Florian Thauvin Blasts Back At Alan Shearer Criticism


Florian Thauvin, the talented 23-year-old winger moved to Newcastle in the summer for what now looks like a massive £13M and his signing was a bit out of the blue.

That was because in August there was pressure to sign a Premier League striker and a top center-back and yet we brought in another winger from France.

And bear in mind that was one year after we had signed a similar type of player in Remy Cabella,  who had failed to make the grade in England and was sent on an initial loan deal to Marseille which will be made permanent this summer.

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Florian Thauvin arriving for Watford game

This is how Alan Shearer criticized Florian on BBC’s Match of the Day  before the home game with Watford on September 19th which we lost 2-1.

“He turns up in a tux!”  “This is a serious business we’re in here, it was funny on the first day of the season, it’s not funny any more.”

“When Newcastle walked out they didn’t look focus or prepared – that was for the warm-up.”

Shearer also posted this on his Twitter account after the game:

“Florian Thauvin lost possession 33 times against Watford today, (easily) more than any other player involved!”

Thauvin believes that criticism was unfair as he had this to say to L’Equipe today:

“In England, before each home match, we had to wear a suit to the stadium,” “It’s the tradition.

But on that day, Alan Shearer has violently criticized me and said that I thought I was above everyone else when I was not alone in wearing a bow tie!”

“Why is it always me? I would like to be left alone.”

“I’ve had moments when my behaviour was maybe not appropriate. But you learn from these mistakes and everyone seems to forget I’m only 23.”

“It’s a new experience, a new league, a new way of life,”  “It’s allowed me to look back on the two years I had at Marseille and allowed me to understand certain things.”

Florian is supposed to return to Newcastle in the summer, but we’d be surprised if that happens.

And part of maturity is when you are criticized sometimes you just have to take it, because responding to it can make things worse.

We still are very willing for Thauvin to return to Newcastle in the summer and make a success of things.

It would be difficult but not impossible.

Comments welcome.



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130 comments so far

  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    What a big baby! Thauvin is rubbish and all footballers receive criticism from time to time! get over it child!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #2

    thauvin needs to shut up. he’s the failure of the season and his performance has been abysmal for us. not fit to wear the shirt and the chants against him was justfieid and he deserves.

    don’t want him here anymore. Carr’s failure as usual.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Thauvin was poor for us and we well overspent although criticism of him wearing a tux is a bit random … there was so much to criticise about his football so not sure why Shearer picked on that

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #4

    still , could have been worse – we could have signed Adam Johnson

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Chelsea will make 4 big changes

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Ron…accidentally on purpose I like that 😉

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  • Sliema

    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #7

    We really going to drop Gini?!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Catchy…do to injuries?

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    SAFC looking the better side – unfortunately.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    jesper,,

    no, because they see the bigger game on Tuesday, they need to win PSG

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Just watching Memphis, we definitely got the better player in Gini.
    Gini was much cheaper and player of the year. I bet if we offered Manure a swap they’d be delighted.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Backed Newcastle to win 3-1 today with:

    Mitrovic to score first 120/1

    Gini to score first 160/1

    Shelvey to score first 180/1

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  • toontaff2

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    The plonker should be wearing a bib and sucking a dummy. He does not get what Shearer was referring to – he needed to play well and try, but his attitude was shocking and the tux seemed to set the tone for his terrible attitude and performance. Very rare for the away Toon army to react to one of our players like they did to this French prima donna.

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #14

    was counter productive like, needlessly criticising his dress sense, wtf does that have to do with how the lad played.

    petty shit from big Al.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #15

    oh shoot
    2-1

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  • manxpie

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Fuskin hell man ure are shite

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #17

    scum 2-1 up

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #18

    I was afraid that would happen.

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  • JAMSHA

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #19

    thauvin is not talented ED his overrated as iv said b4 we signd him…..

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    manutd are proper shite like. shud have been sacked ages ago…

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #21

    check the toastie

    i thought it was harmless fun, the guys where trying create a feel good vibe among them.

    Shearer at fault IMO

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Ac

    You around?

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Catchy
    Shearer is not at fault

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  • manxpie

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #24

    And smalling is the most overated English defender of all time

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  • defenders needed

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #25

    We must win today now the mackems are winning, a draw is not enough. Chelski away I must say I am nervous

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Shearer is a pundit he has to make sound bites like this, Thauvin should be old enough and wise enough to take it in his stride and proof Shearer wrong

    Wasnt shearers fault it hasn’t come off for Thauvin so far but it probably helped. Surely someone at the club could of stuck an arm around him though and helped him I’d say that didn’t happen though by the looks of it

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Take A Chancel On Me

    how does commenting on clothes help the lads game?.. totally unnecessary,,

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  • lesh

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Defenders

    Oh yes we need the win. Lose and we’re really sucked into the mix!

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #29

    Haha proof what a doyle I am prove obviously

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #30

    On Thauvin in the monkey suit.

    IMO it’s the clubs fault!

    If someone asked me to turn up in a suit I’d dress like Joe Pesci in My cousin Vinny.

    If we were a proffesional set up the players would have a club blazer tie etc, you’d think one of Ashley’s sweat shops could do us a deal.

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  • colwell

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Why the fcuk did we not pay 5m for Kone? Scum I bet stay up and we end up going down.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Catchy

    Probably because that is the only thing of note about Thauvin, He is a rubbish player who cannot hold a candle to most of our squad. He should just take criticism. all players get criticised at somepoint in their careers, he’s acting like a spoiled brat!

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #33

    op
    I’d have that opinion as being right

    Mbemba fresh into the country and living in a hotel in Gateshead was told to show up in a suit for his first home game, not given a suit but told to dress up which is where this whole tux thing came from

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  • defenders needed

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Optimistic prime – he owns cruise and van mildert now

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #35

    On the Thauvin quote, was shearer’s comment “Violent” ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Now we’re counting on the Hammers to do the right thing.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Man Ure were appalling

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Me or or the other ac lol

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Chancel
    Thuavin isn’t rubbish though

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 13, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #40

    Final score st Little Benton NUFC 0 – 2 Man City. NUFC shaded the second half and looked like they might sneak an equaliser. They worried City enough for Jason Wilcox to bring on their Spanish superstar Brahim Diaz. And Diaz it was who put the gsme to bed when he cut in on his right foot from the left wing to find the far corner of Ben Smith’s net.

    Sean Longstaff played alongside his younger (and a fair bit littler) brother Matty, who had a very good game.

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