He’s been a bit of a surprise package, and played three excellent games in the Newcastle United shirt, and on Saturday Yoan Gouffran scored a great goal and played very well indeed, before being stretchered off in the second half.
Yoan Gouffran – after scoring great equalizer on Saturday
And Yoan has easily won our Man of the Match poll with a full 56% of the vote, and in a Brains Trust meeting with my son Neil over the weekend (well kind of), Neil thinks Yoan’s played as well as any new player we signed in January – and that could be very close to the truth – over the full three games.
Yoan is a very good footballer, everybody can see that, and his speed and movement has helped transform Newcastle into a very good footballing side, and he tracks back all the time too and works his socks off for the side – what a great buy this lad has been for Newcastle (what – another one!).
And to be fair to Alan Pardew – since he got the reinforcements through the door, Newcastle have played some nice open football over the last three games, and two points a game average will see us safe enough at the end of the season – and in fact we’ll end up with 51 points at a two points per game average over the last 12 games of the season.
We wanted to give Yoan some acknowledgement and recognition for the three excellent games he’s played so far for Newcastle, and we are just hoping everything is OK with his shin injury.
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