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Yohan Cabaye The New Newcastle Captain In Waiting.

9:57 am, Friday, March 1st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

When Fabricio Coloccini went off at half last Sunday in the game against Southampton Jonas Gutierrez wore the armband in the second half, but if Colo misses tomorrow’s game it looks like we’ll see Yohan Cabaye captain Newcastle at Swansea and on many levels, that’s makes a lot of sense.

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Yohan Cabaye – after scoring penalty against Southampton

In fact with Colo looking to leave the club and return home to Argentina to be with his family, it’s likely that Yohan Cabaye will get the nod as the new captain, and one reason that’s appropriate is because of so many French players in the side – and he’s probably Newcastle’s best player right now.

This is what Alan had to say in the local press today before he left with the squad for South Wales:

“I think Yohan would be a worthy person to carry that armband – if Colo doesn’t start, Cabaye will be captain.” “I think with the influence of the French players, it makes more sense for Cabaye to take the captaincy if Colo doesn’t make it.”

We don’t think Alan Pardew will risk Colo tomorrow, and will probably keep him for the game in Russia next Thursday night in the first leg of the Europa League tie against FC Anzhi Makhachkala.

And it seems that Jak Alnwick will again be on the bench with Steve Harper still suffering from a slight knee injury.

It’s would be good to have Yohan as captain if Colo does leave this summer, because that should also help him stay at Newcastle, as we feel sure there will be some good bids coming in for him this summer – with the news that both Arsenal and Manchester United are keen on the play-maker.

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Tags: Coaching · Fabricio Coloccini · Newcastle News · Yohan Cabaye

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tinman // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Will be Villas Boas and his Madrid bound talisman!

    Would of been nice to see our boys win, nice to see us back in nominations.

    We will just have to wait untill April where we beat Fulham, Sunderland, West Brom and Liverpool with Cisse getting player of the month after back to back hat tricks in a demolition of the mackems and 4-3 thriller v the albion 😉 !

  • 2 rainrix // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Repost for being a cabaye fanboy.

    Good thing that cabaye seems next in line for the captains position. He’s done so much good for the club in terms of recruitment and off the pitch, never mind the fact that he’s probably the most important player on it. If we can keep cabaye i reckon we can continue to attract the best talent france has to offer he’s that much of a draw – See more at:

  • 3 Tinman // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    God Ted is firing the articles out this morn

  • 4 rainrix // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Oh you can see more now? wonderful :)

  • 5 Tinman // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Rainrix, agreed. Cabaye was integral to the turnaround of the France team. He has been crucial to our current turnaround, came in and banged in the goals just when we needed him. Notice how he tends to score in the big games…shows class.

  • 6 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Tinman…Do we have an imposter? Is Ted, Ed’s evil twin?

    Rainrix…I’d never attempt to match JFA, he is in a class of his own. Now I think I could give Raj a run for his money…but probably not.

  • 7 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Ibizatoon – Back by popular demand // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Rainrix…I agree with all that on Cabaye, schhhwwwing, however, his temperament can leave a lot to be desired at times, however he does generally tend to get away with it.

  • 8 rainrix // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Ibiza… Perhaps you could match robin? or some of the other neggers? :)

    He is a bit of a livewire but at least it shows fight and passion. besides could you book him and still look at yourself in the morning? I couldn’t with that face.

    Tinman…. No coincidence our form and results went massively down hill when cabaye got injured. He’s a big miss when he’s not here.

  • 9 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Rainrix…Well I may be biased :) I’d probably give Newcastle a goal at KO and then blow for full time.

  • 10 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    As for matching Robin….Thanks, but no thanks :)

  • 11 bomber // Mar 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    he would be a very good captain, but he is injury prone, the same as steven taylor… krul, if hes not leaving, or maybe even debuchy…

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