Manchester United Monitoring Yohan Cabaye


There have been reports that Manchester United are monitoring top Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Yohan Cabaye – after scoring against Wigan – his first goal for Newcastle

There was news earlier that the Red Devils were monitoring Cheick Tiote, Newcastle other top class central midfielder.

Cabaye was speaking to the French media, and he has rubbished those reports, although that doesn’t say they may not be true.

But why is it that whenever there is  a good player emerge in the PL, the top clubs like Man United and the rest think they have to have them at their clubs?

It’s really annoying, and thankfully Cabaye says he just wants to keep playing for Newcastle United:.

“I heard about United’s interest in me, but things are only just beginning,”

“I have a bit of experience of clubs following me, so I would rather not get carried away by thinking too much about such things.”

“I simply want to concentrate on my objectives with Newcastle – and playing for Newcastle.”

Cabaye is still adapting to the pace and physical nature of the English Premier League, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting in some excellent performances so far this season, and scoring two magnificent goals at Blackburn and at home to Wigan.

For the record he has made 13 appearances for the Magpies with two goals.

Newcastle have the making of a terrific central midfield in Cabaye and Tiote, and Danny Guthrie hasn’t looked to bad recently either.

We need to keep all three on Tyneside, and surely Danny Guthrie has earned himself a new deal at Newcastle?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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56 comments so far

  • cla5hb0y68

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    The reason why the top clubs think they can have our players, is because they know Ashley will sell for the right price. Furthermore, when you have a business model that’s designed to buy unknown, young players and then sell them on for a healthy profit a few years later, what else do you expect?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Open jail with a single cell ,two bar electric heater and weekend leave to watch the match is too good for Ashley

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Wow is that joke old Jail for Ashley. Yawn!

    Even if Manure are interested in Cabaye I can’t see them moving for him until at least the summer to see how he does over the course of a season.

    However if we qualify for europe this season maybe our star players will start the think ‘Whats the point in leaving?’.

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  • Karltooon

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    No it’s not.. Bedsheet brigade, you’re why everyone thinks we’re all thick………. like

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Its not a joke Stuart,its a statement you dingbat.

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  • listie

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #6

    How to make yourself look like a tw@t? repeat the same thing over and over again #2

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  • solano

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed….if Joey Barton didn’t get a new contract after “1 good season in 4” (as most tend to believe)….why does Danny Guthrie deserve a new contract after two canny games?

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  • Graeme

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Hopefully FCB will at least do a “Carroll” and refuse all offers until it gets to being silly money!!!!

    £35 million for AC was about twice what he was worth, so if Manure come up with say £50 million for Cabaye, FCB would cash in – as long as the money goes to build the team even stronger I can live with it. Would far sooner we kept him though!!!

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  • ontariomag

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #9

    @jailfor ashley
    i can see you are warming to him giving him an extra bar on his heater and letting him out at weekends.
    Long may the speculation (as long as it remains just that continue) as its reflective of our success. Lets not think for a minute if we get something out of the next few games that more of our players wont be linked to the moneypots in ln lancaster and down south. Our job is to support this team (best since keegans day for me) and make these guys want to play the bulk of their career at the toon.
    i also think that gosling will be an exceptional skillful and hard working player once he gets match fit
    thought i read this morning elsewhere that guthrie and colo had signed new deals

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #10

    If its a statement why exactly is that too good for him?

    I mean, after hiring the manager and sanctioning the signings of new players which have so far steered us to 3rd in the league and our best unbeaten run since 1994, surely he deserves the death penalty?

    Stupid idiot.

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  • solano

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Graeme…it’s very difficult to keep finding diamonds amongst the coal and we really are big enough to be able to retain good players if we show the required ambition. That means at least trying to compete with the Spurs’ and Liverpool’s at the “next level”.
    And I’ve yet to understand why £35m for AC was great for us fans…it disappeared into thin air!

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    See, this is why club finances and transfer windows shouldnt be spoken of outside of transfer windows.

    We’ve done a bit massive loop and gone back to the AC £35m haha!

    Bugger the money and bugger the speculation, atm we’re flying, why would anyone want to leave?

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    ontariomag > Colo has been “offered” a new deal but is yet to accept (im sure he will) but i dont know about Guthrie!

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Actually @ Solano – The reason £35m for Carroll was good for us is because we got rid of him, which meant less press attention for the wrong reasons and alot less hoofball.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Stuart > Spot On mate, everyone seems happy hear at the mo and has no reason to leave. If we keep playing the way we are, with the same team spirit/ethos, and also push for Europe(a) then they shouldnt want to leave.

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  • Karltooon

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Graeme – Agreed on both fronts..

    Stuart – He hurt Keegans feelings.. King Kev’s emotions are much more important than a well run efficient football club…. and he doesnt get the rounds in any more

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  • markmac

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Hope we keep the likes of man u at bay regards nicking our stars like but also hope our super scout mr carr gets searching again just in case!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Spurs managed to fend off a bid of 40 million for Modric, if were in such a good financial position now surely we can now afford to see off any bids for our top players,its a different scenario when a player is near the end of his contract and doesnt want to sign a new one,it will really show the intent of our owners come January.

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  • Shorzy

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #19

    @ Stuart

    You are a serious knob with no sense of humour……begone with a free transfer to the land they call Albania on Wear where they all have sense of humour bypasses.

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  • ontariomag

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #20

    i have faith in our leadership they have made the tough decisions and have turned this club round still a long way to go but time we got behind the cockneys regardless of the past and I am starting to feel that we will be all happy in January.
    And i never thought that at the satrt of the season i would be saying that eating huge portions of humble pie here
    if anyone thought we were mad to get rid of Joey(I was one of them) then the unwanted publicity he would be bringing over a worthless rant on twitter would be destroying all we have good about this season

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  • solano

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Stuart…a lot of bitterness surrounds people’s summation of Andy Carroll’s talents. For me he was the best player the Academy has ever produced…was a worthy wearer of the number 9 shirt and was fabulous on the pitch. He was imo a worthy successor to the old fashioned centre forward role that Shearer played for 10 years. His touch and all round ability was much better than he gets credit for now..and the reason why we were 1 dimensional (or “hoofball”, as some put it) was because, Hughton couldn’t seem to see we needed a small, nippy goal poacher beside him. I think Pardew would have seen the very obvious potential that a big’un little ‘un combo could have achieved…but as we all know, he didn’t get the chance.
    Anyway he has left now, ruined his career, and we, as you rightly point out, are flying high at the mo! But don’t spin it as if it’s all down to Ashley’s mastery…he has yet to back Pardew in a transfer window….surely a bloke who is doing a job that Broan clough would be proud of deserves a little pecuniary support soon?

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #22

    Whats your problem like Shorzy?

    Aside from complimenting me on my serious knob of course. Not sure whether to be happy or not, where exactly did you see it?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #23

    @shorzy
    Spot on

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #24

    I think the problem with AC is that he left too early in search of a higher wage packet.

    Like you said, maybe AP could’ve got the best out of him as he has done with alot of our other players this season.

    But AC was distracted by greed, it wasnt as if we wanted to sell him, we rejected two or 3 bids before the money eventually got too high and he asked us to match their wages.

    Anyway, ancient history now, and Ba’s our top boy.

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  • solano

    Nov 9, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Karltooon@16….a bloody good 1st team is what KK’s philosophy was all about, son! Show a little bit respect and look at what actually happened to our “efficient well run club” in 2009 – a cautionary tale on backing the wrong men (ie Wise and JFK). Let’s hope some lessons have been learned..

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  • solano

    Nov 9, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Staurt…I don’t want to go over all the old ground, but howay, there’s a lot of evidence to suggest he was manipulated by all sides into a move and I know from friends and associates that his decision to leave was regretted almost immediately. The only winners were his monosyllabic agent and Ashley. A sad case indeed, which should engender some sympathy (for ourselves as much as anyone).

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  • Rozzy

    Nov 9, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #27

    I am sick of this. We have all ready lost Carroll and Enrique to liverpool and they are apparently intrested in Coloccini but now I am reading that Manchester United want Tiote and Cabaye….well sir alex, he’s a message from me…..
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  • liam85

    Nov 9, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #28

    ohh no not Cabaye!! If we do sell him just means all this long winded scouting for him was a waste of time – I hope we reject the offers. Would hate to see him in a Man Utd shirt 🙁

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 9, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #29

    If we are in the top 4 clubs from all over the world will be looking at our player!!!

    Take it as a compliment!

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  • shamsoftabriz

    Nov 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #30

    MA needs to “monitor” Wayne Rooney and Hernandez and leak news of his interest to the press. WE ARE NOT A FEEDER CLUB. News like that is released to “put us in our place” as if to remind the world that we’re not a top side…lest we……****BECOME ONE****!!!!

    Go Magpies!

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  • Karltooon

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #31

    @ Solano 25? – Show respect to who? you?

    In one breath AC is the best Academy product ever, in the next you insinuate the club was ran better when KK was at the helm, lest you forget he scrapped the academy and reserves to focus on this Epic team of also rans.. Also dont see what DW and JK have to do with anything at all, did we only have class managers until FMA took over, son?

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  • Karltooon

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Here’s one for you’s, I keep getting the distinct feeling that HBA is going to go from hero to zero sooner rather than later.. I just get that feeling with him.. Hope not though

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  • Sav

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #33

    If 35 million was twice what AC was worth, it would be gratifying to see Ashley spend half of that money in replacing him. 12 months on we haven’t so its little wonder fans get jumpy as another window looms and some of our canny players get linked with Champions League clubs. As Pardew said himself (before AC was sold) if you keep selling your best players, ultimately you are never going to eat at the grown-ups table.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Same old Shite — Just before the Transfer Window opens we get the same old Same old… Colloccini is of Tiote is off Now Cabaye — Daily Mail etc just Stiring it again !!!!

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  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #35

    shamsoftabriz @ 30;

    You hit the nail on the head mate!

    It’s all about perception, watch out the Toon are coming!

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  • Vitorbarbosa

    Nov 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    To be fair, Cabaye can replaced the gap left by Paul Scholes. Very similar, powerful shot, hard working, good vision and tackle back.

    I always hope the best for all players who left us. I want to see them make steps forward.

    Top team targeting our players only mean one thing. We are doing something very right!

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  • hoppernufc

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #37

    why dont these so called big clubs leave our players alone sick of hearing about it, cabaye has been here for four months after signing a 5 year contract and its already starting. tbh most of it is probably the media trying to dampen the mighty newcastles spirt

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  • solano

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Klatoon…I don’t ask for anything from you,but I will say your view of past events is inaccurate, ill-informed and maybe influenced by those who are constantly re-writing recent history in order to justify an ever changing agenda. KK did not scrap any Academy teams and his epic team of “also rans” is undisputably the best team this club has had in the last 50 years. Like I said, a little respect….son 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #39

    I think the January window will show if Ashley really has got ambition for the club or if he’s using us as a cash cow advertising board until he’s got all his money back and a nice lump sum when he sells up.

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  • magpiebop

    Nov 9, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Just need to mention transfer speculation and the neggars are back in force.
    To all the boycotters who won’t come back to St James while Ashley owns the club, you won’t get back in now anyway ever!
    Fixed season ticket prices for 10 year and cheap extra tickets for friends and family will see to that. Not to mention we have a better squad now than the ‘Entertainers’ even! Non believers just shut up and eat a bit humble pie before you end up at the back of a 20,000 name season ticket que. Ashley is going nowhere and we don’t want him to, so just let the real fans enjoy their football and kerb ya bleating!

    Don’t cut off your nose to spite yer face, accept and have faith!

    NEWCASTLE UNITED
    WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED

    HAWAY THE LADS

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