Newcastle French International Will Be Ready For Start Of Season

Good news form Alan Pardew yesterday, after Yohan Cabaye was not even on the bench on Tuesday night in the 5-1 demolition of Hartlepool United, that the Newcastle manager thinks Yohan will be just fine.

Yohan Cabaye at Euro 2012 – should be OK for Spurs game

The French International who starred for France in the Euro 2012 tournament and was probably their best player is expected to be fit for the first game at home to Tottenham in a short nine days time, and it seems he’s had some very slight injury problems to deal with.

Alan Pardew seemed confident he would be ready for the season starts as he had this to say yesterday to the local press:

“Cabaye’s OK. We’re just taking care of him.” “He’s had a couple of little issues on the injury front, but we think he’ll be OK.”

But it’s not so clear that his French team-mate Ben Arfa will be fit, even after he had a good run out in the second half at Hartlepool and looked good.

But with wide men Romain Amalfitano, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabby Obertan all looking good in pre-season,  the Newcastle manager may want to give some of those players a chance at the start of the season.

It wouldn’t surprise us to see Obertan in the first team starting eleven against Tottenham,  and for Romain and Sylvain to also see some playing time in that first game too.

And of course Newcastle have a game in Europe to play on the Thursday following the Spurs game, and that’s only two days before we travel to Stamford Bridge on the second Saturday of the season – so all those players will see significant action in that tough first week of the season.

And to further complicate things there are International friendlies next Wednesday night, just three days before the season starts, and this is what Alan said about that yesterday:

“We’ve have one day to quickly assemble the team. Tottenham are in the same position. We’ll have to hope we’ve done enough work.”

Newcastle will find out tomorrow who we have to play in the two legged tie to reach the group stages of the Europa League, so that’s something to look forward to.

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11 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Where is the cock Bambams?

    Read it and weep!!

    Back to my questio for davyb

    Has VDW changed agents or were you asking?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Thought he was ill??

  • Rake

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    He’s so Dreamy….

  • Toon73

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #4

    Anita and VDW have both changed to the same agent.

  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #5

    beattie he has him n anita both to the same agent

  • HullMag6

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Mad idea or is it?

    £20m for AC And Agger from the fool?

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7


    what’s bambams done now ?

    Ne agent busy on the phone might tie things up by the weekend

    Would you pay £15m for Joe Allen ?

  • nobby sol

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #8

    starting to like the idea of VDW, also big day tommorow, we learn where our europa league journey starts!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    MFH no allen aint worth that much hes not even english! 😉
    Hull mag think they will be looking for £20 mil just for agger i think rodgers said something like thiago silva cost €40 mil cos hes a top CB and he says agger is also a top CB im getting the impression pool desperatly need funds!

    Also with anita n VDW is possible they have switched agents to try and negotiate a better contract with ajax?

  • Beattie25

    Aug 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Wow that’s got to be more than just coincidence.

    It fits in with the double bid theory.

  • ArtyH

    Aug 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    Any way to get Harry slaver chops off our site?


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