Cabaye Indispensable To Club And Country – Laurent Blanc

French manager Laurent Blanc has realized that Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is now a big big player for France, as he is for Newcastle United.

Yohan Cabaye – in action for France in Euro 2012

And Blanc saw how France struggled so much against Sweden, when he rested Cabaye last Tuesday night, and France lost their first game in 24 games,  without the skillful services of the Newcastle midfielder in the middle of the park.

Yohan Cabaye is becoming a big player at the Euro Championships, and we just have to hope some rich club, with more money than sense, doesn’t come along with a huge bid for the Frenchman this summer.

This is what Blanc had to say about Newcastle’s top central midfielder:

“Cabaye is indispensable in terms of how he played in the first two games in the competition, absolutely.”

“We know players like Cabaye bring a lot to the team. You realise how much players like that bring when they are not actually there.”

“He has such great technical ability which really helps the side, gives us a bit more assurance, because we can keep the ball and move it about.”

“He has been an important player for a while now – both with his club and the national side.”

Yohan Cabaye will be in the side tonight,  when France take on current World and European Champions Spain in the third quarter-final – and they must have a decent chance of success, especially if Cabaye is in top form.

Yohan is undoubtedly France’s top man in the Euro 2012 Championships, and he has made that significant progress in the French side, while he’s been at Newcastle United, and hopefully that specific case will persuade other top players to sign for Newcastle this summer.

There’s a hope.

At the moment that applies to both Mathieu Debuchy – Yohan’s best friend – and Dutch striker Luuk de Jong.

We need both these players to sign for Newcastle United – and sooner rather than later – and then we can all have a mini celebration.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jun 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    By omission Blanc finds out what we already knew – that Cabs is noticeable by his absence. Unfortunately we haven’t got the best out of him because he’s been used to protect our backs, thus hampering his attacking and orchestrating midfield movement. Different this year I hope, especially IF we get another CB (not a filler but a top quality one) and a stay-back RB (ditto)

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Sone Aluko as a free transfer anyone? He can be our spare striker.. Cisse, de jong, ba, aluko, ameobi..

    Hes very quick and skillful and has a cracking shot with a good eye for goal can play wing or striker and hes around 23

  • Tsunki

    Jun 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    On Willo not being good enough, he still managed to assist us to 5th spot, and even the best CB’s make mistakes, it’s like the goalies position, we don’t slate him for all the goals we conceded last season, even when it was 5 in a game. He’s still good, but as cover I would definitely keep him around.

    On Ba, I have been thinking, maybe he needs to move around for the best money – and not being mercenary either. If you consider his knee condition, it will never get better, only worse. He can’t be easily insured, he can’t be 100% relied on not to break down permanently, so he’ll mostly get a small-ish (comparatively) transfer cut plus high pay-per-game wage. So moving around may have to be his career, as it all may end very quickly. I would not feel bad if he moved, nor think he was a journeyman. What would you do if you were him? I think that Cisse was our cover for the inevitability of him either cranking or leaving.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Gt89 I seen him a few times for rangers he’s defo worth a punt

  • Dannyo

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #5

    NUFC has made two deals that’s been announced today.

    Newcastle United signs new deal with Prozone and Amisco – They work with analysing the game, matches, etc.


    Chemnitz FC will play on Friday, 13 July 2012 a friendly match against top English club Newcastle United FC.

  • davybtoon

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    This why we need someone to go in next tiote and allow cabaye to move forward, don’t kno what ppl think but if we don’t get someone for that role I would like to see abeid get the chance there him n tiote sitting with cabaye pushed on

  • IITianToon

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    I feel more than Cabaye trying to convince Debuchy, it should be Mrs. Cabaye trying to convince Mrs. Debuchy to come to Newcastle. Once your missus decides something, hard for the husband to do anything but follow suit. 😀

  • outsidethebox

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #8

    oh good …playing a friendly on fri the 13th …do we risk any decent players…

  • davybtoon

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Hope we can play a few bundisliga teams in Germany aswell would b great
    Honestly can’t wait for next season I really feel like Tav, Inman, abeid, vukic, fergie, sammi will step up maybe even remi streete n Adam Campbell that will b like having 8/9 new players there is also Newton, Richardson, dummitt n anlwick we hav to start promoting the youth IMO there good enough n they clearly are in the clubs opinion aswell bcoz they been offered new deals

  • steve

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Personally I would love this next season.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~ krul
    Debuchy ~~ Taylor ~ Colo ~~ Santon
    ~~~~~~~ Tiote ~~~~ Jonas
    ~~~~~~~~~~ Cabaye
    ~~~ HBA ~~~~~~~~~~~ Marveaux
    ~~~~~~~~~~ Cisse

  • gfp13

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Blanc to spurs and then bidding for cabaye to replace modric maybe??

  • outsidethebox

    Jun 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    steve @10 …yeah that looks the biz …with vukic ba abeid on bench ….but i would like another left footed centre half in the equation ….

  • deeeeeeano

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Next Newcastle captain

  • Minato

    Jun 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Would be delighted to get Debuchy and De Jong over the line.. Wont really rest easy until we have a new starting CB though..

  • RobertLeeNo.7

    Jun 23, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #15

    He has been brilliant all last season in whatever job he has had to do for the club.. Remember those muppets that were arguing Guthrie should of played in Cabs place.. HAHAHA some fans judgement of a players game is very basic.


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