Cabaye Will Get Visa – But It’s Too Late Now


Yohan Cabaye did not get his visa on time to tour America with the Newcastle first team.

Yohan Cabaye – misses American your because of delayed visa

And the Evening Chronicle is reporting today that  the delay was due to some unpaid dentist’s bill (?),  but indeed Cabaye will get his visa soon, but it’s too late now.

The four times capped French International will now join Joey Barton, Nile Ranger,  Xisco and James Perch as some of the senior players on Peter Beardsley’s Reserve team squad,  for their tour of Holland.

A central midfield of  Yohan Cabaye and Joey Barton could be worth seeing.

Speaking from Kansas City, this is what Alan Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We’ve already had word back that he will eventually get a visa, but it doesn’t help us, because we need it now. It’s a three-week process.”

“It’s one of those situations, but for us, it became very frustrating.”  “There was no talking them around, and unfortunately the process was too long for us to rectify it.”

“It’s unfortunate that Cabaye’s not with us, but I’m sure it won’t take him long to show just what a class act he is.”

“I’m a disappointed at Yohan not being here, if I’m honest.”  “It would have been nice to have him around this group.”

“It was on such a technicality – he really should have got a visa.”

The United States government doesn’t mess around with visas,  and they never give many exceptions at all – that’s just the way they operate.

But maybe, in retrospect, Newcastle should have applied a bit earlier for the visas, but that’s a case of hindsight being 20-20 vision.

But we look forward to the Reserves results in Holland now, and we have to expect the lads to win every game.

Wonder if we will see that central midfield partnership of Barton and Cabaye?

Comments welcome.



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80 comments so far

  • Wye Aye Chicken Pie

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m new on here but I read it daily so I thought I let you in to some info I have.
    My friend works indirectly for the club & said that someone is having a medical at the club today but won’t find out till tomorrow who it is when they meet.
    I tried pressing for names but he/she didn’t know.
    Sorry that’s all I know but when I find out tomorrow I will let you know who it is but the news will probably leak tonight in any case.

    Put this on the previous post but it is still in moderation.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #2

    @ 1

    Welcome and I hope you are right!!

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh yes, be right please 🙂

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  • niafron

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Well, the pitch invasion, the visa’s story, Ben arfa’s come back…

    A real thriller! This season begin like an odyssey!

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #5

    But if u’re not, mind you that u’ll be slagged for life. It’s just the way it works…. 😛

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    @1- IF thats true then the only question must be is it Carlton Cole, Emile Heskey or John Carew?

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Welcome to the blog, your opening gambit is logged now and you will be judged on it haha

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Can see the headline on sept 1st

    newcastle need players – but it’s to late now

    @1 hope ur right mate

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  • Spoonz13

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #9

    @ 1

    Are you saying you’re unsure of whether your friend is a man or a woman? Or is your friend one of the ladyboys of Bangkok??? 😉

    Nevertheless i hope you’re right!!

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  • archaeomag

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #10

    @ Wye Aye Chicken Pie
    Welcome, I hope this is correct, and don’t worry if your info turns up in the Chronic-journo-sun!

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  • Andy

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Hope this isn’t another transfer tony!

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  • MacToon

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Amateurs, from the moment he bought the club it’s been run by a bunch of amateurs.

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  • Spoonz13

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #13

    @1 “I tried pressing for names but he/she didn’t know”

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  • Wye Aye Chicken Pie

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #14

    If i’m wrong then I will go back to being a spectator watching all the in fighting.
    It’s true though they wouldn’t lie & there is no need for them to as they don’t really like football.
    I will return with the news as soon as I find out I hope it’s not some muppet like Carlton Cole or I will be serously pi55ed off.

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  • niafron

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #15

    @Mactoon

    This club it’s perfect! I couldn’t say more! I mean, it’s just cool to have a club like that. Look at Manchester, OK, they have won a lot, but where is their soul?

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  • barryvenison

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Not sure if any of you listened to this this morning. Steve Howey left confused like the rest of us.
    http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/premier-league/9129/3/exclusive-howey-hits-out-newcastles-silly-us-tour

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  • Wye Aye Chicken Pie

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Just didn’t want to drop anyone in it because there in on all the signings & I don’t know the full details but i’m pretty sure there isn’t that many people who know as much as they do.
    All cloak & daggers like.

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  • OttersPocket

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18

    So Howey cant see Jonas and Colo having much crack and Nolan liked a joke, so now he is gone the dressing room is going to be boring? Is that Howey’s point? What a parcel of cr@p

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  • cla5hb0y68

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #19

    Cabaye was signed on 10th June, the pre-season U.S. tour had been planned well before then, surely if the club had done their homework properly they’d have discovered this ‘minor issue’ before he’d even signed, thus giving them time to resolve it. Now this ‘minor issue’ translates into a much bigger issue, a player heralded by the club as a great signing, now misses out on his new club’s, first team pre-season training program. The fun just never ends!

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  • Spoonz13

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #20

    @ cla5hb0y68

    I know the management in the club has been questionable mate but you can hardly blame them for not asking Cabaye…..

    “Now Mr Cabaye, we’re off to the good ol US of A in July so have you paid all of your dentist bills as i hear that can complicate visa issues!”

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  • MacToon

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #21

    niafron, well they certainly keep us on our toes, no time to sit back and relax lol……

    Personally I hate all this “drama” caused by our owner but not alot more I can do.

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  • Andy

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Warren Barton is going? Seriously though what is it with our xenophobic nation? Only english lads have banter and leadership?

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  • boater

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Otterspocket – Howey’s point is that comraderie was a vital aspect in our staying up last season – and with carroll, nolan and possibly barton going, we are taking a massive punt on a raft new names picking up and carrying on – and being just as resolute, should results go against us early doors But then you reckon everything’s hunky dory, so it won’t bother you either way anyways.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 19, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Brainwashed!

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  • OttersPocket

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #25

    boater

    I understand what he is trying to say, but he is speculating, are you saying that only Nolan had any crack and all the banter came through him? Everyone else is still there.

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  • ronjohno

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Gave up listening to Talk Sport ages ago but still have to read comments from them.

    I wish Howey would go and contribute his opinions on Man City or teams other than Newcastle that he may have played for.
    Get tired of ex players making a living by “hanging on to NUFC” i.e Mick Martin (one of the worst players ever to wear a Toon shirt -never seemed to realise that fans chanting Zico was a piss take), Macdonald,Anderson etc etc.

    Talk Sport also get opinions from some smarmy git called Graham Courtney (who the hell is he??) who was commenting on NUFC about Colo leaving and other unadulterated nonsense.

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  • Andy

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #27

    Micky Quinn is the worst! Any player that isn’t from the PL he’s never heard of making all our new signings rubbish.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Andy quinn was a great goalscorer wish we had someone with his finishing ability his face was always on the scoreboard i miss that scoreboard happy days

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Theres loads of players that used to play for our club that talk shite

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  • OttersPocket

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #30

    ronjohno

    To be fair John Anderson gives an unbiased view on things and the show he works on is specifically a football show so got to have someone with some insight.
    The others likes of Quinn, Howey dont know anything that goes on so are just speculating.
    Macdonald just talks utter tripe.

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  • shearermania

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #31

    no player is coming in while pardew and the senior squad is over in the land of the free….
    i cant see that happening…sorry

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Shearermania pards hos nowt to do with signings so it could happen

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Otterspocket agreed on super mac hes utter shite

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  • Andy

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #34

    I agree he was great for us when he was here but that doesn’t change the fact he talks bollocks all day!

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #35

    @ barryvenison // Jul 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Aye, i heard his interview. Imo, he’s waaaay off the mark, altho he probably knows more about what goes on than me, seeing as he played for us.
    But still, the way he speaks about Nolan… Nolan isn’t bloody Newcastle, WE are bloody Newcastle. He speaks of Nolan as he was the freakin messiah, but he’s not.

    It pisses me off those comments, that he would slag Newcastle after playing there himself. Makes him sound bitter.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Andy haha they all talk shite on talk shite thats why its called talk shite lol

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #37

    @ boater // Jul 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Carroll punshed Taylor in the face. Where’s the comraderie about that. Yes, it is important.
    But bringing up Barton and Carroll, with comraderie in the same sentence? That makes my alarm bells go off.
    Even your enemies has friends.

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  • WWJBD

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #38
  • shearermania

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #39

    of course pards has say on whos going and whos leaving……………i reckon pardew is the best that has happened to our club for a long time,,,we cant change ashley unfortunately, but at least pardew is trying, hes communicating with the fans, he wants to play attractive football, he wants pace and bums off the seats……he cant win with all the Neggers twisting every word he is saying….
    put yourself in his place, a great opportunity to manage a great club with massive potential – he is not giving that up because the chairman and owner are duckheads….he knew what the rules were before he joined and in my humble opinion he is making the best of it…..im 100% behinds pards and think he doing fantastic….now shoot me down

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  • Andy

    Jul 19, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s possible that best has been transfer listed to spur him on? We know MA is odd like that afterall he gave AP get to 10 or you’re out didn’t he

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