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Seydou Is A Natural Goalscorer – A Very Good Player

2:29 pm, Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 47 Comments

Steve McClaren seems very pleased when we announced 28 year-old Seydou Doumbia of AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season, and it gives us a player who has shown throughout his career he can score goals – especially in Switzerland for Young Boys and in Russia for CSKA Moscow.

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Seydou Doumbia – a natural goalscorer

Seydou has not played for a couple of months because the Russian Premier League started its winter break in early December, so he will be short of match practice.

But we should see him come on in the next couple of games to get some playing time in the game on Wednesday at Everton and at home against West Brom on Saturday.

Those are two vital upcoming games for Newcastle.

This is what Steve McClaren has said on the Newcastle web-site today about our new loan signing:

“With Papiss Cisse currently out injured and Emmanuel Riviere only just coming back, the burden has fallen on Mitro and Ayo to lead the line for us.” 

“They have done a great job but we have brought in another forward to give them some help.”  “It is no secret that we have been looking to add to our options in the striking area.” 

“We have been searching for a forward and were delighted when the opportunity arose to take Seydou on loan.”  “He is a natural goalscorer, someone who has done it in the Champions League and he has played at the highest level.”

“I watched the Champions Leagues games he played against Manchester City and Manchester United, and he looked a very good player.”

“He’s someone who plays on the shoulder of defenders, runs in behind and gets on the end of things. We have been looking for that type, and so are delighted to have Seydou on board.”

While at Young Boys for a couple of seasons from 2008 he scored 58 goals and 21 assists in 79 appearances and at CSKA Moscow over almost five seasons he has 95 goals and 42 assists in 150 games.

His overall record is 276 games played with 163 goals scored and 63 assists.

We need Seydou to start scoring for Newcastle just as soon as possible – we think he’s a (very) good signing for us.

And if he does well – measured by the number of goals he can score for us in the final 15 games of the season – he could sign permanently for Newcastle in the summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Head coach · Newcastle News · Premier League · Seydou Doumbia

47 responses so far ↓

  • 1 firebug666 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 22s22 seconds ago
    Perez signs new deal until 2021 #nufc

  • 2 Bambams // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Great window thus far…..

  • 3 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Glad Perez has signed a new contract, that might be his new year surprise

  • 4 Garreth // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Great news about Perez! Shaping up to be a very good window indeed

  • 5 ToonRich // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Jonjo saying Bera due in Newcastle by 4pm…anyone else seen anything on this? or is it BS!!

  • 6 West Lancs Geordie // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Jonjo No He can’t make it for 4PM now. He’s missed the train!

  • 7 firebug666 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM


    I would say that was it mate.

  • 8 catchy in norway // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    30catchy in norway // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Regardless of what happens today, im happy with the signing we have made, i think the man has backed what he said up at the end of last season, the business had been done in the open , so to say, and i have been happy with the players we have been Linked with,

    I think it shows that NUFC is still a big name in the football world.

    To top of today with a longer contract for perez, good too hear, spuds will be after him in the summer

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    …but it just didn’t come naturally for him in Italy 😉

  • 10 chewbaccy // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    hino truck left training early on route up m1

  • 11 ToonRich // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Hope they put a HUGE clause in there to keep the likes of spurs sniffing around Perez

  • 12 optimistic prime // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Can we have the new training facilities now please.

  • 13 will die for the toon army // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    The day jst gets better. I was worried for Perez. Now deal Aarons and Woodman

  • 14 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    From Twitter

    Steve McClaren confirms Yoan Gouffran will leave #nufc on loan today, likely to be to the Championship with #pnefc the favourites.

  • 15 ToonRich // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    WLG, when did trains start going up the M1? 😉

  • 16 richyg01 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:36 PM


  • 17 will die for the toon army // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Even Mbabu he needs a new contract. We can be looking for a fullback while we already have one.

  • 18 firebug666 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Well Perez and Armstrong will get us out of the championship. 😀

  • 19 optimistic prime // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Any contract offers for Aaron’s or anyone else?

  • 20 firebug666 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:39 PM


    It’s a special day for me, I am really happy here so it’s a good thing for me, And I hope it’s the same for my Geordie Family.

  • 21 beermonkey // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    I see perez signs new deal
    any news on Aarons and mbabu

  • 22 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Thank god Guffy is off

  • 23 nightfa11 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    really happy with perez signing a new deal.. based on recruitments he’ll probably be an impact sub, but in 1,5 years time when wini is sold, he’ll take his place..

  • 24 optimistic prime // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    If Gouf is going are we expecting another arival from foreign shores? Or anywhere else

  • 25 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    The WBA press conference doesn’t sound convincing

  • 26 chewbaccy // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    smacks of andy carroll

  • 27 dannyhunt // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Doumbia my lord Doumbia! Oh lord Doumbia

  • 28 Bobbybee // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Whether he stays on after the loan deal is up won’t be that crucial. By then we’ll have a player who also plays on the shoulder, has electric acceleration and incredible finishing power – Arma will be back and raring to go. 17 goals in 24 matches in any league is exceptional for a kid of 18. Leaving him at Coventry to complete his education was the best thing for him. He’ll be ready to step up when he returns. Legend in the making.

  • 29 welshgeordie9 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    Excellent transfer window, keeping our best players, Perez signing a new contract, Williamson gone, gourfrann could be next.

    best window ever.

  • 30 SPRINGY // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    think he’ll go back out on loan again next year myself….depending on summer signings like.

  • 31 SPRINGY // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    afternoon welsh,… you enjoying it today?lol

  • 32 El Sleeve // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Santon rejected the chance to return to us, that wouldve been a good move.

    Willems or Guerreiro in the summer. No more Orban or Sequira stop gaps.

  • 33 lesh // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Perez signs up? Great news – another signing in the bag.

  • 34 sparky55 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Danny…superb…that’ll go down a treat on his debut.

    hope you’re there to start it off

  • 35 optimistic prime // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:51 PM


    I’d give him a year in the championship with a promotion chasing side.

  • 36 bettyswallocks // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Bobby….. Good to see you back on, how’s yer fettle mate?
    I was trying to ask you the other day if you have seen young Jamie Sterry play. Heard some good things about him and I know you’ve seen some reserve games.

  • 37 SPRINGY // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    hows the back mate?

  • 38 Take a Chancel on me // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Love it

  • 39 welshgeordie9 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:56 PM


    I am enjoying this window, really excited now with the signings we have made this window and in the summer, now with doumbia help we can win games rather losing or drawing when taking the lead and finish games off, shelvey should have a field day whipping balls all over the place.

  • 40 Jib // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    Weare being linked with Alex Buttner who left Man U for Dynamo Moscow .
    Can’t post a link as it is in Cyrillic script but this is his wiki profile

  • 41 Goldmbemba // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    wheres the info on gouffran leaving? any sources?

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    I don’t think nothing else will happen now today, but you never know.

  • 43 SPRINGY // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    take a chancel
    funny mate….see the mackems wont cancel fletchers last 6 mth of his contract coz they want money from marseilles!…greedy sods

  • 44 welshgeordie9 // Feb 1, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Strange there’s still a lot of fringe players still here, would like to keep tiote and marveaux especially if we have injuries.

  • 45 Bobbybee // Feb 1, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Springy, he might, but I think it depends on pre season. Natural finishers are priceless and he’s the most natural we’ve had since Shearer. Not just a brilliant poacher either, he can score from anywhere. I reckon he’d compliment Mitro perfectly. Working with Mowbray has done him the world of good. Play to the lad’s strengths – running the channels – and he’ll score at any level. If Macca thinks he’s ready after pre season next summer, he’ll give him a go. Now we’ve stopped playing so many hopeful long punts, he’ll get the service he needs and we all know what happens when he gets service – he scores goals. Can’t wait to see him back and scoring for us, although I still get a buzz when he scores for Coventry. 😉

  • 46 mad-serb // Feb 1, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    So its about a 3 and half hour drive which means we probably have about 3 hours left at most to get the deal sorted. I recon if we dont have any new news by 6pm ist done for the day.

    we asked for a striker and we got the type of striker we wanted so I guess we should be happy. some cover at the back would have helped but if I think back I did not think we would sign 4 players of which all seem to be quality singing and paper. now they need to prove it on the pitch.

  • 47 zargothuk // Feb 1, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Does anyone know if theres a stream I can watch transfer deadline day?

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