Newcastle Youngster – I’m In Love With The Club


20 year-old Gael Bigirimana played 25 times for the first team last season, in his very first season on Tyneside, after being signed for around £1M from Coventry City in the summer of last year.

Gael Bigirimana

Gael Bigirimana – fallen in love with Newcastle

There are about three weeks to go to the loan deadline, and we are hoping that a number of Newcastle’s younger  players are sent out on loan to get some first team experience, and one of them is Gael Bigirimana, one of our best young players at the club.

He’s made only one appearance so far this season, and the youngster has to get games, if he is to quickly improve on Tyneside.

Bigi was at a Show Racism the Red Card event at St James’ Park this week, and he says he has fallen in love with the club:

“I am in love with Newcastle now, every time I don’t make the squad I watch the game and I see how passionate the fans are, I want to be part of that.”

“If I want to be one of the top players at this club I need to get experience, I need to go on loan.”  “If this will make me a better player then I don’t mind.”

“But it’s so that when I come back,  I will be an even better player for Newcastle United.”

Good words there from the Burundi born player.

And with competition for places in central defense very stiff this season, maybe the best thing to do is to loan Bigi out to a Championship club for the rest of the season, and then in the summer he will be in a good position to challenge for a first team place at Newcastle.

What do you think?



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119 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Whenever this lad speaks you feel his passion, pride and determination. Seems to really have his head screwed on and if he continues to develop I feel we’ll have some player.

    Keep it up Bigi!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    english yeoman…if stats says it all then Simpson was the PL’s best right back when playing for us 😉

    …remember There are lies, damned lies and statistics!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Jesper..It was an amazing stat to be fair.

    I know what you’re saying though.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #6

    The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Brits is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    jesper

    it’s because people don’t use all stats

    interceptions, tackles and goal line clearences are only part of the stats….they never included how man crosses he let come in, how often he showed people onto their strong foot, how often he got forward, did he assist, positioning in general, etc etc

    people use 2/3 stats and take it as gospel

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper…On a roll today mate.

    3 best friends? Hmm…

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    And finaly but not least:

    Statistics are no substitute for judgment.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #12

    When YC was dropped from my name GB was considered. I just adore this lad one of the very very few bright sparks of last season for me complete steal at 1 million

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Ibiza…Dok, GT and I are fine 😉 soo…where does that leave you? 😀 lol

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  • SeanNufc87

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    Settle down Jesper lol you will become a fortune cookie if you keep it up

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    jesper

    stats are very very useful when used the right way, using the proper scientific method…had to do it myself at university.

    but you need to use the right method to anaylse them, work out their significance at then test it…no good just using the data (what tv/journos call stats) , needs to be properly anaylsed

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Y=…who’s GB?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Jesper…In the same position I was a little while ago. Knowing and accepting my mental state.

    Not sure using fellow toon fans as a level of sanity is a smart way to assess things mate, probably worse than using stats. Anyone who supports this club is a little loopy at least.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    YO…strike that one 😀 lol

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    Sean @14…ha ha. Nice one.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Jesper @13

    Do statistics say you are fine.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #21

    Jesper
    Gael Bigirimana mate haha in theory that’s what we should be discussing but hey it’s hard to govern this blog ????

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #22

    SeanNufc87…those were the days when I had my fortune cookie of the day thingy on here 😉

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #23

    Meant to be 😉 not ???? Iphone problems

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #24

    HM…I am in here and a NUFC supporter, so probably not 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #25

    “those were the days” – Isn’t that typically something an older person might say?

    Just putting it out there…

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #26

    To quote Shelton Cooper:

    “I’m not insane, my mother had me tested!”

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #27

    Jesper

    Dr. Sheldon cooper.

    Double PHD

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #28

    Bigi, Vuckic, Sammy, Campbell & Dummet desperately need to get out before they stagnate. Maybe Streete, Alnwick, & Goode too

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  • Ciaran

    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Good words from Bigi, if he’s fallen in love with the club in the state it’s in, imagine how much he’ll love it if we actually got Ashley out?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #30

    Talking of Sheldon Cooper….

    Hi Ciaran!

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  • MiddxNUFC

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #31

    I have to admit I have a lot of love for Bigi, think he would have already come through at a Prem club with less options at CM, like Fulham or even a team like Swansea. Always seems to try his hardest, just a little hasty with passes some times, hope he goes out on loan and does well!

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #32

    Ibizatoon – Back by Popular demand- Back to the future-eehm !!

    I might even start reading your material again. You always are best as a free spirit- nothing Big Bang about it!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #33

    Ian…Was I off your list then?

    Please don’t misinterpret some of my changed views as me no longer being a free spirit. I have always formed my own opinions based on what is in front of me.

    To be clear, I want the team to do will. I no longer have faith that Ashley really has the clubs best intentions at heart…other than of course he doesn’t want it to go bust or be relegated – as that helps no one.

    Still, I’m always open to be proved wrong.

    Full of confidence for our trip to London this weekend?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #34

    or well*…the team can do will too…whatever that means 🙂

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  • Ian Toon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #35

    Interesting how so many Arsenal fans are now singing the praises of Arsene Wenger. A high percentage of whom only last season were calling for his head. The same people who were bemoaning the fact that they hadn’t won anything for 8 seasons.

    I have always admired his singleminded style amidst hostility.

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  • MiddxNUFC

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #36

    My opinion on ashley has changed too, I think it really took this summer for me to see that he really doesn’t have ambition for the club. All I wanted was Scott Sinclair or Tom Ince! Show’s how he’s lowered my ambition too…shame on the man!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Ian…I believe we’ve discussed Wenger in the past. I too admire the man and am really pleased to see Arsenal doing well this season. Would much rather they won things than Chelsea, Man U or Man C.

    They mix both good football and good football business.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #38

    ian

    well wenger was getting the best from his current players…the only complaints were he didn’t buy.

    He said he had money but i think that was to keep players happy and to stay, they really have been spending a lot to pay the stadium off.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #39

    what does FM brigade mean?

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  • MiddxNUFC

    Nov 7, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #40

    TS

    Apparently they only needed one player, Ozil seems to have worked wonders for Arsenal!

    Will probably hear soon that Graham Carr was scouting him 6 years ago then

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