Kompany – Newcastle Among The Best In The League

Newcastle held Manchester City for 70 minutes on Sunday, before the league leaders finally breached the determined  Newcastle defense.

Vincent Kompany challenges Demba Ba on Sunday

And it was an excellent goal too by one of Man City’s real stars – Yaya Toure.

Yaya is a top player, because he produces when it matters – he’s like the mail man (post man) – he always delivers, and his first time shot after 70 minutes, was just an inch or two inside Tim Krul’s left hand post.

Tim moved well and tried to get to the ball, as he dived horizontally to his left, but the shot beat the young Dutchman and as the first goal – it was crucial.

Man City’s second goal was really caused by Newcastle being caught up field,  trying to get the equalizer late in the game.

Both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse had quiet games for Newcastle on Sunday, and that was due to the excellent central defense partnership of the Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany,  and England International Joleon Lescott.

Kompany was elected to the PFA Premier League Team of the Season, with Fabricio Coloccini as his central defensive partner, and both players played extremely well on Sunday.

Kompany was a steal at £6M, when he signed from Hamburg in August of 2008, and he has turned out to be one of City’s best buys, and he’s not only an excellent player but also a great captain and a smashing lad.

And it seems that Vincent  is impressed by the Newcastle side this season,  because this is what he tweeted after the game on Sunday:

“Don’t let the “big four” fool you, Newcastle are comfortably amongst the best in the league. No leaving St. James’ without bruises. #Fact.”

Vincent obviously knows what he’s talking about, and he has now played 160 times for City with 5 goals, and he has 47 caps for Belgium with a couple of goals.

Newcastle were said to be interested in the Belgium International in the summer of 2008, but we brought in Coloccini instead, and Fab’s turned out to be an excellent buy for Newcastle, and of course is now the Magpies’ captain.

Kompany and Coloccini were voted the best two center-backs in the Premier League for this season.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    May 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Arsenal have signed podolski n mvilla, Chelsea signed marko Marin, spurs look like getting vertoghen n man u or city look like getting hazard next season is goin to b amazing

  • Indian Magpie

    May 8, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    NUFC have signed amalifitano well almost 😉

  • The Shola Show

    May 8, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3


    Real Madrid scouts have been watching Newcastle striker Papiss Demba Cisse with a view to making a move for the Senegal international this summer.

    Full story: the Times

  • thepict

    May 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #4

    So very proud of what the team has achieved this season. Can’t wait for next season to start.

  • thepict

    May 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Shola let’s just tell the special one to foxtrot oscar.

  • Gylfi As Charged

    May 8, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6


  • GeordieToon89

    May 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Cant believe M’Vila has signed for Arsenal.. Well a can cos hes class and so are Arsenal but point is a wanted him 🙁 …. £18million deal plus £12million for Podolski.. Shows Arsenal are really splashing out to improve.. We really need to be onit from the off next season

  • ochytoon

    May 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Where have you read that Arsenal signed M’vila? Its not on SSN so I presume its just a rumour.

  • LGFUAD21

    May 8, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Arsenal were a bit unprepared for the start of this season.

    They failed to replace Clichy. Arteta has proved a great buy but it was a panick buy along with Yossi. They lost Nasri and Fabregas who were 2 of their stand out players last season. To top it they lost Wilshere early on.

    Believe me. If they have managed 3rd this season from that dreadful start, they will be contenders next season.

    Wenger will finally dust off the checkbook for next season and the belief in that squad at the moment is very high.

    I wont begrudge them for spending big this season at all. Looking at the finances, they havent spent more than they have sold for in about 6/7 years.

    Also remember thinking their purcahse of Oxade Chamblain was insane. They might have proved me wrong given what he has done this season. They didnt even intend to play him.

  • LGFUAD21

    May 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    On the other hand, their defense is in need of the same fortifying that ours is.

    Trust me Arsenal will be a team to watch out for. They will unload Arshavin, Chamackh and the rest of their tosh and replace with Podolski (Who my Gunner friends aren’t convinced by, but I reckon he will get at least 15 goals if he plays regularly, he is a Cisse type, but can play on the wing) and the like.

    Anyway enough about Arsenal (sorry I get carried away because all my friends are Gooners so I have a passing interest in their affairs, just like they do in the Toon)

  • Indian Magpie

    May 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Geordietoon89, Ouchytoon,

    Whether arsenal have or have not signed Mvilla, we at 18 million would never have signed him , so why be disppointed.

  • GeordieToon89

    May 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #12

    ochytoon – Sky sports dude Graeme Bailey said it on twitter basically a done deal

  • GeordieToon89

    May 8, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #13

    Indian – doesnt mean we cant mention it youve spoke some crap in your time on here so shush… Anyways a was meaning if we cant have him then know one should have him 🙂

  • redondo77

    May 8, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    IF we lose our stars this summer:
    Tiote = 20-25m
    Ba = 25-30m
    2 Danny = 8-12m
    That could be around 60-70mil in total at least. Let’s say AP is given 60% to 70% of that to spend that will be around 45mil. I think we could get a lot of good players with that kind of budget.

  • Beattie25

    May 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #15

    You just know that judging on how this season has gone/is going that all the big clubs are going to do lots of business to try and close the gaps on their rivals.

    Clubs like Spuds, Arsenal, Chelski, Liverfool, Man Ure & Citeh need the CL and PL title to make ends meat. Most of that list have failed terribly this season so I expect one of the biggest, best and most exciting windows in history.

    Ferguson won’t want to retire with Man Ure going the wrong way, the yanks will want Kenny Dogleash to build a tream, Abramovic will want to beat the arabs, Arsene Wenger seems to be frustrated by the criticism, Citeh will want the worlds best, Spuds will arm Harry with cash to cement CL etc… etc…

    I fully expect that many £10 million – £30 million plus players will head towards these ‘BIG’ clubs in the Summer in a frantic period of strengthening.

    What does that mean for little old Newcastle?

    Well I think that we will get first refusal on good quality players under the value of £8 million, I just pray to God, Allah and every other religious diety that we do invest into the squad this summer.

    What the other teams cant buy in the passion we have shown, the togetherness we have given and the teamwork we have built, but without additions it is futile.

    I think we will and I think the players that we sign we be in the region of £2-£8 million but will show their worth to be much higher.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 8, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Me and the word Crap in the same line 🙂

  • redondo77

    May 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #17

    Since we have a habbit of buying damaged goods and fixing them and good at it.
    I think we are most likely to sign Yoann Gourcuff.

  • Scottiedog

    May 8, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Any more news about Real Madrid watching Cisse???? :((((((

  • Haristotle

    May 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #19

    indian – 2

    u just reminded me of my dream last night where amalfitano signed for spurs n scored a screamer against us!

    hopefully a sign hes awesome 🙂

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 8, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #20

    Scottiedog, I say tell them the price is £25 million and give them Ba… ‘Oh sorry Jose, we thought you meant Demba One… No refunds’

    Now that would be good business considering he’s got a £7 million release clause!

  • LooneyToon41

    May 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #21

    @15 Beattie. Do you think the UEFA Financial Fair play rules, will influence some of these purchasing decisons? From your list, i’d say Arsenal (and maybe ManU – I can’t remember their figures) are in the strongest position to invest, IF, and ONLY IF, the UEFA rulings will actually have some teeth.


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