Pardew – This Magpie The Best Midfielder I’ve Worked With

Alan Pardew is a big fan of Yohan Cabaye, even though the French International hasn’t hit top form this season, at least not yet.

Yohan Cabaye – he’s the best central midfielder Pardew has coached

Newcastle play at Liverpool later today, and Yohan Cabaye will start the game and he is one of Newcastle’s most influential players, and when he’s on his game, he’s a great player – no doubt about that.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says that he’s worked with some great central midfielders, but he says that Yohan’s the best he’s worked with, because of his combination of great skills and work-rate.

This is what Alan said:

“Yohan is a great player in my opinion. I think we carry three or four great players and he’s one of them. I would certainly put him in the top eight or 10 Premier League midfielders of that type.”

“It’s very difficult to find a midfield player who has not just his work ethic but the creative ability he has.” “He’s certainly the best I’ve worked with in my time, which is why he’s a French international.

I’ve had Michael ­Carrick, Javier Mascherano, Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan. I’ve had very good players in his position but he’s the best.”

Cabaye will have to go up against Steven Gerrard this afternoon, and the Liverpool captain is making his 600th appearance for the only club he’s ever played for, so the French International will certainly have his work cut out for him today.

But if Yohan is on song, and Newcastle can put in a good performance this afternoon and take all three points, we can find themselves in 6th place in the league tonight, and just one point out of 4th place.

We’re sure the Newcastle players are all aware of that possibility, given the results yesterday when teams like Tottenham, Arsenal and Sunderland (what again?) all lost , and yes you are right,  Sunderland didn’t score any goals.

We can win this game today and get our season started.

Howay The Lads!!

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