Gouffran – The Manager Told Me To Come Out Fighting


Yoan Gouffran is an experienced player, you can can tell that from the way he has immediately fitted into the Newcastle side and provides Newcastle with a lot more movement up front, and he has some speed too – as he showed when he set up Newcastle’s equalizer in the 68th minute, after he outrun the Chelsea defense, and his shot was only parried by goalkeeper Cech, and a certain Mr. Sissoko followed up and put the ball into the back of the net and it was 2-2.

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Yoan Gouffran – in action on Saturday

Gouffran has been capped 22 times by the French U21 side with three goals, and although Moussa Sissoko has got most of the headlines over the last two games, this lad has put in two excellent performances for the Magpies, and if he keeps up his good form he could even earn a full cap for France in the future.

This is what Gouffran told the Shields Gazette today:

“I’ve not seen anything like this – never, not at all.” “To have those supporters behind us was unbelievable.” “To see a full St James’s Park, and have those fans behind us, was just magnificent. It was beyond belief.”

“When I came to this football club the gaffer told me the most important thing was to come out fighting – there’s no other way.” “I personally don’t believe that the team or the club deserves to be where we are in the table.”

“That’s what we as players remember. Most importantly, we must continue with the fight and show what playing for this football club means to the fans.” “We had belief from the start – that’s the most important thing,”

“We dominated the whole game. Although we fell behind, we quickly fought back in the second half. I believe overall we gave 100 per cent. and I am so happy we won.” “It was very important to come out fighting and show togetherness.”

“Our team has bonded. When you come from another league, you need to get in straight away. There’s no time to waste.” “Most importantly we have shown we can play together and we can improve.” “We can work hard, and that’s the most important thing.”

When Gouffran and Sissoko were given the nod to start by Alan Pardew at Aston Villa, we were a little surprised, but both players have shown they deserve their starting positions at Newcastle.

And to think we’ll have Cheick Tiote back for the Tottenham game, and Ben Arfa cannot be too far away from coming back from his hamstring injury – you talk about competition for places. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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165 comments so far

  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Er hopefully ibiza didn’t see my last comment 🙂 Moving swiftly on…..

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #2

    I thought what he told players to do was defend and hoof?

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    sage.. Im already here 🙂 I knew ibiza would be lurking somewhere hopefully he hasn’t seen this topic.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    These signings either are top lads or get very good PR training in france. They know exactly what to say.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #5

    You two can skip on to this article all you like. I’m going to police blog the hell outta ya.

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Sweet jesus *faceplam*

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza… You seem to be appearing out of nowhere my question to you….

    http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/117/814/are-you-wizard.jpg

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  • JackButler

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #8

    The reaction to Sissoko’s goal when he ran to the bench and all the players jumped on him said everything we need to know about this squads spirit

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Rainrix

    Thankfully he is in Ibiza. This gives us a head start to get away.

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Gouffran was brilliant like, nice touchs and makes space really well for sissoko and cisse. Also he’s really good at getting back unexpectedly made loads of tackles on the left and set up counters really well.

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #11

    pardew told us to go out fighting.
    did Simpson take that motivation or what!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #12

    jack

    It was great to see wasn’t it. A mix of joy and relief that they can turn games around now.

    Taylor’s reaction to jump in the air and go to the crowd was great to see.

    Saturdays win will have given them the confidence they needed, they know they can turn a game around against chelsea so why not anyone.

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #13

    Sage… Quickly into the hindenburg! 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Rainrix

    If we are relying on that we need help. Might be more effective to just dig a hole and stand in it, he will never spot us then.

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  • Krul Blow

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #15

    @11

    Bwahaahahahaha!

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  • Jonas's better than Messi

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #16

    I watched the game again yesterday (download with a Russian commentary).
    Krul and Colo both hoofed the ball quite a lot.
    Colo was more accurate therefore he was hitting 30-40m passes rather than desperate hoofs.
    Krul was hoofing it goalie style. Surely an easy fix. Tell him never to hoof it unless we need to score in injury time.

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #17

    @8 that was my favourite bit. more thang the goals

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m afraid not, tried to get Conaldo to teach me a thing or two, but he was just using me.

    JB…It was great to watch. There is clearly real unity within the team…wonderful stuff.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Transfer

    The reaction made my day, with all this talk about divisions in the dressing room because they can’t speak English (yet) these new boys have bought into the club and what it means to wear that shirt. Passion, fight, determination all on show

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Sage… Is his vision based on movement?

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  • toonLYF

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #21

    looks like we’ve brought in another great group of lads, not just ability wise, but also personality wise.

    for example, we took Sissoko over M’vila. Sissoko is known as a shy, quiet guy who loves to work hard in training, and spend his free times with his family. Whereas M’vila is known to cause a few problems in a group every now and again – slight gangster persona.

    Well played to everybody involved in scouting and transfers at Newcastle. We are becoming the transfer window masters.

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Especially mbiwa bouncing around like a 6 year old after a bag of haribo despite the facet he’s barely played good to see

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #23

    jonas

    Krul goes long too often especially for somebody with very poor distribution.

    He needs to work on his long kicks and cut down on them as well. Sometimes you have to as there are no options or the risk around it too great, but he does it a little to often.

    It’s easily fixed though, just takes time and effort.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Was nice to see a few players walk round after the whistle to thank us for our support aswell

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  • rainrix

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Hey new banner!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #26

    rainrix

    I think thats how he works….so we should be safe.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #27

    yes collo lumped ba but i think the damage was done he he hit the deck face first

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  • JackButler

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #28

    As soon as this season is over we need to strap Ashley down to a chair and make him watch the Reading game over and over then let him watch the Chelsea game so see can see what can be done when he opens up his wallet.
    Two or three more first team players in the summer and we will be golden for next season

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #29

    NEW BANNER!!! Nice job.

    Let the battle of “Why hasn’t so and so been added” commence 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #30

    ibiza

    when did we sign so and so, i haven’t seen him in any of the squads?

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  • magicbus

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #31

    I think Tiote will benefit from the new infliux into the side and we will see an improvement in his play.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #32

    So and So is injured, tweaked his ankle in training 😉

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  • Jonas's better than Messi

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #33

    I can’t see the logic of Krul having possession and hoofing it making it 50/50 whether we have possession in 10 seconds time.
    He needs to start rolling it out every time, now that we have players who are comfortable with the ball.

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  • John Tudor

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #34

    was so n so not arrested

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Excuse me whilst my sides split lads 🙂

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  • TorqToon

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #36

    JB / Sage – It was magnificent ! That, along with Cabaye touching the badge when he scored the week before…shows EVERBODY all they need to know.

    Two fingers to Houllier that’s for sure!

    Howay !!! New banner!! Nice work ed.

    We can stop the ‘Ed OUT!’ chanting now…

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  • Mund30

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Good job on the banner looks great

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  • TorqToon

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Ibiza – Sides split??

    Surely you will need to “Sew and Sew” then??

    Here all week lads….

    🙂

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  • Shane

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Gouffran makes Cisse look so lazy.

    Shape up Cisse!

    Why is Danny “Glass Jaw” Simpson on the banner?

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  • JackButler

    Feb 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza

    If you fall of that fence of your’s you’ll do more than slip your sides mate

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