Debuchy And Yanga-Mbiwa Favored By Newcastle Fans

We are running a poll asking readers which two defenders they would like at Newcastle from a list of six.

Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle fans’ first choice

The six are not all the players we have been linked with, but they are those who have come up the most over the last few months, as to who Newcastle may actually be after.

And those in the lead right now, with over 24000 votes cast since last night, are Lille’s Mathieu Debuchy and Montpellier’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – each reader gets two votes.

Here are the results at the moment and the poll is still open, if you haven’t yet voted, and we’ll get the results to Alan in a couple of days – so he knows who to sign. 😀

Which Two Defenders Should Newcastle Sign This Summer?

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Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 18, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Would be cool to have have in B’n W

  • Colo-Sus

    May 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #2


    Did anyone see him V Man U, he was just as assured as Vertonghen IMHO.

    I think him or Douglas at CB, but I worry about Douglas Tempereament, he seems quite hot headed, sent of alot and loads of bookings.

    As much as I like Mbiwa, he is simply not the physical prescence we need at the back, unless he comes in as a fullback? with a view to replacing Colo in the future, thing is he is the same height as Perchinho, and although qwe believe he is generally a better player, if he and Colo were at the back we would be very exposed in the air (ala Norwich away)

    For Me it would be any of these Cominations (thats if we sign two at all)

    1. Vertonghen and Pieters (but we wont get Vertonghen)
    2. Alderwireld and Pieters
    3. Douglas and Pieters
    4. Alderwireld and Debuchy
    5.Alderwireld and Mbiwa

    In my opinion, Mbiwa and Debuchy can only be bought if we buy that Arial Dominant prescence with goalscoring threat (as Pardew righly pointed out, we are lacking massively in that area)

    What do you reckon lads?

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 18, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #3

    P.s i’ve voted for them both. Debouchy can play CDM while Tiote is away at ACON, and Mapou is such a good young player, true leader, he could learn from Colo a lot, and i think Mapou also can cover CB, and he is pacy too.

  • Colo-Sus

    May 18, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    So is Mbiwa a big ball winning centre back IE what we need?


  • Toon_Tom

    May 18, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #5

    24000 votes since last night!!!!!!!


  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 18, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    I think you are made a good point, so if debouchy is played more as CDM and Mapou – full back that leaves us buying Alderwireld. That’s would count as Two defenders and 1 midfielder (ala replacement for guthrie)

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #7

    P.s but Mapou has a huge leap, does what count in his favour?

  • Toon_boy89

    May 18, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #8

    I see we are being linked with clyne in the paper today as a replacement for simmo would be well happy with that

  • Colo-Sus

    May 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #9

    I can guarantee you that we wont buy Debuchy as a CDM! He is a right back and it would be like playing Ryan Taylor there!

    CDM is a specialised position and Tioter like players are harder to find that Right backs. Perch does a decent job as a back up there for me. But I think if we lose Chieck we will get a like for like (or as close to that as we can get).

    I reckon we will sign a Dominant CB ie Alderwiereld or Douglas and a full back Ie Dubuchy/Pieters or Mbiwa

    The great thing about Pieters is that He is two rolled into one, but his injuries are a worry.

  • mecannylad

    May 18, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #10

    What will be – will be.
    Why don`t we all back off and just let the club get on with any matters they need to address. We were pleasantly surprised with the close season changes last year ….. just lets wait and see this time round. It`s only a game of football for Christ`s sake.

  • Colo-Sus

    May 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #11

    and No re his ‘huge leap’ Perch can jump like a good’un but that does not mean he is challenging, Holt, Kompany, Terry, Crouch, Adebayor etc etc in the air and nither will Mbiwa

    Its glaringly obvious, watch him on Youtube, he a footballer Like Colo.
    It would be great if we get him but as a fullback for now like a Sagna. We need a big CB AS WELL.

  • Indian Magpie

    May 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Toon Tom @ 5

    everybody voted twice mate so divide by 2

  • Colo-Sus

    May 18, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #13


    This blog is for debate pal, that the point.
    Bore off

  • Indian Magpie

    May 18, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Apologies Sorry That is the total Number of Voters

  • Dyer8

    May 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #15

    & Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse), CM

  • GeordieToon89

    May 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #16

    Mbiwa is a centre back who can cover at Right Back.. Same as Debuchy is a Right Back who can cover CDM similar to Rydn Taylor… If we sign Debuchy it will be for right back only we wont totally change the team when Tiote is away it will probably be perch in

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    May 18, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #17

    OK then guys, it’s great discussion, thank you for answers 🙂

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 18, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #18

    My sixpennorth is that we’ll probably need 3 guys to allow us to field ultra strong defence in the light of injuries and fixture congestion.. The way Pardiola works is he’ll prefer guys who can double up CB/FB – poss even CDM at a push though Perchinho did pretty well there as back up. Pardiola needs players to give him max flexibility just like Santon gives us options.


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