Let’s Give This Newcastle Sub The Credit He Deserves


It was a late goal from Papiss Cisse that gave Newcastle a deserved win yesterday,  against a very decent looking Stoke City side, but he was set up brilliantly by Sylvain Marveaux, who is now pushing for a starting place at Newcastle.

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Sylvain Marveaux – superb match-winning pass yesterday

For last season Sylvain Marveaux was affected by injury, as he was in his last season at Rennes, before joining Newcastle in June of 2011, one day after Demba Ba signed on at the club.

But this season he has finally been free of injury, and has played 29 times for Newcastle this term with two goals, and has been playing extremely well.

And his pass in added time at St. James’ Park was simply superb, and found Papiss Cisse completely free in the box and Papiss was a yard onside when the pass was made.

And the Senegal striker coolly controlled the ball and then smashed it home past goalkeeper Begavic, and the game was won.

And it was 18 year-old local lad Adam Campbell who fed Sylvain with the ball before the defense splitting pass from the French U21 International won the game for Newcastle.

“In the end it was a pass through the eye of a needle by Marveaux that won us the match.{ “The team’s done well in Marveaux’s absence and he’s knocking on the door, he sparked us in that last bit and it was massive.”

Marveaux is not as good as Ben Arfa, but when Ben Arfa cannot play, it seems that Marveaux can provide us with that bit of spark, that bit of creativity that can win us the game, as he proved so well yesterday.

26 year-old Sylvain is yet another Frenchman who could have a big career ahead of him on Tyneside.

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95 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Mar 11, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Like someone had said earlier, Marv will make a good super sub in the last 20. He is a game changer.

    I still want to see Marv, Arfa and Cabaye playing together. Imagine the creativity in midfield.

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  • Diggedydaws

    Mar 11, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #2

    From what I saw yesterday I came to the conclusion that our central mids don’t give enough defensive cover, sure the bodies are around the box (not necessarily behind the ball ) but we don’t have a screener ala Makalele ( which I thought Tiote was supposed to be) to protect the back 4 and build out from. I think that creates too big a gap for midfield and forwards to bridge, so we look disjointed andour play is too stretched; just my opinion like. Marv needs to show consistent quality for me.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 11, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Tiote is starting to show why he will never be a top quality DM. He was poor and his tackle in the box was downright stupid and reckless.

    I’d have perch ahead of him any day.

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  • Toon Boy

    Mar 11, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #4

    This is what I have been saying for so long. Marveaux has that creative spark, great pace, footwork and set piece skills. He should have a starting position ahead of Jonas. Imagine Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Sissoko and Gouffran. The pace, power and creative skills would be massive, and be a nightmare to defend against.

    He really deserves a first team start. His form has been incredible and he can play behind Cisse and in front of the midfield, or left/right wing.

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  • Dagwoodz

    Mar 11, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    Comment #5

    tToon Boy, Marv looked good tonight, but has yet to show ANY indication he has any ability to play on the wing.

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  • Diggedydaws

    Mar 11, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Toonboy, no thought of any defensive duties in midfield then?
    What would happen if teams decided to play counter attack against us? We’d get tanked that’s what, I think we’re defensively fragile as it is.

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  • ThaiMag

    Mar 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #7

    I would like to see this team at some point this season.

    ———————-Krul
    Debuchy—Saylor—Mbiwa—Santon
    ————–Cabaye—Sissoko
    Ben arfa——–Marveaux——-Gouffran
    ———————-Cisse

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  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    Mar 11, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Sell Tiote in the summer to fund new transfers? I wouldn’t mind that at all.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 11, 2013 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Marv is an attacking midfielder par excellence on his game, but so are Sissoko and Cabaye and with the advantage of greater consistency. I too would like to see those 3 in midfield but I suspect it would falter as all of them would want to bomb on. Would be interesting though, but really I think Marv is gonna struggle to break in to a fully fit first choice Newcastle starting midfield, brilliant as he can be.

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  • dmac

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Marv doesnt track back at all and often reminds me of Shola the way he just strolls about. Obvious talent but needs to work harder all round. Thats the only reason Jonas is preferred.

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  • cyprus

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #11

    First,
    On Tiote, for those who didn’t watch the game. He was excellent, really. Yes, except for a moment of madness, which AP must talk to him about.
    In general, ragarding the game, it was a pretty solid showing in terms of defense. Saylor and Mbiwa were great, cutting out any potential threat. Santon and Debuchy were very good going forward as well. In midfield, Sissoko was just too powerful for them. Jonas and Cabaye both put in a shift. Cisse has been criticised, but he tried all game and finally did what he’s paid for. I have no complaints from his performance. Special mention to Marveaux, who deserves credit for the victory, and Haidara, who looks really good.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Morning lads!

    …now that the weekend is over maybe we can be back to normal and all those who tend to crowd the blog at game time telling everyone else what to think is gone (how I regret to visit the blog last night)

    …should have known better. Anyways good morning everyone 🙂

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  • dmac

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #13

    His pass for the goal was however immense.

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  • Santon03

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #14

    I never liked AP, but I think he did well against stoke. It wasn’t his fault that the team can’t play well, it was stoke set up that made it difficult. Maybe the subtitution of Haidara for Santon that I have a problem with (probably because I am Santon’s fan), it should have been for Gouffran or Jonas imo. It wasn’t the team’s fault or AP’s that we can’t attack stoke with crosses, it was kind of useless to cross. Debuchy put in a lot of crosses but to no effect since their shortest player is still 190+cm. Can’t blame Cisse either for not effective for 90mins, too many players surrounding him and can’t win header against those giants.
    Probably why we are linked with AC, he will give option.

    I feel sorry for the team, they worked hard and played well imo, only to be ruined by 1 idiot (Tiote). When the reff gave penalty, none of our players protest the reff, they just shaked their head dejected.

    Tiote must not be in the 1st eleven ever again until he’s starting to use his brain more.

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  • cyprus

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Now, some critique, on tactics, even though, as I said above, this was a good, solid performance:
    The cross obviously does not work against a team of giants and a great goalie! Why did you not stop that AP? 200 crosses for their goalie to easily catch?? Carpet football, which we can now play, cute balls in (like the one by Marveaux), would’ve been more dangerous. Last, but not least, even though Sissoko is clearly an amazing player, he needs to improve his pass, after he bulldozers his way through opposition midfield.

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  • dmac

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Its not just the rashness of his tackles, or the constant stream of yellow cards that get me. He is at fault for giving the ball away via sloppy passes again and again.

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  • cyprus

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Tiote is a diamond in the rough, no opponent likes to play against him. He’s not the finished article, but he’s an excellent player to have. Teams would bully defeats out of us, not any more. It’s up to AP to work on finding a balance between aggression and logic.
    On the moment of madness, Tiote could’ve easily shirk the responsibility of tracking back and let Debuchy and others exposed, but his full blooded commitment would not allow him to do that.

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  • Santon03

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #18

    dmac

    His passes are ok imo, he just delayed it abit too long.
    My problem with Tiote is he should have realized that he has bad reputation, he is going to be reffs target and opponents will take advantage, and he didn’t try to change his game to better tackling.
    Even if he didn’t touch walters, he would have dived and the reff would give the penalty, it’s his reputation.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Tiote was excellent yesterday but that tackle was willfully negligent, Just look at Steven Taylor’s incredulous reaction.

    He needs to cut it out or the team will surely develop beyond him and he’ll start missing out. It really does undo so much of his good work.

    Oh, and another tireless, selfless display from Gutierez, which is surely why he is picked ahead of Marv and maybe even will be ahead of Gouffran when Benny returns.

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  • Santon03

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #20

    by better tackling i mean using his brain abit more like doing it outside the box not inside the box with flying 2 footed tackle.

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Did others note the involvement and movement of Campbell in the winning goal. What a moment for the kid, to be in the thick of all that euphoria. Great stuff!

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  • cyprus

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #22

    jimmysmith,
    yes, honourable mention to the kid, who didn’t have much time to impress, but, nonetheless, did not seem overwhelmed when he did get the ball. I hear he’s quick too.

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  • dmac

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #23

    I look forward to seeing the lad push on and develop now: AP has a relatively good record with youth players. Was it not he that pushed oxlade-chamberlain through at southampton.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Like someone said yesterday ‘was our game plan always to get lots of high balls into the box and try to outjump STOKE?’

    …If so why didn’t we change tactics when it clearly wasn’t working (and why deploy that kind of tactics against a team like Stoke…just madness)

    …and why do we keep using subs reactive – we either have to go one down or just equalize before Pards make a sub. Try using a sub proactive for ones (that’s how you win games in the long run)

    Have a feeling I going to be saying this for the remainder of the season (lets home we can grind put a result anyway…at this point I’ll take anything)

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #25

    *home = hope

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  • WesJameson

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #26

    You can see a quality footballer ( Campbell ), with a proper football brain, look at the little one-two pass he played, and then won a corner at the death….

    Next season, he should feature IMO

    Saylor was IMMENSE last night!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 11, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Jesper
    Pardew did change the set up and formation at half time, we were dominating them and was harsh to even go a goal down as stoke offered next to nout going forward
    The reason we were crossing the ball so much was we were having no joy at all going through the middle as stoke parked the bus and just crowded the edge of the box, the problem wasn’t the tactic it was the quality of the delivery, cabs kept putting high floaty crosses in instead of whipping in a low pacey cross which I have no doubt someone would of been on the end of
    You can’t plan a game assuming there going to get a penalty, we were dominating them they got a massive break due to a moment of stupidity and pardew made the subs that changed the game
    That’s why subs are there if the game isn’t going to plan you have these players to try and implement something different, which is exactly what they did
    They were positive attacking subs against a tired defence and before there goal there was no need to make the change as we were in the assendence

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Wes
    The lad came on and looked very very sharp, would of liked to of seen him on loan for the second half of this season to get some first team action under his belt

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  • Santon03

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #29

    Based on last game, like it or not we do need AC or a player like AC, maybe not as our main striker but against certain teams or some situations it’s quite handy to have player like AC.
    I don’t mind having AC or Huntelaar.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #30

    Santon
    Or just a new set piece coach not every team in the league is stoke, they have to be the only team in the league to play such a brand of non football

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  • WWYCD

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #31

    If Marv worked as hard as Sissoko or Jonas he’d be great but he doesn’t so he’ll struggle to make the starting 11. Very good pass yesterday that being said however he did nothing like that against Anzi when he should of been playing out of his skin to get in the PL team

    I doubt he’ll make it as a regular for NUFC

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #32

    WWYCD
    Completely agree with that mate, it’s his biggest flaw that he doesn’t seem to give 100% on the pitch, especially when he starts games for us

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  • WesJameson

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #33

    Surely we must have set a world record…

    Whats it now, over 400 set pieces/corners and not one goal?

    That is scary…. agree with toonarmydownsouth…. we need something to change

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  • TimKrulFan

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #34

    I would like to see more of bigi. Not that I don’t like Tiote but he needs to be dropped for a bit hes turning into a liability.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #35

    Morning lads and lasses,

    Another 3 points in the bag. Thought we were the better side and deserved the win, although I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think at one point that we’d struggle to get a goal….what a free kick Yo, what a free kick.

    Agree on what people are saying about Marv, Yes, it was a great pass to set up Cisse, no one is doubting he has skills but overall he just goes missing far too much.

    On Jonas, maybe it’s not enough, but he did a lot of covering again yesterday…works his bloody socks off for the team.

    Thought Pardew did a top job yesterday, we looked organised and I think we really asked the most questions during the game…bring on Anzhi!

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  • Santon03

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #36

    tads

    yes, also need set piece coach.
    I don’t know what happened with the coaching staffs, when AP in charge and still have Barton and Nolan, we scored goals from corners, didn’t we? or we stop scoring goals from corners since AP in charge?

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  • WWYCD

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #37

    Toonarmydownsouth
    He annoys the hell out of me everytime he starts a game which is a shame because I was very excited when we signed him. He’d be good against teams that don’t tackle.

    As for set plays its annoying but if u accept nothing will ever come from them it makes watching us much easier

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  • Santon03

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #38

    I like to watch Anita more, especially against Anzhi when he stands beside Lacina Traore (6’8).

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  • WWYCD

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #39

    Not sure I get all the Tiote annoyance since he came back from the ACoN he’s been back to his best imo. Yes he gave away a daft pen but he was only a inch away from getting the ball, he was annoyed he lost the ball and was doing whatever he could to get it back which I’ll take over his efforts early season which were Marv level

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  • Santon03

    Mar 11, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #40

    Maybe corners will be better when Raylor recovered.

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