Layout 1Speaking to the media in France, the Bordeaux President, Jean-Louis Triaud, has revealed that Bordeaux had initially decided not to let Yoan Gouffran join Newcastle in January.

Only when they agreed a deal for 19 year old Uruguayan striker, Diego Rolan, did they then agree to sell Gouffran in the transfer window.

Rolan was signed from Uruguayan club, Defensor, for a reported 2.8m euros, with Bordeaux seemingly coming out around 1m euros ahead after taking Newcastle’s fee for Gouffran into account.

Speaking to French radio station RMC, this is what President Triaud had to say;

“We hesitated with Gouffran and were going to keep him until the summer, but then reconsidered whether to keep him until the end of his contract or to sell him and get a financial return on him.

We have watched Diego Rolan for some time and we knew we found we could bring him in as a replacement immediately. So in the end it seemed smart to recover some money for Gouffran and invest it  in this player”.

On the evidence so far, I’m relieved that Bordeaux found their replacement because Gouffran’s combination of clever play and work ethic look a real catch for Newcastle.

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22 comments
Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

Hats off to Jonas. Telling it as it is -


"Two things I learn from my illness - how you can support a player (newcastle fans) and how you leave a player alone (newcastle owner)."

stepaylor
stepaylor

there is no way Carver will get the job, not even a need to talk about it. Don t get me wrong i think Charnley and Ashley would do it if they thought they could get away with it. They however know they cant. Too fragile now to rock the boat any further. Will be Mclaren probably as they know they can just about het away with that. If things at the top have changed following the Ashley tv appearance then we will have Laudrup or Remi Garde. Would be happy with either and the board know this 

toon tony
toon tony

Very surprising result. ..would have put Carver 21st /20.

1957
1957

They have got Carver spot on, the last paragraph of their analysis of 'Geordie' John sums him up.

lupamac
lupamac

Four-Four-Two More bias from obviously south coast situated anti northern journo"s  did Gordon Lee or Richard Dinnis ever make your top 20 . or big Jack Charlton says it all.

Bill Mcgarry Iam Mcfaul  or KK 

and your  sexiest manager ever  Arry "the twitch" Redknapp was a load of old bollix


AP69
AP69

Aye Pardew was brilliant

Finished 5th with somebody else's team

Started playing centre forwards on the wings

Then stopped the midfield helping the lone striker meaning any balls that got in the box were easily dealt with

Beaten by three or more goals on 23 occasions

Worst run of results in Derby games

Worst home defeat in living memory

Complicit in Ashleys lies, never forget we couldn't quite get him over the line bollocks

Most of 2014 with only a handful of victories

More lies

Done well with Palace with somebody else's players

Some good results mixed in with some truly boring football

Aye he's class

Steve1221
Steve1221

"Finished 5th with someone else's team"

So did I imagine the spine of Hughton's team in Harper, Barton, Nolan, Enrique and Carroll being sold before that season?

Steve1221
Steve1221

Maybe but he didn't make a single appearance, the point is that the team built around Cabaye, Tiote and Ba (Cisse and Ben Arfa in the second half) was in no way, shape or form Hughton's team.

Bianchi Boy
Bianchi Boy

The anti-Pardew stuff from our lot is frankly, insane.


Pardew had his hands tied by the fat man on recruitment and budget. Apparently, despite that, we don't like Pardew because (shock! horror!) he didn't publicly berate his employer.


Howay man, get in the real world.


Pardew has proved he's a decent coach both with us and Palace. A hard bloke to like, but a better manager than we will ever give credit for.

foggy
foggy

@Bianchi Boy  wasn't he the same "manager" who told a cancer sufferer to find another club?

amacdee
amacdee

@Bianchi Boy "Pardew had his hands tied by the fat man on recruitment and budget"

Which obviously helped him lose 5 on the bounce to the mackems ? Say what you will but Pardwho was a record breaker while at NUFC unfortunately they were all shlte records.



lupamac
lupamac

give you even money Pardew will  be gone from Palace within 2 years


crediblejustin736
crediblejustin736

I remember a certain season when Pardew guided newcastle to fifth. Lets give him time, please

SaveNUFC
SaveNUFC

Him you mean JC? If you are referring to JC you must be high or you must be JC himself. 19 matches is a good number of matches to assess a managers/coaches ability. He is totally incapable. Open your eyes. As bad as Pardew was his win rate and JC's win ratio is not comparable. Also Pardew is a one season manager.

foggy
foggy

Please someone forward this article to Lee Ryder and to Lee Charnley

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Surely that table is upside down.... I have it on good authority that Carver is the best manager in the Premiership.

Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

6 new players in a January window seems to make as positive a difference / addition as does a new manager. 

No shyte, Sherlock!

Oliver Lam
Oliver Lam

Pardew started Newcastle's season in RELEGATION form. There's no way he was the 4th best manager.

amacdee
amacdee

Agreed we were bottom of the table after 4 games and still in the bottom three after 8. These journo's have selective memories.