Yohan Cabaye – We Must Now Stay Focused


Newcastle put in another solid and determined display this afternoon against Liverpool,  and came away worthy winners by 2-0, with both goals coming from Papiss Cisse.

Papiss Cisse – after scoring his second goal today

That was Newcastle’s 11th clean sheet of the season and our 15th win in 31 league games, which is not too bad at all.

To win almost half your games in the Premier League is very good, and reflects the fantastic season Newcastle are having.

But the thing that impresses us the most is the players are not getting carried away by the excellent results,  and they play each game as it comes.

The next game is at Swansea this Friday, and the South Wales side were beaten 3-1 this afternoon at White Hart Lane, and that kept Tottenham a full 5 points above Newcastle in the league.

But if Newcastle can somehow keep the winning streak going,  like Glenn Roeder did in 2006, when we won six of our last seven games, anything is still possible.

Yohan Cabaye had a good game for the side today, and this is what the French International had to say after the game:

“It was a very important game,” “We won, and we had a clean sheet as well so I think that’s perfect for us and now we are in a very, very good position. It was a very good result.”

“Will the people who watched on television have been impressed? Maybe, but we played only for us – to win the game for the fans and to get points in the league. We won today and we have seven games left.”

“And I think we can do something if we stay focused only on what we do on the pitch and just think about the next game.”  “We have to keep working to keep this ten-point difference.”

“We have the same points as Chelsea, which is good for us, and if we get a lot of points from the next games we can think about something at the end of the season.” 

“But it’s important this week to prepare well for Swansea, because that is going to be a tough game away from home.”

There will be a little celebrating and reflection on this win tomorrow, but then Newcastle will prepare thoroughly for the next game at Swansea City this Friday -which is  Good Friday.

We hope it is good for Newcastle.

Swansea are a very  good footballing side,  and are likely to have the majority of the possession in the game, but Newcastle will again go all out for the win.

A win in South Wales will be Newcastle’s 4th win on the trot in the league, if we can get it, and that will be the first time this season we’ve done that.

It would be a great time to do it too, with just 7 games left this season.

The lads got the job done this afternoon, there’s no doubt about that and all credit to them.

Howay The Lads!!



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102 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #1

    fashanu focus

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  • JoNny1193

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Cabaye was immense today. Hes defenitly the heart beat of our team the way he passes and moves and he works so hard off the ball. He also links up well with HBA

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  • paul_nufc_87

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #3

    pardew deserves great credit for bringing the best out of players like perch raylor and williamson

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  • hotdog

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #4

    We must be loaded with all this TV money coming in 🙂

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #5

    i think perchy has every right to go down if he feels even a slight bit of contact, just not so dramatically. players know though, if they lean head in to another player they are running the risk.

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  • pengy

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #6

    any one else been whistling the enrique top six song all day like me haha,

    in the summer if we get pieters, van dijk, amalfitano, corgnet and knockhert to add to what we have and replace smith and lover i would be over the moon.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #7

    for me ben arfa was the heart and sol of everything good about us today, total gem for us sooooo glad hes come gud we all new he had it in him, made both our goals at the centre of all our menacin forward play, not so much in second half as the game didnt have much flow to it, but deffo worth his weight in myrr

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  • Tooooon

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Guys, if Liverpool don’t beat Everton then we probably wont qualify for Europa unless we can get above Chelsea… Liverpool vs Everton is definitely the most important game for us this season.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #9

    soul*

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  • ImightBe Wrong

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Match of the Day should be worth a look the night.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #11

    all day for a bit of myrr

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #12

    i think cabaye has looked good for two weeks now!
    can’t wait for friday, sigurdsson looks a great player but with ben arfa and ba against neil taylor and rangel i think we’ll win 3-2/4-2. hats off to willo and perch, and it’s great to see tiote back on the pitch as well

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  • Tooooon

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Aw…. aren’t these sunderland fans cute?

    http://www.readytogo.net/smb/showthread.php?t=688221

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  • solano

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #14

    For me, Tiote was King today… his physicality really tightens us up and compliments the workhorse mentality of Cabaye and Guthrie and allows the front 3 to do the business attacking-wise
    Great stuff today to cheer me up in my convalescence!

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  • hotdog

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Gateshead-Mag – I think the fact that AP has held Ben Arfa back for these last 10 games is a master stroke. The oppo do not know how to deal with him and the interchanging between Ba, Cisse and Cabaye/Guthrie. He has changed the shape of the team so we are not predictable,clever management!

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  • Klatoon

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Not many PL wingers give Enrique a hard time but HBA had him scrambling especially 1st half.

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  • Tooooon

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #17

    I scouted out Swansea today, I think despite all their praise they are poor. They seem to waste 90% off the time passively passing the ball around in their half risking the ball continuously. HBA vs Neil Taylor no chance, and they don’t seem that strong in the air neither. The only man we need to watch out for is Sigurdsson, who if we close down should be manageable. The game against Swanea is definitely a game for Tiote & Cabaye to shine and dominate. But I fancie our chances.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #18

    p.s id let victoria pendleton use my face as a saddle

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #19

    I think Erik Pieters must be almost wrapped up. Someone mentioned earlier about his Twiiter feed, so I checked it out.

    He basically supports us. Watches all of our matches, mentions/speaks to his compatriot Timmy, a lot, and when we went 1-0 up today wrote ‘#keepitgoing’.

    Sealed me thinks!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #20

    hotdog

    i like so many of us was screamin for pardew to play him sooner, but the way he has gone from inconsistant wonder to superhuman genie-god in the last few games just shows that pardews probably got a bit more of a clue than the vast magority of us general public hahaha

    in all honestly loving the way we are playing atm all front 6 included, a few posative signs across back 5 aswell

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  • beefman13

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #21

    solano, i agree tiote was immence today and yohan got stuck in all over the pitch, danny guthrie for me seemed to float about the pitch and i did not see him put a serious challenge in i saw him give the ball away quite a few times though, for me not in the same stratisphere as tiote and were cabaye is concerned i would have him in instead of guthrie every time.

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  • ImightBe Wrong

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #22

    @17 Sounds like youre judging Swansea after watching 1 game. Just because Sigurdsson had a good gme today doesn’t mean hes their best player. I still think we’ll win, but Swansea are a good team.

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  • Klatoon

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Tooon
    i agree, they dont get enough shots on goal almost always trying for the perfect goal.

    And with Willo’s newfound aerial menace we should profit from setpieces, some of their marking at corners was shocking.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #24

    PFP

    Let’s hope so !

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  • solano

    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Beefman…I agree, I’m not a great fan of Guthrie..he lacks the tackling ability to be an enforcer and lacks the skill and vision to be a creator. Nevertheless, Pardew – manager of the season elect? – deserves a lot of credit for the way he has encouraged performances from some limited options.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Personally a think Pieters is in the bag, he loves the toon was watching us today and cheering us on.. would be a cracking signing and really hope we get him.. he’s also very very good mates with Krul

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  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Sigurdsson has been class in every game he’s played for them he’s got such a strike on him and also knows how to time his runs to perfection plus he’s only 23!!

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  • hotdog

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Gateshead-Mag – Cant agree with defense mate – i think you will see new CB and LB and RB if simpson goes. The players have done great when called upon but if we want to get into that top four we need real quality i.e 3 x 7-10 million pound players in my view.

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #29

    YESSSS! Barrel of laughs Lawro is on MotD

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  • hotdog

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #30

    how much is piters gonna cost?

    and

    I know guthrie and cabaye look similar on the pitch but it seemed to me that cabaye was wasteful in possesion a few times, still works his knackers off though

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #31

    From previous thread,
    Rob Lee 7
    No mate you’re not alone alone in feeling sorry for AC as I genuinely felt for him as I seen the look on his face as he came off,still don’t think he wanted to leave and I would think Pards could quite easily fit him in to what ever formation he thinks fit.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Lawro on MOTD2 get in!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #33

    —————Krul
    Santon-Taylor-Colo-Pieters
    —-Cabaye-Tiote-Jonas
    Ben Arfa—-Cisse—-Ba

    SUBS: Elliot,Douglas,Raylor,Amalfitiano,Marveaux,Ameobi and a Striker

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  • tooninspain

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Now that the dust is settling on our great victory against the bin-dippers, I’d like to bring a touch of reality to the proceedings. For weeks now, several posters on here have been touting for Jonas to play at full-back, and I have repeatedly said he can’t play there. Today proved my point. We were bloody lucky that Liverfool didn’t score at least twice via moves down our left side. Jonas was either out of position , or left floundering. It seemed to take an eternity for Pardew to realise this. Please please please……Jonas should never again play there.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Hotdog – Pieters will cost around £5million

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Today was the formation some of the tacticians on this blog have been calling for from Pardew,today happy days,had it not have worked those same tacticians would have been calling AP the most tactically inept manager ever to have graced the Premiership.

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  • achtoon

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Played our at our best today. Best and williamson were fantastic. Only slight critisism was some of our attacks went a bit astray. Everything tiote did was awsome. I thought if he goes we may not miss him but we need performances like that to get in the cl. Ba was class, hba, class, cabaye, class. Cisse, freaking goal freaking machine. Guti, class, luv him. Im afraid to upset some people but colo is one of our worst long ball offenders, which is masked by his defensive qualities. Also santo is a liability, our worst defensive performances have been when he is in the team. Good decision not to play him today. Like hba he needs some pardew magic to bed him into the team.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Lawro? Giving us credit? Wtf?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Also Gosling did well when he was called upon aswell

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