Defender Full Of Praise For Newcastle’s New Striker


Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa may be leaving Newcastle with on loan or on a permanent basis before September rolls around, but we’d be happy enough if stayed for the season, since he may still need some time to get used to the Premier League.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Emmanuel Riviere

Riviere with Pardew when he signed on at Newcastle

However the likelihood is that he will be leaving us – and Mapou knows all about news signing Emanuel Riviere, who he’s played with in the French Youth sides, and against him when Mapou captained Montpellier.

Newcastle have so far signed two players from Holland – Siem de Jong and Daryl Janmaat – two players from France in Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere, one player from Spain in Ayoze Perez and one player from England – local lad Jack Colback, who was a free agent from Sunderland.

And all have played well so far in pre-season.

Emmanuel Riviere is a powerful player with lots of pace and his style should be (very) well suited to England.

This is what Yanga-Mbiwa has said on the Newcastle website about our new 24 year-old striker:

“The Club did well to get Manu,” “He has looked good so far and will get more confidence the longer he is here.”

“I have played against him a lot of times in France and also in the national team at youth level.”

“I don’t like playing against him! He is strong, has good movement, likes to run at defenders and scores goals – it is very hard for defenders against him.”

“I’m happy to be on his team now, so I don’t have to play against him!”

Riviere will have an excellent chance to show what he can do when the season starts on Sunday, August 17th against reigning Premier league Champions Manchester City,  since it’s likely that Papiss Cisse will miss the first few games.

Papiss fractured his knee-cap and is till recovering from that injury wand will likely miss the first few games of the season.

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84 comments so far

  • WLtoon

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Riviere looks strong and quick but will he be good enough for the epl.?
    Time will tell, i hope so,bcos he could be our main source for goals.
    Id keep Mbiwa for another season to see if he adapts,keep him as a sub.

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  • Pottsclock

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #2

    My tips for 3 clubs to be relegated:
    – Sunderland
    – SUFC (whoever they are)
    – Mackems

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  • JAMSHA(IL STAND FOR ISRAEL)

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #3

    still no players brought after riveri

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #4

    go stand in the gaza strip jamsha see how long you last

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  • nufc 11

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #5

    A top left footed LB is badly needed as is a Monster CB to lead the back four Colo and Willo are followers not leaders.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jul 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    This players signing may well be the main reason why?

    No more strikers will come to us this time around?

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    @2:

    We have two revenge games against them next season ! After
    last years debacle and their double against us, the score needs to be put right !

    I don,t wish to watch anymore Derby,s in the Bar here and go home embarassed again !

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  • Rainrix

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Scary thought going into the season with the very real possibility of having two 30 + dudes being our centre back pairing. Interesting interview though, i don’t think you’d come out and do a interview about a new player if you were about to leave. Hope he stays and is played IN HIS PROPER POSITION!

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  • JAMSHA(IL STAND FOR ISRAEL)

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #9

    wolfshead@toon
    no need i dnt even feel safe in india ,, i rather stand with israel .. change the topic .. now

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  • well there was a player from wolves sum vuydra guy somtng why dnt we get him,, sounds promisng

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  • KingNash

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t buy players? Ashley’s to blame and Pardew’s an idiot

    Buy Players? Ashley’s an idiot and Pardew’s to blame.

    Rivi looks good, but preseason is preseason is preseason

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  • rush_toon.in

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Our squad is still very weak.Need three more quality players to have some chance to finish top 10.Else it will be a relegation battle

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  • Pottsclock

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Jamsha,
    So I agree with changing the topic and not discussing those things on here. So why don’t you do the sensible thing and change your name to something that won’t provoke others.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #14

    We’re crying out for a proven goalscorer. Remy is that and in this league and with us when we had a weaker team last term. I think we should go all out for him. That has to be our priority right now.

    Then once Remy is secured go all out to bring Micah Richards here to become our best CB.

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  • popscott

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #15

    On the remy thing, if sloppy chops wanted rid that badly to L’Fool he should have sent him on a weeks loan to Southampton!!

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #16

    @11:

    I am getting Positive vibes from this lads pre-season, pre-season – pre-season !

    The only spanner in the works is how Pardy-parts is gonna use him ?
    His team selection in past seasons has had me extremely peeved on a number of occasions, and some of his substitutions also !

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #17

    You lot need to calm down. There will be another striker brought in. As they said! But they are waiting for the right moment to get the right player.

    Imo they are holding out for Lacazette because Lyon are waiting for a big club to come in but if they don’t then they will probably accept our bid.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ll stand for Belfast, since you’re standing for Israel.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #19

    And Remy was apparently looking 150k a week and that’s probably why Liverpool backed out because thats why Arsenal did. Why on earth should he even get close to that… I would rather go else wear rather than let him rob us.

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  • Mr Funk

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #20

    @ Jamsha

    What do you mean by Il stand for Israel?

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Tears for gaza!

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  • Belfast

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Money for Belfast!

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  • jayphoto

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Can’t see the mackems relegated! For me i can’t see past Burnley, Aston Villa and Swansea for the drop with QPR, Leicester, West Brom, Southampton and possibly Crystal Palace making up the rest of the bottom 8! Would then expect Sunderland, Hull, Stoke, toon and Everton to be miles adrift in midtable with Spurs, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, man city and chelsea making up the rest (in that order)
    That given, I expect Newcastle to comfortably finish 8th probably 8/10 piints ahead of 9th and 5-7 points behind 7th

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  • DokToon

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Beers for everyone!!

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  • DokToon

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #25

    jay,

    i see the mackems relegated evry nite in my thoughts, dreams and fantasies…

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  • Belfast

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Fish and chips for everyone!

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  • Mr Funk

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #27

    While i am waiting for Jamsha to reply

    I will just stand

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Southampton are odds on to go down. We all know what happens when you bring a whole new team in. Look at qpr brought in 11 new players and got relegated. A team takes time to gel so when changing you should do a certain area at a time and not the hole team at once.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #29

    I think Qpr will be fine if they manage to keep hold of Remy. Ferdinand will be exposed on a weekly basis though.

    He’s done.

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  • Pottsclock

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #30

    I don’t know why Ferdinand wants to play on. He has achieved all he can. He knows his legs are not what they used to be…and so do all the PL managers. He’s just going to be on a hiding to nothing in that team

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  • G

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #31

    As things stand, going down I see Southampton (Although they still have plenty of wedge to spend, and time to do so), WBA, and Leicester.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 28, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Changing the subject completely, Lacazette is basically telling us to “f” off because he only wants to play for a club in the CL, yet he is prepared to sign a contract extension with Lyon who aren’t in the CL, so how does that work and what the hell is he playing at ?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 28, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #33

    NEWEXPAT…when you say Pardy-parts you mean coach dumpass right?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 28, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #34

    So Belfast is handing out fish and chips for everyone and Dok is throwing in so of those weak lite Buds 😉

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  • Mr Funk

    il stand for the HOLY LAND …. doesnt matter what my nick is .. u can ignore my nick… time for football nw :p

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 28, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Spoof…maybe what Lacazette is trying to say is “I am happy at Lyon, and will only leave for a CL club”. I think that is what they call commitment or loyalty.

    …it’s the opposite of Remy to name one, who will sign for a relegation bound team as long as they pay him handsomely and then he will put himself in the shop window by being nothing but selfish!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 28, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #37

    I will stand for all those poor kids getting killed in a war which no one can remember who started, and which neither side will make any attempt to stop.

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  • Mr Funk

    Jul 28, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #38

    @ Jamsha

    That’s fine. But you need to back-up your stance with some sort of justification

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 28, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #39

    JAMSHA…the holy land is by all means nameless since it has changed so many times over the last 2000 years.

    …the landmarks are what’s important not the name!

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  • Sliema

    Jul 28, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Spoof

    If you’re going to move into a bigger/better/dream house, then you will wait until the right one comes available. If it doesn’t then you need to extend your current lease and wait for the next opportunity to get the right move.

    It’s a big decision to take. Far easier to leave after signing an extension than it is to join a new club and leave next window!

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