Good News On Sylvain Marveaux


Reports in the local press today that Sylvain Marveaux is back on Tyneside and continuing his rehabilitation at the Benton Training grounds.

Sylvain Marveaux – rehabilitation now at Newcastle

The French winger last played in the tough 2-1 win over Everton when he left the field after 54 minutes with a groin problem.

The former Rennes player was over here in Vail, Colorado in the US,  and had successful surgery under Dr Marc Phillipon at the famous Steadman Clinic.

It’s good to know the Newcastle players are getting the very best treatment available anywhere in the world.

Marveaux is back in Newcastle now,  and plans to do the rest of his rehabilitation on Tyneside,  and he could return to the first team picture in about a couple of months.

Sylvain is a good player,  although he didn’t really get much playing time  in the first team, and he was still getting to grips with the pace and physical nature of the game in England, when he was injured.

The former French U21 International (11 caps, 4 goals) made 9 appearances for Newcastle and had 3 assists, and one of them was against Wigan Athletic.

That’s when he beautifully brought down a cross from Ryan Taylor, and laid the ball across to Yohan Cabaye, all in one movement,  and Yohan smashed the ball into the back of the net past Tim Howard to get a 1-0 win and all 3 points. That was back on 22nd October.

Sylvain was dramatically signed by Newcastle one early Saturday morning, 18th June last year,  when he was famously brought to Newcastle late Friday night, after he had presumably failed a fitness test at Liverpool.

And in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Newcastle signed him on the spot, and that was just one day after Newcastle had signed Demba Ba on a free transfer from West Ham.

And the Senegal striker is now one of the best strikers in the Premier League,  and he has 15 PL goals  to his name so far this season.

And we see that Harry Redknapp is getting creamed today by former Newcastle captain Bobby Moncur, for revealing that Demba  Ba has a release clause in his Newcatsle  contract.

But to be fair to Harry,  it was actually a reporter who first brought that up in his press conference yesterday, and of course we don’t even know if that’s true or not, with Newcastle being mum on the subject.

But if Newcastle can fix it and get rid of the clause (if one exists) and offer Ba a new extended and improved deal , they should do that, and keep it under the radar too. 😀

As far as Marveaux is concerned,   it will be very good to get him back, say in early March,  so he can continue his readjustment to the English Premier League.

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52 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t think there’s any coincidence that Jonas’s performances have dropped off since Marveuax picked up his injury, what little he’s played this season he looks a very good, pacey, technical players.
    Lets hope this operation has cured all the issues he has had with his hip and groing

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  • geordiejohn42

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    This silly release clause needs to be removed and fast and offer this lad a new contract infact a 5year one and give the lad what he want he’s the future of our club oh while you at it hand him that famous no9 shirt for the next 5years et al

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  • geordiejohn42

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Bloody hell Jack I was first lol .. only joking mate I’ll let u have that one as for Sylvian we’ve really missed him because we haven’t seen the real Sylvian played as much I think in time he’ll be a quality player for us but needs time the only issue I’ll have with him is he needs to track back when he loses the ball and he’ll be just fine HWTL

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #4

    @geordiejohn42 – Got to be quicker mate 🙂

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #5

    does any one know how much time IS left for the start of the game

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  • geoff777

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    1 hour 50 mins Roshan

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Bloody hell, watching the Brum – Wolves game, I’ve seen better public pitches

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  • geoff777

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #8

    I can’t find any links for the match.

    I hope someone streams the radio commentary.

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  • Mancgeordie

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Hope he gets i would love to see this line up even just for 1 game
    ————krul———
    Simo-saylor-colo-santon
    ————-tiote———-
    —–cabaye—vuckic—
    Benarfa–ba–marveux-

    Reckon it would be class

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    SSN are saying that Ba and Tiote may play and then leave for the ACoN after the game?

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  • strawberrysyrup

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    What is all this bout toite n Ba playing ???

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  • geoff777

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #12

    @JackButler

    Can you remember Derby’s Baseball Ground’s pitch?
    By March the only grass on it was near the corner flags.
    It was a quagmire.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #13

    geoff – Yeah mate, I remember that was a poor pitch, also remember the Chelsea beach a few years ago, how they were allowed to play on that was ridiculous

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #14

    SSN are trying to get confirmation as to when Ba and Tiote have to leave, Jeff Stearling has said that they may play today, and that We, NUFC that is, are trying to get confirmation from their respective national teams as to what time they have to leave to join up with the squad.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #15

    “Alan Pardew’s side have won one of their last eight matches – all in the Premier League”

    are bbc telling lies again. im sure its 2

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #16
  • milk or cream

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #17

    geoff777

    wasnt that like most pitches??

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  • geoff777

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Technicall the rules state that players must join their squads 14 days before the start of the competiton (21ST JAN).

    So if Tiote and Ba can get to their squads before midnight they won’t be in breach of the rules.

    Tiote has to get to Paris.
    I’m not sure about Ba.

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  • alftooooooon

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Any links for todays game?

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  • geoff777

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #20

    @milk or cream

    Most were muddy strips up the middle but Derby’s was probably the worst of the lot.

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Any links for the game tonight?

    Singapore decided to show the Macclesfield game and the blackpool game for some odd reason. So no Newcastle vs B’Burn on the tele over here….

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #22

    I remember going to the Vetch in Swansea in the 80’s and it was a game of spot the grass

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Guys can we all calm down about re Transfer window. Yes it is a sad state the way football works these days. And more needs to be put in place in order to sort it out.

    Its terrible that teams cannot improve because every time they discover and develop a player, the money bags take em. But we have to accept this and do the British thing.

    Keep Calm and Carry On

    We sold one key player (Carroll) and lets face it, we benefitted in the long run. Thats does not mean we will sell all the time. We turned down £30m for him!!!

    Only one I can see going is possibly Tiote. But for no less than £35m again. And yes I will be sad to see him go but such is the life of a Toon fan.

    I cannot imagine Ba leaving. He has already been at 2 clubs in the past year. Will he really want to move again now, while he has the acn going on and is having a successful season with us. He will at least wait until the summer. Im sure the club will do everything to reassess the contract (like we did with Carroll a few months before he left). Ba seems like a genuine guy. He’s modest, humble and a top professional. The team appears to gel really well and I think it really would take a lot to draw our players away.

    Anyway besides the point. Back to the selling club thought. I get the strategy, it is one Arsenal have even used at times, but we need to have the balls to say wait til summer to both clubs and players (Like Tottenham did with Modric). The offers will still be on the table then. Ba is unlikely to loose his form (he has been consistent forever (Hoffenheim). Tiote is a rock and has only improved since Chelski were sniffing around him last season. We need to not sell mid season. The window is tough and we cant replace.

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  • milk or cream

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    geoff777

    thank god for new technology with the pitches, sun beds for grass, who would have thought

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #25

    I know twitter is not to be believed but people saying that Ba and Tiote will start today

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Would have been nice to see Marveaux back for the home game against the soap-challenged. When you analyse our clubs medical savvy it seems to be pretty top-notch – look at some of the so-called crocks they have fixed up, the great Al himself was rescued from early retirement. It’s no surprise the jogger-flogger takes a long punt on marveax, ba etc ‘cos he knows if we cant fix ’em, no-one can. I’m pretty confident Marveux will come back reasonably fixd from his long term problem and could become another valuable player (whichever way you look at it) for the Toon. Get well soon son.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #27

    I hope Ba and Tiote arent in the team today cos it will be a blown opportunity to blood our plan b lineup in what is essentially a non-crucial game against proper (not reserves) opposition.

    LGFUAD – spot on, its the way it is and always has been. Tomorrow is another game.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #28

    tsunki

    Spot on about Tiote and Ba that.

    Yes a good cup run would be great but I’d rather give our plan b a full game to settle and check before league games.

    If it makes the difference between a europe spot. Would rather have that. Although Cup run??

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  • toonincheek

    Jan 7, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Tsunki – “non-crucial game” – what are you talking about?
    A defeat would undo so much of the self-belief we must have derived from playing ManU off the park.

    The fringe players will get their chance soon enough.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #30

    Y’kna, my thoughts on the cup thing is that for thin squads like ours its a way for us to get our backup players up to speed in case they are needed, then in later stages for the first team to get in their and push on if there becomes a realistic chance we can actually go for it. You cant go all out for it when you’re near the top and punching above your weight, you may get flattened when you run out of steam in the run up to the end of the season.

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #31

    ‘Non Crucial’ Game, how anyone can say the the FA Cup is a ‘Non Crucial’ game is beyond me

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Obertan, Cabaye, Abeid, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa; Best.

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Ellliot, Perch, R.Taylor, Gosling, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameob

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Krul, Simpson, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Santon, Obertan, Abeid, Cabaye, Jonas, Ben Arfa, Best

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Strong team. Can’t wait to see Abeid.

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #36

    JB – unlucky 😛

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  • JackButler

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Ponderous Pardew – Old fingers mate, can’t type that fast 🙂

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  • Nufc-Dom

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #39
  • terencelim

    Jan 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #40

    This is certainly not a “non crucial game” it is FA and we are a little unlucky for the draw facing a league team.

    I would still love to see if Shane Ferguson, Tamas Kadar and Vuckic given a chance today for first-11.

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