Yohan Cabaye Can Drive Newcastle To Success Next Season


Yohan Cabaye won his fifth cap for France on Wednesday night,  and he could be the key player for Newcastle next season.

Yohan Cabaye – key player for Newcastle this coming season

France drew 1-1 with Chile on Wednesday, and Yohan was a 66th minute substitute at the Stade de la Mosson, and replaced Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri, who will leave Arsenal for Manchester City soon.

Cabaye has not  replaced Kevin Nolan one for one on Tyneside, because the way the Frenchman plays the game will completely change the way Newcastle will be playing next season, and for the better too, and the lads should be a good skillful side to watch.

And it seems Yohan has had no problems settling in at the club, and he quickly bought into manager Alan Pardew’s vision of how Newcastle will play the game from now on.

The 25 year-old had this to say:

“I love passing the ball, the passing game.”  “I love having the ball at my feet, shooting at goal, defending, tackling and sometimes I score goals, too. Newcastle have a proud history of attacking football and I relate to that. I adore that.

“For three years at Lille, we worked hard at playing that kind of football and it brought us the championship.”  “I hope it is the same at Newcastle. Looking after the ball is the best way to play the game, because you have the pressure, the advantage.”

“The word ‘Sunderland’ has already been mentioned.”  “We play them in the second game of the season and we know it is going to be huge.”

“It is a tough start: Arsenal first, then Sunderland and we hope to start well. It is important we start well at home.”

“When I was Lille we had a fierce rivalry with Lens – the first thing we did when the fixture list came out was to look and see when we were playing each other.”

“If you win those two matches, then you have already had a very good season.”  “We want to get have a good head-start by the time we have played Arsenal, because that will give us great confidence when we are playing Sunderland.”

Cabaye could easily have stayed with the new French Champions Lille, and played in the European Champions League this season, but Newcastle were after the player since January, and the lad has accepted the considerable challenge of playing in the world’s top football league.

When he played his last game of last season, and was taken off towards the end,  he received a standing ovation from the Lille supporters, and it was obvious he was a popular player.

And it was also obvious he had played his last game for the club, and we were just hoping it was Newcastle he would be joining, and the news broke a couple of days later and Cabaye was indeed Newcastle’s first summer signing.

Yohan is also probably the most important summer signing too, and he’s looked just great in pre-season.

Yohan talked about why he made the change from Lille, the only club he had ever been at before he arrived on Tyneside in June:

“Firstly, I just thought it was the right time to change club.” “Yes, I could have stayed at Lille and played Champions League football, but Newcastle offered me the chance to play in the Premier League, which I believe is the best competition in the world.”

“I want to prove to myself I can succeed away from Lille, in a different culture and in an environment my family and I can adapt to. I want to go to the next level.”

“My first ambition is give my best possible performances on the pitch and the second is it should be possible for Newcastle to look at qualifying for the Europa League.”

“The club has the potential to be at that level. We have to show a fighting spirit, as a collective, if we want to get there.”

It’s disappointing to see Jose Enrique leave the club, and even more disappointing because of the reason he left – that Newcastle are not ambitious enough.

But if the five players Newcastle have signed so far play as well as they can play, it may be a surprise to the Geordie supporters just how well Newcastle perform next season.

We are hoping that’s the case of course, and whatever you think of owner Mike Ashley it would be good to support Alan Pardew and the players.

That happened two years ago when Chris Hughton was the manager, and Ashley was trying to sell the club, and Newcastle are in  a much better position now than two years ago.

The lads just have to push on, and we’re hoping they will surprise us all big time – with an upper half finish in the league.

Yohan Cabaye is the player who could drive the new Newcastle to success next season, and that’s one reason he is already such an important player on Tyneside.

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61 comments so far

  • JUGGALO TOON ™

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Off topic but have the squad numbers been announced yet?

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  • arcarius

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Good, with Cabeye around hopefully we’ll see more passing kept on the ground, rather than long balls all day long!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    hope we sign a left back today

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  • richard

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    ssn fabregas and nasri not in squad for tomorow

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  • barryvenison

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Nasri and Fabregas are not in Arsenal’s squad fot tommorrow. Jusn on SSN.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    FABREGAS AND NASRI LEFT OUT OF ARSENAL SQUAD TO PLAY NEWCASTLE S.S.N.

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed, do you ever sleep?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #8

    wilshire n diaby out aswell

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #9

    and we thinkwe have problems ah well at least CWARR07 WAS RIGHT ABOUT GERVINHO PLAYING AT ST JAMES THIS SEASON HA HA HA

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  • richard

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #10

    if wiltshire and walcott also out our midfield may just may be a match for arsenals

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    @ richard our midfield is very strong what you on about

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    anyone else having trouble getting to the most recent article since the new banner has been put up? only way i get there is by hitting next post until i get there

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #13

    yea cabaye. we should play him at left back tomorrow.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    yeah chicago happened to me a few times

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #15

    Looks like we will be playing the Arsenal youth team – although say they are fairly handy… Cabaye means we have the steal of the season again…

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  • Durham_Toon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Call me crazy but I think we can get a result against Arsenal. Look at the players they’ve got out and I would say we have the stronger midfield. As long as we can cope with the LB situation (I personally think R. Taylor will play LB with Jonas LW to help him out) then I can see us getting a win.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #17

    ……………………………..tiote……………………………….
    ………………barton……………….cabaye………………..
    obeertan………………………………………….jonas
    looks strong enough to me sure wilshire is strugling aswell

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #18

    tony pulis wouldnt say they aint after barton on ssn just now

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #19

    don’t see ober starting. prob come on after 65 min or so

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #20

    barton wont play for nufc again

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Journal: Newcastle have opened talks with PSV Eindhoven over signing Holland international Erik Pieters

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #22

    How do you get that Ed?
    Has he got a new luxury coach like?
    Or some sort of people carrier that carries 11?

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #23

    Great comment left on the Chronicle website:
    whats the point in having a tank that doesnt fire!! We need a striker.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #24

    Graham Carr watched Germany vs. Brazil on Wednesday, who was he watching???

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #25

    striker isnt nearly as important as a left back. if we get pieters (or equivalent) then look for striker, but ba will suffice for now as long as he stays healthy

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #26

    ichrisho

    We need another striker but Ba will do a job, think a lot of fans underestimating him.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #27

    Pardew:
    “At the moment, we are working very, very hard on securing a left-back, but I don’t think he will be in before Saturday.

    “We are going to have to go with what we have within the squad.”

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  • mushy

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #28

    @ chicago and BoomBoom

    I had similar probs recently. I switched from Internet explorer to Firefox… sorted.
    I also think if you clear your cache memory (go to TOOLS and follow menu to clear history and cache), that will also help.

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #29

    so i guess raylor will be starting?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #30

    i think some of our fans would have been much happier if we had spent 12million on signing ba then they would have said give him no 9 great signing.

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  • ChicagoToon

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #31

    @mushy thanks

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #32

    Mornin peeps.
    Lets hope we’re closer to that LB today.
    We need to get behind the team tomorrow. All the Ashley haters and protector needs to get behind the team tomorrow and help them push through, give em confidence by cheering them on with some massive roars.

    I sincerely think that we’re NOT in any type of crisis once the window shuts, we’ll have added to the squad with atleast a Striker and an LB. Otherwise we have a terrific midfield which should be able to serve any of our strikers well.
    It’s not all doom and gloom, and we’ll do better those flimsy journalists think, we usually do.

    HOWAY THE LADS!!

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  • P Albert

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #33

    12
    Yeah, I have the same problem as you. I only get the old banner and having troubles seeing the new articles..

    I think Ba will do a good job for us this season, and maybe Best will find back to his form? And the midfield is much stronger this year, and I believe they can create a lot of goals..

    The most crucial is to get a LB!!

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #34

    wilshire out aswell!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #35

    @32

    Great positivity Dannyo!

    HWTL!!

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  • Nathaaan

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Dont think he has a choice, he needs to be a fantastic player this season or else we will have problems.

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  • naughtyaudio

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Perch No.3

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #38

    with no diaby fabregas nasri or wilshire we surely have a great chance of beatin the gunners

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  • sahota

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #39

    @ONLINE GUY

    I am not sure why you think Anil Ambani will buy Newcastle. Even if he is interested I will not like him to buy our club. He is already in dispute with his elder brother over many things. Reliance has got bad press recently in India about there dealings in shares etc. I will not like Anil Ambani to even touch NUFC , will be worst than Mike Ashley.

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  • kingkev9

    Aug 12, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #40

    Currently made a £5m profit in the window, what a great transfer window again for Ashley!

    It’s criminal that we are going into first game without a left back or our number nine even though we’ve had 7 months to find him. What a mess.

    People saying top 8 are kidding themselves. If we start poorly I think we’ll be bottom 6 all season

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