Marveaux Epitomizes Team Ethic And Camaraderie At Newcastle

Sylvain Marveaux seems to be building up quite a reputation on Tyneside, for a player who has made just six appearances so far this season for the Newcastle first team.

Sylvain Marveaux – in action against Nottingham Forest

But Newcastle have also only played nine games so far,  and we expect as the season progresses that the French U21 International will play a bigger part in the Newcastle first team.

Sylvain will be fighting it out with Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez for that left wing spot, but both can do a job for Newcastle this season, there’s no doubt about that.

Marveaux was impressive in last night’s 3-0 victory by the Newcastle Reserves side at Bolton, and he would have impressed watching manager Alan Pardew, and he scored two second half goals too.

But like most of the lads at Newcastle these days, he is showing a real team spirit and Sylvain is willing to wait for his chance in the Newcastle first team.

We don’t know what Alan Pardew and his coaches are saying to the players these days, but whatever it is – it’s working.

This is what Sylvain said today:

“At the moment, it isn’t easy to get into the team because they are unbeaten. We’re all working hard and trying to show the manager what we can do,” 

“I’m ready, and I’ll wait for my chance. The team is fourth in the table – that’s great.”  “We have a good group here, and we know we have to keep going like this.”

“I think we can do some great things this season. Everything’s okay and I’m happy to be here at Newcastle.
“It’s very good for us – we’re in a healthy situation.”

“We’re winning football matches, and the guys on the wings are performing well when they’re asked to perform. “Sometimes it is difficult to change a winning side.”

When you look at the company Newcastle are in with bring 4th in the Premier League, the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are the other teams in the top six, there’s no shame in not starting at Newcastle, none at all.

And in any case, if Newcastle are indeed going to become successful again,  we need a strong squad with players like Sylvain, who will not throw their dummies out of the pram, if they are not in the starting eleven.

Newcastle seem to not only have an excellent squad this season, in terms of skill, but also in their attitude, and long may that continue.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • sammydolan

    Oct 5, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Says alot about the mid/att we have.. wish we had this problem with the defence!

  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 5, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #2

    I know they say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it but I reckon this kid deserves a shot ahead of Obertan :’)

  • BigKirky

    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Dannyo, John Carver said that live on the phone to John Anderson and the rest on Radio Newcastle.

    He said they started Marveaux on the left, but later on they switched him to the right and coming in from that position, he got his goal. I wonder if they’re testing the water, should Obertan consistently under-perform.

  • ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #4

    its very obvious some players might lose their place if we lose against spurs.
    I see obertan and raylor losing their places

  • ganiyu

    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #5

    how come steven taylor and simpson are the best players by premier league ratings and they dont draw the plaudits??


    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Ganiyu, they go by clean sheets/ tackles and all, so really taylor and coloccini should be near the top! 😀

  • davis_toons

    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #7

    side track…Obtan suck in this video. He cant play in this position. it belongs more to HBA.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Obtan isnot R7. He is more of a winger..which ManUtd doesnt need one..

  • boing123

    Oct 6, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Sooner rather than later, Marv would be taking Obertan’s place on the right wing. Jonas’ place on the left is safe because of his defensive qualities. Obertan would be coming on as an impact substitute – after all, he was originally bought to replace Routledge, not to be a starter.

  • PapaToon

    Oct 6, 2011 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #10

    Obertan will stay. i dont know what people are basing him dropping to the bench. If he hasnt grabbed your attention in the last two games it doesnt mean he hasnt been doing his job.
    You cant have 3 or 4 players standout in a match everytime.
    for example, Cabaye against Astonvilla, Obertan and BA against Blackburn, Guiterez against Wolves.
    Going by what ppl are posting Best position should be under threat because we havent seen score and standout as much as Ba. So loverkrands for Totenham then guys? 🙂

  • jayphoto

    Oct 6, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Obertan does a lot for the team! His 30/40 yard dribbles out of our half completely null the pressure when other teams are getting on top of us! He’s a useful player who at his age will only get better!

  • geoff777

    Oct 6, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #12

    Obertan’s a good player.
    He played really well against Blackburn.

    It’s the one midfield position we don’t have any quality cover for. I guess Raylor could do a job there if Obertan was injured or suspended.

    If Marveaux can play on both wings then that really is a bonus, this lad really is a top-class player.-

    If we can strengthen the defence in January – Pieters is perfect. Add a quality striker.

    Then we have a squad to challenge for cups and push for a European spot next season.

    Things are looking good.


  • blissna

    Oct 6, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Any weaknesses Obertan has are augmented by simpson. I think they pair up brilliantly.

  • Dannyo

    Oct 6, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Aha, then it makes sense, i was watching the highlights and of the goals he came in on the right but scored with the outside of his left foot. So technically gifted that player, hope he gets a start at Tottenham.

  • Premiership Manager

    Oct 6, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    We have done well to date but Tottenham and Stoke will offer a challenge prior to facing Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea in consecutive games.

    Marvaux should be starting and if Santon is not fit we should be playing Guterez in his interational position RB. Jonas for me is a far better option than Ryan Taylor due to his work rate, experience and ability. This would also offer a very strong attacking option.

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 6, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #16

    I’m still not convinced about Obertan at all…..

  • Stuart

    Oct 6, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #17

    Why is everyone so desperate to get Simpson out of the defence? We have the best record in english football this season for goals conceded yet you’d rather switch an out and out RB for a LW playing RB because crazy fat cokehead Maradona played him there once or twice?

  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 6, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #18

    @Premiership Manager
    You must be off yer heed mate!!!
    I watched Jonas at RB for the Argies and he was seriously found wanting-terrible iow
    @Stuart,i totally agree with ya there.Simmo has been playing great,we all highlight him when he makes a mistake but he has doone superbly and i know that Collo and Sayls have cleaned up for him at times but he has also done for them.
    Don`t change the defence i say,maybe Rayls as Lennon will give him a going over but only if Santon is ready.
    His first game in Black and White could be up against the quickest winger in the PL-
    remember he could pee himself 🙂
    Obertan does help out the defence a fair bit by takin those runs with the ball but would like to see Marv on the RW as Jonas can`t be changed out after his displays.
    Have a great day guys

  • Jesus1983

    Oct 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #19

    I thought Obertan was bought to replace Barton? He was signed not long after Barton was told he could go for nothing.

    Obertan is an exciting player and i hope he plays as many games as possible…i can see him improving a lot.

    Marveaux does look quality and will get his chance when the dreaded injuries/suspensions kick in.

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 6, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #20

    I cant attend matches ( Ireland ) so I’m a bit hamstrung in that way, but has Obertan skinned a winger yet and crossed the ball ? He played well at Forest but he doesnt seem to do an awful lot from what i have seen on TV ? Opinions needed please ….?


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