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Newcastle Player In Good Form For His Country

8:46 am, Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

If Newcastle are going to start picking up some wins then some of Newcastle´s best players will have to start playing up to their best form and there´s no doubt that one of those players is Moussa Sissoko who has only been in so-so form this season.

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Moussa Sissoko – played well in good team performance from France

But Moussa seems to have had a powerful game for France in their 2-1 win in Denmark last night with the home side getting two early goals from Giroud but with Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel at fault for both goals.

19 year-old Manchester United forward Anthony Martial in great form for France.

France are looking a good team these days and young Martial could be a match-winner for them, but Moussa is said to have been in form for his country last night.

Hopefully Moussa will continue with that good form for Newcastle against Norwich City on Sunday – most of our players need to start producing for the club and if that happens we should be able to get out of the mess we are in at the moment.

That was Moussa´s 29th cap for France and he´s been in the French squad ever since he joined Newcastle from Toulouse almost three years ago.

Aleksandar Mitrovic started for Serbia last night in Portugal for his 17th cap,  but they were beaten 2-1 in the Euro 2106 qualifier.

Serbia had two players sent off late in the game but no – Mitrovic wasn´t one of them – but they were two Premier League players – Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City  and Chelsea´s Nemanja Matic.

Although the 21 year-old Serbian picked up a yellow and played for 85 minutes before being subbed.

He looks to be OK and at least he came through the game uninjured and is now an important player for Newcastle and hopefully can get us some goals on Sunday.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Euro 2016 · International break · International News · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News




16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Oct 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    B and B
    His actual words
    “Our transfer policy and strategy is very clear and will remain unchanged. We will focus on identifying and recruiting young players whose best years are ahead of them, which in nearly all cases means players in their early to mid-20s and not beyond.”

    Thanks for explaining them to us 😎

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Oct 12, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Jail…the only thing you talk about is Ashley out and how you think your approach – which until til this moment is talking – is the better way forward.

    You even like to make it sound as though it’s a proven fact.

    Now that we have talked endlessly about Ashley and gotten nowhere do you think you could chip in with something else for a change?

  • 3 BandB // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Jib

    Only some of his actual words……..

  • 4 lesh // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    BandB, Jib

    Do the words ‘economcal with the truth’ ring a bell?

  • 5 Ibizatoon // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Good morning blog,

    Jesper…I know you don’t agree with me, and others, about the best way to go forward, but you talk as if action against Ashley has been exhausted. It has always been fractured, due to people thinking attention would be better focused elsewhere.

    Who is to say what could or could not be done with more people pulling in the same direction.

    Of course, I think this is more an issue of you think our efforts would be better spent elsewhere, but it’s not because everything has been tried with Ashley, or indeed discussed.

    I’m sure I’ve asked before, so apologies for repeating myself (I’m getting on too 🙂 ), but is the idea that we try and force Ashleys hand to replace his minions until we get some that we think are right?

    I do think people get a little hung up on terms like policy. Policies are all well and good, it’s the intention and the carrying out of the policies where we fall short. Is it a mistake or is it destined / designed to fail?

    You often talk as if Ashley may suddenly see the light one day. Do you not think he see’s it already?

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Well said said jesper, totally obsessed.

  • 7 BandB // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Here’s Charnley on the much disputed topic of Carr’s role in the buying process.

    “Graham’s role won’t change. In terms of this process he will be heavily involved and will support me with his knowledge, his feedback and his contacts to get some background information on the people we’re speaking to. This will support other research and feedback we have sought and will seek on our preferred candidates. It’s a joined-up process we’re in.”

    Note that it suggests Carr is called in to provide background on people Charnley is already speaking to.

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    So sissoko is in good form for France, ah bless him that’s nice, it’s a pity he couldn’t do that for us instead of bloody moaning he wants champions league, getting off your arse would help sissoko.

  • 9 Jib // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Lesh
    Those were the only words from the AshleyOut.com website from Charnley that refer to transfer policy.

    That website unlike B and B is constrained by the libel laws to only print what is attributable.

    I , like a lot of others , really do “get” the animosity towards the current regime , but telling half truths , making stuff up , and in some cases even downright lying does not help their case.

  • 10 Jib // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    B and B

    You are doing it again .

    Those comments are from a Mark Douglas Chronicle article referring to appointing a new manager/coach , not players , hence the use of the word “candidate”

  • 11 The overrated Frenchman // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    What cannot be disputed is that between them Charnley and Carr have squandered over £25 million (or more) on Cabella, Riviere, and Thauvin in the last two years. However their process works the results demonstrate that it is fatally flawed. Ashley may be just too big a windmill at which to tilt, but a “Charnley/Carr Out” campaign with venom and vitriol aplenty would be time and effort well spent.

  • 12 lesh // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Nice touch Jib.

  • 13 BandB // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Here is another chunk of Charnley, this time outlining buying and selling policy and the manager’s role in it.

    “When someone says: ‘Does he have any say (in transfers)?’ Yes. Does he have the final say? No he doesn’t. There’s a difference there.

    We hope it’s a happy marriage.

    We want someone who sees the bigger picture because my thinking will always be medium to long-term. When people talk about what we’re going to do in this transfer window, I am looking at the next transfer window and the window after and what impact it will have on that. Are there better opportunities if we wait three or four months rather than committing now?

    It’s trying to find that balance but also an individual in a head coach that trusts us. If we say ‘You aren’t going to get that now but you will in the summer’, it’s someone who is prepared to say ‘OK’ and trusts us to do that.

    It’s also someone that for example, if we were to get an offer for a player that is at a value that we want to take, isn’t nervous about getting a replacement. There has to be a trust.”

  • 14 BandB // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    They are direct quotations from Charnley in a single set-piece interview he gave to the Chronicle in January.

    All in context…..

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-md-lee-charnley-8484848

  • 15 BandB // Oct 12, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Though Jib…

    I did miss the words “this process” and hence you are right and that section does refer to the appointment of a head coach.

    You were right about that and I got it wrong,

  • 16 The overrated Frenchman // Oct 12, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    What is the fascination of the “who said what – who does what” minutiae? Isn’t our position on the table enough to tell us that everybody involved in decision making at this club is ultimately and demonstrably incompetent?




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