Bassong One Of Six EPL Players Who Don’t Deserve The Drop


Since we are looking for all the good news we can about Newcastle right now, we had a heads up that Seb Bassong has been picked out as one of the six players who don’t derserve to be relegated.

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 Sebastien Bassong – just great for Newcastle this season

The piece is in the EPL blog Who Ate All The Pies (what a name!), and it lists Seb as one of six Premier League players who do not deserve to go down.

This is they say about the 22 year-old Frenchman:

The previously unknown defender, a graduate of France’s renowned Clairefontaine academy (which produced Thierry Henry, William Gallas and Nicolas Anelka), has been one of the few positives for Newcastle this season.”

“It’s worrying for the Toon that he’s banned from their final crunch match at Villa, after picking up a red card against Fulham. If Newcastle do go down, I wouldn’t be suprised to see Arsenal sign Bassong this summer.”

That last sentence could well be accurate, but when are we going to stop the top clubs getting all the top players?

Long term that will leave around 6 teams in the Premier League, at best, who can compete for the title, There’s only four now, and we all know who they are, but unless this trend is changed it’s going to get worse and wrosde and their will be even more reduced compeiition for the Prenier League Championship.

Here are the six players in order (we suppose):

  1. Jonathan Greening – WBA
  2. Tuncay Sanli – Middlesbrough
  3. Chris Brunt – WBA
  4. Sebastien Bassong – Newcastle
  5. Michael Tunrer – Hull
  6. Danny Collins – Sunderland

But it’s good for the boiy that he’s being recognized for his great play outside of Newcastle, and if fairness were to prevail this lad would be capped by France in the summer.

Thanks to one of our readers, Ollie Irish (what a name!),  for the heads up.


81 comments so far

  • Norn Iron Magpie

    May 20, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Not sure about the last 2 players on the list. Turner and Collins? Bassong will be hard to hold on to if we go down, good luck to the lad.

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  • Girth

    May 20, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Going to Arsenal; lazy and unimaginative journalism, heard it all before, woudnt be surprised if he was still here come next season if we are relegated!

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  • Girth

    May 20, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #3

    is this person a complete r-tard or just been living in a hole:
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_5339555,00.html
    claiming eduardo is suffering from a “troublesome ankle injury” from a “dislocated ankle”
    wtf!!!!!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    May 20, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Girth- you talk an awful lot about Arsenal, Newcastle please 😉

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  • Girth

    May 20, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #5

    hahaha never noticed that, must be a secret love of mine ever since i thought i was going into someone’s house but then i realised i was going into Highbury!!!
    people who went will know what i mean!

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  • DevonMag

    May 20, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #6

    I dont find this comforting whatsoever.

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  • Doocey

    May 20, 2009 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Danny Collins has been excellent all season in fairness, my brother is a Sunderland fan so I know what’s hot and what’s not , at Sunderland.

    Bassong is a ledge though. What a player for pennies!

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  • NicoGF

    May 20, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #8

    He was relegated with F.C Metz.
    Now he’s almost relegated with Newcastle.

    LEGEND!

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  • NicoGF

    May 20, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #9

    mooneyda@gmail.com (Dirección de correo electrónico sin comprobar) dice:
    Romour today that Nacho might appear on the sub bench… But I think it’s unreliable…

    Nico dice:
    where did u listen that?

    mooneyda@gmail.com (Dirección de correo electrónico sin comprobar) dice:
    A local lad told me but I think he is dreaming… Nacho didnt train yesterday…

    guys could you find further info?

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  • Nick 69

    May 20, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #10

    nico- no. because no one in newcastle cares if hes on the bench, infact most people will hope he isnt since he hasnt played all season, i mean wat would qualify him for a place, NOTHING

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  • Alanmc09

    May 20, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Doocey’s a mackem!haha

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 20, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Bassong will not be here next season even if we manage to stay up.

    The club has no ambition.

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  • sirjasontoon

    May 20, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Nacho needs a bullet through the temple.

    Sorry Nico but he is GASH.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #14

    ….hahaha, bit extreme SJT! 😀

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  • NicoGF

    May 20, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #15

    R.I.P Newcastle United.

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  • komfort

    May 20, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #16

    mama , just killed a man , put a gun to his head pulled my trigger now he’s dead…rip.. speedy..

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  • Doocey

    May 20, 2009 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Very harsh On Nacho.

    He’s a pretty neat player in fairness , it’s a pity we haven’t saw more of him this season.

    Yeah I’m a Mackem. I just can’t wait for Henderson to return on loan from Coventry City 😀

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #18

    most of the team want a bullet in the head

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #19

    and the board and even the tea lady

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #20

    and nicogf

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #21

    and komfort

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #22

    and that fckin rodzilla

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #23

    and jokerkinnear

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #24

    the tea lady needs a bun to the head

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #25

    and me to put me oot of my misery

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Rodzilla your a c0nt

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #27

    …wonder how much she urns?

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #28

    I know that, Batty

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #29

    i am the nacho man i come from down the way what can you play what can you play i play fck all

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Rodzilla // May 20, 2009 at 10:05 PM

    …wonder how much she urns
    <<<next tea nothin m8

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Rodzilla are u gettin much sleep

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #32

    So Nach-o, he’s godda be So Nach-o,
    He’s godda be big and strong,
    And injured all year long…….

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #33

    rod do you know how nacho got injured m8

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Batty I sleep like a tw@t anyway mate, always wake up 7 or 8 times a night – probli why I dream like a fker.

    I dreamt Michael Owen scored last night. He took a shot on goal inside the box, it was parried out at the near post, he raced along the line beating Friedel for pace (ha), then banged it in. I tried to scream “GEDIN!” but nowt came out.

    …next thing I knew I was back at school about to play in the school team – we were all having a pre-game buffet, can just remember thinking “sh1t, I ain’t got any boots”, whilst munching on baked potato, olives and coleslaw.

    I won’t bore you with the rest….:)

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  • komfort

    May 20, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #35

    batts , his wallet fell on his foot..

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #36

    ….dunno how he got injured specifically Batty, it was during a game wasn’t it?

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #37

    😀 Komfort

    didlidlidlidlidlidl – TSHH!

    (meant to be a drum roll and cymbal clash noise)

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  • komfort

    May 20, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #38

    rods , my dream buffet always includes a ham shank..

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  • batty

    May 20, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #39

    i had a dream that we lost and so did hull but boro won and stayed up fckin conts

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  • Rodzilla

    May 20, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #40

    komfort is that before or after you eat?

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