Dedicated Habib Beye Pledges Future To Newcastle – GREAT!

It’s not really too surprising that Habib Beye today has pledged his future to Newcastle United, despite the nightmare of relegation that ended up with us in the Championship for next season.


Habib Beye – dedicated to the club I love *
* with kind permission of the Everly Brothers 

The Evening Chronicle today is reporting that Beye, who has just one year left on his current contract, wants to stay on Tyneside, and join the Alan Shearer revolution train, before it has even leaves the station. 😀

Don’t be surprised if this player is offered a new contract in the summer under Alan Shearer.

As we have mentioned several times recently, we believe Beye would be a top candidate for club captain next season, after he was apparently an excellent captain at Marseilles earlier in his career. It’s not hard to imagine why.

But like some of us are finding out, to our surprise, Newcastle’s relegation has only intensified the affection we have for our great club, which is in a bad state of being right now.

Beye told the Evening Chronicle today:

“The players who will be here next year must put this club back in the Premier League.” “I’m in – I’m a Newcastle player.”   

“I’m sad like everyone else.” “I’m under contract, and I will be here next year to put this club back in the Premier League.”

“I have played for Newcastle for two years, and I love this club.” 

But then the Evening Chronicle is reporting that he then choked up as the Sengal player said that internally, the club must take the hit as one:

“Everyone is responsible for this situation. Every player is responsible.” “I think everybody must understand it’s not just about 11 players, or 18 players.

“It’s about a city and the fans, and a lot of people who work at this club.” “It’s hard to think about.”

“Newcastle is a massive club, and what can I say? We’re really, really sad. We must look forward, and if this club is in this position, it’s for some reason.” 

We have the utmost respect and admiration for Habib Beye, who has put in a number of sterling performances for the club in the last couple of seasons, and in his first year on Tyneside was Newcastle United Blog’s Player of the Season.

This is the type of player we want to keep, while there are others atg the club, with much less heart and guts than Habib, that we would be more than happy to go – and go quickly.

We do know that Habib loves both playing and living in Newcastle, and it wouldn’t surprise us a bit if he makes his home on Tyneside, at the end of his playing career, like Malcolm MacDonald and Bobby Moncur have both done. 

Habib has so far made 54 appearances for Newcastle (51 starts) and has one goal, and we’d be a little surprised if he is not club captain next season.

Well, we’ve now got the best right back in the Championship – who’s next up?

282 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Woop Woop !

  • Penalty-Spot

    May 26, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Brilliant! Lets just hope a Prem club doesn’t come in with a ‘can’t refuse’ offer for him.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #3

    He is nailed to the Toon mast to lead the Ship back to the top.

  • serene0380

    May 26, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #4


    Habib Beye is staying!!!
    I”m so happy.

    Indeed, I’m very sad when Newcastle was going to join the Championship but now at least it can helps to clear off all the bad worms!

    We can also finally see who are the real players who have the heart and soul to fight for Premium League next season…

    Beye and Steven Taylor is one of them.
    We must buy strong defender and mid field players…

  • toonoholic

    May 26, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #5

    so far confirmed (before transfer window)

    ins :

    jonas (maybe)

  • nimo

    May 26, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #6

    brilliant. this is the 1 bit of news ive been really hoping for. im so glad s.taylor beye and duff have commited. ill be happy if harper and any others who are totally commited to the toon to stay, thats why we have been so poor in recent year. the players have just been here for the pay packet and thats been the case since bobby robson in the case of dyer and jenas they all want to be in the bright lights of london. we needed shearer in as manager as he commands the respect of the players and even if he only won 1 out of 7. that no time for him to put his authority on a bunch of players who dont care whether we go down or stay up. anyone remember when keane took over sunderland they looked like they were gonna get relegated and he took them up as champions. RESPECT is the most important thing a manager can have.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Former Newcastle owner Sir John Hall has hit out at the Magpies and branded the club’s relegated squad “rubbish” and “useless”.
    Hall oversaw the Magpies’ rise to become a force in the top flight before selling his shares in the club to Mike Ashley in 2007.

    And, following Sunday’s defeat by Aston Villa – a result that ensured Championship football next year, he admits his devastation at how United’s fortunes have flagged since then.

    “The table doesn’t lie,” Hall told The Sun.

    “It’s been desperately poor all season and the worst thing is they didn’t even appear to try on Sunday.

    “I’m not going to pull any punches. This current side is rubbish. Useless.”

    Hall also savaged the club’s policy in the transfer market in recent seasons.

    “I’m as baffled as anyone with the signings of players like Joey Barton. Then again, (former manager) Sam Allardyce said he could put him right,” he said.

    “As for Michael Owen, he’s had too many injuries and he’s never seemed to be on the ball.

    “Now we are saddled with a huge wage bill. The lesson here is obvious: you can’t take on yesterday’s men and hope to survive. That’s for a club with no ambition.”

    Caretaker-coach Alan Shearer’s future remains unresolved but Hall has joined Newcastle’s fans in appealing for the former captain to help the club back up at the first attempt.

    “Shearer must stay,” he added.

    “He doesn’t have experience but then neither did Kevin Keegan the first time round. But, like Keegan, the fans have faith in him. The club is in his blood and he is a rallying point for all the supporters.”

  • True fan

    May 26, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8


    beye taylor ???(bassong) ???(enrique)

    ???(gutierrez) guthrie (hunt) nolan (butt) duff

    beckford carroll (ranger)

    as well as other signings this team could be pretty could in championship

  • Stuart79

    May 26, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Beye for skipper!

  • ObaFan2

    May 26, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #10

    So Beye, Taylor and Duff have said they will stick with the club and imo that is good news (so far)

    Can’t help thinking of the glorious 10 out of 10 last time we played in the championship (or w/e it was called @ the time)

    One or two more and put some youth and experienced championship players around them and we could be ok.

    We need our Andy Cole though… have we got him already in Ranger (or someone else) or need to sign him?

  • sahota

    May 26, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #11

    I tell you, we will listen announcement about Shearer very soon. As Beye will only be here if Shearer stays.

  • stevep

    May 26, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Sir John Halls comments are a joke – it was he who sole to Ashley saying that he’d held back from selling until the right man came along ….. and Ashley is that man!

    I’ve no time for Hall, yes he saved us by securing 50 million in debt but he did take at least treble that out the club and saddled us with Sheppard, his idiot son and then Ashley

    Anyway we need to look forward, Ashleys here to stay and we have to hope he realises he needs to invest in order to have any chance of recouping some of the cash he’s spent, if he doesn’t he’ll lose the lot!

  • toonoholic

    May 26, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #13

    now only for bassy to commit !

  • Toon Sweden77

    May 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Great to hear that Beye wants to stay.

    But I wonder though, what will happen with their pay-checks? Beye and Duff (and Taylor) who has pleaded to stay at Newcastle must realize that they cant get £80 /week like Duff is on, so will they take a pay cut or what will happen? Sold against their “wishes” ??

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Beckford we should snap him up deffo….him with Ranger could be lethal with a good senior striker
    i.e not owen/duke/Shola etc

  • Ben_BKK

    May 26, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Get in! Brilliant news 😀

    We’ll already have the best right side of defence in the Championship (Beye and Steven Taylor) now all we need is for Bassong and Enrique to stay with us and we won’t let in a goal all season 😉

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Unsure Toon Sweeden…be interesting to see how it pans out…a good clear out is needed though.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Ed please keep the blog going for another season?
    Whadda ya say?

  • LoonyToony

    May 26, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Brilliant Brilliant news..

    Just the player we need to stick with us…Taylor, Beye, Harps an Duffers will be great to have stick by us for next year.

    To see Guthrie, Butt and Nolan stay IMO would also be great news.

    I think we should also try keep Viduka. Yes i know hes injury prone.But change his contract and i think hell be great to help us out.

    Great news anyways..

    P.S Ed please please please keep this blog alive. So many of us have already said we would contribute in anyway we can wether that be paying a fee or helping out with the site..

    Anything Ed..

    We love NUFCBLOG.COM

  • tdt

    May 26, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #21

    hope enrique, bassong, oba, gutherie and nolan stay too. Along with all the young 1’s.

  • SpartanChris

    May 26, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Has Geremi gone already?

  • stevep

    May 26, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed- agree with sirjason – how about keeping it going but just updating posts a bit later in the day rather than having to get up at the crack of dawn?

    Think most people on here would be grateful for a couple of posts a day reviewing the days stories

    How about it man

  • stevep

    May 26, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Spartan – Geremis out of contract so he’s def off

  • ObaFan2

    May 26, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #25

    SJT and others… lets start a petition:

    Keep nufcblog going 🙂

    plz Ed, pretty please 🙂

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 26, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #26

    obafan2- our new andy cole will be beckford, im convinced we will sign him, im abit dissapointed millwall didnt go up to be honest, i hate them so much we could have battred them

  • Ross

    May 26, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Excellent news. Surely club captain next year (i could imagine it being between him, Butt or Nolan?-however Beye is my choice).
    These are the sort of players we need in times like this. Players that will look at the situation properly and realise that in being a part of the team that sent us down, they are responsible for relegation and should have the desire to rectify the situation. To be brutally honest, he’s one of only a handful i’d like to keep. S taylor, Duff and now Habib pledging their futures to Newcastle is a good thing. Taylor bleeds black and white, Duff worked his socks off in the run in to the finish for me, playing wherever he was told to and Beye is in my eyes one of the top players we have. Can only hope now that Bassong does the same. I’d also like to see Enrique stay. As long as we kept Harper, Bassong, Taylor, Enrique, Guthrie, Beye and Nolan, i’d be happy. Obviously i’d like to keep players like Oba but its just not realistic, we have to accept the fact that players such as him and Jonas, will move on. No point crying over it, just get on with the job. We’re down, its done with and now we have to look forward, not dwell on what if’s or get upset when the money hungry lads fail to display an ounce of loyalty or regret. The pain of relegation is still fresh aye, but there’s just a slight part of me that is beginning to become pleasantly curious about next season, seeing youngsters start, bringing in some passionate players to help the cause, finally!

    Also Ed, i see in a previous article you mentioned Cardiff will be our first game next season..have fixtures been released?

  • Monster

    May 26, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #28

    @toonoholic – Bassong has already said that if we go down he’s not sticking around.

    It’s absolutely brilliant that Beye has come out and said this. I’d kind of assumed that he’d be gone. I must however admit that I’m loath to accept anything as fact until the transfer window has shut.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Agree Steve Just a round up a couple of times a week would be great.

    Come on Ed give us some-more good news and say you will stay on another season?

  • punk skunk...

    May 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #30

    J hall=tory tw*t, end of!..

    …The table doesn’t lie?..

    …Well, even that smog monster jeff winter has a league of injustice & we finish 15th in that…

    …So, maybe it does!..

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    May 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #31

    if we get 7-8 mill for oba we should snap there hands off, we should sign killgallon if bassong leaves, i would also reallly like to see walker or naughton in, has anyone seen naughton play on the wing, i seen him there for england he was auwesome

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Good post Ross and Obafan I would sign a petition to keep Ed’s blog going.

    I would love to keep Martins but he has gone off the boil so I would happily let him go and start bedding in Ranger etc.

  • ObaFan2

    May 26, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Tayls, Duff and Beye… others :

    Bassong, Guthrie, Enrique err umm err …… that’s it for me (Oba ofc) but he’s gone 🙁

    Harper even I think showed Sunday that he doesn’t read the game too well and could have come out to help his defence a number of times but remained rooted to his 6 yard box! We have some better? younger keepers waiting for their chance.

  • punk skunk...

    May 26, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Martins glarin’ misses in recent games have done for us…Sad but true!..

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #35

    8million for Oba reinvested in the 1st team would be fine by me.

  • punk skunk...

    May 26, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Keep Enrique!..

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Krul will be ready to step up soon…seems a great kid and hope he takes his chance to shine.

  • ObaFan2

    May 26, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Geordie-Gerrard7, yep could be a good signing idd.

    The sooner we start the better and come out punching first game of the season.

    Wish we could have got rid of the dead wood while still in the EPL but alas it is now our opportunity to start afresh with pride and players playing for the Toon and not for the £££.

  • Ericles

    May 26, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Great news. Let us hopefully hear the same from Bassong and Martins. I have come round to the idea of making Beye captain too.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 26, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Martins was awesome 1st season…the quality into attacking areas has been poor but I expected more from Martins,Owen and Duke when we where under the kosh and desperate for a miracle.

    Ship him out,let’s move on.

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