Bassong – We Are Going To Bolton To Win


Newcastle are currently 5 points above Blackburn, who are in 3rd bottom position in the Premier League, and a win against fellow relegation strugglers Bolton Wanderers at The Reebok on Sunday, would go a long way to securing the Magpies safety this season.

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Sebastien Bassong – probably Newcastle’s best player this season

And possibly Newcastle’s best player this season and an unlikely one he is at that, is our summer signing sensation Sebastien Bassong.

This boy has been a revelation this season, and while we know Dennis Wise is hardly popular on Tyneside, it was his signing, and it’s been a great one for Newcastle United.

Newcastle will rightly sit down with Bassong to talk about an improved deal as a reward for his outstanding efforts in the heart of the Newcastle defence this season.

The 22 year-old Frenchman is forming an excellent partnership with the improving Argentine International defender, Fabricio Coloccini, who has started all 30 games this season.

Bassong, who was, not for the first time, our man of the match against Everton last Sunday with 54% of the vote,  gave another dominating performance of guts and glory on Sunday, to keep a clean sheet for the fighting Magpies, who were of course down to 10 men in the second half.

Sebastien talked to the local Evening Chronicle today:

“I heard that the lack of talking was a problem before I came.” “We need some leaders. Habib Beye is one of the biggest leaders in the team and he is out.”

“Michael Owen is coming back too so the more we have the better we will be. I try to be a leader.”  “It is important to talk and the manager asks me to do it. Even if they do not want me to talk and I was not obliged to talk, I would still talk.”

“I talk too much really, but if it helps the team then surely it is a good thing.”  “We have 12 games left. It is not a lot of time but it is a lot of points to play for.”

“We have three of the big four at home and there are some tough away games at Bolton and Hull thrown in.”  “Every game, though, is a pleasure to me. It is going to be all right. There are no relegation thoughts in my head.”

“Yes, we have to be careful about every game, but I am confident. I trust everybody who is in the team now.”  “We can do a good job between now and the end of the season.”

“It will be a tough game at Bolton, but we are confident. We are going there to win.”

Newcastle still  haven’t made enough signings in the last two transfer windows, but the quality of the signings has been good, and usually good bargains as well.

Seb is by far the best bargain we’ve made for ages, and a couple more signings like Bassong this summer, and we are in danger of having a really good team again.  😀

We love the lad, and he seems to already have the fighting spirit that Newcastle fans love to see in their players.

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40 comments so far

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    ‘Sebastien Bassong – probably Newcastle’s best player this season’

    Understatement there Ed. Definitely and without question our best player this season.

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #2

    great signing, great player.

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  • Soren

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Honestly isn’t Bassong the find of the season in the whole premier league? I mean, look at this kid! Bought for next to nothing, and he is completely unfazed by playing against any team in the premier league, and he has adapted so quickly to the pace and has enough physical presense to go against top strikers. Anyway, yes he has been our best player this season, and I can’t wait to have Beye back, becuase those two are our most important defenders.

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  • TORONTOON

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #4

    this kid is so good…wouldn’t be surprise if he’s in the french bench comes 2010

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #5

    toron

    i am surprised he isnt in now

    finds of the season

    sebastian bassong
    jonas gutierrez
    fellaini
    michael turner

    i am sure there is plenty more but who?

    bassong is the best cb i have EVER seen at newcastle

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Off topic here but when is Owen back?

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  • TORONTOON

    Feb 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #7

    beyethegreat // Feb 27, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    “bassong is the best cb i have EVER seen at newcastle…

    same here. it’s what we’ve been lacking; every top 4 team in every league must have a worldclass cb pairing; terry/carvalho, vidic/ferdinand, maldini/nesta, i can go on…

    we’re on the right track. it’s just gona take a bit longer than i like

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  • nufc_houlty

    Feb 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #8

    shouldnt we aim to win everygame?

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  • Soren

    Feb 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #9

    ronaldeano – nufc.com reads that Owen has the Hull game as return date.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #10

    torontoon
    yeah it will take a while though so did vidic and rio so i am confident we eventually will have a good defence especially when kadar is back and has a little more experience

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  • DJM TOON

    Feb 27, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Tha man is steel

    he’s so good he can finish connect 4… in 3 moves

    he’s so good they want to replace the great wall of china, with sebestien bassong

    he’s so good that scientists have stopped looking for the god particle, and instead bought season tickets for SJP

    he’s so good, he doesn’t believe in god… god believes in him

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  • DJM TOON

    Feb 27, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #12

    “Every game, though, is a pleasure to me. It is going to be all right. There are no relegation thoughts in my head.”

    the calming words of god-like genius

    Bassong said “none shall pass”, and none did

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  • DJM TOON

    Feb 27, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #13

    earthquakes have nothing to do with fault lines or tetonic plates… its when bassong tackles

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  • Shot Bru

    Feb 27, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Bassong would make a great captain, right position, leading by example and would make him an even better player.

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  • Tom1664

    Feb 27, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #15

    If our scouting team can come up with a similar standard young RB as cover for Beye, we’ll be sorted in defence for years to come. Never thought I’d be saying that as a Newcastle fan!

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  • TORONTOON

    Feb 27, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    he’s so good; when he does a push up, he doesn’t push himself up, he pushes the earth down

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  • Tom1664

    Feb 27, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Enough of the bastardised chuck norris facts already!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #18

    beyethegreat – Fellaini was barely a find and for £15mil Everton got severly ripped off. I’d estimate 85% of hier fan are unhappy about his signing. He has had a few good games, but most of them he really does not at all except constantly foul. This is the response you will also get if you ask Evertonians.

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #19

    FAIR ENOUGH TT CAN YOU THINK OF ANY 1 WHO HAS BEEN A FINE I AM NOT SURE OF TURNER EITHER AS I HAVENT SEEN HIM PLAY AND IM JUST GOING OFF WHAT I HEAR EARLIER IN THE SEASON

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  • beyethegreat

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #20

    fine? i meant a good buy lol(dont know where i got that from lol)

    sox for caps aswell

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Pure quality…..

    He will be here for years to come….build a side around this boy…

    beye…you wanted to ask some quations before ur driving lesson

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #22

    quations? er questions

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #23

    busy on here the neet Loony

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #24

    aye Looney…

    all these young uns oot on the raz…the devils…

    prediction for Sunday Looney?

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Well Looney, I think we may nick it by the odd goal in 3 (ie 2-1)

    cheeky Jonas goal and R Taylor set piece

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Hell aye ya Loon….

    You going?

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Not this week chief….coin does not permit however will be there on Wed v manure….

    How Loony…we look like a reet pair on here 😉

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #28

    hey Loony…ya reckon we could get this thread to hundred?

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #29

    @ Loony….

    by my calculations Loony lad that would be another 70 posts after this one…

    nee chance…havnt got that much crack like how

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Well Loon….

    Have you seen a better centre half at Newcastle in the last 20 years?

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #31

    There have been some good ones Loony lad but this lad is right up there with the best of them….

    For me, Woodgate, Albert and Howey are the best I have seen and Seb is right up there with them…..

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Loony post 31

    Were Albert and Howey that good?

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #33

    @ Loony post 32

    Yes loony….they were top defenders and had everything….problem at the time was that we were so attacking minded, we left ourselves exposed at times at the back….

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #34

    @ Loony…..

    Do you think we will keep Seb?

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #35

    @ Loony

    Hell aye….new contact in the summer….the boy will be rewarded for some outstanding performances…..

    a great example to our other up and coming youngsters that if you perform on the pitch, you will be rewarded accordingly

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #36

    tip top Loony….

    reet..I am off…toodle pips…always a pleasure 😉

    Toon Toon

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  • LooneyToon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #37

    pair of flaming loons….

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  • waddler

    Feb 27, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Hope this young lad is just the first of a crop of highly talented kids breaking into the team.
    He’s a hero for the fans now, imagine 6 or 7 more like him in the team in 3 years time.
    Playing the game without fear and enjoying it, a throw back to the entertainer days?

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  • JakartaDean

    Feb 28, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #39

    “Yes, we have to be careful about every game, but I am confident. I trust everybody who is in the team now.”

    That was the quote of the interview for me. If the lads can finally trust each other, both to be behaved and to be in position, we can finally unleash some of our potential. I think the lack of trust has been a huge problem this season, at least since Keegan left.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 28, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #40

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