Tiote-Cabaye Partnership Looking Very Good


Probably the pick of the summer transfers for Newcastle has been French International Yohan Cabaye.

Cabaye challenges O’Hara on Saturday – eyes closed

Yohan is building an impressive partnership with his central midfield partner Cheick Tiote, and since they both speak French, communication doesn’t seem a problem for them on the field.

And the good news again on Cheick is that for the third game running,  he didn’t receive a yellow card on Saturday, so we hope he’s curbed his ways a bit, and will not get the 14 yellow cards and associated suspensions he picked up last season.

Both players had good games once again on Saturday at Molineaux in the 2-1 win, and the partnership hopefully can only get better as they learn each other’s game.

Cabaye is now off on international duty with the French squad, and Cheick is off with the Ivory Coast, and like all our players, we have to hope they avoid injuries over the two week break.

Yohan seems to be loving it at Newcastle, and he has easily moved up to the Premier League standards,  from playing in the French league in his career at Lille:

“I am getting better all the time. I feel like I am playing well with each game,”  “I am adapting to English football, and liking the Premier League. It is no problem for me.”

“Playing with Cheik is really good. Cheik is a good player with good energy, who can play football, so that is good. We can speak French to each other which makes it easier on the pitch as well.

“I am happy to play with him and I hope we can continue to work hard and play well together.”

Yohan is certainly turning heads with his displays for Newcastle in the Premier League, and he is only one reason that Newcastle have got off to their best start in the PL since back in the days of Kevin Keegan in 1995.

It seems that Alan Pardew is building his own team of Entertainers on Tyneside, and certainly Newcastle are not only winning games these days, but they take an attacking approach into every game, home and away.

Long may that continue.



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6 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Oct 5, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Bloody ell Ed man get some sleep!

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  • jayphoto

    Oct 5, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Its a quality pairing though that! Maybe as good as we’ve seen in a long time! Feel good bout the back up too! Apparantly abeid is a lot better than expected, hence gosling allowed on loan! The way we play now suits Guthrie much more also not to mention Benny can play centre mid (his work rate is very high, covered the most miles of any1 at Marseille in his last season)

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  • santimunez

    Oct 5, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    im sooooo happy! during the african cup of nations, i think its important to utilize gosling, as he’ll be hungry to get into that starting XI. i also think a striker in january and a new cb, and our squad will be complete! HOWAY THE LADS

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  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    I think Kabaye alongside him in the midfield has been the difference in Tiotes yellow card collection this season.

    Last season maybe felt a little on his own in the middle and so was rash with some of his tackles now Kabaye is matching him for miles run in the middle he prob feels like the work load has been halved so less rash in the tackle.

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  • Hoovernose

    Oct 5, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #5

    I like Danny Guthrie as well and the two eastern block lads. Happy days!

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  • Hoovernose

    Oct 5, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Sorry by Eastern block I mean east of Newcastle.

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