Cabaye – Newcastle Fans Are Simply Fantastic

“I have not experienced anything quite like this.”

Those were the words uttered by French midfielder Yohan Cabaye today, as he talked about the game on Saturday at the Stadium of Light.

Yohan Cabaye – shot after the game at Sunderland

Newcastle came back in the second half of that game from a first half drubbing, to register a 1-0 win over Sunderland, and sent the Toon fans into orbit.

The new French lads at Newcastle seem to be learning all about Newcastle very quickly, and they are certainly fitting in well on Tyneside, or so it seems.

And once Yohan Cabaye gets used to the speed and physical nature of the England game, we have a gut feeling this lad could be a big star for Newcastle – we hope so in any case.

And it was good to see that Newcastle fans brought out a French flag of their own before the game with Le Toon written across it – and that will certainly show our new French recruits they are supported to the hilt by Toon supporters.

If the French Legion on Tyneside can take Newcastle to some success, they will go definitely go down in Newcastle history!

Cabaye has been amazed by the passion shown by Newcastle fans since he arrived at the club, as our very first signing in June, and he talked about that:

“Since I have been here, this is just normal behavior – they’re simply fantastic.”  “Now the fans can carry this result at Sunderland through the season.”

“They can fly the flag in the region because they are as you say top dogs.”  “It is our title until the next game we play against them in March next year.”

“We went to Sunderland to win the game.” “There were lots of good performances from our players.” “And it is always good to win the derby game because of what it means to the supporters.”

“I have not experienced anything quite like this.” “The atmosphere was unbelievable along with the noise from our fans.”  “The style of the game and the speed is different too – it is all different to France.”

“It was not a good game to watch because there were a lot of tackles going in and the game stopped and started.”  “But the most important thing is that we won the game.”

“I wanted to touch the ball more times and hope to in the next few games.”  “But as I say, the main thing is we won and that the changing room was a happy place to be.”

Yohan is quite a player, and he had a terrific shot in the first half extremely well saved by goalkeeper Mignolet, and in one of these games soon, Yohan will score his first Newcastle goal, and don’t be surprised if it’s a beauty.

We somehow feel a lot more confident about the Newcastle squad now, after what they’ve achieved  in the first two games of the season, and the club seems to have recruited some top characters so far in the summer.

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26 comments so far

  • arcarius

    Aug 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    “I wanted to touch the ball more times and hope to in the next few games.” “But as I say, the main thing is we won and that the changing room was a happy place to be.”

    Please let him play him normal game like how he did for Lille Unfortunately theres Barton over here, now you cant have two Fabregas in your team can you. :/

  • Yohan7

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #2

    I like this guy, for playing 2 of the most fast paced game we will play this season he has addaped very well but I do think he will get better. him and Mr T will be awsome in CM when they are 100% adapted and fit (respectavley)

  • Andy

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #3

    arcrarius i think he was getting more at the stop start foul nature of the game. Difficult to get a flow of the game when it is like that. Can’t wait to see him against fulham next weekend


    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #4

    and what a strike it was by yohan the ball moved all over the gaffe it was a very good save.

  • dmac

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I was really impressed with this lad in both of our games so far this season and when he comes out with interviews like this you cant help but like the lad more. Top draw player IMO

  • toon_dog

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #6

    ad love to meet him like i think hes gonna be class! carry on the way ur going yohan u r already loved and you seem to have the makings of a legend 🙂

  • Phil K

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Seems a nice bloke. I have a feeling we will be building the side around Monsieur Cabaye.

  • arcarius

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Fair enough, I just hope that he’s passing and attacking qualities are not being wasted over here.

    Ran his socks off against 5under1and, even after getting a yellow, must admit that was quite a reckless challenge 😆

    And 2 penalties given away by Tiote in 2 games, anyone else worried about that? Just lucky decisions went our away 😆

  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #9

    SJP is gonna be bouncing when he rifles in a 30 yard screamer against Fulham at the weekend 😉


    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #10

    toon_dog steady on there dont go stalking anyone just yet

  • toonarmy21

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Anyone know when villa away tickets are for sale

  • toon_dog

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #12

    boom boom i have a natural eye for talent ha ha.
    My instincts tell me very good things to come from this man
    mark my words !!

  • magpie6699

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    arcarius – decisions went our way? What match were you at? Did the handball / penalty / red card decision go our way?

  • Markaccus

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Police in the Seychelles have recovered the arm of shark attack victim Ian Redmond it was identified by a tattoo that said Sunderland for the premier league title 2011/12. In a statement the police said not even a shark would swallow that !

  • dave 1961

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Yohan Cabaye been poor by his standards what’s he going to be like once he settles in, only can say glad he’s on our side.

  • pardew no 1

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #16

    he is 1 of the best players ive seen in the french league i hope well i no he will adapted by the way does he speak english

  • boywonder

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #17

    He played well, as Tiote was well off the pace and had a lot of running to do as a result. Have heard a rumour that he came back from the summer out of shape and needed to do extra treadmill training whilst other players were out on the practice fields, not to mention being stuck in Ghana and having to train alone Tiote on his day is one of the best midfielders in the country, but has made a really slow start this season.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #18

    @dave 1961 // Aug 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    I agree. I think Cabaye is doing alright but not as good as we all expect him to be. Both the games so far, he seems to drift in and out of game. I thought he’ll be making more penetrating runs from deep.

    I thought Gosling did just that when he came on instead and almost scored. As it stands, i’d prefer Gosling in place of Cabaye, and see what Gosling can offer going forward.

  • ichrisho

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Rob Lee Mark 2… Nice 🙂

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Anyone see Tavernier play over the weekend? He looked immense!

  • ross armstrong

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #21

    what a fec king legend

  • Police in France (?) Take down a pitch invader. Then start beating up on him. Their mistake.

  • JimmyToonToon

    Aug 22, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #23

    It would be nice to see Gosling get more time on the pitch like, but I can’t help but get excited about Cabaye. Thought the French flag with Le Toon written on it was a nice touch. HWTL

  • nufc_mad

    Aug 22, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #24

    I think Graham Carr deserves to be a Sir for all the hard work he has put into the club. He is the one that needs to be thanked in all this, Carr = Hero

  • craigTnufc

    Aug 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #25

    After seeing this pic. He is now my lass’s favourite player :/

  • AndyMac

    Aug 22, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #26

    “I have not experienced anything quite like this.” “The atmosphere was unbelievable along with the noise from our fans.” “The style of the game and the speed is different too – it is all different to France.”

    I have a question for niafron if he’s around ?

    Cabaye seems to have played two distinct roles during his career at Lille. One appears to be a more defensively minded central MF and the other a more creative playmaker. Which of these roles suits him better in your opinion ?



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