Forgotten Man Returns To Newcastle

It seems like Sylvain Marveaux has been injured with a groin injury since almost the beginning of pre-season, but he is coming back to Newcastle from rehabilitation in France, and he was mentioned by Paul Simpson in his interview with nufcTV on Wednesday.

Simpson mostly had positive news on the injury front, but if the former Carlisle United manager  is one thing, it is that he’s a positive guy and always seems to look on the bright side of things.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Newcastle United Return for Pre-Season Training

Sylvain Marveaux on July 1st this year

Sylvain didn’t get much of a chance under Alan Pardew, and it seems that Steve McClaren will want to take a look at the former French U21 International winger (11 caps, four goals), before deciding whether to send him out on loan this season.

Last season Sylvain was on loan at Guingamp,  where he played 33 times with two goals.

This is some of what Paul said about injuries in his nufcTV interview:

“Without wishing to tempt fate, we’re in a decent place at the moment.¨

“Sylvain Marveaux has come back from France where he’s been doing the early stages of his rehab. We’re hoping that he’ll be back out on the training field in the next week or two.¨

“He’s doing work with the medical department as the first stage of his rehab,  and we’ll then step that up with the other staff and back into the football side of it.”

The Frenchman suffered a groin injury very early in July, and missed out on pre-season including the trip to America, but he could be fully fit again by the end of the month.

The 29 year-old will be buoyed by having a fresh opportunity at Newcastle, where Steve McClaren has shown that former players who couldn’t make the team, like Vurnon Anita and Gabby Obertan – now feature regularly under McClaren.

Although Gabby Obertan last year at this time was one of our best players,  before he picked up the thigh injury at home to Liverpool on November 1st.

Sylvain joined Newcastle from Rennes as a free agent in the summer of 2011, after he was said to have failed a medical at Liverpool.

He didn’t cost us much, and it would be good if he can come back this season and do a job for Newcastle.

He signed a five year deal at Newcastle four years ago, so he has just one year left on  his contract and will probably become a free agent again at the end of next June.

He has played 57 times with two goals for Newcastle, and he’s a good technical player with plenty of skill.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #1

    It was actually an inguinal (groin) hernia which is paricularly difficult to rehab from so good luck with that . Like ACL damage , in former years it would likely have been career ending.

  • beermonkey

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #2


    not sure if he was booked in for anything
    I haven’t seen him post for a few days so thought I would ask

  • cyprus

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Just hearing PL stats on TV.
    So, we’re rock bottom in terms of possession…

    Steve, get to work man.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Good point. It’s been a few days now.

  • firebug666

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #5


    That’s the thing though mate, we may look a better side than last season, and we may now think we have a better coaching set up, but on the pitch nothing much seems to have changed.

    I still hold with giving them all time to settle, staff and players, but I would like to see some positive results sooner rather than later.

  • Jib

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Cyprus of 360 minutes played we have played 126 minutes with 10 men.

    Remember there are:

    “Lies – damn lies – and statistics”

  • BandB

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    I think the blog should be relaxed enough not to waste hours denouncing this stuff at length.
    Ian thinks anyone who hasn’t entered the brave new world in a state of rapture deserves everything Jib can throw at them.
    From Bobbybee to Jail for Ashley, people are trying find common ground.
    We are all waiting to see with varying degrees of optimism and scepticism. Strong debate is good for the blog, which isn’t riven down the middle anymore, no matter how much stirring goes on.

  • hibbit

    Sep 11, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #8

    and then there’s jib full of shit

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #9

    Guys welcome to Mcclarenz teams. Hard to beat , Very organized defensively, Low possession and low scoring.

    We are in for a boring season. Boro and Twente ring a bell.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Sep 11, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Spot on Will Die. Ashley to Charnley…”Get us a manager who’ll make sure we don’t get relegated”…. “Spend some money if you have to, but don’t go overboard. Just enough to keep the idiots happy” “We’ll make a token effort in the cups, but PL survival is where the money is, and your job depends on it” “Do a bit more PR too….I’m sick of hearing that 99%’of fans would like to see me disembowelled”


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