Newcastle Captain – We Can Beat Anybody At Home

Moussa Sissoko was made captain yesterday at Chelsea, with both Fab Coloccini and Cheick Tiote out injured, but unfortunately Chelsea were in good form – especially Eden Hazard who scored a great hat-trick – and they easily beat us 3-0,  but at least we shared the points this season with what is a quickly becoming  a very good side under Jose Mourinho, and they are back at the top of the Premier League after yesterday’s win.

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Moussa Sissoko – in action yesterday

We thought local lad Steven Taylor might get the nod as captain yesterday, since he’s captained the side before, but it’s probably a sign of his falling influence at Newcastle this season,  that Moussa was given the arm-band.

And if Steven sees no future for himself at his local club, he may be on his way this summer, for his own sake to try to revive his career somewhere else – maybe at  Norwich City with former manager Chris Hughton..

Moussa was proud to wear the armband for the team yesterday, and he had this to say on the Newcastle web-site after the game:

“I was very happy to be the captain but the most important thing is the team, and we lost, which I was not happy about that, so I am a little bit sad.”

“The manager said to me in the week that maybe I would be the captain for this game. I was very proud to be asked.” “When you are captain you talk more, you try to help every player and I tried to do that, but it was a tough game.”

“Today was very difficult game because Chelsea are playing very well at the moment. Everyone knows Hazard is maybe the best player in the league and he showed that today.”

“We worked hard but they are a very good team and this is football sometimes.” “We need to work hard in training to make sure our next game is different.”

“Chelsea are a big team who are trying to win the league this season, they played very well today, but we need to start thinking about the next game as soon as possible.”

“It is good that the Tottenham game is so quick because we can forget this game and think about winning again.”  “Tottenham are a good team but at home we know we can beat anyone.”

Unfortunately Newcastle have lost our last four games at St. James’ Park, with three of them being our league games in which we haven’t even be able to score.

But given Newcastle’s plight right now, a win is exactly what we need against Tottenham.

And then for the next game against Aston Villa is at home in two weeks time, we should have Coloccini and Tiote back, and maybe even Debuchy, who was injured yesterday, and also Loic Remy will be back after his three game suspension.

Starting in that game we need to try to put a good winning streak together over the final 13 games of this season.

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14 comments so far

  • Moat1

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    yeAH right

  • dantoon85

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    ——————–de Jong

    That’s how I think we should play from now on

  • dantoon85

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah if we ha a different manager

  • Moat1

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4


  • spitfire_

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

    “Newcastle captain” hahahhaahahahhahaha

    After his terrible game against the scum he became “a captain”… How moronic.

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #6


    dont be a fool

    didnt JM just they are not title contenders last week, was he a liar then ? top of the league now, beat his main rivals, only 13 games to go,

    no i dont think jose is a liar

  • toon kk

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Prepare for us dropping down the table, with key players out we simply aren’t good enough.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    I didn’t vote for MOTM this time around!

    …it is not like it is all bad, but we were never going to get a goal with that setup and as soon as Chelsea punished us we were done for!

    Most players frankly looked questionable – the subs as well. Is it the players or the system?

    We should have made adjustments before half time. There is actually alot I simply don’t get about the way one of the PL best managers have us play – but that will be another day.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 9, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Jesus Ed, slow down will you?

  • Rebbeca from 7 miles away

    Feb 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    So we can beat anybody at home, really that’s not what I’ve witnessed this year.
    We struggle more at home than away because we don’t know how to attack the opposition, we can’t create openings through good passing, we don’t get any width unless debuch? gets forward. The only time we have more than one in the box is for corners, which we are still terrible with.

    Anyone tell me how Santon did in midfield yesterday.
    I’m not a great fan of his and don’t think he’s a winger or left back, he’s far to lazy to be a defender and if we’re going to push him forward he has a lot to do.

  • scout

    Feb 9, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11

    Agreed about santon, I’ve heard his name mentioned along side maldini in some quarters. Very worrying and almost comical

  • scout

    Feb 9, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    We don’t even have out and out wide men. Should have got zaha in for the wing. I’d sell Ben arfa does my head in with his endless head down dribbling, who’s coaching the bloke???
    Bring in Charlie Adam for the central midfield least he knows where the net is.

  • Greebol1892

    Feb 9, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13


    Must have been absinthe & space-cake instead of coffee & croissant for brunch……

  • Sav

    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #14

    The one signing we CAN make now is a new Director of Football or ‘the bloke who does the deals to sign players’. Lets face it, that was never going to be Kinnear. However, this summer is going to be a vital one. It is also going to be compressed with the World Cup meaning very little business is done until it is over. Its always like that. According to Ed, Debuchy will want to leave in the summer and perhaps others, due to lack of ambition shown by the owner. That makes a statement of intent even more urgent.
    Of course, it is typical Mashley strategy to save on DoF wages and wait until the summer to appoint someone. No-one will heave been more delighted to see NUFC bottom of the transfer spenders than the man whose success is built on buying up basket cases and trimming them down to the bone.
    The time to make an appointment and prepare the groundwork is now, not June or July. Knowing the club ‘means business’ may even galvanise a few players right away, knowing that they are playing for places in a rebuilt side next season. The appointee should be someone who can work with Pardew, not someone to act as a buffer zone and undermine an existing structure. Whether it is Llambias, Mort or one of the better known experienced operators, some of whom are currently unemployed, makes little difference. The point is, it should be NOW.


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