LLambias – Massadio Haidara A Big Big Player For Us


Derek Lambias doesn’t give too many interviews, but when he does he gives a lot of them, and he’s been talking about Newcastle five new Frenchmen – and especially about 20 year-old Massadio Haidara – who miraculously escaped serious injury in our last game against Wigan Athletic, after that terrible tackle by Callum McManaman.

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Massadio Haidara – he’s a big big player

“Haidara is a big, big addition to us – he’s only 19 but he’s always going to be one of those pushing.” “He’d played 150 games before he came here, he’s a proper player.” “Mapou was captain. They are different quality players and good people too. Debuchy as well.”

“So our back four is looking different – come the summer it will be looking different again.” “Tayls has been outstanding since he’s come back and I’m pleased he got the England opportunity.” “We’re improving in all areas. Sissoko is playing more or less a number 10 at the moment but he’s a star.

“We’re buying good, good players. It’s just a question now of buying well in the summer.”

We don’t want to be too picky, but Massadio turned 20 last December, but of course he would have been 19 when Newcastle were looking at him last year – and as far as we can find out – Haidara played 51 times over the last three seasons at Nancy, after making his professional debut in December, 2010 in a league match against Sochaux.

But we agree with Derek that Massadio’s an excellent player in the making, and he’s already shown that in the five appearances he’s made for the first team, and in his debut in the white-hot Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, he had a superb game at left back.

In fact all five new Frenchman have looked real class in the black and white shirt of Newcastle United.

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75 comments so far

  • Carryingcoals

    Mar 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    ibiza

    no idea as of yet, very intriguing. could be usual lee ryder tripe mind

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #2

    yes ibiza such bad luck

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Carrying…Fair enough. I can’t think of what it could be. Did someone say Pardews press conference was today, if so, do you know what time?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Roshan…That’s a shame. Who was winning?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #5

    hey blue waffle toon sorry lost power here electricity problem

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #6

    reply me when you see that message

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    ibiza I had an early opportunity but the goal keeper saved and that’s it power went

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #8

    hey ibiza won’t you play fifa anymore

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9

    ibiza ?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Roshan…Sorry, was on the phone. I do occasionally, but it’s often late at night here when I get the chance, so not sure I’ll catch you.

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  • DokToon

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #11

    wow the blogs turned into a game request service for some…

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #12

    well can’t you play at this time

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Roshan…Afraid not. Sneaking on here is one thing during work, pretty sure people would notice me on a ps3 🙂

    Dok…Feeling left out? 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 8m

    Cheick Tiote has picked up strain and misses trip to #mcfc #nufc
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    Lee Ryder Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 8m

    Tim Krul back in training but not in with a shout to face #mcfc #nufc
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    Lee Ryder Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 9m

    Massadio Haidara not in with chance of returning against #mcfc but could be back for #benfica #nufc

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #15

    how about 3 to 5 hours earlier than now

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  • G

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #16

    If we are talking gaming instead of the footy, can we have a mature discussion on politics and religion whilst we are on?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #17

    boring topic g

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #18

    G…You lost me, a mature discussion, on here?
    It seems we’re getting news on who is traveling to City, anyone know who else is or isn’t going?

    Roshan…Nope. What’s our time difference? Generally I’m not on until 10pm GMT+1

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  • Tooooon

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #19

    HAIDARA IS 20 LLAMBIAS YOU PINK FACE FOOL!!!!!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #20

    now its 8 pm here so figure it out yourself

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Sack L…it’s Maundy Thursday today and that’s the beginning of easter week here in DK 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Well that told me.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #23

    we have power from 2 pm till 7 pm IST and now its 8 here

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  • Ibizatoon - back by no demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #24

    “Our back four is different, come the summer it will be different again”

    So we’ll defintly be getting a defender by the sounds of it and its probably to replace fabricio

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Roshan…You are 4.5 hours ahead of me, unless you’re into very early morning gaming this seems a non starter.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #26

    so can you come online a few hours lets say 9 hours earlier than now in your time zone

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Brother…You are confused again. You can’t be a mag and a mackem.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Roshan…In theory I could be up at 6.30am to play fifa, but I do doubt it somewhat. Your search continues.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #29

    I guess so ibiza cause whenever I see your id on ps3 it says you were online 5 hours ago so I can’t play at that time

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  • DokToon

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #30

    yawns at the begging for games…

    no ibiza, im not at all, if someone is gaming, cool, but no need to litter the blogosprhere with begging…

    g, on the topic of religion, or politics, i have no opinion… seems dangerous 🙂

    we now bring you back to the toon…

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #31

    @rashan

    Are u vinay on ps3??

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Dok…Has got a little excessive perhaps 🙂

    Anyone have any info on Pardews press conference? Someone said it was today?!?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #33

    yes nufc leazes its roshan

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #34

    G every once in a while everyone has to beg for something so its my turn to beg to have some fun its no crime

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #35

    sorry nufc leazes we couldn’t finish our game lost power here

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #36

    nufc leazes ?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Apprently Tiote, Santon, Debuchy, Krul and Haidara all ruled out for this game.

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  • DokToon

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #38

    ibiza, are you ITK about all that? 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Dok….Am I not all things? I’ll tell you something else, Lee Ryder is definitely not my source 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Mar 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #40

    So…is it time to play line-ups yet?

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