Cabaye Passes Fitness Test – Starts For France Against Belgium?

It seems that Yohan Cabaye passed a fitness test yesterday,  and could play for France tonight when they entertain Belgium in Paris.

So Newcastle fans and Alan Pardew will nervously await the result of tonight’s game, not to learn  whether France won or not, but whether Yohan came through the game uninjured.

The news is that Yohan looks set to start tonight’s game for France.

Cabaye joined Newcastle from French Champions Lille in the summer, and has been an immediate hit in the English Premier League, which has seen Newcastle go to 3rd top of the league after eleven games.

Certainly Yohan’s cultured play in midfield has been a standout for the Newcastle side this season, and we’ll not even mention his two great goals against Wigan and Blackburn.

The 25-year-old had to leave the game in the first half in Newcastle’s last game against Everton at St. James’ Park with a groin strain,   and there have been worries about how bad the injury is.

Cabaye was on the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the USA in Paris, and was not used, but the likelihood is that he will play at least the first half tonight in Paris.

No doubt Alan Pardew will  have been in contact with French manager Laurent Blanc, to make absolutely sure Yohan is 100% fit, otherwise he should not play.

We have to hope that Cabaye comes through the France game uninjured tonight, so that he will be available for the game at Manchester City on Saturday, but there’ll be hell to pay if he gets injured.

For the record,  the  €5M bargain buy  from Lille  in the summer has so far played for Newcastle 13 times with two great goals and three assists.

And Yohan is already a huge favorite with Newcastle fans, not just because of his form this season, but that he seems to just love the Newcastle club, the area and the fans too.

Who could ask for anything more?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Stuart

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Glad he’s looking likely to be fit for Saturday.

    Starting to worry that we havent heard anything about Marv! Reckon its a reoccurance of his long running groin problems?

  • LewSpi

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #2

    I really hope not Stuart.

  • Martinlaakso

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Deciding to rest
    and on Saturday would certainly fit

  • dawid182

    Nov 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #5

    my starting lineup for Saturday:


    this would be a massive eleven against city.

  • NUFC_Neal

    Nov 15, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Yep, has not return date for Marv or Best, yet strangely says the same for Cabaye!!

  • dawid182

    Nov 15, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    the physioroom is too slow, they update that very rarely. We’ve some bad news too, the badest is Aguero will be fit for Saturday…thats f* sad, but Nasri wont be there fortunetly.

  • dawid182

    Nov 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #8

    the physiorrom is too slow, they update that very rarely. We’ve some bad news too, the badest is Aguero who will play saturday, but Nasri wont be in the squad forunetly.

  • markmac

    Nov 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Stuart – ive been thinking the same, hope not though

  • liam85

    Nov 15, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Cabaye is my favourite player at the moment. The goal against Wigan was amazing!
    I hope he scores all sorts of quality goals this season!

  • Lynxie

    Nov 15, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #11

    hey lads, if you all visit here and vote now, Yohan Cabaye will stay fit tonight and your life will be better.
    She is a Yank living on Tyneside, so lets get the lass the winners medal? its the most pleasant vote I have cast!!

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 15, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Hope he keeps reet for the big one like. Need all the help we can get. If he does get injured during the game though and makes it worse i will hunt blanc down and set david batty on him… fact

    @ lynxie – she looks like what my wife looks like when i close my eyes. id vote it in defo.

  • geordiesteve520

    Nov 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #13

    The fella is a warrior! That is two initially serious-sounding injuries that don’t keep him out at all.


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