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Mohamed Diame Considering His Future

Mo Diame has 32 caps with one goal for Senegal and was in the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in January and played one full game for them in the tournament.

But today he has revealed he is considering his International future at 29 years of age, after he made his debut for his country back in 2011 and also played for Senegal in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Mo Diame – considering his International future

Next up at International level are some World Cup qualifiers in March for that tournament to be held in Russia next year and then there is the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon, who are the current title holders.

Mo is considering his future as he had this to say today:

“I’ll decide before the March games. I’m currently discussing it with my relatives to make the right decision and we’ll see, but there’s a good chance I’ll retire.”

“It’s simply because I think the team is on a good trajectory.”

“It’s a personal decision.”  “With the qualifiers, I don’t want to start something and not finish it.”

“I don’t want to end up ditching the team halfway through the qualification process.”

Mo is starting to become a key player for Newcastle and he is now starting to show some his best form and when he’s on song he’s a powerful player for us.

Mo can run at speed at the opposing defenses and scare the living daylights out of them.

That’s good.


It would be a savvy decision by Mo to retire from International competition, because it would help prolong his club career at Newcastle United.

Mo signed a three year deal last summer when we signed him from Hull City and he was willing to take a step down in the leagues to join the Magpies, so he definitely wanted to join Newcastle and Rafa Benitez.

He’s played 27 times with 5 assists for Newcastle this season.

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34 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Feb 17, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Very clever Edd…Drew me in with the headline again

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Again you missed my point, it could get very undignified if he doesn’t walk and the Arsenal fans come out in protest at his staying, which by watching tonights news it looks like they will.

  • Mag52

    Feb 17, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #3

    If Hayden has been playing through the pain for some time, this could have been why Rafa was keen to reinforce the squad with, say, McCarthy, during the transfer window.
    An injury or suspension to Colback or Shelvey now and we’ll have big problems.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Unfortunately the fat man thought he knew better, let’s hope it hasn’t caused long term damage.

  • dem

    Feb 17, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #5


    Thoughts go out to you and your family regarding the recent results. Stay positive and fight the fight. It goes without saying that all who contribute to this blog are supporting you all the way.

  • cyprus

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed my man, positive energy from Cyprus.

  • cyprus

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #7

    On Bruce,
    I’ll be honest and controversial. Local lad done good. Why the hate? Sunderland? Don’t get it.

    Hope he turns that big ship around.

    After we beat em.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Do you not remember that ridiculous jig for joy when his team scored against us.

  • cyprus

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #9

    No biggy jail. A jig? He’s a Geordie man.

  • murvar

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Best wishes for the upcoming challenges, Ed. You have beaten it once and you can do it again.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Have you heard him speak lately, anyway no biggie, I don’t like him, neither did the 3K fans at Hull that day and we’ll see how much Geordie love is reserved for him on Monday night.

  • cyprus

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #12

    On Wenger.
    The man is obviously very intelligent, seen him many a time on beIN sports, as he works with them. He understands the game like very few.

    He has taken that team on a crazy run of CL football, has renovated said team many a time.

    They’re arguably the most entertaining team to watch, if you want to watch football like it should be and not only based on results.

    Who’s really better than him?

    Yes, I’m a fan. He’s had a good career. Not to mention that crazy run. Could have easily won more.

  • G

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t have anything against Bruce, but I don’t rate him either. He’s another Warnock, great at getting a team up, sh1te at keeping them there, but always ready with an excuse for the press.

  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #14
  • cyprus

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Like we both said no big deal.

    I’ll admit I won’t be swayed by 1 or 3k fans. One thing I’ve learned, hold on, don’t be swayed by the wave and group think, that sxxt dangerous.

    Weigh the facts, make a judgement, hope you’re right. If not, do above again.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t think Rafa has made a single bad signing. Gamez got injured early, which could happen to any player, but since has been available and has provided good cover and may still figure. Sels was by no means responsible for any significant number of dropped points and was more than adequate cover until Elliot returned and competition for Darlow in the meantime, and is young. Lazaar has also provided depth and cover on the left and competition while Haidarra was missing and also has room to improve. Hanley is a very good back up. Hayden, Gayle, Yedlin and Ritchie are without doubt excellent first choice performers, Diame and Atsu also good options, but they all are capable of contributing to the required level, and by seasons end it’s likely they all will have contributed to a job well done. You always need 24 players of sufficient quality in the right positions to work with and that’s what we always have had and its been achieved as a Championship side, which no other club in this league has matched. There is still a third of the season left for this squad to clearly show it’s total value.

  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #17

    I think Arsenal would be well advised to do what Man City did with Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola and acknowledge that AW will be released in the Summer and start looking for his successor.

  • jane

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #18

    always top 4 in the Premier league, last 16 of the Champions league, occasional FA cup wins. why would Arsenal want to change manager if they are so successful?

  • jane

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #19

    should be more like the Alex Ferguson transition choosing when to go, who to succeed and staying at the club.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Because not every foitball fan thinks like Mike Ashley.

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m more of a football fan than a foitball fan.

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #22

    I gather from previous comments you’ve had a bit of a setback medically. Positive thoughts and all good wishes to you and your family from me and mine.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Very good welsh!

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #24


    Happy to help.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Arsenal like Liverpool have suffered to a degree by the rise of Chelsea and City. Wenger has referred in the past to financial doping, and for sure its harder now to win the league, and of course Champions League. The fans want trophies, but it’s hard to imagine anyone doing better. Doesn’t matter though. His time is coming to an end. Conte’s success across town not helping either. Would make an ideal England manager, at this stage of his career, if you can forgive him for not being English.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 17, 2017 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Newcastle ranked 20 as of 14 February 2017 in the Forbes’ list of the world’s most valuable football clubs.

  • Fostino

    Feb 17, 2017 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Surely astu .lazaar..haidira should be pushing goofy more for the starting jersey. Seems sammy has even passed out lazaar and haidira in his shirt time back for the left wing spot.

    With hayden out can we try mbemba as dm. I cry inside every time I see colback start. I’d sooner mbemba there then anita or colback

    Mitro and gayle up front together plz tp see if there’s any potential. There’s Diame. .perez. .Murphy to come in if it don’t work.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #28

    I was discussing the games we’d get to with a mate tonight and I thought the home match with Bristol was in between that run of three. Heezus. J. Christos that is a ball breaker of three away games in a row, if we get a few points there we are away!

  • Matzmag

    Feb 18, 2017 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #29

    Wenger is a legend,professor,world class football manager,incredible talent spotter,philosopher,gentleman and many more that this planet has ever seen.I’ll be sad if he leaves.Losing him in the pl is like losing someone innovative,that invented something in this world.
    Do some football fans ever satisfied?

  • Matzmag

    Feb 18, 2017 at 5:18 AM

    Comment #30

    If ever I dreamed of meeting someone in this world,one of the person I want to meet is Wenger,the next one is Pardew 🙂

  • Matzmag

    Feb 18, 2017 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Sing – agreed with your assessment and defense of Darlow by the way the other day.However,Elliot is still my number one regardless.Darlow has had good season in general by the looks of it but in terms of physical strength,commanding the back line and ball distribution,
    Elliott has the edge and prefer him for that,otherwise i’m in consent in a way of your defense.

  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2017 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #32

    I you have a facebook account.

    Lee Ryder’s take on yesterdays presser.


  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2017 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #33

    Rafa Benitez on Karl Darlow:
    “I don’t criticise players for one error, especially when they have had 11 clean sheets. He’s done well”

  • lochinvar

    Feb 18, 2017 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #34

    Surely the big move for Sissoko would now be to Arsenal. He can join the club of his dreams and save their position. Wenger is going to be there next year (according to him ) so sounds like a plan.


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