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Three Newcastle Players In France’s 2-0 Defeat In Ukraine

France went down 2-0 in the Ukraine tonight in a World Cup qualifying game against a good-looking Ukraine side, who have not conceded a goal in their last eight games, and the game on Tuesday in Paris is going to be a very difficult  one for France who must now score at least two goals, and it looks doubtful whether they can now qualify for the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer.

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Mathieu Debuchy – played the whole game for France

Our French players will not be too happy tonight. 🙁

Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy of Newcastle both started for France tonight in Kyiv, but as expected Cabaye missed out on a starting place to Paul Pogba of Juventus.

This was always going to be a tough game for France against a Ukraine side unbeaten in their last 10 games, having won eight of them, and the only game that has stopped them winning all of their home games this year was the 0-0 draw against England.

It was a close game in the first half with both Debuchy and Remy playing well,  and at half time it was 0-0 with perhaps France the slightly better side, in front of 70,000 home fans.

But then after 61 minutes the home side went ahead with a goal from Roman Zozulya after a quick Ukraine breakaway, and France immediately made a change with Mouusa Sissoko replacing Newcastle team-mate Loic Remy a minute later.

And then after another 20 minutes  as France were pressing forward , Koscielny gave away a penalty, and Ukraine scored their second goal as Andriy Yarmolenko hit the ball home off the cross bar from the penalty spot.

And then to make things even worse, Laurent Koscielny was sent off with a straight red in added time, after he seemed to lose his temper with a Ukrainian player.

With a few seconds to go in the game Ukraine defender Kucher was sent off,  after picking up his second yellow card, and that means that two of Ukraine’s excellent back four will not be available in Paris.

And Fraser Forster, the former Newcastle goalkeeper born in Hexham and now playing for Celtic, made his debut for England against Chile at Wembley tonight, in a 2-0 defeat for the home side.

Sanchez scored both the Chile goals after 7 minutes and in added time.

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27 comments so far


    Nov 15, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #1

    hahaha u dnt play cabaye u loose

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Nov 15, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Worst possible scenario for Newcastle

    Must say Deschamps got his tactics wrong again Cabaye , Valbuena should have been on from the start Nasri and Ribery are gash for France Ribery is worse than Arfa for not being able to pass to a team mate!!

    Not sure if right wing is where Remy should be playing wide left is best position for him

    That is us in deep trouble if France dont turn it around


    Nov 15, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Can’t empathise how bad a result that is for Newcastle.

    I’d question some of these players motivation if France fail to qualify…Cabaye particularly 🙁

    This could be a really bad turning point in our season.

  • NUFCarter

    Nov 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Seriously, Smalling, Jones, Cleverley and Henderson are the most over rated english players. They are utter camel sh1t!

  • Yohan Kebab

    Nov 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #5


    we used a v experimental line up and chile had alexis sanchez who were the difference. we looked like a team who had never played with each other before and our defence is as bad as i have ever seen it

  • NUFCarter

    Nov 15, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #6

    If France do end up qualifying. They’re gonna be my second team at the world cup. Behind England obviously.

  • Shearer260

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #7

    We looked like a team who had never played before because most of them hadn’t. We had hardly any striking options, no lambert, sturridge, welbeck etc and no walcott or chamberlain. Bit of a thin squad. It was an awful game but look at the confidence and the way they’ve been playing in the qualifiers. Germany will be a different story- stronger team and set up better.

  • Ben3arfa

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #8

    ukraine well and truly roughed up the french who let theit frustration get to them

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #9

    This is possibly the worst result for us this season!
    How bad is that eh!
    Gotta hope France can turn it around in the home leg because it could cost us massively if they don’t qualify

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #10

    what does smalling actually do?


  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Wtf is deschamps playing at he’s got ribery, benzema, nasri, valbuena, cabaye how can he not qualify with those players. Every time France play he seems to pick a different team.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Shhhh there were a fair few calling for him before he got the France job!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #13


    Every time I watch France Ribery , Benzema and Nasri are terrible and only seem to pass to each other so frustrating

  • Tinman

    Nov 15, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone who has played football before knows that anyone with passion for the game gives 100% everytime, whether its 5 a side with your mates or an important cup game.
    They are professional footballers, they hate losing, they want to win, how do you think they got in that position?

    Please, people making mountains out of mole hills, I remember why I stopped posting…

  • Ancientcoptic

    Nov 15, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Nasri was woeful, he is good at probing, but his final ball is either too soft or over-hit.

    I am not sure why this is a bad result for Newcastle, no world cup means our players are not in the shop window, there is also less risk of them turning up next season burned out or injured.

  • manxpie

    Nov 15, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #16

    ancient but thats a long time away the likes of cabeye,debuchy,remy sissko n mbwia will have all been looking to make that squad and really it would keep them focused for the whole season so for me if they don’t make it, will mean its very bad news for us
    plus it means cabeye wouldn’t care moving in january so all in all bad news for us i feel

  • stan anderson

    Nov 15, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #17

    England were woeful,ordinary,unimaginative,crap,in a nutshell really.I dont really watch them but nothing else on telly tonight.Chile were not great but played to there strengths.Being able to pass the ball is no hard thing to do,but we are,nt the best at doing it are we,

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 15, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #18

    maybe we should send graham carr to ukaine

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 16, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #19

    Hopefully, Pardew being the man manager he is has a few of his players on the phone this weekend asking how they’re going to deal with such a defeat, unless Pards the man manager can deal with all these blokes not about to showcase themselves in a WC or CL spot if he says .don’t worry. Mikey will sort you out .then we’re in trouble.

  • manxpie

    Nov 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #20
  • manxpie

    Nov 16, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #21

    maybe this will work


  • manxpie

    Nov 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #22

    whats ya point jail?

  • weg

    Nov 16, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #23

    France qualifying for the world cup is good for us. IF we are going to lose a couple of frenchies in the summer, the price will go up on them. (not that I want to lose them).
    Plus, it’s always nice to see Toon players showcased in the big tournaments – highlighting which club they play for and creating interest in NUFC, hopefully!
    As for England, tonight they were pathetic. Most of the team were experienced at international football, and they had no urgency, didn’t press the opposition, couldn’t pass accurately, had no positioning sense, lost possession too easily and showed no fight or determination.
    How many times was Rooney chasing down the defenders and keeper only to have no back-up whatsoever! I mean, COME ON! It’s not rocket science! Chile had a good passing game tonight…but only because we let them!!!
    If we can’t compete with Chile, how the hell do we compete with Spain, or Argentina, or Germany, or Holland, or Brazil. The answer is, we don’t!
    They need to buck their ideas up and grow some balls. England will never be the best passing side, but grit, determination, control of the ball, organisation and urgency/effort are minimum requirements if we are to have a chance! That, and a little bit of quality at the right times!

  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #24

    santonthenewmaldini @

    said that ‘Deschamps got his tactics wrong again’


    Pardew out?

  • Magickit

    Nov 16, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #25

    i juz find an interesting website about Santon


    which includes all the individual videos of him in the newcastle matches !! looks good

    Santon makes it himself ? 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 16, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #26

    I am not really sure why some swould think it is a Catastrophe for Newcastle if France miss out on next years WC!

    …we all want them to stay and we have witnessed Cabaye burned out after the EC!

    On football generally I would like to see France in Brazil next summer, but in terms of Newcastle I think it could be a bless in disguise 😉


    Nov 16, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #27

    First :
    Engalnd were playing in a friendly against Chile, i did,nt get to see any of it here but this game was,nt as far as i can see of any significant importance. But then i,me sure some of you lot on here will react to my thoughts about this and correct me in your usual derogatory style?

    Secondly :

    I can,t see the problem for us if France do,nt qualify for the WK next year? Can someone explain to me how this is going to be a negative or indeed a positive thing if France qualify to go Yes? or No?
    You could ask why Cabaye did,nt even get on the Park?
    Plus you could ask how can, If Ukraine are such a good team why are they having to play in the play-offs anyway?

    As for England, i,m not really panicking about a lost friendly!


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