We are not the only ones that have noticed that Sylvain Marveaux has not made the 18 man squad for the last few games, and when he has played for Newcastle this season, he’s looked less than impressive.
Sylvain Marveaux – what’s happened to this player?
Sylvain had been dogged with injury for the last two years, but all that seemed to get cleared up, and fe was fully fit in pre-season for the first time in a long while, and it was hoped he would start to star for the Magpies.
But that hasn’t happened (so far), and he’s now almost a forgotten man on Tyneside, after he was signed to some fanfare in June of last year, when they whisked him away from Liverpool and signed him in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June, one day after we had signed Demba Ba.
The Frenchman hasn’t played for Newcastle for over a month now, and he has made three starts and four sub appearances this season
Alan Pardew had this to say in the local press today about Sylvain:
“Sylvain is not out of the equation.” “At any time he could be called upon.” “I have no fears or bones about putting him in.” “He is trying to earn his place.”
“Sammy Ameobi and Shane Ferguson have done well and they are both in his position.” “Gabby Obertan has also been doing well.” “There is nobody who isn’t available for selection.”
“I wouldn’t dismiss anybody.”
Sylvain signed a five-year deal last year, so his contract runs out in the summer of 2015, and we really hope he can regain his form and start playing well again for the Magpies.
The 26 year-old has loads of talent, and it’s his job, along with manager Alan Pardew – to find out how to get the very best out of those skills he possesses.
But there is an awful lot of competition on the wings these days at Newcastle, and Romain Amalfitano has also not been heard from for a while – although this is his first season at the club, and he will be given ample time to settle in by the manager.
We only have to remember Davide Santon last season, and how much the Italian youngster has improved since he first arrived from Inter Milan, after a slow start at the club.
There’s still plenty of time for both Frenchmen Marveaux and Amalfitano to do well at Newcastle, and we hope that’s exactly what happens.
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