Yohan Cabaye A Top Professional At Newcastle

The reports yesterday were that Yohan Cabaye did not have one of his best performances for France,  in their 1-1 draw at home to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Paris.

Yohan Cabaye – back one day early

But that draw was enough for France to win the group and qualify for the European Championships next summer, and Yohan can get back to his top form for Newcastle this Sunday against Tottenham.

And it seems that Yohan is keen to get ready for the game on Sunday, and he arrived back early since he had to travel only from Paris, France.

There were concerns last week after Cabaye picked up an ankle injury in the 3-0 win over Albania, but he started again last Tuesday evening for France, and played for just over an hour.

Assistant manager John Carver talked about Yohan today:

“Yohan was back by lunchtime the day after the France game.”  “It just tells you about his personality. He could have come back later and been back on Thursday.”

“But he’s such a professional and he wants to do well for this football club. He wanted to be ready for the game on Sunday.”  

“Yesterday was the day that we had all the international players back. It is amazing that as soon as they come back in, the standard of the work goes back up.”

“That’s how it should be because they are international footballers. The lads were right at it again.”  “They have been over the break too but it is difficult when you aren’t building up to a game at the end of it.”

“The international players coming back like Cheick, Demba and Yohan made sure we stepped up again.”

Yohan will be a key player for Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, as he and Cheick Tiote do their best to get control of the central midfield,  against a powerful Tottenham side that will include former Newcastle target Luka Modric.

That area of the field will be important and we’ll also look for another strong and solid  performance from the Newcastle defense.

But of course Tottenham have some very good players in their side, and it will be interesting to see if we can contain a certain Gareth Bale on Sunday.

But there’s no reason why Newcastle cannot continue their good run of results in the league, if they can come anywhere near their best form against Spurs.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Open jail with a single cell and two bar electric heater is too good for Ashley

  • jakesome

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2

    sorry lads new poster so gotta do it 1st

  • jakesome

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #3

    mother f*%ker

  • Vest

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone else think Santon should be given a start on Sunday? With Lennon’s speed down our left hand side, I think Raylor is to slow. We saw that against QPR and Wright-Phillips.

    I think Santon would be the better choice for LB on Sunday.

    When did NUFC last have this problem? To many good players for the starting spots? Fantastic 🙂


  • niffnoff

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #5

    @Jail For Ashley.

    You are not funny.



    That is all.

  • NUFCBrunei

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #6


    you are a jackass!!!. hahaha

  • listie

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #7

    #1 Grow up son

    #2 & #3 I think the words epic fail best sum you up

    Glad to see Yohan back and ready to go

  • BiggMarketBoy

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m defo getting Cabaye on the back of my shirt…

  • jakesome

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #9

    haha u lot are proper senseative

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Vest – totally agree mate Lennon is faster than SWP aswell so will cause him even more trouble, Santon is a very good tackler and very quick aswel so would be good option to start

  • bambams

    Oct 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Banter is great as long as it is of interest boys…. Maybe one or two comments are not needed eh.

    Back to the footie, cant see many predictions for this Sunday, I will go for 3-2 to Toon

    Anyone else up for putting their necks on the line?

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    @Vest > totally agree, i would put SanToon straight in there. He is an experienced left-back, captains his national side (all be it under 21s but cumon!!!) and is the best possible option to keep Lennon at bay. With HBA on early second half, if he doesnt start that is (which is another topic of conversation) ………. very optimistic about this one, and with the other fixtures in our favour this weekend, could pull away up there. If the spuds play as well as they can on the day, i would take 1 point home also! HTL

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #13

    @BamBams > a cagey 2-1 win for us, nail biting final 10mins, up-rights smashed, penalty shouts, Arry’s face melting even more and Pardew smashing the air upon the 93rd minute.

  • bambams

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #14

    @Toon Tom…… I could not deal with a tense last five mins, one day we will be able to relax and watch the end of a match in comfort ! The last time was the mackems 5-1 hammering .
    Agree i think there will only be one goal in a tight game

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #15

    @BamBams > agree, its no good for the heart, but it makes it more exciting :/

  • boater

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Banter police out again. Please kindly remember, comments which deviate from important teamsheet selections, ‘play Santon at leftback’ endorsements, Graham Carr eulogising, or FIFA cross referencing will not be tolerated. Thank you.

    Just read Cabaye is quarter Vietnamese -maybe Ashley isn’t totally unaware of the far-east market after all.

  • niafron

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #17

    I more concerned by what gareth Bale will do to Simmo…

    So i would maybe try Fergie on th left and Santon on the right.

    But i think Pard will play Simmo on the right and Santon on the left.

  • niafron

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    OK, boater, i talk of Cabaye. Please, don’t shoot me!

    Well, whant an horrible game for France. You see, i don’t lied t you when i told you i thought Bosnia could have win this game.

    Was really a bad day for Cabaye, i think he was maybe in trouble with his injury.
    Or he was maybe simply tired.

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #19

    @18 > he was playing in a DM role so there was no way we were going to see him do for leFrance what he has been doing for us recently. However, i think he was simply playing it safe to stay injury free for this MaSSiVe game on Sunday 🙂

    In Cabaye we trust!

  • greekgeordie

    Oct 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #20

    To 1 and 2 Grow up
    Santon had two full games in a week so on the bench will be better on Sunday RTaylor needs protection against Lennon or Bale so Jonas will be my choice on the left wing, only reservation is his long travelling last week even that he did not play many minutes on both games. Marvaux could do the job better than Arfa for this game unless Padrew feels that Ferguson could use his speed to cover RTaylor as required, what ever will be the team I feel that our unbeaten record will be preserved for another week

  • jakesome

    Oct 13, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #21

    how bout you boys grow up and stop letting other peoples comments get to you

  • Thump

    Oct 13, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #22

    How about you grow up and realise that trying to get the first comment on an article solely in order to post “first” is one of the most childish things you can do as an adult on a discussion forum?

    As for JFA, he’s a WUM and constantly does this. No time for gimmick posters here.

  • beefman13

    Oct 13, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #23

    vest, im worried about bale and lennon big time as for me simpson and raylor could get overrun, i think he will start with raylor but he may get taken off after getting a bit if a pounding and santon will be brought on in his place and hopefully cement the positon, i am not a fan of simpson either he works gard but no extra gears, sure he shot blocks but will be up against it on sunday in my opinion, another good right back would be great and we would be even stronger.

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Jakesome @ # 9

    I normally give more leeway to first posters but listie @ # 7 is about on the button post # 7 is pathetic and moronic and posts # 2 and 3 are very moronic for a first poster then to top it off with post # 9 lousy spelling crap grammar.

    Now tell me what type of reception are you expecting?????

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Ha switch post # 1 for post # 7


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