Newcastle United v Chelsea - Premier LeagueI had an interesting conversation last night with somebody inside the club and asked which of the new players is making the most effort to get up to speed and learn the language.

The great news is that all of the January signings are doing their best to get up to speed but even better, what is looking the real star signing, Moussa Sissoko, has been demanding extra English lessons from the tutor the club have provided.

Apparently Moussa at every opportunity where he can fit an extra lesson in, is on the phone asking to meet up and learn the lingo.

Some of you may think so what?

However, in my book there are people who are driven to succeed in life and while some can get to where they want to be through pure talent, when you have somebody who has that talent PLUS the extra drive and commitment, it can be a potent combination.

We also have the backdrop of so many players, both from home and abroad, who have landed on Tyneside and only interested in taking as much money for as little return as possible.

We have seen Sissoko’s energy and drive on the pitch, so he deserves an extra pat on the back for his off the field commitment as well.

With players such as Yohan Cabaye and Sissoko inside the club I don’t think we’ll go too far wrong.

BlingEagle 5pts

Credit to you NUFC fans for your reaction to this pitiful example of journalism. There's still plenty time to turn your season around. Here's hoping you get your Christmas wishes - players fit to wear your shirt and a fanzine blog worthy of your club. Keep the faith

southernfairy 5pts

I am a non Newcastle fan, (Yeah, soz I'm Palace). But you lot on this site are an utter joke and you do your club and it's followers a great disservice. I was at the game on Saturday and on the way to the ground and on the way home I met numerous Geordies who are are credit to NUFC, passionate followers of their local team who shares the highs and (more so recently) get frustrated by the lows but none of them came across like the bitter, sad, vindictive and delusional morons who "write" for this "publication". True fans you are not and it is an insult to them that claim to speak for them.

Polarboy 5pts

The editor of this fanzine needs to be sacked. 90% of the article contributors are fecking morons and they're giving us a bad name.  

breenebass 5pts

i'm sure i have read on here a few seasons ago about how zaha would be a great asset to the toon.

sour grapes do not sort out our internal problems. newcastle fans are lauded as some of the best, passionate and fairest fans in the world where we give credit where credit is due.

articles like this tarnish the reputation of a once great club- blaming other teams players when we weren't good enough takes focus off the real problems newcastle united are facing. please avoid doing it next time we take a hammering

andrewn2001 5pts

Are you kidding me.  We dont help ourselves with articles like this. The fact that  our captain spent more time on his arse or with his back to the ball let alone the volume or lack of commitment from every single one of the money earners not fit to wear the black and white. Picking on a player who was simply too good for any of our boys is like being in the school yard and saying my pa will smack yours.  grow up man.

BaldEagle10 5pts

Great reporting once again. This truly is THE go to place for a decent article. I'm not quite sure exactly where he says 'I'll keep on diving' but I assume it is somewhere, this being the mag - one of the most reputable sensible article writers of all time. I have to assume that he said this somewhere else and that the mag accidentally missed the quote out from their article - and not take any notice of how silly that is, seeing as the article states that this is what he said in its headline.