Archive for the ‘Player interviews’ Category

Cabaye challenges Kinnear to come clean on Cabayegate (the full exchange translated)

Posted October 8th, 2013 by workyticket | 79 Comments

As I wrote at the time, with Newcastle United, the club of smoke, mirrors and downright lies under current owner, Mike Ashley, there are things we still do not know about the Yohan Cabaye kerfuffle at the start of the season. In an interview as part of the France squad at the side’s Clairefontaine HQ, [...]

Santon’s English love story: His latest full interview with CalcioMercato [In English]

Posted July 25th, 2012 by workyticket | 83 Comments

Davide Santon has given another fairly extensive interview for the Italian CalcioMercato.com (Football Market), which was published on Monday. When I saw how snippets of it had been taken out of context elsewhere (as is usually the case with such interviews), with even the title of the original interview suggesting that the young wing back [...]

Cisse: “I have done nothing yet”

Posted May 24th, 2012 by Hugh de Payen | 11 Comments

Newcastle United number 9 Papiss Cisse has been talking about his (half) season with Newcastle and claims the best is yet to come. Whilst I was browsing around some French sites I came across an interview with Papiss Demba Cisse. I found it on a site called ‘Furturs Medias’, although I’m not sure if that’s [...]

Cabaye puts Toon success down to teamwork

Posted May 16th, 2012 by Hugh de Payen | 4 Comments

Yohan Cabaye states in an interview that he believes teamwork has been responsibly for a lot of Newcastle United’s success this season and that it’s teamwork that can help us compete even with clubs that have better players. Yohan Cabaye has been assessing the season for French site Sport24.com and this is what he had [...]

Papiss Demba Rodney Cissé – The full monty! (Interview, videos stats…)

Posted January 18th, 2012 by workyticket | 45 Comments

First of all dear reader, I would like to apologise. I meant to have this posted yesterday evening. However, due to a certain bearded Newcastle United shirt sponsor, his chronically unreliable Broadband and constantly engaged customer service (who’s existence I am beginning to doubt), that sadly wasn’t possible in the end. As a certain Mr.J.Rotten [...]

Ben Arfa on Pardew: “I will submit to his authority while maintaining my philosophy”

Posted January 17th, 2012 by Hugh de Payen | 32 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa has been talking about some of the problems he’s faced in his career and how things are shaping up for him at Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa spoke to the French press yesterday about some of the problems that have plagued his life and footballing career to date and how they’re being [...]

Toon to get attacking boost amidst defensive woes?

Posted December 14th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 21 Comments

Newcastle United centre-back Mike Williamson nears fitness and, whilst an alleged bid for a West Ham defender fails, it seems that Modibo Maiga is actually heading to Tyneside. With our central defence currently emptier than a Mackem’s head, there’s some welcome news that Mike Williamson managed 45 minutes for the reserve team against Bolton yesterday [...]

Club toughens stance on Simmo contract

Posted November 25th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 33 Comments

Comments from Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew appear to indicate that Danny Simpson is now at the ‘take or leave it’ stage in contract negotiations. Further to my article a few days ago in which I mentioned the contract situation with Danny Simpson, it seems the club is toughening its stance a bit more if [...]

Can we cope without Demba Ba?

Posted November 9th, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 21 Comments

Is the Africa Cup of Nations going to cause serious problems for Newcastle United, particularly in relation to Demba Ba? The Africa Cup of Nations (ACoN) has its first group game on the 21st January and the final is on 12th February, which means that players will be away from their respective clubs for potentially [...]

Llambias integral to team spirit, says Taylor

Posted October 31st, 2011 by Hugh de Payen | 16 Comments

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor talks about the excellent team spirit at the club, including good relationships all the way up the hierarchy. I was alarmed to see a headline in The Telegraph that said ‘Newcastle have Europe in their sights’. Admittedly the author of the article intimated that European football is more likely in [...]