Even After He’s Gone – Moussa Sissoko Continues To Get It Wrong

Moussa Sissoko was signed by Newcastle in January of 2013 from Toulouse and that was the time when Mike Ashley brought in five French players as we were in danger at that time of being relegated.

But Moussa in his comments after the game yesterday – when he was booed every time he got the ball – thinks he was at Newcastle for two and a half years.

Oh well.

The midfielder left Newcastle a year ago for a massive £30M after he had a great Euro 2016 tournament for France and played way above his station.

That, however, was magic for Newcastle because that elevated his transfer fee and it’s one of the best pieces of business we have done at Newcastle – he was probably worth maybe £10M last summer.

Javier Manquillo challenges Moussa Sissoko yesterday

Moussa had a poor game and was brought off early in the second half of the game yesterday and he was heartily booed off the field by the Geordie fans.

Moussa was asked after the game what it was like returning to St. James’ Park:

“For me, it was a pleasure to come back here,” “I spent two-and-a-half years here, so I have memories of some good moments and some bad moments.”

“I came here with a new team and wanted to win this game. It was the first game of the season, we did well and deserved to win. We’re all happy as we go home with the three points.”

“I knew it (the crowd reaction) was coming.” “Football is like that sometimes when you move from one club to another and then come back.”

“That’s football and that’s fine.”

“Personally, it was good for me to come back, to see everyone because I have a lot of friends here but the most important thing was to go back with the three points and we did that.”

It’s not clear where Moussa goes from here since Spurs want their £30M back for him.

But his standing was further damaged last season by some very poor performances for Spurs.

We’ll not even mention the massive wages he must be getting in London.

We’ll see what happens with Mousa but he’ll not come back to Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • estechco

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1


    Sorry to sound cynical, but the basis for this story (aside from a charm offensive following yesterdays red) was this article in the Daily Mail


    Call me old fashioned, but if he has been seeing the shrink since the Forest game and yesterdays petulance still occurred, perhaps a refund may be in order?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Next post Ed…

  • hellodjo

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #3


    http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/270253/joselu-answer?page=20 Looks like they aren’t happy about us getting Joselu


    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Joselu seems to be gettin a hell of a lot of stick before he’s even had a medical…..give him a chance,there cant be to many seen him play regular,and to be honest…he’s looking like he’s all we an afford.

  • martoon

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Hi Guys,
    Just collated all the predictions and ran a few stats on them:
    Final League Position – 12 (average)
    Final No of Points – 48 (average
    LC Round – 5 (average)
    FA Cup Round – 5 (Average)
    Player of the Season – Shelvey (with 36.7% followed by Lejeune with 18.3%)
    Top Goal Scorer – Gayle (with 46.8% followed by Mitrovic with 22.9%)
    No of Goals – 14 (Average)
    Amazingly Lucas Perez was third with 8.3%!
    Also after yesterday a few people will be changing their mind about Shelvey 😀

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 14, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh lordy, the Stoke journo says Joselu needs a bit of physical strength in a partner. A 6ft 3 inch softie?


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