An outstanding effort by Sylvain Marveaux, the 2013/14 Newcastle United hide and seek competition has now ended with the french winger found when a cleaner accidentally strayed into the trophy cabinet.

Competition was fierce and it ended up in a head to head with Jonas Gutierrez but with neither player sighted for months, it was the Argentinian winger who blinked first and handed the crown to Sylvain Marveaux.

sylvain marveauxTraining photos put out by the club have clearly shown both Marveaux and Jonas regularly training and things reached their peak when last weekend Alan Pardew was missing a number of players and yet he had dopes like Sammy Ameobi and Obertan on the bench instead of both Marveaux and Gutierrez, leading many fans to question exactly where the players are and why ignored when we have so little depth – as proved by last Saturday when Pardew didn’t look at all amused when the abysmal Gabriel Obertan was booed onto the pitch.

Don’t agree with booing but like everybody else I couldn’t believe he was getting on the pitch again.

At yesterday’s press conference, Alan Pardew was asked about Marveaux and told that fans wondered if he was still at the club, this is what the manager had to say;

“We have had a great run but a couple of defeats now gives an opportunity for those players who have been on the outskirts of it for a little while.

“There is room for a Marveaux to come through and get into this team. As there is with everybody else in this squad.”

Hmmm, I think when Alan Pardew makes seven changes and you’re not even on the bench, the chance to ‘come through and get into this team’ must look a ‘little’ slim – especially when as I say you have Ameobi junior and Squidward select ahead of you.

Entries now being accepted for the 2nd NUFC hide and seek championships, early favourite is Gael Bigirimana.