Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle Fans Just Fantastic

When Newcastle were first quoted a fee on Yohan Cabaye about a year ago they were quoted £12M by his club Lille.

Yohan Cabaye – taken during the Sunderland game

So the fact that Newcastle found he had a release clause in his contract for £4.5M and brought him to Newcastle for that amount is very good business.

And 25 year-old Cabaye has looked the man for Newcastle in the first four games of the season, even as he tries to adjust to the faster and more physical nature of the game across the English Channel from France.

Cabaye has talked to the Newcastle press today:

“It was difficult to adjust to English football at first. I have had to adapt but the only way you can get more experience of it is by playing. That is how I will get better.”

“The Premier League is more physical and faster than French football. In France it’s more tactical – a lot of short passes. Here it’s different.”  “Here there are no easy games. In France you have a few games where it’s easier – here, never!”

“The Premier League is famous for that. I made my debut against Arsenal and it was a very difficult game, even though I did the double in France.”  “Then there was the derby, which was the best atmosphere I had ever played in. I really enjoyed it.”

“It was totally different to playing in France. Even playing for the national team, the atmosphere is very different.” “Now I understand better what it means to be a Newcastle United player.”

“After the game I wanted to thank the fans, because they were fantastic in the derby. We really wanted to win that game for them and for us.”  “It was most important to win against Sunderland.”

Cabaye has been a bit of a revelation on Tyneside since he arrived in the summer, as Newcastle’s very first buy in ealry June.

And Cabaye has quickly taken to the fans, and the Newcastle fans have taken to the French International too, and he’s had some good press for his performances for the side so far this season.

It will not be long before Yohan rifles in his first  goal for Newcastle, because he’s adept at scoring,  and while at Lille in 235 appearances for the French club, he scored a good 39 goals and also had around 35 assists.

We’re looking forward to the central midfield partnership of Cabaye and Tiote knitting together well, as they play more together as the season progresses.

And of course Yohan can play both the attacking or defending central midfield roles equally well, and that will be a huge plus for Newcastle this season.

This lad looks like he’s an excellent acquisition for Newcastle and a real bargain.

Comments welcome.


23 comments so far

  • sammydolan

    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #1

    I like this guy!

  • Klatoon

    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Want him to shoot more often,coz u know Leon Best will always be on hand for rebounds and spills.

  • barryvenison

    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    @Klatoon- Yes Best will be there waiting, let’s just hope the linesman doesn’t put his flag up. Best was born offside.

  • barryvenison

    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    What kind of offer would have Ashley licking his chops for Cabaye in January? 8mill, maybe 10? Don’t worry we’ll replace him. They have plans in place and the funds to spend……

  • sammydolan

    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    I want him to hit some worldinho’s – I know this boy has them in his locker!

  • liam85

    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #6

    I love Cabaye. he’s really looking the part already and should only get better over time. be great if he can bash goals in to help with our (currently) not so good striking force.. Hopefully… lol

  • Eastander

    Sep 5, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Speaking of the derby game its slightly ironic how everyone was desperate for us to sign a left back and the chances are if we had we wouldnt have won!

  • GeordieToon89

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    ED – Keep up the fight mate never give up, im sue your a strong minded character and with friends and family around you it will help you power through and overcome this and inturn help you to carry on your journey of life.. Get Well Soon Mate, All the best.!!

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Cabaye M’lord,Cabaye.Oh lord Cabaye

  • OZ2

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    in a poll at the beginning of the season i named him as the guy i was looking forward to seeing and who would be a star player. I think Ben got the nod but i didnt think we would see much of him and i still think that unfortunately.

  • naithaniel

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Cabaye is total quality. He has the makings of a solid box-to-box midfielder.

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #12

    I hope Ed gets as good as he ever was

  • markmac

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #13

    ive been impressed with him so far! and long may it continue! i might even get 4 cabaye on my shirt!

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Can’t wait for a shot from him to hit the back of the net, I’ll go mad!

  • tdt

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #15

    Get well soon Ed.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Get well soon Ed.

  • bentoon

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #17

    Get well soon Ed.

  • Markaccus

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #18

    See the toon have signed a deal to make nufc lingerie! Knew all along ashley planed to wrap the black and white around a load of d1cks and Cnuts!

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #19

    This lad can go on to be a top class player so far.good on the ball gets stuck in which I was a bit supprised by.just wish he’d shoot more

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #20

    Impressed so far.bloody shite windows phone missin words again

  • Toon Follower

    Sep 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #21

    Get Well Soon Ed

  • tiotal football

    Sep 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #22


    way ahead of you mate – looks a treat with his name on the back!!!

    Hope you get well soon Ed! love this blog and really appreciate all the hard work you put in to make this such a great place for toon fans to come!!!

  • moonraker

    Sep 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Get well soon Ed!


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