We Are Newcastle United – We Must Try To Win Cups

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will get another chance tonight against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, with both Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini still   out injured, and we hope the Frenchman plays well, because he still has to prove he can make it at Newcastle, and play regularly in the Premier League.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – due a good game tonight

The defender was suspended for the Sunderland game, after a rather stupid foul on Luis Suarez against Liverpool gave away a penalty,  and had Mapou sent off, and he has served his one game suspension.

The 24-year-old could become a great acquisition for Newcastle,  since he has excellent leadership skills and can play anywhere across the back four.

This is what Mapou had to say in the local papers today:

“I travelled with and stayed with team for two days to help the group to do well, but we lost,” “It is hard watching. I like to play and to help my squad mates.”

“Now we play Man City, and we must recover quickly to try to forget the last game,” “I want to play well and help the squad do well. We must go in front.”

“We need to play and remember the first game with Man City,” “That helps us do well to prove to ourselves and the fans that this was a mistake. We must learn from it.”

“If we play well we can go through. We all want to do well to help ourselves to move up and continue to do well.” “We are Newcastle United” “We need to play well against clubs in the league, but we must also try to win cups.”

“We want to go to the quarter-finals.”

Those are good words from Yanga-Mbiwa, and while we were big fans of the 24 year-old when he signed for us in January, it’s taking time for him to adjust to the physical style of play in England.

However, in yesterday’s press conference a surprisingly upbeat Alan Pardew reiterated that he thought Mapou was a good player, and that he was going to do extremely well at Newcastle.

It would be a good time for Mapou to show tonight that’s exactly what he can do – we need to win tonight – but it’s going to be very difficult.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Looks to be 4-4-2 with ameobi and cisse uptop tonight with a midfield of Sammy, Tiote, Anita and HBA, defense of Dummett, MYM, Willo and Debuchy and Krul in goal


    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2



    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #3

    i rather play eliot dan krul… eliot deservs to play tonight… krul should b rested


    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #4

    this would b my team





  • bob52

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Do not have a problem with this defender despite his recent nightmare game, he is fast and experienced and would not have allowed that clear Sunderland header last Sunday. What is a worry is the form of Cisse, he has had so many bad games he is a liability on the pitch like playing with ten men, yet Pardew keeps playing him, hope not tonight.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #6

    31toonarmydownsouth // Oct 30, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Seriously? Are they really?
    Doesn’t surprise me one little bit, pretty sure the boot room (is that what that sections called?) is part of the SD chain
    So the big big question is, as well as piggy backing on the stadium with free advertising is Mike Ashley now taking away the merchandising revenue from the club?
    Find it hard to believe even he could stoop that low, and harder to believe that he’s actually allowed to do that

    If it is the case, the club has well and truly become a joke

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #7

    Oct 27 at 11:05 PM

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  • martoon

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #8

    bob52 – Cisse needs games to try and re-discover his form. We are not going to play him in the Under 21’s so if we don’t play him in a games like this then when do we play him?


    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    sori cisse needs to be sold… his jst a one season wonder… an overconfident lad

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    tonight i’d go for

    debs, mbiwa(colo if fit), willo, santon
    tiote, cabs, marv
    gouf, remy, hba

    marv creates, might be a bit lightweight compared to sissoko but there is enough steel in tiote and cabaye to fight the battle but also cabs and marv can keep the ball moving too, possession is also a defensive tool

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #11


    cisse is a player not designed for link up play, just a poacher, a very good one at that as his record shows

    he just doesn;t suit the system, we play too deep and therefore need the forward to hold the ball up, something he cannot do

    play the whole team 20 yards up the field and he will score for fun

  • bob52

    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12


    You have it in one, poachers play well in build up play no in hold up, our system does not play to his strengths therefor why play him, sorry but we must get rid in January, in the meantime play those that can even ameobi.

  • NUFC 1892

    Oct 30, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #13

    @ JAMSHA

    thats a sh!t formation hahaha

    how old r u? r u a mackem in disguise?

    obertan cm?

    have a word with urself please


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