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Good News For Newcastle’s French Internationals

9:43 am, Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

There was some good news for Newcastle players Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy today, and each will start only one game for France during their two match South American tour.

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Yohan Cabaye – exhausted last summer

Alan Pardew would be much happier if both of them were already resting up before pre-season starts in early July, and both had long summers last year when they played for France in the Euro 2012 tournament.

Cabaye has said that when he returned to Newcastle after that tournament last summer – his first ever for France – he was completely exhausted and he had to fight some depression.

Hopefully both our players will play in only one game at most for Fracne in the next four days, and then they can get some well deserved rest – although the manager will give them a few extra days break than the rest of the players.

French coach Didier Deschamps had this to say:

“I’m going to start with two totally different teams, but at the same time ensuring make two competitive teams to win both games. “

Ben Arfa is not in the squad, but that’s not a surprise after he had a falling out with Didier Deschamps when he was manager at Marseilles.

France play Uruguay tomorrow, and then play Brazil on Saturday, so that’s almost three weeks since the Premier League finished.

International players have very little rest in the summer, and they really need that to recharge their batteries – and of course next summer is the World Cup in Brazil.

They also get very well paid for what they do of course.

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Tags: Euro 2012 · FIFA · International News · Mathieu Debuchy · Newcastle News · World Cup 2014 · Yohan Cabaye

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM


    Beat It

    Bite Me

  • 2 Krul Blow // Jun 4, 2013 at 9:47 AM


  • 3 Tommyy // Jun 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Waiting in for a fcuking parcel, Viz style.

  • 4 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    We could go top Portugal again for pre season, and could also play against rangers in what is being dubbed as Sports direct derby.

  • 5 Rotonda heights // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    From Sakho or Mirin now down to Pearce !!!

    Underwhelmed isn’t the word. Not even a regular in a relegated team. Those ST tickets are really going to be flying off the shelves!!


    At least Remy was a class relegated player

    It could only happen to us, probably the best overall squad ever assembled overseen by a total idiot, all in the name of stability.

    Pardew has certainly achieved his target of loweing expectations alright.

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Rotonda heights

    What can I say, It hurts me and you, more than it hurts some of the others

  • 7 hadthetshirt // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    It won’t concern us as Cabaye will be sold.

  • 8 TorqToon // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    It’s ok lads, Carlton Cole and James Tomkins are in advanced talks with NUFC. A 3 and 4 year contract respectively. Also talks of bringing back Zog for a fee of around £4.5mil with add ons.

  • 9 Charlietoon // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Well if Cabaye is sold I imagine it will be for a good sum which will let us get some one else. With players like Michu, Coutinho (spelling?), Corzola etc going for between 2 and 10 mill I’d imagine we’d get 15 to 20 for Cabaye. I’m glad to see Hatem out as it means he get some rest and focus on pre season.

  • 10 Sack Llambias // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    What an insight into the small ignorant biased minds that lie behind so many so called fans. The transfer window is open but the majority of transfers will not be concluded before 1st July. Many contracts don’t expire until 30th June.
    Beattie is a prima Donna but at least he is knowledgeable on football related matters!

  • 11 lesh // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    @8, Torq. It’s good to see our behind the scenes work’s going to dividends. Now, all we need is Xisco in as lead striker!

  • 12 Sack Llambias // Jun 4, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    As with a commodity a players value is determined by what the market will support. Two years ago Dalglish bought Jordan Henderson with Liverpool paying the scum £ 20 million. It’s not a question of what a player is worth but what the market will pay. Nobody other than Liverpool thought that Andy C was worth £ 35 million. Cabaye would cost around £ 25 million because of the number of interested clubs.
    As for thinking Hernandez is better than Rooney it just shows what a low ebb this blog is at. At best Hernandez is a poor mans Cisse. Why would we want to duplicate the style of player!

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