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Some Dubious Claims By Newcastle Star

2:16 pm, Saturday, December 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 91 Comments

Moussa Sissoko has had to put up with some withering criticism form fans this season as his form has been up and down.

In some games he’s looked good and that was the case on Sunday when he brilliantly set up the second goal for Gini Wijnaldum in stoppage time to make the score look a healthy 2-0 against Liverpool.

Moussa Sissoko Jordan ibe 2-0

Moussa Sissoko challenges Jordan Ibe last Sunday

This is what Moussa has said in the Chronicle:

“When we win the fans sing my name. If we lose or play badly, they are disappointed with me.”

“Every game I try to do my very best. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But I give everything I have.”

“I hope this win gives us more confidence for the future.” “We have enjoyed the win over Liverpool this week but we are now preparing for the massive game with Tottenham.”

Moussa is at his best when he’s attacking down that right wing, but last Sunday he tracked back well too and in fact won the ball before the goal in stoppage time.

He’s definitely a good player but certainly he could improve on his defensive play and sometimes he seems not interested – especially when things are not going Newcastle’s way.

Since joining us almost three years ago from Toulouse he’s played 109 games for Newcastle with 11 goals and 16 assists.

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91 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    the line up everyone wants but we will never see. With Thauvin the first to come on

    Jan——–Mbemba———Dummett———Mbab

    Sissoko——–Colback———Wini———–Perez

    —————————-SDJ————————-
    —————————-Miro————————

    without a doubt what we will see

    Jan——–Mbemba—–COlo—-Dummett——–

    Sissoko——–Colback—–ANita—-Wini———–

    —————————-SDJ————————-
    —————————-Cisse————————

  • 2 Thump // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Does anybody remember when we had wingers?

    Good times.

  • 3 veto // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    anyone with dummet in their starting line up i cant take seriously…. opposition teams dont go directly for him for the fun of it ,

  • 4 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Taco
    I cannot see a dead Catalunyan Fauvist painter being much of a striker

    Joan Miró self portrait

  • 5 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Everton have done a passable impersonation of NUFC there !!!

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    He (Sissoko) would give us so much more if he could play in a three man midfield. The Anita / Colback partnership in a 4-4-2 just doesn’t work!

  • 7 posada // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    You can all play fantasy football manager as much as you like and if it entertains you great.
    However, SM must play the same team as last week.
    Winners and doers must be rewarded.
    That includes Dummet.
    Taco-your centre midfield would not work. Because Wini is not good there.

  • 8 AncientC // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    “When we win the fans sing my name. If we lose or play badly, they are disappointed with me.”

    This isn’t far away from Zlatan speaking about himself in the third person.

  • 9 Thump // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    @Posada: You’re saying that Gini, the central midfielder, does not play well in central midfield?

    I’ve heard it all now.

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    posada…are we playing Liverpool again this week?

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 12, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Gini played most of last season from the central mid at PSV! If anyone wants to know. And he was player of the season…but he’s crap there!

  • 12 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    It is peeing down at the Etihad – Joe Hart is sopping – no no no no no no dandruff today 😀

  • 13 posada // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Neither Sissoko or Gini have the assets you need to be a centre midfield player.
    I don’t care what they have done elsewhere. SM must agree as he generally does not play them there.

  • 14 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    “However, SM must play the same team as last week.
    Winners and doers must be rewarded.”

    completely disagree. Dummet has been good for one out of 5 games out of LB. . just because he has one good game, its crazy to think he can duplicate it the next week. We should be sticking with our best players. Same with Cisse. it was great to see him actually trying and not trying to collect offsides penalties, but it would be foolish to think that is the norm for him after seeing his body of work.

    In addition, keep in mind the goals came with out SDJ and with Gouf. surely you cant suggest that we gouf should be playing?

  • 15 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    In an interview with Miles Starforth of the shieldsgazette just after the USA tour

    “The 24-year-old – who captained PSV to the Eredivisie title last season – has been played behind a lone striker by McClaren, and he feels the No 10 role is his best position.

    “That’s my natural position,” said Wijnaldum. “In Holland I have had two years as a winger, but that’s not my best position.”
    “If you want to use my qualities the best, then I must play in the midfield in a position where I can make goals because that’s a quality of mine.”

    Whoops Jesper

  • 16 posada // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Taco
    The performance against C.Palace and the two previous games was dreadful. No effort, no commitment.
    Against liverpool for whatever reason we had the effort the running, the tackles. We were for the first time in months competing at the level that at least gives you a chance. We were winning the 50/50s. Normally we don’t.
    You must use that. You draw a line in the sand and you make it clear that is whats required. The people who have done it keep the shirt. The others in the squad must match it if they want to be considered.

  • 17 posada // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Jib
    Thanks for that.
    A lot of folks on here think the No 10 role is centre midfield.

  • 18 SUTTY1978 // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    McClaren must have a mighty big sandpit with the amount of lines he’s drawn in it.

  • 19 Krul To Be Kind // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Sutty

    He has drawn that many lines he now stands behind them somewhere in Yorkshire

  • 20 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Oh Dear
    The Scum losing at home to Watford.

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Jeff…you are truly the blog maron!

    …go check his 32 appearances last season and the majority was from central mid.

    The stats were there on whoscored when we signed him!

    Whoops Jeff the monkey speaker

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    …and Jeff you can take that interview of yours and shove it up where the sun don’t shine…

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Jibberish,
    There’s an awful lot of tossers out there accusing you of bei g a dullard without the use of Google , in fact I think you are renowned for it, your blog stamp you could say, that and being a despicable excuse of a man.

  • 24 posada // Dec 12, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Jesper
    Calm down, calm down.
    What’s a Maron by the way ?

  • 25 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    wow another pseudonym

  • 26 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    posada…it’s just slang for moron

  • 27 Rotonda heights // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    JamesToon // Dec 12, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    Jorge Sampaoli just resigned as Chile manager, Swansea linked with him

    – – – – – –

    Would so love this guy, been on about him for years. Massive coup if Swansea get him.

    ———

    As has often been mooted, jeff / Jib appears to lack the people skills to interact harmoniously with others. This is common with many mal adjusted sociopaths.

    Hard to know what to do for the best for someone who I suspect is on the spectrum and will have a lifetime of personal issues to contend with, such as alcoholism etc.

    This to be pitied individual is looking for validation to try and make himself feel important and sadly would not seem to possess the intellectual wherewithall to do that constructively, apart from his signature constantly abusing and insulting others which he possibly views as point scoring. It’s classic behaviour .

    Jeff calling people t-ssers, now that really is irony. But there for the grace of god go we.

  • 28 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    jib googles it and finds saurons ugly brother

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Go on Hoots, I don’t think Ashley could have tolerated a situation where we had a popular manager, I don’t think the fans would have ever turned on him and that would have left the fat man right in the firing line !

  • 30 jayphoto // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Gini played in central mid (no.8 role) whenever I saw PSV.
    He’s bound to say he prefers no.10. Every centre mid ever does, its less tracking back, more based on shooting and creating and generally comes with more prestige and glory. generally its the position every kid outside of england (where its probs no9) dreams of starring. It’s also in most countries the number given to the best player.
    That said despite his goals hes still not dominating games yet in PL like he did in holland. Id keep him wide too for now.

  • 31 Mister Tuff // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Jib Jibberish………………………………………..OOT
    Ian “Aesop” Toon…………………………………OOT

  • 32 jayphoto // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    @jail – i met Hoots when he was Birmingham manager. Hes in the same level of class as Sir Bobby Robson in terms of being an absolute gent!
    Don’t think him and ashley could ever coexist for long as they are polar opposites in integrity.
    I rate hughton as one of 3 successful managers in my lifetime, will always hope his teams win

  • 33 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Gomis Equalises !!!!!!!!!!

  • 34 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Toure 91st minute what a heartbreaker !!!!!

  • 35 AncientC // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Jammy Man City.

  • 36 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    how shite are the makems

  • 37 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Swansea losing is a bloody good result for us tbh !

  • 38 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Mackems have been shite for years, do just enough to keep their heads above water, somehow; well not somehow, thanks to us actually. How any manager hasn’t come in to that club and got rid of their entire defence and Clattermole over the last 3/4 seasons is beyond me. Brown and O’Shea have stolen a PL career off the back of brilliant management from Fergy, who elevated them beyond their abilities and enhanced their rep, which they’ve survived on since.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Jay,
    That must have been a time to remember, I think in Mashleys cynical mind he would have known hanging out Hoots to dry would have seen the fans turn on himself rather than Hoots, where as Pardew was happy to take the flak in return for silver.

  • 40 Mag52 // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Any owner who hires Hughton, knows a thing or two.
    Any owner who fires him should take up a different sport.

  • 41 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    I hate Cattermole’s guts but he does have a good eye for a pass esp a long defence splitter , he’s a durtytwat but we’d love him if he played for us !!!

  • 42 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    i dont think so glib

  • 43 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    I always thought blame for Hughton’s demise with us should be layed more at Llambias’ door than Ashley’s.

  • 44 jayphoto // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    I wouldn’t want to see Cattermole here. To be fair when Tiote was fit and notching up the fouls and cards alot of toon fans were getting frustrated with it. Similarly i know a few stoke fans that are sick to death of Charlie Adams antics despite his spectacular goals.
    Think fans appreciate effort but in general can’t get behind genuine nastiness. Same with cheating! Speaking of such,
    Anyone see Carroll today? Embarrassing that!

  • 45 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    just opinion JT
    We’ll never know

  • 46 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Apparently on a personal level Cattermole is a nightmare.
    He can’t go out in his home village of Norton without getting chinned.

  • 47 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    COME ON YOU CHERRIES !!!!

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    I don’t believe a single decision at the club is carried out without the say so of the fat man !

  • 49 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Unfortunately I find myself cheering for Man United tonight as I did Chelsea last week, what a sad predicament.

  • 50 jane // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    England drawn in group B but who with …

  • 51 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    you cant cheer on any team in and around newcastle at the foot of the table dim wit

  • 52 jane // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Wales!!!

  • 53 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    This should be interesting
    Bournemouth go a goal up but the ref is Anthony Taylor from Wythenshawe who swears blind he’s no longer a Man U fan but has changed his allegiance to Altrincham Town – honest guv !!!!

  • 54 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    England and the Welsh in the same group – fantastic!

  • 55 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Yaky da

  • 56 jane // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    I agree with John Tudor

    never thought I’d say that

  • 57 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Damn you Jane 😀

  • 58 jane // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Slovakia

  • 59 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    you can please yourselves i know im right

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Jeff…are you back already from your google session?

    …any findings 😉

  • 61 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    yachi da
    Actually

  • 62 jane // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    haha dim wit

  • 63 jane // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    and opening game against Russia

  • 64 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Jesper
    Undskyld jeg ikke forstår abe sprog

  • 65 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    cacky da who gives a monkeys chuff

  • 66 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Man City were lucky today.

  • 67 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Jane
    The irony of John Tudor calling someone dimwit had not escaped me 😀

  • 68 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Ooo, the Ruskis!

  • 69 jayphoto // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Why are people on here cheering for Bournemouth?
    Did i miss something or are they not our direct relegation rivals?
    Van gaals team selection looks political… Proving a point he needs more transfers?

  • 70 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Welshie
    The Swans had tough luck today

  • 71 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    jib the know-it-all google drip
    the makem in the closet that’s finally coming out

  • 72 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    A red devil friend of mine , tells me that Rooney and Van Gaal have big problems with each other

  • 73 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Tudor

    You related to Craig Bellamy perchance?

  • 74 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    hoy makem you don’t know me but i can find you

  • 75 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Jib

    Yeah I know mate, disallowed goal pissed me off.

  • 76 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    easily

  • 77 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    I know Van Gaal isn’t speaking in his native tongue, but even compared to other foreign managers, he always comes across a bit thick to me. Think he was a good manager once upon a time, then believed his own hype and let his ego get the better of him.

  • 78 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    he could get mucca in to translate ffs

  • 79 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    I thought Jt and average were the two old grumpy ones from the muppets, pity there wasn’t another oldie I would add jail as well.

    Ha ha ha

  • 80 Toon Tang // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Jay, Van Gaal’s spent a quarter of a billion.. yes you read that right 250m and he is saying he needs more transfers TO COMPETE WITH CHUFFING BOURNEMOUTH.

    Are people not seeing how bloody irritatingly ridiculous all this shite is.

  • 81 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Just kidding before you start.

  • 82 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    go visit your father welshie
    i know i would be by mine if he was still here

  • 83 Jib // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Joshua King reminds me of Jermaine Jenas when we first bought him from Forest.

  • 84 John Tudor // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    you are the one starting the verbals
    any news on the chosen one welsh

  • 85 Toon Tang // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    These so called ‘TOP MANAGERS’ Are top managers because 9 times out of 10 they walk into a Barca or a Bayern that already have class players and the set up in place and just need to do the bare minimal to win a league. Grinds the shite out of my gears man

  • 86 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Jt

    My father is not in hospital until next week.

  • 87 Jail for Ashley // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Jib,
    Do you not realise what a complete c0ck you look by correcting me after consulting Google !

  • 88 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Makes a change for me to start.

  • 89 lesh // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Jail

    You’ll remember the Parliamentary committee held to discuss the shabby treatment of USC employees when Hellawell, the SD Chairman said that the Board was often bypassed and decisions made by Ashley and the SD Chief Exec and the Board told what was happening.

    Of course one could be forgiven for thinking that same must happen when Ashley tells his flunky, Charnley what’s to do.

    Ah but no, Ashley leaves everything NUFC to the so-called board….. innit!

  • 90 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    How do you know jib checks Google.

  • 91 welshgeordie9 // Dec 12, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Jt

    My answer to your second question, no we haven’t picked our chosen one.




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