It Was Magnificent – The Fans Made One Hell Of A Noise

Yoan Gouffran has turned out to be a simply great signing for Newcastle, after we got him from Bordeaux in January for just £1.5M, since he  only  had six months left on his contract at the French club.

yoan gouffran after scoring chelsea

Yoan Gouffran after scoring that great first goal for Newcastle

And it seems he has just loved things at Newcastle since he signed on, and Yoan has been so consistent for Newcastle,  that he’s a starter and is keeping more famous players out of the Newcastle starting line-up.

Yoan was interviewed on nufcTV after the game on Saturday, a fantastic 2-0 win over Chelsea, and he had to have an interpreter,  as he spoke in his native French:

“It was magnificent. The fans made one hell of a noise.” “I really just wanted to go and slide. I hurt my knees a little bit and got some grass burns, but it was really nice and a wonderful feeling.”

“At the beginning of the match the manager told us we had to stay solid as a defensive unit – even the attackers had to make sure they stayed solid in our half.”

“In the second half Chelsea had to come forward, they needed to try to score and that’s when we were able to go forward and take our chances.”

“We were fantastic from the first minute until the very end. We were really solid defensively as a unit and we took our chances when we needed to, and it has given us a really good confidence-boost.”

“It’s really important to have got that win for the confidence, so we move forward on the basis of that.”  “We have moved out of the negative mindset we had from losing a couple of matches and we are really going to go there with fresh legs.”

“We don’t have a midweek game and we will go there and do as well as we possibly can.”

One reason Alan Pardew has Yoan starting every game is this lad works his socks off for the side, and he tracks back and does a lot of work in every single game.

And of course he can score a goal or two, as he showed on Saturday, with a beautiful diving header from a superb free kick into the box by midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

And it’s hardly surprising that Yoan is already a big fan favorite on Tyneside.

Comments welocme.

13 comments so far

  • hatem786

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Toon Toon Toon Toon:)

  • JackButler

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #2

    This story is pure class, funny as hell and worth another outing

  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Jack, they are now denying this ever happened – a bit late considering its been knocking about for a few weeks now lol.

    Nothing would really be a surprise if it involved Joking Ear!!!

  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #4

    ooh grass burns nasty haha

  • JackButler

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #5


    The thing is it’s completely believable as with the way that Kinnear conducts himself, his lack of grace, humility and professionalism you can see him being so foolish

  • tbpierrot

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s funny, the southern press are all convinced Ben Arfa is a great example of what Newcastle fans want from a player, but I think they’ve all got it wrong, what we really want are players like Gouffy, down to earth, hard working and happy to be here. He disproves everyone who says the french lads don’t have spirit or fight, he’s exactly the kind of grafter who’ll always get a cheer from me. Fantastic signing.
    Howay the Lads!

  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #7

    i think joe was joking rem the mirror/simon bird c u next tues haha

  • Charlietoon

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #8

    I’d rather have him playing than Jonas or Cisse thats fore sure. Hatem could learn a thing or two from him. No one would question that Hatem is one of the most skillfull players on the team but at the same time if he cant pull his weight in the TEAM he wont make it. Shame really as he probably thinks he would flourish in a bigger team as he’d be a free creative force but the fact is the responsibility would only be greater.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #9


    one of my mates is a spuds fan they would love to have benny reckon he would shine for them

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Ben Arfa needs to watch Ribery & Robben for Bayern.

    They work just as hard defensiveley as they do offensiveley and if Benny can add that to his game he could be one of the best players in the PL.

    R&R have not always been great at tracking back so there is hope for HBA. Also he needs to learn when to pass the ball and when to dribble.

  • Blofal

    Nov 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Gouffran is my favourite player in the current squad. He is the kind of player that us fans want, one who cares enough to work his socks off every game. You can tell he is truly appreciative of having the opportunity to play for nufc. And he is showing more and more ability every game.

  • MelbToon

    Nov 4, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Long time reader, first post.

    It’s good to see the table shaping up now, looking at which teams are above and below us, i’d say its realistically where we are at as a club. Hopefully we can maintain momentum and stay clear of the relegation fight, after last season a comfortable mid table finish or better would be a good result and one we can build from. Whether or not that is the viewpoint of Ashley is another question.

    As for HBA, I think his best position is through the middle in an advanced role, unfortunately we don’t have a good enough striker to hold the ball up and bring HBA into the game. At the moment when HBA plays on the right, the surrounding players give him the ball and expect him to do something brilliant. When it works, he looks like a world beater.. when it doesn’t, his defensive side of his game makes him a liability. I just want to point out though, that I doubt he was signed for his defensive abilities so he shouldn’t be used in this role as its not suited to him. If he was, our scouting system has failed. Pardew – use him properly ffs!

    I think if we sign a decent target man it will open up more chances and we can be a very potent attacking team. Were going okay with scoring goals at the moment, but it could be so much better, especially for Cisse who needs that kind of service to score goals. Cisse isnt a target man, he’s a goal poacher, but he needs the service.

  • Whumpie

    Nov 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Melb – isn’t that exactly the job Shola did really well on Sat?
    A 4-3-2-1 with Shola at the front?
    Interesting thought!


You must log in to post a comment.