Is Sylvain Marveaux the latest piece of wishful thinking
The current mood appears to be to take any positive and turn it into something that is ridiculously optmistic, the latest case apparently Sylvain Marveaux.
We have seen Gabriel Obertan hailed as like a new signing after supposedly turning the corner, this based on an OK display at Swansea and a match winning performance in a clash of two poor teams against Leicester.
Now this morning I have read about Sylvain Marveaux doing really well in France and what a bonus he could be if he comes back to Newcastle in the summer.
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A quick check over the Channel and the facts tell you something else.
Marveaux’ on-loan club Guigamp have lost seven of their first ten Ligue 1 matches and are second bottom of the League.
Marveaux has contributed no league goals but he has got two assists.
The respected independent analysis site whoscored, that is used by much of the football industry and analyses every match that all major European clubs take part in, gives Marveaux an average rating of 6.36 out of 10 which puts him seventeenth best in the Guigamp squad. Not great going for a player who is easily the highest paid on their books.
The entire positive story that is being given on Marveaux appears to come from the match where he scored twice against PAOK in the Europa League a few weeks ago.
The old saying about absence making the heart grow fonder, seems in this instance to be ignorance hopefully making the fans more optimistic when it comes to journalists spinning stories.
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