Seb Bassong – Ebondo A Very Good Player

With Albin Ebondo probably not now coming to Newcastle in January, Sebastien Bassong has chosen an awkward time to say how good the lad could be at Newcastle United.


Sebastien Bassong – Ebondo would do well in England

Seb told the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“Albin Ebondo is a very good player and I think he would be good for Newcastle United,”

“I’ve played against him a few times and he has impressed me. He has a lot of pace which is one of the things that stands out.”

“I’ve heard he has been talked about as a possible France international. I don’t know that much as I’m not living over there any more.”

“It might take a little bit of adaptation but he has the quality to play in the Premier League and I hope he comes.”

“His game would suit the style of football in England, I think he will make us stronger if Newcastle can get him.”

And Sebastien  talked about the difficult task he will have tonight in keeping check on former Newcastle forward Craig Bellamy, who has just recently signed for City:

“I played against Craig Bellamy a few weeks ago and he is a very difficult opponent,”

“He talks the whole time, he is always talking, but I had been warned about him before that so it wasn’t much of a problem.”

“He tries to wind you up, but he is also a very good player, very dangerous when he has the space to run at you.”

“He is someone we know we have to watch closely on Wednesday night. We’ve had a break because we’re out of the cup and that’s been good.”

“I think we needed the break as we had so many players injured.”

“The preparations for the Manchester City game have been good and we go there confident we can achieve our ambitions.

“It’s a big week for us, with two very important games and the transfer window (coming to a close). These are two games that we can not afford to lose.”

Another defeat is the very last thing we want to see tonight, especially as two teams below us in the league, Sunderland and Tottenham both won last night and have leapfrogged us in the Premier League table.

Currently we are in 16th place before tonight’s games – 5th bottom – not good.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • Brettoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Thanks for that

  • Weezertron

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    if only we had 11 bassongs.

  • murphy

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Come on bassong tear motor mouth apart!!

    ps. try not to closeline him in the box.

  • hitman

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    ED,you just posted another thread saying he might not come,i dont care what bassongs says,if hes not coming who cares

  • sahota

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    You are right, we need atleast draw tonight. Defeat would be disaster for confidence and also position in Table.

  • KuWaiTi MagPie

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    I think he’s coming jk would not say anything unless he’s sure
    this club is getting messed up day by day i cant take it any more

  • batty

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    I think he’s coming jk would not say anything unless he’s sure what sort ov dck are you jk spout tripe all the time

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Ed only reports the news hitman he doesn’t make it.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    He’s not coming it’s another load of b*ll*cks from the cockney tw*ts

  • hitman

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    ano that charlie.

  • Stuart79

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Cheers Seb mate!

    Just what I wanted to hear!

    How good another player who isn’t coming is

  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #12

    I think he must be coming, its not only JK this time, sebs talking about it, as is hughton who never get involved normally. Its probably just his agent saying if you don’t offer enough it can just as easily not happen. Stop the doom and gloom now please, I’m gutted at the way things are going but at least wait till the sunderland game to let your emotion go!

  • Archie Brand

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Ed, I love the way you say we are in 15th place -and that’s not good.
    For most of the season we havent been more than 5 points from the drop zone.
    As things stand at the moment, at the end of the current campaign I’d be happy with 15th place.
    That’s survival, and its good enough for me until we get the ship a little more stable.

    It’s quite funny when you think about it.
    Ashley is not spending money on players. Something to with him losing a virtual 300 million pounds due to the recession.
    In protest we boycott his companies, he loses even more money.
    I havent figured out how that is supposed to make him want to go out and spend more money.

    Pray for the markets to recover. That’s when Ash will Flash the Cash.

  • geordie jock

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #14

    Another load of pure crap, nobodys coming and why would they want to. We have to get rid of Ashley or he will destroy us ( more than he already has ). I fear Ballamy will tear us apart tonight again.

  • Stuart79

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #15

    We could be bottom by Sunday!

  • LP6

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #16

    why dont you all wait and see what happens rather than get het up like little girls over rumours!!

    who had heard jonas or guthrie were coming in before they did???

    admittidly we’re leaving it a bit late to be strengthening and could have done with the players before now!

    But lets just wait and see, and then you can all moan next monday if nothing has been done.

    until then we have 2 massive games, so stop the negative sh*te, get behind the team and hope we can get two good results and strenghten come the window shutting!

  • Archie Brand

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Reference Bellamy – I’m kinda hoping that now he’s got his multi-million dollar move he’ll do what he’s done with every other club and just sit back and take the money.
    No objection to Seb clotheslining him just out side the box. As long as he clears the hoardings and lands in the 3rd row when he comes down
    If Barton’ playing then you just know he’s going to get booked for something. Might as well be for taking Bellamy out.

  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #18

    you can just imagine bellamy mouthing off, little ****, come on bass stop the little **** tonight,but if the team dont peform will will get beat, we wont get away with it

  • Will

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #19

    Amen LP6

  • KuWaiTi MagPie

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    batty f… offfff

  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #21
  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #22

    10.11 Our spanish journalist has just emailed in an interesting story with regards Real Madrid’s interest in Wigan winger Luis Valencia. Reports emanating from Spain have suggested Madrid are willing to offload Javier Saviola in order to land the JJB favourite. Portsmouth are desperate to tie up a deal for Argentine Saviola but could now – reportedly – be pipped at the post by Wigan.

  • C

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #23

    Hope is the last to die.

  • geordie jock

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Archie Brand Bellemy didn’t sit back and take the money at the toon, he was one player you couldn’t say did not give 100% and we would not be in the position we are now if we had a few more like him.

  • Weezertron

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #25

    According to Le 10 Sport, Toulouse are keen to let full-back Albin Ebondo join Newcastle. It is expected a fee in the region of €2.5million would secure his services.

  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #26
  • RyanToon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #27


  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 28, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #28



You must log in to post a comment.