This Is Why Newcastle Not Worried About Losing Cabaye


There is a report in the Evening Chronicles today that says Newcastle are not too worried about the comments Yohan Cabaye made to French TV channel Canal+ last week about Manchester United.

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Yohan Cabaye challenging Neymar in Brazil last night

Yohan was asked about potential interest from the Red Devils and Cabaye gushed that it would be an interesting challenge for him if indeed they came after him and that he had always admired the club.

But Manchester United are one of the biggest three clubs in the world, along with the massive two Spanish sides, Real Madrid and Barcelona, and which player wouldn’t want tot join them – if they came in for him?

Come think of it that Joe Magpie guy would probably say Newcastle were a close fourth, so why would Yohan ever want to leave Newcastle United to join Manchester United?

Unlike Demba Ba, there is no release in Yohan’s contract at Newcastle, and therefore it would take an Andy Carroll like bid for Mike Ashley to allow Cabaye to leave Newcastle, especially when the Frenchmen is Ashley’s favorite player at the club.

Of course that interview on Canal+ was big news last week,  and Yohan talked about a lot of things,  and in truth most if it was positive about Newcastle, and he said he did his very best when he was captain of the side, although the results were not good.

And with Yohan not having a particularly good season last term, it’s unlikely clubs would be willing to pay out £25M to get him thus summer – and that’s likely to be the fee Mike Ashley would demand – in cool cash up front too.

That’s why it’s very likely he will be with us come September.

What do you think?

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36 comments so far

  • peasngravy

    Jun 10, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Thanks Torq much appreciated always read with interest in your posts, haway the positivity new quality signings in early, Mertens, De Jong, Maher maybe boom boom get on a roll early season and right some wrongs by stuffing the unwashed CMON

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  • Bambams

    Jun 10, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    I like Cabs but dont think he did that well last season to make Manure place a big bid…..
    Imo

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  • geordiefromthemidlands

    Jun 10, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Thanks torq. Thw technical advisor is interesting. Are there any similar clubs in Europe to our current style of play that evolved with a TA?

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  • geordiefromthemidlands

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ve heard man utd have agreed terms with strootman? Heard anything torq? That would put a stop to cabs to man u rumours.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Lesh

    Agreed. No one wants a squad full of stale baps!

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    25mill for Cabaye? Christ that’s a price isn’t it surely will only be sold if he pushes for it. We have been told we don’t have to sell and staying in the PL was like hitting the jackpot in terms of cash

    On a side note who are the Dutch players we are talking with? I’ve only seen it being talked about on here where’s the news come from?

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Geordie – Clubs all over Europe have used TA’s to improve and adapt their style of football and bring it into the 21st century.

    Several of the clubs I worked with last season (Marseille / Montpelier / Lille / Ajax ) all use advisors to attempt to stay 1 step ahead when coaching is involved.

    Monaco was supposedly going to utilise this idea next season. I’ve been assigned several weeks of next season there. But given the huge money they are spending, they can prob afford to simply BUY the players they want for the formation they desire, instead of adapting and educating the current crop.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Torq Toon

    The way you described it

    I am eligible to apply as a technical director. I know how to operate you tube.

    Any 1 got Ashley’s E- mail ID, i wanna apply

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    PITY W CAN GO FOR A TECHNICAL ADVISOR BUT ARE STUCK WITH THAT PARDEWSOURAS

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #10

    Geordie – I’ve mot heard anything about that mate. So could well be true. Like you say, if so, that will put the cabaye talk to bed.

    Yo – a few who interest us, but Mertens and De
    Jong top the pile.

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  • pbandj

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #11

    Again we are back to a Carroll like bid.. There is no doubt that Ashley held his ground in the carroll trade and demanded an enormous amount for him. However what we haven’t seen from neither Ashley or Pards is how they will deal with a disgruntled player. If they block a move for Cabaye to Manu I can imagine that he Cab will go mental. And seeing how he seems to have a very strong influence on the other french player I really fear the worse if a decent bid comes in for him and gets shut down by Ashley. I’m not saying I want Cab to go but if its the choice of letting one Frenchman go compared to having 5-6 angry frenchs I chose the first…

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  • STB

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #12

    Quite frankly, not convinced by Sakho. Big lad but not particularly quick on his feet. It’s not by chance that Ancelotti didn’t play him as often as he might have liked. Not many players in the world would get picked ahead of Thiago Silva but Alex is hardly Franz Beckenbauer is he?
    From what I have seen, Mbiwa is the better prospect of the two aand certainly if you’re thinking about post Collocini. Sakho may well be a better option than Staylor and is more in that style. If he did come to anyone in the Premmier League I would expect a few Bramblesque/Boumsong moments in the learning curve period. Whether that would destroy his confidence is another matter.
    As for Lovren from OL to Liverpool rumours…let’s hope so as he’s been shocking this season.
    Also stay well clear of Gourcouff who is a seriously busted flush.
    Apart from the penalty which didn’t really matter even if it betrayed his tendency for losing his head when things aren’t going well for the team, Debuchy was excellent yesterday and did a real job on the fantastically overrated Neymar. We’ll see how he handles real European defenders in the CL and not these Brazilian defenders that can’t defend (Thiago Silva being the exception that confirms the rule).

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  • Slank

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Cabaye is not only a fine footballer but also an excellent character, a natural born leader, our next captain, who played an influential part, it has been reported, in getting so many very talented French players to the club and ensuring they settled into England and the Premiership as smoothly and quickly as possible.

    He is the conductor in many ways of not only his countrymen at the club but also the team, together with Colo.

    I just don’t see him leaving.

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Torq regarding the Dutch targets, are they far down the line?

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Indian – Go for it mate!

    And yes, we are stuck with pardew. Maybe it’s jus. time to accept that’s the case buddy and move on…?! 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Torq…

    If Monaco do buy players to fit, and their chosen game plan fails… where does that leave them? Somtimes these big spenders are irresponsible. Qpr arw the best example here. Bought loads of players for stupid money, and when it failed they had no way to save their season.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #17

    Torq
    Siem de Jong and Dries Mertens? Meant to be fine players not that I know all that much about them. U think they are viable?

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Peas – I would say yes mate. They’ve been working pretty hard in Europe ever since the last window ended.

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  • Sack Llambias

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #19

    We need to upgrade the coaches at the club as a priority. Tactics make players and players make tactics and the relationship between them is vital. To give a very simple example of that, you can’t play a pressing game unless you have very fit, disciplined players. But it’s not the full truth; it’s a simplistic version of the truth. Dipping in and out of here
    is frustrating because of the level of debate never seems to move on

    We are light years behind the rest of the Premiership.
    We need to break up the Carver and Stone combine.
    A European coach is a must. More later

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  • STB

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #20

    As for Cabaye, just watch the canal + programme that spent a week or so with him in Newcastle when he’d joined.
    He clearly stated that his aim was to get to PL, get noticed and try to switch to one of the big clubs. He is an extrremely a
    His only offer ath the time was Newcastle and the club did a great selling job about building the team around him and his style of football.
    You can imagine how disenchanted he would have been this season.

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #21

    If we get some quality a la Mertens and De Jong, we’ll more than likely see an invigorated Cabaye, who looked jaded last season, but if he is determined to leave there’s no point in keeping an unhappy player, having said hope he does stay coz I think he’s the heartbeat of the team

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  • STB

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #22

    “extremely ambitious guy”.

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  • Slank

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #23

    pbandj @ 11

    Yes, that is a possible scenario that you describe because of the influence, it is thought, that Cabaye has specifically on the other French players and also on the club in general.

    However, because of that I don’t see the club agreeing to a move. I also don’t see Cabaye getting upset about it. He will probably take it as a compliment.

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    Mark – Completely agree mate. People often say they wish we had been taken over, and yeah we would have money to burn, but I’m old school and think that time, effort and intelligence outweighs financial power. If the club were to falter, knows what would happen. Seems now they are going to offer €15mil for Prince – Boateng.

    Yo – Personally yes. They are highly regarded in Europe, but no higher than Yanga mbiwa and moussa sissoko were the season before WE signed them. Superb players who some will say we have ZERO chance of signing…but we stand a VERY good chance!

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #25

    That’s great to hear Torq, keep up the good work mate, and that idea about the Technical Advisor sounds good, Pardew, Stone and Carver are tactically inept, lets hope someone comes in and rubs off on them, just not literally lol

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  • STB

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #26

    It was documeted in France last Summer that Cabaye was disapppointed that the Spurs approach was blocked as they were’nt willing to pay what Ashley was asking.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Torq
    Sounds promising and I’ve seen no reports on either being courted by other clubs yet which is good imo….still neither are strikers maybe Gouffran will be pushed up and Shola will be convinced to stay then there’s no need to get anyone else in

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  • Slank

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #28

    peasngravy @ 21

    Cabaye has answered the recent interviews with honesty and has not indicated he wants away from Newcastle. It’s the press and fans who have misinterpreted what he has said. It’s worthwhile reading the article in the Mag:

    http://www.themag.co.uk/tyne-talk/how-the-morally-bankrupt-media-have-distorted-our-yohan-cabaye-exclusive/

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #29

    What! What What What

    Shola will be convinced to stay!

    No! Apocolypse

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #30

    Yo – I’m fairly certain that we are well on our way to signing a new striker mate. 🙂

    Shola – whilst a good servant and scored some important goals, is in desperate need of an upgrade.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #31

    TorQ

    You know that Some is more than 1

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Indian – I know you will miss shola when he goes!

    You two are best of friends! 🙂

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  • expatmag

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #33

    Torq

    Have you an opinion on Leroy Fer?

    I watched him the other night in the u21 and he came on and got the winner.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #34

    Torq
    Haha ur just far too positive mate

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #35

    Expat – Fer is superb. A tremendos athlete and footballer. I suspect his price would be too high for us, but he is the type of signing whom I would consider ‘marquee’ for the toon!

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  • TorqToon

    Jun 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #36

    Yo – You know me mate! Always try to stay positive although at points last season that was hard.

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