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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27 comments
David Telford
David Telford

It's good to give a discount to season ticket holders

MikeatToonArmyPhila
MikeatToonArmyPhila

Stateside, that would almost ensure empty stands. Ashley really doesn't understand the damage he has done to the brand.

Mark Brooker
Mark Brooker

I'll just wait until next season we'll probably be playing them in the championship.

mrkgw
mrkgw

Just typical.

Fozzyworld
Fozzyworld

@Mike_Ashley_Out. Brilliant move, double whammy. .. Force Season Ticket Holders to renew and reduce the away support in one go. Genious!

wor monga
wor monga

I Love it, Jackie…I really do!…if you think Ashley will sit back and let those who won’t go…don’t go…and never have gone take a lend of him via the internet (the Mag) then it’s about time you got the message…he won’t.


...One way or another those who haven’t renewed (for whatever reason) will get the message that he will use any trick in the book to fill the ground on matchdays…one way or another…by any cheap day deals he can think of, and if he can, hopefully, penalise some who are hoping to coming back, in the process.


...That’s how you make billions of £’s from nothing…and you don’t get that by backing down to any signs of opposition when the ‘natives get restless’.. 

knocky
knocky

Isn't this another way of saying a £5 discount for season ticket holders - seems fair to me. I've committed to pay for a season ticket and as such get  an opportunity to get some tickets cheaper. 

And The Mag should check the facts first before wading in with another anti-newcastle united article

amacdee
amacdee

@knocky Dont get knocky with the Mag. Its people like you, who keep buying ST's, who tell the Fatman he's doing everything OK ! FGS man you'll get a ticket for every home game this season without signing on the dotted line.

knocky
knocky

@amacdee @knocky 7 together? My whole family go, parents, kids and grandkids. We enjoy the day - pub etc, sometimes even the football. I live in hope that we provide our fans with effort and entertainment (as a a bare minimum) and to a some stage get back to competing with the top end of the table (won't hold my breath). But I have mates who are Leeds, York, Plymouth, Rangers fans There's no guarantees in football - we can't all support Man City/Chelsea

Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@knocky @amacdee But, you'd already have saved £35 for 7 tickets at Sheff United. I think it' great that ST holders get a discount

philrenner09
philrenner09

This is exactly what Sheff Utd are doing £15 for non season ticket holders and £10 if you are --- they have set the prices, phone Bramall lane and get your facts right. This is a regular thing for Sheff Utd to do for pre season matches

JohnyH
JohnyH

They just don't get it do they.

For a charge that might make them a few quid, they're prepared to p&£@s off the entire supporter community.

He can stick his f@&£&@g tickets right up his f&@£!?g fat a&£e

G Dubz
G Dubz

Dont go- the football is 5hite, the players arent committed, the chairmen is milking us... its not our NUFC anymore and wont be again until he leaves

He will only go if we undermine his brand- the TV money more than offsets the season ticket fall and attendance drop- making Sports Direct look bad is where it hurts him- do that by not going.

foggy
foggy

Just don't F in go, don't buy the shirts, don't buy or renew the season tickets.

Once again its just another slap in the face for the fans from the lying w#nkers who own / run the club, all the while aided and abetted by moncur.


Duke Fame
Duke Fame

@foggy I quite like going to the match, I support the lads and have some fantastic times. It's what being a real fan is all about

WilliamCarney
WilliamCarney

@Duke Fame @foggy What being a happy clapper and encouraging someone to use our club as a giant billboard that takes advantage of fans and players for his own benefit, let me ask you something ok, what are you exactly a fan of? the amazing football we play? or the destruction of our club? it's nice of you to think your a real fan but seriously your not, your the second biggest problem to our club, wake up you dumb moron.

Seventy2
Seventy2

I wonder how long it will take for the Membership price to rise?

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

Didn't you just know the fat 845tard was going to pull strokes like this.  Now's definately the right time to tell him to shove his tickets right into the dark place only his mother would visit.


Wallsendstu
Wallsendstu

Just don't go. I feel sorry for the lad whose testimonial it is as these players know that NUFC supporters travel in their thousands to watch the team. Does the extra £5 go to the guy? I doubt it, so the greedy sods milk off money where ever they can and it makes me sick to my stomach. The fatman and Penfold are just the type to steal from donation boxes as long as they get their grubby paws on another penny, scum. 

maddib
maddib

@Wallsendstu  If the extra fiver per ticket isn't going to Morgan, then surely Ashley is guilty of theft.  It's his testimonial, surely all monies goes to him so he can sort out stewarding/policing costs from the final testimonial amount and then take him/give to charity what is left.

Grrrbby
Grrrbby

There are some absolute morons on here like. This is a non article with yet another dramatic headline that doesn't tell you all the facts. Sheffield set the prices not Newcastle. And even if they did, i'd look at this as a good thing for season ticket holders rather than the other way round. Next ...