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At Least This Newcastle Player Has Had A Good Season

9:18 am, Friday, April 4th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

In his press conference yesterday afternoon, Alan Pardew spoke about the season that Moussa Sissoko has had, and the French International, who will be out for two to three weeks with a hamstring strain, has played 35 times for Newcastle with three goals and five assists so far this season.

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Moussa Sissoko – after scoring at Hull City

And ever since the 24 year-old arrived from Toulouse fifteen months ago, he has been a starter at the club, usually out on the left wing, where he makes some of those powerful surging runs of his.

But he can also play in central midfield, and Alan announced the 6’2″ powerhouse had a hamstring injury, he had this to say about the 14 times capped French International, who is almost certain to be in the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer:

“We have a real injury crisis at the moment.” “We’ve lost Moussa this week, so of the team which started when we beat Man United, five won’t play, although one has left the club.”

“Moussa has a hamstring strain and we think it will be two or three weeks.” “He’s been a terrific player for us and has had a great season.”

Since joining Newcastle a year last January, Moussa has played 53 times for Newcastle with  6 goals and  11 assists, and one good thing is that the player is still improving on Tyneside, and he will be even better next season.

There you go – even more good news this morning. :D

Comments welcome.



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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Arrons didn’t play for the under-21?s yesterday against Southampton because he’s injured, not that it would of made a difference because would percy of played him? Highly unlikely imo

    I would like to see him get a game though, what have we to lose? Same goes for arma, I’d rather bring him on than stroller any day of the week

  • 2 croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    big improvements to williamson / anita / tiote / sissoko / remy / debuchy / dummett this year so far.

    the rest have stayed the same apart from cisse who just cant hit the net much at all even given the chances he’s given.

    goofy is now worn out and needs resting but unfortunatly theres no one to replace him :-( (imo should be played as striker anyways)

    benny did enough to show me if he can have his head turned into being a team player he could be a great use to the team so he’d be worth keeping for another season imo.

    marv/shola/guti/gos/ober/raylor can be let go imo as no use to us.

  • 3 beermonkey // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    its got to the point with pards that he aint even in the same bracket as a pulis or a fat sam he is behind them

    both fat sam and pulis might set out to play containing football, built around not conceding first, goals second,
    but at least they set there teams out to achieve this and then try to maximise every opportunity either free kicks or corners
    we cant organise a set play from any opportunity
    and the team don’t look like they know what there are supposed to do

  • 4 cyprus // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    “We are on the back of a really poor result and performance so you would have to say everything points to them winning.”AP

    Thanks for the fighting spirit. This should motivate our players. Unless you’re doing a Mourinho. Though he seems to be losing the plot as well, at a different level, of course.

  • 5 aidytoon9 // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Yes pards blame injuries when we get beat.
    And why does goofy need a rest? No international footy or Europe?

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    croftus5678 // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    @2 giimps

    we are not so much a long ball team as we attack through passing very effectively this season !
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    Total bull I’m afraid, we only pass in our own half. There is little to virtually no effective passing and movement in the opposition half, hence we haven’t scored in 10 out of the last 14 games !!

    Even Toonking says he may give it a miss and that’s saying something!




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