New Signing – I Will Adapt Really Fast And Get Goals

Seydou Doumbia was a good signing for us yesterday and if this player can hit form quickly in the Premier League in the final 15 games of the season we could do well and avoid any relegation.

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Seydou Doumbia – could make debut at Everton

The 33 times capped Ivory Coast international could make his debut at Everton tomorrow night but is still waiting for his visa to come through so maybe not.

The 28 year-old was asked if could adapt quickly in England:

“Yes, definitely.” “It’s important to settle in quickly and make sure I’m well prepared. The last three weeks I’ve been preparing really well.”

“It’s been important that I’m ready for that and I think I’ll be able to adapt really fast and help the team get the goals they need.”

Seydou will give us some goal-scoring prowess up front and he´s also very quick so watch out for those quick breakaways from Newcastle.

In fact the combination of skills of Mitrovic and Doumbia looks very complementary.

Newcastle now get down to the very serious business of trying to survive in the Premier League and we play Everton away tomorrow night.

We just must start picking up some points to try to drag ourselves away from the relegation zone.

Paul Dummett is expected to be fit to resume at left back and we will hope that Paul hits some form after we tried to bring in a left-back over the last week,

We even went after Jose Enrique but that failed because of the wages he was asking for.

Newcastle also failed with loan moves for Atletico Madrid left-back Guilherme Siqueira, Valencia defender Lucas Orban and Arsenal left back Kieran Gibbs.

Only one in three fans think we can win at Goodison Park tomorrow night, which has never been a happy hunting ground for Newcastle.

A defeat could quickly affect the mood on Tyneside – but we must avoid relegation this season.

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22 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    I heard it was the length of the deal that scuppered Jose’s return. Not his wages. Apparently he wanted longer than we offered
    Just what I heard. Once again, just what I heard. People are too quick to jump on you here if they see something that might not be true.

  • Jib

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    I think Henri Saivet could be the real surprise package of the window they seemed to think a lot of him at Bordeaux and his manager Willy Sagnol seemed gutted to let him go.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Really looking forward to seeing Doumbia in the side. Shelvey’s passing range will come in very handy with him I’m sure.

  • hibbitt

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #4

    the same could be said about a lot of the french lads but for most of them the prems just a step to far

  • shaun83

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5

    Not to be negative but the failure to sign a striker who all but guarantees goals in the PL is a major concern. Not at all convinced by this Doumbia.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6


    if stats are anything to go by he could be a real find
    but he does seem to have all the attributes from what I have read
    time will tell

  • Bambams

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Just had a look on denniswisetube re Doumbia….
    Yes I know we can’t take this as gospel but he has some ‘ minerals’ to do well

    Great close control, good leap and boy he has pace.

    I am hopeful he will get goals.

    Elliott must continue to play well or we are in trouble


  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #8


    Brilliant 😀

  • Goldmbemba

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Jib, i hope your right about Saivet. Trouble with defensive mids is their work often goes unnoticed. On paper he seems the weakest signing, but id love to be proved wrong

  • hibbitt

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10

    thats made my day classic

  • BandB

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Where does Doumbia play for us?
    Are we going to go 4-4-2?
    Does Wijnaldum drop back? Do we play him and Shelvey in central midfield?
    Does Doumbi replace Mitrovic?
    Can someone explain?

  • Goldmbemba

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #12

    i am concerned about our defence.

    can anyone clear up for me, is the loan window still open? could we bring in another DEF?

  • nufc 11

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #13

    Hopefully Tiote will stick around until the end of the season to help Doumbia settle and also to partner Shelvey he certainly wont be a soft touch or too nice to opp players as colo siad after the watford game Tiote played really really well of old tiote against Arsenal and Man Utd recently if his head is right id start him at Everton he has been back training all week.

  • Jib

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #14

    It just shows what shit we’ve been fed by supposed anti regime ITK’s over the years.
    I clearly remember an article in The Mag claiming that Jose Enrique had left the Toon for less wages at Liverpool because it was a bigger club and better run.
    It turns out he has been on £68000 a week all this time.
    76 games in nearly 5 years
    Altogether now
    “What a waste of money”

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #15

    A lot our defensive problems were addressed when we got a cm who can pass a ball more than 2 yds.

    Anita Colback and Tiote being of limited ability cause more problems than they solved by sitting on the CBS toes.

    Now there’s someone on the left who can stretch play and someone who can spot a pass from CM maybe Dummet will venture foward a bit.

    For me CM was our weakest position by a mile, often it’s where the game is won and lost. Our cm was weakest in the league until Shelvey came.

    If I was to list the attributes of a good cm, Anita (best of a poor bunch) Colback and Tiote would be lucky to have 60% of those attributes between them!

    A window can always be better and as fans we always want more, I’m satisfied with the window but that’s probs because the positions I thought we where weakest have been addressed.

    Saitisfied, not unhappy but not delirious either .

  • croftus5678

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #16

    i got a very good feeling about doumbia !
    a player who simply is determined to get the job done and be a hit.

    @1 ycmiu

    yes mate we offered short term deal and he turned it down.
    however i dont think he’s worth the 65k we offered him either ! would have been an upgrade for now but hairdryer would have been in his place once fit imo.

  • Toonfan8

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #17

    we can review season after 38 matches, and after that we can say if we brought right players, hope Mbabu, Dummet, Mbemba, Janmaat, Lascelles, Collo and Elliot stay fit…if they are fit, we should have enough to stay in the league…then in the summer we have to bring Berahino, Willems and CB…

  • SA Toon

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    OK, the window is closed and we have the personnel we have. Now it’s up to the lads to gel as quickly as they can and start picking up some points. Whether the new signings are what we need to climb up the table will become clear over the next few weeks, but I do think the injection of new blood will motivate the team. I can’t wait to see how we go tomorrow night, although Everton away is always a tough ask. HWTL

  • tooned in

    Feb 2, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Anybody else think this is Obafemi mark II – fast athletic great leap and looks like he is in his 50’s !!!!! i have a sneaky suspicion he is going to smash it up here – fingers crossed

  • whatsup

    Feb 2, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #20

    Mm mm not sure about saviet, 1st touch looked poor and he got caught a few times in the 30 mins he had v west ham. Would have expected that as a minimum from someone who is going to be a regular 1st game in the league or not.

  • manxpie

    Feb 2, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    People who are saying he was rubbish at roma there seems to be quite a few reasons why it didn’t work out for him there a Italian reporter on 5 live last night was saying the fans hated him and he hated garcia which alludes to him not getting played in the right position
    plus she said roma fans are delusional over where they actually are and they get on the back of there strikers very quickly.
    plus add to the fact Italian football is the opposite of English football then there is quite a few reasons why it didn’t work out

  • danuneek

    Feb 2, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t really know much about Doumbia, is he any good?


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