Pancrate Fighting For New Contract At Newcastle

Fabrice Pancrate is fighting to get a renewal of his contract this summer, and his performance last Saturday afternoon will help him do just that.

Fabrice Pancrate – very good game Saturday

Pancrate has made some good substitution performances when he twice set up an injury time goal for Ryan Taylor, and he had his first start for a while on Saturday.

Chris talked about Fabrice today:

“The most important thing is that we have real competition for places.”  Fabrice came in and did well against Barnsley, but he hasn’t started for a while.”

“He’s been sub and been involved in a few goals too. He did well and gave us a good performance. There are a lot of good performers out there at the moment.”

And Fabrice Pancrate was interviewed today by the Evening Chronicle:

“It was a good victory and the team played very well.” “I think we scored six, but I had to check after the game in case it was more than that – maybe it should have been.”

“It was a good game for us because every player did what the coach wanted.” “It was a spectacle for the fans too.”

“And we delivered a lot of goals for them.” “It’s always good to score many goals and I hope that we can continue that.”

“The crowd are always very loud and I feel their passion.” “It is good for me and the team. It is very important for a player to feel the same passion as the fans.”

“It was a good atmosphere and hopefully it can get better.” “It’s always great to be part of a winning team.”

“We have some great team spirit here and we want to keep that up.”   “We’re all looking forward to going to Middlesbrough and getting a good result.”

We’ll have to wait and see if Fabrice indeed gets a new contract come the summer.

Do you think he deserves one?

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Nobby_Long

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #1


  • TheHeyman

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    He had an okay game saturday. if he added a little more energy when he has the ball rather than use it chasing his own errors, push a little further up the pitch when we gain posession in deep areas, then we will have a very useful player on our hands. Almost came across as a bit of a clown at times Saturday but you can see his potential and did look dangerous nearer goal!

  • Kevin Nichol

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    God no to a new contract for pancake!!!!

    At best he is back up for our championship team; it would be embarassing watching him play in the PL against decent defenders. He gives us everything he has; cannot fault his work rate or enthusiasm; but he severly lacks in quality when it comes to decision making/final ball (Thumbs up on the pass for first goal on sat though).

    We will need another pacey winger in the summer to battle it out with jonas and routledge; someone with PL experience ideally; hopefully lua lua may come into the frame next year after some regular first team football with Brighton!

  • ttc31

    Mar 8, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s a smart player to have around who puts himself to good use around the pitch.

    Nothing to be gained from beating up what we have.

  • G

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    I think he had a pretty good game at the weekend, but he’s never Prem quality. I would only offer him another deal if we looked likely to stay in the fizzy pop in August.

  • Macas35

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #6

    He is a player we can get for nothing and has done nothing wrong in the home games he has played in. Put in an incredible pass for the penalty incident and had a really good first half. Considering we had a small squad last time we were in the Premiership I’d definitely snap him up as cover for next season. Has also scored the goal of the season.

  • pearceet

    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s no way near Premiership standard. that is the only reason why. Even if he plays out of his skin for the rest of the season

  • Davies

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #8

    He’s a useful impact sub. I think putting Lua Lua ahead of him in the pecking order is a little harsh; he doesn’t have nearly the experience and we don’t have too much of an idea of what he’ll be like in the first team. A couple of sub appearnaces in the EPL and good reviews at a league one side aren’t an indicator that he’s ready to replace someone with Pancrate’s experience and skill.

    Pancrate will get used to the pace of the English game and will probably get better with time and appearances. Also, he’ll cost nowt. Can’t really lose on that one. I’d keep him for another season at least, as long as he’s on reasonable wages.

  • Robby Bobson

    Mar 8, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9

    He tries and puts himself about…cant really fault him for effort and its good to see the occasional step over but he doesnt really have alot of pace to trouble teams….he is not the person to be competing with routledge for a spot on the right wing.

  • Mr Books

    Mar 8, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #10

    I’d b tempted to give him a 1 year deal and put an option in for another year.
    It takes time to settle into a new country, get used to team mates etc. Hes had some poor games, but shown some good things too. If he knew he had a shot a the premiership, but had to prove it every time he got on the pitch, he might surprise a few people. If not, not a lot lost.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 8, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #11

    I quite like him and his work rate, but EPL? Every circus needs a clown and I had enough of Newcastle being the circus it was last season.

  • will die for the toon army

    Mar 8, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #12

    I dont mind him as cover

  • cupiddstunt

    Mar 8, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #13

    I do find it a little amusing the way some people make decisions about who is and who is not premiership quality without the said players playing in the prem. As this is in reality the only way you can tell if someone is up to the demands of the premiership.

    Also some players look like they are not able to make the grade in the prem when in actual fact they are just in the wrong team or playing out of position. Which is why some players do nothing for one manager/team and then brilliantly for another.

    An example of how good fans are at deciding the quality of a player is Tore Andre Flo while at Glasgow Rangers the majority of rangers fans will tell you he was a waste of money but 72 appearances and 38 goals maybe tells a different story.

    But never mind you just stick with your opinions of who is and who is not worth it and then remember who is not a football manager then you can probably work out why.

  • chuck

    Mar 8, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Agree, lotta opinionated (your choice) on this site, with their “he`s not PL quality”.
    Is there such a distinction ?
    If so please describe it for me,so`s i`ll know in future.

  • G

    Mar 8, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Valid enough points Cupid / Chuck, with regard to my own feelings it is about 40% judging the players all round game and about 60% gut instinct. To be fair, I have been wrong in the past, and I am sure I could be wrong in this instance, but then again so have many managers (Andreas Anderson anyone?).

  • Bao Zheng

    Mar 9, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #16

    Frankly I am well bored with reading “this player not good enough for the EPL not good enough for the Toon” drivel from clueless nobheeds. Mike Ashley made some mistakes but the biggest of all was listening to the fans and giving them what they wanted. The truth is things going along well now so let’s leave this one to him and CH shall we? Watch and enjoy.


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