John Carver has told Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley that there is no way they can sell Moussa Sissoko.

This week has brought Sissoko’s latest in a line of interviews in France, where he has said he is desperate for a move to a ‘big’ club and to get Champions League football BUT he’s happy at Newcastle…

moussa sissokoA number of media outlets, including the Mail and Star, published the same story in quick succession which suggests they have been fed the line by somebody.

The newspapers reporting that John Carver has told them that if they lose Moussa Sissoko this month then it will end any hopes of a major recovery in the remaining sixteen matches.

You may feel you have heard this all before and Alan Pardew saying the same about the likes of Andy Carroll and Yohan Cabaye before they were sold.

While Alan Pardew appeared to have zero say/power when it came to players being sold from under him, if it is possible to have less than zero say then most supporters will feel that this is what replacement John Carver has got.

If a suitable bid comes in then Mike Ashley will sell Moussa Sissoko, wrecking the rest of the season and what John Carver thinks are immaterial.

  • Geoff Themagpie Robinson

    The FCB will do what he wants ask the Scottish FA and I bet he doesn’t turn up at Westminster to be questioned by MP’s

  • Andynufc Ryan

    Carver surley by now you should no all he cares about is money

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  • Gordan Nufc Burke

    ashley will show who is boss in this situation and sell him now in spite, atleast carver said something but better off sayin notin

  • Malcolm Robinson

    That’s him gone then !

  • Jarra MIck

    Sissoko should be fined for comments made, told he’s going nowhere and put in the reserves for a couple of weeks ……….if only. Instead we slavishly sit with baited breath waiting to see if anyone fancies taking a punt on him. If they do everyone will be happy NUfC, Ashley, the buying club and its supporters, the only ones unhappy again will be us mugs. Modern footballers are nuts, hate the lot of them. Am I the only one who cheers when you hear one of their lives has gone to [email protected] because they basically had too much money?

  • Jarra MIck

    Sorry that should have read modern footballers are cnuts.

  • geordieladdo

    Jarra MIck Whilst i agree it’s all wrong – you could look at it another way maybe..
    This guy has been brought in, promised x y and z, came in to play with quality players in likely his preferred role on likely reasonable wages (reasonable only in relation to other footballers not the real world of course!).
    Comes here to see some of the good players he thought he was going to be playing with depart with not a whole load of replacements coming the other way, gets stuck out on the right wing when anyone with half an ounce of sense realised staight away that he was the central midfielder we were desperately in need of, see’s ZERO ambition, told the cups are not priority so generally will NEVER win anything at Newcastle…
    Has no loyalty as such to NUFC as its a job – if you played for Wigan and could potentially move to Arsenal and quadruple your wages and have a chance of getting some trophies etc.. i’m sure you would try and make that happen..
    Don’t think we can play the lad too much that’s all!

  • vbhgft

    geordieladdo Jarra MIck Rubbish. Moussa Sissoko was given the chance to move to the Premiership by NUFC for a (comparatively) small fee when not many other Premiership teams seemed to be interested in him. 

    He jumped at the chance to get his foot on the gravy train. I am sure he didn’t have to be cajoled into joining NUFC by promises of who he would be playing with, he was more than happy to jump ship and come to the Premiership.

    Now, he decides he wants to move off from his stepping stone, as Cabaye and Debuchy did.

    Problem for Sissoko is – he ain’t that good. Can you imagine Arsenal’s one-touch passing movements continually breaking down due to his elephantine first touch?

  • TonyMarkElsender

    Moussa won’t be happy about that, I just hope when he goes he lifts the lid on this whole shower

  • geordieladdo

    vbhgft geordieladdo You never taken a job to further yourself then? You never got into that job and thought oh look there’s another job that pays much more and i can do it and they want me?
    You’d not say nobody else wanted me last year so i took this job on relatively average pay so i must stay with them for the next x amount of years out of loyalty?
    I personally agree with you that he’s not an amazing player and that if he did go to Arsenal he would be found out to a degree.
    In terms of winning something, anything – he’s got a hell of a better chance of doing that anywhere else other than here!

  • GToon

    I don’t think for one second what Carver says is going to influence the shopkeeper and his mate. They’d sell Carver too if they could.

  • Hughie

    Sissoko is not that good nor is he indispensable. He flatters to deceive much of the time, with 40 metre runs that end in nothing, and seems to have an inability or unwillingness to track back when he loses the ball, or gives it away, and of course his left peg is for standing on only. Like many of the foreign, mainly French, players(mercenaries who stay two seasons if we are lucky) we have bought, once they think they are Champions League standard they are off. Look what happened to Cabaye, Ba, Remy. Get Abeid and De Jong fit and drop him if he hasn’t been sold.

  • vbhgft

    geordieladdo vbhgft Sure, of course I have and that is exactly why Sissoko came to NUFC because he knew he was furthering himself at the time. Now he feels he can further himself further, so to speak. 

    He didn’t hold NUFC to ransom over who he would be playing with or our approach to the FA Cup. Like most foreign players, cup competitions don’t mean as much. I am sure Sissoko was more than happy to come at the time. As indeed were Cabaye, Ba, Debuchy.

    Now he thinks he can do better, like Winston Reid of West Ham or Lallana, Shaw, Lambert, Lovren, Schneiderlin etc

  • vbhgft

    Hughie Sissoko often does the seemingly difficult thing, running past opposing players with the ball, then he gets to the edge of the penalty area and he seemingly hasn’t got a clue what to do with it. It happens time and time again. His finishing is erratic, to say the least. Personally I don’t think he’s good enough for PSG or Arsenal, not nearly good enough. Same with Tiote, and Krul for that matter. They are good enough for NUFC not any higher. Problem is, they think they are.

  • wor monga

    Somebody still using
    the old Andy Carroll sale to get the negative ‘selling club’ message across…howay…so
    good was the AC deal that any club in the whole wide football world would have
    loved to have made it…it was the proverbial deal struck in heaven for the Toon…and
    one which gave the club over £35 million, (and would cost the Scousers
    something like £60 million over the length of the contract…so no wonder they
    had to move him on as soon as they could).
    As for the Cabaye deal
    there was nothing Pardew could say or do about that one either…the player had
    withdrawn his labour once he’d got wind of Arsenal’s interest, and was prepared
    to do so again to get his wish…PSG met the clubs valuation, and the club couldn’t
    take the risk of any more striking nonsense with the last year of his contract coming
    Sissoko is in a different category, and with
    quite a few years left on his contract Ashley could make the amount he got for
    AC look like loose change in comparison, and hold out comfortably…which would
    certainly price Wenger / Blanc out of the game.

  • vbhgft

    wor monga Oh yes, the old “we’ve become a selling club” thing. How long did “cult heroes” Ferdinand, Ginola and Asprilla stay? Two years maximum, before they were sold. As for Gascoigne, Beardsley and Waddle……

  • howaymebonnylads

    Carver obviously isn’t aware of the job description of Head Coach!!

  • paul janes

    The club are complicit in trying to sell Sissoko as apparently no player can talk to the press without his club’s permission,so it looks like a joint effort.

  • 1Flyingmag

    Carver can’t tell anyone to do anything. He’ll be gone at the end of the season, the players know it, we know it, Let’s just get rid of the sorry excuse now, Oh and Ashley…..please follow him out.

  • vbhgft

    1Flyingmag How is the players appear to like him then? Just as they also liked Pardew? Pardew never “lost the dressing room” whatever else can be said about him. It would appear Carver hasn’t either.

  • Paul Patterson

    vbhgft wor monga  Ginola didn’t want to play for Dalglish, Ferdinand was sold to keep shareholders happy (The club even tried to stop the deal at the last minute due to Shearer’s injury) and Asprilla didn’t fit into the Dalglish style of play.

  • vbhgft

    Paul Patterson vbhgft wor monga So, those all players all left for various reasons. So did Carroll (ludicrous money), Ba (contract cluase), Cabaye (sulking/bigger club), Debuchy, (bigger club).

    Players leave clubs – Arsenal are a big, relatively successful club. They sold Fabregas, Clichy, Van Persie etc etc

  • Paul Patterson

    vbhgft Paul Patterson wor monga  But Newcastle don’t replace players with anything anywhere near good enough, other clubs do. While tv money rolls in and remains unspent . .

  • wor monga

    What do you people
    want?…Carver goes on record as standing up to Ashley, which is what you wanted
    Pardew to do for years…and yet you’re still whinging… ok granted Ashley might
    not have been present when JC stood up to him, but it doesn’t matter because
    the truth is that although Sissoko’s pace /work rate might give us what we have
    certainly lacked in central midfield for years, there is nowhere near enough
    end product from his final passes or attempts on goal for all the effort…
     Arsenal, at the moment, see him as only being nice
    to have in the squad as a back-up, much the same as they regarded Cabaye…they
    were right, because at that level they demand a lot more creativity /goals
    coming from open play in midfield to go along with the ability to strike a free
    kick or run with the ball from box to box.

  • Brownale69

    switch the light out on ya way oot

  • prestondave

    “Oh, okay then John we wont sell him because we respect you as a coach”. Get a grip you tool you are a nobody to FCB just like the rest of us. The most annoying thing about all of this is the continuos drivel that the fans are expected to take and believe. Mind you, Im sure some fans do believe in FCB fairytale for NUFC.Except it aint a fairytale it is an absolute nightmare.

  • mrkgw

    What is it with this Champions League? Players might play for a club where the second string play the early stages and get knocked out. Sick of players citing this all of the time. Its an excuse to engineer a move and nothing else.

  • vbhgft

    mrkgw Exactly. Arsenal, for example, have no chance of winning the Champions League. Furthermore, players bleat on about “playing in Europe” then NUFC get into Europe and instead of playing away on a Thursday night in Bulgaria or Latvia, they develop an injury and Bigiramana plays.

  • wor monga

    Paul Patterson vbhgft wor monga I understand what you’re
    saying Paul, and the striking problem has never been permanently resolved…but
    remember that Cabaye, Debuchy, Sissoko, Janmaat , Cabella, De Jong, Perez,
    Colback, Santon, Haidara, Anita and Riviere were all quality players brought in
    as replacements…some might not have come through the way we hoped they would
    yet, but nevertheless they were brought in. I’d like more opportunity to be
    given to the young players like Abeid, Aarons, Dummett, Satka, Ameobi and
    Armstrong rather than just bypass them until their thrown aside.

  • amacdee

    vbhgft 1Flyingmag
    Neither Pardwho nor Pinocchio would know the latter !