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Villa Sign Newcastle's Habib Beye?

Sky Sports News are claiming that Aston Villa nabbed Newcastle defender Habib Beye from under the nose of Hull City who had a fee agreed for the player earlier today.

The 31-year-old has apparently been at Bodymoor Heath talking terms and has now signed a 3 year deal.

As always, won't fully believe it until the official site releases a statement, but it looks like we have our third signing of the season.

Vital member adamson said: "I'm happy with that Beye! Versatile defender, much needed, Premier league experience. Alright, he was part of a relegated side but from what i've seen and heard, he was one of the better performers last season for the Magpies."

Happy with that beye, very good...very corney, but very good!!!

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 7 2009

Time: 6:09PM

Your Comments

is he any good? Don't know much about him. Will email the Newcastle ed for an interview!
The Fear
is he any good? Don't know much about him. Will email the Newcastle ed for an interview!
The Fear
GOD THAT WAS QUICK FEAR, PROPPER ON THE BALL, JUST HEARD IT ON TALKSPORT, 3 YEAR DEAL APPARENTL?
..doctorwho..
GOD THAT WAS QUICK FEAR, PROPPER ON THE BALL, JUST HEARD IT ON TALKSPORT, 3 YEAR DEAL APPARENTL?
..doctorwho..
THAT WAS REALLLLLLYYY QUICK, HAHAHA, BRILLIANT
..doctorwho..
THAT WAS REALLLLLLYYY QUICK, HAHAHA, BRILLIANT
..doctorwho..
dont know much about him other than he was part of the newcastle defence which has just been relegated, where does he play? dont say centreback please.
..doctorwho..
shocking signing! come back zat all if forgiven!
Little John Carew
dont know much about him other than he was part of the newcastle defence which has just been relegated, where does he play? dont say centreback please.
..doctorwho..
shocking signing! come back zat all if forgiven!
Little John Carew
He's a right back, and along with Bassong was Newcastle's only half-decent defender last season. He'll have been signed as cover for Luke Young. A good squad player and cheap at 2.5 million (assuming it's the same money agreed by Hull).
IanSymes
He's a right back, and along with Bassong was Newcastle's only half-decent defender last season. He'll have been signed as cover for Luke Young. A good squad player and cheap at 2.5 million (assuming it's the same money agreed by Hull).
IanSymes
ok .. hes a senegalesse international at rightback, can also play centreback, he was voted player of the year last season at newcastle, 31 i think.
..doctorwho..
ok .. hes a senegalesse international at rightback, can also play centreback, he was voted player of the year last season at newcastle, 31 i think.
..doctorwho..
yeah good singing, i agree
..doctorwho..
yeah good singing, i agree
..doctorwho..
hope he is not mons answer to laursen though.
..doctorwho..
hope he is not mons answer to laursen though.
..doctorwho..
will be good cover until lichaj is ready hope this will prove to be good business
clarkamus
will be good cover until lichaj is ready hope this will prove to be good business
clarkamus
So who's the Laursen replacement going to be?
johnmurphy3112
So who's the Laursen replacement going to be?
johnmurphy3112
3-4 more players to come in and we have only net spent (including peace cup m,oney recieved) approximately 2M? hopefully we have a decent budget of say 40m to blast on 2 defenders and a quality proven midfielder and if/when harewood leaves bring tuncay aswell
clarkamus
good squad player, serious strength still needed. by my reckoning we've still got LOTS of money left to spend. It will be criminal if MON fails to spend what is available when our defence was so poor without Laursen last season. I refuse to use the "we have a very small squad" defence again this season
UTV
good squad player, serious strength still needed. by my reckoning we've still got LOTS of money left to spend. It will be criminal if MON fails to spend what is available when our defence was so poor without Laursen last season. I refuse to use the "we have a very small squad" defence again this season
UTV
3-4 more players to come in and we have only net spent (including peace cup m,oney recieved) approximately 2M? hopefully we have a decent budget of say 40m to blast on 2 defenders and a quality proven midfielder and if/when harewood leaves bring tuncay aswell
clarkamus
Know absolutely nothing about the guy, so have no views or opinions to offer on this one. Suffice to say that he's another body, so that alone has to be a plus, but as to the quality or type of defender that we're getting, I'll have to go by what you chaps are saying. I presumably saw him play twice last season, against us at St James Park, and the return fixture here at Brummagem B6, but he never stood out, caught my eye, or did enough/not enough to enable me to form an opinion.
glensider
Why isn't it on the official site?! Someone needs to seriously sort that site out....Fear?!
olofthegreat
Why isn't it on the official site?! Someone needs to seriously sort that site out....Fear?!
olofthegreat
Know absolutely nothing about the guy, so have no views or opinions to offer on this one. Suffice to say that he's another body, so that alone has to be a plus, but as to the quality or type of defender that we're getting, I'll have to go by what you chaps are saying. I presumably saw him play twice last season, against us at St James Park, and the return fixture here at Brummagem B6, but he never stood out, caught my eye, or did enough/not enough to enable me to form an opinion.
glensider
Oh...it's on there now...
olofthegreat
Oh...it's on there now...
olofthegreat
hopefully weve only signed him for squad size, no chance he should be a first teamer
Astonian Villan
hopefully weve only signed him for squad size, no chance he should be a first teamer
Astonian Villan
on the official site now
Bangkok Villan
on the official site now
Bangkok Villan
Well, you say that Astonian, but he was Newcastle's player of the season 2008 so he must be pretty decent.
olofthegreat
Well, you say that Astonian, but he was Newcastle's player of the season 2008 so he must be pretty decent.
olofthegreat
OS webflash says its true
alcoollie
OS webflash says its true
alcoollie
That 'webflash' thing is lame. On a brighter note, another Villa site just suggested a great song for Habib Beye, to the tune of Happy Days: 'Monday Tuesday Habib Beye, Wednesday Thursday Habib Beye etc' Also, we've got the Fonz too so lets try and work him into the song!
olofthegreat
That 'webflash' thing is lame. On a brighter note, another Villa site just suggested a great song for Habib Beye, to the tune of Happy Days: 'Monday Tuesday Habib Beye, Wednesday Thursday Habib Beye etc' Also, we've got the Fonz too so lets try and work him into the song!
olofthegreat
There's a fair few songs for our habib - check out the following. My personal fav is the re-working of the fab fours 'Yesterday'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UESEvc5HpyU
bazzah
There's a fair few songs for our habib - check out the following. My personal fav is the re-working of the fab fours 'Yesterday'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UESEvc5HpyU
bazzah
Good luck with him, I hope he works out for you. A disruptive influence motivated by cash, will be on 40k per week, a lot for a defender from a relegated team IMO.
Basel Tiger
Good luck with him, I hope he works out for you. A disruptive influence motivated by cash, will be on 40k per week, a lot for a defender from a relegated team IMO.
Basel Tiger
Oh looks like the cat who lost the cream, enjoy relegation fight next year Basel!!!! You got a decent team and nice manager, why did you turn out to be a Knob head!!!!
erv2005
Also: Sour Grapes!!!!
erv2005
Oh looks like the cat who lost the cream, enjoy relegation fight next year Basel!!!! You got a decent team and nice manager, why did you turn out to be a Knob head!!!!
erv2005
Also: Sour Grapes!!!!
erv2005
Am I the only one looking at this and thinking that a 31 year old defender with premiership experience is not going to come to VP to fight for a place with Young and Lichaj, he's coming to play with Lichaj as his cover. Perhaps the rumours about Luke were not just rumours.
Not only that but he's another over 30 raising the already high average age of a so called young team.
I know I'm going to get flamed for being negative here and if I'm wrong about L Young and this guy is just cover/competition then I'll be more than happy, I just wonder.
villan of the north
Am I the only one looking at this and thinking that a 31 year old defender with premiership experience is not going to come to VP to fight for a place with Young and Lichaj, he's coming to play with Lichaj as his cover. Perhaps the rumours about Luke were not just rumours.
Not only that but he's another over 30 raising the already high average age of a so called young team.
I know I'm going to get flamed for being negative here and if I'm wrong about L Young and this guy is just cover/competition then I'll be more than happy, I just wonder.
villan of the north
Easy Basle Tiger. Motivated by cash? Or possibly motivated by a push for the top rather than a relegation battle!?!
Adam Deuce
Easy Basle Tiger. Motivated by cash? Or possibly motivated by a push for the top rather than a relegation battle!?!
Adam Deuce
 

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