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Moussa Sissoko Up For Award

8 years ago

While Papiss Cisse was an instant success after arriving last mid-season, arguably Moussa Sissoko has taken instant impact onto a whole different level.

It is not just on Tyneside either that this has created a stir, as Sissoko is one of the nominations for the Barclays February Player of the Month.

The superb two goal match winning display against Chelsea is no doubt what especially caught the eye, whilst a decent performance at Spurs saw an assist for Gouffran and then of course another goal and excellent showing on Sunday against Southampton won’t have done any harm.

No doubt Gareth Bale will be strongly fancied but just nice to see one of our players (as well as Alan Pardew who is also up for manager of the month) getting recognised by others.

The last Newcastle player to actually win a player of the month award is Demba Ba for December 2011 but before that you had to go back to Alan Shearer during the Sir Bobby days, Big Al picking up the award for both December 2002 and October 2003.

If Sissoko keeps up this level of performance then who knows what awards will come the way of both player and team overall.


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