Habib Beye – I Want To Stay At Newcastle


31-year-old defender Habib Beye is out of contract in June of next year, but the Senegal star seems keen to extend his stay, and potentially finish his career on Tyneside, and that will come as some good news for Newcastle fans.

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Habib Beye – wants to stay at Newcastle United

Beye was asked about whether he will sign a new contract at Newcastle, and he told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ll see.” “We will talk with the club.” “I have one year left and I’m not the type of player who enjoys being at the end of his contract.”

“We will talk to the club at the end of the season.” “I’ve given my best for the club and I am happy to be here.” “I want to play for Newcastle.”

“I’ve had a bad time in the last two months but lots of fans have said they want me back.”

“It’s been good for me being in Newcastle and I have a good relationship with the fans and I give my best for the fans and the club.

“I want to stay here and continue doing my best.” “For me there are plenty of things to look forward to next season and, with a settled team, without the turmoil, we can do well.”

“So I hope that we can talk with the club and find a solution.”

Beye has endured a season of frustration after picking up both Achilles and ankle injuries this season.

But Habib still thinks that if Newcastle were able to field their strongest side more often this season, the team would have been much higher placed in the Premier League table.

The former Marseilles star and captain continued:

“I think Newcastle have been very unlucky this season.” “Look at the injuries.” “We’ve had Oba, Alan Smith, myself, Michael Owen, Mark Viduka and lots of others out. It’s a long list.”

“When you have these type of players you need them to play.” “They are first choice, and when there are five or six of them missing it’s hard.” “We have missed their experience.”

“It’s unlucky for the club.” “If you wrote the team down on paper, it’s a good team.” “The manager has never had the chance to put his best team out.”

“Owen, Viduka and Martins have not played together yet.” “When you have this type of strike force you will do well.”

“There is nothing you can do.” “You can only pray!”

Newcastle fans have done enough praying since Bobby Robson left the club in 2004, but so far it hasn’t brought too much improvement – but maybe next season.

Habib Beye is exactly the type of player the club should be talking to about extending their contracts at the club.  He was Newcastle’s player of the year last season, and while he’s had a tough time with injuries this season, you can hardly fault his attitude or leadership skills.

Habib can help us get up that league next season – right now we are just hoping that’s still the Premier League.  😀

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54 comments so far

  • Tjodalf

    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    1st by the beye..

    He is our biggest miss of the season along with Barton and Owen.

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  • lesh

    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Did anybody say he’s going?

    Hope not as we need to build on the strengths of guys like him – he’ll teach the kids a lot.

    He’s one of the last we need to leave us.

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  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Our team next season next to be built around

    Bebe
    Bassong
    Jonas
    Nolan and Barton
    Martins

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  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #4

    sorry .. of course i meant Beye 😛 but you get the jist

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #5

    plz dont go beye

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 25, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #6

    A top player who loves playing for the lads….

    The fact he wants to stay says a ton…..

    Dan4Toon….

    Exactly fella…..

    We have the basis of a very very good side….

    imo you could add Harper and Colo to that…

    Some people have been doubting Colo recently however, he is still settling into the English game and I am we will see the best of him next season….
    Its a touch unfair to compare him to Bassong….he has just been a revelation and will become a top top defender

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 25, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    anyone notice how bloody negative newcastle-mad are at the minute…..fools

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 25, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #8

    ive got a feeling that beye and martins will commit there long term futures to us in the next month 😉

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  • workyticket

    Feb 25, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #9

    LoonyToon @ graft // Feb 25, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    “anyone notice how bloody negative newcastle-mad are at the minute…..fools”

    LoonyToon, newcastle-mad aren’t a real Newcastle site like say, nufc.com or this ‘blog. They’re tabloid style muckspreaders from Bolton who run sites on every team, and they couldn’t care less about any one of them. Nobody really takes much notice of them.

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  • TORONTOON

    Feb 25, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #10

    best right back we’ve had in years…captain material for sure.

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #11

    ah..thanks for clearing that up Worky lad….I havnt given then a “hit”…just noticed there daft headlines on newsnow…

    Totontoon..

    Agree….we have a few who could be captain material and Habib is defo one of them

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #12

    RAFA BENITEZ WILL BE GONE BY THE END OF THE WEEK

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #13

    ryan

    how do u know

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  • DJG

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Really good article about the current condition of the club.

    http://www.newcastle-online.org/2009/02/25/ashleys-kitchen-nightmares/

    I agree with what he has to say and that we should use this time to appoint a top class continental coach if we are to stick with Wise.
    I personally think we sould get rid of Hughten and Calderwood in the summer along with Kinnear (in a respectful way but he is only contracted till the summer) Owen and Viduka ect.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #15

    mate just text me and told me beye, rumour is rife in spain

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #16

    DJG….

    Yes…canny little piece that….echoes the majority of supporters view…not the minority…

    positive..like it

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  • chuck

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Everyone seems to believes Bassong is the best player to arrive at the club recently and with some justification.
    However Beye has proven to be without doubt to be the best defender on the side.
    A true professional, too bad we did`nt get him years ago.
    It seems he could with his fitness level play for a few more seasons, so give the man a contract.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #18

    I can not tell you how bloody happy I will be when we get rid of these crocks at our club. Owen, Viduka, etc etc, they give nothing.

    Sign some players who can actually last atleast half a season!

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #19

    check beyes right thigh muscle ffs

    not being gay tho lol

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #20

    i thoght this was 1 of the funniest things i have ever seen

    lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MrWS0bZqsY&feature=rec-HM-r2

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  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 25, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Just for those slagging off the perennially injured Owen, Viduka, Barton, etc.

    Funny how Shearer never got labelled a crock when he was constantly injured.

    Without their performances last season and earlier this season (bar Viduka this season I admit) we would have gone down. Owen especially will be key to us staying up this season.

    For me it will be a sad day when one of England’s best strikers leaves us.

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  • workyticket

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #22

    cashleyout // Feb 25, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    check out”check beyes right thigh muscle ffs

    not being gay tho lol”

    Cashleyout, if you think Beye’s thighs are big, check out Roberto Carlos’s, they’re scary!

    http://www.elpais.com/recorte/20070407elpepudep_8/LCO340/Ies/Roberto_Carlos.jpg

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  • Whumpie

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #23

    He’s a huge miss for us, and the back four has only just started to look anything like as strong without him. Hats off to Steven Taylor for upping his game to plug the gap, though – but Beye owns that spot. He is just superb.

    I disagree with Habib on one point, though: what you can do about injuries. Praying? May as well piss your pants and play with the steam, mate. You need to do two things:

    1. Bring back the conditioning regime and staff that Allerdyce put in.

    2. Have someone hobble that git Cattermole.

    Sunday, Monday Habib Beye! (etc.)

    Great fella.

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  • It Could Be Worse...We Could Be Spurs -DC-

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Happy days when Habib Beye gets back 😉

    But for me we miss Barton more than anyone, the only player other than Guthrie to play the ‘right’ way. I like Guthrie but Barton has WAY more ability.

    Oh and Ryan Taylor is shockingly poor and it’s a sad sign of the times that he gets in purely for his set piece ability, not that I’m not thrilled to Geremi no longer sending them into the stands.

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  • club insider

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #25

    I think slowly we are assebling a decent back 4 – it is just keeping all the buggers fit at the same time that is the problem 🙂

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  • club insider

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #26

    *assembling

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  • Fresh

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #27

    all we need is stability but how do we obtain it with someone like Joe who is not fit (in the physical sense) enough to be manager of anyone. I think we need to be looking for a long term successor – someone young and up and coming – being honest i would not mind jaunde ramos – i think camolie made him look rubbish cause if you look at what he’s done for madrid since he went there its brilliant. (granted he has better players at his disposal there). What do the rest of you think?

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  • workyticket

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Fresh // Feb 25, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    “all we need is stability but how do we obtain it with someone like Joe who is not fit (in the physical sense) enough to be manager of anyone. I think we need to be looking for a long term successor – someone young and up and coming – being honest i would not mind jaunde ramos – i think camolie made him look rubbish cause if you look at what he’s done for madrid since he went there its brilliant. (granted he has better players at his disposal there). What do the rest of you think?”

    I think that we should support our manager while he gets his fitness back, not attempt to undermine him at every opportunity like fickle ingrates.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Best team when fit in my opinion

    ______________Harper______________

    Beye_____Coloccini___Bassong____Enrique

    R.Taylor___Barton____Nolan_______Jonas

    _________Viduka____Martins__________

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  • JJJ

    Feb 25, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Pons Aelius

    Shearer had one spell of bad injurys when he was out for 9months, other than that he played regularly, AND Shearer was 50x the player Owen is…
    Owen is terribly overated!!!!
    Cant wait till he leaves the club.

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  • Fresh

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #31

    workyticket

    what good is a manager that spends the most important part of a season in a hospital bed?

    now thats the plight joe is in and the club cant be allowed to suffer because of it… now i wish joe all the best in his recovery and support him throughout his tenture as newcastle manager but can he really go on beyond this season – more to the point is it right for him and for the club to have someone with such poor health managing a club which is not an easy club to manage even at the best of times.

    its not about being fickle its about being realistic.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #32

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/7910919.stm

    apparently we will spend 5-10 mil in the summer if we stay up

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  • JJJ

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #33

    That is over and above the money we have to spend from NZogbia and Given making it around 15-20Mil which is reasonable…
    And the sales of Owen (wages), Viduka, Geremi, etc could add more… Personally I think the fully fit squad only really need 3-4 top quality additions to be challenging for Europe so 20Mil would get us close….
    Problem is Joe Kinnear isnt the right manager to get s there IMO

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  • Rodzilla

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #34

    From Llambias on BBC Radio Newcastle…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/7910919.stm

    “Mike [Ashley] is a very wealthy man but can he afford £30m a year? No. But he’ll be happy with £5m-10m.”

    ….EH?!?!

    I’m well confused now. £5-10m per year on players?!? I didn’t hear that bit in his Journal/Chronicle interview. Can someone shed light on this as it’s foxed the fk out of me.

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  • Rodzilla

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #35

    ……ah Beye, see you spotted that too!

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  • Tom1664

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #36

    JJJ – also, with the recruitment team that brought us Bassong and Jonas for £5 million, 20 mill means a LOT of good talent. We might actually be able to handle injuries sooner or later 😀

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  • Dan4Toon

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #37

    you should do a poll Ed as to whether people want kinnear next year as manager personally i do want to keep him because i can guarantee that in 6 months into the season, we will be 13th or something and the ‘new’ manager will be under loads of pressure and everything starts again, am sorry but the people that come on hear and go Kinnear isn’t the right man to take us forward but then when the next does bad they will be slagging him off and asking for another manager !

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  • Rodzilla

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #38

    I hope you’re right JJJ

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  • batty

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Pons Aelius yeah shearer was injured that much he only scored 200 plus goals in ten seasons for us didnt he

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 25, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #40

    dan4toon

    cant agree more personally i would prefer martinez over kinnear and a lot of other people would say the same but can you imagine this if martinez gets of to a bad start every will be saying get him out he isnt proven at the top level even if we ggot van gaal people would be saying he isnt the right man

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