Yohan Cabaye Ready To Play His Part Against Wolves


Newcastle United central midfielder  Yohan Cabaye  is fully fit and ready to play his part in the upcoming game against Wolves at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

Yohan Cabaye – back for the Wolves game on Saturday

With the lads being trounced 5-0 in their last game at Spurs they will not only want to get back to their winning ways again, but want to put in a good performance for the Newcastle fans.

Yohan has now served his three match ban for Newcastle, and we won the first two of those games, 2-0 at Blackburn and 2-1 at home to Aston Villa, before crashing in London, but the lads have a canny knack of coming back and winning games after a loss.

If we can do that again on Saturday, we’ll be in good shape in the league.

Yohan turned 26 years old in mid-January, and the French International doesn’t like to miss games:

“Three matches out was so long for me, and then another week without a fixture as well,”   “It was very frustrating how it happened at Brighton, but that is football and I have learned from it.”

“But I have worked hard to be ready and fit again. During my time out I have been training with the team as normal but also training on my own at home.”

“I wanted to stay as fit as possible so have been running and using the gym at home. If the manager selects me against Wolves I will be ready.”

“The most important thing is just to think about Wolves. We have to forget what happened at Tottenham and keep moving forward.” 

“We will play with good spirit and to win the game, and we will go out there with only that in our minds.”  “It is important to win at home – that is it.”

“We know the two next games are very difficult, but at home I think we can beat every team if our spirit is good and if we want to compete.”

“We won the game down there but it was very difficult. I remember we played well in the first half and were two up at half-time, but in the second half they made things very difficult for us.”

“Unfortunately they scored at the end of the match but we defended well, managed to hold on and they could not equalize.”

“I saw that they have changed their manager, so I don’t know what they will be like now, but no game in the Premier League is easy.”

The 9 times capped French International has been an excellent buy at €5M, and will offer some creativity to Newcastle’s midfield, and we expect Cheick Tiote to come back and join him in midfield, after his exploits in the African Cup of Nations.

Wolves have still not appointed a new manager, but Reading’s Brian McDermott, a good friend of Alan Pardew’s, is now in the frame, and he would be a good appointment for the side which is currently 3rd bottom of the Premier League, and fighting relegation once again.

A win is all we want from Newcastle on Saturday, and that will help relieve the misery on Tyneside since that defeat in London.

Howay The Lads!!



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13 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #1

    how much does a season ticket at NUFc cost and what does entitle the holder?

    i mean does it allow all games in all competitions

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #2

    cabaye is class, and should be i the team at the weekend, a true professional, love players who take there profession seriously, not 3 weeks missed so i will come back unfit, like so many british players (nolan,carroll, ameobi) see it as a nice time to go on the lash.

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  • jayphoto

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    we’ve missed him! If you look at the opta stats, the only player who covers more grass than cabaye in the league is Aaron Ramsey! His work rate is phenomenal and for me gives him the edge over guthrie! think theres loads more to come from cabaye next season!

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  • FloridaToon

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    With Cabaye and Tiote starting together we have only lost 1 game….LPool.

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  • rotherschild

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    NO COMMENT ED
    Early day Motion 2743, tabled on February 21st.

    Primary sponsor: Ian Mearns

    Supported by: Dave Anderson, Nick Brown, Alex Cunningham, Pat Glass, Mary Glindon, Stephen Hepburn, Ian Lavery, Catherine McKinnell, Alan Meale, Chi Onwurah, Dennis Skinner:

    Newcastle United and the renaming of St James’ Park

    That this House deeply regrets the decision to rebrand the historic home of Newcastle United Football Club, St James’ Park; condemns the corporate vandalism perpetrated by the clubs owners in removing the name “St James’ Park” from the stadium; warmly endorses the now famous front page banner headline of the local Evening Chronicle ‘St James’ Park and Always Will Be’; notes that the Chief Executive of Newcastle’s new shirt sponsor, Virgin Money has added her concerns about the rebranding and hopes that others will follow her example; notes that Newcastle City Council have debated and agreed a motion stating that the Council have no plans to change any way-finding signs which bear the name St James’ Park, rather than the name of Mike Ashley’s business; and urges Mike Ashley the owner of Newcastle United to reconsider his decision.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #6

    One thing I always look at is how many players wud get in top six teams, in my option we have a lot of them in the squad now, cabaye and check wud get in a top four team, welcome back boys!!!

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  • Papi_Demba

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Cabaye is a good player hope he starts. Just hoping HBA is given a chance with him as he has been training and waiting and waiting. The 2 can be a deadly weapon with their passing games creating ammunition for Papi BA..i just think AP doesnt like HBA and that really annoys me….honestly HBA is being wasted..

    ———Krul———-
    ——Colo Willi——
    Danny———–Santon
    ——–Titote———-
    —–Cab Jonas—-
    ———HBA———-
    —Papi——–BA—–

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  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Indian > a season ticket entitles you to ALL home games and priority over away fixtures.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #9

    We will play 4-4-2, 100%

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Thanks Tom

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  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Sky Tyne and Wear @skytyneandwear
    MPs Say Newcastle Decision To Remove St James’ Park Signs Is Corporate Vandalism – Tyne and Wear http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/11892

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  • FatmanJoe

    Feb 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #12

    Cabayae is really class and can’t wait to see him back again. Both of them. Don’t want to feel too optimistic coz I’ve been burnt before but I can see a 3-0 plus scoreline. Both c and tiote have a point to prove. Credit to guthrie tho, deserves a new contract definately! Other websites reporting he should be sold but where are we going to find a centre mid to come in and do the job he has? CANNOT wait for the wolves game!

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  • Willo

    Feb 22, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Team for Wolves

    _______Krul_________
    Simmo Colo Willo Santon
    ________Tiote________
    Raylor__Cabaye___Jonas
    _____BA___Cisse_____

    Ba drops off deep to link with Cabaye, spreads the play for Raylor, crosses for Cisse near post with Jonas following behind. GOAL.

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