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Sissoko Slammed For Disgraceful Disrespect Of Everton FC

8:30 am, Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

Newcastle fans have been going on about Moussa Sissoko for over two years now, about how he has disrespected Newcastle United by always talking to the French press about moving to a bigger club who play in the Champions League.

“Well I am at Newcastle now but …..”

And it seems like he has given Everton a taste of his character last night when he was all set to become an Everton player after the Goodison club matched Newcastle’s £30M asking price for him.

But then he went missing and refused to pick up the phone when Everton manager Ronald Koeman was trying to reach him to find out where he was and what was going on.

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Moussa Sissoko
This is the first Everton knew he wasn’t signing for them

Newcastle played their part brilliantly yesterday in playing hardball with Tottenham on Moussa’s fee.

And Newcastle’s stance finally paid off when we got £30M from Tottenham for Sissoko, although it had looked like Moussa was joining the Toffees for until 45 minutes to go in the transfer deadline.

It looks like Moussa did a complete U-turn once Tottenham matched the fee of £30M Everton had agreed to pay and Moussa signed on at Tottenham instead – but didn’t even tell Everton what he was doing.

Paul Merson of Sky Sports has laid into Moussa for his unprofessional and selfish behavior last night:

“I watched him at Newcastle last year, he stayed out on the wing and didn’t do anything.” 

“When you’re that good you’ve got to be able to do something out of the ordinary to get your team out of it – that’s what top players do.”

“I wouldn’t have been putting my £30M on him.”

“He was playing in front of 50,000 Geordies, if you can’t get up for that, when are you ever going to get up for playing a football match.”

“It’s unreal he can’t even answer Ronald Koeman’s call. What’s the game coming to?”

“This man (Koeman) is a legend for what he’s done in football and he can’t even pick the phone up and say ‘I don’t really want to sign for you, sorry!'”

Everton apparently had a private jet all lined up ready to fly the French International to Liverpool for his medical and to sign the forms, but they couldn’t find out where he was.

He simply went missing as Northern Echo journalist Scott Wilson pointed out after he had signed on at Tottenham.

Not surprisingly Everton were simply livid and furious at what Moussa did last night with his cowardly and  completely unprofessional behavior.

But again it doesn’t come as a surprise to Newcastle fans – this man has no heart – and it’s one reason some Geordie fans were worried if he could pass his medical last night.


Newcastle looked golden last night the way the club handled his transfer.

Moussa Sissoko didn’t.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · European Champions League · Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Told you Ian would have a purgative effect, has everyone squeezing their heads in minutes.

    I respect a lot of what Jimmy Smith says on various footballing issues but I had to laugh at the idea of Sissoko having any kind of ball control, and intelligence, especially in the crucial last third. I then frowned as I read his scathing indictment on the mass of blogsters who only pass judgement on what they can see without first reading a blinkered stat report.

  • 2 Ron Knee // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:36 AM


    … a fair number of whom are away on international duty.

  • 3 catchy in norway // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    guys like me who said that we could attract a good manager and good players if we got rid of pardew but were told it would never happen, we were also told that no good players would want to come here, well you were wrong again.
    we have a great manager and what he has done to the squad in truley amazing, we now have a squad of players that has cover for most positions we have pace we have power, and we have a guy who can organise it all.
    this team will be back in the prem doing well next season, and by well I mean top 10

  • 4 Budge123 // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    As much as I agree with all the above – he’s gone now let’s spend our time talking about something worthwhile – the weather for example!

    Beautiful Sunny day now that Le Sulk has gone!

  • 5 hibbit // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Everton will soon know how lucky they are to have missed him

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    I think we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief that Sissoko has gone. I would have much preferred he’d ended up at Palace, WBA or even Everton as I don’t think he deserves to play CL after a couple of good performances for France. But before we all smugly say we’ve had Spurs pants down we should note that he’ll be playing in a team with competition for places and not for a manager who was praying he’ll turn up to get a few extra points toward the magic 40. Personally I hope he is a spectacular failure at Spurs but I’ll hang fire before gloating.

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    I said it last night and i’ll say it again. What a bunch of seedy b@stards Moussa and his agents are. I hope Spurs get knocked out of the CL at the group stage, and finnish seventh in the league this year. C0ck.

  • 8 WWSBRD // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Good money for him but again we sold that late on we didn’t have a chance to sign a replacement

    I still think we are light on the wings and CAM but overall a good window not sue how many will make it in our PL team next season but cross that bridge when we get to it

  • 9 Jib // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    None of the new guys

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    After Mclarengate should you really be saying guys like me who said…….

  • 11 Our Toon // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    So sissoko did to Everton what willian did to spurs, what obi mikel did to man utd.

    This window was never going to be the key, we will see what the intentions are if we go up and how serious we really are come next summer.

    The reality is townsend, sissoko and Gini all played in a pretty awful team here, sissoko did so for 3 years. Gini has started well at liverpool, let’s see how sissoko does

  • 12 Spoof // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Paul Merson moaning about a players lack of respect, is this the same Paul Merson who used to turn up to training either pi$$ed or as high as a kite on whatever weed he was on at the time, a drunk, a druggie and a bookies passport to an early retirement is criticising someone because they didn’t pick up the phone and say sorry I’m not signing for you, would he have picked up the phone to make that call, hardly as the total waste of space that he is would probably not have been in a fit enough state to pick the bloody phone up, the nerve of some people defies belief.

    Before anybody asks, no I don’t like Paul Merson, he is a complete and utter knob !!!!!!!!!

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Wijnaldum got slated for his performance against Burnley!

  • 14 Spoof // Sep 1, 2016 at 8:54 AM


    His replacement was signed a while ago, Diame is as like for like as you could possibly get.

  • 15 cestriasteve // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    I neither like or rate the bloke BUT it’s a great move for him and for us.

    I think Rafa has played a blinder on this one, I reckon he wanted the self centred, inflated ego Frenchman out as soon as the last whistle went last season. He values teamwork and hard work above all else in the Championship and Sissoko shows none of these values.

    Sissoko in a Spurs team is just another number, they won’t put up with him only giving 50-75% effort so he will have to be on it from the start, I think he will be better for them than he was for us,.

  • 16 Laurent Robert 32 // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Catchy, exactly.

  • 17 WWSBRD // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Then who was Ginis replacement? We don’t gave an actual CAM and we have 4 wingers 1 injured (always injured tbf), 1 who has failed at the club for a few years now, 1 that has arguably failed at club level (though not international) and Ritchie

    30 mill is great but I’d rather have a player on the pitch than money in the bank

  • 18 hibbit // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Our Toon

    the liverpool fans don’t think he has started well
    he was shocking against burnley receiving the lowest merit marks in the team and being revered to as the invisible man
    not a good start in anyones book

  • 19 WWSBRD // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Was catchy the one very pro McClaren?

  • 20 Jail for Ashley // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    He was the next Cruyff, Guardiola rolled in to one. The nearest thing to total football the North East has ever seen, such was his estimation of him he went and hid under a net full of mackerel for six months after the new messiahs demise.

  • 21 Spoof // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:08 AM


    were they wrong though, what I mean by that is Mike Ashley the same Mike Ashley when people were saying that good managers wouldn’t come, if you say he is then you are wrong, physically yes he is the same person but he certainly isn’t the same man and if you believe for even a split second that Rafa would have managed us under the previous Mike Ashley then I’m afraid you should be sent to a far away planet in a far off universe.

  • 22 Our Toon // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:08 AM


    And Coutinho got praised for his performance against Burnley, 10 shots and 0 on target. Then against spurs 10 shots again and missed a sitter, As for the Burnley game, name me 1 Liverpool player that did perform well.

    Feel good about the window though, but as I say the real window will be next summer if we go up

  • 23 catchy in norway // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    jail, it might not have worked out for shteve, but what I will give him credit for is we played some of the best football we have played in the last 5 years under him. he didn’t kill games off or he didn’t know how to make subs,

  • 24 Our Toon // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:10 AM


    Liverpool fans were expecting a goalscoring midfielder but the lad is playing as a holding midfielder. Against spurs he was very good, putting out fires in midfield. Watching the game as I was out with a die hard spurs fan who is also a client, I was shocked to see him playing that role and playing it really well

  • 25 WWSBRD // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Haha u have a way with words

  • 26 Spoof // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:25 AM


    Gini’s replacement, there isn’t one as one wasn’t needed, central midfield under Rafa was Sissoko(Diame), Townsend(Ritchie) was the right winger and Rafa would use Gini where ever was needed, Perez does that now and with Gouffran also showing enough to be relied upon when needed we did not need a replacement for Gini, he was surplus to requirements.

    You’d rather have a player on the pitch than £30m in the bank, yes I can see that provided it’s the right player and in a position that we need, the squad has reduced by 9 players, 12 have came in but 21 have gone out ( some on loan), but we do have a bigger squad due to it being more balanced, we had a squad of central midfielders and very little else, so yes Gini being one of the central midfielders has gone and he has been replaced by a player in a different position, Lazaar if you wish, because lets face it he hasn’t replaced anyone as we haven’t sold a LB have we, if your overstocked in one particular area and weak in others then reduce in the overstocked area and strengthen elsewhere, that’s what we have done so although we have fewer numbers we are a bigger and better squad.

  • 27 DubaiMicky // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Pleased he’s gone. Would have been a toxic dressing room if he hadn’t. Good riddance, if you don’t want to play for the Toon then get the F out.

  • 28 RolandoOverhead // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    I’m actually extremely pleased for Everton, they had done nothing whatsoever to deserve Kanye West’s footballing double and in reality have saved £30m and missed a bullet.
    His actions last night showed that he completely lacks any class.

  • 29 Spoof // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:28 AM


    He didn’t kill games off because we were usually dead and buried before he got the chance to kill them off.

  • 30 Budge123 // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    Spoof that Paul Merson rant was spot on. What an annoying man he is.
    On this occasion he was right about Le Sulk but his hypocrisy is limitless

  • 31 Sav // Sep 1, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    I hope that 30 million goes straight into the safe in Rafa’s office to add to next summer’s bumper transfer fund.

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