Newcastle Leader Habib Beye Fully Backs Shearer


The very last thing we want to see at Newcastle are any cracks appearing in the team spirit of our players.

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Habib Beye – real leader at Newcastle – next season’s captain? 

Certainly today’s news of a bust up between Shearer and Barton, and the subsequent suspension of Joey for an undetermined period of time, is not good news.

And the other news – all from The Sun mind you – that Shearer’s rules have upset some of our senior players – doesn’t auger well for the team spirit that will be so vital in our next two home games.

If we win both games against Middlesbrough and Fulham, we’ll likely be safe this season, which would be amazing, given all we’ve been through.

Well, one of our best and most experienced players at Newcastle, the great Habib Beye, has taken the lead again, and come out and given his full backing to Alan Shearer.

We need more leaders at Newcastle and by the way, why is Michael Owen still our captain? Michael has hardly any leadership at all these last several games, either on the pitch or off it.

This is what Habib said today to the Daily Mail today:

“It was a red card, and Joey, I think, knows it was a red card,”  “He said he’s (Shearer)  here for eight games – I understand that. ”

He’s here to keep the club in the Premiership.”  “But if we stay in the Premiership, and we have the opportunity to build something good, hopefully he will stay.”

“He has passion. He knows the club better than anyone, and I think for everyone, it would be a good boost.”  “You know when you have Alan Shearer as the manager, it is easier to attract some other players, because they will believe you have a good manager.”

“He will bring experience. I’m happy with what they’ve done up to now, and really believe they will keep the club in the Premiership.”  

“I really believe Newcastle will become what it was before, because they’ve been a big club, and you can’t believe this club going into the Championship.”

Great words from Habib Beye, and they needed to be said, so we appreciate Habib showing the lead again for the rest of our players.

Hey, maybe if Alan stays on – Habib will be his captain – that would be a good bet, and Habib would make a great captain, both on and off the field. He was of course Marseilles captain before he arrived on Tyneside in the summer of 2007, the best signing Sam Allardyce ever made on Tyneside, and Big Sam seems to have saved Blackburn this season.

Probably our best two players recently have been Habib Beye and Seb Bassong, with Alan Smith putting in good shifts in every game he plays, which is what we expect from the Leeds-born midfielder.

Wouldn’t it be something if Alan scores his very first senior goal for the club against Middlesbrough next Monday night – there’s a thought!

Comments welcome.


25 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    May 5, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Habib Habib – Beye – Habib Habib – Beye!!

    Cant think of owt else to say really.

    Expect the rallying call for the toon army tomorrow or Thursday.

    You couldnt keep me away from SJP on Monday night.

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  • chuck

    May 5, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Beye, the only real pro and by far the best player on the team, too bad he was`nt ten years younger.

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  • DanToon

    May 5, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Look at the link below…

    The kitbag website and they are selling our new kit with no sponsor on, why?

    http://www.kitbag.com/stores/kitbag_4_5/products/kit_selector.aspx?selector=100

    Even our new kit isn’t straight forward, which do we buy one with sponsor or one without (as northern rock isn’t sponsoring us much longer!

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    ” and Big Sam seems to have saved Blackburn this season”

    Fair point ED and they play the worst football you would want to watch – but they score goals.

    I dont cringe as much at the back 4 anymore – its the mid and crap passing and possession and mis-firing forwards.

    I would like to think we can walk the smoggies – but we NEED to show fight and get into them. None of this stand off the ball crap and wait rubbish that we have seen like against pompey. Gan for the tackle, fight for the ball and attack!

    Gonna be a long day on Monday.

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  • workyticket

    May 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    “The very last thing we want to see at Newcastle are any cracks appearing in the team spirit of our players.”

    So why are you constantly disseminating made up stories about dressing room bust ups, Ed? It doesn’t exactly help.

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #6

    workyticket // May 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    “The very last thing we want to see at Newcastle are any cracks appearing in the team spirit of our players.”

    So why are you constantly disseminating made up stories about dressing room bust ups, Ed? It doesn’t exactly help.

    You get any evidence that there made up like Worky?

    Shaun Custis was on Radio today saying he got this story confirmed by three different people at the club.

    You don’t get suspended from a club for getting sent off!

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  • neil

    May 5, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #7

    I’ve just been looking at the table and am I depressed!!! We have won the fewest games INCLUDING WEST BROM in the whole country from Premier League to Division 2. You have to go as far down as Lewes in Blue Sq Prem to find another team to have only won 6 games all season. We’re a disgrace and to think we can increase our win % by 33% in the next 2 games seems improbable if not ridiculous. I hope we do but I just can’t see it when my head rules my heart. Gutted.

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    neil // May 5, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    All the fans fault according to some mongs on this blog!

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  • neil

    May 5, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Hi Stuart79

    It’s depressing though isn’t it. I can’t believe we’ve won less games than West Brom. They say NUFC fans are demanding but surely even we can expect more than 6 victories in 35 games!!!
    Do you think we will go down?

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  • Whumpie

    May 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #10

    It may take a drop to do it, but this issue just shows how we need something – and someone like Big Al – to sort the wheat from the chaff at the club.

    He imposes rules that will only upset prima-donnas who aren’t up to the job. He kicks that scumbag Barton out the first time he gets an excuse.

    I use the same technique in my job: do some inflammatory stuff and see who reacts how. The problem people always whine 1st and loudest, and the good guys back you up. Every time.

    Habib is solid gold and we’re so lucky to have him. There are others – perhaps not as good as players – with the same, excellent attitude.

    But Barton? He’s cost us £12M in fees and wages – and counting – which is just under HALF A MILLION PER GAME. We’ve been paying him over £60k a week to be in clink, for chrissakes, and given him chance after change.

    And he goes straight out and shows that he just doesn’t understand what acceptable behaviour is. So glad to have seen the back of the little s**t, and I pity the club that gets him.

    Anyone still want to try to justify this yob ahead of Owen? Go on – try, you yob-loving, resentment-driven, clueless reverse-snobs.

    Stay up or not, Big Al is living up to my very high expectations and one way or another, the club will come out better for having him in there kicking the right butts. (No pun…)

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  • workyticket

    May 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Stuart79 // May 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    “Shaun Custis was on Radio today saying he got this story confirmed by three different people at the club.”

    I have no doubt Stuart. It is only natural for Beye to say that he supports Shearer in these difficult times. He’s a good professional.

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Hope not.

    I like to think that we can beat Boro and Fulham at home but I thought the same about Portsmouth!

    Were asking alot of them to win 2 out of 3 games when we’ve won only 6 all season and haven’t won at home in 5 months!

    We also need Mackems or Hull to have a mare in the last three games.

    Having said all that I still think we’ve got a chance. God knows why, guess it’s called being a Toon fan!!!

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Worky,

    This is the sentence I was refering to Custis about.

    So why are you constantly disseminating made up stories about dressing room bust ups, Ed? It doesn’t exactly help.

    This particular bust up doesn’t appear to be made up!

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  • Stuart79

    May 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Whumpie

    Stay up or not, Big Al is living up to my very high expectations and one way or another, the club will come out better for having him in there kicking the right butts. (No pun…)

    Spot fckin on!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 5, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #15

    i knew we wouldnt beat portsmouth, the game that will keep us up will be beating villa on the last day of the seasn, jimmy milner own goal

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  • workyticket

    May 5, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #16

    workyticket // May 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Stuart79 // May 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    “Shaun Custis was on Radio today saying he got this story confirmed by three different people at the club.”

    You mean well known stirrer Sean Custiss, chief football writer of ‘the Sun’? The ‘paper that has made up numerous lies about Newcastle under his control?

    Anyway I was referring to several stories including the ones about how the players are always showing up late and how they are upset by “too many rules”, the one about Martins supoosedly faking injury and how Shearer didn’t believe it etc etc.

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  • workyticket

    May 5, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Stuart, you really should start supporting your team, and stop believing all the lies made up by muck rakers like Custiss.

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  • jokerkinnear

    May 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #18

    stuart79 dont try and tell me you r a newcastle fan you sound like a mackem

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  • jokerkinnear

    May 5, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #19

    you tell him workyticket

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  • jokerkinnear

    May 5, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #20

    stuart79 is a stinky rat face

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  • DJG

    May 5, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Next seasons captain. Then when he retires either S.Taylor or Doninger. I geordie manager and a geordie captain for a geordie club

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  • workyticket

    May 5, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #22

    DJG // May 5, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    “Next seasons captain. Then when he retires either S.Taylor or Doninger. I geordie manager and a geordie captain for a geordie club”

    Hear, hear DJG!

    This is a local club, for local people. We won’t have any of those nasty Cockney types like Rob Lee, Glenn Roeder or Scott Parker captaining our club again! Or Yorkshiremen like Kevin Keegan for that matter. 🙂

    Strictly Geordies only!

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  • Obafan

    May 5, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Wise words from our best player by far.

    The only thing where he is making a mistake is the fact he says Barton knows it was a red card. I don’t think Barton knows that, for that he is too stupid.

    When you are in a situation, like Barton, in which you have let lots of people down (on many occassions) and you get such a big change to be one of the key players to keep your team in the EPL; then 9 out of 10 players would grab that change. But Barton prooved he is as stupid as a donkey (perhaps I am underestimating the donkeys now). I hope he will be banned for lofe at NUFC!

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  • Nick D

    May 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #24

    djg – you sad little xenophobe.

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  • Jan Stavik

    May 5, 2009 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #25

    3 more players of the calibre of Habib Beye and we’d be mid table. He’s a fine defender, a great signing by the fat b@stard.

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