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Newcastle United target Bastia"s Florian Thauvin

Newcastle look to French teen Thauvin to kick start disappointing season

By
Simon Jones

PUBLISHED:

22:50 GMT, 6 January 2013

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UPDATED:

00:14 GMT, 7 January 2013

Newcastle are considering a move for Bastia’s attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin.

The 19-year-old has appeared 16 times for his club this season, scoring twice, while he has also represented his country at Under-20 level.

Thauvin has 18 months remaining on his contract with the struggling club.

Reinforcements needed: Florian Thauvin (right) is a target for struggling Newcastle

Reinforcements needed: Florian Thauvin (right) is a target for struggling Newcastle

Joey Barton plays for Marseille behind closed doors

Barton blasts 'farmer's field' after Marseille beat Bastia behind closed doors

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UPDATED:

00:13 GMT, 13 December 2012

Joey Barton helped Marseille to a 2-1 win against Bastia last night – but there was no-one in the stands to see it.

Bastia were forced to play the match behind closed doors after their clash with Ajaccio in October descended into chaos.

The Corsican derby was stopped for five minutes after fans of both teams started fighting and threw fireworks following a mass brawl on the pitch.

Helping hand: Joey Barton's Marseille beat Bastia to continue to keep in touch with the league leaders

Helping hand: Joey Barton's Marseille beat Bastia to continue to keep in touch with the league leaders

Mathieu Valbuena deservedly put Marseille ahead with a
superb volley from just inside the box in the 15th minute.

Andre Ayew doubled the lead from the penalty spot on 70
minutes after goalkeeper Landry Bonnefoi had fouled his younger brother Jordan.

Empty: Bastia were forced to play behind closed doors after trouble in their match with Ajaccio

Empty: Bastia were forced to play behind closed doors after trouble in their match with Ajaccio

Locked out: Fans were forced to watch the match on a big screen outside the ground

Locked out: Fans were forced to watch the match on a big screen outside the ground

Anthony Modeste scored a late goal but Bastia did not go on
to worry the visitors, who clinched their sixth away league win and also
welcomed back striker Andre-Pierre Gignac six weeks after he suffered a broken
foot.

Barton later tweeted: 'Great 3 points on that farmers field. No fans in the stadium but loads outside throwing fireworks. Freezing cold showers as well.'

Marseille are third in Ligue One, level on points with Paris Saint-Germain.

Taking aim: Wahbi Khazri of Bastia (left) lines up a shot during his side's defeat

Taking aim: Wahbi Khazri of Bastia (left) lines up a shot during his side's defeat

Bastia v Lille suspended after linesman hit on head by stone thrown from crowd

French cup match suspended after linesman hit on head by object thrown from the crowd

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UPDATED:

22:52 GMT, 28 November 2012

Lille reached the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 3-0 win over Bastia on Wednesday but the match had to be suspended for 15 minutes in the first half after an assistant referee was hit by a missile thrown from the crowd.

The players were taken off the pitch with Lille leading 1-0 six minutes before the break as the official received attention. He was unhurt and continued in his role. The object that hit the official was said to be a stone.

Hurt: The assistant referee (second right) leaves the pitch after being hit by an object thrown by supporters

Hurt: The assistant referee (second right) leaves the pitch after being hit by an object thrown by supporters

Soldiering on: The official needed attention but continued at the Armand Cesari Stadium in Corsica

Soldiering on: The official needed attention but continued at the Armand Cesari Stadium in Corsica

Gianni Bruno opened the scoring for Lille in the 10th minute, firing home after defender Maka Mary had failed to clear, and the visitors doubled their lead thanks to another mistake on 62 minutes.

Bastia goalkeeper Landry Bonnefoi misjudged a deep Marvin Martin ball, leaving Ronny Rodelin free to score into an empty net.

Pleading: Bastia coach Frederic Hantz attempts to calm his club's supporters down as the game is stopped

Pleading: Bastia coach Frederic Hantz attempts to calm his club's supporters down as the game is stopped

Pleading: Bastia coach Frederic Hantz attempts to calm his club's supporters down as the game is stopped

Djibril Sidibe wrapped it up four minutes before full-time.

Substitute Jonathan Tinhan scored a late winner as Montpellier also reached the last four with a thrilling 3-2 home victory over Nice.

Saint-Etienne qualified for the last four on Tuesday after beating Paris St Germain on penalties.
Stade Rennes host Troyes on Thursday when the draw for the semi-finals will be made.

Tempers fray: The referee stops the match as Bastia's supporters throw objects onto the pitch

Tempers fray: The referee stops the match as Bastia's supporters throw objects onto the pitch

Making a splash: Lille forward Bruno Gianni celebrates after scoring against Bastia

Making a splash: Lille forward Bruno Gianni celebrates after scoring against Bastia

Alex Song: I wanted to stay at Arsenal for life

I wanted to stay at Arsenal for life! Song blasts back after being 'fobbed off' by Gunners

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UPDATED:

10:49 GMT, 26 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Alex Song has revealed he didn't want to leave Arsenal and planned to sign for the rest of his playing days before being sold to Barcelona.

The Cameroon midfielder was slated after he left The Emirates with sources at the Gunners saying Song regularly arrived late for training, took a half-hearted approach in sessions and did not follow instructions from the management staff.

Sources also claim Song’s levels of professionalism had dropped significantly.

Getting shirty: Song has blasted his former employers for letting him leave

Getting shirty: Song has blasted his former employers for letting him leave

Song was distraught by the accusations and claims he was forced out of the club he loved.

He told The Sun: 'I woke up and read those things in the paper and was really surprised and disappointed. I love Arsenal, I never wanted to leave.

'I was ready to commit my future to the club. All I wanted were talks about a new contract but each time we were due to sit down, the club postponed it. I was fobbed off.

'I wanted a new five-year contract at Arsenal. In the end I got one – at Barcelona.'

Song made 197 appearances for the Gunners after joining from French club Bastia for 1million in August 2006 and came second to top goalscorer Robin van Persie in the fans' Player of the Season poll last season.

New start: Song has signed a five-year deal with the Catalan giants

New start: Song has signed a five-year deal with the Catalan giants

New start: Song has signed a five-year deal with the Catalan giants

He approached the club to speak about a new deal as long ago as last November, but was told to wait until the New Year.

The next indication he received was that talks would begin in April, but this failed to materialise and he was told to wait until after Euro 2012.

Song added: 'I had been trying for eight months to start talking about a new long-term deal but the club kept postponing me all the time, saying “You have three years left”.

'I hadn’t talked about money I just wanted to sit down and discuss a new deal – I wanted to commit my career to the club I loved.

'Then out of the blue, Barcelona came in for me.

'And, suddenly, I was wanted by the biggest club in the world and they wanted to give me a five-year deal.'

I loved the club! Song said he would have signed a deal for life with the Gunners

I loved the club! Song said he would have signed a deal for life with the Gunners

Song added: 'I had been trying for eight months to start talking about a new long-term deal but the club kept postponing me all the time, saying “You have three years left”.

'I hadn't talked about money I just wanted to sit down and discuss a new deal – I wanted to commit my career to the club I loved.

'Then out of the blue, Barcelona came in for me. And, suddenly, I was wanted by the biggest club in the world and they wanted to give me a five-year deal.'