Mathieu Debuchy is in Newcastle and he seems to have agreed terms with the club, and now the last step in getting him to sign along the dotted line is for him to pass his medical, which will probably take place today.
Mathieu Debuchy – only medical to pass now
And Newcastle need Debuchy in the side as soon as possible, as our 9th defeat in 11 games is starting to alarm Newcastle fans, and we have lost 11 games of the 21 games played in the Premier League and only the bottom three clubs have lost more games this season.
Mathieu watched on Wednesday evening at St. James’ Park as Everton’s left-back Leighton Baines was the best player on the filed and equalized Papiss Cisse’s second minute goal with a thunderbolt free kick from 30 yards out two minutes before half time.
And has happened too many times in the last two months Newcastle again managed to come away from a game in which they had a decent chance of winning – with zero points.
This is what Alan Pardew told reporters after last night’s game:
“I’m fingers crossed that he passed the medical because that will be the key to that. I hear the discussions have gone well on the finance side.” “He’s a player that we would have really needed tonight and could have made a difference tonight.”
“Look at Leighton Baines tonight, take him out of Everton’s side, we might have won the game and that’s the sort of quality he is.”
Newcastle will now rely on Papiss Cisse for the goals and he made a great start last night with a goal after just two minutes, but the partnership between Ameobi and Cisse didn’t really work too well, especially in the second half.
Alan Pardew continued;
“We’re hoping he has the second half of the season that he had last year where he was absolutely terrific for us and was banging goals in for fun.” “I thought the combination of the two of them – Cisse and Shola Ameobi – didn’t really work, so maybe we can find someone who is a bit better for Papiss.”
“It’s easier said than done in this window. I don’t want to throw a negative on it. I want my guys working really hard to target what we think are realistic targets for us, and we need to get one of them over the line.”
Maybe it’s only us but we think we are getting into a serious problem near the bottom of the league, and with not many Premier League games in January or February – it’s going to take some time to get away from the lower reaches of the league, and we had hoped for a lot better than another defeat last night at home.
We have only three more PL games in January and three in February.
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