Montpelier President Takes Cheap Shot At Newcastle

Newcastle had done so well last season when we finished 5th top and were back in Europe, but since early November, our results have been simply a living nightmare for fans, and in our last 13 league games we have lost 10 and picked up only 7 points and are 5th bottom of the league and even Southampton have picked up points on us and with their 0-0 home draw last night to Everton are 2 points head of us with a better goal difference.

Louis Nicollin  Montpellier president

Montpellier President Louis Nicollin – bad mouths Newcastle
He looks like a clown

So after Saturday’s calamitous 2-1 loss at home to reading relegation looks a definite possibility.

But with the terrible loss of form, Newcastle’s standing in football has also taken a hit, and it looks like we can sign 23 year-old  Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa today – which will be good news – but that hasn’t stopped Montpelier President Louis Nicollin from issuing a statement that is disrespectful to Newcastle United at best.

This is what he said:

“If he is a donkey, that is not my fault, but I think that his manager has played a big role.” “Newcastle is not really a good choice.” “He will look to move to another club next year.”

So when does a President of a football club get to slang another football club off after selling a player to them?

This is not an act of a classy person – but it also shows how Newcastle’s standing is dropping so quickly in the world of football.

It’s all so sad.

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31 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #1

    And we think that Ashley’s bad, jesus christ that picture makes him look as if he’s on day release

  • hdavid23

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    typical arrogant french c*ck

  • Harley

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #3

    We have to start turning things round quickly. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve said we MUST win our next game but against Villa we MUST win.

    I still think well be ok this season but we have to get a little bit of that luck back that we had last season.

  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Graeme Bailey ?@GraemeBailey
    Nancy confirm deal for Massadio Haidara with Newcastle. Player flying in today.

  • crazynufc

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Well other people can think wat they want im a newcastle fan and thats final !!!! I will always thing were a great team and if some bloke that looks like a parrots love child thinks diffrently id like to see him say that to all the fans !!!!!!!!!

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s looking promising for the villa game. Hopefully we will have 2-3 players which can influence the game.

  • gonz

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Sorry for the repost, but just keeping up with the new thread.

    Alright lads,

    I’ve recently been told some news about Colo and Mapou Yanga M’biwa and the situation. Now, whether it’s true or not is to be seen today, but I thought I’d share what I know.

    So, basically we all know Colo and his advisers were meeting yesterday, which is now running through today for a conclusion which just so coincides with Mbiwa having his medical etc….right? Well, contrary to some reports saying Yanga is waiting on Arsenal is just journo twist when all it is really is that the player couldn’t make it into Newcastle cos of the weather (that’s believable) and since he didn’t make it in earlier we weren’t in a situation where NUFC can release a statement about Colo.

    So, basically Colo is leaving and Yanga is his replacement. They put Colo off until today cos that’s when they’ll conclude the Yanga signing (possible others Sissokho, Haidara) as they were afraid of the backlash affect that would have on the club after the dismal results, demba leaving, remy U-turn and the recent Reading match were the crowd flipped on Pardew.

    It’s quite possible the Colo leaving is only a temporary thing as he might get a months leave. Don’t know any of those details.

    I’ve never claimed to be an ITK or anything like that. I’m always reading the blog and every now and then on I leave comments.

    The only reason I’m putting this is because it does seem feasible and looks to make some sort of sense.

    Let’s see what happens today.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #9


    he is just bitter…they won the league last year and now are losing their top players to english teams.

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #10

    Who cares, the fat @$$ is a walking billboard for diabetes.

  • Dannyo

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Ye, I think we’ll stick with MA and DL over the fella, lol, atleast I’ll give em that.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #12


    do you expect what you have been told to be true? off a reliable person?

    or just a rumour you heard from a friend?

  • Chuck Norris

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Le dummy is well and truly spat out at losing his best player….show some dignity….actually looking at that hair….you have no concept of the word

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Sky Sports reporting Massadio Haidara deal done, player flying in for terms.

  • JackButler

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #15

    I would be amazed if Colo was just allowed to walk away from the club regardless of personal issues. Football is after a business and Ashley, for all his wrongs has made close to a 25 million investment in Colo with the transfer fee and wages and there is no way that he’ll be allowed to walk away with NUFC not getting anything in return especially given our very precarious situation in the league.

  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Mbiwa will be revieled today as the new Captain with Colo out the door.

    The armband used as a weapon during negotiations

  • G

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #17

    gonz @ 7. It sounds believable indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  • Harley

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #18


    That does sound plausible. We’ve been linked with mbiwa for 3 transfer windows and have only just decided to go for him now. I think colo is definitely off as they are both similar types.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #19

    This coming from a guy who got caught in an explosion at Loreal’s hair dye plant!

  • tweaked

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #20

    good lord, WTF would take that troll looking mofo serious

  • keeganjr

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #21

    I really want mbwia, fantastic if true, i really do not like this rumors about wenger sniffing around.. PLEASE PLEASE.. Will be (if true) our best signing for years

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #22

    Colo’s dad has said Newcastle have said to wait until May, but the issue is San Lorenzo may not wait that long.

    To be honest, this is getting on my wick now, and the more it drags on and his dad and San Lorenzo come out with little statements, the more I think that there are no personal problems, and it is just Colo wanting out. Picture this, he joins San Lorenzo, they sell him and make a fortune, club set, we have egg on our face.

    Not normally a conspiracy theorist, but something just doesn’t stack up here.

  • TorqToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #23

    Good morning all. Latest from the Haidara deal direct from the horses mouth –

    Nancy – Agreement with Newcastle – Haidara

    ‘The left back of ASNL (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine), Massadio Haidara is set to join Newcastle. Nancy and the English club have agreed to the transfer of the French U21 international. The transfer fee is around €3.5 million (with a percentage resale), a good deal for the Nancy officials. The player will sign for five and a half years with the Magpies. He is expected Tuesday in Newcastle to undergo a medical.’

  • SpaceGhost

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #24

    “If he is a donkey, that is not my fault, but I think that his father has played a big role.” “San Lorenzo is not really a good choice.” “He will look to move to another club next year.”

    He is just pissed because his Captain & best defender is leaving. I can relate to that. Rocking hair & all that!

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #25

    This bloke is hilarious!

    Looks like an old drunken alky to me haha

  • one Tony Green

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #26

    Lets get the player across the line.. Ed your previous post said we had signed two French players at the moment we have signed nobody sincerely hope you are right .

    As for San Lorenzo Colo has been told he cannot leave unless he buys himself out the contract.

    F me I want an Aston Martin but cannot afford one so I have gone down to the local dealers and said they have till Monday to give me one for nothing. You have to admire their cheek funnily enough Tevez has tried to get his contract cancelled at Citeh but was not happy on having to buy himself out.

  • SouthLincsToon

    Jan 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #27

    That Darryn Lyons has let himself go a bit

  • tweaked

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #28

    @prodigy… yeah kinda like alex ferguson lol

  • stuart no9

    Jan 22, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #29

    he;s right though !

  • karasu

    Jan 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #30

    In defense of his “clown” hair, that’s the result of him honouring his bet to the fans to dye his hair that if Montpellier win the title last season.

  • lotoplus

    Jan 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #31

    As said karasu, his hair is not like that 365 days a year !
    And this “Loulou” Nicollin can be disrespectful with anybody (the most arrogant french football president by far), it’s not only with Newcastle.


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