Is Marveaux in Pardew’s plans?

Marv- on the day he signed.
Marv- on the day he signed.
Sylvain Marveaux’s Newcastle career to date has been blighted by injury. The former Rennes man was close to sealing a move to Liverpool in 2011 just hours before he ended up signing a five year deal on Tyneside.

It was alleged that the Frenchman’s proposed move to Liverpool all broke down due to the fact the player failed a medical on Merseyside, despite Marveaux claiming that the hitch in the deal was down to personal terms not being agreed. Whatever caused the deal to collapse at Liverpool it would be Newcastle’s gain as they acted quickly to secure the winger on a free transfer.

Sylvain was described as ‘ a bullet dodged’ by a Liverpool fan I spoke to soon after the player completed his move to United. Indeed the player would be a risky signing as Marveaux signed whilst he was still injured following a long term groin injury that caused him some issues during the previous campaign. The question being asked by many was could the 27 year old prove his fitness and have a successful run in the team? This is a player that was once very sought after in Europe, with Manchester United being credited with interest once upon a time- he must have something about him!

Marv’s injury problems have continued this season with the former France under 21 star making only two first team appearances to date. Sylvain who has apparently been sidelined for the last few weeks with injury is said to be in contention for the Spurs clash on Sunday, but it remains to be seen whether the attacker will be passed fit for the fixture.

Newcastle fans have seen flashes of what the lad can do and there is no doubt he has a lot of ability, it’s just keeping him match fit that appears to be the main issue. The Frenchman has however struggled to feature as regularly as he would want to even when fit and available for selection. The Frenchman certainly has done everything right when he has been available, both on the pitch and off with an unquestionably good attitude. He has made himself popular with a large section of Newcastle fans who recognize the quality the player has on his day.

The player is thought to be keen to get more playing time under his belt and with the January transfer window fast approaching there appears to be interest in the player from abroad. It has been rumored that Sylvain could be made available for loan if not allowed to leave the club on a permanent basis in the new year. Understandably Marveaux is eager to make up for lost time and get playing regular first team football again.

I think it would be a shame to see the back of Marveaux. I think we have only seen flashes of what he can do, on the other hand his injury record is a cause for concern and we did get him in on a free transfer. With three years remaining on his contract we would be certain to receive a fee if he was to move on.

Sylvain is certainly been a noticeable absentee from Alan Pardew’s team sheets this season, he has had his well documented injury issues. But what is the true extent of his most recent injury? Has he had a nasty one, is he lacking general match fitness or does he just not really figure in the Manager’s plans? I don’t know the honest answer to that question.

Would you like to see Marv stay or would it be best for business to cash in now?

About MarkToon

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90 thoughts on “Is Marveaux in Pardew’s plans?

  1. Can you imagine Robert under Pardew? 😆 He would never have started a game. Maybe be used in desperation when we’re 2-0 down at home on the 65 minute mark.


  2. @66

    Thank fuck something worked after Ba dropped us like a hot potato to get his entourage money and sit in the stand on matchdays, Cisse was scoring the goals that kept us from travelling to Doncaster and Yeovil.

    P.S Freiberg are sat in the relegation zone and are way short of goals and form. Everton did something similar when Rooney first left they finished 4th and then nearly got relegated the next season.


  3. Freiburg have undergone a meteoric rize to 18th (8 points from 11 games). Because their record breaking striker who scored 37 goals in 65 games for a shit team left them… 😉

    Scored a good number more goals than Andre Schürrle, Milivoje Novakovic, Lucas Barrios, Lukas Podolski, Raul, Arjen Robben, Thomas Müller, Marco Reus, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Robert Lewandowski, Mario Mandžukic, Franck Ribéry.

    All while playing for a team in the relegation zone.

    He continued his form into the next season. Came to Newcastle and scored 13 goals in 13 games taking us to 5th.

    Then Ba through a strop. Pardew buckled to keep him. Cisse got shifted out wide right and has lost his condidence ever since.

    Ba then fucked off to sit bench at Chelsea and is now lauded as a demi-god by half our supporters while Cisse has been called useless and belittled.

    For me, Pardew detroyed Cisse’s confidence, he broke a run of incredible form. Telling Cisse he “needs to work on other parts of his game and that playing on the wing will be good for his developement”…

    Cisse still has the ability to score. He does it for Senegal. But does Pardew have to ability to get him back that form? That’s were the doubt should be.

    The formations have been chopped and changed. The players have been shifted and shunted into a million different positions. Its no wonder so many looked clueless as to what was wanted from them.

    Its just more obvious when a striker is out of form. The fact is the whole team has been woeful for ages.


  4. Neither of you going to mention their European qualification, and how we more than anyone realise the impact that may have on a team with a small squad’s bearing?
    JJ, I agree Pardew has a history of moving in form strikers out onto the wing. I mean he did it with Ba, but Ba let it spur him on when he was moved back centrally.
    I don’t think Pardew can get the best out of Cisse anymore, but strikers often go stale at a club and struggle to regain form. A fresh start would be best for all parties (if we used the funds to replace him). The last thing we want is a Torres.


  5. “The fact is the whole team has been woeful for ages.”
    Which team have you been watching? I’ve been pretty pleased with our performances this season. We deserved a win against Liverpool. Only been disappointed by a couple of games this season. A different striker or a Papiss Cisse with even a slither more form would’ve seen us with a couple more wins as well.


  6. Solano,
    When I say woeful for ages, I mean the last 13 months. We have picked up recently, mainly thanks to Remy. That’s why I said, I hope Pardew can ride the wave.


  7. Good points all round but a couple of things to mention:

    @jj – demba ba is a much better team player than cisse.

    @solanostrumpet – cisse is a better finisher than remy, ba, gouffran & most other players. He gets unfair stick even though though our biggest problem is creating chances.

    If we start creating more chances, cisse could be the leading goal scorer in the league.

    I’ve forgotten who said it but we have more chance of changing manager than signing a £15m player.

    It’s easier for kinnear to get a better manager in than try to get a better striker than cisse


  8. I’m not sure what you guys are talking about. We’ve been just as bad this season as we have last season.

    The only game i can give credit to pardew for is Liverpool where we did well despite the circumstances.

    The Chelsea game was not ingenious tactics by Pardew, somehow managing to outwit Mourinho. We could have been 0-3 down before halftime. We should have been 0-3 down but chelsea were not playing the way they do.

    The only real change was when Tiote was injured & Anita came on. That’s why we won.


  9. About Marveaux:

    Marveaux – who missed the bulk of his first season at the club because of a groin injury – needs to back up his undoubted ability with attitude and application.

    If he does that, then United have a match winner, a visionary player who can turn a game with one piece of skill, a pass that only he knows is on.

    Papiss Demba Cisse struggled for goals last season, but the one player who seemed to be able to find the striker in the right areas was Marveaux

    He set up memorable injury-time winners for Cisse against Stoke City and Anzhi Makhachkala.

    United could again do with Marveaux’s guile in the final third of the pitch.


  10. Pardew is a manager who could not get 2 in form goalscorers playing well together.

    It was either Ba or Cisse. Never both. Why? Because he isn’t a good enough manager.

    Every single team he sends out has players on the wing, but we have a squad with 1 winger – obertan.

    Pardew needs to stop playing 451 in disguise – we dn’t have the players for it & it’s so 90s style


  11. Cisse playing in a team with the right style is lethal.

    Same with Marveaux.

    I’d be interested to know how Troy knows about the bust up in the dressing room?

    I’m surprised it hasn’t happened before. None of our players play with any passion for the manager.

    Players like cisse, marveaux & anita are barely showing what they’re capable of.

    It wasn’t long ago people were saying how awful tiote & cabaye were. People were happy if we could get £15m for the pair!

    Even players pardew signed like obertan, would do better at another club like swansea


  12. Mike Ashley hiring Joe Kinnear has taken all the pressure of Pardew.

    The only person who has managed to help pardew keep his job was bosingwa


  13. The only reason Marveaux should be allowed to leave is if we have as good a replacement lined up who is less injury prone.

    Otherwise he should stay. A midfield 3 of Anita, Cabaye, & Marveaux would be incredible if they were all playing for their manager.

    Ben Arfa is a good replacement for Marveaux.



    ———Ben Arfa———-






  14. We have 6 very good midfield players. All of them should really be playing in the champions league. Amazing quality & depth!

    Gouffran, Cisse & Remy are also all fantastic.

    Shola on a good day & after a run of games is also very impressive but maybe we need a younger replacement who is just as powerful?

    Debuchy, Colo, Mbiwa & Santon could be one of the best back 4 in the league.

    Debuchy & Santon

    Haidaira & Dummet

    Both full back positions have good depth.

    I think we need a replacement for STaylor in the short term but maybe that’s curtis good?

    So securing remy on a permanent deal &
    A replacement for Shola & STaylor

    Otherwise we have a very good squad capable of challenging for a top 4 place.

    The biggest change we need is a new manager


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