Moussa Sissoko had a very poor second half of the season, but he was very good in the first half when Alan Pardew was still at the club, and Newcastle have to be very careful of letting too many of our players leave this summer – because they are much better than they showed this year.
Moussa Sissoko showed class by heading home Newcastle’s first goal
While it’s always the players responsibility to play well – after all they get big money – we have to think the poor coaching, man-management and lack of experience of John Carver had a lot to do with Newcastle going into almost a death dive and down into the Championship.
But we only just survived – and John still wants the job full time?
John Carver made every mistake in the management book, and his players must have been alarmed at some of the stupid comments he made to the press.
- “If they had the passion I have for the club we wouldn’t be in this position.”
- “I’m tough – I’m not giving up.”
- “I was bold in playing two strikers up front (said after a home game at St. James’ Park).”
- “He got himself deliberately sent off.”
- “I’m the best manager in the Premier League.”
- “I must be in pole position for the job (said after our 7th successive defeat).”
- “Jose Mourinho told me I should have already been offered a three year contract.”
- “Steve McClaren told me nobody could have done better with the resources available.”
And all of that complete nonsense.
Newcastle central midfielder Moussa Sissoko was inconsistent this season, and didn’t play well at all for John Carver – but the job of a head coach is yo get the very best out of the players available – and let’s face it John Carver failed miserably with that.
Moussa has made some comments again in L’Equipe:
“I want to play for the biggest clubs, but I feel good in Newcastle, I still have four-year contract. Yes, I want to stay in Newcastle, I confirm that.”
“There is everything there to be successful. I hope the President will recruit players for us to be competitive next year.”
We’re sure Moussa wants to play for a big club at some stage in his career, and fulfill his potential, but it’s now unlikely that a club would come in for him this summer, and bid what Mike Ashley would demand for one of his top players.
Moussa is a player we have to keep, and hope the new head coach can get the very best out of him next season – because when Moussa is in form he’s a powerful player for Newcastle – no doubt about that.
And after all there is new promise on Tyneside that we could even have a good side in the next couple of years – although we are not getting carried away.
With new players coming into the club this summer, and presumably a new determination from Mike Ashley to win something at Newcastle, the 25 year-old French International should be happy enough to stay on Tyneside.
But Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley must deliver this summer – they have very little room for error.
Howay The Lads!!
Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?
- Janmaat (55%, 2,685 Votes)
- Perez (19%, 926 Votes)
- Colback (16%, 799 Votes)
- Gutierrez (6%, 294 Votes)
- Sissoko (3%, 164 Votes)
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