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Pardew Clarifies Tottenham’s Cabaye Bid – There Wasn’t One

5:36 pm, Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Alan Pardew has clarified some things to do with yesterday’s story about Tottenham coming in for our top midfielder Yohan Cabaye in August, and Alan says there was no actual offer from Spurs for the midfielder, which in retrospect was probably good, from a Newcastle point of view.

Yohan Cabaye – great action shot of the Newcastle midfielder

There was interest late in August for Cabaye, after Luka Modric had finally been sold to Real Madrid, and Alan talked in early September about some interest in Newcastle’s top players late in then transfer window, and Yohan was one of them.

This is what the Newcastle manager said today, in an attempt to put the record right on Cabaye and Spurs:

“Fortunately there was no offer from Spurs and he didn’t get the opportunity.” “But the fact that clubs are looking at Yohan Cabaye and one or two others is natural.”

“What is important is the development of the players.” “And we give them the platform for that.” This competition (Europa League) is important.” “But the only way we will keep Yohan, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse is success.”

“Bordeaux are a very good club.” “Technically they are very good and score goals as well.”

Alan Pardew had mentioned last season Newcastle had to be successful in order to hold onto their top stars at the club, who will likely want to move on if they cannot get the success they crave at Newcastle.

Unfortunately that’s the name of the game in football, and so we’ll just have to hope that last season’s phenomenal success under Alan Pardew, in his first full season as manager of Newcastle, was not just a flash in the pan.

Here’s hoping.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Yohan Cabaye




14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Fortunatly? Whats fortunate about it who the fcuk are spurs! Sideways move n cabs knows it!

  • 2 Tsunki // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    So what was all the talk about the other day, dreamboat? You refused an offer that never came? Or the offer they made simply wasn’t enough by virtue of it not existing? I certainly wouldnt accept a job offer that never was, I should imagine it to be a complete waste of time.

  • 3 toonarmydownsouth // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Tsunki
    “i wouldnt boil the custard just yet” LOL
    Love it mate!

  • 4 Tsunki // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Never mind, its probably for the best that the non-transfer didnt happen, after all, Barca or inter might not offer a move in January.

  • 5 check the toastie // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Fortunately, what is Pardewosaurus talking about, why was it fortunate, is he saying that Cabaye would have jumped ship, if so then that is saying a lot about what Pardew sees as the future of this club, what a dick the bloke is at times.

    How about a line similar to, ‘it doesnt matter whether we recieved any bid from spurs, they are direct competition, so Yohan could never move to a club like spurs, and why would he spurs are a smaller club than Newcastle’, oh my god Pardew is driving me mad currently.

  • 6 Tsunki // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    check – calm down dear, he’s only a puppet ha ha.

  • 7 check the toastie // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    No wonder Fat man has gave this man an 8 year deal, he has bought into the ‘this club is small and we cant possibly compete with such giants as Spurs’ policy.

    Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……

  • 8 check the toastie // Oct 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Tsunki – you should never tell people to calm down, just makes them angrier, i am on the edge of composing a super rant…………cool wet grass, cool wet grass, cool wet grass…………….ummmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  • 9 89Norcal // Oct 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Some of you put way to much stock into the quick 5 minute interviews managers give in the tunnel. Like it or not, Spurs are right now a stronger side than us and are not nearly as frugal, so Pards is pointing out it’s good a club with cash to blow didn’t swoop for one of our stars.

    We may have been their equal last season but atm they are looking favorites to finish above us.

  • 10 catchy in norway // Oct 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Pardew is only a puppet, with no say on what goes on, his signing is obertan, nuf said

    Try out romain, he looks like a footballer , got vision and skill

  • 11 LewSpi v2.0 // Oct 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    There are going to be some angry Geordies once we do actually sell one of our stars. Pards is saying ‘fortunately’ because if they ha came in, it would have been a big offer, and if its a big offer, then going by our system, we have to take it seriously, regardless of who the buying club is.

    People see young, upcoming, exciting players coming through and I think they become desensitised to the fact that they all have their price. Can’t have the best of both worlds. Players will be sold.

  • 12 Graeme // Oct 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Check the Toastie at 8 – makes it so hard to light though!!

  • 13 nufc debo // Oct 5, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    89 how can you say they’ve shown they’re gonna finish higher than us? They’re playing as a obese striker team (obviously swapping between Defoe and Adebyeor) they’ve lost their creative impetuous in VDV and Modric without replacing them abducted are not doin as good as we are in the league, performance aInt everythIng as manure wIll gladly atest to, so where does youre sureIty theyll do better than us come from

  • 14 nufc debo // Oct 5, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    89 how can you say they’ve shown they’re gonna finish higher than us? They’re playing as a obese striker team (obviously swapping between Defoe and Adebyeor) they’ve lost their creative impetuous in VDV and Modric without replacing them abducted are not doin as good as we are in the league, performance aint everything as manure will gladly atest to, so where does youre sureness theyll do better than us come from




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