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Sissoko tows the party line – Newcastle unlucky for 10 months and Obertan’s fantastic

7 years ago

Moussa Sissoko is the latest Newcastle United employee to tow the party line, following the lead of manager Alan Pardew and countless other players.

The United midfielder has trotted out the same lines; Newcastle have been very unlucky and Gabriel Obertan is a fantastic player…it is almost as though the NUFC press office is writing their quotes for them….

Reported in the Shields Gazette

“This win is good but the next three games will be very hard, we play against big teams; Tottenham, Man City and Liverpool.

“We have some confidence and I hope we play well and get the three points in the next game.”

Unlucky Newcastle;

“It (Leicester) was a fantastic result for the team, we work hard every day and we have been unlucky.

“It was a great result and won our first game of the season, I hope now we start a good season for the team.

Fantastic Gabriel Obertan;

“Gabby’s a fantastic player.

“He played very well and scored, so we are happy for him, I hope for him that he will continue to work hard and help the team.”

Newcastle United have not been unlucky, 6 Premier League wins in 10 months is not unlucky.

Neither is Gabriel Obertan a fantastic player.

What he is, at best, is an average player who became so poor that even Alan Pardew wouldn’t pick him for the last two years, but who hopefully will now build on that Leicester goal and performance, to belatedly pay back some of the lucrative wages he has picked up for over three years for little to no return.

I also thought it a strange thing for Sissoko to say that he hoped Obertan would continue to work hard and help the team. Surely that is the very minimum we should expect of any player and Sissoko’s strange choice of words can then only make you doubt whether that was the case before.


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