Sylvain Marveaux has said that he enjoyed himself at Newcastle and misses it, but claims he was ‘blacklisted’.
The claim came on Friday night when PSG played Guingamp.
On opposing teams were former Newcastle playmaker Yohan Cabaye and Guingamp’s loan player Marveaux.
Both started the match and Cabaye played until subbed in the 69th minute with the club from the capital 4-0 up, whilst Sylvain Matrveaux lasted until three minutes to go and exited at 5-0 down.
The eventual 6-0 win and three points, means that PSG have basically won the title once again as they are six points clear and with a superior goal difference – only two matches left to play. Guingamp are a respectable 12th in mid-table.
After the game French TV channel Canal+ filmed the two players chatting and Sylvain Marveaux can be clearly heard saying (in French) to Cabaye:
“I miss Newcastle, it was good, but you know I was blacklisted.”
Many Newcastle fans could never understand why Marveaux was never given any kind of run in the team, he may have been inconsistent but he did create chances.
In the 2012/13 season for example, Marveaux only started 10 Premier Lague matches and another 12 from the bench, yet was easily the United player with the most goal assists that season. The French midfielder was responsible for making 6 league goals that season, with Santon on four and a number of players with three each.
A bit like sending out Mapou and Santon on loan with the squad so short of numbers and quality, why you would rely on players such as Obertan, Sammy Ameobi and Gouffran ahead of Sylvain Marveaux is anybody’s guess.
Whether it came from higher up the food chain is unknown but Marveuax certainly appeared to be a victim of Alan Pardew’s blacklisting of creativity and flair, with the likes of Ben Arfa and Marveaux sidelined in favour of the mediocrity and negativity of Gouffran and others.
Sylvain Marveux still has a further year to run on his Newcastle contract so interesting to see whether he remains blacklisted…