Newcastle Issue Big Hint To Wantaway Players


Moussa Sissoko’s pleas to Arsenal to sign him today were a little pathetic and before leaving Newcastle the 26 year-old French International should ask himself if he can get a first team place at a Champions League club.

Especially one in England and even more at Arsenal who have been a Champions League side every single season since Arsene Wenger took over back in 1996.

We doubt it.

moussa sissoko in france colors

Moussa Sissoko – French International and wimp

It may be great for him if he signs for his dream club Newcastle – sorry I mean Arsenal – but if he’s on the bench every week at the Emirates then that will not be good and he will lose his place in the French squad too.

That’s exactly what happened to Mathieu Debuchy after he joined Arsenal – he lost his first team place at the Gunners to Hector Bellerín and subsequently lost his French place and he’s never picked for the French squad these days.

It’s not that Moussa has been in such great form for us these last couple of seasons either – and the game against Tottenham – which could be his last game for Newcastle – was his best game for Newcastle last season.

His good performances in all truth have been too few and far between.

And Newcastle issued a statement today after the Sissoko outburst, saying it was their intention to put a strong squad together for the Championship and that would be the top priority at the club.

This is the Newcastle United statement:

“We have had enquiries for some of our players, but our position remains the same: We want to retain and build a very strong squad at Newcastle United for the forthcoming season and that is absolutely what we will do.”

“We will always act in the best interests of the club and the squad.”

In any case Newcastle will only sell their top players for top money – and if they don’t get those offers coming in for the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat – they will be going nowhere.

They may have to get used to that – sooner rather than later – and Rafa is known to be very tough and make players abide by their contracts.

They got us into this mess – they can now help to get us out of it – and not just take a hike to some club where it will be a lot more comfortable for them next season.

They need to show some guts and courage – and take a cue from their manager Rafa Benitez – who has already shown that for the Newcastle cause.

Comments welcome.



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74 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Jog on Sissoko, thanks for nowt you scumbag. Be playing for Palace or Bournemouth in 12 months.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Every transfer window is the same old story with Sissoko!

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  • lesh

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Good to see Sissoko et al being told what’s to be and that they can’t just pick and choose whether and when they can go.

    If they are so convinced they’re as good as they think they are, then big-money offers’ll come in for them.

    Until then, they should keep their skate gobs shut and concentrate on getting their club out of the Championship, the league they helped get us relegated into.

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  • carl

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Enter Jail with his “Rafa Lotion”.

    BandB
    Last comment before I go off to chat about football.
    Concern for the victims of discrimination is laudable. Maybe not with those that believe this is a land of opportunity and that those who do not succeed have only themselves to blame.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa lotion,
    That’s funny Ian

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #6

    He’s got no chance of getting a move to arsenal. Xhaka or Sissoko hmmmmmm let me think!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Well said Ed, I was trying to explain that to our toon, Sissoko wants out, just like debuchy and cabaye and those two disrupted the team with them having a cob on, they think they can do better.

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Are you going off Ian?

    I wondered what that whiff was.

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  • Thump

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #9

    With Sissoko I’ll allow it. I’m sure he’ll have a fantastic time at Palace.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #10

    That statement wouldn’t have been issued by the club if Rafa wasn’t at the helm.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #11

    I’d swap bolasie for Sissoko

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Welsh

    I’ll ask you the question again, who disrupts the team more Ashley or Sissoko?

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  • carl

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail
    It’s the only funny thing you’ve said to my knowledge and it was an accident !!! I hear your changing your name to Bail for Ashley or are you having second thoughts.

    If you could be bothered to search the archives, which you constantly do, you would be aware that he’s away in the US annually in June on work experience. This is his third year I believe I can’t help you with Rooty. You’re losing your edge but free speech prevails try getting involved.
    Owt of here!

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Who’s going to win the Euros people? Any predictions

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  • Moonraker15

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #15

    If Sissoko gets granted a move it’ll be to either, Stoke, Everton, or Southampton or similar, from where he will drift into obscurity whilst Newcastle climb back where we belong and take the PL by storm next season. We are gonna have the biggest crowds ever seen in the Championship and blow the opposition away!
    Our time is here lads!

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail or Bail.
    There’s got to be a game show in that!

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Full of jeopardy…wooooo!
    Top prize a season ticket.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Our Toon I’ve gone for Belgium

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  • NoahJ

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #19

    This guy sounds like he’s come off the back of a great season and the giants of europe are after him- he probably wouldn’t even get in the stoke team.

    he can go, but we will not sell him on the cheap. If he complains, we can do what we did when colocinni started complaining about being denied a move- telling him he had to buy out his own contract and lose his loyalty bonuses – that soon shut him up

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  • ZIPPIE57

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Let him go , never gets grass on his shorts anyway

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #21

    carl/Ian – never mind Rafa Lotion.
    You’ll need some proprietary lotion from Boots the Chemists to apply to your jacksie after I administer a damn good thrashing to your flabby buttocks with my thwacking cane.

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Germany.
    It’s their turn.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #23

    that’s easy, sissoko, why because you rely on players to win matches, managers, owners, chairmen don’t, so therefore to win matches you need a squad who gels on and off the pitch, if there’s a bunch who causes trouble then the morale in the squad won’t be great therefore you won’t get the performances out of them therefore you won’t get the results, both disrupt the team but for different reasons.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Freakin hell I’ve seen everything now! Pardew has an articl in the Daily Mail explaining how Hodgson should use the strikers in Euros and explaining how he rotated Cisse and Ba at Newcastle! Haha as if he actually had a plan! What a nob!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Looking at old stories, but maybe i was wrong about debuchy but i think cabaye wanted out and some others.

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #26

    I think Janmaat will be most upset if Sissoko gets an earlier train than him.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Ireland, simples..

    you know why god invented whiskey? to keep the irish from taking over the world… and im irish, so I can tell that joke 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #28

    Bet your life on it, Sissoko will end up at Palace and bring the Wearer of silly glasses down and his football team down.

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Dok!!!!
    Are we winning?
    I decided to stay.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #30

    I’ve gone with the French lads, they have some team but will miss Varane, Zouma, Benzema and Suprised they didn’t take hba

    Belgium have a fantastic squad but I’m yet to see them play as a team. Germans always look good.

    I’ve gone with Spain France final

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Only one down required!

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  • Belfast

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Must be one of the biggest arse wipes to ever play for the club. I really really really hope he gets his wish….

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Or an early French exit, with heads on pikes and suggestions of nepotism and star players left at home …in Algeria.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #34

    (c)arl,
    Who’s in America?

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Glad to hear it BandB…

    weve a 4th round tie vs a MLS team in Houston a week from tomoorow, so the clan is taking a road trip.. ill be sure to send you pics

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #36

    How many rounds Dok?
    In the land of the giant serving, I hope it isn’t 48.
    Give Houston a problem.
    Howay you Santa’s, as Mike would say.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #37

    (c)arl,
    Funny you mention Jack Root and archives, when I searched him I found a post from Ian Toon, he likes that word discerning mind, he was telling Jimmy “jinky” Smith from Hovis nostalgia that he thought that Stones was the best thing since Rio, Jack Root was telling BoobyBee the discerning astute fan the same thing the other day. Coincidence, yer right!

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  • BandB

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Can you let a balloon go for me on Friday Dok?
    For Ali, who I was probably to encouraged to watch and admire with more detailed appreciation than Norman Mailer.
    It may end up over the Gulf of Mexico. But that’s as close as I’ll get. It’s the thought the counts.
    Though me dad probably wiped out anyone “up there” to be first to shake his hand.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Bobbybee 😮

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Plzzz Sell Sissi, We Can Get A Better Young English Players,

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