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The Big Difference At Newcastle Are The Great Fans

10:08 am, Monday, September 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Moussa Sissoko has looked in very good form for Newcastle so far this season, and he adds some power, control and strength to Newcastle’s midfield, where has taken his more accustomed role in the center of midfield, and is looking to be a very good player for Newcastle.

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Moussa Sissoko – a powerful player for Newcastle

Sissoko is one of a number of Frenchmen who could be in France’s World Cup squad for next summer in Brazil, and we expect to see the France manager Didier Deschamps at St. James’ Park one or two times this season – surely.

Moussa, Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy, Ben Arfa, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Loic Remy are players who can expect to be competing for a place in the French squad for next summer’s World Cup, and Yoan Gouffran could even force himself into the reckoning,  if he continues his good form on Tyneside.

Moussa Sissoko has talked today about his time at Newcastle , and he says it was tough when he first arrived on Tyneside in January – and this is what the French International  said in the Daily Mail today:

“It was very tough for me at first when I arrived in England, but I put a lot of effort in to learn the language, so my English is getting much better.”

“We are in the UK and England and we live with the English culture, so it is important to continue to make that effort. We are all settled into the squad and life here.”

“Perhaps we are not perfect but we definitely know how to communicate with each other when we are on the pitch.”

“The big difference in Premier League and especially here at Newcastle is that the fans get behind us in good and bad times,  and for the whole 90 minutes of every game, home and away.”

“They travel everywhere, which is something as a player you appreciate and enjoy.” “In France it only needs one or two bad results and people might stop to come to games and boo a lot more.”

“Also, it is very rare people travel distances to away games, which is something I really appreciate in England.” “In England, the fans love their club and they are completely behind them and their city where they are born, and it is really different.”

“In the street people are so excited to meet and speak with you.”

Those are some interesting comments about the fans, and Moussa seems to have settled in quickly at Newcastle, and having tuned 24 in August, Moussa has the time to develop into a star player at Newcastle.

He has great potential and his game resembles that of Patrick Vieira, the former Arsenal midfield powerhouse, and also Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, and if he can get anywhere near to the class of those two players, he will do very well indeed on Tyneside.

So far Moussa has played 24 times for Newcastle with 3 goals, and two of those goals were scored against Chelsea after we were 2-1 down late in the second half,  and they won us a famous victory 3-2 at St. James’ Park last season, shortly after Moussa had arrived.

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Himanshu Dhingra // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    I’d Play Remy on the right and stop baines that way. lets see how he defends

  • 2 jeff // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    interesting statistic that cisse is tied second in the league with two assists

    #playmaker #false9 (cause he goes invisible)

  • 3 Himanshu Dhingra // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    if you swapped managers who would be favorites Everton or Newcastle

  • 4 Himanshu Dhingra // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Jeff

    against villa – accidental assist
    against Hull – Accidental assist

  • 5 mindshaft // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    If we swapped managers I’d take us for a win, unfortunately we haven’t so I’m going for a 2-0 defeat

  • 6 TorqToon // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Even with a swap of managers I still don’t expect us to take anything from the game. Everton are well drilled, well organised and tactically more aastute than we are.

    I hope I’m wrong, but cant see us getting much tonight. Just hope the doom and gloomers don’t let rip too much. Losing at home to hull I can perfectmy understand the frustration. But Everton are a totally different kettle of fish.

    Like I said, I hope I’m wrong.

  • 7 ToonDarnSarf // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Why is everyone raving about Martinez on here? His best position as a manager in English football is 15th place in the PL!

  • 8 Transfer Sage // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    TDS

    spot on…he took over a wigan side than jewell and bruce had regularly at mid table and got them into a relegation battle every year before finally getting them relegated last year.

    He may have his teams attack and pass but thats it, his wigan team were terrible and he bought a lot of rubbish.

    Granted he is doing better at everton than i thought but given time they will lose the organised defence they have

  • 9 Spotlight Kid // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    I’m not a Pardew fan (understatement), but neither is Martinez the footballing wizard he’s cracked up to be. Player for player, tonight’s game is eminently winnable.

  • 10 Transfer Sage // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    torq

    been a while my friend.

    Yeh I agree, a point tonight would be a good result and even a defeat not a disastre

  • 11 mindshaft // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    TDS – he has better players at Everton and has brought about a bit of attacking flair to their strong defence – we rarely get anything at Goodison regardless of Moyes or Martinez
    I’d take a draw now but live in hope of an unlikely win – if we can beat Villa at home who just beat Man City we can beat Everton even if its by fluke

  • 12 Himanshu Dhingra // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Oh please.

    Pardew is a Martinez wannabe. Martinez may or may not be good but pardew is rank poor.

    Jewell save wigan from relegation last day of the year with a win at Sheffield.

    Bruce had players like Valencia palacios and Raylor and yes! heskey

    Please do not compare

  • 13 WWSBRD // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Reckon there will be 1 goal in it tonight doubt it’ll be to us but am more hopeful than I was against Hull

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    I guess we look at different things in football and some only look at the table!

    …for me Martinez is a fantastic manager and I admire his football philosophy. Last season Swansea and Wigan were the highlight for me.

    Each your own I suppose! How are you doing Torq? It has been a while ;-)

  • 15 Transfer Sage // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    dhingra

    why?

    Jewell had them 7th in the first year he managed them. Bruce had those players as he signed them.

    Martinez just kept signing rubbish and doing nothing to change a losing style. Consistently lost.

    Pardew is no genius and i think a poor manager, but martinez is still poor.

  • 16 theartfuldodger // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Pardew must be embarassing cabaye by repeatedly saying he is world class,comparing him with baines…against lpool he will compare him with coutinho..

  • 17 Transfer Sage // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    jesper

    I appreciate the style maritnez goes for but i think he hasn’t got a good balance. Needs a little more grit in the team to make them tough to beat.

    He currently has that at everton from the discipline moyes instilled but lets see if he can keep it over the seasons and when he brings in his own men over time.

  • 18 theartfuldodger // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Im going for a 1-1 draw today.
    After conceding 3 goals against hull we will be conservative.

  • 19 Himanshu Dhingra // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    https://twitter.com/TransfersCenter/status/384610889825284096/photo/1/large

  • 20 cyprus // Sep 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Let’s be honest. We have no idea which NUFC will turn up tonight. We could get spanked, draw or win!

    Hats off to Ketspaia, for predicting Man U demise (for now!). But it’s true, they sure don’t look ominous.

  • 21 doonundertoon // Sep 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    how did kets predict man utd’s demise? anyone with half a brain, who has followed the premier league at all in the last 20 something years when sir alex was in charge would of been able to predict that man utd would struggle without him..

    sir alex was man utd’s identity, sir alex left and man utd hired david moyes, david moyes has no identity, therefore man utd now have no identity.. just like newcastle has no identity now and hasnt had one since sir bobby, if i was a gambling man i would of put my house on man utd struggling this season, and it wasnt anything to do with the man who constantly kept saying that paul sharner was the answer to newcastles defensive troubles and constantly posts stupid shit about which players newcastle should sign because he signed them on fm2013, dont give a man credit for stateing the obvious, especially someone like kets..




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