It is obviously good news for Newcastle fans that star Senegal right-back Habib Beye is now back fit and playing again.
Habib Beye - fantastic Geordie fans can save us
Help His appearance showed that Habib seems to have lost nothing after being out almost 3 months with an ankle injury, and he’s now ready to help Newcastle survive, which is going to be difficult for sure.
Habib is well liked by Newcastle fans for his great play, sheer determination and excellent leadership skills on the field. Today, Habib comes out and says that it’s the great Geordie faithful who can really help Newcastle survive in the Premier League this season.
Habib told Newcastle TV this morning:
“We have fantastic fans who always stick behind us and they want to see the club in the Premier League next season,”
“The fans can make the team better every game and we all have to be together in the next eight cup finals.”
“They can be our advantage, both at home and away.” “That is why we need to do everything we can to keep the club up.”
“You can see the table is very close and if you win maybe three games you will be safe.” “But we will only do that by staying together; staff, players and fans.”
Steven Taylor will miss the game against Chelsea, but Habib would have probably started at right back in any case, and maybe Steven would have been moved alongside Bassong, if the Frenchman was fit.
The back-line against Chelsea will be Beye, Coloccini, Bassong and Enrique if Bassong is fit enough.
But for the Stoke game it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Coloccini could be dropped, and miss his very first game of the season at Newcastle, unless he has a sparkling game against Chelsea.
It will be interesting to see where Steven is played once he’s fit again, because the lad is in top form, and we also need Habib Beye in the side at right-back, where we expect him to be during the crucial final eight games of this horrendous season on Tyneside.
Maybe it’s Coloccini who could be the man to miss out, unless he has an uptick in his recent form.