Habib Beye has spoken to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today, and since we respect Beye a lot for his spirited displays and his leadership at the club, it’s worth taking a look at what the Senegal International has to say.
Habib Beye – guts galore when playing for Magpies
The Newcastle right-back (or center-back) told the Chronicle:
“I wanted to play desperately to help them. And I’m just so sorry for the fans who were magnificent on the day as they have been all season and since I came here.”
“We got beat, and that means we’re going down to the Championship. But we’re going down because we deserve it.” “We haven’t been good enough to stay in the league this year.”
“It’s hard for everyone – for the players and especially the fans. Newcastle is a huge club, and it must stay a huge club.” “Everybody needs to learn from their mistakes, then we must come back and put this club in the Premier League.”
The fan support at Newcastle is legendary and why that’s the case was easy to see before our game with Fulham. The TV kept on the Manchester United celebrations for winning the Premiership, what is it, their 29th Premier League title (in 17 tries no less – just kidding) and the crowd was happy, and that’s the best we can say about the atmosphere – the Manchester players seemed more upbeat than their fans..
There was a girl seen waving a flag too – we almost forget that.
They then switched to the Fulham game at Newcastle, and you saw the masses of Geordies waving their black and white flags, and generally going mad – in the hope their team could avoid relegation – and of course in the end they didn’t.
No more explanation is needed and we rest our case on the prawn sandwich brigade, they are just too spoiled.
Habib thought back to yesterday and the show of support by our fans after the game – where it looked like only Shearer, walking around in a daze of disbelief and despair, was trying to get his players to acknowledge the Geordie fans but not many of them obliged – Steven Taylor was just too upset in his own personal nightmare to do much at all – and some of the other players were already on their cell phones in the dressing room, contacting their agents to get them out of Newcastle – quickly.
When Shearer beings in new players this summer, assuming he stays on, let’s make sure he brings in lads who will give their lives for the football club – well on the pitch that is.
“They’ve been amazing again. – there was about 3,000 singing all game. The fans have been behind us all season, and we haven’t been good enough. We’ve deserved to go down.
“They’ve just been amazing, and I think for us it’s important to be positive. We have had a hard time, but we must bring this club back into the Premier League’.”
“I’ve been down (relegated) with Strasbourg (France), but I was young, and it wasn’t the same.” “I came to this club to play in the top eight, and for two seasons we have played in relegation battles. It’s for some reason.”
“We just need to sit and think about the future. It’s hard to say who will be here, who will be in charge and what will happen, but it’s not the time for that.”
We’ll keep Habib Beye for next season, and he would make a great captain for Alan Shearer, but we will not keep too many more.
It was always between Kevin Nolan and Beye, but in our earlier poll Nolan got 39%, Beye just 20% and Steven Taylor 13%.
But we now think Beye, because of his immense experience and continuous first team presence, would be a better bet – and of course he greatly admires a certain class act – Alan Shearer.
Steven Taylor, especially if Shearer stays and can mentor him, will make a great future captain, because we all know this lad will die for the club, and it seems he almost did yesterday, poor lad. 🙁
Cheer up Steven – you’re still going to be great in a Newcastle shirt! 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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