Alan Pardew’s Message To New French Players


Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias seem to be doing their jobs in the January transfer window (which they didn’t do last summer),  and it looks like we’ll be signing three more players today and tomorrow –  Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and hopefully Moussa Sissoko.

Massadio Haidara

Massadio Haidara – should be signing today

Andof  course our second signing through the door in January was yesterday, and it was French International Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and he is a seasoned player in the French league – and his experience and leadership should be a big boon for Newcastle in the final 15 games of what has been a terrible season – so far.

The new boys will have a chance to train with the team for a number of days before we face Aston Villa at Villa Park next Tuesday night – and we must take something out of that game.

Alan Pardew is well aware that a relegation fight will be a new experience for his incoming Frenchmen:

“This will be new for the French players.” “They have not been in a scrap at the bottom of the English Premier League. Now they are going to be fighting to help us stay in this division. They have to be strong enough.”

“The French players we have here are quickly learning what English football is all about.” “They saw on Saturday that everything was rosy at half-time. They were in front and on top of the game. Then in the second half it changed.”

“There is pressure in English football and games can change quickly. We will have to talk about that; it has affected us.”

If we can do well next Tuesday night it’s very likely to be a full house against European Champions Chelsea a week on Saturday at St. James’ Park – even after our pathetic second half showing against Reading.

And maybe we can get a different result at St. James’ Park this time?

Hope so.

Howay The Lads!!

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88 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Llambias? Pretty sure he’s locked in a cupboard somewhere Ed 🙂

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  • geordie157

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    So Pards was at Villa Park, watching our next opponents, Curtis Good too. Wonder if he added Benteke and Wiemann to his summer transfer targets list.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I think the experience in the league has some importance but as long as the players have the right physical, technical and mental attributes then they have a great chance to settle.

    Hopefully these lads can develop an understanding quick, being able to communicate on the pitch should help, then hopefully a few will be in their for the villa game.

    It gives us good options from the bench too.

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  • King Arfa

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    pic.twitter.com/XNdXYEvu

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    pardews message to the french guys behind closed doors will have been – pratiquer le football coups de pied haut et longe –

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6

    geordie

    If villa go down I would do everything possible to weinmann….probably benteke too.

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  • outsidethebox

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7

    repost
    going to be some midfield when benny gets back..got to play to our strengths with 5 man midfield …cab on right anita on left to cover fullbacks with benny marv and tiote /(love to see sissoko) in middle ….has to be organised midfield need cabaye as captain…

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Pardew it would of bloody continued to b Rosie if u had not went defensive n sat back second half

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    jesper

    I don’t mind it every two years…not ideal but does provide much needed finances into those countries.

    Is the heat so intense it cannot be played in the summer? I don’t know enough about the climate.

    Surely the size of africa you will have varying temps in summer and winter in different countries.

    So surely you could have a summer tournament followed by a winter one 2 years later….much like the ashes series between england and australia in cricket

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Santon is quality in the fact he can play lb rb lm rm and is probably quality in any of these positions and it allows us to only need 1 other left back and one other right back as if 1 get injured he can cover…
    So glad to see more senior players coming through the door just hope its not 6month too late

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #11

    to sign weinmann and benteke that should read…the way i put it could be taken in many ways haha

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12
  • Markaccus

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    If we nail down all these signings, despite the loss of Ba and probably colo, is this our best window since that time we got nobby back from villa (possibly the same time we signed sibierski, who turned out to be very useful for us)

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    guys would you consider 3-5-2 formation if we loose colo and bring in dick van wolfswinky

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15

    We need a team strong enough to win despite Pardew’s tactics.

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  • ToonAndy

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Transfer Sage – didn’t think Benteke would be your type 🙂

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  • geordie157

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    tds, that could be Haidira??

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  • stockport_toon

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #18

    I hope Pardew puts these players straight in the first team, and not waiting until they are “fit enough to cope with the physical nature of the premier league”, like we’ve heard before!

    Viva la Revolution!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Great title Ed.

    In my browser tab it abbreviates to Alan Pardew’s Mess…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #20

    toonandy

    Then you clearly do not know me well haha

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #21

    It’s Sissoko I’ve got x-ray vision..

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  • Bambams

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #22

    From SKY…….

    ‘ Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran AND Nancy Defender Massido HAIDARA at Newcastle for medical’

    I must be latest ITK

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  • geordie157

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #23

    As Ashley is feeling generous, can he bring in Wilifred Bony too!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #24

    surely we must have some adaptation of the french national anthem into a chant

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #25

    davy

    very true, if he hadn’t tinkered and meddled!!!

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #26

    Sissoko is like near 6ft 2″ isn’t he? Could be him, looks tall in the pic.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Belfast
    Phew thanks for clearing that up!!!!
    Geordie157
    Probably is but twitter makes me chuckle!

    On the RVW story, that statement might aswel of just said yup its newcastle!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #28

    Belfast….Using those free x-ray glasses you get with your comics? Have you started reading them yet rather than just flicking through the pictures?

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  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #29

    instead of possibly trying to learn the french anthem or parts of it could we not all just chant the tune of itat once around the ground, da da, da da da da da daaaa da da, da da da da daaa, da da daaa. or summit along them lines im sure they will get the jist of it on the field????

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #30

    I see Sammi doesn’t like these French players coming in.

    A bit rich coming from the laziest player I have ever seen and who thinks he’s already made it.

    Hopefully the Ameobis, Ranger, Simmo and Willo’s days are numbered now.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #31

    Allons enfants de la Patrie,
    Le jour de gloire est arrivé!

    could become

    we love the toons french revolution
    sign more up, viva la france

    Far, far from my best work…im not creative today

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #32

    Apparently going off pics, Gouffran, Haidara and Sissokho all at Benton, as some of Yous have said.

    Hope we get them all signed up ASAP! This is turning into a fantastic couple of days, and a great window.
    It should have been done in the summer but better late than never 🙂

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #33

    Anyone got a working ssn stream cricfree and koisports aren’t working for me?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #34

    Dont mean to get over excited like but this is the snap of haidara so the other one could, just could BE SISSOKO
    Deep breaths tadders deep breaths
    https://mobile.twitter.com/nufcfans/status/294031956511965184

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #35

    TS…see my answer at the last thread!

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #36

    Rotonda – where did sammy say he didnt like the French players? All he said was he will have to start learning French, as a joke.

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  • Constanstine

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #37

    Now he’s blaming the team. Good job Pardew.

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #38

    Proppa peeping tom whoever took that photo lol, can honestly say there’s deffo someone having a medical today as im not allowed in that section of the training centre today but not seen nobody who’s mentioned sissokho

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #39

    Conaldo
    Jokes arent welcome in Newcastle damnit! Just another stick to add to the pile

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #40

    hope we get this lad sissoko in asap he’s not only a box to box player he’s also a ball winner twice the player of tiote

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