Debuchy Adjusting To The Pace Of The Premier League

My son Neil and I talked about the Norwich game last night, when we were out to dinner, and we agreed that Mathieu Debuchy had a decent debut yesterday, not great, but that it will take him some time to adjust to the much faster pace of the Premier League.

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Mathieu Debuchy in action yesterday

And Alan Pardew today has talked about how Mathieu found the English game much faster than in France:

“He found out that the Premier League is 30 mph faster than he’s used to. He got that after 10 minutes.” “We didn’t want him to be too expansive and that is probably his game – but he will have more freedom to go forward next week.”

So we should see Debuchy attacking down the right wing on Saturday,  when Newcastle will have to start the game against Norwich like the proverbial steam train, and hopefully get the first goal.

But we also have to be wary of Reading, who have now won two of their last three league games, and gained 5 points ion Newcastle in that time-frame, and yesterday they amazingly came back from 2-0 down to score goals in the 82nd, 88th and 90th minutes to beat West Brom 3-2.

It seems that West Brom have lost a lot of points late in games this season, and we’ll not even mention the injury time winner we got from a well worked goal from Sammy Ameobi and Papiss Cisse to get us that very lucky 2-1 win at St. James’ Park.

It’s going to be a tough game on Saturday,  and anything but a win will be hugely disappointing.

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210 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    There are no comments yet … please kick things off by filling out the form below.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    if we get in remy, m’vila, sissoko, m’biwa, douglas and bong next season we will be heading for champions league and this season we head above top 10

  • willgwent2k5

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #4

    well if this is debuchy at his worst…….. he’s already better than simpson at his best! good times are coming!

  • clinath@ed

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Sense a certain amount of momentum building…

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #6

    players in and out.

    RB- santon, debuchy
    LB- bong, cissoko
    CB- Taylor, douglas, m’biwa, sakho
    MF- cabaye, sissoko, m’vila, anita
    LW- remy, that Argentina youngster i forgot his name, marv
    RW- HBA, the french youngster i also forgot his name
    ST- cisse, Campbell, rodrigo

    players out

    willo, colo, simpson, r-taylor, gosling, obertan, jonas, ranger, amiltfitano, sh-ameobi, perch

    loan out

    fergy, sammy, good, abied, bigi, street

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Simmo’s a good defensive RB but he’s a poor attacking RB. His distribution is too often panicky and aerial. He does give 100%.

    We only paid 500k for him and his wages have been low.
    Overall he’s given the club good value for money.

    He’s often up against players worth 50 times his value.
    In most sports a mismatch like this wouldn’t be allowed, but strangely we expect him to be perfect and 100% of the time.

  • blues93

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Some new signings will really lift the mood amongst supporters. Hope we get some good players. Does anyone think it is not a good thing us signing too many frenchies??

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #9

    wenger did it and im sure it was the season they didn’t lose any games

  • toon1707

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #10

    I have to say I like the fact in that video he seems to score a lot with his head we have missed a player like that since wor Al

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #11

    i forgot tiote is on a maybe in or out

  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #12

    black and white

    you think jonas raylor and perchy should be oosted out of the club.get real mate these are valuable squad players. and you honestly think we are going to bring in that many players. DREAM ON mate. 11 new players in?

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #13

    why not? this could be part of Cashley 5 year plan, and regarding the 3 you mention where’s the quality in these players?

  • Super Magpie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #14

    A point wasn’t a bad result yesterday considering we got a clean sheet. It’s definitely something to build on as we should be winning the next 2 games. Remy needs to be brought in this week to give us another option because we were poor going forward yesterday and are missing Ba.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #15

    and also im not saying bring them in straight away im talking about 2-3 seasons

  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #16

    black and white

    those three have a lot of qualities to give the club as squad players. they might not be everyones kettle of fish but each fan has there own opinions. there are certain people who love ameobi. imo he has past it and should be gone a long time ago

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #17

    10mill for Remy compared to 10mill for Tomkins.

    Clearly there is something not right here…

  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Remy,sissoko,douglas,m’biwa,would lift any team in the world, I realy think we have 5-6 top players, 20-30 mill would take us to next level, any team in the world would have Ben Arfa now,he’s been a huge miss,I do Agree we need strength and power,pace in are team,hopefully are owner opens his wallet

  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #19

    can anyone confirm that the No 11 has been retired at NUFC for GARRY SPEED’S memory?????

  • rainrix

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Proud… Dont think so loven was wearing that shirt when he died and theres been no announcement about it since that i know of.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21

    His name’s Gary, and I don’t recall ever hearing anything about that…

  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    thanks mate REMY been giving No 11 rumour has it

  • Puppet Pardew

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Hi Fans, the boss, Sir Lord Michael of Ashley to you, has just sent me a text in big block letters requesting I restate his spending policy as stated in Summer 2010 as he senses too much expectation. I’d sort of forgotten myself in all the recent panic and excitement, to be honest. But there’s going to be no new funds for capital spending, so what we bring in must be covered by what we sell.

    So I rang him at home to ask how come we made a profit last year from transfers and where that money had gone? He called me a very, very rude name and told me never again to call him on a Sunday.

    That means the only day I have left when I am allowed to call him is a Tuesday, before 12 noon but after 11:45 and never when there’s a ‘r’ in the month…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s a crying shame we weren’t more ‘aggressive ‘ in the summer as the money being talked about would have had us pushing Spurs and Everton rather than fighting for survival.
    Does anyone think that if we do manage to bring in a few more players we might take the EL more seriously than we did the FA cup ?

  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #25


    i see the fickle grammer police are on again

  • TheSingingBit

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Black and White – a) You have missed out Tiote
    b) There is no way Cashley will buy that many players.

    £10 million is a good price for Remy who is hitting the peak of his career. It would be ludacris if we dont try to sign Moussa Sissoko for £3.5 and Douglas for £4 million.
    I think those 3 players would help us avoid relegation. At the moment its not looking good!

  • rainrix

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #27

    I think shirt retiring is usually saved for when a player actually dies when wearing the shirt like that ac milan player? Who had a heart attack, that or someone whos made a groundbreaking impact at the club.

  • seantoon

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #28

    If this colo rumour is true and he wants to go to San Lorenzo but there short of cash, I’m sure they’ll have some good young Argentina prospects on there books they could put in the deal. Anyone know of any

  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Thought he had a very solid game already an upgrade to simmo and give him a month or 2 and should start to see the best of him.

  • seantoon

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #30

    I think I’d rather have iago aspas than remy and probably would end up cheaper wage wise

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #31

    The fickle grammar police?

    a) Fickle? Do you know what that word means?

    b) It was spelling, not grammar.

    c) Was I taking the piss or having a go at you? No. I was just correcting you, since it’s the second time you’ve spelled his name incorrectly and I thought you should know.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #32

    This pards out claptrap is rediculous. How many managers have we had under MA?? Fickle fans want to start the merry go round again.

    Pards isn’t a world class manager no, but he works hard and he’s still learning. most of all he’s our manager now, so if you claim to be a supporter then GET BEHIND HIM.

    That goes for willo, simmo and even tiote. They’re our players.

    That’s what being a true supporter means. In the summer, by all means voice your concerns to the board, to the manager – but not whilst we’re fighting for our PL lives.

  • DarloGeordie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Love people’s enthusiasm, optimism or obvious numbness in the brain but if we sign 26 signings this window we still have pardew as manager… Not going to win a bean lads, another 8 years of mederocacy if he sees out his contract!

  • chris_g

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Black and White with an army lol // Jan 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    You seem to have overlooked the home grown player rule. Your list of ‘players out’ includes 7 home grown (willo, simpson, r-taylor, gosling, ranger, sh-ameobi & perch) which has left you with only 2 in your squad (Taylor and Campbell). You may need to re-think your transfer strategy!.

  • DarloGeordie

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #35


    World class team-ish, need a worldbeater manager does pardew fit the bill naaaaaah

  • Toon1978

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #36

    Apparently all is agreed regarding Loic Remy. All we are waiting for is Remy to make a decision. Wish he would hurry up and put us out of our misery….OUI or NON?

  • Spuggy

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Mouse had bad seasons too – finished 17th in his early days. Of course he’s a rubbish manager and tactically inept.

    I CAN NOT believe fans are calling for Parsees head. After the Keenan era, when is the last time you saw players as talented and exciting as HBA and Cabaye.

    For those saying we don’t play exciting passing football – did you see the Manu game??????

    You my friends, are the reason we get branded as deluded.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Moyes lol

  • dmac

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Joey Barton just posted this on twitter – @Joey7Barton: Good luck to Loic in Newcastle. Don’t worry i’ve told him what to expect. Great guy. Perfect club for him. #toonarmy


    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Good I hope Remy signs got him for £2m on pes 13, he puts messi,Ronaldo,Ibra,van Persie to shame on master league online.and as wing forward

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