Mathieu Debuchy To Have Medical Today

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.

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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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12 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Combo with Shola Ameobi?
    Didn’t he say Demba Ba combo didn’t work?

  • thai-mag

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    Comment #2

    I wish people on here would stop banging on to get carroll back, you can’t play for more than 2 clubs in a season, so forget him for this year.

  • Santon03

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #3

    I hope Krul is dropped for few games and Eliott not Harper plays.
    Krul has not been himself or like he used to lately.

  • Santon03

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Angelo Ogbonna for CB next please

  • JDdubai

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Papiss scored all those goals playing CF not right wing. Stop f@cking about and put him there. I was totally shocked that Cisse was not CF last night, been waiting for Ba to leave to put him back there and he goes and sticks bambi up top.

    Really was a bad decision.

    And finding a partner for Cisse should be finding a creative player to play on the wing either left or right, thats what Cisse needs, not another CF…although the squad needs a CF to cover Cisse obv..

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Debuchy & Remy in I hope, unsure of a centre back at the minute. Think we should stay away from Douglas. Didn’t like his comments about how ” a bigger club than Newcastle were interested in him” in the summer.

  • ich liebe NUFC

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Glad this signing is happening. I was dissapointed in the summer when we didnt get him.

    In my opinion, the reason simpson didnt sign the contract was because he knew newcastle would get a better FB and therefore he would be second choice. Also he probs wants more money. Dont care. Sell simpson this window so we get something for him. But who is desperate for a championship FB. Plus he wont pass a medical, coz of his toe

  • AmericanMagpie

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #8


    Ive got Ogbonna in my Football Manager save.

  • ash1001

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #9


    Agree totally with you, Cisse on the right wing and Shola at CF, hell every time Newcastle counter attacked, where the hell was Shola – strolling up, just about reaching the halfway line. how many balls did he win in the air, I counted 2 all night (flicked them on to himself), Shola is so slow in movement, and thought, that he just looks plain clumsy. Forget about the odd goal that he has scored, Cisse should be there up front in the middle, that was my expectation last night, but Pardew blew that idea out of the window.

    Nile Ranger when he came on, and Sammy caused a few problems, they both had movement.

    It is now 254 corners since Newcastle scored from one, same tactic for everyone, Manager and coaches to blame – time for change, substituting Obertan last night is another unsolved mystery, that’s the stupid sort of decisions he makes.

    New Manager Laurent Blanc? French, a winner , knows the PL, and a good tactician both for Bordeaux (who won Ligue1 under him and France) oh by the way he also speaks french, now Shola really would have a problem. (tongue in cheek that bit).

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Actually Thai-Mag…the two club rule don’t apply players on loan so technically we could loan Carroll if he was recalled by Liverpool or if West Ham cancelled the deal in January 😀

    …not saying we should!

  • Sav

    Jan 3, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Not a fan of Obertan but thought he played very well last night. Surprised he came off (even with a yellow card) as he looked a menace. Santon however…useless.

  • tweaked

    Jan 3, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Santon for me cost us a point, this glory thing has to stop, look at everton they pass the ball to get the goal… The lads need to change this I wanna score to we wanna score goals


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