Fans Entertain On Twitter After Good Sissoko Performance

Newcastle fans know very well that Moussa Sissoko is at times inconsistent, but when he wants to he can turn up at a game and look good – sometimes very good.

One such example was out final game of the season against Tottenham and in the final 20 minutes when we were down to 10 men he made some terrific surging runs at the opposition and looked almost unplayable at times.

He had a good game last night for France against Switzerland and has been identified as the Man of the Match.

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Moussa Sissoko in action for France last night
He had a good game against Switzerland

Here’s some of the reactions from Newcastle’s faithful fans and as usual there’s some good ones that make you laugh.

26 comments so far

  • martoon

    Jun 20, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Jib – I think Ed’s stolen your link 😀

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 20, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    everybody has worked with a Beardsley type. completely incompetent jobsworth, but hasn’t had a single day off or lateness for thirty years and as a result is unsackable and has actually been promoted higher than he is able to perform due to his loyalty. dave Watson on the other hand should be sacked. he’s useless. If he was any good everton would have him coaching their brilliant youth team.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Part of the problem is that there is nobody at the club in a senior position who has genuine football intelligence, and that has been the story of the Ashley regime. Until Rafa, it has been one incompetent/uncouth/shonky ne’er-do-well after another making the decisions, including those affecting player development.

  • Jib

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #4

    It ain’t mine
    it’s EVERYONES (blows kisses to the bloggers)

  • Jib

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Rafa has wisely (IMHO) extended Thauvin’s loan to Marseilles for anther year (people forget he’s only 23)

  • Veltmann

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Missed the Sissoko effect last night.Glad he had a good game.Though as much as I like him, don’t mind him staying or leaving anymore after reading his desire to move.Reminds me of the Cabaye situation.If a certain player wants to leave,don’t see the reason why he should be kept.Don’t think he will leave tho simply because
    it looks unlikely bigger clubs will sign him,unless he bursts in the remaining Euro 2016 games.

  • Jib

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Jorge Sampaoli , Unai Emery’s successor at Sevilla has thrown his hat into the ring to pick up Hatem ben Arfa’s contract.
    Offering the 28 year old Frenchman €700,000 pa for 2 years with an option for a 3rd.

  • posada

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #8

    Sissoko is very fit, athletic, strong, big and quick.
    He stormed through three defenders and ran away from them. Then delivered the cross.
    Great and credit to him for that.
    But and it’s a big but, you can’t do that very often in a game of football. Even with his level of fitness you would end up blowing out of you back end after half an hour or less.
    Plus the better defenders are quick enough to counter it.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Must have been another Sissoko I was watching last night. He did one run worthy of note and that was it. How he got man of the match defies logic.

    Beardsley comment that results do not matter – what tosh. Results ultimately are what it is all about. I see the point about development but getting results should be a part of that. – even more especially in the professional game.

  • Blofal

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    That one run just added another 5 million onto his price tag for me.

  • Veltmann

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Ha ha..

  • Veltmann

    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Jib – didn’t I warned you to stick to British links 😀
    And I thought Hatem is set for Barcelona?
    And where will Unai Emery heading to? PSG?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #13

    The club need to cash in on Sissoko – hope he catches some clubs eye and we sell him and get a decent profit.

    Adam Armstrong – good player – and despite his latest injury – he is not going to get a start by Benitez at the beginning of the season.
    Bottom line is that he is NOT a proven goalscorer in a higher league – the Championship.
    Anyone thinking that Benitez will risk “everything” in not getting in a more mature/proven goalscorer -shows what little they know about Benitez and indeed what little they know about Armstrongs current position in the clubs pecking order.

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #14

    The club has Mitrovic and Cisse under contract. I don’t expect either to be sold particularly. Doumbia I suppose would need replacing, possibly by Armstrong. It’s hard to see where Arma gets a game though.

  • posada

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Arma is a prospect. That’s all.
    He should not be put under any pressure.
    Should still be at the club. Cup games and impact sub perhaps.
    Might even get a run of games, but cannot give him the burden of getting 20 odd goals in 46 games.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Even more confident we’ll get around £30m for Gini and Sissoko now.

    Doesn’t matter how flaky they are, manager’s egos always mistakenly dictate that they will be the one to get them performing consistently. They’d have been falling over themselves after his run and cross last night, pace and power is king in the PL. Can see Sissoko to West Ham for around £15m and Gini to Everton for around the same price.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #17


    as much as I love rafa, sampauli really is the man.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #18

    I’d be happy with that Jail. Both are damaged goods here in my view and that’s about the right price for each. Turn the page, forget about them, write a new chapter with a happier ending.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Sorry that last post was meant for “Hail” not “Jail”

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #20

    We need to hit the ground running in our first game -with winning being the mentality. With Mitro banned for the first four games it does cause a problem in that there is no chance of Benitez cobbling together a makeshift/temporary striking arrangement to cover Mitro’s absence.
    (No chance from who we currently have at the club).
    The only solution is to buy in a striker.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #21

    i had hoped rafa staying on would herald the departure of carr, charnley, beardo and watson, whilst at the same time overseeing a re-structuring at all levels.
    sadly none of that motley crew have exited stage left, so rafa is still surrounded by incompetence at every turn.

    If sampauli has offered 700k euros a year in salary to HBA, it makes a mockery of Shelvey’s 4M sterling a year!

  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #22

    With regards to new signings, there will be a list of players already drawn up with Rafa’s input having the main influence. These targets won’t be made public until negotiations begin when the window opens.

    Rafa has hinted strongly that he is not obliged to sell anyone which means that we can hold out for top dollar if anyone does leave. I’m sure this was stated to let other clubs know that they won’t be able to nick any of our players. Hopefully this will mean we can have a structured,
    productive and well thought out transfer window with a competent manager making the decisions.

    Jib……. From earlier post:- Rich tea are not the best for Dunking. Hob nobs are far more durable and absorbent and texturally far superior.

  • Jib

    Jun 20, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Betty you are right.
    There’s nowt worse than the Rich Tea wobble.
    Is it gan in the cup
    on the carpet or the table cloth.
    squidgy wet biccy everywhere !

  • Jib

    Jun 20, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Having said that
    Ginger Nuts have their moments !
    (sorry Mr Colback)

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 20, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Of course we need another striker, a proven one, but when you look at the number of chances we blew last season, then Arma is ahead of anybody else at the club. Cisse? Even Mitro – who should improve next season? Rivierre? Tell me, oh wise one, which one of those is a better finisher than Arma? None of them. Although it was in the league below, the quality of those goals shamed our attack. He can – and will – adapt, because he’s a natural. You know nothing john snow. 😉

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 20, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #26

    You know – and this may shock some of you – the way to get experience is to play. Last season, the numpties were saying ‘he scored in the 1st division, but now needs a season in the Championship’. Der! Where are we? Oh yeah! He played in a team cobbled together from young loanies and journeymen footballers. Expected to struggle, his goals took them almost to the play offs. His finishing was sublime. Now is the time to play him. What better way to encourage Academy lads? I might be wrong, but I can’t imagine Rafa ignoring that talent. If we’ve got a more natural goalscorer in the squad, then please, tell me who it is? I ain’t seen him yet.


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