Yohan Cabaye Groin Injury Not Serious


Yohan Cabaye looked great for Newcastle yesterday, before he had to be taken off after 74 minutes, but the fans didn’t like that – and it was only 3 minutes after Reading had equalized – and the substitution was greeted with boos from some of the Newcastle faithful.

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Yohan Cabaye – best player on the field yesterday

And Yohan had easily been Newcastle’s best player in the game, controlling the central midfield and scoring a wonderful go-ahead goal in the first half directly from a free kick – some skill we had been missing since Yohan became injured back in October.

Alan Pardew cited the booing as perhaps one reason our lads did even worse, as just three minutes later Adam Le Fondre got his and Reading’s second goal (all in a lousy six minutes), to get their first win on the road this season.

This is what the Newcastle manager said after the game:

“‘You could see the extra quality we had on the pitch with Cabaye, and at that point you would like to think we were away from them.”  “‘In the second half, we couldn’t get a grip on the game. Reading bossed that period, and as well as we defended at times, we gave away two sloppy goals.”

“We had to take Cabaye off because of an injury, and that caused an adverse reaction in the crowd, and the negativity spread to the team.”  “That’s where we are, we can’t get away from that. We need to be able to play through it.”

Newcastle committed the cardinal sin in a 6 pointer – and it’s conventional wisdom that is if you cannot win the game, then at least don’t lose it – but we did lose it, and Reading are now a measly 2 points behind Newcastle, having been in the bottom two all season.

We have to hope we can now keep Colo through the end of the season, and also bring in three or even four good players before the end of the transfer window, if we are to have a decent fighting chance of surviving in the Premier League this season, because this defeat is a very bad one.

And there’s even some good news this morning and Cabaye has not badly injured his groin again, and let’s hope he can line up against Aston Villa a week on Wednesday night – he makes a huge difference to the Newcastle side, as we all witnessed yesterday.

And we also need Steven Taylor back in place of Mike Williamson to shore up our very leaky defense – and somehow we need to get a string of wins asap.

A break of 10 days is both positive and negative – it gives the lads time to get their act together – especially in defense, but the fans have to put with this terrible defeat for 10 long days.

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394 comments so far

  • nufcburty

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Wasn’t even the substitutions that cost us, a premiership team SHOULD be able to make substitutions… It was the lack of depth and quality on our bench, all championship quality

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  • Grafton83

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Putting Shola on the wing
    Playing him and Jonas for 90 minutes
    Taking off Marv
    Trying to defend a 1 goal lead most the game.

    All nothing to do with squad depth.

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  • archaeomag

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    – it’s the curse of W@nga. . .

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Burty- after the dust has settled I have to agree. I really think the heads of all drop when we bring on such sub standard players. They don’t seem to have the same fight and quality that the first teamers have. but saying that pardew dropped the ball by taking off marveaux first even before we had to bring cabaye off. That was the worst part, marveaux looked fine.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    REPOST

    Di canio is too mental. The bloke is a head case. I live in Oxford (Swindon towns rivals) so I get to see and read a lot about him.

    He’s constantly falling out with players, kicking stuff, talking crazy sh#t to the papers. He should be sectioned. Plus he’s now spent all their money.

    Be careful what you wish for. Would rather laurent blanc as my preference if pards goes.

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  • bri h

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Im one of those fans who backed pardew recentley but yesterday i saw a manager who feared a team with the worst away record in ENGLAND {yes its worse than ours}.we bossed the game in the first half and shouldve been 3 up .To come out second half and be so negative was scarey ..Marveaux was the link between midfield and attack and he replaced him for perch .

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Aw grafton!! I was starting to think about giving pardew another chance but I read your post and realise how mad some of his decisions were. And now I want him out again!!

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    team v Villa

    krul
    debs mbiwa saylor santon
    ……………..collo…………………
    ????…anita..cabs..marvs
    …………… cisse………….

    hopefully a new signing in midfield if not orangutan

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Don’t know if anyone has read the sky sports news on pardews pain but there’s a few comments on there about seeing players out on the town after the game into the early hours. And someone said they saw cisse out at 3am morning of the game. No wonder he was stumbling around in an offside position all game. Some of our players are jokes if this is true.

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  • Sinner

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/Actualites/Gourcuff-propose-en-angleterre/343871

    Seems like lyon are looking to loan out Gourcuff, seriously hope we’re looking to sign him.

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  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #11

    Shola is NEVER a starter. He can come on every now and then as a sub. He is way too lazy to start a game. When will Pardew get it?

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #12

    I seriously am doubting mbiwa after yesterday. Now it’s been made public I can’t see him only having us as bidders. I’m really doubting how many we will get through the door. I just wish we didn’t have Europa league in feb. we’re gonna suffer with injuries again.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #13

    Gutless and hopeless.

    Not just yesterday but most of the season.

    Bye Pards, Asley needs a new spin doctor.

    Had enough of Pardew’s ego and smarm.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Some people seems to think that football is as simply as it is one the computer.

    In Pardew’s defence, bringing on Perch for Marveaux doesn’t necessarily mean he’s “going defensive”. It means that he can see we’re losing our grip on the game, and wants to bring on a player who will add more presence to the midfield and hopefully see us start to dominate again.

    I think tactics were poor yesterday as well – but I also think that people are so desperate to throw tantrums that their going ape over perfectly normal things.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #15

    thespecialone-ameobi

    out of all the managers i listed,, they had been pretty good in the jobs before us
    kenny with blackburn
    ruud with chelsea
    souness liverpool and other clubs around europe
    KK did very well for us , got us close
    SBR did amazing all around the world
    SAM did a great job with bolton( not my kind of manager)

    your sticking up for a guy who has a worse record than our worst manager in the last 15 years, you want to give him time,, time is something we dont have

    your sayiing these managers will not come,, have you asked them?
    you will never know if you dont ask,, but what i do know is under pardew we have had more very poor games than any other team

    this season he has tried many different tactics, but all he has done is move the same players around into different positions, sometimes 3 time in a game

    jonas should not be on the pitch

    total miss use of our squad has got us here right now,

    he has blamed everyone and everything but he has not looked in the mirror yet, cos if he did he would see the reason why we are down there looking back at him

    last season,,
    please check how many games we lost conceding 3 or more goals,,

    it was all there for you to see last season,, but i bet you only looked at the table and seen 5th

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Morning guys…A little calmer today, but still gutted about yesterday. Thanks the footballing gods that other results kind of went our way yesterday.

    Obviously I’ve been thinking about things and no surprises here, I’m still not in the Pardew out group.

    People know my feelings about some of the main issues at the club which I believe stem from the board. Not saying all is down to lack of incomings, but for me, it is a largish reason for the start of our issues this season. Things like options, rotation to keep players fresh, competition (Whilst Willo still not great yesterday, he was a lot better than normal – is this because Taylor is back and ready to take his place?!?!). Anyway, I do believe the board know they needed to back Alan earlier and will try to put that right this window. One other thing on transfers, as Pardew is receiving loads of criticism for backing the board up that we didn’t need any transfers so he’s equally to blame – Wrong imo. He said we needed new players, he thought they were coming and then they didn’t due to the board and/or selling clubs. Once the window is closed of course he is going to say what he said, but let’s not kid ourselves that he didn’t want more and didn’t tell the board that.

    So on to yesterday…

    Can anyone really say that we didn’t do well first half? The majority were on here talking about improvements etc etc. Yes Shola on the wing was bizarre, but he didn’t actually do that badly and the only other real option was Obertan…the man most of you would like to see us cut loose.

    One thing that was glaringly obvious is Cisses lack of form this season. Some will say it’s all down to being played RW. However, he did start the season up front with Ba in a 4-4-2. I know this as we’ve had to listen to people whinge on and on about Pardew being a dinosaur that sticks with 4-4-2. Cisse was moved out right as Ba was in form and was scoring and Cisse can’t seem to do the same. Perhaps he should have been dropped a while ago, but I imagine Pardew, like a lot of us, thought it a good idea he play in a less high pressure position to boost some confidence etc. Truth is though, he is not scoring and that’s a big issue for us when Shola is our only other recognised ST. How do you set up to attack, knowing your defense can crumble at any second and that your ST is struggling to find the back of the net?

    I said this after the Norwich game that Pardew generally tries to get some points playing defensively, builds some confidence and then pushes the team to play openly and with flair as to do that they need some confidence…which is clearly lacking within the squad.

    Pardew has come out I see and said the Marveaux sub was a mistake. We had lost control in the second half, we all saw that, so he probably felt he had to lose a flair player and between Marv and Cabaye there really was only one choice, what a p*ss*r Cabaye had to pull out 5 minutes later. I said yesterday I would have taken Guti off instead of Marv, but hey, these things do happen.

    Looking at that bench yesterday told the same story that we see most weeks. What are the game changing options? There aren’t any.

    I have read his comments about the booing yesterday and I will tread carefully here as I don’t mean to cause offense and I didn’t pay to go watch that game. I don’t think Pardew says it’s the fans fault we lost due to the booing, far from it. What he said is we had lost control in the second half. That was the starter right there. He made a sub to try and gain some control (rightly or wrongly) of the game that indicated he’s accepted there was a problem before the fans booed. Afterwards, let’s not kid ourselves, of course having the toon army booing the manager in that way will effect the players, not saying the fans were wrong, but it will have had an effect on the team and not just Pardew. That was all he said and I think people are jumping on it as him blaming the fans for yesterday. Imo, not the case.

    Anyway, let me know how you all feel about it today, I guess I will get a lot of criticism, but how about you try reasoning with people as I have no interest to sit here and have abuse hurled around the place.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #17

    well if players are out on the pi55 di canio would make it known besides ashley aint sacking his bum chums and we are in deep shit

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  • nufcburty

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    Yeah I agree his tactics were absurd… However it always goes back to the quality and depth of the squad. As a previously top 5 team, the likes of Nile Ranger shouldn’t even be in the academy. The youth squad should consist of the likes of Gale Bigi… not our bench. His decision to make substitutions should simply be natural and accepted by fans, as we should expect half decent players (not the best) to come on who can get the job done, (e.g. Perch). At the end of the day, they’re now trying to sign players which they should have done in the summer when they have to reputation to get them in. To politely conclude, Mike Ashely is a fat, greedy stingy nobhead and derek llambias is just he little bitch. NEVER HARDLY POST ON HERE BUT FEELS GOOD TO GET THAT OUT MY SYSTEM!

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  • popscott

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    What happened to getting them in for extra training on a Sunday morning after a performance like that, obviously not the case, seen jonas swanning his way through the airport at 4 this morning.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #20

    Yesterday’s loss will make it harder to sign quality players.
    They’ll all want relegation release clauses now.
    I can’t see that going down to well with Dastardly and Mutley. Will they risk an 8M transfer fee to see a player go on a free if we go down? I doubt it.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Apologies for the novel.

    Grafton….Bench wasn’t an issue? Do tell me who the creative replacement was then from the bench? The best creative option we had was Obertan, other than that, which isn’t really creative, we have hard working defensive minded players. That is an issue when you need to mix up the team on the pitch during a game imo.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #22

    ToonDownSouth

    you think 2 wins in 18 is ok,, and that its just injuries and bad luck?

    i think you will find it was tactics for the first 15 games,, he started to get a few injuries, but played his best football during this time, and now his team is almost back to full, back to poor tactics

    was marv having that bad of a game? from what i read, shola and jonas where having worse ones,,
    50thousand could see it,, why couldnt pardew?

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  • WorJordi

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    Imagine !
    If we were in the position we are in now but with a different manager in charge
    Would we even consider Pardew as a replacement?
    He took the reigns when CH was ousted and rode the ride prepared by CH
    Yes he had a good season last year but any other football club with a manager in this run of form would identify that he has lost the dressing room and he would have been gone.
    There is I think something a little more sinister in the retention of this man as our manager.
    We all love our club and want and crave success. I cannot see that happening in the next 7.5 years or however long he has got left.
    I am sad and disappointed that a businessman such as Ashley can employ the likes of DL and AP and not see what he is doing to his investment.
    May be he cant see the wood for the trees.
    HWTL
    HWTL

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #24

    Cisse?? Shola?? Willy?? all out…Cisse is not wise enough.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #25

    I think Jonas is done, legs have gone in my opinion.
    I’ve never seen a premier league player knackered after 30 minutes in my puff. He’s either finished or he’s really really unfit.

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #26

    Pardew has to go its that simple I’ve defended him but now I’ve had enough he’s to negative we won’t stay up if he’s in charge dosent matter who we sign

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Deb——Perch————–Colo—————-Santon———-

    Jonas—–Bigi————–Cabaye—————-Marv———

    —————Obertan————–Adam————————–

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #28

    catchy

    I’m pretty sure you read a completely different post to the one I wrote.

    Seriously dude. Stop thinking everyone in the world is against you.

    I can’t be bothered to say what I’ve told you 20 times now again.

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #29

    I assume with obertan running at them and getting the ball further into their half would have helped. I know he’s not great at defending but when he took marveaux off the last thing we should have done was sit back. We were scared of reading plain and simple. Man for man out team should have walked that game. 9 million cisse was nowhere near as threatening as 200k le fondre.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    This bloke is a joke.All these bloody excuses every week.He now blames the fans for booing being the reason we lost.Wake up pardew and smell the coffee.It’s you and your bloody whinging all the time that’s getting every one down.Not to mention your stupid substitutions and bad tactics.You take off a creative player yet leave your boy friends on the pitch 23 and Jonas.Get some cojones before it’s too late.Who on earth wants to come to us as an attacking player to be played out of position,or have a defender brought on in place of you.I don’t want to see him sacked till summer,but your the reason were in the mire.

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  • Santon03

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #31

    Ibiza

    about yesterday squad, is Reading squad better than ours? (remember we are at home yesterday)

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #32

    Cabaye was not injured ,it was his first game back after a long lay off he was only ever going to play60mins
    Pardew the liar was simply trying to make up an excuse as to why the stupid 50000 at SJP yesterday didn’t understand
    There was no issue taking cabs off
    There was an issue taking marveux and leaving Cisse and Shola
    Everyone of the stupid nufcblog fans could see
    The action required
    Take Cisse off ,put Shola in the centre ,bring on biggy
    Take cabs off put on obertan leave marveux
    451
    Reading would have been overrun in midfield

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #33

    ToonDownSouth

    it the in pardews defence bit,,

    he took one of our more creative players off,, he made a sacrifice,

    in time like this, against a team like reading, you try and make a stand, push them back, but pardew said, enough retreat, and took away all hope ov building good fast attacks

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #34

    Santon 03
    The squad is not
    The team we had on at the end is not even a mid table championship side

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  • Santon03

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #35

    Ibiza

    With our current squad, entire squad not first 11. Where do you reckon we should be in the league?

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #36

    Davyb has joined the dark side too Haha

    Ibiza you’re on your own mate, probably best if you just drive the venga bus of a cliff…

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #37

    There’s no justification for losing at home to reading. pardews tactics are a joke. Alarm bells should have been ringing at Brighton. If parde needs his strongest squad week in week out to get results then he’s no manager. All teams have injuries and if he is just going to use that as an excuse then screw him. He blames everyone but himself. Over inflated ego and opinion of himself. Worst manager ever!!

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #38

    get me the bat phone

    we need a hero

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  • Santon03

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #39

    yorky – I’m confused

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  • SydToon

    Jan 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #40

    The way I see it is Pardew’s tactics just dont match the squad we have
    Debuchy Colo Santon Cabaye Chiek Arfa Cisse Anita Marveaux can all keep it on the ground yet all we watch is Williamson taking an average touch then belting it long up to an isolated Cisse, lose possession and just hope our midfield win the ball back in order to set up any meaningful attack. Pardew must go as this squad needs a more continental coach to perform to its maximum!

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