Bigirimana To Get His Big Chance At Newcastle

Even through we’ve lost both the last two games by 4-3 and 7-3, there were still some good things to come out of those defeats, and one of them was our ability to create chances again and actually score goals, and a lot of that has been due to the good form of Sylvain Marveaux, and helped by the return of Gabby Obertan, who can lay on goals down the right wing or the left wing.

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Gael Bigirimana – already looking a very good player

And these two lads are taking their chances well, while some of our top players are out, but another lad, 19 year-old Gael Bigirimana has played very well in the last two games, and will likely get games through the middle of February, if the Ivory Coast do well in the African Cup of Nations, with Cheick Tiote in South Africa and in their squad.

The Burundi-born player has been a big hit since we signed him in the summer from Coventry City for £1M, and with the good form of Vurnon Anita, who we hope can return against Everton on Wednesday night, the two acquisitions lats summer by Newcastle look good ones, but there were not enough players brought in – and we are paying for that now.

Gael has already played 18 times for Newcastle with one goal, and surely if this lad keeps up this form Stuart Pearce will be interested in the lad for the England U21 side.

Gael has yet to be capped at any level for England, but if he keeps up the form he has shown in the last two games, an England U21 cap cannot be far away.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Dec 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Bigirimana > Tiote


    Dec 30, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Big fan of this kid and he doesn’t look as daft now he has trimmed his hair

  • Spuggy

    Dec 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Tiote is out of form in a weak midfield but bigi looking a great buy. Tiote still the better player.

  • Spuggy

    Dec 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Just in case anyone forgot. We are currently missing:


    Arguably six starters.

  • davybtoon

    Dec 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Calmed down from yesterday, these last 2 displays probably are best of the season oing forward but are worst in defence, we won’t go down but if we don’t sign 3/4 players we will do

  • jimiley

    Dec 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Two starters. Cabaye and HBA. The others do not get a game if these two are playing. Jonas should play in U11 team.

  • jimiley

    Dec 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    8 defeats in 10 games. Thats what you call freefall. And still no dissent on the terraces. Ashley has got the fans just where he wants them. Asleep and walking towards the cliff. Nobody seems to care. Or are they all asleep?

  • jimiley

    Dec 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Mr Pardew wants to thank all the fans for their patience as he walks the team to the cliff edge. Its too late to be impatient when we fall off it!!


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