Sissoko Has Already Paid Newcastle Back Handsomely – Pardew


The new 23 year-old star player at Newcastle this last week has been Moussa Sissoko, and Newcastle have obviously made the correct decision in getting this lad in during the January transfer window, instead of getting him for nothing in the summer, when his contract would have run out at the end of June.

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Alan Pardew – delighted with his new super-star – Moussa Sissoko

The reports are that Newcastle paid around £1.8M for him – and what a complete bargain this lad looks for Newcastle – we’ll leave it to some other clubs in the Premier League to massively overpay for their players – they are welcome to it.

Alan Pardew has said that Moussa has already paid Newcastle back with his two stellar performances at Aston Villa and yesterday in his home debut against European Champions Chelsea, when he hauled Newcastle to victory with two goals in the last 22 minutes, after we had gone down 2-1 to a very good looking Chelsea side.

This is the what the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to say today:

“We rushed the deal to get him here in January, he was supposed to be a summer target but we wanted him and he’s paid us back handsomely, we have watched him for a long time but we decided to accelerate it.”

“He has fantastic power but, with players, you never know about their attitude until you get them in and start working with them.” “But he came in like a giant and played like a giant.”

“I remember watching him for Toulouse 14 months ago and thought, ‘he is the one for us.'”

Yohan Cabaye also had a stellar game for Newcastle in the middle of the part with Moussa and to think we paid less than £6M for the two of them – and how much are they worth now?

The answer is a lot – but we’d be very surprised if any club in the summer would be able to match Mike Ashley’s evaluation of the two players, who now form the new engine room at Newcastle United.

Credit to Graham Carr and his Newcastle Scouting team – who seem to be the best in the business.

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179 comments so far

  • JazzMag

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #1

    He sure has 🙂

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  • outsidethebox

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #2

    the way he ran past cole and brushed him off said one thing this guy is special

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  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Sissoko looks the business. Very impressed with him. Power, pace, skill. He has it all. How many nutmegs did he pull off yesterday? Awesome!

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  • TOONLOVER91

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #4

    sissoko,cabaye,tiote,anita is just scarey and benny marv and gouff all around them too,just gonna get better and better !!tiote scores for ivory coast,stepping his game up already 😉

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #5

    credit to pards for utilising moussa in an attacking role

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  • toonicle

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Such a strong team now, just wait til Ben Arfa is back in that right wing spot. Drool.

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  • Dantoon85

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #7

    There’s a lot of competition for places now. Things are looking good

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  • belgrade fan

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #8

    nig 2 tiote 1

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  • Klatoon

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #9

    We could have tiote for spurs, ivory coast down 2-1 with 10min to go!

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  • outsidethebox

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #10

    pardue imo put sissoko up front with cisse as he didnt want to upset midfield balance….i think he has found the midfield formation that will work …play cisse up front alone with cissoko just behind backing up midfield and using his power and stamina…..let others cab in middle with defensive midfielder perch/tioteor anita …. and jonas (hba when fit ) goofy/marv on left worry about balance..
    debuchy and santon fb,s with dm covering dont blame fb,s for leaving holes thats what dm is supposed to cover…i would play m bai and collo as cb,s ..as saylor as hard as he tries isnt as good ……moving right way

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Beefman from previous
    Dont think its a no brainer at all mate
    Tiote hasnt had any presence at all this season, he’s been found out, name one team we’ve played where he’s bossed midfield or hammered there forwards
    Every team we’ve played with tiote on the pitch have done the opposite of last season, they have put him under pressure, and its worked, he’s been useless
    He cant play under pressure he constantky gives the ball away, panics and then gives away free kicks, it no coincidence that since he’s left for the ACON the number off stupid free kicks given away just outside the box has halved
    Perch and anita have been miles ahead in terms of perfomances tgis season and theres no way he should walk back into the team, what sirt of message would that send? You can get by on reputation? He hasnt been good enough, infact he’s been a liability

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #12

    guti brings a balance to the squad like him or not that hba would not give, we already have a weakness on the left with two attacking players, would we want the same on the right?

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  • nufc13789

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Ivory Coast losing 2-1 tiote may be back sooner!

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #14

    tads, this season anita>perch>tiote for me

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  • nick_9

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Love how you’re now a hater if you’re critical of a players performances, moved on from the term neggar have we or is that still branded about?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Bills,
    From previous thread, as you well know I had my head turned slightly as to what ambitions Mashley had for the club for the simple fact that a 9M striker was signed as opposed to Danny Graham who probably would have been 2/3M at the time, and then in the summer, I wasn’t screaming for loads of big name signings and would have been more than happy with Anita, Debuchy and an established CB but the lack of investment showed a distcint lack of ambition and very much gave the impression that Ashley would quite happily see us tick along in mid table, it has taken a very real threat of relegation to kick start this recent investment, and Sissoko who has been instrumental in these last two wins might not have even been here if he hadn’t of given up his signing on bonus, would they of compromised and reached an agreement we’ll never know, that is why bills I am waiting to see what he’s going to do this summer before I start lauding the good work he’s doing.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Nick_9
    Especially as those who use the labels normally scapegoat a squad member themselves!

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  • sula

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Please please please Newcastle do not sell this guy we dont want to be known as a selling club and we need to keep hold of our top players if we are to succeed in the prem and other competitions. We cannot lose our stars its that simple.

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #19

    ‘”They told me last time that they didn’t like me, that my subs were all wrong – and they were probably right – but today, they know a good player when they see one.’

    pardew listens.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Sula,
    He’s just got here mate on a five and a half contract.

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  • rossc

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Quick question for everyone on the Ashley front.

    In all honesty at this point in time would you swop Mike Ashley and his strategy for NUFC which includes a focus on scouting through graham carr and an emphasis on balanced books and managerial consistency for any one of the following owners.

    1.roman abramovich – (and watch him sack manager after manager)
    2.tony fernandez – (and watch him do exactly what freddy sheppard use to do)
    3.The glaziers – (and watch your club be pilled into debt just so they could buy it)
    4. Randy lerner – (couldn’t be more disinterested if he tried)
    5. Al-fayed – (……..)
    6. Fenway Sports Group – (Home of the worst negotiators in the world)
    Or…. Delia Smith

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  • Jayden

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #22

    7. Venky’s

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  • nick_9

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s almost like its a crime wanting more out of some players.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Just trying to picture Pardew in the supermarket and a fan approaching him and saying “Alan your subs are all wrong, I don’t like you”.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #25

    You’ve missed the Arabs out.

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  • outsidethebox

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #26

    tiote back quicker than we imagined now

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #27

    great article on guttierez on the nufc website

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  • nick_9

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Rosse – there’s not much wrong with Ashley’s idea but at the Argo stages when you don’t make a profit you’re left without funds for signings unless you sell players. That’s the problem, in four years time I think Ashley’s way will work much better but like I said the early stages are not what we are used to or like. This window was excellent business and if it turns out we have still broke even or made a small loss then the books must be pretty good. I’ve said for ages once our revenue is decent turning over a profit we will spend more, boycotting doesn’t help the plan (or kitty)

    Tiote is coming home guys, it’s a shame for him but hopefully his mind is on us once he returns. He has got a real fight on his hands now as do Jonas, gouffran, marveaux, Anita and mbiwa

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Jamie redknapp loves his own voice doesnt he!!

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #30

    tiote is coming back, ahh selection headache…wooo!

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  • Joe Blog

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Nick_9

    Yeah, making logical remarks based on observation is met with hostility for some reason. Some are just blind zealots – dangerous people given the wrong cause.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Seeing Redknapp and Bellamy together is sicken

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Feb 3, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #33

    rossc
    That’s a tough one, I heard that Delia cooks up a storm! Imagine em pies as half-time! hhhmmmmmm 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Alan pas de clue
    Not sure he’ll be back to train snd feature vs spuds tbh
    Dont they have to travel back to there national camp first?
    Dont recon he’ll be back til wednesday/thursday

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Defo twisted his ankle today and if Togo win in ACN then Spurs will be short up front! Bale is still a threat though 🙁

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #36

    when do we play spuds?

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  • mot7

    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #37

    im glad tiote is coming back with caby back in the side we can look forward to tiote concentration on his own job.
    He was taking on a job in midfield getting the ball of the defence and trying to playmake thats not his job but unlike some players he always took resposibility and always shows for the ball mistakes i can live with lack of effort as others have shown i cannot.

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  • Dantoon85

    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Tiote won’t be back til a week Thursday. He’s coming back on the boat… He phone pards and said “I ain’t gettin on no plane sucker”

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Spuds nxt Saturday @ WHL

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Alan pas,
    I cant see him getting past the bench for Spurs mind.

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