This Frenchman Starting To Come Good On Tyneside

Sylvain Marveaux was our Man of the Match in the 4-3 defeat at Manchester United, and he played well and even hit the cross-bar after 39 minutes when Newcastle were already 2-1 up, and if that had gone in it could have made all the difference, but of course it didn’t and we again ended up with another loss.

Sylvain Marveaux in training

Sylvain Marveaux – in training

And Sylvain surprisingly played in the center behind Demba Ba for much of that game, and of course he does have the skill to put some through good passes, and he has also shown recently he has a n eye for goal too, and he went close to scoring against QPR in our last home game.

Alan Pardew is no doubt pleased with the French U21 International’s form of late, and he will definitely start today at the Emirates. This is what Alan

“Initially, he found the pace and power of the Premier League a problem for him.” “But I’ve thought just recently he has captured that part of Premier League football.” “He can play out wide or through the middle, and what he does give us without Hatem and Cabaye, is that clever pass that can make the difference.”

“We’re going to have to look to him to come up with a few of those in the next few games.” “We’ve been looking for that ever since Cabaye got injured. Whereas Cabaye can do it in a 4-4-2, Marveaux would probably struggle to play centrally in that formation. But in a three, he can do it no problem.”

But it’s the Newcastle defense which has been the Achilles heel for Newcastle in too many of our defeats this season, and if we are to get anything out of this game this afternoon, and not end up the year losing eight of our last ten league games, we will need the lads to be strong at the back.

And it would also help if Marveaux puts in another performance like he gave us at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Howay The Lads!!

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19 comments so far

  • hotdog

    Dec 29, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    I would say our chances of winning today have increased by 25% with Williamson being suspended 🙂

  • PortsladeToon

    Dec 29, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Always knew he would given half a chance, he comes from France with an excellent cv so why would he not do well once he recovered fully from his injury

  • Beattie25

    Dec 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Welcome to Fenerbache

  • Spoof

    Dec 29, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Hotdog, if Colo, his partner in criminal defending was also banned then it would increase our chances by 50%

  • Beattie25

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #5

    So if Simmo was out too would that take it to 150% chance of a win?

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6


    Tony Greig

  • hotdog

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Spoof – Christ if we take Danny Simpson out that’s 75% haha. We could win the league 🙂

  • sirtoongospel

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #8

    So on that basis, we just play Krul in goal, Santon in front of him, 6 in midfield and 3 up top!!! League champions!! Lol

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #9

    I think most would agree that we could and should upgrade both Wilo and Simmo; I do think that will happen this January.

    …but I still don’t think either of them are to blame for the Man Utd. result – the third goal was Krul’s if any are to blame and Colo called that naive offside when they scored their last goal.

    But we are no better than our weakest link I guess 🙁

  • Spoof

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Too right Hotdog, Kevin Keegan nearly won the league without a defence, lets go for one place higher, we’re only 26 points behind, we’ll make that up nee bother !

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Unrelated Post I just had to get off my chest after the Fergurson rant;

    I have been saying for years that I think Man United games are fixed or refs help them out. The amount of dodgy decisions in favour of Man United is ridiculous and needs to be seriously looked into. Ferguson and his profile intimidate referees and usually bow down to Ferguson’s pleas. It’s disgusting to watch and it’s no surprise they always do well in the league even when they are playing badly. Obviously that’s also down to a great team and Ferguson’s tactical experience. But still it beggars belief sometimes how they can get away with it in so many games. This article has hit the nail on this and especially on the part of the referee committee. I bet Man Untied being so popular and one of the best teams in UK that more than just some referees would deep down be a Man U fan. Also for crucial games for Man U it always seems to be the usual suspects to ref the game. One dodgy incident that I can’t shake off from my head is the Man U v Newcastle game last season where Ferdinand ‘clearly’ swiped Demba Ba’s standing leg in the box and sent him to the ground with the goal begging. That was clearly a red card and a penalty, Newcastle got neither. The ref was just a few yards away with a clear view. Shocking to say the least. Sky Sports also favours the Red Devils as they are the darlings of English Football, Sky and the FA always defend their actions as best they can and it makes me sick. How many times have amazing breaking news come through only to hear that Man U has drawn 0-0 with Bolton first, before mentioning for example Newcastle coming back to draw 4-4 with Arsenal as one example. It really makes me sick. It’s little wonder that goal-line technology has only recently being implemented as there has been match fixing going on for years. Why else wouldn’t they want to make the most popular sports in the world fair? There are so many things I can go on forever.

    Wednesday a decision went against Man U and it was about the own-goal. For once a critical decision went against Man U and Fergurson and he’s having a fit and insulting our club and Pardew- what a clown, F Off Fergie!

    On to related news-
    I was very proud on Wednesday after the great performance by our lads, unfortunately we lost. Today v Arsenal I think we’ll do well again and manage a draw.

    Sorry for the long post.


  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #12

    What KK was very good at understanding in football was to keep the ball out of the defense if the defense is your weakest link.

    …he did that by keeping possesion and high pressure on the opposition. Someone once said that was half the win, the other half was scoring goals 🙂


    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Again great job by sir Alan pardew in bringing another player to his optimum form gradually match by match, minutes on the pitch by minutes on the pitch a` la BEN ARFA.Hopefully it is going to bear its fruit tonight as sylvain is undoubtedly due a goal.ANITA, OBERTOON,PERCHINHO,Hatem,cabaye,cisse,Ba,have all already scored for us,its now time for a MARVEAULLOUS{marvelllous MARVEAUX}GOAL.hving a great feeling for tonight,and i wonder why.great to see perch stepping up for our cause despite being heavily slated in the past,same goes on for OBERTOON,who i guess is starting to show all the promise expected from him when he was signed for us.HATS OFF TO ALL THOSE GUYS WHO ARE STEPPING UP THE PLATE AND MAKING NEWCASTLE UNITED PROUD IN THE ABSCENCE OF OUR SHARP SHOOTERS.WE ARE NOT A WEE CLUB SIR ALEX AND THIS TEAM WILL PROVE YOU WRONG PRETTY SOON. UNITED FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED BE IT DOOM AND GLOOM OR VICTORY.

  • Spoof

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    JP, the press bias you mention I totally agree with, but not the officials, Man U never give up until the whistle blows and combining that with a lesser teams nerves due to possibly getting a superb result against them is what leads to so many comebacks, in fairness how many refs would over-rule a linesman at Old Trafford to give the away team a goal, what I remember from last seasons Old Trafford encounter was Rio Ferdinand making a perfectly timed tackle on Ben Arfa to concede a corner which resulted in us getting a penalty which lead to us taking a point back home.
    Good teams never give up, thats why they are good

  • Keegan Era

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Can anyone tell me why Dan Gosling isn’t being used? I thought he wasn’t that bad…

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Spoof – I know that good teams never give up and Man U are great at that. They are a great team, no question about that, but Howard Webb for example always seems to help them out with fouls and the like going in their favour. I also recall an incident that I believe was Man U v Man City and the assistant ref gave Man U an extra 7 or 8 minutes of stoppage time for a match that had no more stoppages than the usual. It was very odd and gave Man U the chance to draw level because they were trailing the game I think. Very suspect and unusual decisions going their way again.

  • blew

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #17

    Gosling is injured yet again, so much so we will never know his value to the team. He has not shown anything when he has played, that would put him above championship level

  • hazzy

    Dec 29, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #18

    marveaux has scored this season maititoon


    Dec 29, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #19

    I have been saying for weeks that Marvaux should be in the starting line-up.

    Unfortunately Pardew appears to have been blind to this fact!
    But with more or less the whole midfield out injured or banned, his hand has been forced. If Cabaye and Tiote were still playing in the last few weeks, would Marv have got his chance? Also now that Anita is out, who is the next who will get his debut, there are at least two others i can think of who just don,t seem to get a look-in.

    JP @ 11:

    Ferguson has been doing this for years, his childish rant and personal comments just shows how far we have come, in spite of our bad run ! It beggars the question:
    If we can play like that at Old Trafford, then what the hell has been going on against West Ham, Southampton, and Fulham?
    What is also totally wrong is Fergusons total dis-regard for Valencia.s un-needed lunge in Injury time on Anita? Sir Alex is 71 and is, showing signs of Dementia, if the run of play does,nt go their way, then they all go hell for leather to turn around a decision made! And then Bitch about it for days afterwards!

    Hopefully Pardew won,t react to this latest rant, which, lets face is shows the total lack of class from this World Brand called Manchester United , Pards can better keep his gob shut and just concentrate on the Arsenal today !

    Lets move on and learn from this, if we play today with the same drive we may just manage to get ourselves a point at the Emerates. Who Knows? Maybe the “Wee”, club from the North-East can rattle a few nerves today too.


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