There’s a report in the Chronicle today that Sylvain Marveaux has been told to train with the Newcastle United U18 team, and if that’s true then he’s probably played his last game for Newcastle.
Sylvain Marveaux - unlikely to feature for Newcastle in run-in
Sylvain was one of the players Alan Pardew laid into after the terrible 4-0 defeat by Tottenham last week, for not putting in sufficient effort, and Ben Arfa was another substitute who was heavily criticized by the manager in the dressing room, following the fifth home defeat in a row in all competitions.
Before this happened last week, Sylvain Marveaux was already disillusioned with life on Tyneside, and he had become a bit player for the side, and it was already very likely he would leave in the summer.
But his demotion to train with the Juniors could mean he did not take the criticism from Alan Pardew too well, and may have even become a negative influence in the squad.
Otherwise why not keep him training with the first team squad?
After the pathetic display against Tottenham, which was our third defeat in a row and conceded 10 goals in the process, Alan Pardew had singled out players who were not performing up to scratch for the side.
And they included Marveaux, Ben Arfa and probably some others like Tim Krul, Davide Santon and Steven Taylor.
What’s needed now is a positive response from the players in Sunday’s game against Villa, and we’ll have Loic Remy back from suspension and Cheick Tiote back from injury.
We are also hoping Fab Coloccini is back from the knee injury, which has kept him out of the side for seven weeks.
The team on Sunday should be the best we can put on the field for the remainder of this season – with all our players now available – hopefully.
Newcastle need a win to left the spirits of the supporters.
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