Sunderland Want Sebastien Bassong – Oh No!


There’s a report in the Shields Gazette today that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has identified Newcastle United’s Sebastien Bassong as a top transfer target.

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Sebastien Bassong – Newcastle’s Player Of The Season

The 22-year-old 6ft 2in defender, who we expect to become a Cameroon International today, impressed in his first spell in English football. He was easily voted The Newcastle United Blog Player the Season with 68% of the vote and second placed Steven Taylor got just 14% in second place.

The former Metz star is ambitious, and is hardly willing to stay at Newcastle, who will be in the Championship next season, but Newcastle fans are still hoping that could be possible with Alan Shearer as manager.

We think that will be a priority item for Newcastle once Shearer is installed as manager, to give him a good wage offer, and try to get him to stay on Tyneside – hopefully for just one season in the Championship, but there would be no guarantees with that.

Arsenal and other top clubs are also tracking the former France Under-21 international, and we are sure we haven’t heard the last of  Bassong  potentially leaving the club this summer.

Of course if he went to Sunderland, even if they coughed up the £15M, that would be a big kick up the behind to both Newcastle fans and the club, that our best player would go to our local rivals.

But that’s what happens when you play pathetic football with no heart and end up in England’s second division.

And another target that Sunderland may pip us to, is Rosenborg’s Per Ciljan Skjelbred, who we almost signed on the last day ofl;ast summer’s transfer window.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been a  Newcastle fan since childhood, and may still arrive at Newcastle, but whether we can afford the £5M price tag is debatable.

If we are bought by rich owners, that could be possible, but whether this bright young star wants to join a second division club is also a big question.  If  Shearer is manager we can see the boy still wanting to come to Tyneside.

But back to the main story – Bassong potentially joining Sunderland will give quite a few Newcastle fans nightmares in the coming weeks.

How could a Geordie manager do that to us? 🙁



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75 comments so far

  • hitman

    Jun 6, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #1

    you have more chance stardust admitting he was wrong about ashley .lol

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Its in the chronicle too.

    and guess what – no go on guess – a Michael Owen story.

    According to Neil Farrignton of Chronicle reports Roma are said to be interested in Owen and thats today leading story.

    I’ll sum it up – Like we give a ***k!

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  • Alex

    Jun 6, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #3

    why would he join them when Arsenal are intrested . Also he still has another 2 years left on his contract , with new owners we would be able to refuse to sell him .

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Not going to happen.

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  • magforlife

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Shearer selling a good player to sunlin? i dont think so, he would rather stick pins in his eyes and walk ten miles to the dentists in tight shoes than help them improve their motley crew, the way the press report it you would think they have had a successful season instead of escaping the drop by the skin of their nutsacks despite spending a fortune on dross.

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  • ginkoh

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #6

    XXXX you Steve Judas Bruce ! You will not get Bassong this summer and never !!

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #7

    owen can f***k off

    if bassong goes to sunderland then he would be very stupid imo.

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  • brownrob

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Maybe he would have to sell if the mackems offered us £15m for him, if they are desperate?

    Also, Bruce is after skjelbred too 🙁 he was meant to come here this summer 🙁 but we got relegated

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Dream on!

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  • Dragonera

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    This is nonsense. Bassong isn’t going anywhere near the likes of Sunderland. If Sunderland were dumb enough to make a bid it would just be the catalyst for a bidding war they have no chance of winning. I doubt this is even true. It is one of either two things. The papars trying to stick the knife in, or Steve ‘plastic’ Bruce’s pathetic attempt to win over the fans and show he has no allegiance to Newcastle. The mans a nob.

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  • Ross

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Dragonera-agreed. If there is any truth in this and its a big IF, i can see this being bruce’s way of trying to show the unwashed he’s behind them and getting the fans on his side (if there was any doubters regarding his appointment through his apparent allegience with newcastle before) by nicking our best player.
    Either way, i can see teams like Arsenal coming knocking for him and he’d be mad to go anywhere near the scum if thats the case.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #12

    bruce=traitor what a prick i never wanted him as our manager but i never wanted him as manager of the mackems it just shows that all the non sense about him being a geordie through and through etc was bull hell say anything to get himself ahead

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  • bensham_charver

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Enjoy the Championship folks! 🙂

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  • bensham_charver

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #14

    “Let me hear the sound Shearer took you down, Shearer took you down, Keegan is a clown, Sherer took you, Shearer took you doooooown!!!”

    Many thanks to the 2 Geordie Messiahs!!!

    FTM

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  • Ross

    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #15

    from a professional point of view, sunderland have just been baught out, are still in the prem and want him as manager. There are reasons, for him to go. The thing that i dislike was that stupid statement released about how he never claimed Newcastle was his dream job or whatever, when he’s plainly talking out his ar$e. Everytime our job was available he suddenly found his geordie roots once again, started waxing lyrical about how brilliant a club we were and how he’d always dreamed of managing us one day. They can have him to be honest, just means its that bit sweeter the day we return and beat the mackems. (providing he hasnt been booted by then)

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Bensham – spelling mistake in your song. You get 10 points and some new socks if you can spot it.

    I suppose that being the clever (i didnt use intellectual because you probably dont know what it means) person you are – you will know that the only people who used the term ‘messiah’ was southern based journalists and everyone outside of newcastle.

    But thanks for the excellent post mate.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #17

    cannot wait to go back up and punish cauliflower face, he is going to make some huge, huge cock ups with money to spend. i give the (unt untill x-mas.

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  • Ross

    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Graeme-back that up with the finishing “FTM”-when his club are being managed by one and he just typically looks a bit stupid doesnt he. That lot will never learn. At least he can admit he’s a charv though, thats a start?

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  • woodsee

    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Living in bensham and being a mackem a few headclips in your lifetime charver eh.
    Anyway there club is more mixed up than ours,can you imagine a mackem managing us,i think not.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #20

    This has just been posted on another thread:

    http://www.fansonline.net/hullcity/article.php?id=225

    It reads:

    It has just hit the news that Hull have been charged with fielding an unregistered player at the end of January 2009.

    Apparently when they signed Kamil Zayatte from Young Boys for £2.5million on January 23 this year, there had been some irregularities with the transfer and he was not formerly registered when Hull drew 2-2 with West Brom.

    West Brom have been awarded three points for that game instead of one but it has made no difference to them, they are still relegated.

    However Hull have been stripped of their point, which puts them on the same points as Newcastle but with a poorer goal difference.

    Newcastle have complained immediately and if our claim is upheld, Hull will be relegated retrospectively and the Toon will stay up!

    This is another joke/ wind up… has to be……. OMG

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #21

    obafan lol read the bottom on the link you provided

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  • Tino 11

    Jun 6, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Oba- Got to be bullsh*t, surely? If West Brom had been awarded extra points we would have heard about it from the Premier League.

    People trying to cause mischief i think!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Ha ha 😆 wum’s idd

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #24

    captain Dunne 2nd too 🙁

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #25

    It has just hit the news that Hull have been charged with fielding an unregistered player at the end of January 2009.

    Apparently when they signed Kamil Zayatte from Young Boys for £2.5million on January 23 this year, there had been some irregularities with the transfer and he was not formerly registered when Hull drew 2-2 with West Brom.

    West Brom have been awarded three points for that game instead of one but it has made no difference to them, they are still relegated.

    However Hull have been stripped of their point, which puts them on the same points as Newcastle but with a poorer goal difference.

    Newcastle have complained immediately and if our claim is upheld, Hull will be relegated retrospectively and the Toon will stay up! Article continues below

    Carlsberg don’t do football news stories for delusional Geordies but if they did this would probably be the best football news story in the world!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Like that one 🙂

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #27

    You know Beye, after thinking great my second thought was sh1t3 we’ll be stuck with the same owner lmao.

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  • bensham_charver

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #28

    You lot are in deep trouble – you aint got the sort of players who can compete in the championship. Don’t mean to rub it in (…actually I do!) but your friends Kegan and Shearer have caused REAL LASTING DAMAGE to your club. I can see it being another 5 years before you can even think about top flight football again.

    Looking back what did you expect – Keegan out of touch and lacking a spine… and She-ra – the most uncharesmatic person in football, no experience, and no idea. 1 relegation to his name if he stays he might double it! You’ve had one wake up call already, give him the boot or else you’ll once again get what you deserve…

    Anyway i’m off to Spar to get some tabs and a couple of cans like…

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Bensham – spelling mistake again.

    Dont forget your id or do you have to ask people old enough to get you cans and tabs for you?

    Hmmm lets think – first time relegated in 16 years from to flight and how many times have the mackems during that time.

    As if geordie bruce will get you up in the top half of the table.

    We are shit and admit it – least we support our team til the end and not walk out in the first half.

    £42K capacity as mention by bruce – not like it ever gets near that – well apart from when take that and oasis peform.

    Anyway – enjoy basking in glory in the prem. – even in HD on sky the red and white looks Sh*t.

    You do realise that the press will shift from us and totally anialate everything the mackems do and will bask in the glory of you defeats – as will we.

    Even when you are chanting “Black & White Steve’s Red & White army” you will be paying respects to us – and when you always sing about the geordies without fail.

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #30

    someones had 100K on fame ang lory for the derby! crikey!

    i fancy golden sword EW. and black bear island to win it 😉

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 6, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Another scruffy Mackem! They get everywhere dont they.

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #32

    bensham charver- shearer already has 1 relegation to his name, hmmm let me think, im sure theres another geordie manager out there with that?? let me think, oh yeah steve bruce u numpty!!!

    makems r really pathetic arent they, i mean they actually care more about what newcastle do than how they do themselves, quite sad really, but i suppose that wat happends when they’ve lived in our shadow for sooooooooooo long, and i can understand them being angry at us since we, a championship club, still get more media cover than the rest of north east teams combined

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  • daffy

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #33

    totally agree with bensham , if Sunderland & STEVE the BRUCE want any player from nufc ( & lets face it there wont be many! ) we,ll have them as we are the top dogs in the north east with premier status .

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Steve Bruce is the ideal manager with a brilliant track record to get the mackems relegated.
    Never wanted him at Newcastle the guy is loser.

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  • daffy

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #35

    sour grapes?

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Hello lads, aint been on here for a while but i am havin a heated debate with a SMB on you tube. If anyone wants to back a fellow toon fan up then here is the link i’m sick of arguing with him lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azbje1dXTJA

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Any1 watchin England? Funny second goal 😆

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #38

    obafan, yeah mate, gerrards effort was a diff class, unlucky but big emile soon bundled it in

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #39

    Umm you wouldn’t be biased at all Geordie-Gerrard7 lol

    Yep was a great shot by gerrard but the keeper pushed it straight to Hesky lol how unlucky.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jun 6, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #40

    didnt see barrys goal though header wasnt it? glen johnson is qaulity, i wish we had signed him when we had the chance.

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