Newcastle Are Good And Not Just Lucky

It was  masseur Micky Holland who Yohan Cabaye ran towards, after scoring the dramatic winner for Newcastle on Saturday.

Yohan Cabaye’s superb goal after 81 minutes against Wigan

It was Yohan’s first goal for Newcastle although he’s come close a few times, but it was enough to give Newcastle all 3  points and after Manchester United and  Chelsea were both beaten yesterday, it means that Newcastle gained 3 points on those top clubs.

They are now  level with Chelsea on 19 points and just one point behind second placed Manchester United.

This is what Yohan said to the local press today:

“Ever since I’ve been here before every game he has told me I’m going to score a goal and I haven’t,”   “When I arrived on Saturday I went up to him and said don’t say anything. Don’t tell me I’m going to score a goal.”

“Just say nothing to me, don’t talk to me before the game, we will talk after the game.”  “And look what happened, he kept quiet and I scored my first goal for Newcastle!”

“It was an important goal for the team, we are getting used to looking at the league table and seeing ourselves in fourth place and it still feels good,”

“We are working so hard in the match and on the training pitch. This is a good team, although against Wigan I thought we were lucky.”

“We will work hard to stay near the top of the league. In this league it is never easy beating anyone. They will feel they did enough but luck was on our side.”

“To have 19 points after nine games is very good. There is nothing lucky about that. It is a good sign winning games like this and Wolves when we are not at our best.”

“To do well in a season you have to win games in different ways. The spirit of the team is very good, you can see that.”

After the game Cabaye was interviewed by nufcTV and it was in English too, and while Yohan  struggled just a little bit with his English, it was not too bad after only being on Tyneside since June, and he was smiling all the time.

Cabaye has  a great relationship with the Newcastle fans, which of course will only get better as the 25 year-old scores more goals, and he’s certainly been another excellent  signing for the Newcastle club.

And Newcastle fans were singing his name at the end, in a  song originally created for the great Philippe Albert, but it turns out he couldn’t make out the words:

“I already have a good feeling with these fans and that is why at the end of the game I went round applauding them,” “They have made me feel very welcome here and that has helped me settle in quickly.”

“I have a good relationship with them already but I don’t understand the song they sing about me!”

It’s no mistake that Yohan Cabaye has fitted in superbly at Newcastle, as we learned yesterday about all the work that is done on a player who is a Newcastle target, and that’s one of the most impressive things about the club right now, although being in 4th place and having players like Cabaye is the side isn’t too bad either.

As Alan Pardew rightly said after the game, to hit a ball first time into the net like Yohan did on Saturday, takes tremendous  skill and technique – it was a goal that deserved to win the game, even though Newcastle carried a bit of luck on Saturday in that first half.

But as Yohan so rightly says, it’s not just because of luck to have 19 points from the first 9 league games.

Howay The Lads!!

12 comments so far

  • Oleg G

    Oct 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Just need to prepare mentally for the games against the top 3. If we will get good results in those games, we can continue to a very good season. If we won’t, it can bring the team down for some time and make it difficult to stay up there with the rest (Arse-anal, Sperms and poo will try to get into that top 4).

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #2

    “Yohan, Yohan Cabaye”

    I didn’t even think of that! Here’s me and Linekar singing “Ca-bye bye Wigan, Wigan Ca-bye!”

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    yohan yohan cabaye everyone knows his name

    hes a top man and a top player him and mr T just get better and better

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #4

    only great players get that song

  • Stuart

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    I dont think the results against the big 3 will have much baring on our season to be honest. We arent expected to win those games or to finish 4th.

    If we lose we’ll just say to ourselves that those arent the teams we need to get results from. If we win we’ll be claiming it as a massive victory though lol.

  • Thump

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    @Stuart: Agreed mate. I’ve always said that it’s a case of taking as many points as you possible can and so far we’ve done that. The big 3 are 6 games in a season and in all honesty, if we play well regardless of result, we’ll show that we mean business and that we want to take the game to the other teams.

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    a think we should make a CD with his song on from the crowd and send it into newcastle for him to listen to it haha he’d soon realise, what a bloke he really is and an unbelievable footballer aswel

  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #8

    anyone see the Ac Milan game yday? getting beat 3-0 at half time they bring Kevin Prince Boateng on and he scores a 30min hat-trick and they win 4-3 haha

  • Stuart

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Haha, you made my point better than I could Thump!

  • dublin mag steve

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    maybe im being petty but it pisses me right off when ed refers to us as the newcastle club what a super signing yohan has been how long before that little w.a.n.k.e.r. dogs-leash tries to sign him for 40million

  • toonincheek

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Yohan Yohan Cabaye

    To the tune of
    Home, Home on the range

  • ArtyH

    Oct 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #12

    The only luck we have had in the last 50 years has been bad luck, hopefully now it our turn to have some good luck. I have seen us play better than on Saturday and lose. Lets enjoy our success while we can and get behind the team and A.P as well.


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