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Newcastle Players Advance To World Cup Quarter Finals

7:19 pm, Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 90 Comments

France beat Nigeria tonight in the round of the last 16 to reach the quarter finals of the World Cup, and Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy played the whole game for France, and had a good game.


Mathieu Debuchy – in action tonight

His three games at the World Cup so far has seen Mathieu show just how much he has improved in the 18 months he’s been at Newcastle, but unfortunately that probably means he will leave Newcastle when the first club comes in with a £12M bid – which is apparently the transfer fee placed ion his head by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Paul Pogba got the nod over Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko in the starting line up for France – and the Juventus man scored the all important first goal after 79 minutes.

The game was close throughout the game, but in the last 20 minutes France started to press, and they had the ball kicked off the line by Moses, and then Yohan Cabaye hit the underside of the cross-bar and the ball came out – and the technology showed it did not go over the line.

But then a poor clearance by goalkeeper Nyema, who could only paw away a cross, saw Pogba take his chance and he headed the ball into an empty net to put the French ahead with only 11 minutes remaining.

France were fairly comfortable in those final minutes and then four minutes into the five minutes of added time, French play-maker Valbuena laid on France’s second goal, and his cross was put into this own net by former Everton defender Yobo.

That was good play by the Frenchman, as it looked like France would just hold the ball near the corner flag to see out the game.

With two minutes to go Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko had come on, and he has so far played in all of the France’s World Cup games, starting two of them, and Moussa has also been in good form.

Shola Ameobi, who will be off the payroll at Newcastle tomorrow, did not make an appearance in this game.

France now play the winner of the Germany – Algeria game, which kicks off at 9:00 pm UK time.

It’s great to see the Newcastle players advance to the round of the last eight.

Comments welcome.

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Tags: Mathieu Debuchy · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Shola Ameobi · World Cup 2014 · Yohan Cabaye

90 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mister Tuff // Jun 30, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Somebody posted earlier on that our payers vulnerable for sale were
    It is probable that Santon wants to stay on Tyneside -so exclude him.
    I would potentially add Mr T -but I think he’s happy here and probably Percy might not want to sell him.
    So it looks as if Debuchy is going to fund some bargain basement players – I would be very surprised if we sign any 10 million+ players.
    I think we are goiung to turn into a club just interested in finding potentially good players -with the ultimate purpose of not building a quality team -but to flog them on quickly at a profit. No consideration will be given to producing a quality team/quality football.

  • 2 lochinvar // Jun 30, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    According to the French clubs we are trying to buy players from their price goes up because of the World Cup. So Mr. Ashley please ask £20m for Debuchy then he can join … a French club. Seems like a fair deal. C’est la vie as they say in Byker.

  • 3 Online Guy // Jun 30, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    M r’ tuff

    reply for you previous thread


    reply for you last thread

  • 4 jazzyp // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    His actual offices are in Shirebrook bud right behind the massive warehouse that is Sports direct. I only live a couple of mile away but have never had my opportunity to voice my concern on what he is actually trying to achieve with Nufc

  • 5 Mister Tuff // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    online cheers -I think a lot of diehard fans/those who would watch Newcastle tops on a washing line/zebra watchers are realising albeit sometimes slowly -that there is nothing really on the horizon to look forward to.
    hence a slow erosion of the fans hopes and aspirations.
    When there were discussions on here about the advertising some time ago – my research into Spurs revealed they had a waiting list for ST’s to the tune of 47,000 if I recall correctly. Compare that with us now -we are going backwards.

  • 6 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Does anyone else here think Ed should be given, somehow, some sort of recognition for all the work he puts in to this site? The guy writes articles wether on holiday, I’ll, you name it, Ed works his arse off for us fans through thick and thin. An MBE would be nice, or a statue outside St James….haha.seriously though, wish there was some way of doing this, a total legend and I for one am very grateful to have the pleasure of following the best blog in the land, been reading for what feels like years. The club should reward him!!!! ….ah, hold on, this is MA we’re talking about…

  • 7 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    That was meant to say ill, not I’ll sorry, predictive txt, grrrrr

  • 8 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Ed should run for the chairman. MA just needs to give us the money.

  • 9 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    I’d be happy to give Ed my blue peter badge Rob lee ?

  • 10 Thump // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    @jesper: Nah, mate. Wor lass lives down here. Moved to London with her while she finished Uni and then moved to Brighton (where she’s from) for the slightly cheaper cost of living… now we’re skint and moving to Newcastle (where I’m from) for cost of living that’s actually bloody affordable!

  • 11 gar69 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    You know all of us supporters want the team to do well the club to be respected and have players wanting to come to Newcastle to play in front of 52,000 passionate fans every home game but the reality is we have an owner and manager who both don’t seem to understand the pride and passion of the supporters and seem quite happy to run our club into the ground. People/supporters need to play the long game and not be so short sighted. Stay away from the ground and don’t buy NUFC merchandise. Those who say they are supporting the team and not the regime by attending matches are just deluding themselves. Stay away and show your contempt for the current owner. It might just work.

  • 12 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Belfast, haha.seriously, I don’t know he manages it day in day out. I can only put it down to pure passion for NUFC?

  • 13 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Yeah he does a good job…

    I wouldn’t just give my blue peter badge to any tom, dirk or Harry you know.

  • 14 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Belfast….if we got in touch with the chronicle or journal I’m sure they’d do something 😉

  • 15 lesh // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    roblee7 and all others supporting some recognition for Ed, yes I’m sure the Journal/ Chron would do a nice spread on him and his wife, whose love she shares with Newcastle United.

    And, it’d be nice if Charnley were to treat him and his wife to a good day at SJP.


  • 16 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Surely I’m not the only viewer who can notice Adrian Chiles’s balls hanging out, everytime they’re on that beach ?

    Brazil nuts

  • 17 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Yes Rob, but only if they mention the blue peter badge.

  • 18 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    It’s been worse than today to be fair, starting to think he’s doing it on purpose. Probably got his spare pair of socks there or something.

  • 19 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Haha.i think he should be given a 5 year contract as a US football scout, set out to find the next Gooch!!!

  • 20 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Chiles’s go-nads are quite prominent…wonder if its deliberate?

  • 21 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Trying to turn on the female viewers with a bit of chiles ball sac…yak

  • 22 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    He’s probably refusing to go up a size in the waist.

  • 23 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Just realised, I came on here trying to start a campaign to give Ed some recognition. now thanks to you Belfast, I’m talking about a scrotum.cheers

  • 24 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    He can barely move in those trousers like. Definitely time to go up a size

  • 25 roblee7 // Jun 30, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Haha. Ud think his Gooch would be getting a bit clammy in the heat of brazil?

  • 26 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Chiles probably stuffs his briefs with Christine Blakeley’s used underwear .

  • 27 Sazzer // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Pierre-Michel Lasogga has signed for Hamburg.

  • 28 Sazzer // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    according to Berliner Morgenpost

  • 29 Sazzer // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Bit old news but Hull are making intersting moves in the transfermarket. Two goalscoring and assist making wingers in Snodgrass and Ince.

    Also Southampton are going after Dusan Tadic as Lallanas replacement.

  • 30 Toonfan8 // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    that Slimani from Algeria, we were linked with this summer, looks very good…

  • 31 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Not moaning tonight, everyone must be in a good mood.

  • 32 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Why is everybody talking about chiles balls

    On second thought i don’t want to know, and some of you takes the piss out of the welsh.

    Ha ha ha

  • 33 scout // Jun 30, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Heres one for Pardew HARRISON REED at Southampton. The kid has feet like George Best

  • 34 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    while we are all appreciating Ed, its worth noting articles like this are a dying breed. The way this ship is sinking, there will be no NUFC internationals in the next world cup. Pretty pathetic…..

  • 35 Graeme // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Taco – even more woryying, they way this ship is sinking, there could be no NUFC in the top 2 divisions of the Football League, by the time the next World Cup comes around!!

  • 36 Average_Contents // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Anyone seen the supposed new home kit?

    Remember when some of us,joke about changing our stripes to red and white or getting rid of them? Well the supposed new kit has about a quarter of the stripes missing from the top (tits) area of the shirt!

    Is there no bounds to the fatty’s shenanigans? Fat slug!

  • 37 Graeme // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    AC – if its got wonga on it, I dont care what it looks like, I wouldn’t touch one. My “Broon Ale” shirt is doing just fine thanks.

  • 38 Graeme // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    I’m actually surprised, given FCB’s money grabbing antics, that he hasn’t got his tat shop named all over our shirt – the rest of SJP has!!!

  • 39 Toon Tang // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Hahhahahhhhaaa mustafi getting fisted then was hilarious

  • 40 Average_Contents // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    The link if anyone’s arsed lol

    Totally agree graeme I’ve got the home ntl and northern Rock ones and a dark blue northern Rock away one from 2004-2005 I think

  • 41 Toon Tang // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    You could tell the editors kept that camera angle on for the crack.

  • 42 Average_Contents // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:27 PM


    He’d have to pay for it then mate lol I don’t think he’d get away with that one, maybe the f.a or premier league would have something to say? Probably not though

  • 43 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Any news on gomis

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Is Debuchy worth 12 million, i don’t think so somehow

  • 45 Novocastrian66 // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Apparently the shirt is someone’s a attempt of designing a shirt. Go to the comments and the bottom of the site.

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    So then we can take Pierre-Michel Lasogga off the long list of players as well as gomis, swans are getting stronger and newcastle unfortunately are being newcastle.

  • 47 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Why do everybody bugger off when i come on here, funny though

    Ha ha ha

  • 48 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    I’ll have to talk to myself, or think out loud

    Ha ha ha

  • 49 Graeme // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Welsh – careful mate, that could be dangerous!!!

  • 50 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    I’ve already had a few arguments on here speaking my mind so I think I will be quiet from now on

  • 51 beermonkey // Jun 30, 2014 at 10:54 PM


    if Ross McCormack is worth 10mill to fullham then
    debuchy is worth 12mill min

  • 52 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    i just saw that on nufcfans

    He’s not worth 10 million, and Debuchy is not worth 12 million, unbelievable how the money side of it spoils football

  • 53 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    the amount paid for Luke shaw, has one good season.

  • 54 santonthenewmaldini // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    We should be looking for at a minimum 20 million for Debuchy ! He is better than Shaw and Glen Johnson who went for crazy prices

    This guy is Frances number 1 right back , is proven in the premier league even under Pardew will be raging if we sell him for 12 million to Arsenal hes worth more than that in todays market

    Also watching Cabaye for France passing it about like a maestro we did not get the full price for him that we should have !!

    The thing that is disturbing reading is the paper talk saying that we need to offload Jonas, Obertan and Marveux before we will get any players in to take their squad place as I doubt we will have any takers whatsoever !! But that should not stop us buying Cabaye, Remy , Ba , De Jong and Shola replacements !! Deal with getting the duds out the squad once we have signed players not the other way around … I despair with this club sometimes !!

  • 55 Sliema // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    So Jabba has spent 15 million on two players before the window has even opened. That’s a shitload of money for Hull to spend.

    He’s spent it Livermore and Snodgrass?!

    OMFG British players are a rip-off!

  • 56 Ancientcoptic // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    It does not really matter what the design of the Newcastle top will be like. With Wonga across the front of it… I wouldn’t be wearing one on a dare.

    The skip has already been ruined.

  • 57 Sliema // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    AC Milan got £50million for Zlatan and Thiago Silva. Southampton got £60million for Shaw and Lallana.

    That’s seriously mental

  • 58 beermonkey // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:12 PM


    depending how far france go in the world cup his value could go up as he looks to be there first choice right back

  • 59 Belfast // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:18 PM

    If Shaw is Man Utd left back for the next ten years, that 30 million could be a very good deal.

    Crazy money for an 18 year old though. Long term it looks a good signing in my opinion.

    Then again he could be a flop lol

  • 60 beermonkey // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    with both llana and shaw both move look to be expensive
    but I bet both players will be at the clubs for 10 years
    both look like there going to be key fixtures in the England team

    lets not forget the fan base of both club also with England boosting there profile the commercial rights for the next 4 years will more than pay for tranfers

    its not all about the footie image rights and branding

  • 61 welshgeordie9 // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    some of the British players have got the cheek, i mean their have big price tag on their heads yet they were crap in the World Cup. Well i say some i meant all.

    Before you start I’m not having a go, only at how much each of them are worth and don’t deliver the goods.

  • 62 manxpie // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    don’t mess with the algerian keeper funny as fusk

  • 63 Sliema // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:30 PM


    Lallana is 26 mate. He’s not going to be much use in 10 years.

    But I do see your point.

  • 64 manxpie // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    bloody germans jammy barstewards

  • 65 Graeme // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Algeria were superb, going down 2-1 to Germany. For long periods they were the better team and give it everything. Brilliant Footy

  • 66 beermonkey // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:39 PM


    oh yeah I forgot about that thanks, its a shame our brand is declining we could never shift enough shirts and stuff to cover colbacks agents fee’s now

  • 67 manxpie // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    graeme if only they had a final ball they would have hammered them an i mean hammered them
    brave of germany using there keeper as a sweeper tho!!

  • 68 manxpie // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    i tell ya wat tho other teams will wipe germany out easily now with that kind of defending

  • 69 Toon Tang // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Fcuking Germany again eh…

  • 70 Toon Tang // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    I hope so manx

  • 71 Graeme // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Manx – you’re right mate, Germany will be out next round, unless there is a massive re-think and a few home-truths. They simply are not as good as they seem to think they are.

  • 72 Mister Tuff // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Here’s hoping the French can put the Germans out. Pity Algeria lost -they were playing some good stuff.

  • 73 Sazzer // Jun 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    #nufc set to appoint new Academy coach.

  • 74 beermonkey // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM


    really ???

    there were rumours the coaching staff was gonna be overhauled but I thought it was make believe

  • 75 manxpie // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    aye i hope france knock them out on penalties 3-0 that would cheer up every englishman lol

  • 76 manxpie // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    sazzer yeah the tea lady!

    promote from within remember!

  • 77 Sazzer // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Mark Douglas will hold onto the details to tomorrow.

  • 78 Mister Tuff // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Toon release details of new Academy Coach.

  • 79 Sazzer // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France
    TRIAL: Chicken Inn FC’s 20 year old wide man and Zimbabwean international Kudawashe Mahachi trialled with Monaco today.

    Chicken Inn FC wink wink

  • 80 Black and White with an army lol // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    looks like Debuchy is on his way out and good for him, he deserves to be in a proper club that’s going forward.

    next step will be Sissoko to leave.

    it might seem that Iv’e predicted right again for the third year running but to make things better I also has Krull to leave either before or midway through the season

  • 81 RonVanDam // Jul 1, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Newcastle United want to sell trio Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and Jonas Gutierrez. The Magpies are eager to offload the players in order to fund new signings but are struggling to find any buyers.

    Source: Metro

  • 82 Shaker Shakrah // Jul 1, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    ” Hamburg have reached an agreement with Hertha Berlin over the signing of striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga for just
    € 8M ” ???

    another failure for Newcastle ?!

  • 83 lesh // Jul 1, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Aaaaand another one bites the dust!


    Bring back Kinnear I say.

  • 84 Blofal // Jul 1, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    David Villa, Damien Duff and Frank Lampard have all signed 10 game contracts to play for my local Australian A-league club Melbourne Heart (where Curtis Good came from).

    This is going to be a massive season!!

  • 85 expatmag // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:15 AM


    Even with them, they still wont beat Victory.

  • 86 Blofal // Jul 1, 2014 at 5:44 AM

    Postecoglou ain’t at Victory anymore expat… and we finally got rid of Aloisi 🙂

    All Australian soccer needs now is for Craig Foster to just shut up and go away.

  • 87 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:29 AM

    Lasogga wanted to go to HSV! That’s the circle of life mates.

    …personally I am not even sure he’s worth that much so cannot really be bothered. It bothers me though that we so unprepared and lackluster!

  • 88 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    We are what I would describe as a bit pathetic!

  • 89 expatmag // Jul 1, 2014 at 6:40 AM


    And he can take those idiots robbie slater and mark bosnich with him. If I have to listen to another season of their inane drivel and bosnichs stupid laugh, I will reach through the tv and punch their lights out.

  • 90 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 1, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    So Germany won last night…in the end!

    …thought they might crash out for a moment!

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