Montpellier Manager Blasts Newcastle – I Wouldn’t Spend A Week There


The Montpellier coach Rolland Courbis has been quoted in France, and has basically rubbished the Newcastle United club, and why he has done that –  we have no idea.

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Remy Cabella – to sign for Newcastle?

It would appear that Newcastle are closing in on a deal for their top midfielder 23 year-old Remy Cabella, and his father yesterday said he would be moving to Newcastle in January, and maybe that’s what has upset the manager..

And Montpellier had a very good 2-0 win at Sochaux yesterday in which Cabella played for most of the game, and they secured  a valuable 3 points for a side fighting against relegation this season, after winning the French Championship for the first time a couple of years ago.

The news yesterday was that Newcastle had asked that Remy not play in that game, but it seems Montpellier ignored the Newcastle request.

This is what manager Courbis said after their win yesterday about Newcastle:

“They are not a big club.” “And I hope another club tries to buy him.” “As a player I would not even want to spend a week there Newcastle.”

And remember when we signed their captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in January, their President Louis Nicollin was just as disrespectful to  Newcastle as he said this in L’Equipe:

“He chose Newcastle? If so, he is an ass.” “It is not my fault but I think the manager Alan Pardew played a role. Newcastle, this is really not a good choice. They will transfer him the next year.”

“It doesn’t bother me. We’re not going to cry. He is not irreplaceable. The important thing is that we get money.”

So  it’s safe  to say that the President and manager don’t think too much of Newcastle. 😀

But why they would lack class and criticize Newcastle United in public like that – we have no idea – but it’s hardly professional, and certainly doesn’t reflect well on Montpellier FC.

Louis Nicollin

Louis Nicollin – Montpellier President

But since all they seem to want is the money, Newcastle may still be able to close the deal for their French U21 midfielder, but maybe the words from Rolland Courbis are a clarion call for Manchester United or some other “big” club to move in quickly for their player.

Manchester United are one of the other clubs said to be interested in the play-maker.

And given the animosity the club leaders seem to show towards Newcastle,  it’s a  wonder we can get any business done with them.

What do you think?

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134 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Jan 19, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Rake

    If HBA is frustrating for not passing the ball to Cabaye in the 2nd half what do you make of Remy in the first half , there was a chance for him to lay off Anita but he choose to shoot which was blocked…..should we drop Remy as he does this on a weekly basis?

    I’ve just watched the full game and dummett did well when he came on, the 2 big chances West Ham had yesterday came from crosses on our left (there right) Gouffran let Rat pass him and put it on a plate for Carlton Cole (where was willo) glad he missed that sitter, 2nd chance went to Carroll this time dummett lost the winger and AC should have scored, no one has mentioned this but you can be sure if it was Santon he’d have got blasted for it!! I think the time has come to take santon out of the firing line, within a month most on here will be calling for his return

    One of the best things to come from yesterday’s game was the fact that our wingers got an assist each, just goes to show you that all strikers need service, we should have finished west ham off as we were fantastic in the 1st half but make no mistake that west ham team was shocking and ravaged by injuries and suspensions, Marty Taylor was right back!!

    I think Munster was referring to some article where west ham fans wanted Pardew back after watching how we played yesterday, I ask would any fan want to watch what Big Sam serves up every week? I certainly wouldn’t!!

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    The subs were a bit strange in my eyes, Anita who was fantastic should never have been taken off, when the team is under the cosh what we need is ball retention and no one is better at this than Anita…..if the opposition don’t have the ball then they can’t score!!

    On the subject of youngsters, I don’t think some of them have been given a fair go, perfect example is Bentelab of spurs who is playing again today, this 18 year old played well against Southampton and hasn’t been dropped for a bigger name as his manager is rewarding him for doing a good job!! Can you imagine Percy doing that? Abide seems to living up to his hype in Greece amazing what a run of games does

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  • Graeme

    Jan 19, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed, if the clown in the Photo is really their President – he makes Mike Ashley look a class act!! Which, I guess, by comparison, he probably is!!

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #4

    How good is Bony looking now that he’s settled, what a hit!!

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 19, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Thought it wouldnt be long until NUFC or Cabella’s club become awkward. Just look at the clip of him.

    http://www.sportsdirectnews.com/premier-league-news/38679-newcastle-french-midfielder-deal-hits-snag.php#.UtvZKxDFLIU

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  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Mmm., Mr Courbis and Nicollin need to visit us to experience the city at first hand.

    A Friday night out with Ciaran and Catchy should be punishment enough for such utterences!

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  • Alems1983

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #7

    I think the owner and manager are just passed that we keep going after there best players!!! Ginola always speaks highly of his time here! More importantly it seems Cabella wants to come here! Last season was hard on us all! But if this team stays together we will progress so much! So much negativity on here! If before a ball had been kicked this season, we would have snapped people’s arms off to be a point behind the mancs at this stage and in with a fighting chance of the top 4 or 6!!! Get behind the team AND manager

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #8

    We have fat joe in charge of our transfers. he probably did something stupid somewhere in the deal. who cares as long as we get Cabella. Looks a cracking player.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #9

    It maybe that Newcastle games and highlights are quite often shown in France, which leads to familiarity and easy criticism (not uncommon). Due to poor performances last seasons we are probably judged indifferently and have a reputation for driving hard bargains with transfers. Sometimes tho, beggars can’t be choosers.

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Now the real question is,

    Who looks like the bigger muppet?

    JFK, or this orange haired clown?

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  • Graeme

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Anita – its Sunday!! Why such hard questions mate??

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #12

    who belives sportsdirect.ass … bring on cabella..

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    anita ofcourse the orange cock

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  • mag

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Courbis rant shows Cabellas leaving for the Mags!

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #15

    lesh

    I think you would be very surprised by what I know about music,

    but I’m here for football ,

    rgds our squad,

    it’s all ifs and buts , as we all see something we like or dislike in various players

    shola, has not been a footballer for a long time now, someone said his hold up is beyond shocking , his touch is none existent,

    HBA , what can I say, most have been hoodwinked into believing he does nothing but give the ball away and not track back, which is not true
    people have formed an opinion on the guy because he now does what pardew asks him todo, get the ball and score,

    I did a stat the other day, HBA has a much better goal/ goal assist ratio than both sissoko and goofy,
    and surely the game is about scoring goals

    now don’t get me wrong, I like goofy , but is you check where our goals have been conceded , I think you will find it’s his side, they run past him and he isn’t picking up the runner, where is his defensive bashing ???? if that had of been HBA he would be hung drawn an quarted , by most on here

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  • mag

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Lois nicollin looks like a mackem on invalidity benefits!

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  • gazzaforever

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Nicollin is an attention whore, he s famous in France for insulting even his own players and coach, dont bother about what he says, his hair speak for him, he’s an old clown.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Little tip for you all. Ignore paper gossip on a Sunday!

    It’s no coincidence that there’s so much transfer ‘news’ on a Sunday. There’s nothing happening so they make it all up!

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  • gazzaforever

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #19

    And btw, catchy and ourtoon are right AGAIN.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Our manager is crap, our DoF is a fool, our owner doesn’t have a clue, all of our good players are leaving, all of our other players aren’t good enough and we won’t be signing anyone…EVER.

    Yet we’re still 8th and firmly in the top half while clubs like Norwich and Swansea, who had both ‘overtaken’ us last summer, languish in the bottom half.

    Can anyone explain this anomaly?

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  • Goodfella

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #21

    That pic of the president says it all really.

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #22

    @Toondownsarf

    Fairies.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #23

    What a disgusting, odious, classless fat pr!ck. And for once i don’t mean ashley!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Tds

    Magic? Am i right? What do i win 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Catchy…I had a fantastic discussion about Benny the other day with TS and for sure Benny divides the water in here.

    …I have no problem with that – that said I have just stopped discussing Benny with most posters in here because I find it pointless. When someone has made up his mind there is really nothing you can do 😉

    TS is great discussing football with I think – we disagree alot, but he is very insightful and informative; I like that and it makes me rethink my opinion at most times. He even gave in regarding Benny which shows some can reflect on things and reassess their point of view 🙂

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  • ~Anita One Bites The Dust~

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #26

    @Markaccus

    JFK then?

    There are so many of them at the moment… 😛

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #27

    anyone else having problems getting on this website from iphone. i am on the mobile theme , but it will not switch over to the proper page. any ideas how i can get it back to the proper page ?????

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #28

    stuart – can you select ‘request desktop site’ from the browser menu? I think theres a problem with the javascript on Eds Theme button it doesnt work on my android tablet either.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #29

    stuart…try desktop version?

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #30

    He is right as over the years I’ve found that I can’t spend a full week in Newcastle because after three or four days I need to lay off the booze and quit partying for a while, but I always come back for more 😀

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  • JackButler

    Jan 19, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Llambias linked with taking Southampton Managing Director role……………………………..good luck with that

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Unbelievable!! Look at this clown who claims he wouldn’t spend a week in Newcastle. Now I can see why his players keep leaving to join us.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Anita One….

    Haha i’d forgoten about him. Maybe i should have added “french” to the description too 😀

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #34

    jesper

    i only like people who agree with me apart from you that is haha 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #35

    wolfs…I knew you liked me 😉

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Tsunki

    Your android tablet should have a ‘desktop view’ tick box when you press the menu botton

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #37

    thanks lads i,ll give it another go.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Sorry i misread that

    It was stuart who was having issues not tsunki.

    Appologies.

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #39

    70 two fofana scored a screamer from outside box to wrap game up for lyon. commentator said ncle are supposed to be watching gomis .clive allen replied ncle scouts watch every game in france at weekends including this one

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Does anybody know how much Wolfsburg paid for De Bruyne?

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