Newcastle Player’s Veiled Message – Come And Get Me

After we took apart Tottenham 2-1 at White Lane on 13th December, with the winner coming from Ayoze Perez in stoppage time, Newcastle went 10 games on the trot losing every away game, until we came back from 2-0 down at half-time Anfield and gained a 2-2 draw.

Two of the players who didn’t turn up in those games were two of our best players – Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum – and they will very likely be the two top players sold this summer.


Gini Wijnaldum scoring from the penalty spot Sunday

And while the National press may go on about Newcastle wanting to keep them both –  that’s not altogether  accurate with the fans – who will not be too sad to see them go.

Gini was great for us the first half of the season, but in the second half he was more like the Invisible Man in our games on the road.

He came back with two good goals last Sunday as we did the double on Spurs – the only double we had all season – and we were the only team in the league that beat Spurs twice last season – in what will in all likelihood be Wijnaldum’s last game for Newcastle.

And his interview on the Newcastle web-site yesterday we thought was interesting.

Here’s what the Dutchman said:

“In your first season if you can score 11 goals, it gives you confidence.”

“But I’m devastated that my goals didn’t help the club to survive. That’s the feeling that I have right now and I think that’s the feeling that will stay for a long time.”

“It’s difficult to be happy if you’re relegated. I scored goals, but they don’t have a meaning any more because we are relegated.”

“I’ve never played in this situation. I feel how it is to score, but it will not help the team to survive, so I’m sad about that.”

Clubs interested in signing Gini could read what Wijnaldum intended – that he scored 11 goals in his very first season for a relegation side and just think what he could do for a successful side.

It looks a bit like a veiled “come and get me” as he touted what he had achieved in his first season in the PL – and we’re also sure he would be very good at a top club – that’s what he was used to  at PSV.

It’s just a pity we couldn’t have stayed up and kept both Gini and Moussa – but it’s done now – no use crying over spilled milk – well not too much.

We hope there will be a number of clubs come in for Gini and Moussa this season – because that will push the price up – Newcastle are said to be happy to get their money back for Wijnaldum – around £15M, but we could get more.

Newcastle are said to want close to £20M for Sissoko – but we will be lucky to get that much for the 26 year-old Frenchman.

But hey – if we can get say £35M or more for the two of them – that would be great and in the Championship next season – at least in the away games – they will not be missed.

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29 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 19, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew was dull and over cautious, but not as bad as many made him out to be. I was sick of his craic, and wanted him replaced, but not for WORSE!(Carver and McWally were miles worse) He might win a cup, but is a mid-table mediocrity machine. That being said, it would be funny if man u lose and end up out of european competition.

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 19, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #2

    That was from the last article btw

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 19, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #3


    Hippo heed allardyce. Obviously they think they are blessed with a world class manager in him. Too much lead in the drinking water on wearside methinks

  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #4

    You might be reading a bit too deep into that Ed! 😉 Still, if they want to go, we won’t really miss either. I’m sure Rafa will find suitable replacements for either or both, with his little black book of players. Gini was great early doors and i was bitterly disappointed with his awayday efforts, but nobody is irreplaceable.

  • thejokethatisnufc

    May 19, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Atleast we won’t get battered by Scumderland next season

  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #6

    YCMIU i forgot it would leave manure completely out of europe! Jeez, what a dilemma! 😉

  • The American

    May 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Reading way too deep Ed. You think we won’t miss our top goal scorer either despite not scoring in the latter half of the season? Absurd, such optimism for the rest of the team under Rafa yet our two most talented players are to be thrown away? Come on, give them until January under Rafa’s stewardship. Gini was Dutch footballer of the year the last year and somehow I’m convinced Sissoko will come good.

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 19, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Back later. I lose the internet at cramlington shops

  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #9

    YCMIU, maybe a lot more lead in the drinking water might not go amiss either! 😉

  • Back Door Man

    May 19, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #10

    repost …

    A couple of those appearing on posters’ shit lists deserve some recognition for being faithful servants of the Club, namely, Coloccini and Taylor. 

    Their failure to become standard bearers to our cause this season shouldn’t warp memories of their contribution over the years.  Getting old, getting crocked, must affect what they’ve been able to offer lately.

    I’m reluctant to heap them with the rest of the discarded wet-wipes but I agree with most here that their time is up;  but let’s not jeer too loudly.


    May 19, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #11

    6 of his goals came in two games

    Bloke is a joke, everything people claim Sissoko is (lazy, gutless and doesn’t care) this lad 100% is. I will be happy to see the back of him personally

  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #12

    The american, i agree with what you say about their potential and talent, but if players want to go, we don’t want to hold onto them. Nothing ruins a good squad like disgruntled players. If they want to stay, nobody will force them out, but they need to be 100% committed to the cause or they’re no good to us at all.

  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13

    One thing is for sure, they’re likely to shine brightly in the Championship if they do stay. If.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #14


    I’ve already said several times that it wouldn’t surprise me if Taylor was offered an extension on his contract. Rafa seems to like him and whilst I’ve said he was hopeless in the EPL the championship is where he could be a good player to have on the bench.

    I suppose on balance I’d prefer to see Palace win, two complete underdogs lifting the big trophy’s has to be a kick in the teeth for the big spenders.


    May 19, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Saylor is on big wages and never fit, Rafa is a fool if he offers him another contract


    May 19, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #16

    afternoon all
    if a player decides he wants to stay whether its sissoko janmaat,perez or whoever….last year was not good enough at all…these players would be great players in the lower league if they put the effort in and show guts…which in turn will give them confidence for the following season…hopefully in the premier league under rafas guidance.

  • Jib

    May 19, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #17

    “Newcastle went 10 games on the trot losing every away game, until we came back from 2-0 down at half-time Anfield and gained a 2-2 draw.”

    Not quite true
    We beat Lillestrom away in Spain

  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Anyone know if the glass can be replaced on a samsung tablet? Just flaming dropped mine and have got a spiderweb pattern in the upper right hand of the screen. Still works though! 😉

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 19, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Yuck, how could any NUFC fan want that slimeball Pardew to win anything? I hope they get thrashed, he signs his new long-term deal and then, as predicted by many, he gets relegated in his 2nd full season.

    Belongs in the Championship/League 1 and no amount of fake tan, teeth whitening and contrived sophistication can mask his true self. A real try-hard attempting to fake it ’til he makes it. A trashy chancer that once had the audacity to compare himself to SBR!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #20

    We just can’t offer Saylor another contract ability wise he would be good in the championship but he will be lucky if he plays 5 games in a row its not really good enough at any level for the wages he would be on we could get a younger defender who is better in ability and doesn’t get injured for a start !!

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 19, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #21

    If Saylor gets a new contract, it’ll be a repeat of the failure to offload Coloccini last summer. Both need to be released as soon as possible.


    May 19, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #22

    i would’nt be surprised if taylor is offered a contract extension….it actually makes some sort of sense,not that i want him to….he could do a job in the champ as back up….then sign a quality cb if we are promoted,that way money is’nt wasted buying a player who will more then likely need replacing if promoted.

  • lesh

    May 19, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #23


    It’s only Charmless’d be daft enough to extend Saylor’s contract. God knows how much he’s on but for half a season at best!

  • lesh

    May 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #24


    If they want out, they should be forced into handing in a transfer request and let Rafa do a Daniel Levy – hold out until we get an massive fee.


    May 19, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #25

    i can see it happening if they cant find a young promising cb….for the right money.

  • magscar

    May 19, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #26


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  • loonie-toon

    May 19, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Bobby lee wat Samsung tablet isit my gf smashed a Samsung tab 4 up it was 60 pound to fix so we got a Samsung tab 3 for that price and kept tab 4 to fix later

  • Sazzer

    May 19, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Why should we only be happy to get our money back on Gini? And why on earth would he be cheaper than Sissoko?

    Gini scored 11 goals this season and got 5 assists.

    He must certainly be worth somewhere inbetween Lallana’s £25m and Sterling’s £50m.

  • U.S Magpie

    May 19, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Honestly I don’t care either way, one didn’t play for 68% of the season and one ran tons and didn’t know how to find a pass to anyone and lost the ball more than ever.
    The only reason they turned up the last few games was for the euros and other clubs to purchase them. Advice from the agents no less, why do players never hold up there hands and say I’m staying because it my fault I played shite so I will stay and get us back. If they want to go then bye bye, Rafa will get better replacements that will learn his way of football and then back in the premiership these players that leave may feel they made a mistake if Rafa can do what us as fans feel he can being the boss.


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