Yohan Cabaye had a quieter game on Saturday for Newcastle, but still had a good performance, as Blackburn had marked him as the danger man in the Newcastle midfield.
Yohan Cabaye – another good game on Saturday
But as Alan Pardew said after the game, the players Blackburn deployed to try to shut Cabaye down, left spaces in other parts of the pitch which Newcastle exploited nicely.
There were over 46,000 fans at St. James’ Park and it’s a credit to the home fans when you say that’s lower than was expected, but as usual they were just great for the players, and they got a good display from the the Newcastle side and the lads remain in 4th place in the league.
Yohan Cabaye was again blown away by the reception he received from the Newcastle faithful, and he wants Newcastle to play as well on the pitch as Newcastle fans support the club off the pitch.
You can say what you want about Newcastle, but they have the best fans in the world, and that’s generally acknowledged for a club that has won nothing for 42 years now.
Yohan talked to the local Newcastle press corps today:
“We want to match the support of our superb fans on the pitch.” “It was a great moment for me. I would like to say thanks a lot to the fans.”
“I want to play well for them and win a lot more matches. That is what the team are trying to do, be as good for them.”
“We’re happy to be unbeaten, we’ve won the game and scored three goals. It was a great game for us and for Demba Ba.” “In the second half we were very good.”
“It showed we have good spirit here and we play football with a lot of passing and movement.” “We keep the ball very well and I think the fans can be happy.”
And a delighted Alan Pardew had every right to crow about his team after the game, as they put in a great performance for the home fans.
And one pleasing aspect of the game, which Newcastle won with ease if the truth be told, were some very good performances all over the pitch from Newcastle players, and for the second weekend running.
And as the players start to get used to each other, there’s a reasonable case to be made that Newcastle will only get better.
This is what the Newcastle manager said today:
“I thought it was a great day for the club really.” “The fans were superb and we put on a performance that will bring them back. And that’s what Newcastle United should be about.”
“It is about bringing back a few thousand of them by showing quality on the pitch.” “We kept it tight, we were solid at the start and we started to show that there are goals in the team.”
“We showed the promise we showed at Villa.” “And it was important to do that.” “Against Blackburn was just as good and our strikers were terrific.”
Newcastle need to keep their feet on the ground and take every game as it comes, and the next challenge is an away game at Molineaux next Saturday afternoon.
Newcastle have every chance of keeping their unbeaten season going with a draw at Wolves, but a win would be great, and that’s certainly not beyond the realms of possibility.
Howay The Lads!!