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Cabaye – We Can Still Make 10th Place In The League

6:50 am, Sunday, February 10th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Yohan Cabaye has been talking to France Football and he says that the French leagues are quite a decent standard and there are some good players playing in France.

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Yohan Cabaye – one of Newcastle’s best players

Newcastle of course brought in Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Mathieu Debuchy to Newcastle last month for around £18M, and Gouffran, Sissoko and Debuchy are now starting in the side, but we slipped up 2-1 at White Hart Lane yesterday, after two successive wins in the league.

This is what Yohan said to France Football:

“The club has made its market in France, and Ligue 1 is not as poor as people may think. There are still quality players in France, and what is good is that they adapt quickly. I hope they will help the club to continue quickly, and things are looking up for the future.” “Tenth place is not very far, this would be the first step. But we’ll have to think fast and keep out of this danger zone. Then, why not.”

Stoke City are currently in 10th place on 33 points, so we are six points away at the moment – 7 points if you take into account goal difference, and we play Stoke City at St. James’ Park on Saturday, 9th March – so that’s a game we need to win.

Next up for Newcastle are the two games against FC Metalist Kharkiv in the Europa League, with the first leg being at St. James’ Park this Thursday and we could field a strong side in that game.

But in the away leg a week on Thursday, we’ll need to play a second eleven with the important game at home to Southampton coming up on the following Sunday at St. James’ Park – and the Premier League is by far the most important for Newcastle, as Derek LLambias continues to mention.

But it would be good if Newcastle can get through to the next round of the Europa league – but we’ll need to ensure we start winning some league games so we can (quickly) pull away from the relegation zone.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cisse_the_legend // Feb 10, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Why doesnt anyone want to comment here? :(

  • 2 Constanstine // Feb 10, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    It is okay as long as we don’t drop points off lower teams.

  • 3 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Feb 10, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Most people are still asleep ?

    We played well yesterday but still got beaten, mostly due to not being able to stop Bale !

    Another positive is that Goeffy,s leg is not broken, don,t think he was wearing shin-pads? Might be an idea to make him wear them in future games?

  • 4 geordiemark // Feb 10, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    I do believe walker should have been carded for what he done to gouffran that was a terrible challenge and the ref knew it the fa should take a look at it but it wasnt the first challenge walker done on him he was at him all through that match yesturday

  • 5 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Feb 10, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    @4:

    Cabaye,s challenge on Dembele was a bad one too!
    Neither was intentional, think we can feel ourselves lucky that Cabaye did,nt see Red and Goeffron,s injury is,nt a broken leg!

  • 6 Tunny // Feb 10, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Cabayes was worse if anything. Trying not to look too much into yesterday’s result really. 6 points from villa Chelsea and spurs? If you had the chance to take that before the 3 games you would of!

  • 7 Owldman // Feb 11, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    @4 Couldnt agree more Walker had a previous go at Goofy which the ref didnt even speak to Walker about,this one looked like a booking as well but the ref waved play on




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