Vieira Appointment Good For Newcastle’s French Players


We’ve said it before that if Patrick Vieira is appointed as the new Newcastle head coach,  he could get the very best out of the many French players still at Newcastle – and not many of them had good seasons last term – especially under John Carver.

moussa sissoko outjumps 2 west ham players

Moussa Sissoko heading home against West Ham

Moussa Sissoko is one Newcastle player the club wants to keep this summer, since when he’s on form he’s a powerful player for us – and he’s often been compared in style and physique to Vieira – who in his career was one of the best players in the world.

Speaking to RMC today Sissoko seems delighted that Vieira could get the head coach job on Tyneside:

“I heard about this yesterday.” “If he comes to Newcastle I would be very happy.” “He was a role model for me. He played in the same position as I do.”

“At the moment, the manager is still John Carver.” “Even if the second half of the season was difficult, he is someone who I appreciate.” 

“He allowed me to learn faster and faster, to be the best.”

Newcastle fans need a boost and Newcastle players need a boost after a terrible final 11 games to the season – although the last one wasn’t bad – we won – but the previous ten were terrible and we picked up one solitary point.

Moussa played his part in the 2-0 win at home to West Ham,  and the French International was ready for the game,  and he was so determined when he easily out-jumped Hammers left-back  Aaron Cresswell to head home Jonas Gutierrez’ inch perfect cross to put Newcastle ahead after 54 minutes.

Hopefully we’ll know who the head coach will be at Newcastle before the end of this week.

There’s lots of work to be done this summer in the transfer market, and to prepare the side for next season – so we get off to a good start.

We cannot have another season like last season – it was far too painful.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

114 comments so far

  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #2

    TADS

    Despite Mike’s little pas de deus with the truth being the star turn of his public career, that Sunday was Jonas’s day and it always will be as long as Newcastle fans can dream.
    We may have been fed on a diet of crap that was so bad it was hard to believe us and the rest of the league were playing the same game, but Jonas gave us the fairytale of the season.
    We will remember that long after Ashley and his mind games have been rightly consigned to the wrong side of history.
    Class against rags.

    Howay the Lad and Howay the Fans.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Sorry Ed I was a bit slow there.
    Repost as I wanted to vent my anger. I was also able to correct my Grammar. 😉

    That sort of conduct not only shames the club, it reflects shame on the Toon supporters in the eyes of the world.

    I find it offensive and disgusting.

    If carver hasn’t the decency and balls to tell Ashley to sack someone in a more respectful manner then I not only hope he doesn’t get the Toon job, I also hope he never gets another in football at any level.

    Carver I hope you are reading this comment!

    Incidentally re the previous thread aren’t the alcoholic beverages mentioned Lagers not Beers. Makes Ed’s headline into an oxymoron!!

    0
  • WLtoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #4

    All this talk about Viera coming to the toon has led to various polls, and the results are unanimous that we want him here.
    The question is tho, just how many think he will end up here? a poll would be handy gauge to see just how many fans are gullible on this blog.
    I say there is no way he.ll end up here , and instead we,ll end up with Maclaren.

    0
  • Average_Contents

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Tads

    Honest john will do ANYTHING, say ANYTHING, put up with ANYTHING and all because he loves the club. Oh and he’s a geordie. And he worked with Sir Bob.

    What a fcuking shameless snake he’s turned out to be. Judas twat.

    Disgusting behaviour yet again from the shambles currently failing to run the club. It’s got the slug written all over it.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #6

    WL toon i wud say there is a 10% chance of viera. A more relevant question might be: how wud you compare mclaren to pardew. How much better is he ? Or do u consider him no better. Thoughts ??

    0
  • geordieboy83

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Probably old news but sky sources saying aitor Karanka rated very highly by Newcastle.

    So vieira, schteve, gardee, or karanka?
    3 out of 4 very attractive

    West Ham shortlist kinda puts a shadow over hours tho unfortunately

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #8

    WLtoon

    There seems to be a lot of people suggesting that many of the Toon fans are a gullible and easily swayed by honeyed words.

    I think that so many of us have lived through a plethora of false dawns that I seriously doubt that the if there are actually as many idiots as you and others believe.

    Although there are probably a very small minority who are susceptible to the promises being made.

    With most us it is a wait and see situation.

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Blackley maintains that the tat man’s interview is meaningless without immediate action. The tea boy, the comedian’s dad and the cones guy need to go. Why? Because they are completely incompetent. They won’t go and do nothing will change.

    If Mclaren is appointed after all the talk of Vieira, that will be the final proof. I can’t think of anything more underwhelming. This club remains every bit a joke. And it’s all at one man’s door.

    0
  • MonkseatonMag

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed

    A less sensational (but more accurate) headline would be “Vieira Appointment WOULD BE Good For Newcastle’s French Players”

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Monkseaton

    How many French players do we still have, I have reckoned about 6 not including Marveux.

    0
  • WLtoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #12

    @6 Munster,
    You think there is a 10% chance we get Viera and i say there is even less.
    The bookies had Viera odds on fav to join us,which proves my point in a previous blog when i said this was all speculation.
    As for Pardew v Maclaren, i think there aint alot of difference between the two other than none would of been a choice of the fans, not even in a top 10 list i think.
    @8 EGB.
    I really think there are alot of fans actually think we will end up with Viera,and thats there choice, and a poll would show just how many fans are getting carried away with press talk.
    We have seen the percentages in the vote leaning to Viera,but just how many really think we will get him over the biggest line in world football?

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #13

    The job already belongs to McLaren mates. The rest of it is just smoke and mirrors by Ashley and his merry band of muppets.

    0
  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Why do people buy season tickets, it’s beyond stupid, its pathetic.All season ticket holders should refuse to renew or cancel.
    Now that would change Mashley’s attitude, the vile toad.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Personally, Mike loves a good smoke in front of a mirror. Or a good interview about the club where he lies through his teeth and laughs about it afterwards.

    0
  • hibbit

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #16

    come on lads we all know its a PR stunt its carvers job but they want to sell the season tickets that’s why there holding back

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Does anyone actually believe we’re going to win something with Ashley? Hahahahahahaha!!! That’s the biggest pile of bollocks ever. It makes Richard Nixon look like an honest man.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Nice to see everyone are in a good mood.

    0
  • croftus5678

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #19

    so raylor and guti upset cos they was told over phone !

    and here was me thinking we had done them far too good in keeping them on wages far superior to their level and performances seing and they was injured more than they played and them being lower prem to championship players and far past there bests for a long time yet we still pay them the avg prem players wage !

    we should have paid them the 5k pw they was worth over the last 3 years and told them face to face i’m sure they would have been happier then.

    with reguards to a manager i’d take garde or viera (who’s slightly riskier imo) as first choice with laudrup and lastly mcclaren in that order but any of the first 3 would be an improvement over pards imo.

    if carver gets the job you wont see me commenting for 6 month’s due to depression.

    0
  • Belfast

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #20

    I reckon the phonecall method has been Carvers idea to be honest. Charmless has asked him to pass the message on and Carver has rang his pal Taylor and Jonas has been there. It’s got his man management written all over it.

    Charnley should have done it though.
    Must be a right pussy.

    0
  • jane

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #21

    “I reckon the phonecall method has been Carvers idea to be honest. ”

    what I was thinking. where did he ring from and to, could he have got in the car and driven to them.

    0
  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m inclined to think the club wanted to show it was doing due diligence and going through a process, before offering the job to McClaren.
    But the fans have gone for the decoy in a massive way, so much so that they have underlined and undermined McClaren as the continuity yes-man candidate he is.
    It is another spectacular own-goal by a bunch of people who just aren’t a fraction as clever as they think they are.
    The fans now see Vieira as the acid test of your sincerity, Mike.
    We are waiting.

    0
  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #23

    Welsh

    Where have you been?
    The blog must be in a bad mood for your slug-trail to be spotted again.
    I knew you’d be on tonight.
    What does the man who devotes his life to complaining about other people complaining complain about when nobody is complaining?
    Welcome back.

    0
  • check the toastie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #24

    There is nothing worse than being given some hope and then it being taken away, very cruel but typical Ashley.

    ASHLEY OOT.

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Hibbit I’m sure Mike Ashley rhymes with PR Stunt

    0
  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #26

    🙂

    Just in a smiley kinda mood.

    0
  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #27

    🙂

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #28

    BandB
    I don’t buy your bit about the club wanting to show it’s doing due diligence. The tea boy’s simply incompetent.

    He’s been on the case for six months. Any delay after the end of the season is just further incompetence.

    The fans aren’t bothered about due diligence. They just want an exciting prospect to give them optimism.

    0
  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #29

    I understand. I was only basing my comments on the reported fact that the club said it was going to do due diligence.
    Nothing compared to your opinion, obviously.

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #30

    If due diligence brings us Mclaren the fans won’t thank the tea boy for all his efforts. Quite the opposite.

    0
  • WLtoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Charnley dragging his heels will suit Ashley just fine.

    0
  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #33

    TFL….Some race. Possibly have should have gone with:

    “Newcastle managerial candidate Steve McClaren set to give his outline of club’s future as stumble for vacant hotseat continues”

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #34

    When Keegan took over loads of fans were around the stadium, can you imagine how many will come to see McClaren’s unvailing?

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #35

    BandB
    Everything about the way the club is run smacks of incompetence. And its no wonder. For good reason some blogger was on about the constitution of the board. It’s comprised of a tea boy and a comedian’s dad.

    0
  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #36

    “My door” – Lee Charnley?

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Pmsl Ibiza, u need to tell the authors lol

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #38

    BandB
    You should be careful what you say. We’re almost in entire agreement.

    0
  • BandB

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #39

    Blackley,

    I do agree with a lot of your take on this.
    You see it with a fair bit of clarity.
    Which makes me wonder why you are trying to lay the blame for everything at the door of Charnley and Carr.
    If we do appoint an inspiring candidate, who will you credit for that?

    0
  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 1, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #40

    TFL…He’s also in Leeds, could you not pass the message on for me? 🙂

    0

You must log in to post a comment.