He’s Been The Best Player In North East Over The Last Year


News late last night that Moussa Sissoko will donate to a charity after his sending off against West Ham on Saturday afternoon, which has added to Newcastle’s many woes for the game tonight at Burnley.

moussa sissoko sent off at west ham

Moussa Sissoko sent off on Saturday

It was a moment of madness that had Moussa sent off after 75 minutes for a wild challenge on Andy Carroll,  and it was the second yellow card in as many minutes that reduced Newcastle to 10 men.

Alan Pardew tried to defend his top midfielder last night:

“Listen, I’ve been sitting here and praising him because he’s been the best player in the North East over the last year.”

“He should not have kicked the ball away, it was a stupid booking and the second one was pure frustration. It probably came from him feeling stupid about kicking the ball away so that was almost a self-inflicted second booking.”

‘I’m disappointed with him and I have talked to him about what contribution he’ll be making towards charity. We’ve not discussed a figure yet. He’s apologized to the squad because he knows he was in the wrong.’

Newcastle have late injury doubts to Williamson, Janmaat, Haidara and Abeid, and youngsters 20 year-old Remie Streete and 18 year-old Slovenian Lubomir Satka have made the trip as cover.

Rob Elliot’s wife is also expecting their first baby, and Rob could be called away at any time –  so young goalkeepers Jak Alnwick and  Freddie Woodman are in the squad that traveled to Burnley.

Burnley have to be pleased with the confusion and doubt surrounding what will be Newcastle’s starting eleven to take the field tonight.

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107 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Expat

    Ahh, but my understanding is Aaron’s Perez Armstrong could be 21s still play and open up spaces.

    Can’t see how we can’t have any space when 13 left and 9 came in, 7 when the two Forrest lads went back. There must be space ?

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  • 70TWO

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Sissoko was already going to miss the Burnley game before he was sent off.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #3

    OP

    I thought so too and brought up the same argument several weeks ago but another poster provided me with a list and all spaces were filled.

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Elliot

    Saylor – Williamson – Dummet – Haidara

    Tiote – Anita – Cabella

    Gouffron – Ayoze – Sammy

    – Cisse to replace Gouffron if not effective.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Krul elliott janmaat raylor santon haidara dummett williamson taylor coloccini obertan gouffran jonas vuckic abeid tiote sissoko colback ameobi ferguson cabella dejong Riviere cisse ferrerya

    25 players

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Expat
    There are players that will most certainly go. Rightly or wrongly. therefore space will open up.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Hinny

    You been out for your caffeine and nicotine hit…..lol

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Brutoon
    Not much else he can do considering who’s available.
    IF they are firing like they all were pre West Ham then that should get us the 3points. Time for some prayers I think

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #9

    OP & HINNY

    Between now and june, I expect Jonas Vuckic Ferguson Tiote Ferrerya and Williamson to definitely go along with the returning HBA and Mbiwa.

    We get back Darlow Lascelles Campbell and Marveaux from loan moves.

    We could also lose Sissoko and Krul

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Expat

    I’m sure Guiterez hasn’t a squad number I maybe wrong, Vukic and ferguson won’t feature IMO and are in the squad to bulk it up.
    We did same last year with Tavernier etc.

    What’s with Ferreya?
    Why did we sign him, why haven’t we sen him at all?

    Waste of a squad place IMO half the season nearly and he could walk past me in street and I wouldn’t know who he was.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #11

    A short recess due to technical difficulties.

    Sissoko will go no doubt with the sort of money that’s being bandied about. That will be the cash for who ever may come in.
    If Krul has picked up anything that maybe a recurring injury then that might put some clubs off. Nine weeks will take us into February and they’ll want to see him back to form before shelling out dollars

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Expat

    On top of that, Raylor Saylor depending on rest of season Oba and Sammy to plus Ferreya will probs go back.

    Santon? We have Haidra and Dumett unless Dumett stays CB 3 left backs is one to many.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #13

    OP
    I have it on good authority, meaning, I just made it up that Ferreya is our secret weapon.
    He’s gonna come on and put three past Burnley. 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Canny

    Considering so far he’s done a great impression as the invisible man getting past the Burnley defence should be a piece of cake. 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #15

    OP

    Jonas was on the squad list for reasons really known to Pardew.

    I would be surprised if there were any takers for Vuckic and Fergie in January.

    In order to sign the likes of Ings in January, we would have to sell one of our big hitters and as we are nowhere near safe yet, it wont be Moussa ( expect him to go in the summer) or Tiote (ACON commitments).

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #16

    Hinny

    Technical difficulties my arse

    2 cups of coffee and 4 fags more like it….lol

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #17

    OP

    There could be a lot if movement in the summer judging by the amount of uncertainty surrounding so many players

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #18

    Expat

    Being safe won’t bother Ashley when the pound signs start flashing!

    Right lads I’m off to bed on this cold winter night, enjoy your sunny day as best you can 🙂

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  • WestOzMag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #19

    Injuries blah blah blah. Just go for the win. It’s Burnley ffs. 3pts off from the top 4 and we should beating the likes of this mob. Yeh we should get done in by Chelsea and Ars in the next 2 weeks so this is why we need to get the W tonight. Remember, if we don’t pick up anything tonight and nothing over the next few weeks we could be back to where we statred, the table is still pretty close between 5th and and the bottom half.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #20

    OP -Awesome, that’s one of the best comments there has been on this blog. Gold mate, pure Gold

    Expat – Jonas was on the list cos the Dude had cancer. They couldn’t very well kick him on then they’d have looked like a bunch of heartless Tw@ats

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Westoz

    I agree. But we have a defensive coward for a manager.

    Having said that, with most of our injuries being in defence, he may have no alternative but to attack them.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #22

    OP

    goodnight mate. Rug up.

    Canny

    When has that stopped our management from being heartless. In essence, OP is right. He will sell as soon as someone offers enough and if he can get Jonas to take a pay off, he will do it without a care in the world.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #23

    Expat @ 16

    Not lunchtime yet and the guy at the café been giving me free icecreams this morning so coffee and only 3 smokes required. Lol.

    Goodnight OP. I’m still giggling about that invisible man thing.

    WestOz – True Dat mate. but a lot of teams wheels fall off over the Xmas season. Too many mince pies I guess. We usually one of them which doesn’t help like. 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Hinny

    Think if the forward line we could have.

    Ferrerya (the invisable man) flanked by JFA (the incredible sulk) and Band B (Wonder woman).

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #25

    Expat – True every word.

    I know all you Jaded old men tell me off for being sentimental but I’d still love to see Jonas in the shirt again. Maybe the stuff they gave him to beat the cancer has had a reaction. Now he has super powers. Like the flash up and down that wing. Sentimental and Psychotic such and endearing combination.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #26

    Well there you go. Add in Jonas flash to that lihne up and Champions league here we come!!

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #27

    Hinny

    Not forgetting Mr TUFF doing his Tiote impersonations and Welshie as the Riddler.

    I have reserved Catwoman for you, pet…….lol

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  • WestOzMag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #28

    Exactly, he has no alternative but to attack and why would you not against a bottom 3 team. Cabella needs to do a number on Burnley. French International my arse if he cant be affective in this game. Gouffran too needs to find some form. Prob being played to deep cos of Pardew. I dunno, just need the win to keep up with the top 4,5,6,7 spots

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #29

    That should read John Tudor as the Riddler and Welshie as the Joker

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #30

    Westoz

    Play Cabella in the attacking midfield role and Gouffran up front with Perez. Bring Cisse on in the second half.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #31

    Ok my team for tonight

    Elliott

    Anita Williamson Taylor Dummett

    Riviere Cabella Tiote Ameobi

    Perez Gouffran

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #32

    Expat

    huh, I’m no pussy!! Better put me down as that Storm chick off X Men. Blow there defence apart.
    Keep it clean mate, I know its tempting but keep it clean.

    West
    All the have to s in the world won’t guarantee it but I’m right with ya. Willing it with every fibre of me being.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #33

    Expat –

    you can’t put Cabella in the middle they’ll walk straight over him!

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  • WestOzMag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #34

    Havn’t seen gouff score in ages so im worried if he’s lost his touch. I rather see cisse start with Perez if im honest. i like Perez as he has good ball control. I think he could find the 1,2 with cisse and cabella

    Cabella Perez
    Cisse

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #35

    West
    True but maybe that means Gouffran is due one. Would like to see it. He cops a lot of flack and look how everyone turned around for Obertan when he came good. Think they both suffer from trying to get too fancy in that final third and loose possession, which is frustrating when there is usually some one sitting square

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #36

    Mmmmmm.
    An interesting combination Sid the Sexist and Catwoman.
    expat will now be salivating at the mouth the saliva will become froth like a rabid dog,,he’ll also be testing out his “silence of the lambs” night vision equipment.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #37

    Hinny

    Nope…..you are definitely catwoman because you are purrfect for the role………ye gads

    Cabella played through the middle at Montpellier and by adding his pace and trickery to the movement and pace of gouffran and Perez, I would expect a hatful of chances against their very static central defenders.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #38

    See Tuff,

    First comment, now where is that funny or relevant.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #39

    Oh oh…..here comes the blogs HE MAN

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  • expatmag

    Dec 2, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #40

    2am…..what the hell are yoy still doing up Tuff

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