Pardew Grooming This Frenchman As Future Newcastle Captain


Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa seems to be impressing Alan Pardew big time this summer, not only with this attitude, but with his form in training, and the 23 year-old Frenchman is already showing the obvious leadership skills he has. which made him such a successful and effective captain at Montpellier, when he was still young.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – a future Newcastle captain – it’s likely

Alan Pardew has given an extensive interview today on the Newcastle web-site today, and this is what he had to say about Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa:

“The center halves is an area I’m particularly happy with. We have four experienced guys and Mapou (Yanga-Mbiwa) in particular has now had six months in England and is looking terrific.”

“We have a lot of good things in place, and in the three years I’ve been here I definitely feel this is as strong as we’ve ever been at this stage of a season.” Mapou is a natural leader and has done it before for Montpellier in the Champions League.”

“The only thing he is lacking is experience of the Premier League but that will obviously come, and his English is improving all the time.” You can see in the way he trains and plays that he is a natural leader and I want to encourage that out of him even more.”

“We need more of those types of players and that leadership.”

We would expect Mapou to concentrate on speaking the English language well, and as soon as possible, and that will then set him up as a future Newcastle captain, and his style of leadership is very much like that of former captain Kevin Nolan.

Fab Coloccini still has three years left on his contract on  Tyneside, and we hope the Newcastle captain can stay and see out his contract, but watch for Mapou to be named vice captain at some stage in the future, and maybe sooner rather than later.

And when Colo does finally leave (he’s been great for Newcastle),  then assuming Mapou can win his place in the Newcastle starting eleven, which is still a question at the moment, then he would be a very good choice as the next Newcastle captain.

What do you think?

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300 comments so far

  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France
    Le Parisien: PSG’s final summer target after Marquinhos, Digne and Cavani is Yohan Cabaye they claim. #PSG #NUFC

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France
    Can categorically deny that a €4m bid has been accepted for Bafetimbi Gomis. #OL #NUFC #AVFC

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Repost due to Eds shorthand posting skills.
    I still don’t think this summer is as bad as last as last year we were full of hope and expectation filled with thoughts of quite possibly having an outside chance of CL or at least an EL spot going down to the wire a few quotes and lack of investment have had us put firmly back in our places now with top eight getting people excited.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Here’s an idea then, start him instead of spherical stevie
    Infact tell stevie he’s not even in the matchday squad til the fat bugger gets himself looking like a premier league footballer rather than a premier league darts player, it’s disgraceful

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    tads (previous post) – I read it on Spectator’s view – said that the FA had announced it but not the club?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    tads

    haha he prob has a pint of lager at half time

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Robin Bairner ?@RBairner
    #Marseille boss Baup confirmed yesterday no offers for #Gignac. #Newcastle had reportedly made an approach. #NUFC

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Wolfshead
    Obviously how else would wash down his pie?

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Thank god we missed out on Douglas. He’s signed for Dynamo Moscow which pretty much shows the level he’s at.

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  • Tommyy

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Everything we do Is so so slow.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #11

    the way i see it i think we will sign gomis 4m
    remy if rape case cleared
    bent if shola goes
    cardozo or similar if cisse goes

    i think cabaye will go to psg, but with pardew saying we are strong in midfield this money may go into a striker target

    i dont think ben arfa will leave

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #13

    Magpie
    Seems strange the FA would announce it and not the club
    Either way hope its true, it’s a disgrace the standards were to the point we had to contents the original decision let alone if he hadnt done enough to get it through this time!

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  • blew

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Tads @ 4
    We will see what happens when Broken Brain
    picks his team. I have a feeling one of his favourites-Taylor-will be before Mbiwa. I would build the defence around the latter.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Blew
    If Taylor is picked ahead of this lad something is seriously seriously wrong

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #16

    tads

    lmao 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #17

    tads

    i didnt mind saylor ahead of him last year…mbiwa was settling and looked a bit shaky and we needed experience in the sqaud then (saylor had done well the year before).

    I’d rather have mbiwa in now…hes had time to settle, a full pre season to build partnerships…now he is ready.

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  • Jamseyd24

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Seems pretty obvious to me with all this talk of Mbiwa as next captain means that Cabaye is on his way out. I was sure he was supposed to next in line

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #19

    mbiwa is an absolute class act was buzzing when we signed him he is going to be a rock this season

    french title winning captain and considered the best young french cb in years till varane came along!

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Pardew said “We are trying to strengthen our attacking area. In midfield and at the back we are comfortable.

    “I really feel there will be a player or two who moves on because of a little overload in midfield.”

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bafetimbi-gomis-come-me-plea-5162560

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #21

    If Saylor starts next season then that will, once and for all, show that Pardew is clueless, The positive news is that he has shown how important M’biwa is in his estimations by giving him the captains armband so hopefully that now means Wor Stevie will be sitting on the bench next season 😀

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #22

    i hope we show cabaye enough of a long term goal, enough ambition to convince him to stay

    i know its just on paper, and i know its assuming all are fit but, if santon learns to position himself better, even if cabaye leaves we have

    krul
    debuchy mbiwa colo santon
    anita tiote
    hba sissoko marv
    cisse/gomis?

    a great team on paper, but obviously tiote needs to get back to form, and if cabaye leaves we will lack depth in cm even though pards says we are strong

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #23

    I think mbiwa is a class LB Cas walcott didnt get by him at all when he played there and lets b honest not many better than walcott

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #24

    *captain’s armband temporarily of course.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #25

    kt97

    There are many, many, many players better than Walcott.

    He’s terrible.

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  • magpies

    Jul 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #26

    IF WERE GOING TO SELL CISSE WE HAV TOP REPLACE HIM WIV GOMIS. THATS THE ONLY PLAYER I CAN C VERY SIMILAR TO CISSE. AND HES A REALY GOOD PLAYER. BOTH TOGEVA ARE GOING TO MAKE A STRIKE FORCEEE.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Speaking about Bobby Robson’s former assistant(Mourinho), Pardew quipped: “I am looking forward to seeing him. He owes me some wine!

    “I will be telling him I am still better looking than him!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #28

    Sage
    I couldn’t stand seeing Taylor starting last year mate, he was shocking, the worst of the games being both legs vs benfica, absolutely appualing

    Most CB’s who lack pace and ability normally make up for it with positional sense and a good reading of the game, he had none of them
    He just shouts, flaps his arms, plays attackers onside, grabs handfuls of shirt, handballs all the time and can’t tackle
    All that seems to be forgotten because he has an accent and sometimes puts his block of wood he has instead of a head in amongst people’s feet
    I actually think he’s slightly worse than willo, at least willo can partner colo, something Taylor has had little success in doing

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  • plana

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Goodbye Cabaye and Cisse and hello Gomis and Gignac according to reports a double swoop for the french strikers.

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Not when walcotts on form tho nd i bet u wouldnt mind him playing 4 us on the left instead of gutierez

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  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Pls not gignac hes awful

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Kt79
    Sign a CB for like £8mil, an area where we are very thin, then play him at LB a position where we have plenty?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Kt97

    Like I said yesterday, just because a poor player is better than another poor player doesn’t mean we should sign him.

    Walcott is nothing but a greyhound with absolutely no end product, he only looked decent when he was chasing that contract, and obviously we made him look good.

    He’s a terrible player.

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  • Ginger

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #35

    kt97toonarmy

    The only thing Walcott has is a hell of a lot of pace. He’s the type of player that if one of your CB’s drop there focus for just a split second he’ll be a few yards ahead of you and in the sight of goal, and there’s no catching him.

    Mbiwa is an intelligent defender, so he knew how to deal with the pace.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #36

    NUFC Stats ?@NUFC_Stats
    According to L’Equipe, Olympiacos are keen to sign the 27-year-old Sylvain Marveaux on a season-long loan deal #nufc

    Sounds like BS…but report it anyway.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #37

    If Cabaye leaves and Anita gets injured who’s his replacement ?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail

    Don’t worry, Perch can cover…oh wait…

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  • plana

    Jul 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #39

    These french strikers have to be better than Ameobi. last season we had no one coming off the bench only Shola who is a digrace 23 games 1 goal, at least Gignac scored 13 goals in 28 games, and Gomis scoed 16 goals in 34 games. So they have to be an improvement on whats at the club.

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