Frenchman Could Become Top Player For Magpies Next Season

We haven’t seen much at all of French U21 International Sylvain Marveaux,  since he arrived from Rennes on a free transfer last  summer.

Sylvain Marveaux – could seem like new signing in pre-season

Sylvain had some groin problems that kept him out of the Rennes team over the last six months or so of  last season, and he suffered a similar injury back in November, and that will keep him out of the Newcastle team for the rest of the season.

The good news is that he’s had an operation on the groin at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, which hopefully will clear up the problem once and for all.

Sylvain has only made 9 appearances for Newcastle with 3 assists, and it’s somewhat similar to the way Ben Arfa started his career on Tyneside, after suffering that terrible double fracture of his left leg in October of 2010 at Manchester City.

Ben Arfa has come along just fine this season,  and we are hoping that Marveaux can become a major player for Newcastle next season.

Alan Pardew has been impressed with the way the Frenchman has been performing  in training since he returned:

“Sylvain’s looking really good in training at the minute,” “You have to remember that he was out for a long time before we signed him, so he’s almost had 18 months without any kind of football at all.”

“We have to be careful with him. To be pitching him in now would be a little bit unfair, but he certainly looks good. I think a holiday will do him good because he’s worked ever so hard to get back.”

“Pre-season will be an extremely important period for him, and that’ll be his best route back in terms of finding his real ability. He certainly has ability and it’ll be great to have him available for next season.”

“He’s got great technical ability, he really has. In terms of talent and technique, he’s definitely a top player.”

It’s unlikely Pardew will risk Sylvain on Sunday at Goodison Park, but this lad could look like a new signing for Newcastle in pre-season – and we are hoping that he can come through big time for Newcastle next season.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • dbeeio

    May 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    top player this unfortunately i get the feeling injuries will always get the better of him

  • dbeeio

    May 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    failed to read for my exams bcause i get plannin on how to deal with the heart break of missin out on champs league

  • pieceofpapiss

    May 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #3


    Wont be that heart breaking if we missed out, 99% of NUFC fans would have been happy with a top 10 finish this year. Personally im over the moon we are in Europe, no matter what competition it is.

    As far as Marveaux is concerned, i think he is an immense talent. I hope his injuries dont hamper him too much. Him and Ben Arfa on either flank would be a terror for most Prem full backs, just wondering if he can do the defensive side of things too.

  • rich_toonfan

    May 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    As if ed used my Comment in the last article.

    Hopefully next season we will find out if surgery correct Marveuxs long standing problem or not.

    Hope it has as he is a real talent.

  • dbeeio

    May 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5


    Im glad we done well this season but if we in it then we should go for it rather than taking us on a journey just to dump us along the way

  • Londtoon

    May 9, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully the surgery will remove his likelihood of injury.

    Who would of thought going into the last game that no matter WHAT Chelsea, Liverpool and Sunderland do they cannot catch us.

    That alone has made this season one to remember and shows how far we have come. I can’t wait till people start making season review videos.

  • Ben3arfa

    May 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #7

    “He’ll be like a new signing next season” lol

  • Indian Magpie

    May 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #8

    As siad on on earlier post we shoud try and get, this guy from Schalke 04, still only 18 and a future star.


  • Benton Toon Exile

    May 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry to change the subject but you gotta see this revenge tackle on Emre.
    These two have real history after Emre was banned for racially abusing Zacora earlier in the season.

  • dannyboy

    May 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    cant wait for him to be fit next season, said from day 1 hes quality ! will 100% be like a new signing, him jonas and benny cant rotate as there will be so many more games next year(europe). know personally a couple of men who has had exact same injury and it keeps comeing back,its just one of those injurys. but i do appreciate the expert marveaux seen is far better that the people i know seen. im just afraid and honestly feel he could be another kerian dyer!!!! fingers crossed not as he has bags of ability . . . . . just like dyer!

  • Indian Magpie

    May 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Now i get it WHY Ashley, buys Injured or Injury prone players ” They are like a New Signing every season” LOL 🙂

  • Indian Magpie

    May 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #12

    DANNY GUTHRIE 2day linked witrh reading

  • GeordieToon89

    May 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Indian – Draxler is class but will cost a bomb.

    Anyways lads ano Sone Aluko plays in Scotland but he looks a real handfull hes extremely quick and skilful and got a cracking shot a think hes worth a gamble wont cost anything because his contract runs out in june.. also he’s only 23 and Rangers wont requie compensation because he’s only been there 6month or so

  • Lynxie

    May 9, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #14

    I really like the look of this kid from what (little) I have seen. Marveaux has the potential to be as good as HBA, his forst touch is silk, and he has a wicked turn of pace. Great vision, and balance. Can’t wait to see him terrorising defences next season. Fingers crossed his injuries are behind him, he could be a great.

  • Lynxie

    May 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #15

    His forst touch is silk, but when he was injured he could haardly waaalk………..

  • Geordie by the grace of God

    May 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #16


    Good shout that. He’s worth a punt, as long as he isn’t on silly wages (that’s part of the problem at Rangers). I’ve been living in Aberdeen for a while now and he looked good when he played here. Easily our best player. Seems to play for the fun of it. Good mindset.

  • Dennis Twice

    May 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #17


  • cupiddstunt

    May 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Who’s last??????


    May 9, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #19


    If thats not a Red card then i don,t know what is?

  • Owldman

    May 10, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Talking about tackles did anyone see the dig young Ferguson got in on the Man City defender earned him a yellow but what a cracker.


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