Newcastle Fine Bassong For His Poor Attitude


The Newcastle Evening Chronicle have revealed today that Sebastien Bassong has been fined two weeks wages by Newcastle United for refusing to travel to Dundee at the weekend.

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Sebastien Bassong – fined 2 weeks wages

Newcastle have imposed the maximum fine on their 23 year-old player because they were unhappy with his attitude.

The club has refused to make any official comment on the matter, but a source told the Evening Chronicle today:

“As far as the club is concerned he is under contract with Newcastle United.”

“And if he fails to turn up for a game then the necessary action must be taken.”

The Frenchman wants to leave the Tyneside club, but this is no way to act, and it seem the lad is getting a little too big for his football boots.

Apparently his agent Chris Hentoray has been in England the last couple of days, as they try to plot a way out of the Tyneside prison.

As far as we are concerned on this blog, any player who wants to leave Newcastle right now, should be allowed to leave, but at the right price only.

That right price for Sebastien should be closer to £15M than £10M, and if no club comes in for the youngster with that money, so be it – he stays.

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have been after Bassong, but with Man City hoping to sign Everton defender Joleon Lescott, Spurs would appear to be favorites right now, if they can come up with the requisite funds that is.

And Bassong could even be a replacement for Everton’s  Lescott, should he  leave the club. David Moyes is said to be an admirer of the youngster.

Caretaker boss Chris Hughton had said that Bassong would not have played on Sunday in any case at Dundee United, because he is suspended for the first game of the season, after his red card against Fulham.

Bassong is under contract for another two seasons, and maybe Newcastle could just elect to keep the player, although that is unlikely to happen.

But look for Newcastle to dig in their heels to get the very best deal they can from one of their best young stars.

But we’re not interested in keeping players who want to leave the Newcastle ship, when its in so much peril.

We’d be much happier to  see the lads left be those who want to stay on Tyneside, as we’ve had enough of players who are just here for the money.

It’s time for blood and guts football at Newcastle again next season, and that honesty has been missing, ever since the great Bobby Robson left as manager of the club in 2004.

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • cooldj

    Aug 4, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #1

    cooldj pounces again! 🙂

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  • Geordie Cobbler

    Aug 4, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #2

    The blokes an idiot… if he dont wanna be here then £10 million sounds good to me!

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  • Solaidback

    Aug 4, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Maybe we should fine all the players for not playing football because the way I see it, none of them have been playing, they’ve just been turning up to get their wages & nowt else!!

    So if we fined all of them, that would say at least £1m a week in wages.. lol

    On another point, why do we always sell our best players to our closest rivals?? I mean, last season we sold Milner to Villa, Zog to Wigan, we also sold Ginola to Spurts, I don’t see them selling there best players to us when we were riding high in the PL, so why do we always do that, have we turned into a feeder club for other clubs instead of keeping our best & beating these teams!!!
    Now I see were looking at selling all our best player again to our rival clubs like Villa, Everton, Citey & the Spurts, tell them all to bogof & find there own bloody player.. 🙂

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 4, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #4

    More money in Mikes pocket….maybe he should fine the whole 1st team a years wages as they are a load of crap.

    Bassong has ideas way above his station.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Solaidback those teams mentioned used to be rivals…not anymore my friend we got relegated remember?

    Our new rivals are……fill in the blanks I can’t be bothered 🙂

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Another typical big headed arrogant Frenchman we have had nothing but trouble with them. Gte rid of the tw*t

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  • Mags

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #7

    I could not agree more with everything you have written Ed, that young man is behaving very badly.

    I know the club is a shambles at the moment, and can understand any player who has any ambition wanting to better themselves, but whilst he is still employed by the club he should behave in a proper manner. What is it with these French players? They all seem to have delusions of grandeur inbuilt into them.

    I hope it starts a Dutch auction and we get the most we possibly can for him.

    However, I do not like the idea of him going to Spurs as that team and manager irritate me beyond all measure.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #8

    …can’t see Moyes selling Lescott for 20m and replacing him with 15m Bassong.

    Must admit, I’m surprised we never accepted the ‘alleged’ 10m from spuds – having said that, it was probably just a ploy to tempt Man sh1tty into bidding.

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  • tommy boi

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #9

    1) David Ginola
    2) Laurent Robert
    3) Olivier Bernard
    4) Charles Insomnia
    5) Bassong….

    Boring Boring Boring, same ‘ol frenchies.
    If he does not want to play, sell him. Although he was one of our better players last season, he is not worth 10-15m. Next decent offer which comes in MA should accept. I hope Bassong fails to live up to his expectations next season with his new club and fails at life.

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  • JinkyGenius

    Aug 4, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Ha’ad on, is this not just Ashley finding any way of getting his bubbly money back after the Dundee charter plane fiasco?

    ‘Jings, wit a scunner…’

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  • Shanghaitoon

    Aug 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Bassong needs to remember that without his trial and subsequent signing by NUFC, he would most likely still be a nobody in France’s 2nd tier. WE gave him his break! A bit of loyalty to the shirt would not go amiss!!

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  • NO F IN KINNEAR

    Aug 4, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #12

    no offence ed but we told you this last week when you were defending him for wanting to leave. Just get your transfer request in and fck off. a player with loads of potential but an ego way above what he has produced so far. played excellent in a few games. YES. played sh1te in a few games. EQUALLY YES. saving grace is going to be the fact we are going to get good money for him. not that it will be spent mind. but his time at the club is surely up. refusing to play ??? cheeky bstard.

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  • ian

    Aug 4, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Good one Bassong paid for the trip!!!!

    Berbatov started all of this off, he should have been kicked out of the premiership for behaving the way he did, now any player who fancies a change just doesnt tow the line.

    The team should be travelling by first class train, by business/normal air and by luxury coach they are in the championship now it is a sad fact but the top flight has gone, if they could play premiership football they would still be there.

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  • ian

    Aug 4, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Bassong may have just knocked £2m off his transfer fee and £10k per week of his future wages, managers are sick of the likes of Richards, Dyer, SWP (when he was younger, better now) and co.

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  • cromscott

    Aug 4, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Ian……There all black players youve mentioned ..you racist tw@………..I’m gonna chop your finger off Ian so you stop posting shit.

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  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 4, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #16

    @cromscott
    well i think your a racist for having the word black in your post. shame on you. they’re the same as us only darker.

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  • Geordie Matriarch

    Aug 5, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #17

    What does Bassong get a week? It’s not as if they expected him to walk to Dundee.

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