We Have To Beat QPR And Joey Barton

Yohan Cabaye was sorry to see the experienced Joey  Barton leave Newcastle for QPR, but he is looking forward to playing against him a week tonight at Loftus Road.

Yohan Cabaye – we have to beat Joey

Joey had to leave Newcastle, because he couldn’t go on criticizing his employers on that Twitter account of his, and if you do that in the real world you’ll be fired pretty quickly.

And we also have to hope that he doesn’t keep tweeting about Newcastle now, which he did again on Thursday, after the transfer market had closed, and he again attacked the powers that be at  Newcastle.

Joey shouldn’t be allowed to do that, and we hope he starts tweeting only about his new club, QPR.

If Newcastle can win the game a week tonight at Loftus Road, it will be one of the club’s best starts for many a year, and will take the side to 10 points from their first four games – and just 3o points to  go to safety is one way of looking at it.

Yohan says he’s looking forward to the QPR game and playing against Joey:

“I am looking forward to it. I’m sad to see Joey go. I will be happy to see Joey again next week – and to win against him!”

“We’ve taken seven points from three games in the Premier League,” “We’re pleased to have kept the momentum going by beating Fulham. It’s perfect for the team.”

Cabaye is currently with the French International squad, and they play at Romania tomorrow night in their Group D match.

France are on 16 points from their first 7 games and should be able to get a win at Romania tomorrow night, who are in mid-table in the group.

Yohan stayed on the bench in last Friday’s 2-1 win against Albania, and Laurent Blanc’s side will want to qualify for the finals next summer.

They will want to make up for their disastrous World Cup showing, which saw the players revolt against their  manager, and they  literally became a laughing stock last summer.

Of course England were just hopeless too, as once again these big tournaments seem to be too much for some of our players, but France saved us big time,  as they revolted against themselves and their coaches and became the big news last summer.

Yohan is obviously hoping his country  can qualify for the finals,  to take place in the  Ukraine and Poland next summer:

“It’s a big year for us with the European Championships coming up,” “I hope we can qualify, and if we can take six points from these matches that will go a long way towards that.”

“We want to play at the European Championships.”  “The French team must go to the European Championships.”

Yohan has been a great addition to the Newcastle team, and he is an excellent character and seems positive about most things.

We remember last Thursday when everybody was very unhappy (make that furious), about the lack of transfer activity on the last day of the window by Newcastle.

And then Yohan was interviewed and came out and said everything was perfect for him at Newcastle, and he managed to lift the mood just a little bit.

Cabaye could be one of Newcastle’s best buys for a a long long time.

30 comments so far

  • naithaniel

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #1

    I would love for Cabaye to get his first goal for us against QPR. He deserves to get on the score sheet after the effort he’s put in so far.

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Joey who??

    Give Cabeye and Pardew a second series!!!!

  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #3

    I would love to see cabaye mug the ball off Barton and rifle in a 30 yard screamer. A big f*club you to Barton.


    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Got to disagree on the Barton issue I don’t see why he shouldn’t be allowed to discuss NUFC…he knows more than us and why shouldn’t he share? Am happy to read what he tweets

    Get well soon Ed mate!

  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    have to agree with wwjbd !! And anything that makes those fat basturds upstairs continue to look like tossers is ok by me. Some may not agree with this line of thinking….but i can barely withhold my utter contempt for them and the lies they preach.

  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #6

    * f**k you that meant to say

  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #7

    oh yeah Cabaye is a good guy. good attitude, and adapting to premeir league – he’s not there yet, but you can see its coming fast. By Novemeber he should be well in his stride – which is helpful when you look at the november matches weve got. OUCHY OUCH OUCH

  • Slank Loogan

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    QPR will be up for it with all their new signings. Barton will have wound up the QPR players. They will come out kicking and screaming.

    The only answer to Barton and QPR is to win.

    Excuse my ignorance but, who is the player on the banner between Obertan and Jonas?

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Agree wwjbd.he’s experienced first hand wot a pair of tw@ts ma and dl are so why shouldn’t he talk about it

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Just reading the side note abou Ed, i hope you get well soon you are a bright light in the ever growing darkness of not only NUFC fans but the world….


  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #12

    @Slank Loogan

    if you are serious your answetr is Davide Santon.

    If nt serious than – Mike ashleys Ex wife.

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #13

    @ 8 its santon

  • DarloGeordie

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #14


    Now they should get Mike ashley’s daughter to model this new underwear you speak of… or even the slug himself with his “B” cup

  • Slank Loogan

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15

    The reason I asked Indian @ 12 is that the picture looks like it has been taken during a match and the player appears to be in a Newcastle strip and I cannot recall Santon having played for us yet.

  • geordie.In.Taipei

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    darlogeordie: are you sodding mental. theres no way ashely is a b cup. he definalte a large C. He just hides it with baggy shirts.

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    @15 its been photo shopped

  • Pedro10

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t blame Barton one bit for tweeting about Newcastle, or even for joining QPR, given the way he was treated. He was also spot on about the club’s lack of ambition, as the transfer window proved.

    Cabaye looks class, but overall we’re weaker than the squad which started last season’s campaign.

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #19

    @slank Loogan

    its Trick Photography

  • Davies

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Cabeye has been my favourite bit of business of the entire transfer window. He arrived to little fanfare here, but the media in France were all very shocked that he had come to us. He’s proving to be an absolutely fantastic buy.

    As far as Joey Barton and his continual tweeting is concerned, I think he needs to give it a rest. Those who say he is “only telling the truth” need to realise, that he is giving his opinion and that none of us actually know what the truth is.

    My opinion of Barton is that he is a petulant bully. Even the fact that he chooses to pick a fight with an opponent he knows won’t retaliate shows this. The club don’t comment on these matters, so he can say whatever he likes and fans get swept up by it because they dislike Ashley.

    I’m not an Ashley fan, but I’m a Newcastle United, and all Joey is doing with his ongoing tweets is dragging our name through the mud again.

    Anyone treating Joey as the voice of reason, or a person to trust, have a flick through his history and try to remember what we all thought of this awful man when he got jailed.

  • Slank Loogan

    Sep 5, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Davies @ 20

    ‘…dragging our name through the mud again…’

    Having heard and read what the pundits are saying is that we are the innocent party and that Barton is a thoroughly obnoxious ungrateful individual that QPR will come to regret signing him.

  • Slank Loogan

    Sep 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Leazes Upper and Indian.

    Thanks, perhaps Ed can do the same smoke and mirrors and show Shola scoring hatricks and running furiously around the pitch or is this too much to ask?

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 5, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Hope you get well soon Ed.

  • moonraker

    Sep 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Anyone who takes any notice of anything Barton says is an idiot!
    Only my opinion but when your paid 65k a week you dont criticise your boss; and he chose to leave! Tosser!

  • moonraker

    Sep 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #25

    I saw some footage of Santon playing for Inter! He is class. Can’t wait to see him in a toon shirt hopefully against QPR.

    By the way does anyone know if it’s true about the sign on the east stand? If so what they doing?

  • Pedro10

    Sep 5, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #26

    @ Moonraker I’m not Barton’s biggest fan, but 65k is a lot of money for most people, but not for a top Premier league footballer. Having been arguably the best player last season, and remained loyal when we went down, he was then rewarded with the prospect of a pay cut.

    In any other job, would you accept that situation, especially if someone else is prepared to pay you the going rate?

    Also, once the contract offer was withdrawn and he was transfer listed, he had little option other than move to QPR.

    The big problem for NUFC is that, though I see the logic of keeping the wage bill down, if you wat to compete in the Premier League, you have to pay the going rate in wages and transfer fees. If we don’t do that, we’ll never get back to the top 6.

  • moonraker

    Sep 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #27


    I think you’ll find that 65k is still a big wage in the PL when you take the average wage.

    He was not loyal when we went down, it was just that no one else would pay him the wages cos he was always injured (or in jail).

    He probably put the last nail in the coffin getting sent off at Liverpool and being suspended for the last 3 games. (we needed one point to stay up)

    He could still have stayed this season (now that would have shown loyalty), but was scared he couldnt get a club to pay him or he may get injured again.

    Forget about the wage bill; if you slagged off your boss every day you would eventually get the sack.

    The blokes a total pr***.

    Only my opinion!

  • Pedro10

    Sep 5, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #28

    I’d settle for 65k, but would you take a pay cut if you didn’t have to? Fact is, we’ll never know what happened in those negotiations. If he was offered, say 55 -60K for 3 years, then maybe he is being greedy. If it was much less than that, then I can see why.

    In the end, though much was his own doing via Twitter, it was made clear he wasn’t welcome so he had to go.

    I find his honesty and willingness to speak out refreshing, though I can see why others would find it annoying.

  • thebionicMAG

    Sep 5, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #29

    I dont wish to be a doom and gloomer but I cant see us beating QPR. They’ve just had a great transfer window and will be on a high. I know they’ve also had a disastrous start to the premiership, but what are the chances they turn things around against Newcastle United…that is us all over, and what are the chances Barton gets one against us…????

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 5, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #30

    @22 lol


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