You Can Almost Taste The Passion Of The Geordie People


Sylvain Marveaux has  come across great,  in his recent interview with the Newcastle press corps.

Sylvain Marveaux – you can almost taste the passion of the Geordie people

With so many French players in the squad now, there is a distinct danger the squad will develop cliques as they did in the past, but John Carver is adamant that will not happen, and in fact it’s John’s job to make sure it doesn’t happen.

But it seems the four French speaking players Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid have all fitted in very well and very quickly too.

Sylvain Marveaux, who was signed by Newcastle from under the noses of Liverpool, as they dithered over his medical and his contract, had this to say:

“We know there is a lot of work to do before we think about Europe, but we are keen to get something started this season and the French players are all determined to be involved in that.

“I have spoken with the manager a lot.”  From what he says about the way the team will play I think I can ignite the supporters.”

“The club wants to do very big things and achieve success, which is why I came here.”  “I came here with the idea of playing in Europe.”

“That’s certainly what the long-term vision is.”  “I know Hatem well, and I know Yohan and Demba Ba a little bit from even before I came here.”

“It is good that we can all communicate and speak French but we will be communicating in English as well.”  “We are working towards that and trying to get the right blend, that’s what we are looking ahead to.”

“What you have to remember is there are already a lot of good players in the team already. That can only bode well for us going forward.”

The 25-year-old apparently looked both very fit and very good in training last week, and he seems delighted to be at Newcastle.

Of course the Newcastle fans just love their players, especially when they are as skillful as the four players Newcastle have through the door so far this summer, and Sylvain certainly thinks the Geordies are very friendly people too.

And of course there is an easy swap from the patisserie to the great Gregg’s bakery, for all the French lads.

Sylvain continued:

“I love it here, the people are very friendly too.”  “I have only been here a short time but I have been around the city and you can almost taste the passion of the Geordie people.”

“It is similar in size to Rennes.” “But you can anticipate what the fans want from their team and I am looking forward to being part of it.”

Really good words from Sylvain,  and he will soon become a big favorite with Newcastle fans if his play matches the way he gives interviews.

Newcastle fans will get a first taste of this new skillful Newcastle this coming Friday evening at Darlington, and it would seem to be a great match to attend – with Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling also likely to be participating.

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312 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #1

    If he can play aswell as he can talk then wer in for a real treat.. he does look a cracking player mind with tremendous space and a hell of a left foot so we’ll have to wait and see

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  • No.9

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Ibrahim “Teteh” Bangura what happened to this linked player was looking forward to a bit of a gamble on this guy, great record

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Good to hear positive talk, I hope he adapts to the English game quickly. I look forward to seeing him play.

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  • When I first joined 1st Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, we had to attend Regimental History lessons. Hope it’s the same for our new recruits as it builds pride.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Cant wait for this lad to rip teams apart with ben arfa and co.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #6

    he’s making all the right noises so far, hope he settles quickly, can’t wait now for the start of the season

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  • JTOONJ

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Sounds like were in for a treat! Does anyone know if it is possible to stream this darlo game? or get Live feed? Before you shout i know its just a friendly against a small club!

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  • seanodinho

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #8

    peter crouch was in jesmond on friday new number 9 maybe?

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #9

    No way to crouch he will be going to the scum

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  • JTOONJ, I’m hoping that it will be at least live on Darlington Radio. Does Darlington have a radio station?

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #11

    GeordieGerman “allez les gars!”
    Are you in the Army, Sir?

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  • JTOONJ

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #12

    @ GeordieGerman
    Yeah it’s called “Star Radio” I live near darlington so i may be able to get it.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Crouch, new number 9??
    If ever was a ridiculous rumor today, i think that might be it.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #14

    If Crouch is our new No9 we may as well pack up and go home now!

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  • ToonMauritius, Not since 1981.

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  • Dannyo, hope that’s from Cwarrs. If it is I see no reason to panic.

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #17

    It seems that all guy on twitter are drunk or insane see this : http://twitter.com/#!/Picolo76

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #18

    the twitter boys are aren’t exactly making any friends lol

    http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2011/07/10/the-top-three-nufc-twitter-twterers/?

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  • kakaobi

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #19

    radio tees is your best bet for live radio coverage.
    Looking forward to next season already if pardew is going to play like barca then he seems to be getting the right players,would like to see a fast forward who cans score (dare i say it) someone like owen used to be just not injured all the time.

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  • woodsee

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Crouch will be signing for the heed ,and i can confirm that Darlington is yet to get electricity

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  • LisburnMag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #21

    ive been trying to get cwarr07 2 block me all day but he wont arrghh! ive decided its a lot cooler 2 b blocked by him than unfollow!
    on a more toon related note how do u all feel about the rumours of barndoor bendtner supposidly joining us?

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  • Jack, Ive just tweetered the link 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #23

    LisburnMag

    Call him a Bullsh***ing wa**ker, got me blocked straighter away lol

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  • LisburnMag, heard/read for 7 1/2 million. But it’s from twitter so probably poo poo. Was going to write Kaka, but didn’t want to start a new rumour.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #25

    GG

    those guys on twitter have rhino skin mate, they need for all the abuse they bring on themselves ha ha

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Just heard of a mate who recons he knows someone on inside (has gotten a couple of things rite in past ) that we are going to sign a strike from europe and unveil him on thursday/friday he didnt no anything else ill let you know when i know

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #27

    brobrotwins

    Mario Gomez???

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Erding????

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Eren Derdiyok was someone who we’ve been linked with for sometime, but its gone quiet of late, would love to see him come to us

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  • brobrotwins, European? So it’s not Martha 🙁

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #32

    He never said anyname guys i usualy slate people for putting rumours on here so i was quite reluctant but he did get couple thigs rite like i said before the papers came out with it ie gosling and ireland

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  • moonraker

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #33

    if we werent gonna sign a striker, the number 9 shirt would have gone to Ben Arfa by now!!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Gg pardew has said ben arfa will be playing behind the striker so he will be starting

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #35

    GG i read that same article earlier and no where does it say about arfa fighting for his place just sky again

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #36

    brobrotwins

    Could be Villa;)

    Greatfull to you for putting it up mate, give us something to speculate over

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #38

    Moonraker ben arfa was always gona get no10 thats the role he plays

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  • brobrotwins

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Chins up lads hopefuly will here who its gunna be thursday/friday new number nine hopefuly

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  • JackButler

    Jul 10, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Moonraker

    HBA is a No 10, he would never be given the No 9 shirt

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