Beye – Chelsea Is Chance To Get Points

Newcastle right-back Habib Beye seems determined to take something from our game against Chelsea, in London tomorrow.

Habib Beye – enjoying training yesterday in sunny Newcastle

Defeat could see us slip back into the bottom three, and it’s taking us some time to get away from the relegation zone, even though almost 10 teams are all linked closely together.

Habib said today:

“We cannot go into games thinking that anything is a bonus,” “We must look at every game as a chance to get points, Chelsea is no different.”

“Yes, they are a very good team and it will be difficult, but we should’ve won there last year.” “We have good enough players to get something against any team we play.”

“And because of the way the league is with teams so close, we know that even a point can take you up a couple of places.”

“We’ve shown what we can do against Aston Villa and West Brom, we must try to do that all of the time and not just in patches.”

Habib is right, but we don’t have our full squad available either, and it will be a huge test for young 22 year-old center-back Sebastien Bassong, who will be up against in-form Nicolas Anelka, his fellow Frenchman.

The longer the lads can stay in the game tomorrow, the better it will be for us, but our defense has to be at their very best, if we are to get anything at all from this game tomorrow.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 21, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1
  • clinta

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Bit early for Shearer statues i personally think, let weight till he comes good in management first huh?

    definately deserves a statue or other permanent record for his services to the club, but i also feel it’s better in later life to honour these players, not just a few years after running about.

    but thats just my humble opinion isn’t it!

    nice to see a bit of optimism from beye, but i can’t help thinking he’s being a little over optimistic on this one.

    lest face it if you can’t get a point at fulham, and can only get one at home to wigan it’s not looking great for the bridge.

  • Ausgeordie

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    If only we had ten more just like him.


    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    why do our players week after week talk up this talk up that,get points here get points there,we,ve got a good chance etc.
    i,m sick of the constant talking to the media by players,then no action during a match.
    every time our players talk to the media we are made to look like mugs,why do we always make a rod for our backs.
    please will the staff of newcastle united keep your f***ing mouths shut.

  • Alex

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    On a positive note for us chelsea are missing Drogba and Essien and they have fitness doubts about Lampard , Ashley Cole and a couple of others 🙂

  • Sav

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #6

    I’d like to see a new, strong side with good long-term board as Al’s monument, but, yeah, fatAsh is a cheapskate.
    As for Habib, I reckon he’s been sniffing the linament on Joey Barton’s leg if he thinks we’ll get points from Chelsea.


    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #7

    sav,it could happen if chelski have an off day,it,s just the constant s*** talking to the media.
    beye says we can get the points,then we get 6 put past us cue mondays chronicle we let the fans down,stop talking and start playing.
    if we do get beat from moscow,s own we can do it without reproach.

  • Monster

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Beye’s mint. It’s a good attitude to have – tbh if all of the players carried that kind of attitude onto the pitch week in week out we wouldn’t be where we are in the league.

  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #9

    I hate to be the devils advocate here, but what did we win when we had Shearer in the team. He was a great goalscorer in an underperforming team but we have had a lot of those in the past. I can’t remember if we have a Milburn statue but if we havn’t then he is much more worthy for my money. Or how about Jimmy Scoular, what a character he was.


    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #10

    monster,we make ourselves look stupid though through our statements,lets say nothing and see what happens.

  • Whumpie

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11

    It came so close last year, so why not tomorrow? All we need is a linesman without cataracts this time and we’re in with a chance.

    (Oh, and if we put a sniper in the away stand and tell him to take out Anelka, that’ll help too.)

    I just hope JFK has the stones to go with 3 strikers from the off. That way, we could easily end up spanked, but at least there will be constant possibility of putting some past them too. Best to go in with that than lose 1-0.

    Cmaaaaaan!! Go for 3 points, why not??

  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Whumpie, spot on mate. What really p*sses me off, is that with a bit of gumption by “The Management” we could possibly have had Anelka playing for us. He probably would have signed for any of the B list teams before Chelski whisked him off in a fairy tale (for him) signing.

  • Ageordiedoonsooth

    Nov 21, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Of course there’s a statur of Wor Jackie it used to stand in Northumberland street until some lout nicked the ball from it it now stands in SJP.

  • Karltoon

    Nov 21, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Bill – We have 2 Milburn statue’s and a stand in honour of him.. And Shearer has as we all know, smashed his goal scoring record.. Im in favour of it.. Bit stupid at the minute like.. Wait til he’s a bit older..

  • Whumpie

    Nov 21, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #15

    That Milburn statue was there when I lived in Toon. I remember walking past it from the front when two local kids came from the other direction, looked at the ample arse on the statue (which seems to be based on a photo taken when the wind was coming from behind him) and said, in the broadest accent possible:

    “It’s wor Jackie – with his enoooooorrrrmous cleft!”


  • Bill F (Original)

    Nov 21, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Yeah I was certain there was, but I have lived away from the Toon for so long I wasn’t sure if my doddery old memory was correct.


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