Still Hope Magpies Can Get Cabaye’s Best Friend On Tyneside


Yohan Cabaye has been talking this week, and you woudn’t think he had any desire at all, or was even thinking about leaving Newcastle, and he’ll still be hoping that his good friend at Lille, French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy, will be a Newcastle player before this Saturday.

Cabaye and Debuchy training during Euro 2012

Yohan has been interviewed in the local press, and he said if somebody had told him last summer at this time that Newcastle would finish the season in 5th place in the Premier League,  that yes, that would have been a shock.

This is what the 16 times French International had to say:

“It wasn’t a surprise to finish fifth by the time we had got to the end of last season, because we played so well, but if someone had told me that before I signed for Newcastle, then yes it would have been a shock.”  

“It will be harder to do that this year. We have to show everyone that it wasn’t a one-off, to play like a good team.”   “We have some really good players and I think we can do the same thing, but it’s going to be hard, we know that, if we don’t keep our standards up, if we don’t keep working like we always have done.”

The French midfielder has been hoping that Newcastle would fortify the squad this summer, but Newcastle have spent about £3M net in transfer fees so far, and brought in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Curtis Good and Vurnon Anita.

We are still hoping Newcastle can bring in a striker and a defender by Friday night, and there’s still some hope that Newcastle will bring in Mathieu Debuchy from Lille, and he would be a great signing for the club.

There’s persistent news in the media that the Magpies will go back to Lillie with one last increased offer before the end of this week.

We hope they do,, and we hope the French club finally accepts the offer, and apparently terms have already  been agreed with Mathieu,  so he could then quickly take his medical and sign along the dotted line on  Tyneside.

We certainly hope that’s one of the things that happens before Friday night at 11:00 pm, when the transfer window closes – there’s  still a decent chance that will happen.

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639 comments so far

  • Kyo

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Misleading.

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  • Jayden

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2

    I sure hope so. It’s in our best interests; despite him being 27, he could well be the final piece in our new, fluid, attacking playstyle, as well as a deterrent to Cabaye leaving.

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we will get a st through the door and that is it. Will be buzzing if we get debuchy signed aswell.

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #4

    What the hell has this got to do with Debuchy?????

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Is your sat-nav bust, kyo?

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    All these new posts are starting to reek of desperation.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #7

    which agent of douglas said he wd be staying in holland? , he has plenty of them.

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  • Valci

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Toon73 – what happened to your optimism mate?… you were quite happy around the time Anita got signed (predicting 2 other players if i recall correctly)… last few posts from you seem bleak which i’m sorry to see.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #9

    The Main Target has to Be Debouchy and A Striker If Not Carroll it has to be Remy !!!!

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #10

    I can see where this is all headed unfortunately.

    Happy to eat loads of humble should we get 1 or 2 thru the door by Friday. 🙂

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  • Jesus1983

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Lets be honest guys – it will be a HUGE surprise if we make a big signing before the window closes.

    I can hear Mike Ashley saying…’We’ll be fine with the squad we have – if we suffer any bad injuries we can sign someone in January. The youngsters will be fine in the Europa League and Cups. We have James Perch…we don’t need another defender.”

    LoL

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #12

    every time i get my hopes up of signing any 1, pardew comes out and says we are lucky to have same squad as before.

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  • alex84

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s only Tuesday, window closes Friday, look how quick we got Cisse in, we will bring in at least one player! If we don’t we don’t, we have a very good squad

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #14

    *pie

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #15

    These next four days are going to be absolutely bloody torture

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Toon73 – You’re right Ed this has nothing to do with Debuchy, not impressed.

    One of Douglas’ agent said he will not be leaving and to e it’s a kick in the teeth. Maybe just maybe he’s keen on moving and it’s just one of his many agents talking crap. Either way I am pretty sick of the whole thing and prefer Mbiwa who is captain of his team, a leader and can play anywhere along the back four.

    If we going to go in for either of them we need to move fast for the parent club to have enough time to find a suitable replacement.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #17

    i accept that we will not win the league and will not even endevour towards going for it. would be lucky to win cups given our record in last 3-4 years.

    but atleast there should be some excitement about watching NUFC. forget abt me i dont know if locals are as excited as they should have been.

    I am in the -ve camp, i cant see us signing any1

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  • bazrazmataz

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #18

    So many deals seem to be going on and there is nothing coming out to say we are even active in the market. Its so clear no one is going to come in Before the window closes

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  • JackButler

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #19

    Tony you may get a late surge for those pitchforks mate the way things are going 😉

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #20

    when i read the headline i thought it would be pardew talking in the article not cabaye saying he wants to finish 5th again

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  • martoon

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #21

    From last thread – Hi Markaccus, skiving again? I’d be surprised (but pleased) if we signed anyone on Thursday because we will be preparing for the European match.
    Incidentally I wouldn’t fancy working in admin at the FA on Friday evening – it must be bedlam!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #22

    He certainly doesn’t sound like a player thinking he’s at a club lacking ambition or that he feels he needs to move on as the club isn’t fulfilling it’s potential. Sounds like a chap who’s on board with the slow and steady progress. He didn’t expect 5th last season, knows it’s a challenge to get their again.

    Soooo….where does that leave us fans?

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Haha
    I was looking forward to a Debuchy update there… 🙁

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  • Valci

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon73 – hah…i hope you’ll be eating that pie too. I choose to be optimistic though. I’ll go with 1 more player by friday….personally i’m hoping for a striker.

    As much as we like making excuses for our players imho both our top strikers have started the season poorly…although Ba has a plus. Cisse has been disappointing so far though it is just early days. Unlike other people around here i can’t see him coming anywhere near his goalscoring record from last year…hope he proves me wrong.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Ibiza
    Heavily deluded?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Valci….Let’s not forget the slow start Ba made last season…mainly due to ramadan. Cisse joined us in January, after he had been in full swing for 6 months. Give it time, both Demba’s will be in the goals soon enough 🙂

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #27

    I know Pards doesn’t mind bending the truth every now and then, but didn’t he claim not long ago he had £20mil to play with?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #28

    tads…Perhaps. I’m not one to pass judgement too early 😉

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  • alex84

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #29

    I think we are going to be suprised and have at least one come through the door.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Toon73

    I’m pretty certain that Pardew never said that…

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #31

    I would be a laugh if we went out & spent £30 million in the next few days.. lol

    Highly unlikely I know !

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #32

    TBF Douglas’ agent doesn’t mention Newcastle so it doesn’t rule us out, even though he said Douglas will remain in Holland. Maybe that will happen IF Newcastle DON’T offer him a deal to come to us. Either way I would prefer Mbiwa / Debuchy or Remy first. I am not picky really so any of the players will do me nicely thank you 🙂

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  • Valci

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Ibitza – i know what you mean… but i’m not talking solely about goals either. For instance, in the game vs Chelsea, Ba ran around…tried to get the ball and get into combinations etc… even if he didn’t have much success i can appreciate that from a player. Cisse on the other hand seemed a lot more static and maybe a touch complacent. Just calling it like i see it…dont mean to slate our players and like i said i hope i’m proven wrong.

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #34

    So no Douglas and no Debuchy my memory isnt the best but pretty sure our defence was as thin as Shearers hair by end of last season

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Didn’t help that it was advertised as Debuchy news in the article, but all we got was Cabaye blowing wind up the Clubs arsenal.. 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Valci….I agree. Cisse has looked a little, for want of a better word, lazy. Not really much chasing or getting back. A lot of people will argue that’s not his role, however, if the players aren’t getting you the service you need to get involved.

    I’m happy to put this down to energy levels, fitness, whatever. He has shown us what he can do and I don’t think it was half a year of flukes.

    Everyone, everything will be alright. Ibizatoon says so! Now be bloody optimistic, alright? 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Ed, was there more to Cabaye’s comments where Debuchy was mentioned? Or was the headline just an inner feeling? 🙂

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  • ppb

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #38

    if we’re not in the top 4 come xmas lets riot and pull down the sports direct signs.
    that’ll show mike that this club should have his money spent on it.
    who’s with me?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Valci – Cisse is a finisher. His job is to soot when he can because of his predatory skills in front of goal. Therefore he has to stay in around the area. Ba has been given more freedom from Pardew to run around and win the ball from the front and link the play up to Cisse. They both are great players but different styles. Cisse is more of a target man. I do feel that we would be better playing in a 4-3-3 with Cisse and Ba rotating. With a new signing like Remy on the LF role and HBA on RF. That would strike fear into defenses around the world but I do have faith in both our strikers to reach double figures this season, just let them get into the swing of things again. Ba has been sharper up to now but Cisse will come good again very soon.

    HWTL

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #40

    @TDS 30

    It may have been one of Ed’s headlines now I think about it

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