Alan Pardew was asked in his press conference yesterday about Sylvain Marveaux, who has hardly had a look-in a Newcastle this season, after playing well for a lot of last season, and Sylvan is certainly a very skillful footballer, there’s no doubt about that.
Sylvain Marveaux in action
A number of Newcastle fans have been perplexed that Marveaux hardly makes the bench these days, and Alan had this to say about his former French U21 International winger in the local press:
“He’s in the squad, but he’s not getting on the bench at the minute.” “I’m sure between now and the end of February he’ll be used. He’s training well.”
“I have absolutely no problems with him.” “There’s room for Marveaux to come through into the team.”
Any player at Newcastle who trains hard and is in good form, has a chance to make the Newcastle first team, and that’s got to be the way it is.
A good example of that is Mike Williamson, who last summer wasn’t thought to have much future at Newcastle, and he was behind Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa in the pecking order of center-backs in August.
But Mike came on against Everton when we 3-0 down at half time, and e was solid, and Mike’s showed his best form ever at Newcastle since that game – so he’s a great role model for those like Sylvain trying to get back into the team, and even back into the match-day squad.
And Alan Pardew has pointed Mike out as a good example:
“Mike Williamson is an example of someone who wasn’t anywhere near the first team.” “He found an opportunity, and took it.” “He will play – 100%.”
Of course these are good problems to have as a manager, and Alan also said that Sammy Ameobi has been looking great in training, but he hasn’t had any chance to give him many games in the first team.
But once the team starts losing – like we’ve done in the last three games – other players must be given a chance.
Let us know how you think the game will turn out tomorrow.
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