Pardew Now Worried About Yohan Cabaye


The Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has said today the Newcastle squad are now physically and mentally fit following the Sunderland debacle, although the manager seems a little worried about our current captain Yohan Cabaye.

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Yohan Cabaye – under pressure

Yohan played last summer in the Euros for France, and he was one of their best players, but it was the first time he hadn’t had a full rest in the summer, and the Frenchman admitted that he had suffered a little from depression at the start of the season, mainly because his body was so tired.

And Pardew gave Yohan the captaincy, after Fabricio Coloccini did his back in at the end of February, when trying that (daft) overhead kick against Southampton, in the 4-2 win – and he’s been out of the side ever since.

Alan Pardew had this to say today about Yohan:

“Cabaye is probably my biggest worry. The rest of them are really sound physically and mentally.” “But Cabaye is our best player in terms of intelligence on the pitch and he needs to play. That’s why he has played almost every minute.”

Newcastle are five points above the drop zone, and we were humiliated last Sunday against Sunderland, who had amassed only three points in their previous nine games, but got their biggest win against Newcastle since 1979, in a result that has shocked and angered Newcastle fans.

And it didn’t help when the manager said after the game the players were exhausted, and it looked like a rather poor excuse for a devastating result.

But Newcastle fans deserve a good and courageous performance on Saturday at West Brom, and we still have to get six points to be safe in the Premier League this season.

So we hope Yohan is OK, and the lads certainly need our full support in the final five games of the season, and so does the manager Alan Pardew.

Calls for Pardew to be fired, with five important games still to go in the season may not be appropriate or timely at this time, since we are still fighting relegation.

Let’s support the side through the end of the season, and maybe we can then have a really good summer of transfers into and out of the club, and certainly from our results this season in the Premier League, that’s exactly what we seem to need.

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454 comments so far

  • martoon

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #1

    I think Ed is having a dig at the anti-Pardew brigade 😉

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Ibizatoon

    Reading between the lines of your extremely diplomatic posts, it seems to me that you are worried that a better manager would put too many demands on the board thus causing more disruption.

    Of course Pardew is obedient and beholding!

    Where else will he ever find the opportunity to manage a massive club with a massive following in a fabulous stadium with a fabulous squad of well scouted talented players.

    Managing NUFC is no longer the poisoned chalice it once was.
    We have an owner who has paid for his learning but looking to take the club forward in a business like sustainable way and the best supporters any manager could wish for.
    Bringing in a new manager doesnt have to be a major upheaval and restructuring process.

    Southampton are a good example where just a fresh modern manager can improve things very quickly without huge changes behind the scenes,

    Show some ambition man!!!

    I m sure there are plenty of better managers than Pardew who would love to come to us.

    A few more additions in the summer and a better manager is all we need. The rest is already in place.

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  • leeb1982

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #3

    For f ske pardew you baffle me. “But Cabaye is our best player in terms of intelligence on the pitch.” then why play him in such a negative role where hes having so little effect on games

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #4

    beattie25 @195 -previous post.
    I do not know if it my computer malfunctioning or not -but you may have made a typing error in the above post. Due to certain letters on a QWERTY keyboard being adjacent to one another I think it may be possible that when you were typing the letter “r” you also accidentally hit the “d” and “e” keys.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost from last thread:

    Plans for the day have fallen through so I’m back 😀

    Wow, it seems in my absence that Beattie has been saying some incredibly nice things about to say the very least. While I would say intellectual behemoth to be way above my station, I do feel a tinge of pride at the accolade so I thank thank thee kind sir but come one come all and let us discuss all things NUFC.

    And like many of you I’ve just done the BBC predictor, and I did it by being overly harsh on NUFC (I gave us 3 defeats and 2 draws) and even with a dreadful finish we still stay up with Stoke being the third team relegated, I struggle to think where they are going to pick up their points, (I was also very kind to Wigan giving them 2 unlikely victories in their last 6)

    I think we’ll pick up more than 2 pts in the last 5 games though so we should be ok.

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  • TOONALE

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    All the team should be up for the next game.
    But we will not win at West Brom.
    2.1 to West Brom.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s running out of excuses now the Europa league is over. He really needs to pull his finger out this weekend.
    If we get beat & others around us win, we’re in deep shi*…

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Mister Tuff

    When you take an illiterate fool with IT dyslexia and present to him an iPhone with predictive text I’m afraid the results can be very odd to some.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Ruddy

    Paragon of knowledge?

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #10

    So now the players are sound physically and mentally how quick they recover

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  • south coast toon

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #11

    dribble absolute dribble,these blokes are payed huge amouts of money to be fit and play the game they love, they make me sick, best they get on a crabbing boat hauling 1500 crabpots a day through a harsh winter like we have just had for next to nothing wages for 25 years watching friends get killed and injured for 20- 30 grand ayear, i give em depressed running round with gloves on mentally stressed and worn out get alife these lot have a privelaged life copared to us a they all dribble sh1t, why dont they try some hard work if playing footy for 50 grand plus a week is to much for bloody spoilt brats.god slap him round the head and tell him to man up get on and do what hes paid for, cor hes aving a laugh ,get in the real wourld cor can never remember anyone coming out with dribble like that when joe jorden and the likes of norman hunter were around,depressed how the hell do they think all of us feel

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Beattie

    Humble servant to the blog 😉

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Betty…You clearly have read through my posts, but I think you miss an important point.

    It’s not about the attraction of our club, as you are absolutely right and on the face of it many decent managers would love the chance.

    They may even get over the initial hurdles etc.

    You are basing a lot on the idea that Ashley has learned his lessons and is now going to take us full steam ahead. Maybe that is true, I hope so. If it is the case, then I would actually expect to see a new and better manager arrive and I’d have no problem with that.

    Still, as and when or if Ashley doesn’t stick to the plan, is said manager going to keep schtum like Pardew has / does?

    What is it Ashley wants? An okay manager that will play his game or is he willing to go for bigger and better but face up to it may not all be on his terms.

    That’s where my main issue lies and I haven’t seen anything from Ashley to make me believe it would be different.

    As I say, if he is, then surely he will replace Pardew anyway, if he’s that bad and isn’t doing as Ashley wants then he wont keep him here.

    All will become clear this summer imo. For now, I am happy enough with what I consider realistic ambition.

    I do agree though, a lot of foundations are in place.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Catching up…I thought it had been decided that Ruddy was an over educated spoiled brat or is that the same as what Beattie said?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Beattie25 @8 – I think my attempt at humour has been wasted. My joke lies in what you typed -can only be revealed if you re-read your post and look for the r,d and e.
    Well I thought it was funny.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Ibiza

    I left out the spoiled

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Ruddy…I did the predictor as well. Gave us three draws and two losses which I thought was more or less fair.

    Was over the top nice to Sunderland and Wigan, imo anyway and we still finished above them both.

    Whilst not pretty and we still need to get our points, I don”t think we’ll be going down.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Beattie…Fair enough, we all make mistakes.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Tuff

    On your wavelength now.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #20

    I did the predictor and we finished 2nd.

    I must have used last seasons or something.

    Ill have another crack.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Beattie…Don’t! 2nd sounds great, good work…that is unless you were doing a handstand and we were 2nd bottom?

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  • always look on the bright side of life

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #22

    I have QPR, Reading and Aston Villa going down and us finishing 16th. I think weve been poor but others around us either have a harder run in or are playing even worse i.e stoke.
    I hope thats what happens are what villa fans did when we went down but either way, i think and hope we should just about get through ok for the season and have chance to regroup.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza still on that fence I see…

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #24

    I have Villa going down but us only staying up by 2 points on 39 points equal to Norwich and Wigan.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #25

    I think we will stay up JUST its the thought of another season of dour football under Pardew i couldn`t take.What does it take to drop Jonas.Pardew would rather play him out of position than drop him to the bench

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  • Shane

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Is there a joke in here?

    Hey everybody, I’m looking for a Joe Kinnear!

    Joe Kinnear to replace Alan Pardew with Charles Insomnia as his assistant and Jermaine fish-bowl Jenas as assitant to the assistant manager. Oh, and we need another Dennis Wise type appointment as football director to bring in another Gonzales.

    This blog is sending me loopy.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Ibiza

    I couldn’t do a handstand even if you were holding my ankles.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Were’s this predictor thing ??

    I think we’ll beat Qpr, and lose all the rest to be honest.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Belfast…Aye, still sat here waiting for you to join me, you c**t.

    Beattie…Are you questioning my ankle holding abilities?

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  • chuck

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #30

    ED!
    Calls for Pardew’s firing may not be appropriate ?
    Thats just an opinion like everyone elses, we have our own take on Pardew.
    And to hear that old refrain, just get behind the team, is like the three monkeys, See, Hear and Speak, no evil.
    Perhaps you should write something representing reality on this blog, instead of being a cheerleading homer, who only writes PR stuff.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Ibiza

    The main point is that many of us were sceptical about Pardews credentials and playing style before he started.

    We were warned by Stewart Robson that Pardew would always be an old fashioned long ball type of manager.
    In one of his first interviews he patronisingly stated that us Geordies would only ever accept exciting attacking football.
    The main gripe for lots of us is that he obviously has his ideas of how to win matches and all the patronising bullshit for the past 2 and a half years has finally caught up with him.
    I can t believe how he has got away with winging it so long.

    Like I said earlier a couple more additions to the squad and any new manager would have everything at his disposal to succeed.

    There will be plenty of teams next season with far tighter budgetary restraints than us, as there are currently in the PL.
    Everton are an example of what can be achieved on a tight budget without people making demands and falling out.

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  • blondie71

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Why doesn’t pardew put cabaye on the bench no point in playin him if he’s totally goosed

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Belfast…Aye, still sat here, waiting for you, ya tw@.

    Beattie…Are you questioning my ankle holding abilities?

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Ibiza

    In a matter of speaking yes. You have a decent record at championship level ankle holding but this is the premiership. I want someone who can take my ankles to the next level.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Betty

    Is that the same interview where he says Pardew will try to pass it off as good football but it is just old fashioned long ball tactics.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #36

    what type of player is gonna want to join us giving we arn`t in any euro competitions just avoided relegation with a manger playing a defensive style of football.Not to mention we could lose Cabaye,Santon,Colo

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza the worlds most placid blogger.

    Until Blefast appears and then the civilised mind goes primal.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Daz

    It could work to our advantage. What club will want to sign players who have struggled all season and look like they don’t put a shift in. It might allow us to keep our better players as nobody will bid big and Ash won’t accept buttons.

    Then we sign players who will still be attracted but players like PEA and Sakho and various others won’t be interested in a team like ours unless we get a decent name as a manager.

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  • Le Belfast 007

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #39

    They wont sack him anyway, probably half way through next season, they might give him the chop.

    If he wasn’t on an 8 year deal, he would be gone already, in my opinion.

    The football has been awful to watch all season long.
    We’re basically Stoke with lip stick on. 😉

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  • Le Belfast 007

    Apr 18, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza
    If I ever find that fence you’re on, i’m going to set it on fire.

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