Speaking ahead of the match with Chelsea, Alan Pardew has insisted that there is no way he’d consider dropping one of his under performing players.

The Newcastle manager has insisted that Moussa Sissoko is perfectly suited to the modern era of English football, with all the necessary attributes of power and physique. This must go a long way to answering those fans who claim Vurnon Anita deserves to start ahead of Sissoko.

MS0001_moussa_sissoko_newcastle_united_nufc_770In terms of the physical nature of their games, Anita is the total opposite of Sissoko in terms of physical stature and the way he fits into the midfield, with his more economical style of play.

Pardew explaining;

“I still think he (Sissoko) can be the player that we saw against Chelsea last season, though I understand why people are asking questions. He has had a chequered start where he has been fantastic in certain games and I thought he was brilliant on Wednesday night.

“I’d consider myself to be a big central midfielder when I played in the 90s but now I would be classed as a small one. Moussa has all the ingredients of a modern midfielder as he is strong, powerful and he has got that attacking ability.

“He is going to be a big player for Newcastle United and I will stick with him through thick and thin because I know that it is in there.”

What isn’t in doubt for me is that Sissoko’s instant contribution on his arrival against the likes of Villa, Chelsea and Southampton was a key factor in keeping Newcastle up last season.

However, what also isn’t in doubt is that the player has definitely failed to recreate that level of influence in matches since then, with equally the manager failing to bring out the best in the player either.

For the national team, after Cabaye it is Sissoko who is the Newcastle player most highly rated by a considerable distance, certainly judging by the game time Deschamps gives him.

However, for Newcastle he is becoming almost a Jonas (not Jonah!) figure as he puts in so much effort but little end product in terms of creating chances or scoring goals.

I think he has so much more to offer Newcastle United but will Alan Pardew ever be able to help find the key to giving it a chance to flourish?

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amacdee
amacdee

Jeez every single comment on this thread is cynical to the core ;-)


Have we had enough of Fattie then ?

Paul Patterson
Paul Patterson

"I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest." - Winston Churchill, 1937.


"I cannot forecast to you the action of Mike Ashley. He is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, coated in s***e. But perhaps there is a key. That key is Mike Ashley's interest - S****s D****t." - Me, 2015.

Jimmywayhay
Jimmywayhay

Don't listen to what they say , watch what they do !

GToon
GToon

My daughter has just asked me for an ice cream cos it's so hot. Obviously I didn't get her one straight away but said I'd wait until all of my bills had gone out of my account. I'd then meet with her mother to discuss the options open to us. I'd then hold another meeting to discuss the best course of action and if the ice cream would have a sell on value. Finally I wil offer the ice cream man half of the price he wants. If he wishes to turn me down then I'm sure my daughter will understand. Perhaps I could give her some water instead. Tap water, obviously. Meanwhile all the other kids in the street are really enjoying their ice creams. Still that one pound in the bank is probably the equivalent of a couple of million when you're a multi billionaire so I know how good it feels too Mr Ashley. I will also continue to invest in her upbringing.

WilliamCarney
WilliamCarney

@GToon I would just get her the ice cream, she'd only blag my head until then lol, but for Mike Ashley, Id pull his fat head off if I could get within touching distance of him, he would definitly be bleeding for somewhere, even if I could get within 20 feet of him lol.

Munich Mag
Munich Mag

a box full of complimentary black and white fluffy donkeys ears are heading south as we speak... .-)

Munich Mag
Munich Mag

....and the "preferred media partners" are probably paying for this too ! :-)

There again maybe the poor lad in question isn't in the first team squad at Sky ?

mactoon
mactoon

They aren't paying for it at the moment. A similar deal was struck with the Sun last season. Ashley gives sky access to information as a taster then offers them a deal to pay for the permanent media rights down the line. When that happened the Sun said no. As will Sky Sports when they realise they have been fed misinformation #charlieaustinisadonedeal

Fozzyworld
Fozzyworld

I don't think even those muppets would deliberately mislead their own press. They are just incontinent...Sorry incompetent!

mactoon
mactoon

You couldn't make it up... oh hang on, they are!


And they will expect Sky Sports to pay for this priviledge sometime soon?