Cabaye – The Biggest Win For Newcastle Since I’ve Been Here

Yohan Cabaye had a terrific game for Newcastle last night in the 3-0 demolition of Manchester United, and he again showed what an excellent midfielder he is – and was simply a terrific acquisition by Newcastle last summer.

Yohan Cabaye – after his simply stunning goal – YES!!!!

Newcastle put in a display that will long be remembered last night,  when they rather easily beat the Premier League Champions, Manchester United, by the score of 3-0.

And Newcastle scored two stunning goals through Demba Ba and Yohan Cabye before Manchester United added a third for Newcastle with a comical error from center-back Phil Jones in the 90th minute. when he headed the ball unchallenged into his own net.

And the 25 year-old French international seemed ecstatic after the game, and he had this to to say to nufcTV:

“It is one of my best free-kicks,” “I used to score a few in France, and I practice them a lot in training, but in a game is totally different.”

“When I saw the ball in the goal I was so happy for the team, for the whole of Newcastle, and it was an important goal.”

“It was important, not just for me, but for the team as well because it was the second goal and just at the start of the second half.”

“It is a very, very good result for us and a brilliant start to the new year,” “For me, it is the best game and the best win since I have been at Newcastle. I was very happy to be on the pitch tonight.”

“There was five or ten minutes in the second half where we were under pressure and fortunately for us Simmo saved the ball on the line.”  “But after that we stayed strong and worked very hard.”

We had said before the game that the last thing we wanted was another defeat,  which would have been the 6th defeat in 9 games.

But we would have been very happy even with a point, but we didn’t expect this, and Newcastle looked a very good side indeed last night in what had to be both their best result of the season and their best performance.

This result will electrify the Newcastle fans, and it reminds us of the 5-0 demolition of Manchester United at St. James’ Park in October of 1996, by the Entertainers, led my legendary manager Kevin Keegan.

But the lads now have to win their next two home games – against Blackburn in the 3rd round of the FA Cup on Saturday, and then 7 days later against a poor QPR side in the league.

Then we could really be on our way – again.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

64 comments so far


    Jan 5, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Still Ecstatic ..watched the coverage after watching the real live game. BBC match of the day are a disgrace.

  • t00ntime

    Jan 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #2

    I dont get u people… whats wrong with match of the day?

    they said we were great… they said Ba was unstoppable… they said we out played man utd… they said it was a pen and they said krul was great….

    people really have to understand that this season tottenham man utd and man city are the most important teams… hey sunderland only got 25seconds

  • hatem or love him

    Jan 5, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #3

    what a game, at a ferocious pace amazing to watch. Yohan Cabaye’s goal was top draw and Ryan Taylor played exceptionally well. Demba Ba world class as usual what a player. Best striker in the Premier League after RVP

  • DeanToon88

    Jan 5, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Bet stoke wish they took demba ba while they had the chance now lol

  • mashearer

    Jan 5, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #5

    toontime…we had 13 shot they have 3 shot.we control 53% of possessions.but why do based on highlight manure looks like conquering the game

  • 09nufc09

    Jan 5, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #6

    T00ntime… They showed all of man u attacks and only a fractions of ours, they also didnt show colo and tiote taking the pss in the corner and demba ba meggin people for fun lol
    Deantoon88… I was watchin the phone in show on sky after the match and they said they think hes worth 40mil lol not bad for a free transfer that people were calling a poor mans ameobi (nd a crock) during ramadan! I was saying at the time he has scored goals were ever he has played and has only had one serious injury in his career, i still didnt expect him to be this good. I also think its only a matter of time before hba finds his form, hes a real world class player and with a few games he will get better and better, real madrid bid 20 mil plus for him a few years before we signed him, and he helped attract the likes of demba and yohan. For that alone he deserves hero status lol

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 5, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Before the goal, according to the commentators (i think it was them) said that Demba Ba averaged a goal every 109 minutes. They also said that he has one of the best goals to game ratios in history over the calender year.

    The game was on at 4am for me. So obviously i was not paying attention to the commentators. :/

    Man United must hate selling Simmo right now. Two games against them and he has stopped a clear cut goal on the line.

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 5, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #8

    my bad. It was since his debut.

    22 goals in 31 games now I believe.

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 5, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Btw, I was half hoping the lads on the pitch would sing

    Happy Birthday to Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the game 🙂

    Just in spite of the fact that since he turned 70 he hasnt won a game yet.

  • ginkoh

    Jan 5, 2012 at 4:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Shamed Ba has to go for African Nation Cup. If not he will be contender of Golden boot this season.

  • FloridaToon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Hopefully this will keep the neggars away for awhile. Great performance by all tonight.

    I think this performance shows that we have a good squad. We bossed the game all night.

    My MOM is Simpson simply because of the goal line clearance.
    Realistically I would take CB Tompkins and would love to get Hoillet and a striker plus replace anyone who is sold (hopefully no one).

    We are only 13 pts away from last years total with 18 less matches played. Hopefully a couple of additions are added this window so we can make a serious push for a spot in Europe.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 5, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    Comment #12

    i said last night that we were due a clean sheet and a goal from ba and both happened i also told that selecting Ameobi over ben ARFA was bad but i was wrong

  • zacharias

    Jan 5, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Andy Carroll scored 11 goals, and was ‘valued’ at 35mil.

    Ba has scored 15, and 15/11*35 = 48mil.

    Anyone wants to bid for Ba starting at 48mil?

  • FloridaToon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    Comment #14

    If Giroud is worth 50 mil Euros Ba is worth at least 100 mil Euros.

  • Rumsfeld

    Jan 5, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Players need only do exceptionally well for us, then the $40 million price tag Ashley slaps on them will either keep them at the club or further enrich us with another 5 Cayabe’s and Tiote’s

    It’s simple really

  • Klatoon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Cabaye’s fk got to be one of the best ‘ve seen by a NUFC player,top draw!

  • TS -77

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #17


    So hard to single out the best player today as all of them was terrific!

    Krul was steady as usual, Simmo saved on the scoreline again, Coloccini was a rock in defence, Santon great, Cabaye and Tiote dominated midfield, Raylor was stable on the right wing and Ba… cant find the words..

  • Dannyo

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #18

    The ball must have put a dent in the crossbar, my word, that was something special. The entire game was special, i’m still smiling and people are asking me why, lol.

  • Klatoon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #19

    me too,down here Manure has a 70% following so you can imagine how proud i am walking around in my toon top this morning (never mind it being the ancient brown ale/blue collar adidas shirt). Oh how ‘ve suffered at the hands of manure fans over the last few seasons. Best result in a long long time!

  • Tsunki

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #20

    What a night – I felt privileged to be there, (lousy weather on the way home mind). Got home & watched it (sky recording) again! Cabaye’s FK – how did he get behind that in only two steps? One of those you knew was in when it left his boot – magic. I am suffering a bit from indigestion this am cos I have been eating my words and for just desserts a slice of humble pie – pards got his tactics spot on for this one and I doubted him. Sorry Alan. The best thing is Man U cant even say that they had a poor team or played badly because they were at full strength and played as well as they could. Just not as good as us. TOON!

  • Tsunki

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #21

    BTW Ba got MoM but Colo as usual didnt put a foot wrong all night and embarrased their forward line at will. Jones at the other end must have looked up the pitch after his wonder header and thought ‘How do I get to be as good as him?’ Santon has to be first choice LB now no contest.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Felling a little bit shabby today.
    Wonder what the Likes of Rotunda and his bum boys think of that last night after whineing their T!ts off about Pardew and his tactical nous all day yesterday!!

    In honesty has anyone one EVER known anyone more fickle than that Ravi Rotunda Shanker?

    Whinges about everything and then swats people down when they dare have an opinion that opposes his…..he IS a C@CK and is one of the main reasons that this blog is a load of sh1te now!!

    Right im off to wallow in my hangover and kip in my office for the rest of the day…..No doubt rotunda will come on and fire a verbal volley back at me or swipe away my OPINION with the bollockless arrogance he normally does to opposing posters but hey…………do i give one??? NOPE

    Traar all enjoy yer day and a HAPPY NEW F!!CKING YEAR!!

    PS Best night at St James for a LOOOOOOONG time that mind, so much so I was almost ejected from Corporate 😉 for jumping about like a proper fan everytime we approached the Mancs Box…………..whoop whoop, FAT MIKE Shive your corporate package up yer big fat hoop, im in with the proper Fans next season…………….

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 5, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #23

    Man of the season for me is.

    Graham Carr. Scouting Legend.

  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Ha ha ha,brilliant is all I can say.
    Still smiling

  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #25

    Are you angry and hungover?
    Enjoy your day.
    Great game,great supporters.
    Maybe all the Rayls and Simmo haters will close their traps too

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #26

    Marty Toon
    he he he he…
    just WUMMING

  • bills-son

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #27

    Absolutely brilliant team performance – fantastic, marvellous, superb !!

    I can also tell fans this – we ARE looking to sign a forward and still definitely want Erdinc if he will come – that is straight from the agent I know who is involved with the Toon. AP saying we arent looking for a forward is all part of the game to stop clubs holding us to ransom because Ba is off the the ACN. Doesn’t mean we’ll sign Erdinc or anyone else but we are defo looking to sign if we can get the right player at the right price.

    Ba, Tiote and Cabaye were immense last night but a special mention to Simmo – two great clearances off the line in the two games against Man U. Seeing him and Krul hug after both clearances was a picture. The team spirit at the Toon is the best ever.

    HWTL – magic night!

  • geoff777

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #28

    Well played last night –

    Santon looked great.

    Simmo – happy birthday and another goal line clearance v Man U.

    Collo & Willo – solid, great positioning.

    Tiote & Cabaye – worked so hard. Great goal.

    Raylor – RM is your spot.

    Jonas – time for Ferguson or Sammi.

    Ameobi/Best strong held the ball, nice touches.

    Ba – MOTM clinical.

    HBA – Must be getting unsettled. Last night we were Bolton with talent.

    Great result – 3 points.

  • Nick

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #29

    What a great result last night and a team full of pride and passion. Pardew’s next task is to sort out Stevey Taylor’s dress sense! What a waistcoat!

  • soundoid

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #30

    What an amazing win. Hopefully this will encourage a couple of top players to sign for us in the next couple of weeks.

    With Guthrie fit and HBA chopping at the bit we could be ok but lets capitalise on this win Mr Ashley get your cheque book out.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #31

    Asking fat mike to get his cheque book out and do the commonsensicle thing is like asking Jordan if she’s still a virgin!!!

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #32

    Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is preparing to
    offer Blackburn £15m for Christopher Samba
    and Junior Hoilett – THE TIMES

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #33

    West Ham will reward in-demand centre-
    back James Tomkins with a £25,000 a week
    deal to head off the interest of suitors
    Newcastle, who are prepared to pay £4m for
    his services – THE SUN

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #34

    Meanwhile, the Magpies have had a £4.5m
    bid rejected for Dijon midfielder Benjamin
    Corgnet – THE SUN

  • geoff777

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #35


    Guthrie needs a new contract.
    He really is excellent, coming into his prime.
    His passing is impressive. Better than Tiote’s.

    Will the club invest in a quality defender?
    Another striker?

    Bills-Son — Erdinç? Not again. The guy doesn’t want to come here and his stats suck.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #36

    As I cant sleep (still buzzing and eagerly awaiting my manc customers to arrive at their desks ;-)) Just thought id add that Santon last night looke dlike one helluva prospect and if he stays fit, will make the left back spot his own!! Going forward… there any better left back at the minute? He was going inside, outside and taking on fullbacks and wingers, beating them with ease at times, if he works on his final pass, I think he will be just as good or even better than the spanish judas!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #37

    Please tell me that your not implying that guthrie is better than Cheik @lion’ Tiotie? I believe thats NOT what your saying but it could be constrewed as such!

  • geoff777

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #38

    @Angryman the Angry fan

    No Tiote is far better than Guthrie in his positioning, tackling and breaking down play.

    I think Guthrie’s distribution is better than Tiotes.

    Tiote was immense last night.

  • Klatoon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #39

    Benjamin Corgnet is a an attacking CM who’s got a knack for scoring goals,our interest in him is abit of a surprise.

  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #40

    ba jst 2 goals away from becomeng 1st . wish he plays more to games


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