Yven Moyo signs four-year deal at Newcastle.

Posted on September 28th, 2010 | 153 Comments |

Yven Moyo - The newest recruit.
Yven Moyo - The newest recruit.
It looks like Newcastle United are pressing ahead with their plans for the future of the club as it has emerged that highly rated French youngster, Yven Moyo, has signed a four-year deal with Newcastle.

Moyo has been on trial with Newcastle and featured on the bench for the reserves during their 2-1 win over Wolves last night.

Rumours surfaced earlier today that Moyo had indeed signed for us although personally I’m not one to jump the gun so I waited until it was on the official club website before annoncing it on here.

The 18-year old former Sochaux player becomes the latest addition a fledgling youth academy at St James’ Park that already boasts an array of talent. Much of the focus has been on the exploits of the first-team, and understandably so, but I for one am very happy that the club are still making moves to ensure NUFC has a bright future ahead.

Moyo is a left-sided midfielder who was attracting the interest of Manchester United not so long back and has also represented his country at under-18 level. He is described as being skillful and pacey and appears to be rather highly rated in his native France.

Chris Hughton has said that we can expect to see more young players on trial at Newcastle throughout the course of the season as the club run the rule over the next batch of youngsters. Moyo has obviously impressed Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley enough to warrant being offered a deal, unlike other trialists such as Billy Knott and Nassim Bhoukhelifa. I’m glad we didn’t sign the latter as his surname is a bit of a nightmare for me to spell!

All in all, another player is through the door and into our academy where hopefully he can emerge into the first-team given enough time. Bringing through our own youth players gives me a much better buzz than going out and buying the finished article, with a finished article price-tag to to boot.

Having said that though, these youth players will take some time to show whether or not they are good enough, so they shouldn’t be the only focus for the club. It’s the first-team that bring in the money to pay the bills, and that will need strengthening until these young lads can prove they are good enough to step up.

It’s official – Moyo is a Magpie!

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153 Responses

  1. Its a shame we were stringing Billy along like that, Although if he was a bit ropey better Knott to tie up a deal and let him hitch to a club who can harness his talent…

  2. I hope Yven doesn’t become one of those players who are in and out of the team – you wouldn’t want Moyo being a Yo-yo.

  3. Toonsy do you really think the 1st team needs strengthening mate, as I dont really think we need much apart from a bit of tinkering with the players we have, maybe im deluded but I have complete faith with the players we have, but saying that I wouldn’t say no to new players ;)

  4. Hopefully he makes the grade, but agree it’s the first team squad needs attention possibly lining up some January moves??

  5. Dave – I mean strengthenoing the first team squag as an ongoing process. Like fair enough on us signing all these highly rated youngsters for the future, but unless they are something exceptional then none of them will get anywhere near the forst team for a few years yet. The time between then and now is when we shouldn’t forget the first-team.

  6. jay jay says:
    September 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Holy fish CC, how many weeks ago did you write that?

    Pre-season, When we were doing the fish puns for Perch, We took knott on trial and i planned on using it but totally forgot until the night.

  7. Think the key in a recuritment policy is balance , no point having a good youth policy then signing loads of experinced players so the youth dont have a chance to break into first team. N vice versa we cant put to much pressure on the kids if or when they break into the first team.

  8. So I take it he was out of contract for us to be able to sign him outside of the transfer window

  9. 14 – I’m not sure? Would he be on a full contract in France? Or just a youth one? Not sure. Have to wait for more to come out about it.

  10. I remember there was a bit of a dispute when we signed nzogbia over whether or not he had a proper contract with his french club

  11. Worky I got that a couple of years back mate but never bothered getting it up and running or even putting up a holding page.
    I am normally booked a few weeks in advance so I dont really need the custum that I thought it would bring, plus you tend to get a lot of wierdos frequenting Tattoo web sites :lol:

  12. Dave – You get wiordos on allsorts of sites! I was on Redtube earlier, look up “ballbusters”

    Frightening :lol:

  13. Dave – I don’t know if mine made it to be honest :lol:

    The amount of time I spend on there I probably should have done though mind :D

  14. Toonsy I can honestly say I haven’t seen any in the last 20 yrs mate :) I would rather have something to eat mate ;) .
    TGS what are you thinking of getting mate

  15. toonsy says:
    September 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    “Dave – You get wiordos on allsorts of sites! I was on Redtube earlier, look up “ballbusters””

    I had a video sent of a gadgie nailing his bollocks to a workbench once, is that the kind of thing?

  16. I am impressed by our new system of scouting the best young talent and getting them on board under Beardo. I couldn’t think of a much better way to produce our own players for the future and have exciting first-teamers coming through rather than expensive has-beens. If we knock back players like who are knott good enough :) and sign classy people like this french u-18 dude then well done Ashley I say.

  17. DJG……….totally agree mate

    jay jay…..Here Comes Your Man :-)

    reet thats me til tomorrow…neet lads

  18. yeah Airey is very good i just thought he was still mainly used at un-18 level but occaisionally used in ressies, but very good player none the less :D

  19. Everyone’s going on about Nolan and our attacking options. What about the defence? Looks good on paper, performs reasonably well, seemingly. Really? In 8 games (2 clean sheets) we’ve conceded 13 bloody goals. That’s 13 in 6! More than 2 a game. Thoughts please.

  20. Georgio…….stats can be interpreted different ways……the 2 cup games didnt feature our normal defence so I wouldnt count them,besides we won both :-)

    As toona1892f says 8 goals in 6 games isnt bad especially when you consider 3 of those were away to Man Ure(no shame there) they’ll put more past better teams than us, against the others one was a penalty given away by a midfielder not a defender, 1 was a goal on the break when we were piling forward and 1 was an OG……….like I say many interpretations ;-)

  21. aye,
    stats are stats & need to be looked at, but they frequently don’t tell the ‘whole’ story, as richie has correctly pointed out.
    Steady away.

  22. We’re still plus goals in the GD column.
    & 6 of ’em were shipped past our 2nd string ‘keeper.

  23. So we’re all still happy with the defence then? 2 of them still have a lot to prove and are we all still sure about Williamson in the prem?

  24. Anyone see the post on Ed’s blog about Hoots talking Nolan saying he is our IMPORTANT player.

    Damn man! I wish he’d read these blogs to take a look at what people believe the team should be.

    Nolan is not good enough or pacey enough etc etc to be in that role especially at home.

    Come on Hoots – Be Brave and put Benny there!!!!!

  25. If he drops Nolan who is our leader on the pitch? I can only think of Barton and hoots would get grief for handing him the armband, wrongly.

  26. Maybe you’re right Richie. We have made the start of survivors and I guess that’s all we hope for this season. Still, we need to win one in three to get there.

  27. Jay Jay – Eastlands is a lovely area, very cosmopolitan and full of highly intelligent and articulate football fans.

    Driving past there last nit I DID NOT see;

    1) A man pinned to the floor by policeman with another pinned up against a wall with a rather large TV scattered on the floor.

    2) A petrol station cashier who I would love for him to have let me into the station. Let’s see you throw my change around whilst I can get my hands on you, pussy!

    3) Rogue smackheeds wandering around

    4) Prostitutes, not nice ones either.

    As I say, all thing I DID NOT see in that comsmopolitan area around the Commonwealth games stadium ;)

    Enjoy your trip :)

  28. Batty – I doubt it would take much cash to have a bash at them whores mate ;)

    The one I knobbed in Liverpool was more classy, and she hardly had any teeth :lol:

  29. toonsy……..I think ya must have done Rooney on his way oot by the sounds of it….did he charge ya much :lol:

    Georgio…….it’s the 2 crap results at home putting a downer on it mate….Stoke was the worst(performance wise) for me like.

  30. 2 the first minute against stoke..thier was no fast start or zip..same as the fans..if u start slow..u never pick it up..as was the case saturday..from now on..ch must drum it into the players we need fast start..to get the players and fans up on your side…even the pen..didnt wake us up..that was the worry..but away from home is it..we are more less afraid..

  31. Right. I’ve had 7 hours off work. Now I’m going back in for another 14 hours or so. Brilliant :(

    Catch you all later maybe :( :)

  32. jay jay……only been once….the boozer I was in all the locals had proper glasses and we had plastic ones…….I just had to make sure wor lass didnt kick off :lol:

    Toonsy…arent ya allowed 11 hours off after working nights by law?(or something like that)

    Have a good!? one.

  33. Just for anyone going to the Citeh game coming from the South via road

    The Highways Agency are demolishing a bridge over the M56 at junction 7 (Bowdon near Altrincham) this weekend and this part of the M56 will be totally closed from 2200hrs on Friday evening, October 1 until 0500hrs on Monday, October 4. This route is the way most people wishing to travel towards Birmingham on the M6 from south or east Manchester would normally use.

    The total closure of the M56 between junctions 6 and 8 means that traffic wishing to travel on the M6 towards Birmingham should use the M62 to access the M6 and not the M56

  34. This is a good blog. Much better than the other nufc blog. Although that guy must be able to type at 200 words/minute!

  35. Don’t know where I’m heading for a beer yet, looking foward to it though, no doubt I’ll lose my voice again the day after :)

  36. arka,
    i was expecting a bit more from kakuta when he played for chelsea v us in the CC. Didn’t show much.

  37. jay jay ….cant remember the name of the boozer…think it was a 10 min(maybe less) straight up the road from the ground.It was alreet there was no botha or owt.

    Marko……,I agree this ones miles better,I think ya get more discussion and better craic on here whereas on the other one theres too many articles imo so ya don’t have time to get a discussion going……..each to their own I suppose more than enough room for both.

  38. yes apparently hughton has been telling the press , that kevin nolan is “a big,big player for us”.i have to say those are the truest words spoken by hughton , since he became manager.there can be no mistake that KEVIN NOLAN IS WITHOUT DOUBT A VERY,VERY,VERY,VERY,VERY,BIG FOOTBALLER,in one sense of the word lol.

  39. toonsy says:
    September 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Right. I’ve had 7 hours off work. Now I’m going back in for another 14 hours or so. Brilliant

    Fecking hell, That Colonel Sanders is a slave driver…

  40. Here’s a song for tha match against the scum, sing this to the tune from the adams family, “ya sister is ya mother, ya father is ya brother , you all f–k each other the mackem family, da da dada, :)

  41. An England insider said: “The issue is whether Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere will play a part for the England senior team and, if that is the case, whether they can be released by Stuart Pearce, who will need both of them badly for such vital play-offs.

    hmmmm….. ;)

  42. Batty – belter, mate. Up for that.

    Talking of songs, I’m still struggling for a decent Ben Arfa one. I was trying the idea of “Fly, fly, fly Ben Arfa” to the tune of ‘Delilah’ by Tom Jones. Got “You’re a god, which isn’t too bad for a frog” in the middle there, but that’s when my brain packed up and ran off with my spleen…

  43. Looks like Eds sold his soul to the devil.

    Premier league blog, Praising Michael Owens heading ability… :mad:

    Little wonder people are jumping like rats from a sinking ship.

  44. Did anyone watch Comedy Roadshow last week? I think it just might be true that research about S’land having the fattest crowds in the country.

  45. whumpie…..at Everton there were a few burts of song for Benny with the old Ketsbai tune……..I still think the old Oba song aould be best ;-)

  46. Aye batty still a shame like, I remember when you couldnt even get on his blog becuase of the ammount of comments and now hardly anyones glancing twice.

    Plus his jokes are getting worse…

  47. A young man and his date were parked on a back road some distance from town. They were about to have sex when the girl stopped……
    “I really should have mentioned this earlier, but I’m actually a hooker and I charge £20 for sex.” The man reluctantly paid her, and they did their thing.
    After a cigarette, the man just sat in the driver’s seat looking out the window. “Why aren’t we going anywhere?” asked the girl……
    “Well, I should have mentioned this before, but I’m actually a taxi driver, and the fare back to town is £25…”
    I’ll get me coat :-)

  48. A guy walks into a sperm bank wearing a ski mask and holding a gun. He goes up to the nurse and demands her to open the bank vault.

    She says “Its a sperm bank!”, “I don’t care, open it now!!!” he replies. So she opens the door to the vault and inside are the samples. The guy says “Take one of those sperm samples and drink it!”

    So the nurse drinks it, “Drink that one as well.”, so the nurse drinks another one. Finally after 4 samples the man takes off his ski mask and says, “See honey – its not that hard.”


  49. Titus Bramble walks into a sperm donor bank
    “I’d like to donate some sperm” he says to the receptionist.
    “Certainly Sir” replies the receptionist, “have you donated before?”.
    “Yes” replies Bramble “you should have my details on your computer”.
    “Oh yes, I’ve found your details” says the receptionist “but I see you’re going to need help.do you have a wife I can call for you?”
    “Why do I need help?” asks Bramble. The receptionist replies
    “Well, it says on your record that you’re a useless w@nker….”

  50. A man and his girlfriend walk into a bar. They go over to the bar. At the bar is an old gadgie, Who looks straight at the girl.

    “You know what I’d like to do to you?, I’d like to suck your tits for the rest of my life!”

    The Boyfriend gives him a dirty look. “You’d better shut up or I’ll kill you!” he says.

    Then he says to the lass again, “You know what I’d like to do to you? I’d like to play with your ass for the rest of my life!”

    The boyfriend yells at him this time, “I’m warning you, If you don’t shut up I’m going to kill you!”

    Finally he turns to her again and says, “You know what I’d like to do to you? I’d like to flip you upside down, fill your pussy with beer, and drink it out of you!”

    The boyfriend thinks about this for a second, then goes and sits down on the ther side of the room.

    “What the hell are you doing!!” she says. And he says, “Baby, I’m not going to f*ck with any man that can drink that much beer!”


  51. I used to want the English teams to do well,but after the way alot of other teams fans celebrated when we went down…f*ck the lot of them!

  52. I was when I was in the army batty… but now gan oot once a week at most and divnt drink that often in the house, the odd bottle of wine wi wor lass or sometimes the odd glass of port if I feel like it :-)

  53. batty says:

    “rich i used too be a very bad drinker but divent touch a drop now”

    Could be wrong but isnt that supposed to read “but dont SPILL a drop now” ???

  54. I only ‘support’ an english team in europe if they are ‘unfashionable’, if y’know what i mean?
    fulham, last year is a good example.

  55. batty..Good on yer mate,don’t know if I’d have the will power……..in my younger days used to be p!ssed walking along railway lines wi a train coming towards me and getting in a few scrapes…..too old for that crap now :-)

  56. Andy…would be a good signing but think the papers were quoting £6-8m in the transfer window which might be a bit rich for us.

  57. used too gan home after drinking all day ,wake up after an hour stone cold sober head fcked shaking like fck down a half litre bottle of vodka just so i could get rid of the shakes and head games

  58. batty..not surprised ya packed it in mate.
    I just stick to lager…..used to neck a double vodka with every pint but sacked that after playing chicken with the train so rarely touch shorts.they’re bad for me cos always neck em in one.

  59. Evening all

    Sad seeing ‘Arry as the first english manager in the champions league changed since Bobby.

    Total insult, One a likeable, Globally respected and admired gentleman, Who has raised millions for charity and the other a sleazy second hand car salesman, Who has dodged tax, Taken back handers and financially crippled every club he has ever managed and has a face like a klingon and a twitch to rival a tourettes sufferer…


  60. CC says:
    September 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    Evening all

    Sad seeing ‘Arry as the first english manager in the champions league changed since Bobby.<<<<< steve mclaren cc

  61. Shit, Well he was the first to manage an english club in the champs league since Bob.

    Makes me feel a wee bit better, McClarens a moby but ‘Appy ‘Arry boils me piss…

    Did Mowbay get into the group stages with Celtic ??

  62. @CC: Actually i don’t wish to see Spurs getting to the next round of UCL. :lol:

    Especially they rode their luck in yesterday match. :evil: :evil:

  63. Oh really???

    I thought that would be toonsy then. :lol:


    well,if u want me to predict Sunday dreadful match against Man City.

    6-0 to Man City. ;)

  64. @Toon Chicken: Hahahas,imo he look exactly like the actor on Goal Movie…. Santiago Muñez. And apparently in that movie,he is also Mexican. ;)

  65. Batty? Where’s Toonsy? This is the slowest day on here I can remember. And it’s yesterday’s pretty thin story. AOD – Citeh to win 3-0.