Our Man Of The Match Yesterday Was Simply Terrific


Moussa Sissoko is about fifth in line to be captain of Newcastle United, but he was handed the honor yesterday because Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote, Siem de Jong and Steven Taylor were all out injured,  and the French International midfielder had another commanding and powerful performance for Newcastle yesterday in midfield, and scored the winning goal.

Moussa is easily our Man of the Match for yesterday, and manager Pardew seems to agree because after the game Alan said Sissoko was the best player on the field.

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Moussa Sissoko after scoring yesterday

Moussa has been playing some his best football for Newcastle this season and yesterday was no exception and the goalscorer yesterday currently has a massive 62% of the vote.

Next in line is local lad Jack Colback, who was a terrific free agent signing from neighbors Sunderland with 11% of the vote – and Ryan Taylor  is next with 6% of the vote.

There was a huge concern yesterday about Ryan but last night he tweeted that he had left the game as a precaution and that there is no new injury to his right knee – and that was a huge relief for the Liverpudlian and for the Newcastle fans too.

Ryan provided some great set piece deliveries, and this alone is one reason Alan Pardew may try to find a place for him in the starting line-up.

All our players showed terrific spirit, fortitude and guts again yesterday,  and we deserved all 3 points and more importantly – for the sixth game in a row – we won the game.

It’s a great time to be a Newcastle fan at the moment,  and to think we have all next week to soak up being in joint 4th place with Manchester United, but officially 5th on on goal difference.

It should be a good week. 😀

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8 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    I too think Colback should come in for some more recognition. I recall people writing off his signing , and him as an average player not good enough for us. He’s now showing signs of the massive player he can be for us. The epitome of the unsung grafter. Great ‘engine’ on him and I was pleased to see him and the hugely impressive Sissoko breaking into the box together on several occasions!

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #2

    lol 5th in line? What arbitrary nonsense.
    How the hell can Siem De Jong who just joined the club and has barely played 5 minutes for us be higher in tline than sissoko.
    Sissoko is 3rd in line at worst.
    It’s Colocinni, Tiote then Sissoko
    Next season I expect Colocinni to be history and Tiote to have left the club
    Sissoko will be the permanent FIRST CHOICE captain
    And Rightly So.
    He is a fantastic player. Only thing he needs to watch out for is his tendency to overdo the dribbling

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  • NUFCJackW

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #3

    If we are looking at wingers then rhiyad mahrez from leicester must be a pretty good shout… He looks capable in this league and im sure he is pretty young to.

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  • Klatoon

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    siem de jong is official vice captain mate

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  • NUFCJackW

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Toonbrother

    I agree that siem shouldnt be ahead of sissoko in the captain pecking order.However I can see why he would be because he was a natural leader at Ajax and I believe that he captained them for 4 years in a row. But after watching Sissoko in our recent upturn in form he does look a natural.

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    @ NUFCJackW
    Perhaps he was offered the ceremonial vice captain’s role as a way of sweetening the deal to come here
    He may have been a leader at Ajax but one can’t parachute someone into a leadership role in a new team
    He has to earn the right to lead the players at this club
    NUFC is team chock full of talented players
    De Jong has to prove his worth on the pitch first before staking his claim for the captains armband mate
    Personally I dont expect him to be anywhere near the captaincy for another two or three seasons assuming he lasts that long

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  • Mag52

    Nov 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Another good win. Happy days for NUFC fans.
    Just hope MA backs the manager, as he has failed to do in previous seasons, in the January transfer window.
    We’re down to our last two premiership experienced CBs at the moment, while up front Cisse is struggling for any sort of consistency, so injury to Perez would hit us hard.
    The form of Sissoko will not have gone unnoticed by the boys with the big money, and his sale by Ashley could once again ruin all the good work put in by Pardew and the squad so far this season.

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  • county down magpie

    Nov 23, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #8

    @sing in the corner
    You’re right buddy, he’s been consistent enoughthroughout the season and has one helluva engine. He was like a GOOD Nicky Butt yesterday!!

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