Gabby Obertan So Upbeat With New Coaching Staff


Gabriel Obertan has given a good interview with nufcTV today, and his English is quite good and of course he’s good pals with Massadio Haidara so that seems to help them on the filed down the left hand side.

Gabby tells the truth and says he’s not a natural left-sided player (we knew that) – so he’s still working on that.

ganny obertan helping out at the back saints

Gabriel Obertan – helping out at the back yesterday

If you have a subscription to nufcTV it’s a very good interview because you get a good sense of Gabby and he seems very down to earth.

The Frenchman has done a lot of fitness work over the summer, so when he came back for pre-season he was ahead of the other players as far as his fitness – he comes across as a very good professional.

He was asked if he was surprised the way the team came back after going down 1-0 yesterday:

“It’s not surprising to us – last year we had trouble coming back into games, conceding goals and we like let ourselves down sometimes, but I think this year is totally different.”

“The way the staff have got us working and the spirit we’ve got is totally different so I think we saw that today and something we can be proud of.”

“At the beginning Steve had individual meetings and I know what he expects from me, and he said everybody is going to get a fresh start that’s what is expected from a new staff coming with fresh eyes and new vision.

“I’m glad it’s been a really good start for me and I’m really ready for this season.”

That’s a reference principally to John Carver’s tenure as head coach,  and looking back it’s clearer than ever that John was just way over his head as the interim head coach.

Newcastle were lucky that he didn’t take us down, but it was also Lee Charnley’s job to replace him – and he failed to do that and it was almost a complete disaster for the club – a very poor appointment by the Managing Director.

But we are past that now – and onto what could well be a good new era at Newcastle United.

This is what Gabby said about the goal he made for Wijnaldum:

“I just went for it when Papiss gave me the ball, he knows I’m pretty quick so that’s what I expect from my teammates to play on my qualities and put the ball far away from me.

“I won the race from my defender and then I just tried to put it in as best as I could into the box and Gini was in the right spot at the right time.”

This was a really good interview from the winger and you may change your mind about his personality if you can get a look at it.

What’s obvious is that he feels very comfortable with Steve McClaren in charge and he knows exactly what the head coach expects from him.

That’s got to be good.

Comments welcome.



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133 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #2

    What a lucky City goal

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #3

    welsh,
    When you say ‘our’ defence, are you talking about that little club from the valleys ?

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #4

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    Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore said NBC Universal’s coverage of the previous two seasons had driven interest in clubs, and the competition as a whole, to unprecedented levels.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Little club from the valleys

    Ha ha ha

    If you say so jail.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Jesus
    Kolorov and Sterlings pink boots are a bit bright

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #7

    I tell u what the reprobates on here have done me a service this kodi thing is decent this City stream is outstanding

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #8

    very crafty for doing that jail i know exactly what you are trying to do.

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  • ZIPPIE57

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #9

    he was the joint worst player on that pitch yesterday with Haidara, Alex Ferguson must have been piddling his pants when we bought him, absolute rubbish

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Match a bit one-sided, TFL!

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #11

    JfA
    Now be nice Swansea is the biggest club in Wales that plays in the PL…until Cardiff get back in it

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  • toontaff2

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #12

    On a lighter note, maybe accompanied by Doris Day:
    Yann Zidane is in town
    move over clattermole

    Yann M’Vila ,Sent off for nutting a Norwich lad called Loza on his debut for the unwashed under 21’s.

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  • overtheline

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Swansea isn’t in the valleys.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Thanks for that Back handed compliment WWSBRD

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #15

    just a bit Ron Knee

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  • JackButler

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Obertan played well but will ultimately be a squad player before long as he quick and little else

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #17

    give them their due Swansea are the biggest club in south wales

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #18

    what a goal from Toure

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  • JackButler

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #19

    0-2 up and still in second gear

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #20

    That Toure goal was beautiful.

    Barcelona would’ve been proud of the build up too.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #21

    welsh
    Not sure where the compliment is tbh

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #22

    How does this kodi thing work?

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #23

    On this showing WBA are gonna struggle this season

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #24

    WWSBRD
    it was me that said about compliment, I started on about Kodi, telling Beermonkey about streams of our game yesterday, had it for about 18 months its superb

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #25

    You see ladies and gentlemen, this is what i think jail is up to.

    Jail wants me to respond to his small team from the valleys but he knows if i say something like when was the last time Newcastle beat Swansea then he would expect me to get slaughtered on here while he’s laughing sitting down with his pipe and slippers drinking a cup of cocoa.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #26

    LGFUAD21
    U download this Kodi thing then do this thing with add ons then it adds this thing and some magic happens then BOOM HD Football

    Hope that helped

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Swansea is the biggest club in Glamorgan.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Anyway where was i before i was rudely interrupted.

    Score predictions for the weekend please anyone.

    I’m going to sit on the fence and say 2-2

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  • JackButler

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #29

    I can categorically say, with 100% certainty that welshgeorgie9 is not Welsh, but an imposter who is hell bent on tarnishing the good name of the entire Welsh population, infact, i would like to take the time to distance myself from said welshgeordie9 and assure all my fellow bloggers that we are not all like that, truth be told I truly feel he is a one off in every sense of the word.

    Thank you for your time.

    Jack Butler

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Welshie I honestly expect Swansea to struggle this season, they have some very good players like Ayew but very little firepower upfront. Yes they drew against Chelsea but Chelsea looked lacklustre and had Courtois sent off

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Chancel
    Haha oh sorry I wasnt actually paying attention just though welshie boy would bite haha

    As for Kodi I applaud u sir this is top draw are all the games this good? If so u may of just been promoted to my favorite poster of all time

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  • Irishmag

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Obertan seems to have a goo attitude but just not the quality for the team..playing on the left he was too predictable with cutting in every time just as Sammy was predictable with going down the line..if he cuts in he needs to at least shoot or Voss but he just seems to wait to give the ball to someone else…great cross for ginis goal though credit where credit is due

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Are you Welsh Jack?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Chancel

    Yes I am mate, but not like the other so called Welsh man that frequents this blog………….honestly

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #35

    WWSBRD
    some of the streams can be poor but 8/10 are HD.
    Also depends which sources you use, I watched our game yesterday and Man Ures game Sat in Perfect HD from a Canadian channel called TSN

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Chancel

    I am. And I can confirm that Cardiff are actually the biggest club in Glamorgan. Swansea are just better.

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Nice to meet a genuine Welshman Jack, although I had a little moan about welsh teams the other night, I do like wales as a country

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #38

    LGF
    I always thought Cardiff had the better support and thank you

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  • JackButler

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Chancel

    You are forgiven you little rant about Welsh football 🙂

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #40

    JB is a Cardiff fan thats why, better quality of human being them lot haha

    Chancel
    I knew I liked u. Honestly mate I have watched some god awful streams so even 8/10 being glorious will have me over the moon. Am watching a yank one atm and I am close to tears

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