couldn’t understand why there wasn’t more urgency from the players. Of course conceding a goal after 3 minutes doesn’t help.

Bassong continued:

“In the first half we didn’t play our football like we can.” “In the second half Michael Owen came on scored and so did Oba Martins. We knew we had to score but that we had the players to do that.”

“We knew we could get one or two goals.” “But we are disappointed to concede late on.”  “We are near the bottom which isn’t a good position.”

“But we have to work all of the time if we want to get out of it.”

Bassong had a decent game on Saturday in central defense, his preferred position, and he got applause from the Newcastle crowd on several occasions, when he cleared from defense well.

Of course he still has some way to go before he’s the finished article, but every time we see this lad, he looks like he can be a good player for the club in the future, and we think he’s another excellent young signing.

He did well, and it was hardly Seb’s fault we didn’t win, and we hope to see him get a few more games this season in the first team.  He needs to continue his football education at a club he seems to love being a part of, even in these rough times, and that can’t be bad.

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152 comments so far

  • Jack

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #1

    I love him.


    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Am I first ? probably not.
    Yeah the lad has the ability,size, pace, technical ability to become a decent player.
    Just needs coaching and Experience.
    He is versitile enough to fill both the CD and wing back roles which is also a plus

  • Robby Bobson

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Cant fault him in any way as a defender. Just gets the job done and he is strong and got abit of pace about him. Great catch.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #4

    I like the lad!..
    …Thought from day one that he could be a regular cb…He always seems very composed & cool…He’s quick off the mark & deft in the tackle…He also has shown patience & worked his way into the team well by bein’ reliable…& when asked: he always says the right thing!..
    …Total bargain!..
    …Just keep playin’ him at cb!..

  • Spyro

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #5

    He should be our no.2 standing next to Colo week in and week out

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #6

    He should be first choice with Colo.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #7

    One of the Toons most consistant performers this season, so far!..

  • NotAGhostToon

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #8

    I wonder how bassong and taylor would get on together? Don’t get me wrong i like collocini but it’d be interesting to see, maybe in a car….FA cup game. I’d have bassong ahead of taylor though, shame our defence is always under pressure so never has time to gel.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Don’t even joke about stuff like that!..

  • Kash

    Nov 17, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Quickest CB we’ve had!!!!

  • Born Again Geordie

    Nov 17, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Bassong and Collo – has to be for me !

  • AndrewNUFC

    Nov 17, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Bassong and Colo looked great together. Bassong is class 🙂

  • African-kenyan-ronniezog

    Nov 17, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #13

    He is ma favourite in the squad and the best signing in many yrs am gonna buy a number 12 jersey

  • African-kenyan-ronniezog

    Nov 17, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #14

    I completely agree with BORN AGAIN GEORDIE

  • garyfret

    Nov 17, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #15

    bassong was defenetly a good buy and im sure if he had the ammount of time as our other defenders have had in the team he would be looking alot better

  • Partizan vs Newcastle

    Nov 17, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Rock solid defensive line up


  • Partizan vs Newcastle

    Nov 17, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Only 4-5-1 can save us against Chelsea

  • DanToon

    Nov 17, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18


    Baye Bassong Coloccini Enrique

    …..Jonas Guthrie N’Zogbia


    ……..Ameobi Martins

  • MDS

    Nov 17, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Bassong-Coloccini. Everyone can see it except Kinnear.

    Say goodbye to Cacapa in January and sign a steady LB to alternate with Enrique- our defense would be set for years to come

  • Timberhead

    Nov 17, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Yep I liked him after the donny pre-season and got the purple shirt with

    How the fu*ck is

    Wish he’d kept the no. 46 as his shirt number.

  • ed_speed

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Seb should be a regular; regular left back ( in the changing rooms)

    har har har (laughing nioses) . My humour is intence, socialble, and witty.


  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #22

    451 v the chavs is suicide!..
    …Attack them or die…But at least die attackin’ ‘cos tryin’ to defend for 90 mins v their 433 is SU-I-CIDE!..

  • Peter Gallagher

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Should have a better picture then that Ed, looks… weird..

  • Doctapaul

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Bassong is not only our fastest central defender, he’s ahead of Taylor already in my book. So taylor or out of form Coloccini have a fight on their hands.

  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #25

    I think you are a pseudo Ed-Speed, the real one is more witty and literate. Get back into your hole.

    Bassong is one of the bright lights in the current squad, so is the new look Enrique. Shame about Joey he was starting to look good. Why do we have to have the down side to our team. 🙁

  • ed_speed

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Bill F (you aint original, by the way). Beat one.

    I am witty. give me a punch line, and i will make it funny.


    p.s here’s a link that makes me chuckle. ( a mackem joke)

  • I Made 1000

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #27

    haha it was great at doncaster wen he made his debut…. hey…… fourty six ooooo aaaaaa… a want too knoww……hu the fk u are lmao… now a defo know hu he is lol

  • Jew Dillegence

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Buy Newcastle? You must be JoeKin!

  • nick c0tt0n

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #29

    fwooaaarr! I am gay

  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #30

    I see Steve Bruce is unhappy about his player being sent off after making a good tackle and who can blame him. I’d be gutted as well if the same thing happened to us. Oh, hang on a minute it did!!!

  • ed speed

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Bill the F.

    This is the real ed speed

    Me and nicky are an item




    ‘mon the lads

  • nick c0tt0n

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #32

    pwoarrr! He said “tackle”

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #33

    i blame Duff for that goal

    it came strate at him, if it had hit any other part of the body (except arms) it would of bounced off and Given would of caught it or punched it away!

    of course it was bad defending on the corner but Duff could of cleared it

    and Barton is a massive blow

    Guthrie and But for the next 8 weeks but Chelseas injurys may help out!

  • nick c0tt0n

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #34

    pwoaar! He said “massive blow”

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #35


    very attacking and very defensive at the same time!

  • ed speed

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Now he said “butt”

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #37

    & illegal…Turkish, you’re not allowed 12 players on the field!..

  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #38

    I dont know why i put butt in there!

  • Danish_Magpie

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #39

    #34 not sure that I think it’s very defensive, but it might be our strongest line-up given current squad and injuries..

    If Taylor is fit, I would put him at CB and move Bassong to LB and N’Zog instead of Duff. Not many will agree with me but I actually think Taylor has been alright this season.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 17, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Anyone else wonderin’ how Colo would work as a DM?..


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