What’s Eating Charles N’Zogbia Now?

We thought Newcastle and Joe Kinnear had patched up the recent outburst by Charles N’Zogbia, about him wanting to leave Newcastle, but yet another dubious quote from the boy has cropped up again today.

The January transfer window must be getting near.


Charles N’Zogbia – what up with him now?

Charles N’Zogbia claims his agent is due to hold talks with the Newcastle United club, regarding his future at St James’ Park.

Charles recently complained about not getting first team football at Newcastle, but he is now in the starting line-up, so we wonder what’s up with him now.

That’s especially true since Joe Kinnear said Charles was embarrassed by some of the things he was quoted as having told L’Equipe only last week.

He said then how frustrated he was by his lack of first team opportunities, and even declared he could move to PSG during the transfer window in January.

The 22-year-old apparently wants some reassurance from the club, that he has a future, but surely Joe Kinnear has already let him know that.

N’Zogbia has told Aujourd’hui Sport:

“Newcastle should tell my agent about how confident the club are in me in the next few days.”

“We can’t say they have trusted me since Kevin Keegan’s departure. This situation needs to change quickly.”

“That’s the right moment: I want to play for France in less than two years.”

This needs to be sorted out quickly by Newcastle,  because we cannot have Charles going around all the time saying he wants to leave the club,  and then saying he was misquoted.

We’d still like to know what Charles thought he told L’Equipe.

This may be a case that Charles thinks he has a better chance of playing for France with another club, maybe a French club, like PSG, which he said he wanted to join a few weeks ago.

We shouldn’t let him move in January, because we are so short of players, and he should be reminded that he has signed a contract only 15 months ago, which still has over three years to run, and if he didn’t want to stay that long, tough, he shouldn’t have signed it.

There seems far too much of Charles’ quotes saying he wants to leave Newcastle United for various reasons, and he needs to stop giving interviews to these French Sports magazines.

Comments welcome.

54 comments so far

  • bobbynufc

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #1

    ed, does he not mean he wants to play ‘for’ France… not ‘in’ France? As in he’s not progressing in his career with nufc?

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Zoggy my star!

  • Christoon

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #3

    mmm dubious, getting a lil silly now, i’d say sell him if he’s not committed but we got enough spaces to fill…also i have officially decided that he’s better than duff. He was run ragged as a LB today but towards the end of the match he started breaking down the wings and thats when we started to look dangerous again, he has to be on the left wing at liverpool if we’re to achieve anything. Bring in the youngsters, what better test than liverpool. Still 12th though so lets not drop our heads yet

  • Tom4Nufc

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #4

    We need him end of, sell Duff if we have to.

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #5

    If you want to f a hole then you have to be g-man, if you`re g-forced guy you can`t play like an adult movie man’

  • Tom4Nufc

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Feeling alright Dennis?

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #7

    who knows does any 1 think the claims for first team football were just excuses then he started getting first team football so he ran out of excuses

  • ru ennis

    Dec 26, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #8

    This is a load of crap, he`s whinging when he`s not playing now he`s whinging when he is playing. FFS

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #9

    i have already decided that when the new homestrip comes out i wont be getting zog on the back again

    i am thinking


    given(though not sure coz you cant have a keeper on the back of your shirt)

  • Crimecall Newcastle

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #10

    these n’zogbia interviews are a load of horseshit made up by the media to make stories, n’zogbia will not leave newcastle

  • Ally

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #11

    he needs to get his head right and make a decision either

    if he wants to part company then so be it but make sure if he does leave it on the best possible terms for The CLUB and not him.

    but if he stays all this whinging to the press has to stop and he needs to get his head down and graft hard

  • nightfall

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #12

    eh f*** it..if he wants to leave…sell him…but in summer…

    btw..team for liverpool:

    geremi taylor colo kadar
    jonas butt? guthrie zog
    owen xisco

    subs: harper, cacapa, edgar, lualua, carroll, duff, viduka…still not sure about geremi as RB (but we don’t have a choice), ‘cos he’s too slow..and torres, kuyt, babel,….aren’t…

  • Ally

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #13

    That’s not a bad way to go nightfall mate! i would like to see Xisco a bit more definitely. but that looks solid.

  • Ally

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #14

    i would take a draw mind.

  • King Joe

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #15

    I hope the only reason Martins did not play today was to ensure that he will be fit for Sunday…

  • nightfall

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #16

    i wouldn’t risk martins…especially ‘cos we have a good striker sitting on the bench (if he’s lucky)…

  • Spyro

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Still can’t believe how bad today went. I can take the defeat, i am well accustomed to losing down at Wigans’ s**thole, but it is just the manner of the defeat and the incidents which occured during the course of the game that is most upsetting.

    Beye is going to be out for a long time i reckon, our star defender has been red carded, which means Taylor will come back into the CB spot until he costs us another game and loses his place again (like a ticking time bomb).
    None of Enrique, Viduka, and Martins are likely to play on Sunday, and Gutierrez looks like he is in desperate need of a rest.

    We really do need 4 or so players in Jan.

  • King Joe

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #18

    I don’t really want Xisco up fron with Owen in this game. The fixture against the league leaders is not the time for trhowing untried and untested players into the mix. By all means, give him 90 against Hull next week, but not against the scousers. But I suppose if Oba is not fit there is really not much of a choice…

  • Spyro

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #19

    I still can’t believe that Idiot Dean watched and awarded a penalty as Heskey held off Bassong’s challenge until he got into the box and then fell to the ground so easily.

  • Spyro

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Owen should not play on Saturday, he is completely ineffective against sides with a good defence and i predict that he will be a passenger for the whole game.

  • Ally

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #21

    mike dean has a lot to answer for

  • Ally

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #22

    his performance was shocking

  • King Joe

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #23

    lol if only we could get Bassong’s red overturned a la Habib Beye…

  • nightfall

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #24

    i mean..playing xisco, would be like playing martins..noone saw him much in EPL, so he’d take the role of “unpredictable striker” 😀

    if JK plays geremi and kadar as our fullbacks, at least he won’t be able to say we lost ‘cos he was playing players out of positions..i mean…zog is totally useless at the back..and duff is inconsistent…so use him as sub only… zog MUST play in midfield… just give our youngsters a shoot…’cos our oldtimers let us down way too often…every 2nd match…at least..

  • oga

    Dec 26, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Lua Lua

    ^^^^Those are the players we should be moving forward.

  • samvil

    Dec 26, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #26

    it may be my anger after the shite performance today but if he wants to leave just sell him. then get Michael Kightly in to work some magic on the right and let Jonas (who really was the only one fighting 100 % against Wigan) play on his favoured left side.

    … and maybe bring in a central midfielder that doesn’t give the ball away 9 out of 10 times.

    … and I really hope Oba Obafem is ready for the Liverpool game. Feels like he’s the only real threat.

  • D.C.

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Zog out.

  • Doocey

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #28

    If he wants to go, let him go.
    We don’t need any bad influences at the club at this time.
    Bring in an immediate replacement should he leave….

  • O'Hurley

    Dec 27, 2008 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #29

    Hmm, I think we need N’Zogbia. I think these stories are blown out of proportion, and may be the result of good ole’ French jealousy. I mean, Zog is a good player and he’s doing well in jolly old England. What could be more galling? Especially when it’s Newcastle that he’s playing for 🙂 🙂

    I hate to start Taylor. Crap. Oh well.

    Jonas—Guthrie–Butt—Zog (MUST play LM)

    Hopefully Oba will be fit. God send that one to us!

    Howay the lads, and hang Mike Dean.

  • micknufc

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #30

    all the best lads
    watched the game until the penelty which is unforgivible in the way i follow the lads.but i couldnt take mutch more of that today!
    ive just about been able to face coming online now,dean wnts hauled over the coals for that…the foul was on the half way line..and again when the linesman flagged…when he went down bassong didnt touch him.
    but lets be honest here..what did we do to warrent a result today? nowt. why do we make wigan look like world beaters?
    a word for cattermole..well done son..your townsfolk will be proud…i thought barton was a thug??

  • King Joe

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #31

    I only hope JFK slaps some sense into this sorry lot before the game…

  • stk

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #32

    i 2nd the public hanging of mr dean of doucheville

  • micknufc

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #33

    howay man
    we were shite before that..butt cant pass to a fellow player,guthrie is doing the job of about 4 men..hence why we fell apart against stoke.oohh am away full of hell cant blame the ref for the way we were playing..but when spiderman gave that freekick away.. i knew..i stood there and watched the same thing happen when i was down wigan in feb 07..why do we always have players that have a knack against us??

  • JoshNufc91

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #34

    any body else think cattermole is just a dirty smoggy c*nt?
    2 players seriously injured, its not just something that happens its due to sh*t tackles which the refs dont clamp down on him for. little tw*t i’d love to deck him.
    sorry about the rant kiddas.

  • Marcus Owen

    Dec 27, 2008 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #35

    Sell him. He is not that good.


    Dec 27, 2008 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #36

    if he wants to leave let us replace him with el crack de los cracks matias fernandez. be prepared to be blown over

  • Gareth Coker

    Dec 27, 2008 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Let’s buy Ryan Taylor!!!

  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Dec 27, 2008 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Charles, if you want to play for France, I’d recommend you do a few of things:

    1. Learn how to pass the ball instead of dribbling around in circles like a French Rainman without the math chops.

    2. Get your head down and work on your defensive capabilities. You’re not Christiano Ronaldo–not even close.

    3. Kill every other mid-fielder in France. You’re just not that good, son. You’ll have to kill a lot of good French midfielders to get a look in at the moment.

    4. Oh, and most importantly, fix your crap attitude and keep working. You’ve got talent. Now put that together with some thought and work and maybe your dream will come true.

  • D.C.

    Dec 27, 2008 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #39

    Zog is the new Jenas. Get rid.

  • Jim

    Dec 27, 2008 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #40

    I think N’Zog.has been messed about by previous managers who have played him as a defender.He was one of the few players who played well under Souness on the left side of midfield.


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