Newcastle Must Build On Solid Display At Chelsea


Habib Beye was delighted with the performance of the Newcastle team on Saturday, but he knows that it’s just one game, and we have to keep our standards up, so we can start climbing the league table by picking up wins.

Habib Beye – we have to keep up the good form

Beye told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek.

“Everybody was magnificent at Chelsea” “Now I hope this gives us the confidence to do the same every week.”

“We have proved we have the ability to be like this more often. Nobody expected us to get anything at Chelsea, but it was a massive game for us and a massive point.”

“No matter what the knockers say, you still believe you can get a result.” “When you look around our dressing room we have some good players.”

“And if you went into the Chelsea dressing room and looked around they have some very good players too, but they are only human.” “We knew if we put some pressure on them we could get something.”

It was certainly a surprisingly strong performance from our rather patch-work defense on Saturday,  but they all played their part and 22 year-old Sebastien Bassong was the class act of the team on Saturday, as he substituted brilliantly for the injured Steven Taylor.

Habib Beye continued:

“Now we have to work hard every day to get this club back on to the right track.” “We can enjoy the moment, but the most important thing for us is to keep on getting more points.”

“This league is very close, and you can see that teams can get points in whatever game they play if they want it badly enough.”

“We proved it, and Fulham and Villa proved you can stop the top teams over the weekend too.”

“It is probably likely to be deferred until after the close of the window, when also people have got some hopes that the financial chaos will have settled down a little,”

Habib is right, in that it’s just one game, and even though it was a terrific performance against Chelsea, it won us just a single point, after we had thrown 2 points away the previous Saturday against a 10 man Wigan outfit.

We somehow have to get a win-streak going, and a good time to start that is next Saturday at Middlesbrough, where we have to go all out on attack for all 3 points.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • nomis_jade

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1

    I really like Habib and he is a huge player for us. I know this sort of thing is said by the players all the time after we get a good result and it very rarely happens but it is so important we get a result (draw or win) against the smogs.
    I dont know why but we always do alright against the big times and shit against the rubbish teams.
    Another thing iv noticed is that it usually takes for us to go a goal down before we start playing properly. It happens all the time and i cant believe no manager can sort it out?
    Neway great poinbt against Chelski.
    Fingers crossed for next week.

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  • irish_al

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Beye for Captaincy

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  • Alex

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #3

    ed why do you call the defence that played patch work ? all of them were playing in there natural positions and Bassong truly stepped up to the plate . He put a performance in that will make it hard for Taylor to regain his place . Enrique showed that he is a defender that , given time will be up to the standard we want and need , it was his best game yet for us . if we can defend like that every game then in the next 4 games there is a lot of points to be won , before we visit Anfield . Maybe just Maybe Saturday was the game to turn our season around . We have drawn games at Old Trafford & Stamford Bridge now , so a FA cup run could be a real possibility we have nothing to fear at those grounds so why at any other .

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  • ObaFan2

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #4

    2 points from the last 9 ! I expected atleast 4 points and we managed 2…. yipee!

    Oh JFK’s done well we got a draw against Chelski so lets all forgive Ashley and co. afterall they can’t be that bad!

    So what have we to look forward to now? Some better players sold so we can bring players in… Ashley pocketing as much as he can on the way to help fund his trips to the casino!

    Possibly the worst situation I’ve seen the Toon in for many a year.

    Middlesbrough v Newcastle
    Newcastle v Stoke
    Portsmouth v Newcastle
    Newcastle v Tottenham
    Wigan v Newcastle
    Newcastle v Liverpool

    18 points available this year and we’ll get 9? if we’re lucky! I’d say 12 is a potential target.

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  • Karltoon

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #5

    “Oh JFK’s done well we got a draw against Chelski so lets all forgive Ashley and co. afterall they can’t be that bad! ”

    Would you suck him off if we’d have won?

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  • ron_kasorga

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #6

    This is a real solid defence …with Beye, Bassong, Collocini and Jose….keep this guys and let Taylor stay in the bench for a long time !!!!! Then we will be winning again …..

    Our midfield…..Duff, Guthrie, Jonas + Geremi……GET BUTT OUT OF THIS CLUB !!!!!!!!!!!!!! he often pass the ball backward instead of moving forward.

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  • Alex

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Just reialised the Liverpool game is at our place thought it was at Anfield still the next few games are there for the taking .

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  • AO

    Nov 24, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Alex- i thought your next few games looked quite tricky. Liverpool and spurs will be nil points. Wigan are hard to beat at there ground and boro could go either way being a local derby. Portsmouth have also started to play better. I reckon 5 points from the next 6 is realistic.

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  • ObaFan2

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Karltoon, hope you understand sarcasm! lol

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  • Who is Derek Llambias?

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10

    AO, not if the last few seasons are anything to go by… your lot will cough up 3pts gladly

    of the 6 games above I’d say 10pts is the probable outcome

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  • Alex

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #11

    AO we will do to the Spuds what we always do to them in the league , Beat them

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  • Karltoon

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Oba.. I do, just being a bit of a wind up merchant this afternoon.. Work is dull.

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  • Karltoon

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #13

    5 points from 6? How we gonna manage that.. bonus point for a good draw? Elaborate fool

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  • AO

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #14

    karltoon- 5 points from 6 games. What part of that dont you understand?

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  • AO

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #15

    who is..- that would mean winning 3 of them which is unlikely going on current form. As for newcastle always beating the spuds. I think the recent cup game at sjp layed that one to rest.

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  • Karltoon

    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #16

    AO – ” I reckon 5 points from the next 6 is realistic.”

    Hardly laid it on a plate did you?

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  • Whumpie

    Nov 24, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Considering we’ve delivered the best defensive display in ages, there are a lot of very pessimistic posts on here!

    The consistency will come, and let’s face it – two losses in seven games (I think that’s right) is pretty good considering where we were before JFK arrived.

    It will do Taylor a lot of good to be sat on the bench and competing for the place in training for a bit. You can’t fault his commitment, but with JFK’s famously direct guidance, I think he could now start to learn some lessons and move towards being a first-class centre back.

    As for going forwards – we’ll put goals past just about anyone. Wasn’t Saturday the first time we’ve failed to score in ages?

    If you ignore the misleading league position, things look ok. It’s going to be an interesting season.

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  • AndrewNUFC

    Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #18

    This guy is a real leader, Habib Habib Beye!

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  • azim

    Nov 24, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #19

    only one good thing did by Big Sam

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  • daydeburt

    Nov 24, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #20

    here are a few reasons why we wont get any deceny players in the transfer window

    a.) We have to sell first, and whos gonna pay good money for our fringe players??

    b.) Joe kinnear couldnt attract the players the fans want.

    c.) who would want to come to a club like us when the owner wants away.

    d.) if we do get a new owner in february, whos to say these new players are what our next manager wants.

    e.) what ambition does the club have if we put up our entire squad on deadline day? and if we dont have ambition then why would any good player who wants to win anything come here.

    f.) Ashley will want some of the money to gamble in the casino, if we sell any players.

    g.) ashley has spent around £2 million (net) since he came to the club, so why spend now??

    GET ASHLEY OUT NOW, HE HAS WRECKED THE CLUB. HE HAS RUN THE CLUB LIKE A CIRCUS IN THE LAST 3 MONTH. HE WAS A DISGRACE IN THE LAST TRANSFER WINDOW ASWELL.
    AS FOR EVERYONE SAYING WISE IS DOING A GOOD JOB, WHERE ARE WE IN THE LEAGUE TABLE????

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  • Auschas

    Nov 24, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #21

    daydeburt stop copying printing your bollocks from others threads. No wants wants to read it once let alone three times

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  • Brutooooon

    Nov 24, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #22

    gentle reminder: we r still in relegation zone

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