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Newcastle Linked With Senegal International Defender

5:01 pm, Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 89 Comments

We are hoping that Newcastle will do all they can to strengthen the squad in January, whether or not we are still low down the table, as we are at the present time.

Cheikhou Kouyaté – Senegal International center-back

And there’s news today that Newcastle are interested in 22 year-old Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate, who has played 5 times for the Senegal National side.

Cheikhou is starting to draw the attention of an umber of big clubs this season with his excellent performances in the Belgian league.

The news of Newcastle’s interest is in the Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure, and says Newcastle may be ready to make a bid for him in January, but how much truth there’s in this report we don’t know.

Other clubs like Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St Petersburg in Russia are interested in the 6’4″ tall defender, who was born in Dakar, Senegal – the same place as Papiss Cisse’s birthplace.

Budesliga clubs Stuttgart and Wolfsburg are also said to be interested in taking him to Germany.

The big lad can play at center-back, but has also played in defensive midfield, so he seems a versatile enough player. He joined Brussels FC in 2006, from his home town club ASC Yego Dakar, and then moved to Anderlecht in 2008, after rumors that Arsenal had been scouting the player that summer.

Anderlecht are said to want around £7M for their star player, but if that’s true we cannot see Newcastle paying that out for a center-back.

That’s because 24 year-old Brazilian Douglas of FC Twente, who is also 6″4″ tall, would be available for say £2M in January, since his contract runs out at the Dutch club in the summer.

What do you think of Cheikhou Kouyaté for Newcastle?

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89 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nick_9 // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Rotonda on the previous thread I disagree with you there about midfielders making themselves available. Why on earth would we send it long if a midfielder is available, I am the biggest critique of Williamson and Simpson yet even I acknowledge that there is hardly ever any movement or an easy pass on for them. Many players are happy to hide in the shadows and not want the ball so we never have an easy option. We have very few players who want the ball or have the fitness/desire or whatever to keep on moving into space for the ball throughout the whole game. Best football I have seen us play this season was the ten minutes against Swansea in the second half.

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Nick

    I think they’ve just given up. Every time krul has the ball the full backs turn their back on him and trot upfield.
    The only one who ever picks it up from the back is Colo.

    I’m looking forward to seeing this Curtis Good at some stage as I believe he is in the same mould

  • 3 stretchintoon // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    not another african ffs!

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Nick

    You’re right I think fitness does seem to be an issue.

    We don’t play the same team in europe but we still manage to look knackered during games. Just wish we had a more professional set up with diet, exercise and fitness programmes, skills training , good physios etc

  • 5 Graeme // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    We need another African player like we need a hole in the head!! Every 2 years he’s offski to the ACN for a month!!

    Why cant they play it in July/August, same time as world cup? Obviously as they have now moved the ACN to “Odd Years” it wont clash with World Cup now!! Just a thought!!

  • 6 nick_9 // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    I just typed a reply but for some reason it did not post. I said I agree that sometimes when we are losing it seems we bring on shola and start to lump it forward more. The most recent two home games are evident of that, I’m not sure if Pardew is telling them to do it so we are in the oppositions half but surely even he sees we lose possession more often than not. Williamson and Simpson are two players I do not like at the club but even I have to say the do not always have an easy pass on and I am all for the team being made to move around off the ball more. They both seem to lack composure and confidence on the ball and that’s not what we need but whilst they are here in the eleven we should at least make it easy for them.

  • 7 oldbobaycliffe // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    nick 9 we sent a player to bradford he had one training session with them and was to tired to play in the next match doesn,t say much for our fitness levelsas for kouyate we have to many players from africa now we are luck next year we only lose one to the african cup but 2 years from then who knows

  • 8 fergies left foot // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    well he wont go to zenit.. http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=sv&client=safari&tbo=d&rls=en&biw=1280&bih=738&tbm=isch&tbnid=O03x4OGaFuc80M:&imgrefurl=http://www.friatider.se/enorm-fotbollsbanderoll-mitt-i-sankt-petersburg-i-zenits-farger-finns-inte-svart&docid=aS8TKA3OSKc-bM&imgurl=http://www.friatider.se/wp-content/uploads/cache/picture465567.jpg&w=789&h=444&ei=zEe2UKN10vbhBNTdgKgF&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=783&vpy=165&dur=615&hovh=168&hovw=299&tx=123&ty=106&sig=109992495489488367798&page=1&tbnh=139&tbnw=231&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:94

    translation: black is not in the colours of zenit (blue and white). disgusting! but i do agree with graeme and stretch! morrison of reading and maguire from blades looks great prospects.. and i suppose a player like dawson and djorou would do for now.

  • 9 ONLINE GUY // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Here’s a plan to win this evening

    One touch footie . no fannying about giving Stoke time..keep it on the deck…keep possession..take it easy…no rush ..frustrate the hell out of Stoke ..no high balls …draw the foul .

    Start with Marveaux ..He should be told to run direct into the box with ball..Draw the foul or have a pop ,and I don’t mean running at them from the flanks .. Marvo would be good just playing off Demba Ba lots of one two’s around the box , Central.

    Prediction 1-2 to Newcastle and one of them’s a pen.

  • 10 Klatoon // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    The problem with distribution from the back can easily be solved by playing fb’s who are comfortable on the ball. At the moment this should be Santon and Fergie who have both the technique and skill to receive and pick a pass or run with the ball unlike Simmo.

  • 11 nico // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Another defeat toinight. 2-0.
    Stoke are an average team, but will be far to powerful for us with this team out.
    Anita will be bullied as usual.
    We need 3 or 4 quality players in January or we’ll be relagated.

  • 12 nico // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    ONLINE GUY
    We will play 4-4-2 with Marvo on bench and Cisse and Ba up front and lose 2-0

  • 13 Crawfordladd17 // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Come on Ashley give Pardew £15m we could/should buy
    Chadli+Douglas £5m
    Debuchy £6m
    Remy £5m+Remy or find some scouted striker

  • 14 ONLINE GUY // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Nico

    That sounds about right and par for the course for Pardew.

  • 15 ONLINE GUY // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    I think Marvo is the one player with the energy and skill to wind Stoke right up around the box ..they will try and kick him off the pitch..and you know what happens after that.

  • 16 davis_toons // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    fitness? Part of it. But we cant say that that whole team is the same. We have got International player, I believe it is still part of the game whether you are guide to kick or pass the ball.

    Please dont name teams that Doesnt Not Have International Players and they are playing passing football almost like BACA. Its a shame.

  • 17 ONLINE GUY // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Mind I do think Pardew is in a difficult place right now ..He want’s to win as much as us lot.. and has his hands tied when it comes to buying what he says we need in any transfer window. Seems fiscal policy always comes before the team’s real need’s

  • 18 BelfastMagpie // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    We could with a leon britton type of player,somebody to take the ball of the defenders and bring it up the pitch.

    And Im not suggesting we should sign Britton,before any one has go at me.lol

    Somebody in that mould who always wants the ball.

  • 19 BelfastMagpie // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Oops *we could do*

    Yous no what I mean anyway. :-)

  • 20 89Norcal // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Tonight should be treated as a must win. Hopefully Pardew has drilled the team and added some stability. And hopefully we don’t lump it half the game.

  • 21 nico // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    ONLINE GUY
    I agree. I think Ashley is caught between giving some money and then just hoping we don’t go down. In my oppinion, that’s a massive gamble. He surely must give Pards some money in Jan.

  • 22 ONLINE GUY // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    I Nico..and lets sign some class instead of potential .

    Alderwield ..brilliant. Reminds me of Colin Todd ..what a great player toddy was . Check him out ,one of the hardest working player’s I have ever seen. I used to live next to him as a kid ..Great bloke too..

  • 23 G // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Kouyate isn’t a bad player, but that photo doesn’t exactly make him look made for the Prem does it? You could have found a better photo than one that makes him look like he’s out skipping.

  • 24 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Haha G, ooh no don’t let the ball touch me.

  • 25 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    He will fit right into the current setup like a glove then…..

  • 26 Black and White with an army lol // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    hey guys ive heard on the reports that UEFA might be dropping euro cup and expanding champions league to clubs in the top 7 now imagine the TV revenue that the toon could bring in if we start performing better and getting out of the bad luck of late

  • 27 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Yeah, the extra revenue will surely be an incentive for Ashley to give us some money to ensure we push on.

  • 28 ONLINE GUY // Nov 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Forget Kouyate’s skipping pose , what about Kieron Dyer’s I’m a little tea pot impression on the post on 2 occasions !.

  • 29 Black and White with an army lol // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    and 1 more thing i would like to ask what makes you all think that ashley is gonna give pard’s some money.

    Come on lads don’t be daft you kno his policy, ashley wont give him money he will look at our squad regardless the injuries, suspension etc,etc and simply say we have a full squad so deal with it.

    he’s an business man not a true football chairmen, in his mind profit is most important than success.

  • 30 G // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    @post 29 MA already took that gamble once and lost. Hopefully he won’t be up for repeating that error (At least that’s what I keep telling myself!).

  • 31 Black and White with an army lol // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    i honestly really hope he does spend good in the market but himself as a business man he must kno that you got to spend money to make money.

    look at our key players for instant, hba, cabaye, tiote, he got them on the cheap and now there worth 3 times there value.

  • 32 Graeme // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    If anyone needs a link to watch the match live, try :-

    http://www.thefirstrow.eu/

    I have always had good service on there.

    Mon the TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

  • 33 G // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    I put money on a toon win against the mackem at work today. Please don’t let him win that bet lads.

  • 34 woolerbill // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    If this club as to resort to more African players, then we are mentally and fincially bankrupt.

  • 35 G // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Elaborate woolerbill?

  • 36 toonking // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    although it is not official i have heard the team on the radio which is probable
    krul
    simmo willo colo santon
    perch tiote anita
    jonas ba cisse

  • 37 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    i like how because he and douglas are the same height Ed insinuates their skill levels too are matched :D

  • 38 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Graeme, re ACON

    a nigerian fan came on here last year and, hearing his side of it, rightly told off many on the blog for complaining about the ACON

    I believe the reason it’s played the time it is has A LOT to do with the weather

    and as for the tournament being held seemingly all the time, it’s because the respective African FA’s would fold without the revenue brought in through both qualifying and the tournament itself.

    seems like valid points he made. of course he elaborated further but, you get the gist

  • 39 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    With the owner and MD we have I would say we are headed for a bottom 8 finish this season at best. Hopefully not bottom 6 or even worse relegation. A lot will depend on January. Unfortunately I can only see Ashley funding 1 incoming unless we sell someone and I don’t mean Simpson or Willo, I mean someone like Ba or Ben Arfa. Tremendous disappointment after last season but we were set up for it to happen by lack of spending in the summer and having the buffoon Llambias employed at the club (Ashley isn’t exactly a whole-hearted ambitious football man either).

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    P.S. I love that word buffooon. It suits Llambias perfectly.

  • 41 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    toonking

    interesting. said earlier today a midfield three of perch tiote and anita wouldn’t be ideal, but would def be an improvement. still don’t like how anita suddenly has had all creative responsibility thrust on him. in my eyes that’s not his skill set.

    still really strange that marveaux isn’t in there. if that’s it, whatever, fine, just want the lads to win and get some confidence back

  • 42 G // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    I actually quite like the ACON. Over here the usual telly coverage for international teams extends to World Cup or European Cup, so when the ACON is on, we get to see a lot of sides that we don’t usually see in action, as in recent years the only teams from Africa that have been in World Cup have been very limited (Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Senegal, etc) so it’s nice to see the others in action. Some great talents out there in Africa. I know it’s inconvenient for our fixtures, but it’s an inconvenience I can live with.

  • 43 Magpies-till-d3ath // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Toon king- Hope your right son! 433!!!! Only thing is, I’d rather see Marveaux on the left than Cisse! I’d play Cisse down the middle with Ba behind him. Either way, I still think we’ll lose!!! :( 2-0.

  • 44 north_country_boy // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Toon king

    If that’s the team for tonight don’t bother giving me a link to watch it – where’s the creativity in there? Tiote, Perch, Anita and Jonas??? Bloody hell think I’d rather watch the bloody jungle! I’m sure Ba and Cisse will be over the moon with those playing behind them. Give Marveaux, Fergie, Sammy or Amalfitano a chance – we need at least one of them in there

  • 45 toonLYF // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    the old phrase “blessing in disguise” comes into mind ahead of tonights match. Due to our absolutely shocking long ball statistics from Southampton, coupled with the fact we’re entering the land of the giants; there’s surely no way in hell that our players will try the long ball game. If they do i question their footballing brain and skills and more-so their common f-ing sense!

    Let’s see the ball on the ground, and a nice Demba Ba hattrick!

    Howay the TOON!

  • 46 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    At what Wizard time is the game tonight?

  • 47 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Go on Pardew, lift us from this doom and gloom. Show the critics you weren’t the manger of the season last season for nothing and show ‘em that you are the man to lead us up the premier league table and far into the competitions and we will all soon be walking in a Pardew Wonderland…AGAIN

  • 48 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    if it were up to me,

    santon…perch…colo….guti
    …………anita….tiote………..
    …………….abeid……………
    marvs………cisse…………ba..

  • 49 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    mutiny

    and then world-domination?

    baby steps, man. let’s get a win first ffs

  • 50 toonking // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    in terms of formation that is just a pure guess by me but seems likely, i mean what other formation can suit 3CM 1 winger and 2 forwards other than 4-3-3 so i could be wrong but i can’t see any other formation
    @44
    like i said it is not totally official but the radio show i listen to says it highly likely

  • 51 Black and White with an army lol // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    well said MUTINYbyLEMONS i would love to see pardew’s team tonight smashing the hell out of stoke’s defence and wining 2-0 or 3-0 surely the papers will have a blast in tomorrows gazette if this happens

  • 52 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    toonking

    you know what i bet it is? just a guess but anita out on the right, guti left, tiote and perch cm

    god i will have to step out for a quick little walk if that is it. please pards, show us you have some inclination as to what we need right now

  • 53 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    matty nufc

    haha yup. Hopefully we will win today or at least not lose and break our losing run.

  • 54 Black and White with an army lol // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    and about the formation has any1 thought of a 4-3-1-2 it could be a good possession formation with good defense

  • 55 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Does anyone remember what formation and team we played last season again stoke away when we won 3 nil?

  • 56 Graeme // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Matty, its a fact, I live and work in Nigeria – during the “Summer” it pours down for days at a time, its rainy season in West Africa, its winter in South Africa, its 40C in Sudan, 35C in Egypt and the North.

    The rains have now ended in West Africa and its rising towards 35C now. Its winter in SA and about 15c and dropping.

    Basically, there is no ideal time of year that suits all the nations FA’s.

  • 57 G // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    If we do have to keep playing 4-4-2 in the Prem, why can’t AP at least employ that 4-4-2 diamond formation that Chelsea were using couple of seasons back. Nice flowing football across the decks and loads of creativity. Might suit our team of stumpies?

  • 58 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    against stoke*

  • 59 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    mutiny

    433/4231

    reading the official website now, reloading for that squad list!

  • 60 toonking // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    mutiny
    if you mean the 3-1 win A
    it was
    krul
    simmo colo saylor raylor
    cab guthrie jonas
    obatan ba best

  • 61 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Ah yes I remember now, Tiote was injured/suspended and Guthrie stepped in and played well.

  • 62 Rotonda heights // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    toonking

    Much as I woud like it I’m sure that’s a very cautious 442.
    I just can’t see Jonas in a front 3 and unless Ba plays left in the front 3 for the team, he and Cisse will still get in each other’s way.

  • 63 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba

    boring. out for a walk

  • 64 spitfire_ // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    FFS 3 times DMC…

  • 65 studsy // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Been looking at the squad available for this match. Would like to see this:-

    Santon – Willo – Colo – Ferguson/Guti
    ————— perch ————–
    Anita ——— Tiote ——- Fergie/Guti
    ————- Marvaux —————-
    ————- Ba ————

  • 66 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    oops pardew has gone for 442 again unless Ba or Cisse play left. Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Santon; Anita, Tiote, Perch, Gutierrez; Cisse, Ba

  • 67 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    subs bench Elliot, Tavernier, Ferguson, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Ranger

  • 68 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    must say

    pretty sh*t by the look of it

    prove me wrong though, boys, please please please

  • 69 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Matty…is that official?

    …jesus christ :( (I need a beer)

  • 70 toonLYF // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    the reason why we will never play 4-3-1-2 is because Pardew loves to double up his winger/full back, and doing so in this formation means two of the 3 midfielders have to drop off, leaving a huge gaping hole in the centre of the pitch – DANGEROUS!

  • 71 Rotonda heights // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    so a non – creative midfield, 2 donkeys at the back and no pace up front. Surely marv is worth a shot if obi is still injured.

  • 72 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    toonking

    called it :( sadly so

  • 73 studsy // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Aww :(

  • 74 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    That doesn’t look like a 442 to me like, 433 on attack, 451 when defending with ba dropping in the hole. Jonas playing as a winger with ba or cisse on the left.

  • 75 Alan Pas-de-clue // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    going from statistics, perch plays cm, we win

  • 76 toonking // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    442
    well this is where he is going too far why on earth is a manager playing another CM in a winger position when already cabaye has shown how bad he was wide when jonas was CDM

  • 77 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    says right on the website.

    perch and tiote in the middle

    vurnon right

    guti left

    los dos dembas up front together in paradise

  • 78 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    conaldo

    whatever you think it looks like, it’s a 442

    sorry, man. just frustrating stuff. if this is the idea of ‘shaking it up’, ‘taking risks’, well…….

  • 79 mattnufc // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Even less creativity than last time.

  • 80 MUTINYbyLEMONS // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Could it be

    Anita Tiote Perch
    Guti Ba Cisse

    It’s probably just Anita and Guti on the wings with the Dembas up front

  • 81 toonLYF // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    how can that team possibly set up in a 4-4-2? Perch, Cheick or Anita would have to be on one of the wings – I don’t think so.

    4-5-1 would be my bet with either Cisse or Ba dropping back onto one of the flanks when we’re out of possession.

  • 82 JAMSHA // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    gona sleep b4 the match starts….n hope to c a win…wen i wake up…looks like its gona,b a draw….danger man is crouch….wilo wont be able to handle him..:’( night lads howays….

  • 83 Rotonda heights // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    I would love to see a bit of courage with marv and abeid. Not going to happen with our ultra cautious low scoring long ball defensive manager.

    If we lose he will say he tried 433 but it’s not a proper 433

  • 84 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Matty – I know it’s 442, but he must have a plan to change formations between attacking and defending.

    Playing the youngsters against stoke would be suicide, they would just get bullied off the ball. This is the lesser of two evils almost.

  • 85 Dannyo // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Surely this is not a 4-4-2.

  • 86 mattyNUFC // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    toonLYF

    if there’s a pardew there’s a way

    sorry if i’m overly negative, guys. i’m just flabbergasted, feel a bit let down

    f*** it. scrape it, i don’t care, work hard, put in a good performance and come home with all three points boys, despite your manager’s glaring ineptitude :D

  • 87 mattnufc // Nov 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    ToonLyf,
    Anita has played on the wing in earlier Europa games.
    And yes, it was pointless.

  • 88 kingkev9 // Nov 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    What do people want? Previous weeks have shown Ameobi, ferguson, Anita are simply not strong enough or good enough.

    Perch had to play. The only change I would make would be Marveaux for Anita.

    Just watch the under 21′s and you’ll see there is no one good enough to come through.

    Pardew plays far too many long balls but the lack of quality in squad is down to board not him.

  • 89 kingkev9 // Nov 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    What do people want? Previous weeks have shown Ameobi, ferguson, Anita are simply not strong enough or good enough.

    Perch had to play. The only change I would make would be Marveaux for Anita.

    Just watch the under 21′s and you’ll see there is no one good enough to come through.

    Pardew plays far too many long balls but the lack of quality in squad is down to board not him.




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