Striker Urged To Join Newcastle By Former Player


Former Newcastle right-back Habib Beye was at the Tyneside club for a couple of seasons from 2007 and the 35 times capped Senegal International was our Player f the Season for 2007-2008 with over 51% of the vote.

Habib then surprisingly left us for Aston Villa in August of 2009 after we were relegated – and his career basically went south from then on – and he played only 19 times for Aston Villa in two seasons before joining Doncaster Rovers initially on loan where he saw out his career and retired in 2013.

He played only 41 first team games in four years after leaving Newcastle.

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Bafe Gomis – should have joined Newcastle?

He is one of the many players who leave Newcastle and their careers seem to go south fairly quickly for whatever reason.

Beye is now a football pundit in France and he has had his say on what he thinks Bafe Gomis should have done in January.

This is what Habib told France Football

 “Bafe is a real top player but he is not the kind of player who will win back the ball, dribble, and a break through you from 40 meters out.

“He is a player that must be used, who will make runs to the near post, a strong boy, strong in the air.”  “He loves spaces and not so much playing in the small areas developed by the Swans.

“In these circumstances, it is difficult for him to shine.” “And then he is also a victim of poor performances of his team.

“When they are not good, they tend to strengthen the defense, even sacrificing a striker Andre Ayew  and Gylfi Sigurdsson have a broader palette; they can play anywhere in attack, swap, participate in the game but also defend.

This is not Bafe’s game.” “I think Bafe would have done better to leave in the winter transfer window.

“There are clubs looking for players of his profile such as Newcastle, who contacted him, but he eventually stayed.

“Given the game time that is granted, it will be difficult for him to reverse the trend.”  “Bafe is a physical player who needs a run of matches and score to be good. He needs to be confident.

“This confidence, he will have to go get himself. He will need to enjoy this little game time we give him to be decisive.”

Bafe Gomis did not fit Newcastle´s profile of strikers we want longer term – and Newcastle would have had to sign Bafe to a permanent deal since he was not available on loan.

There was also news that Swansea were unwilling to sell another player to their relegation rivals, after they had been severely criticized for selling play-maker Jonjo Shelvey in early January.

That deal is now generally considered to be the best transfer of last month.

Bafe´s wages have also been a  problem and is one reason Newcastle shied away from him when he was a free agent in the summer of 2014 after he saw out his five year contract at Lyon.

We´re OK that he didn´t arrive on Tyneside and are now hoping that Steve McClaren prevails in the summer and we go back in for 22 year-old Saido Berahino of West Brom,  who is a known quantity in the Premier League and can score goals – when fit.

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Habib Beye – while at Newcastle 2007-2009

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette would be really expensive and doesn´t want to come to Newcastle in any case – so even though he is Graham Carr´s favorite and from France – we´d prefer to see Saido sign for us in the summer.

We are already seeing Englishmen Shelvey and Andros Townsend starting to produce quickly for Newcastle this year.

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Habib Beye today

That doesn´t happen with expensive French imports and we should have learned our lesson by now.

Finally, Habib Beye was a good right back for us and was signed by Sam Allardyce in the summer of 2007 and he played 54 times for us with one goal.

What do you think?

Comment welcome.



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121 comments so far

  • Rhys Boyd

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #1

    No Thanks

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Yer -the good guys are racists, homophobes, zenophobes -and those spouting gutter level abuse.
    Yer -really good guys.

    Your morality compass needs re-setting.

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  • CJ

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Not convinced about Berahino. Silly money being quoted for someone who fundementaly does not want to come to Newcastle. We don’t need prima-donnas we need players who are committed and take pride in playing for Newcastle and the Newcastle fans……we could do with a board of directors who feel the same as well

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  • BandB

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Howdy CJ

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib Jibberish or Jib, it’s all very confusing but I do feel Jib is part of the furniture whatever he might be. Maybe he’s O.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Well after sorting things out with Ed, I’m now unmoderated again.

    Who won between Liverpool and West Ham?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Ian Toon – you posted earlier that I was being moderated for bullying – what exactly do you mean?

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 9, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #8

    West Ham won in extra time I see,

    Gomis is not the kind of player we want/need

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Is John Tudor calling himself polymorph now? I can’t keep up.

    Ian, I noticed you cited jib as one of the ‘good guys’. You are either off your collective trollies or as big a clapping wheelie bin lid as he is. Or both.

    Whatever, that kind of judgement pegs you firmly in the place of characters like jeff. You are strangely adjusted I must say. Maybe when you finally get your underpants unsnagged from the stairlift you’ll find it in your heart to be a little less embittered about your fellow humans, who knows?

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  • Belfast

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Are you and Pokat back together again?

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  • Belfast

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #11

    There’s a bad moon on the rise…….

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #12

    If jeff was actually part of a stable of some lunatic multiple posting personalities, it might explain why he was able to brush off the endless ridiculing he got from his embarrassing mistakes. Whoever invented him did not care about the attacks on one of his disassociated personae. He was an invention, and could be thrown under the bus endlessly for the sake of entertainment.

    Funny people, funny world.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #13

    No Belfast, Pokat is in hypersleep. I’m going to bed now but I’m sure one of the Ian’s or jeffs will post some kind of reply to me at 3am with your name thrown mysteriously in there somewhere. I do hope you aren’t being stalked. 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m not going to lie I googled that name a few nights ago pervert that I am and did think it was your Twatter account Chancel.

    I didn’t really know what the Craic was at the time to be fair to ye.

    It did sound like you.

    But I had retired after Catchys pet lip saga I Could be rusty.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Belfast mate its not mine. For starters my real name is James but I’ve agreed with Ed to let it drop and not mention the shenanigans that’s gone on. So i’ll leave it there mate.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Tsunki….. Well done you worked it out. I think Polymorph is John Tudor. He never got over the abuse from Jib.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Aye fair enough mate but that Rob must read the blog if he closed his Twitter account and internet accounts .

    It was like watching 24 hours in police custody reading that back lol

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Jesper is Danish.

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  • Premiership Manager

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #19

    If Gomis was half as good as some make out he would have been a major success at Swansea like Bony. They are a good passing side and anybody who watched the goals Gomis scored before going to Swansea will quickly see it was the guy who supplied who put the ball on a plate for him that enabled him to score.

    In the EPL Gomis is an also ran, not particularly pacey, not skillful and his first touch is terrible. For a professional footballer in the EPL there is little to recommend him.

    Mitro will come good and although we could do with another CF we need to develop the reserve players. Wijnaldum could play up front in his own right with Perez or Doumbia in support, it’s not sa if we don’t have options.

    Ed should also realise that with Townsend, Sissoko and Shelvey supplying we now have options and combinations that should enable us to stay up and build a team for next years campaign that with a few more players should be challenging for Europe

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  • Belfast

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #20

    He’s not betty he’s thickish ha ha

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  • Belfast

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Aye Skunki I’ve a funny feeling that those guys have been squatting in my shed like.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #22

    I don’t think we should jump to conclusions and assume that Jib has been banned.
    I think he’s just having a quiet night off the blog with Jane – maybe watching the telly. Perhaps a romantic evening.
    Jib -if you just pop on to see what is happening – not much to report -have a quiet night. Nighty night.

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  • jane

    Feb 9, 2016 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #23

    hi

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  • Offkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #24

    Tfl – the more you name drop Ed the more you sound like the Ian toon.

    Just to let all you guys know, I have had a chat with ed and he has confirmed I am who I claim to be…….muhahahaha

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #25

    Jane…… The plot thickens.

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  • Offkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #26

    Yes…… The Ian toon, others sound like him but are not him……confirmed… Lol

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  • Offkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #27

    Jane – don’t worry, only certain associated ip addresses are found. Your 4g iPhone is good Jane.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #28

    Offkey I am me no one else

    Is there any toon news to dig our teeth into?

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #29

    so has elma fud finished
    or is it still wum season

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  • Toon fm Exeter

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #30

    Not posted for a while and to be honest reading back through the last few threads don’t think I will for a while longer

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Beermokey

    From what Ed said he’s banned a ton of wums and trouble causers so the season is over

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #32

    I reckon we should go with this team against Chelsea

    —————–Elliott—————–

    Janmaat—-Taylor—Colo—–Aarons/dummet

    ————-Shelvey——Tiote———

    Perez————Wijnaldum———Townsend

    ————————Mitro————–

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #33

    chancel

    good lets hope he keeps on it

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #34

    chancel

    is sissoko injured or have u just dropped him

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Beermonkey

    aye mate

    Sissoko is fit but not impressed me lately, I would drop him but that’s just me

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #36
  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza

    I’m glad Newcastle have had the nouce to not raise prices but with the upcoming tv deal I would like to have seen the prices come down

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #38

    chancel

    he will play a blinder at the weekend
    its the s called smaller teame he cant be bothered with

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #39

    Chancel…Ticket prices have become a little bit of an odd issue for me. The battle between value and quality.

    Cheap tickets, but little investment is hardly worth watching at the end of the day.

    Overpriced tickets, for a club who has all the best stars may well likely price some of the fans out of the picture.

    As it stands, I don’t think the club have got the balance right. As you say, with the extra money coming in via TV deals, you’d think a match attending fan reward would be on the cards anyway.

    Saw this the other day, which kind of ties in with this discussion (presuming this link works of course…)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJMkbHdCQAAcXSu.png

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #40

    ibiza / chancel

    how many tickests a week do the toon give away or sell cheaply through students or public services

    you can only sell tickets for expensive price if you have people want to come through the door

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