Charles N’zogbia took another dig at Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear yesterday, and it’s good we are rid of this little French trouble-maker.
Joe Kinnear – not the first manager bemused by Frenchman
We don’t like players who talk about bad things once they leave the club – Shay Given excepted – which was a special case.
And we don’t think Wigan fans or even Steve Bruce will be happy with the way Charles, who is a star in his made up up world, has criticized Kinnear.
We always think that once he leaves Wigan, he ‘ll have some parting shot at somebody from Wigan, at that time. It doesn’t show strong character, that’s for sure.
Just look at the way Noland and Ryan Taylor handled their moves, not one bad word to say at all about Bolton or Wigan.
This just doesn’t reflect well on the character or maturity of N’Zogbia.
“Newcastle needs someone who can control the club properly… on the management. Steve Bruce controls everything at Wigan and that is what you need.”
“If you go into a club and you don’t know who is in charge it’s not good. You need someone who is in charge.”
“I played at Everton, I started and lasted the whole game. It was an international break afterwards and I was away for a week.”
“When I came back I was on the bench and I did not play for two or three months. I thought: ‘What’s going on?’ But he did not explain. He talks to some players but not everyone.”
“There was no conversation with the manager. When you are young you need someone to talk to, tell you what to do, what’s good and what’s not. When you have no relationship, you move on.”
The best thing for me was to go.”
He’s been trying to get out of Newcastle for a while and said at one time he wanted to move to London to be near his family. But his family are not in London, but that ploy had worked for Kieran Dyer, when he moved about 18 months ago to be nearer his girlfriend in Ipswich.
Apparently Charles was told by a friend that Joe had called him Charles Insomnia on TV, which of course is a nickname that will probably stick with him for the rest of his career – good.
“I was at home and a friend rang to say: ‘Have you seen what the manager has said on TV?”
“I watched it and I took it as some kind of insult. I wasn’t playing, we were not even talking. I just felt that he did not respect me. What’s the point in playing for him?”
“It’s not about forgiving, I can forgive, it’s not a problem. If he did that on purpose to make me unhappy I don’t know why.”
How can anyone mispronounce the great one’s name – that’s almost a hanging offense.
However, Irishman Kinnear was not letting the baby get away with even more stupid comments and Joe was apparently fuming at N’Zogbia’s yesterday when he said:
“There was only one thing to do – send him to Wigan!” “It’s laughable really. He lived in a fantasy world and I told him that.”
“There was not a day when he didn’t add some Mickey Mouse story about a club that wanted him.”
“First of all, he came in and told me Arsenal wanted to buy him, then the next week it was Villa.”
“Then the next week it was Man U, then the next week it was Real Madrid, then the next week it was Lyon.”
“I checked out if any of these club’s wanted him and discovered they didn’t. I told him: ‘You are wasting my time and I don’t know why you are inventing all these stories’.
“So I said get your agent in and if you have something to say and it is cast iron, then I will definitely let you go.”
“He needs bringing down to earth. He lives in a fantasy world. There is no denying he is a good player.”
“But you cannot be serious going in to see a manager once a week saying what he says. You have got to question whether his heart is in the club.”
As we’ve said before we want men at this club, not little babies who continually complain, like N’Zogbia did at Newcastle.
And there are biiger things for Newcastle fans want to concentrate on – like winning tomorrow at West Brom.
Newcastle is well right of him – over to you Steve Bruce.
The good news is that he should be able to understand your Geordie dialect, since he’s been on Tyneside for over four years.
We’ll give him a at most a year, before he’s in your office saying Alex Ferguson wants to sign him, and is fighting with Arsene Wenger for his services. 😀