Good News – Newcastle Star Happy To Play On Tyneside

There was a story out yesterday from Moussa Sissoko’s agent saying they were open to offers this summer, and his agent  said he had only eighteen months left on his contract – but Moussa signed a six and a half year deal a year last January, so that suggested the story was not accurate.

moussa sissoko goal hull with remy

Moussa Sissoko – happy on Tyneside

Moussa is now busy getting ready for the World Cup with the French squad, after he, Mathieu Debuchy, Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy were all named in the 23 man squad.

This is what Moussa has said:

“I’m happy here and happy to play for Newcastle.” “Every week, I try to give my best performance.” “I will go to the World Cup and then come back ready for the new season.”

“It’s not very good, but if you finish in the top 10 it’s still a good effort, as last year we finished 16th,” “It’s better, and maybe next year we can finish in the top seven.”

“In England, there’s a lot of good teams. You have got Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, so it’s hard to finish in the top four or five, but we need to try.”

“Next year we have to try to play better.”

Sissoko has turned out to be an excellent signing for the club, and we paid peanuts for him eighteen months ago, when he had only six months left on his Toulouse contract.

Big and powerful, with lots of skill, he has been a  starter at Newcastle under manager Alan Pardew ever since he arrived, and he had a good season last term for us.

Moussa has now played 56 times with six goals and 12 assists for Newcastle, and last season he appeared 38 times with three goals and seven assists.

The good thing about this powerhouse, is that he’s still improving, and it’s clear he’s now one of the key players in Newcastle’s future.

Those are good words from Moussa today.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • cyprus

    May 22, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #1

    This guy cost us 4.2 mil per goal! Actually more than our worst signing Owen. ok Xisco’s up there too, I know, but Owen cost so much more and the cost wasn’t only in money. (Owen cost us 42 mil.!!) We expected so much more from him, a return to the glory days.

    Lesson: hire up and coming stars (like, say, A. Cole) or stars from smaller leagues. Also, get a coach who can actually develop players.

    On Sissoko: megastar material!

  • cyprus

    May 22, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Was on about Luque, btw

  • Harley

    May 22, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3


    You say no players have improved under pardew.

    Ba and Cabaye were sold at huge profits after playing some if their best football under him.

    Krul, santon, debuchy, sissokho and tiote would all be sold for huge profits.

    Williamson had his best season under pardew, colo had his best season under pardew, Remy has just had a great season attracting attention from big clubs.

    As usual I’m not saying pardew is a great manager but your claims are rubbish!!

  • cyprus

    May 22, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Hard to prove, I’ll admit, but I’d say those players you mention didn’t improve, even given their higher sell on value. But if they did, I’d say it was despite AP. Many players’ have gone drastically backwards under this guy. I’m sure you could name a few too.
    Sorry, mate, I just don’t think he’s got it. Hope I’ll miraculously be proven wrong.

  • Santon03

    May 22, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5


    I said last 2 seasons, Ba wasn’t here.
    We were almost relegated, if you call that improvement, then I’m talking rubbish. Cabaye was already good even before he came here, he won ligue1 and played in CL as their playmaker.
    You haven’t seen Santon played for Inter otherwise you would not say improvement.
    Not too sure about Debu, Sissoko, and tiote. I thought Tiote is getting worse.

  • derekm

    May 22, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #6

    you can’t help but stand back in horror at the sort of arrogance and greed that comes with being part of the top flight in football nowadays. Ya Ya toure and his spouting overweight eastern european agent declaring they want to leave Man City because he did’nt get a Bugatti as a birthday present? Ashley may be right – stick to finishing between 10th and 7th, superstars don’t stay and they are not very nice human beings. As a fan, start following Gateshead – the football may not be stellar but at least they are honestly playing for the love of the game.

  • Santon03

    May 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #7


    I agree about Sissoko, I wish he play as center midfield rather than RW. He can give more support in opponent box when our wingers made crosses.

  • Toon Tang

    May 22, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Come on derek mate, dont be too hard on yaya, he got a small birthday cake. What an absolute hardship that must be to go through…

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 22, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda heights from previous thread

    good thing with WHU but wasn’t it a few months ago that MA stated that he wanted attacking football at Newcastle next season?

    last 2 and a half season Pardew had the lads playing hoofball it was only the first half of this season we played the ball to the ground until after the new year everything went back to hoofball, Pardew needs to sort this out if he want’s to stay here because MA can only put up to so much before realizing Pardew is no good

  • Santon03

    May 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #10


    then it’s best to get players on loan, if they ask for Bugatti then send them back 🙂

  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #11


    these players where already good when they signed for us just like what Santon03 says in his thread.

    Pardew brought in Obertan whilst MA & Carr brought in the rest, so if you say these lads have improved under Pardew then how come Obertan hasn’t developed at all and with his speed and dribbling skills he would of been a threat to any team.

    and also what about HBA? Pardew has him tracking back and defend instead of doing what he does best, he is a flair player meaning he has the skills to run with the ball often past the opponents and also dribble past them.

    but NOOOOOOOOOO Pardew has him tracking back meaning his skills are non existence and is hard to utilize when inside his own penalty area

  • mindshaft

    May 22, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Maybe our players just aren’t as good as we think they are!
    Sadly HBA reminds me of that guy who used to be at Spurs / QPR who had a lot of skill but ultimately couldn’t play a team game and was constantly moved on / dropped ( think he’s at Milan now )
    I think Pards would play HBA a lot more but the players themselves don’t like playing with him
    Tiote basically refuses to pass to him !


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