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This Player Should Never Wear The Shirt Again

8 years ago

I’ve never ever written anything  for a magazine or website but after watching the Morecambe match I couldn’t help myself.

If you use this or not I don’t mind, I just had to get it off my chest because I was so angry I thought I was going to do myself a mischief if I didn’t let off steam.

Like most of you I’ve slapped my head down the years as one of our players proves yet again why they aren’t good enough to play for Newcastle United, going right back to Frank Pingel, through Xisco and right up to Mike Williamson. While I get exasperated at their lack of ability I don’t give them too much grief because they are doing their best, they just aren’t good enough, the blame instead aimed at those who brought in players who clearly aren’t up to the job.

However, there is another type of player who is a completely different animal, rare types who have the ability but whose attitude stinks.

Making the effort to go and see that rubbish at Morecambe, I saw a prime candidate, one who should never wear the shirt again.

The time and money I spent on Wednesday night was well worth it, for the cracking atmosphere the fans produced of course, not the pathetic performance on the pitch that was only saved by a walking pace Hatem Ben Arfa producing the only two bits of play that suggested we were in a different ‘league’ to Morecambe.

The player in question has past form, why Sylvain Marveaux has a sizeable number of supporters is beyond me.

Yes he clearly has ability but doing ten minutes here and there and producing a whole game performance a few times a season is no use to anybody.

As I say, he has cheated the fans before with his performances, that first half against Everton last season sticks in my mind, the game when Ba was left out and then came on for Marveaux to save the game.

On Wednesday though, Marveaux reached an all time low, his entire game consisted of minimum movement, pulling out of every challenge, and taking absolutely no responsibility.

He clearly didn’t want to be there on a Wednesday night, second round of the League Cup against a load of cloggers.

Gosling and Bigi were poor but they at least put in the effort. If Marveaux had done the same then just maybe the League Two side wouldn’t have dominated the midfield area for all but the final minutes.

Marveaux cheated the fans on Wednesday and god help us if we are going to be relying on him when the chips are down this season.

if he gives the nod I’ll be straight round his house to help him pack his bags and drive him to the airport myself.

As fans we can tolerate many things but lack of effort is not one of them.


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