MYM_Mapou_Yanga_Mbiwa_Newcastle United_NUFCMapou was outstanding in a slightly different role at right-back last night against FC Metalist but in this interview we get to know a bit more about a player who looks an outstanding addition to the Newcastle squad.

Also look out for some great behind the scenes footage of the players.

Yoan Gouffran also makes a quality appearance, thanks as always to our translator Pierre.

In the changing room with microphone in hand,

Mapou:

“In France the weather is not so cold, here it’s cold and it is snowing” (Pierre’s impression: after all he has been playing for Montpelier in the south of France and probably swam in the Mediterranean sea, somewhat slightly different to Whitley Bay and the North Sea!”)

Mapou continues by saying,

“With regards to breathing the air is fresh, there is not going to be any problems; I’ve come with the intention of playing to have the maximum of time on the pitch, to show what I am capable of doing. Here it is, I had to also consider other things, I had to think seriously as I did not want to leave and end up not getting sufficient playing time, I thought seriously about it and chose Newcastle.”

The camera take you to the weights room with the comments that they are not pretending for the cameras and there will be some hard work, the new French players expect to suffer!

Layout 1Gouffran:

“This is a new culture with another way of playing football, I’ve arrived in January and it is to bring what I can do. I don’t think it is a different of standard, it is more in the head, and if you want to succeed and show what you can do, you will get there.”

The video takes you to the St.James’ Park changing room where there is mention of the French National Team –

Gouffran:

“Why not, by being good and efficient, the door is not closed for me so who knows?”

It is mentioned that maybe another reason for coming to Newcastle could be to have more chance of getting in the French squad!

The camera then follows Sissoko in the changing room next to his named NUFC shirt.

Sissoko:

“Certain things happened with the President and I was unable to play the last match for Toulouse against PSG, I was frustrated, after all it was his choice, I had to accept it, it was difficult, there you have it ”voila!!” (which they say all the time!!) I will always remember my great ten years at Toulouse, as I am saying now today I am a Newcastle player, I am hoping to do as well as I did for Toulouse, by coming here one could say you’ve moved to another level, I’ll have the opportunity of playing against Manchester City, Manchester United, this is brilliant for a player. If I came here it is to play that sort of games, I am going to represent the Geordies!”

The club is expecting great things from their French recruits…..
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9 comments
No Brainer
No Brainer

in fairness to him he doesn't shout from the roof tops on any item

AndyMac1
AndyMac1

It was an exercise in damage limitation from Fatman.

If the figures had revealed, what many had forecast, the true profit of £40-£50m (albeit pre tax) there would have been discontent on a major scale even from the SJP going faithful. 

So this post tax profit figure has kinda taken the wind out of the sails of the opposition which, I assume, was the point of it all ?

Gaffa201
Gaffa201

The 2013 accounts show £40m in tax losses not used so no tax will have been paid in the 2014 accounts.


For 2012 TV revenue was 55.6m and Commercial revenue 13.7m to fill the gaps.

RexN
RexN

@Gaffa201 Thanks for that. A part of the rationale was to look at what the club included and excluded when they made the original announcements.

radgiegadgie
radgiegadgie

@RexN @Gaffa201 Yes, and prior year losses can be offset against future profits given certain time limits.  Corporation tax is not simple but, I don't think Newcastle will be paying too much of it right now.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

You would expect HMRC to take an interest in these figures, given they will receive considerable less corporation tax than expected.

As you say it's a mystery how operating costs could have increased so dramatically for no apparent reason.  After all, the club's whole operation seems pared down to the bone.

Sniff, sniff.  That's the smell of books being cooked.

radgiegadgie
radgiegadgie

@Demented_Man No, this won't be the case.  You have to add back any costs that might be disallowable for tax purposes.  We won't see NUFC's tax return but it is likely to be legit and different from the figures announced, Mash will hire tax specialists from a top four accounting practice and they will look for every loophole but, will not break the law.


LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Lee Charnley is ripping the heart out of one of England's important clubs - and Newcastle deserve better...Lee Charnley is a guy who has risen without trace....


Daily Mirror.


very apt bio.

mickg
mickg

Maybe he's scared of heights.......