Now Pundit Slams Moussa Sissoko


Moussa Sissoko was pretty invisible for Newcastle when we were relegated last season and in the games when we were struggling (a lot of games) there was no sign of the Frenchman – although he was rumored to be on the pitch somewhere.

In his three and a half years on Tyneside he was tone deaf to Newcastle fans , who didn’t take kindly to him continually talking about wanting to join a big club who play in the Champions League.

Presumably that meant he wanted to leave the (small?) club he was playing for at the time – Newcastle United.

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Moussa Sissoko in action for Spurs

When Moussa’s on form he can be a great player as witnessed in the last few games of last season under Rafa Benitez – and especially in our last game of the season when we hammered Spurs 5-1 with 10 men.

In that second half Moussa was as good as we have ever seen him play at Newcastle.

Maybe that’s what Spurs thought they were getting in the summer – that Moussa Sissoko.

He didn’t want to play in England’s second division this season and pushed for a move away after his good form carried on and he was a star for France in the Euro 2016 Championships.

Mauricio Pochettino left him out of the 18 man squad for their game against Chelsea over the weekend – and basically said Moussa didn’t deserve to be in the team.

And today former striker Chris Sutton and now a pundit (what else?) has questioned why on earth Tottenham bought him from Newcastle for £30M.

This is what Chris Sutton has said on on BBC Radio 5 Live:

“Sissoko was a bad buy and Pochettino is questioning him now. They have got the ‘Newcastle’ Sissoko.

“That was a really odd move to virtually everybody in the country looking from the outside thinking why on earth have they signed Sissoko?”

“He downed tools last season. How can you trust him?” “That’s a massive disappointment. A lot of money wasted.”

On the last day of the transfer window Newcastle fans couldn’t believe that Spurs were willing to pay £30M for Moussa – we thought there must have been something in the London water.

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But pay £30M for him they did – which explains why the Geordie fans went crazy and were jubilant (ecstatic?) on Twitter immediately following the deal.

The only worry we had was the deal was done very close to the deadline and maybe it wouldn’t go through in time – but it did.

It’s not good use of £30M for sure – but a great deal for Newcastle United.

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34 comments so far

  • WWSBRD

    Nov 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Spoof
    On Elliott
    Not sure how anyone could argue against Darlow keeping his place and Sels was the best keeper we could get in (beating out some pl teams) during the summer so will get, rightfully, more chances

    Elliott for me is 3rd choice

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  • Vask

    Nov 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Any one notice that the BBC are reporting that nobody has scored more than Liverpool in the efl cup this season (10). No mention of that on the newcastle match preview just that we’ve conceded the least (0). So saying as we’ve scored the same as Liverpool and conceded the least, we must be the best performing side currently in the efl cup. I hope we don’t blow it.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 29, 2016 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #3

    re post need an answer
    everyone i’v spoke to today has said Colback won’t be risked with his eye injury
    Do you lads know something i dont ????

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  • Vask

    Nov 29, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #4

    To risk sounding like a flunky, BBC said Colback hath returned.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 29, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #5

    hibbit

    If that’s correct then a lot of us are going to get our Rafa (all hail him) bingo wrong, including me.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 29, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6

    hibbit
    He’s back according to beeb but Rafa is unlikely to risk him

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #7

    I reckon Spurs thought they would be able to get him playing at his best for every game but as we know he doesn’t do that unless he’s in the right mood, which isn’t very often.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    thanks lads

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m pulling for the toon, obviously, leeds and west ham in this round

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Pitmatic // Nov 29, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    I see Eric Bristow has been sent to the Gulag — by Newcastle, amongst others — for foolishly imagining that he lived in an open society and was free to speak his mind.

    As far as I know he hasn’t been sent to a gulag and nobody forced him to delete his insensitive and completely inappropiate comments and he is quite free to make them again if he wishes, he has however beby anyone that had anything to do with him.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #11

    *he has however been treat like a hot potato by anyone that had anything to do with him and the financial implications of his stupid comments will be huge.

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  • martoon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Hibbitt – Mathew Raisbeck (the guy replacing Mick Lowes) has tweeted Colback and Gamez won’t play – make of that what you want?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #13

    martoon,
    Has Raisbeck officially replaced Mick Lowes permanently?

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  • hibbit

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #14

    thanks martoon

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #15

    As well as being an over compensating macho homophobe, Bristow is totally illiterate as well as ignorant.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda

    And that’s his nice side!!

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  • Belfast

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #17

    I doubt he gives a ferk Jail. He made his money years ago.

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  • HarrogateMag

    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #18

    is it on any tv channel tonight?

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Harrogate Mag, it’s being shown in many countries abroad so should be available online somewhere.

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #20

    links?

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  • AncientC

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #21

    https://www.reddit.com/r/soccerstreams/

    ^ Check the above link about 15 minutes before kick-off. Download ‘acestream’ and watch it in HD, whence the links are up.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast,
    I bet he does, I very much doubt he’s got a bottomless pit of the stuff and bills still have to be paid.

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  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #23

    rafa bingo lineup:
    sels
    anita lascelles mbemba dummett
    hayden shelvey
    ritchie diame gouffran
    gayle
    2-1 to the toon

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Bristow will be regretting his big gob now. Can’t see anybody working with him now sky have dumped him and his darts career is over anyway. What a totally stupid thing to say. Wouldn’t be surprised to see former footballers chin him in the future, just to show him who the wimp is 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Eric Bristow. Real men = fat knackers with pot bellies. Aye, proper Eric.

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  • Bobbybee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Never forget that ‘Not the nine o’ clock news’ skit of darts players. Really funny for those old enough to remember it. 🙂

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Bobby
    Hahaha was just thinking about that..
    Fatterbelly gutbucket..he’s gone for the double!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 9 minutes
    Daryl Murphy is in the squad for #nufc tonight

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Mind Bristow has always been a controversial character who said crazy things. The world has moved on and left his type of person behind, and his version of free speaking is no longer accepted!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Wrong again!

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  • firebug666

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Newcastle team: Sels; Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Lazaar; Shelvey, Hayden; Ritchie, Diame, Gouffran; Gayle. #nufc

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  • JamesToon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Lazaar starts! Colback still injured by looks of it, murphy on the bench as well.

    Excited with this team.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #33

    NOW HE PICKS LAZAAR FFS RAFA MAN

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  • firebug666

    Nov 29, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #34

    nufc subs: Tiote, Dummett, Mbemba, Yedlin, Darlow, Atsu, Murphy

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