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Good News – Debuchy Is Happy At Newcastle

5:01 pm, Friday, February 21st, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 85 Comments

After the comments of Mathieu Debuchy a couple of days ago, we were almost ready to say he’ll be another top player who will leave Newcastle this summer, but of course you can never be absolutely sure of what he really did say, or the context in which he made those comments.

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Mathieu Debuchy – he’s happy at Newcastle

And not surprisingly Alan Pardew was asked about the Debuchy comments today in his press conference for the Aston Villa game, and the fact Mathieu  said he is at Newcastle through the end of this season, but is unsure where he will be after that, the manager has said that Mathieu is happy at Newcastle:

“I don’t think it’s accurate.” “I spoke to him, and he’s happy at this football club.” “He’s signed for another four years, I think.”  “He’s done very well for us.”

But of course as we’ve pointed out before, Newcastle are not the masters of their own destiny – because if a big bid does come in for Debuchy from a major club like PSG – Mike Ashley will sell – in the same way he sold both Carroll and Cabaye.

Mathieu is a popular player on Tyneside, and he was an excellent buy from Lille just over a year ago,  and Mathieu’s already become a much better player at Newcastle, and he’s been one of Newcastle’s best players in this his first full season on Tyneside.

Of course at one point Yohan Cabaye was also happy on Tyneside, before Arsenal came a calling last August.

But it would be tragic if we lost Mathieu in the summer, and it’s about time Newcastle held onto their best players, and tried to build a top side around those good players we already have.

But we’ve been saying that for almost seven years now ….

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85 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Another one out the door.

  • 2 Cardboy // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Good player, great effort… seems pretty loyal,however, a good world cup, a high bid and he could be gone. Though I don’t think he would force the issue. HWTL

  • 3 Moat1 // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

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  • 4 spitfire_ // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Cabaye said the same a few weeks before his transfer.

  • 5 estechco // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Arm twisted behind his back?

  • 6 Laurent Robert 32 // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Didn’t Pardew also say that Jonas had a future at the club, but Jonas revealed that earlier the same month he told him he wouldn’t be playing again?

    That silver tongue is spinning his web of lies daily.

  • 7 croftus5678 // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    this is what i said yesterday ! his interview was mis-interpreted but with things being bad for us most fans tend to believe the worst.

    i just hope luuk starts finding the net tbh so i have a bit of brightness untill the season ends.

    still not going to any games untill we have a good transfer window.

  • 8 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    so croftus you aint never going back

  • 9 cyprus // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Which reminds me:

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2010/07/09/jose-enrique-wants-at-least-5-more-years-at-newcastle/

  • 10 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    pardew lies are so thick he cant remember what he has said

  • 11 MosesNUFC // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    What needs to happen to Newcastle is exactly the same as what happened to man city in 2008. we need a new mega rich owner who wants us to be great again and is prepared to spend millions.

    Ashley, Pardew, Charnley, Irving, Carver, Stone OUT
    New owner and directors, new TOP manager and TOP coaches IN

    Then we need a major clear out of the squad and bring in QUALITY. Hopefully this will all happen in the summer as these signs suggest that ashley might be preparing to sell up:

    - Hasn’t spent in two transfer windows, used JFK to try and cover it up. JFK did that, now he’s gone.

    - No word from him in years about what he wants to achieve.

    - Wants derek llambias back, to prepare to sell the club?

  • 12 toon kk // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Everything is just speculation at the moment, from players leaving to new arrivals.
    But one thing that is certain Mash won’t be over spending and we all know he has no idea never mind ambition.

  • 13 nufc786 // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/exclusive-debuchy-leave-newcastle-interview-true-translation/?

    Debuchy spoke at length of hoping to go to Brazil, making the French team, representing his country. His memories of favourite world cup etc. etc. but the small bit that has been plucked out to make headlines (and money!) in England…here is the true translation of what Debuchy said;

    Q “You are staying over there, you are not moving?

    Debuchy “No (I’m not moving), yeah I am here (Newcastle)”

    Q ”What about next year, you might join him (Cabaye at PSG), you never know?”

    Debuchy “No it’s not that” (the translation is NOT “I do not know”!!!)

  • 14 mindshaft // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    @moses – huh! You want the players to stop flying to games and travel by coaches – I don’t think this is a good idea as they’ll be knackered and late for games due yo roadworks etc
    You need to get a grip man even the top luxury coaches aren’t that good and sharing a coach toilet between 20 for a 7 hour journey usually means it gets full after a couple of hours, unless you’re expecting them to stop at service stations for bog and sarnie breaks ?

  • 15 MosesNUFC // Feb 21, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    mindshaft hahaha :D

  • 16 toon kk // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Some people seem to think Mash will be selling up soon, I can’t see it happening any time soon, the main reason he bought the club was free global advertising of his sports crap. Also selling our best players is great for his bank balance. .

  • 17 croftus5678 // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    @8 jt

    i will m8 i’ll support my team for life and watch every game i can but from now on from my armchair at home !

    we are being made a joke of atm and i’m past caring what the cause of it is as there are so many lies i’ve no idea what to believe so i’ve decided to do the very very small thing i can actualy do that will have some effect on them and thats not to give them my money.

  • 18 toon kk // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Croftus5678
    I Agree with you all you say. They’re getting no more out of me to I see some real ambition.

  • 19 Bambams // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Thought long and hard about this and i am a sure quite a few will disagree because Ash is making money, however i genuinely believe Ash will be wanting to leave our club soon.
    Even the most thick skinned will not want to be laughed at or ridiculed by his own fans for long. One or two believe he has scraped back quite a bit of his loan already, we will never know exactly how much he has now. But the press are now constantly at him, former players, former chairmen, current chairmen at other clubs, other fans….The list just goes on.
    He is a businessman, successful but clueless in the world of football. The biggest hint yet (IMO) is the sacking of JFK, Ash even knew that was a grade A mistake which must have killed him to admit.
    I cannot back it up further, its just a feeling after 44 years of life that even he will be sick.
    Some early signs he is preparing the club again to be sold and this will be decided one way or another this summer…… If he spends, he maybe staying…If he does not and again only sells ?????
    Enjoy your evening all…..

  • 20 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    glad to hear it im 3 mile fron the ground so much for blackeyes comments
    that the only people revolting agin ashley are from outside the area and have hardly ever went to any games
    more kudos to you

  • 21 andyctoon // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Croftus!!!

    People like u do my head in. Not goin to any games till basically we have a good team and win loads. The players eho want to be there and need support. If thats your view you might aswel go buy a man city shirt mate. Plastic fan to me

  • 22 andyctoon // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Croftus!!!

    People like u do my head in. Not goin to any games till basically we have a good team and win loads. The players eho want to be there and need support. Go buy a city shirt mate

  • 23 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    he wont go till somthing changes i think he would rather wipe his butt with a cteh shirt

  • 24 croftus5678 // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    @21 andy

    you got it wrong what i am personaly doing is for the benefit of our players/club/fans in showing the owners/managers ect ect i will not personaly be a zombie and take whatever punishment they give me without me questioning them back !

    i did not mention anything about good team ect thats something that just poped into your head from your own doing but now you mention it does that mean that you are happy supporting a team where the powers that be weaken the side knowingly and that you are fine with that ?

  • 25 JackButler // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    “He’s happy at this club as he knows that if a bid comes in for him during the summer, he’ll be off somewhere with ambition and not stuck at this football club that is face a slow and painful death”

    Alan Pardew

  • 26 JackButler // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    I love the fact that fans that are staying away from games because of what Ashley is doing are called “Plastic fans”

    they are not plastic fans they are fans that are standing up for what they believe is right and are standing against a man that is killing this club of all it’s passion and pride

  • 27 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    you missed 22 croftus5678

  • 28 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    unless he meant a newcastle city shirt ala that team from manc land

  • 29 croftus5678 // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    @27 jt

    hehe ye i did ! maybe i should copy/paste my last answer again >.<

    i dont mind others views we are all different as we all know but some people tend to be tunnel visioned without even thinking about the other side of things lol.

  • 30 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    i would hate to think how much money i have given the club let alone the money spent on away games europe the like over my supporting them
    well no more till somthing improves be it new owner manger or both

  • 31 Rotonda heights // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    sadly ash is going nowhere till 50000 stop turning up every home game. it really is that simple.

  • 32 JackButler // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    I love the fact that Pardew say’s that Debuchy is contracted for another four years!!!!……………………………what fcuking difference will that make when a bid comes in for the lad?

    I don’t know whether he’s trying to convince us or himself, either way the man is a laughing stock

  • 33 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    This is getting bloody boring

  • 34 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    The money needs to be spent on top players.

  • 35 toon kk // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    The trouble is Mash can do whatever he likes and fans will turn up in their thousands. And he knows it.
    I understand we all support our club but feeding a problem (MA) isn’t going to help the club in the long term.
    Mash could get a group of lads from the pub and fans would pay him to watch them.

  • 36 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Good Evening mag how are you

  • 37 croftus5678 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    the way i’m starting to look at this is wether everything that happens is ashleys fault or not ! he owns the club and its his responsability to make sure the club is as best as it can be !

    too many lies to know whats the truth but what we do know to be the truth is that over 5 years he’s made 45mil through transfers and thats inc incoming and thats without the cabaye sale and tv right money aswell as whatever profit or loss the team has made per season.

    i think its safe to assume we have atleast 60mil to spend in the summer !!!! lets just see >.<

  • 38 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Sound welshie.

  • 39 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    well at least 35000

  • 40 JackButler // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    croftus5678

    Can you really see Ashley spending anything more than the bare minimum???

    We stand to make 60+million on top of what the club would usually bring in and I’m convinced he’ll do as little as possible and maybe panic buy next January if we are in a relegation fight

  • 41 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    As long as Pardews manager then Ashley isn’t spending big bucks.

  • 42 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    bye

  • 43 beermonkey // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    I see rangers are close to administration again
    I wonder if ash will step up his intrest in them and bail them out given there position he could prob get a good stake for not a lot now

    think they need 1.5mill

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    So how much money will Ashley spend in the summer, because he will have to replace the players who are leaving.

  • 45 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Pardew has to take the empties back first.

  • 46 JackButler // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    welsh

    Probably a fraction of what we could afford to spend, lets just hope he sell’s up and takes his merry band of tossers away with him

  • 47 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    That’s the problem, i don’t think he will sell, unless somebody comes in with a stupid offer he will be here for some time.

  • 48 JackButler // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0db43c7adc79d8262ff106df6&id=ebea4b217e

  • 49 ONLINE GUY // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Mr Ashley , please sell up and go to Rangers

    Its selfish to hold on to a Football Club as massive as Newcastle United just to advertise your Corner shops

    YOU have no Ambition for this club..NONE at all

    Some of us are not getting any younger and the years are going by.

    Why be this Selfish ? Set us free Ashley ….

    ….So we can Fly again.

  • 50 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    What players in the summer will wont to come here and work for laurel and hardy

  • 51 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Want

  • 52 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    what’s gonna bug me the most is that on Sunday they will be over 45 thousand in capacity, this sh!t makes me sick.

    it’s about time we have a good look at the mackems and what they did against Southampton, to me it was epic, i thought most of us fans were the most passionate fans in England?

  • 53 JackButler // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Black and White

    I’ve spoken to plenty of people on other forums that insist they will never boycott any game, no matter what happens at the club……………………………….these same people also slated Ashley and Pardew but couldn’t see that as long as they fill SJP, buy anything with NUFC on it, it is feeding Ashley and nothing is going to change

  • 54 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    welshgeordie9

    I said at the beginning of this season that we will have the worse summer ever known to any football team in history.

    I remember posting a huge post on this explaining what will happen during the 2 transfer markets we have had this season and funny enough it actually came true :(

    but this summer is going to be even more worse

  • 55 ONLINE GUY // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Tudor how’s you ..Iv just had an electric shock !

    Sparks flying off the end of PL259 when plugged into vintage tx/rx old Valve job ..went towards Atu and the sparks were jumping across ! Checked the earth Line and voltage build up if any on the doublet, nowt on Antenna system ..suspect Transceiver ,,check it out later I’m off for a pint ! 73 om. Back at Humshaugh.

  • 56 catchy in norway // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    other than cisse and debuchy, v spurs, I don’t recall many chances being created in the box in many of our games,
    we don’t normally get bodies into the box, hence our shots outside the 18Y bx being the highest and our shots inside the 18Y bx are the lowest amongst all the teams in the premiership,

    our team philosophy is shoot on site

    ATTACKING
    shots inside the 6Y box we 16th with 6%
    shots inside the 18Y box we are 20th with 37%
    shots outside the 18 Y box we are 1st with 57%
    4% higher than sunderland and villa

    DEFENDING

    we are 2nd worst at defending in our own 6Y box 8% of all shots against us are in our 6Y box, only Fulham have it worse with 9%
    we are also 2nd worst at defending in our own 18Y box, with 53% of all shots coming from inside it, only spurs are worse
    we are also 2nd worst at defending shots from outside of the 18Y box 39%
    only spurs are worse..

    all stats are from here
    http://www.whoscored.com/Regions/252/Tournaments/2/Seasons/3853/Stages/7794/TeamStatistics/England-Premier-League-2013-2014

    now players can blamed all you like, but reading those stats, that is telling me it is not a player problem or an Ashley problem, as there are team with far worse players than us doing much better than us on all accounts of attacking and defending,

    spurs only proved what these stats are telling us, defend high against us as we do not commit bodies forward,

    and push us high up the pitch as we are poor at defending,

    please tell me you see that from all those stats for the whole of this season, this is not because we just lost cabaye,

    THAT IS AN EXCUSE

  • 57 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Remy will turn it on now he’s in the shop window.

  • 58 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    JackButler

    yeah true mate iv’e heard this a lot around my area which is sickening, i cancelled my season ticket when we came 5th because I knew Pardew style of play was going to get us no where

  • 59 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    im watching Motherwell v Dundee utd enjoy your pint and dont put your tongue on anything

  • 60 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    catchy in norway

    nice stats mate but I wonder if Pardew is NOW the worse manager in the PL, he must be by all accounts

  • 61 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Ashley should send pardew up to manage Rangers and the jocks will definitely vote for independence.

  • 62 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    get to see good at ch

  • 63 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    What a waste of the first half of this season, feel sorry for the five players we signed last January, is that’s the way it’s going to be from now on is when we sign a couple of players to save us from getting relegated.

  • 64 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    left side

  • 65 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    is anyone here good friends with Sir Richard Branston? surely he would love to buy Newcastle or any other proper billionaire

  • 66 croftus5678 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    @40 jb

    personaly i doubt we will sign more than 2 with more leaving than coming in !

    at this point i would even take abied and vukic back to help create something for our strikers.

    i never want my team to do bad and at the bottom of my toes i’m hoping ashley aint all that bad when he did sign 5 players half way through a season (once) but sadly i think i’m far too realistic to try con myself into thinking that :-(

    only looking for improved team performances now and hoping luuk is a hit and its about all i can hope for.

  • 67 catchy in norway // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Black and White with an army lol

    i have believed he has been for 2 years now,,

    wonder goals save him

  • 68 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    playing in front of no-one doesnt seem to bother the players

  • 69 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    welshgeordie9

    don’t worry mate they will leave this summer and rightly so, if I was in there position I would leave

  • 70 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    catchy in norway

    aye mate that’s true ;)

  • 71 Black and White with an army lol // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    here guys here’s a thought, why don’t we play like Spain when they played a 4-3-3 with no strikers against Italy?

  • 72 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    cifchi look s accomplished turkish

  • 73 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    I feel sorry for the players we have got not right now somebody like Martinez would take this squad of players much higher in the league and I bet if we did have him for example, cabaye would still be here

  • 74 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Pardew a legend in his own mind isn’t going anywhere soon.

  • 75 mag // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    As long as Ashley avoids spending the way Pardew avoids cup competitions they will continue to work together.

  • 76 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Oh great if things couldn’t get any worse wales are playing France in the minute

  • 77 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Yeah it’s 3-0 is it full time yet

  • 78 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Try Try Try

    Come on wales

  • 79 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Sorry boys if I’m getting on your nerves, got to be happy about something

  • 80 welshgeordie9 // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Is there anybody on this blog or am I on my own

  • 81 croftus5678 // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    lol

  • 82 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Team for Villa :

    —————————-Krul——————————-

    –Debuchy——–Willo——–M’biwa——–Haidara–

    ————-Sissoko———————-Tiote————–

    —Remy——————HBA—————–Gouff——

    —————————De Jong—————————-

    Not sure if those are all fit like but that is what I would play and should have enough to get a much needed win .

  • 83 John Tudor // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    i think i would have ciftci

  • 84 Ginger // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Big Pappa Cissé

    I completely agree with that team. I’m hoping to god he plays Mbiwa because if not Agbonlahor is going to slaughter us on the counter.

  • 85 Big Pappa Cissé // Feb 21, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Also If Pardew starts Santon only to replace him after half time I will drive down to St. James’ Park and throw him a beating on the touchline .




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