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Moussa Sissoko | Midfielder

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183

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Moussa Sissoko will miss out again this weekend as he is struggling with a hamstring injury.
Newcastle have been hit by injuries, and have nothing left to play for this season. Sissoko provided a bit of muscle and drive from midfield that they've been lacking in his absence. How much any of it matters at this point, is debatable. Apr 10 - 1:30 PM
Source: SkySports

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Newcastle United could not find the net against the worst defense in the league, falling to Fulham 1-0.

Newcastle were able to show against Hull City last time out that they were capable of some offensive punch since the departure of Yohan Cabaye, but without Loic Remy leading the line, and the attacking contributions usually provided by Mathieu Debuchy missing as well, there was nothing much happening for the Magpies except for a couple of chances that Fulham keeper David Stockdale was able to handle. Moussa Sissoko, coming off a fine two goal effort, was especially quiet.
Mar 15 - 1:41 PM

Newcastle United awoke from a long stretch of struggling for goals with a four goal effort today, two of which were scored by Moussa Sissoko in a 1-4 battering of Hull City.

The post-Yohan Cabaye era finally looked promising for Magpie fans as Newcastle took advantage of some poor defending as well as displaying a more fluid attack. Sissoko would open the scoring and would add another to give him three on the season in the second half after the Tigers had cut the game close. Loic Remy added to his fine campaign, scoring for the second game in a row, giving him thirteen in total. A late score from Vurnon Anita sealed the three points. Sissoko made an instant fantasy impact when he arrived to St. James' Park last season, so today's performance could be a sign of more productive days ahead.
Mar 1 - 12:16 PM

Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko believes that his best position is as a number ten, playing off a lead striker.

Sissoko was played off the striker for most of last season to much controversy. He's seen by many as a box-to-box midfielder, and Newcastle need to find his best role if they are to get the best out of an obviously talented player.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew, is still unsure as to what Moussa Sissoko's best position is, and how to use him in the Magpies side. ""You could argue that Moussa Sissoko needs to define a position," Pardew told the Gazette. "He needs to find a position and he needs to be in the first team. If he’s going to play behind the striker, then he needs a few more goals. If he’s going to play through the middle, then who comes out? Is it going to be Cheik Tiote or Yohan Cabaye? Or is he going to play on the side, where he played for France and Toulouse?"

Pardew is going to have to earn his eight-year deal this off-season, and fitting Sissoko into the side is going to be step one. A 4-3-3 seems to make the most sense with the players available. That would mean fantasy prospects for their fullbacks, as well as Hatem Ben Arfa playing a more advanced role.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 04:27:00 PM