Sissoko Issues Positive Statement On Newcastle United


Moussa Sissoko was rumored to want away from Newcastle a couple of weeks ago, when supposed comments from his agent were published that said his contract ran out next summer, which was false, but Moussa  came out the following day and said he had no intentions  of leaving Newcastle, and that he was hoping that next season the club can again push for a top six finish, which we achieved a short two years ago.

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Moussa Sissoko – upbeat on Newcastle

Newcastle have Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko in the French squad, and Tim Krul is in the Dutch squad, and Cheick Tiote is in the Ivory Coast squad, and we are hoping that veteran striker Shola Ameobi, who will leave Newcastle next month after playing 14 years in the first team, gets into the 23 man Nigerian squad,  which will be announced later today.

And unluckily, 21 year-old center-back  Curtis Good of Newcastle was left out of the Australian squad because of that hip injury of his, and that must have been a tough blow for the young Aussie.

This is what Moussa has said today:

“It can give everyone associated with Newcastle confidence, because it shows we have a great squad here.¨ “Having players at the World Cup can only help in pushing this club forward.”

“It would be another one of my dreams come true.¨ “My first was to become a professional footballer, the second was to play for my county, and going to the World Cup is my third dream.¨

“I hope I am lucky enough to be selected to play.”

Those are positive words from the powerful Newcastle midfielder, who was one of the few players last season to have a good season in the famous black and white shirts of Newcastle United.

And it’s good to hear a bit of positivity (is that a word?) for a change, and especially coming from one of our best players.

Comments welcome.


150 comments so far

  • the truth will out

    Jun 2, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #1

    is he high on crack

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Two threads back regarding the transfer policy, I do feel we are being too harsh on Mike Ashley, it has often been suggested that we do have quite a sizeable transfer budget, you know what I believe them, and I blame other clubs for not accepting our pathetic offers as being the main reason why the budget is still sitting their and not being spent, so I feel we should send Ashley a thank you present for making such huge funds available and give all the other clubs a right ticking off for refusing to sell their players at half of their value, would you not agree, so how much do we contribute for the whip round and what do we get Mr Ashley as a present ( this could be interesting )

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #3

    a giant butt plug

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #4

    ouch

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #5

    See why can’t everyone on here be happy like sissoko

    Happy happy happy

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #6

    welsh

    if we all earned what sissoko earned than I am sure most would be a lot happier

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Welsh…you need to lay off the Prozac!

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #8

    welsh

    words are meaningless m8, look at Suarez last summer he was determined to go but Liverpool wouldn’t sell so he signed a new contract on more money as he was “happy” at Liverpool, but now he is sending come and get me plea’s to Real Madrid, yeah, he must be really happy ?

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #9

    welsh

    by the way I am happy, I’m so happy that I want to buy Mike Ashley a thank you present, as you can see @2

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Well it could be worse that statement could have said i want to leave, as long as sissoko, tiote, and Debuchy stays and build a squad around them, then I will be happy.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Spoof @ 2 – How about a ride on a Saturn 5 Rocket – strapped to the nose cone so he gets a great view on the way up!!!!

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #12

    not so sure, he has been on the way up for a while whilst we have been on the way down for a while, we need a reverse, but very good try.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Graeme…a bit like Dr. Strange Love? 😉

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Why buy players when the punters still turn up in there droves? MA isn’t daft, if we had fans not turning up to games this fool would dig deep into his pockets and ensure we sign 1 or 2 key players which will bring the sheep back.

    Next Seasons feelings and management:
    Disillusioned, unhappy, no ambition, no strategy, poor manager, shocking performances, dull football, Plan B = hoofball, shocking substitutions, poor decisions around starting 11…..50k still attending though, lambs to the slaughter.

    2 transfer windows without a permanent signing and things look even worse now…..stop condoning this regime by attending games. I gave up my ticket which I held for 15 years and have vowed never to go back till these idiots have gone. I understand some of you have paid good money and it won’t be fully refunded but if I went to watch some of the SHITE on show at SJP I’d walk out rather than waste my time, restore some self-pride.

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone who thinks rich people are happier needs to spend some time with the miserable gits.

    Anyway…

    Moussa’s saying all the right things, but unless the club is actually sealing deals in the background and holding off announcing anything until the window opens… those world cup players are going to be working with our development squad next season because there will be nobody else left.

    Surely even Ashley has realised that the main impact of the TV money is that player transfer fees and wages will rocket? What is the point of offering €8m for Cabella, for example, if you know other clubs can afford a lot more, and his club knows how desperate we are?

    The whole model is starting to rip at the seams at the moment. Either they pull some huge deals off very quickly, or they’d better start planning for the Championship again.

    As long as that meant a new owner, right now I’d take it.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Spoof, there is no reverse on a Saturn 5 – just aim it at the moon and let it rip!!!

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #17

    that reminds me of a song “fly me to the moon”, in your case it would be him to the moon, yeah that sounds good, but who the hell sang that song ?

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #18

    well said

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #19

    not a penny more till they are gone

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Our Toon – I admire your resolve and wish more had it in them.

    You’re quite right – all these posts on here shouting about what the club needs to do in order to progress… when it’s very obvious that the club DOESN’T WANT TO PROGRESS!

    That’s why I’d actually take a relegation next year if it brought a change of ownership. I’d rather take a big fall and try to climb back up again than not try to win anything. Ever.

    That’s what the “fans” handing their money over don’t seem to get. They are paying to prolong a situation where they spend their money and time supporting a club which has openly said they are not going to try to win anything.

    What the hell is the point of that? Why would you do it?

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Whumpie, I have been skint and miserable for donkeys years, but I won the lottery last week and I am now on cloud nine.

    I didn’t really win the lottery, I am just in a good mood for the first time since 20th July 1983, don’t ask be what happened that day as I may blush !

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  • lesh

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Spoof…….

    Fly Me To The Moon – written by Bart Howard in 1954 and originally sung by Kaye Ballard and Andy Williams, Sinatra et al.

    Now if there is life on the moon, they’d soon be arranging forward travel arrangements for him!

    Uranus or Hisanus?

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Our Toon

    I also gave up my ticket for last season, but we still cannot knock those who still go, you and I deal with it as we see fit, with what we are comfortable with, others will have there way of showing their dissatisfaction, did you not feel guilty buy not walking out at the Cardiff game because you weren’t there to show your dissatisfaction, I bloody well did.

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  • lesh

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Spoof – Fly me to the moon written by Bart Howard in 1954 and originally sung by Kaye Ballard with Andy Williams Sinatra at al covering it.

    Just think that any life on the moon’ll soon be making onward travel arrangements for him but where to?

    Mars, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, Hisanus?

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Whumpie

    Last season was so difficult for me because I had become accustomed to going to games both home and away, never missed a game in 15 years until Citeh match which was 1st game of season. Although it was tough I took a stand and did so because I was fuelling a regime which was only in it for itself, I can support the lads just as much from a TV screen, my love for the club will never die but the only way to fight a CANCEROUS regime is by cutting off the vocal support at the games and in stores. I hear things like it won’t make a difference, well I believe it will….players won’t want to play for a club that doesn’t pay them well and a club that struggles to fill a stadium, we won’t pay for mercenaries either so all that’s left is the honest grafters who quite frankly won’t be good enough. PLAYER POWER IS BIG IN FOOTBALL BUT DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF FANS

    Clubs cant exist without a fan base….FACT

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #26

    are season ticket sales actually down

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #27

    lesh

    that’s it, Andy Williams is the one who I associate with the song, what a song and what a voice, it was really bugging me as I just couldn’t get the name into my head, cheers m8 your a good un, I don’t believe what the others say about you, for me your a good un !!!!!

    By the way, his anus to uranus or to anywhere for that matter, anywhere but here ?

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Spoof

    I personally think the walk out between the 60th-69th minute was a complete waste of time, fans attended 3 quarters of the game, no doubt they bought a pie and pints etc at HT. MA must have found it hilarious, would it not have had a bigger effect if everyone walked out as soon as the ref blew to kick the game off?

    Some fans I’ve spoken to have said they’d still attend games as they would miss the ritual of having pints with mates etc irrelevant of whats happening on the pitch, I don’t call that support mate, I call that selfishness and self fulfillment.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #29

    Beermonkey

    The club stated that season ticket sales are down around 6% which is average according to them but as this information is from them, well I don’t believe it

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Our Toon

    who sent out the biggest message, those who walked out or you and I for not attending, I saw those who walked out on MOTD, I do not recall seeing or hearing either you or I getting a mention for our protest, to be heard you have got to be seen, where better to be seen than at SJP, like I say I would never knock those who still prefer to go, they could be more potent than us who don’t go.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Loved the transfer policy article Ed! Huzzah!
    “We’ve got NoNuts!
    We’ve got NoNuts!
    Nobody else has NoNuts!”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #32

    In all seriosity I am getting more and more concerned about the state of the club. Others are already making moves. So far we’ve signed a second division Spanish 20 year old (apparently) and Cacapa! 😯 Is our business over then? What is Alan up to? Shining Mike’s shoes?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #33

    An official Southampton statement said: “Southampton Football Club can confirm that we have received multiple offers for some of our players in the past weeks.

    “This is a confirmation of the depth of the development that is ongoing in our academy and of the present standing of our first team within the Premier League.

    “We are staying true to our plan and vision and, as a result, we have no need to accept any offers. We are deep in the process of appointing a new manager who will continue to move our club forward. It remains our preference not to partake in any transfers until the new manager is in place.

    “Our scouting and recruitment department continues to monitor targets we have identified to improve our squad, and the new manager will have final input into our recruitment process.”

    Saints paid tribute to Lambert, who helped the south coast club return to the top flight from League One, after the Liverpudlian returned to Anfield.

    Lambert is understood to have signed a two-year deal, for a transfer worth around £4m, with the club who released him as a 15 year-old.

    “There may be circumstances under which the club will feel it is right for a player to move on. Those circumstances have to be right for the club and the player. This is the case with Rickie’s move to Liverpool,” Southampton’s statement continued.

    “When Rickie Lambert requested to leave for Liverpool, the club felt it could not stand in the way of having him fulfil his boyhood dream of playing at home.

    Surely this comes across as much more professional than “we tried to keep our players but we was always at the mercy of them big clubs we just can’t compete innit”

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  • Spoof

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #34

    GT

    people misunderstand our transfer policy, have a look @2 and you will see why we should be buying Mike a thank you present!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #35

    I demand all French clubs indicate their willingness to sell us excellent young players on the cheap! It’s essential to our progress next season! Don’t they understand that? Harrumph!

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  • Tayls

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Super Mario Ballotelli is available for 20 million. We can all dream hahahaha.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Yes Spoofy mate. Vis a vis your post @2 see my post @35! Huzzah! It’s all part of a very cunning Ashley plan. Why don’t these other clubs finally come to their senses and cooperate with us?

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  • Tayls

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #38

    What’s worse is Fat Freddie Shepherd would of bought him in an instant. We all know a football club should be financially stable but how risk free are we to operate?

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Spoof

    What was the message that those fans sent out to the masses? It was a nonsensical walkout mate, they had already spent money at HT, ppl walking out on 69th minute, which was shown for all of 2 seconds and was hardly discussed.

    I’m not protesting to make noises in the press or to make a point to mainstream media, I’m not attending games or renewing my season ticket to make my feelings clear to this regime not to make it clear for MOTD.

    You honestly think it was better for the walkout to take place on the 69th minute or do you think it would have been better if they didn’t turn up or just walked out as soon as the ref blew to kick the game off? I guarantee you that 95% of fans that walked out on the 69th minute spent money at HT which completely defies the reason why they walked out, the media also looked at the walkout as a direct attack on Pards rather than the main issue which is the owner!!

    Answer to your question is that we had a bigger effect as we didnt spend any money and got our message to the regime….who btw still send me letters to say that I can have a season ticket at a ridiculously cheaper price because of loyalty over the years!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Tadsy that is just disgusting, that statement from Southampton mate! How dare they try to run a football club properly when the Ashley Plan is out there and so successful? It just boils me piss it does!

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