Newcastle Midfield Target Played Well Against South Korea


Newcastle midfield target Yacine Brahimi had a very good game for Algeria yesterday in their 4-2 win against South Korea, which was their first win in the World Cup finals since way back in 1982, when they beat West Germany 2-1 and Chile 3-2, but still failed to advance from their group.

yacine brahimi scores sth korea

Yacine Brahimi scored Algeria’s four goal last night

There were five changes made to the Algerian side that was beaten 2-1 by Belgium in the first game, and Brahimi got the start, after not playing at all in that first game.

Algeria were dominant in the first half and scored three good goals with the 24 year-old Brahimi, who plays for Granada in the Spanish League, dominant in central midfield.

And to cap off a good display, he combined well to score a great team goal for Algeria, to put Algeria 4-1 up after 62 minutes.

Brahimi was substituted after 72 minutes but Algeria hung on for an excellent win 4-2 win, with South Korea a rejuvenated team in the second half, after being terrible in the first 45 minutes.

Brahimi is a very good technical player and he seems to be a powerful player too, and plays attacking midfield, and he some creativity,  which is almost non-existent at Newcastle these days.

He played for Rennes for three years before joining Granada, and last night was surprisingly only his 7th cap, and it was his first International goal for his country.

There were reports in the Spanish press that both Newcastle United and Turkish club Besiktas are monitoring the 5’9″ tall attacking midfielder, who was born in Paris to Algerian parents.

Yacine played for all the French Youth sides from U16 through U21, and he would fit in nicely at Newcastle, with there being so many French-speaking players at the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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161 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Another marveax?

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    a vote of no confidence
    where are all the people who think ashleys running the club well

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  • Slank

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    In January we lodged a bid of between €13m to €15m for Grenier and have been after Cabella for some time so Brahimi would be a poor substitute.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Come on FCB be targeting someone better than this one. Have some ambition u useless, unambitious fat Cnut!!

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  • SteJay

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #5

    if Sigurdson is available at Spurs we should definetly try get him, quality player IMO

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Not renewals but ST now on general sale….funny that isn’t it as rumours of 5 player’s targeted! Kunts!

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/719711059?-11058

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    i see the site will not be collapsing under the surge of applications
    not a penny more

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #8

    From NUFC.com
    ”their “Sporting Director” Franco Baldini has remained in post and is currently in Brazil to co-ordinate the club’s transfer dealings”
    From what the Gazette are saying Lee Charnley has just returned from his holidays, surely he could have gone after all our business was done….Oh hang on a minute.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #9

    the truth will out – you asked where are all the pro Ashley supporters.
    Good question -there were a few determined stalwarts who regularly came on here promoting Mr Tubbs. They kept on posting I suspect to try to save face -in respect of their initial pro Tubbs statements – but as last season came to an end -they realised the game was up and that most folk now saw through the SD/Tubbs/Percy scam -and their positions were untenable.
    There were a few “tarts” who proclaimed they were bullied from the blog -load of tosh.
    Now we only have a couple who appear rather infrequently to spout their bile -one notable one from Benwell and another from the Heed. After examining their offerings – I can safefully proclaim they are a couple of thicko’s who always insult and include veilled threats of violence in their posts.
    I suspect if we get any decent signings a few will re-appear to crow -albeit hollow crows.

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  • geordie157

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #10

    We are being linked with some rubbish this summer, a sign of Ashley’s ambition! Troy deeney and Ross McCormack, both are good championship players and at push bottom six side prem players.

    No links with Hooper or wolf winky yet tho.

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #11

    so this is now a time for ramping up the action this man needs a lesson

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  • expatmag

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #12

    TUFF

    Get back to that decorating, you lazy scrote

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  • expatmag

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Mccormack, Deeney, Ings etc etc…….Fatboy is already planning for the championship

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #14

    first division more like and he is not planning that i would take it to get shot of the slug

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #15

    expat -bloody sick at the moment -sandpapering moulded architraves and multi panel doors -with mouldings -the missus would just paint over them with this crap one coat paint stuff – whereas I rub down- undercoat -rub down again to remove nibs etc -then finish with a couple of top coats. It takes time.
    Anyway how is your pet kangaroo getting on – I must say he looks a magnificent beast -but I’m not sure you are bringing him up correctly.

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  • Louis583

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Did no one like the look of Pjanic from Roma? Looked like a Cabaye replacement if you ask me. Not sure how much he’s worth but it’s got to be less than 20m…

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s seems going on holiday in the transfer window is standard practice for whoevers in charge Jail.

    Seems to happen quite often.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Pjanic is playing very well and would be a good acquisition. For a club like us we should be targeting players of that ilk. Mario Mandzukic etc but we all know FCB is a tight kunt. We deserve better

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  • expatmag

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Tuff

    You leave skippy alone. He is doing his bit for the country.

    I see C has you on a short chain. Time you manned up and let her know who is boss…..ohhhh you did, hence the chain

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #20

    I would say the chances of fatboy paying double figures for a player is fairly slim Louis.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #21

    I really love it when you guys come on here quoting fairy stories about 20 million quid players.

    Back to reality lads and check the free transfer and loan lists.

    Next thing will be checking the non league for a striker. Hasnt Bishop Auckland got a canny CF?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #22

    expat – you call him skippy (so original NOT).
    My God you have become a disgraceful fellow since moving from the Heed.
    You state good old Skippy is doing his bit for the country -shocking and disgraceful comments. I think it will be appropriate to let fellow bloggers decide about your upbringing of Skippy -so I will repost my original post about him from yesterday.

    Mister Tuff // Jun 22, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    people do sometimes say that pets copy their owners behaviours. I’m not 100% sure about this. Anyway some of you will all know expat lives in Oz -I’ve managed to obtain a photo of his pet kangaroo, seems a nice pet, well trained.
    http://i.imgur.com/iiuD2.jpg

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  • the truth will out

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #23

    what is available and what fails to get over the line line is immaterial to us the nondescript followers that ashley continues to extract the urine from

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  • Louis583

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #24

    I wasn’t quoting 20m, I was referring to the fee paid for Cabaye.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #25

    Tuff

    Love the sheepish grin.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Louis

    It is matterless whether you quoted the figure or not.

    You brought up Pjancic name and he is way outof our price range mate.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Ok time for me to put my pet kangaroo to bed.

    Tip for tomorrow.

    Australia reserves 2 Spain 1

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #28

    expat – yet another quality gag – I can only say:-
    GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Bambams

    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Season Tickets to the general public for sale. I have heard Ashley wants to try and have car boot sales on the pitch prior to ant Prem League matches next season.
    Season tickets bought now get you in for free however it no longer guarantees you a seat in the stand. Those seats are now offered to ‘Sports Direct Staff Member of the week’ rather than paying them wages. Obviously the car boot will only sell SD items……

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #30

    I don’t understand how FCB can expect loyalty from the fans if he’s not loyal with his transfer policy. A club with no ambition is not gonna coerce the hardworking fan to part with his/her money. The man is a prick with no ambition or nounce of how to run a club. ASHLEY OUT. PARDEW OUT!!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Apparently we’re not after him…..good because the thought of a forward line consisting of a secunda and Ligue 2 striker doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence!

    But at the moment someone is better than no one lol

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/719736571?-11058

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #32

    So just finished reading Eds articles for the day and all I can say is it’s f**king depressing being a toon fan!!!

    In a couple of weeks we’ve gone from the likes of PEA SDJ Cabella Grenier Lacazette etc to Victor Moses and f**king Troy Deeney!!!!

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  • Graeme

    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #33

    TADS – wait until things hot up – probably when they get the “Free” lists from Div 1 & 2. FCB will be drooling at the prospect!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #34

    tads,
    You’ll be glad of Troy Deeney by the time Aug 31st comes round !

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Reports in the Daily Hemorrhoid that Brazillian wonderkid Wellietop is on his way for a medical.

    Happy days.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Newcastle show interest in Mali international Johnson Anjohnson-Shampu

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #37

    The agents of czech defender Ner vustwic are at St. James Park

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  • lesh

    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Yes Average, they must think people are stupid.

    But, when one reads ‘….and many areas of St James’ Park currently have availability’, that speaks volumes in that fans have been sickened by crap performances, lack of ambition and a lack of investment in the squad to actually strengthen it.

    You can bet your boots that when the questions about lack of meaningful strengthening and spend are raised at the next forum [an audience with Ashley’s stooges?], they’ll be met with words to the effect that lack of season ticket renewals has impacted on available cash. You were warned, they’ll remind the forum.

    Bustards!

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Rodrigo Borgia says he wants to sign for the Toon

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #40

    HITMAN

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