Archive for the ‘Yoan Gouffran’ Category

Cisse gets a real winger to break his scoring duck at last

Posted September 26th, 2013 by workyticket | 71 Comments

My latest blog at is now up! Now entitled “Left-field selection Sammy Ameobi helps Papiss Cisse break his Newcastle scoring duck,” it orignally had the same title as this piece until a sub-editor got his or her hands on it. Thankfully though, they seem to have left the story intact this time, apart from […]

Pardew: We can’t compete with financial strength of Southampton

Posted August 7th, 2013 by workyticket | 157 Comments

Speaking in his latest interview, Alan Pardew has been getting his latest round of excuses in before the season starts, saying that Newcastle United might find it difficult to replicate 2012’s fifth placed finish in the Premier League because he hasn’t replaced Demba Ba, and the club simply can’t compete with the financial strength of […]

Guest Blog: Has Alan Pardew Finally Seen the Light?

Posted February 8th, 2013 by ToonBano | 48 Comments

Many thanks to “ToonBano” from the Toon blog for his sixth guest blog here – wt. As I get over the shock of actually winning a game from behind for the first time in over two years and trying to get my head around winning back to back victories for the first time this […]

Sissoko was great, but let’s hear it for Gouffran too

Posted February 4th, 2013 by workyticket | 40 Comments

This is just a quick ‘blog to let you all know that my latest piece for was published earlier today. Entitled “Sissoko was great, but let’s hear it for Gouffran too” it takes a look at Yoan Gouffran’s excellent performance against Chelsea on Saturday, a performance which might be overlooked in the midst of […]

Probing Pardew’s four French fancies: 1. Yoan Gouffran

Posted January 28th, 2013 by workyticket | 29 Comments

Hello and welcome to the first in my series where I shall be probing the latest batch of French fancies picked up on Graham Carr’s Eurostar shopping trips to Lille. I will be looking at the latest four signings in no particular order, who were Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haïdara and Moussa Sissoko. There […]

Yoan Gouffran’s message on leaving Bordeaux, and joining Newcastle United

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by workyticket | 44 Comments

Many of you out there will know by about the signing of versatile 23 year old Montpellier defender, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, confirmed this evening on the Newcastle United’s official website. You have probably heard about the allegedly imminent arrival of 20 year old Nancy full back Massadio Haïdara too. The other one which has been slightly […]