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French Reports – Cabaye Has Passed Medical At Monaco?

1:12 am, Saturday, June 15th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 125 Comments

The French web-site L’Equipe 21 is said to be reporting late Friday that Newcastle midfielder  Yohan Cabaye has taken and passed a medical at French club Monaco, who were promoted back the French first division last season.

yohan cabaye i can't hear you

Yohan Cabaye – is that Monaco calling

Cabaye has been linked closely with a move to Monaco for a few weeks now, and only a few days ago their Sporting Director Vadim Vasilyev said that Cabaye was an interesting, exciting player.

Monaco have been spending money like it’s going out of style this summer, backed by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, who bought the club in November of 2011.

A player takes a medical only when a fee has been agreed between the two clubs, and then the player must agree personal terms, so if this report is accurate, then both those things should have happened.

Monaco have spent vast amounts of money already this summer on their three signings – Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao (£50M), and Porto players Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez for £60M – so we have to assume – again if this story is true – that Newcastle got a massive fee for the French International.

There is also no income tax in Monaco, although French authorities are trying to change that, and the club’s stated intention is to get to Champions League qualification just as quickly as possible.

But L’Equipe has also been wrong in some reports like these in the past – but this is so big that we expect Newcastle to comment tomorrow morning on whether this story is true or not.

If it’s true then we hope we got big big money – like £25M (in cool cash), and at least we’ll have time to bring in a replacement.this is all started with a tweet

But a note of caution – this all started with a tweet from French Football writer Robin Bairner, and he claimed this news was on the  L’Equipe 21 web-site – but we cannot find anything on that web-site about Cabaye having passed a medical at Monaco.

Robin also says the news is from a sure (trusted) source in the Monaco FC  medical department.

Yohan Cabaye has been at Newcastle for two seasons since signing from Lille for £5M (£4.3M) – and he has played 73 times for Newcastle with 11 goals and 11 assists.

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125 responses so far ↓

  • 1 AndyNUFC // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Is it just me, or if Cabaye for £20M means Graham carr has £20M to spend is that not an exciting prospect?

  • 2 Kc-Toon // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Im not too concerned whether he actually goes or not, Im more interested in what price we get for him!

  • 3 Toonabroad // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    @andynufc I totally agree with you and the way Monaco like to spend money and Cabaye being ashley’s favourite player hopefully it is even more then 20million, but then comes the reality of Newcastle not reinvesting that money into our future. Sigh if only we did.

  • 4 Newcastle Brown Alien // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    If he goes i hope it doesn’t lead to a mass exodus of our french

  • 5 manxpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    andy not for me tbh cabeye imo is the hardest player to replace without doubt especially with peanuts and now every club knows we need a new playmaker (if this is true) it won’t come cheap!

  • 6 AndyNUFC // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Kc same, funny old game modern football is!

    It has a big echo of the Carroll deal for me – uproar about the player sold, then, how much?! Oh alright then that will get a whole new team!

  • 7 Toonacious T // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Andy If its anything like the Andy Carroll money, he’ll get a third of it to spend in January 2015, lol!

  • 8 Shane's Silly Season Of Spectacularly Stupid Speculation // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Its simple,

    Yohan, you are not going anywhere, you are under contract with us and so will continue to play for us.

    I don’t believe in this, ‘every player has a price’, if we sell him for 20M we can get 2 decent players in, it’s all nonsense, we should be building the whole team around a player like Cabaye not selling him!!

  • 9 Sazzer // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    By the way, I’m going to give cred Steve G for Prism research.
    Only mention I can find of ‘Cabaye Monaco medical’ is on this ITK-looking forum earlier, citing ‘sure source’ … #nufc

  • 10 manxpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    agree shane about not selling cabeye are you a previous poster thats changed your name or do you just visit in these wonderous times?

  • 11 manxpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    sazzer u seem to know your twitter stuff but where does the 21 come from on that tweet from “l’quipe ” isn’t it just l’quipe?

  • 12 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Oh dear,

    Can’t say I believe this, the source is from someone who works in the medical centre where the supposed medical took place.

    Surely big news corporations would of been onto this if true?

  • 13 Sazzer // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    It is not Daily L’Equipe Ed, but L’Equipe 21’s evening edition.'%C3%89quipe_21

  • 14 elpaso_geordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    The fans or have now become accountants on this site will be delighted again. oooh how much have we spend now etc……
    Sad fact Is he is our star player despite some indifference in performances last year. We will gamble on more overseas players on the cheap and we again take a step back………….
    am certain despite the money from sky we will still make a profit in transfers again this window

  • 15 Shane's Silly Season Of Spectacularly Stupid Speculation // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    I’ve always been just Shane, changed it up specially for this summer… I had a feeling it would be a hectic one. 🙂

  • 16 Sazzer // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Hope that answers your question.

    The guy posting on the board @SteveGardnerITV is supposedly this player, had surely can have inside connections. So not impossible that he knows somebody at the club. It would be a bit like Bradden Inman went out saying some one passed medical at Newcastle on his regular gaming forum. Hopefully, L’Equipe have check with Monaco for confirmation.

  • 17 Mister Tuff // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    L’Equipe 21 is L’Equipes’ TV Channel.

  • 18 manxpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    yeah cheers sazzer still not believing it till there’s a bit more weight behind it tho
    shane thought so hectic in the wrong way tho 🙂

  • 19 manxpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    u’ve created a new tongue twister tho try sayin that name fast!

  • 20 manxpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    just seen the reporter who posted the tweet works for……………………………………………………………………………………………………….wait for it………………………………………………………………………………!!!!!!!!!
    panic over thank god!

  • 21 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    Does this not seem weird though that NUFC have not released a statement saying they have accepted a fee?

    One would have to think this has been accepted sometime during yesterdays working hours. Why would Newcastle wait to release a statement 24 hrs later?

    Seems off to me, time will tell though.

  • 22 Mister Tuff // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Ref Cabaye there is currently nothing on L’Equipes’ internet pages about this story.
    Cannot get the TV channel video for this evening to play in the UK -comes up with “Cette video n’est pas disponible dans votre pays”. (This video is not available in your country).
    I think the story is rubbish.

  • 23 Toonacious T // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Manxpie – I hope your right but its hardly beyond the pale with the way things are looking. I mean they tried to sell the naming rights of the stadium, they have pedalled their wares with their “silly money” mantra every window for a while now.

  • 24 Shane's Silly Season Of Spectacularly Stupid Speculation // Jun 15, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Haha, Have they ever reported any factual news?? I believe them as much as I do the nut job Alex Jones and his conspiracy theories. 😀

    Got to love a tongue twister though, my missus sure does.

  • 25 manxpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    well i got that from nbc news and they say that fella who posted it works for (btw gary lineker follows nbc news) just to clarify does this class me as an ITK?

  • 26 yahya_nufc // Jun 15, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    If this were true, then I would mind because think who we could sign for £20m

  • 27 Sav // Jun 15, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    If its true, we definitely need a dead ball replacement for a start. Preferably, one who could take adecent corner for a change.

  • 28 p // Jun 15, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    lovely jubbly, 30m for a player who was depressed and injured for half of last season.

    now we have the money to sign Carlton Cole

  • 29 toon252 // Jun 15, 2013 at 3:12 AM


    Sazzer are you playing dumb or are that stupid? Read the rest of the topic, all the other posters are taking the p iss out of the lad.. “another badger invent “sisters sources” “The same medical visit Valdes? (with a snoring smiley on it)” (google translate)

    Also if you click on the lads profile he’s 17 year of age – But then puts that he’s a 20 year old footballer.. It’s a gamers forum for ps3/xbox/ pc games… Yet a professional player is posting itk info on there, after posting info that Valdes had passed a medical in a previous topic (As pointed out by the above quote by poster Moyes who on his profile claims to be David Moyes “Scottish coach at Manchester United”..

    Sorry if you think this seems harsh but your provoking our fans absolutely no reason, all you had to do was read the other comments!

  • 30 eplforecast // Jun 15, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    If we get 30 million – i would say its a good sale. Thats exactly the type of money Cabaye is not worth.

    What i say is to get Ricky Lambert, Carroll and a replacement midfield player. And its a good transfer window already

  • 31 p // Jun 15, 2013 at 4:09 AM

    And get 15m for williamson while we are at it

  • 32 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jun 15, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    If Cabaye has to go then I’d want it to be to Monaco.
    If Cabaye goes to Monaco then I would want it to be for at least 30m- Because Monaco can/ would pay it! Less than that and I hope they wouldn’t accept it.

    HOWEVER, I would want every last penny of that money to be spent on top, ambitious players.
    No more Llambias quotes of “the money will be invested but just not all on transfers….” like last time.

  • 33 89Norcal // Jun 15, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    AndyNUFC, ha! a pipe dream in every sense!

    I think there’s a reason JFA hasn’t chimed in yet; it’s because he’s probably died from laughter at the notion we would reinvest any money.

    This may call for another Mike Ashley/Derek Llambias parody cartoon…

  • 34 cyprus // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Don’t know if this is true, but anything over 20 mil. will be welcome. I’ve seen too many games in which Cabaye was swamped. And we need a new set up as the current one is clearly not working. The money should buy us two speedy, exciting wingers. That together with a new small crafty Uruguayan (or something) CF and we should be looking at CL football! Sorry AP, it’s Europe again 😉

  • 35 valle // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Cabaye is gone, deal with it… Whether this deal is true or not, there is simply to much smoke to make it quite clear that he wants a move, he even more or less stated so himself and anyone thinking otherwise are kiddin themselves. This is in my opinion not a huge deal, Cabaye are a good player but he has been blown up to be something even more spectacular than he really is, especially in his native france and allot of it stems from media coverage of how our supporters took him to heart from the start. He does however have a bad streak in him as we have seen by some headless tackles now and then and he was there in the end to our season when we couldnt buy a win, heck he was even captain. If we can get a huge over the top amount for him, I would see that as a great deal. Not because im much bothered with our accounts as some people make it out to be, but because we can buy a replacement and then some for any amount of more than 20 mil.

  • 36 Aussiedave // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:11 AM

    Cabaye may well leave but this story for me is absolute rubbish. Monaco would be required to have a bid already accepted from NUFC for a medical to take place. This is usually disclosed by the club.

    Cant see him going back to playing in France as he knows this is a step down in quality, top clubs in better leagues would be able to offer him similar wages to Monaco

  • 37 Aussiedave // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    Just a though on the Andy Carroll situation,

    Ladbrokes are offering 6-1 on Carrol returning to NUFC, why dont we bet 3m on him coming home then sign him. The 18m winnings (15m profit) will cover the transfer fee.

    Would be great if this was allowed

  • 38 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    Selling Cabaye to make way for Sessegnon ??????

  • 39 gonufc (not Arf' bad) // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    @Charlie – where have you got that from? Sessegnon is a good player but not for me.

    He goes in and out of form in patches, and seems to have gone bad now; not reliable enough.

    He’s in no way a replacement for Cabaye because he’s a totally different type of player. He’s more an attacking mid/ winger and not the deep passer that Cabaye is

    We have someone like him (runs at defences, shoots from range, does something special) who is superior to Sessegnon and that’s Ben Arfa.

    Also, he’s almost 30 and obviously from Sunderland.

  • 40 Graeme // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Complete speculation until its confirmed by NUFC I’m afraid.

    But, if he does go, it will be for serious money, which we have to hope will be re-invested in the team during this window, to allow incoming players to do the pre-season and bed in.

    Its not like we don’t need the investment and this may be the only way we are going to get it. Hopefully Mr Carr can get some players that Pardew can actually coach without ruining them by improving the wingers ability as a full back!!

    I guess we just wait and see!!

  • 41 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 15, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Got it from nowhere – but stood out a mile last season at home against us played in position – floated between midfield and attack hard to pick up we hadn’t a clue how to play him –

    As for Cabaye class act but had a poor season played to deep always went off with some mystery injury after 70-80 minutes, tackling not the best leaves his foot in and didn’t look interested at times – if we get £20 million plus – good deal

  • 42 jazzyp // Jun 15, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    morning guys and what a start to todays blog.
    1st- well happy colo situation finally resolved and he’s stayng.a class act at the heart of our back four.
    2nd-gutted abt cabs if true but like most have said every player has his price.
    3rd-if this transfer turns out to be true doesn’t anyone on here wonder why all the itk sources even yesterday are promising us three purple players coming in soon but no nothing of cabs exit ??????

  • 43 JAMSHA // Jun 15, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    cabaye was getn medical treatnment in france for slight injury :mrgreen: thats wat iv been told

  • 44 JAMSHA // Jun 15, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    just saw Southampton sign Lovren … wat a player they got… an our owner no ambation

  • 45 ToonMatt // Jun 15, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Nice £20m for Ashley’s pocket, The way this club is being run is a joke, proof he’s only here to make a profit!!

  • 46 89Norcal // Jun 15, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Jamsha, so it was just for a checkup on an injury? lol go figure.

  • 47 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Morning all,

    People aren’t really going for this Cabaye deal, are they? The biggest give away is that Indy hasn’t said anything on it yet 😉

    Whilst he may be off at some point this summer guys, for our own sanity we have to try and not fly off the handle after each tweet or we’re going to have a mass breakdown on here 🙂

    On Colo, aww bless his little cottons, they wont pay enough for him and we wont let him leave for free so he will honour his contract….snarky sarcasm to one side…at least he is handling it somewhat gracefully and not kicking up. For what it’s worth, I do get the impression he has a lot of respect for the club and it’s fans and his reasons for wanting to go really are family matters. Well, that’s what I believe anyway.

    Time for a Cabaye, I mean coffee.

  • 48 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    ToonMatt…It’s Too early for an Ashley and his profit making debate and I’m certainly not ready to dive in to a debate including the word proof..

  • 49 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    A capital for the “Too” was to emphasise how early it is and not a silly error on my part… 😉

  • 50 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Good morning Ibiza sir and don’t spoil your day by being Too self critical – we got what you were saying and how you were saying it. Time for another coffee methinks?

  • 51 John Tudor // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    i can say again he will sell the cream replace with sours take as much from HIS club as he likes do what he wants and we just have to sit and do nothing

  • 52 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Lesh…. Another coffee is always a good idea. How are you good sir?

    Just found this.

    If you look really quickly it looks like Pellegrini is walking around with a baby strapped to his stomach 🙂

  • 53 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    what on earth are people getting worked up about. All this Ashley, profit, pocketing crap has emerged again and this time founded on a rumour!

    Get a grip, smile, you might even enjoy the feeling.

  • 54 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Nice one Ibiza and I’m fine thanks.

    Might I venture to suggest that Pellegrini may also be a be ventriloquist?

  • 55 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    Lesh…But it’s 15th June and we haven’t spent any money yet! Twitter is mental with rumours of our players leaving! It can only mean Ashley is making money! Exclamation mark!

  • 56 Readingmag // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Sadly it does not work out when you sell a player for £30m, you cannot buy £30 m players, with signing ons ,wages, agents fees…no doubt a little goes missing.

    Realistically buy 2/3 players for Approx £23 m..(2 more expensive and one kids)

    Sad news if true about Yohan….but made my day about Colly….our best player (brings stability to the defence, then the team)

  • 57 Slank // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    The dates for the French transfer window (1 July – 31 Aug) are the same as England.

    Therefore it seems highly unlikely that he is moving between two clubs each in breech of their respective country transfer rules.

  • 58 John Tudor // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    and its his toy to do as he pleases secretly destroying the mental state of thousands dr evil

  • 59 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Lesh….Very good call. Now I will just be constantly waiting during his press conferences for him to pull out the doll.

  • 60 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Oh yeh Ibiza. I did overlook the fact that Twatter is awash with rumours of our selling. We are clearly a selling club and owned by someone who just wants to make a profit and trouser what he can.

    A friend who IS in the know, told me that Ashley bought the SJP gates for himself and is renting them back to the club at £1000pw.

    Now there’s enterprise eh.

  • 61 Edd Case // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Hearing the fee for Cabaye is £28 MILLION!!!

    If so, great business, Cabaye not exactly world class imo.
    Needs to learn to take a corner haha.

    More money for Carr.

  • 62 John Tudor // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    or a perv who fondles vertically challenged adults

  • 63 Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Lesh….Well, a man has to generate some pocket money some how 🙂 Is that serious? Do you know how much the gates cost?

  • 64 Williamsonsuks // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    If he is going well…. adieu. Wasn’t impressed with him last season. couldn’t cross a decent ball from set pieces, his shooting was dire and his rash tackling that should’ve seen a red on more than one occasion. There is no doubt he has bags of talent and could play for a top team, just wondering about his commitment to the toon. Glad Coloccini is staying even though not his choice. I’m sure a few known faces will leave this window , lets just hope Carr has found good replacements.

  • 65 Edd Case // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Make that 28M Euros not pounds, apparently.

  • 66 fatfreddie // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM


    I think they changed the dates for the transfer windows in France this season. Pretty sure it opens 2 juni and closes something in the middle of September.

  • 67 Edd Case // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Which converts to nearly £24MILLION pounds…

    £20Million profit on Cabaye

    Amazing business again.

  • 68 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Ibiza. Serious? Not a clue my friend, it might sprout legs though!

    On the gates, it was very generous of John Hall to look after the gates for us. How public spirited as they could have found there way into someone roses hands!

  • 69 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Interesting betting stats from Daily Mirror
    Next permanent Manager 4/1 Lee Clark, 5/2 Gus Poyet, Steve Mclaren, 16/1 Rene Girand

    Papisse Cisse next Club evens Borussia Dortmund, 3/1 Anzhi Makhacka 10/1 Liverpool

    Andy Carroll 1/4 West Ham, 7/2 Liverpool, 6/1 Newcastle United

    Anthony Pilkington 1/1 Newcastle United

  • 70 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Mickey Mouse phone…… • roses = else’s

  • 71 Slank // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Why are some fans fixated about transfer money?

    It’s not as if it financially impacts them. It would be quite different if the club asked them to cough up more of their own money to fund the purchase of players.

    The transfer price we sometimes see in the papers is not the total amount of the transaction. There are other transactions associated with purchase and sale of a player that nearly always take place to which it is rarely, if ever, reported in the papers.

    Selling a player for (say) £30M and therefore thinking that club can now buy two players for £15M each is for simpletons.

  • 72 sparky55 // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    1 purple down, 2 purples to go…it’s starting to unravel.

    Yes he will be replaced (although Anita is the natural replacement anyway if pards can convince him to stay) but don’t think we’ll spend more than half of what we get for Cabs on his replacement.

    Remember lads…Ashley and lard@rse will come out with the same old saying…’all the money we get from the players we sell will be reinvested in the club for new players and their wages.’

    In essence what that means is 40% of what we get in cash terms gets reinvested in buying players and 60% of what we get in cash terms is re-invested in wages for the players we buy in.

    So in simple terms…less than half of what we collect will be spent on replacements. It’s a very good and sensible business model that covers the wages of new players coming in going forward…brilliant business model but not so brilliant for long suffering fans who want to see progression.

    We haven’t seen the selling cycle yet of the ‘purples masterplan’ yet but we’re just about to…2 more purples to go

    Ashley only ambition is to get loads of money when he sells the club…until then it’s wheeling and dealing to keep the club cash flow positive…no ambition to win anything whatsoever so this year we’re a selling of purples club and the cycle of recruiting new replacement promising purples to be sold in 2/3 years starts again.

    You have to admire the logic but as a supporter we’re never going to like it

  • 73 Toonfan8 // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    most important is Collocini, Cabaye can go for good money…We can use it and bring Belhanda…and we can try Dortmund tactics 4-2-3-1
    Ben Arfa–Belhanda—Santon
    and we have options S.Taylor,Douglas defence
    Tiote,Bigirimana holding midfielders
    Marveaux AM
    and bring one pacey winger and Bony and thats it
    sell Cabaye,Williamson—-27
    bring Belhanda,Douglas,pacey winger,Bony—-35

  • 74 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    IF and I don’t think this is true, but if he is going, then for me he’s doing a runner, cracked under the pressure of the league, cracked under the weight of the captains armband, was truly abysmal last season (to the point I can’t see anyone paying £20 mil for someone who literally couldn’t make a pass last season)
    For me cabaye needs a reality check this season, he needs to stop thinking about playing for France in brazil next summer get his head down and graft along with the rest of lads

  • 75 John Tudor // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    nail on the head sparky

  • 76 Slank // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    fatfreddie @ 66

    According to Wiki it is still 1st July to 31 August but ESPN says that the French window is open. Very confusing.

  • 77 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Good Morning Lads !

    In the Dutch Press this Morning ! Trust the Dutch Papers marginally better the UK ones?

    Roysten Drenthe to Reading on a 4 year deal ?

    75% of the first team selection at PSV are up for sale! This includes Pieters,Mertens Lens and Toivonen.

    The last two Jermaine Lens and Ole Toivonen are reported to be om the verge of signing Four Year Deals for Norwich City?

    So it looks like Norwich not only have got van Wolfswinkel but are also getting Lens and Toivonen too?

    If Norwich are busy making deals with Agents and Players when transfer windows are not even open then WHY the hell are,nt we doing that too?

    Re-post: I would,nt let Cabaye go to any other club for anything less than 25 Mil ? And such a transfer would still Piss me Off completely!

  • 78 NUFCarter // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Anthony pilkington?! Taking the piss

  • 79 John Tudor // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    ashley’s crew do it for me last straw and all that he who spends little goes backwards stay off me back youve all said that

  • 80 NUFCarter // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Oh yeah was reading sky sports yesterday and saw that reading had signed drenthe. That is a great deal.

    Also I read jermaine lens is close to a deal with dynamo kyev

  • 81 NUFCarter // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I would to for mertens though. Dont need pieters, don’t really rare toivonen but I’d take jermaine lens as well but for a small fee.

  • 82 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:57 AM


    Nufc have not accepted a bid for Cabaye as it stands. So these rumours of passing a medical are nonsense as this has to be agreed before any medical takes place?

  • 83 John Tudor // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:58 AM
    we are a laughing stock

  • 84 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Ayways good that collochini has now been confirmed as staying as i told you all last week and Ruddy crucified me for so like to see what he says when he comes back

  • 85 sparky55 // Jun 15, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Proud…don’t matter if it’s bollox or not…the fact is he’s going to someone at some point this summer

  • 86 NUFCarter // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Reading BBC sport gossip column and John obi Mikel could be going to galatasaray for 16 million!! Now that is overrated.

    Also, Paulo di canio wants to bring in 10 players to safc with Mignolet and sessegnon leaving.

  • 87 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:03 AM


    Im not convinced on that at all. Speaking to debuchy on that subject last season he was pretty convinced that he was staying so the jury is still out on that subject with me

  • 88 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Just like to add ! If facts are anything to go by !

    What i said is only quoted in the Dutch Press ! And Dynamo Kiev are the other club linked to Lens !

    If i was scouting PSV i would go and look at their youth squad? There are supposedly three or four players from their youth scheme making the step up to first Team Footy, with at least one in the National Youth Squad !

    Also as a side story van Ginkel apparantly also on ther verge of a 5 year deal move away from Arnhem Vitesse to
    Chelsea !

    Who are in for ? Darren Bent!

  • 89 johnboy // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Jesus there are some ridiculous comments on this thread! From what I have read there is no base to this story yet people are going mental chatting rubbish about Ashley lining his pockets etc!
    I’m not a fan of the bloke but can we not at least wait till some ACTUAL news on this before we start giving him shit!

  • 90 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Off topic but the Guardian’s reporting that Murdoch with his near global spread of tv, has proposed the establishment of a summer competition for top big clubs.

    It’s suggested that the competition would be staged in cities throughout the world with potential hosts bidding to do so – ala Formula 1.

    Such a competition could lead to a new franchising arrangement that could lead to a super-type league outside of Eufa, Fifa et al. And, that’s the FFP rule dealt with too!

    How’s the travelling Toon Army gonna deal with that one, or could it spell the end of home and away games as we understand them?

    Food for thought eh?

  • 91 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Amazing that after six years of Ashley and his five year plans … no one trusts him to invest any transfer monies on new players.


    Morning all.

  • 92 TorqToon // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Thauvin pushing to leave Lille before a ball is even been kicked?!?!

    His only other option in January was the toon and it was only his homesickness at the time that stopped the move,

    Proud – Spot on re Colo – nice work!

  • 93 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:16 AM


    Change the record now you are starting to bore us now

  • 94 John Tudor // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    i own a ferrari im selling the radio and alloys the parts belong to me i can utilize my assets as i see fit when i sell it i will put on steelies and a goodmans stereo

  • 95 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM


    Morning Sir. Anything developing across the water. Anything at your end ref seim de jong, and Pea?

  • 96 Tiote4PM // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    If we get £25 million for Cabaye, whether we spend it or not, I will be delighted.

    Woeful last season. EVERY corner was a set piece for the opposition.

    73 games, 11 goals and 11 assists is not world class.

    Getting 2 players in with that money would be superb business.

  • 97 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:20 AM


    Us – plural – blog police

    So f you – I have an opinion which I intend to express whenever I want.

    What a knob.

  • 98 Rotonda heights // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Colo staying news translated

    “I’m a grateful person, especially when someone wants to pay me £80k a week”.

    “I didn’t move to San Lorenzo because they couldn’t afford to pay me £80k a week”

    “Newcastle don’t want me to go, but it seems no other f….r wants me, I respect that”.

  • 99 stuart no9 // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    TADS @ 74 again i dont think it is true about cabs , however i would disagree with your reasons why he would leave. i believe if he went it would be simply because the thought of another miserable season, playing cr@p football under a negative manager does not appeal to the best of players, nevermind quality. his whole attitude was not right last season – and as some people say- you dont become a bad player over night.

  • 100 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:22 AM


    Imo we do not need to replace Cabs if he does go as Anita is just as good if not better. He has not been given a real run in the team. Also we are not short in that department either. Personally Cabs is at nufc next season anyways

  • 101 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:23 AM


    F you.
    Us? Who are you to tell me what I can and can’t say?

    I have an opinion and won’t be bullied by the likes of you not to express my opinions.

    So go f yourself .

  • 102 Rotonda heights // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    I don’t really get this anger at Ash not spending the cash.
    Were the 6 new quality players in January a mirage then?

    I think money is always available for the right player. Our squad is easily top 6.

    My only beef with Ash is his rubbish chairman and managerial appointments

  • 103 Tommyy // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Cabaye for any less than 20m is pointless, as little of the money will be used for the transfer kitty. Any other club would have all the funds unless they were in financial trouble.

  • 104 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:27 AM


    Bully??? All i said was your posts seem to be based on sack the same 3 all the time and its getting boring???

  • 105 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:27 AM


    There are ridiculous comments on here on a daily Basis !

    You are perfectly correct with your comments, however !

    This is one of the main reasons why i don,t use this Blog so much anymore !

  • 106 jeff // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    my dad is the president of the newcastle fan club in my i think he knows his stuff.

    he said cabaye is 98% off to monoco(wherever that is.)

  • 107 NUFCarter // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    I would love to see siem de Jong at NUFC even if cabaye stays.
    He’s only 24. Scored double figures in the past 4 seasons. 69 goals in 213 appearances and 50 goals In 149 appearances in the league.

    This player would be brilliant in the premier league. No dought.

  • 108 TorqToon // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Morning proud – possibly some very exciting news ahead this weekend. Things have stepped up a pace on 3 of our primary targets.

    And no, they aren’t Darren bent and James tomkins as I’m sure you’ll already know. I’m hoping we swoop in and meet with thauvins reps whilst we are in and around area. 🙂

    Spot on with Colo news – saw you were torn to shreds by certain people but you were proven right. Well done. Anything else happening that you are aware of?

    Hatem – relax man. It’s only early!

  • 109 Tommyy // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Rotonda – the spend in Jan was about 7 mill (of the Carroll money still outstanding) didn’t spend at all.

  • 110 Tommyy // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Torq- have you not been saying the same thing these past 3 weeks?

  • 111 proudtobageordie // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM


    Seim de jong very exciting and ver close to a deal. Have you heard the same?

  • 112 Rotonda heights // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    It’s very worrying Pards has asked for a more hands on role in transfers and ever since we’ve been linked with Spearing, Tomkins and Pilkington who are far more his workaday journeymen type players . Pardew can’t seem to deal with top names.


    Any more news on that technical director?

  • 113 Rotonda heights // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM


    Monaco is a French principality

  • 114 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Lots of boring people on here repeating the same crap day in day out … so why can’t I post whatever I want too?

    PtbaG – Who was the us?

    TorqToon – F you 2 – Fake twat, attention seeking itk – pretending to be a cardiologist … what an idiot.

  • 115 TorqToon // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Hatem – just because it’s not a school day doesn’t mean you can use bad language.

    Grow up man! You are truly boring!!!

  • 116 TorqToon // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Tommy – Nope. Must have me confused. Not once have I put a time scale on anything re news.

    I have said work is being done, and that is true. Would you rather we weren’t doing anything!?! Transfers take time.

  • 117 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Torqtoon – you object to my bad language lol, but you won’t stand up for my basic right to free speech?

  • 118 Hatem's better than Messi // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    I came on to chat about football but was attacked-bullied by proudtobageordie – post 93

    Blame him for the subsequent posts.

  • 119 Stevenage Magpie // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Proud/ Torq: do you think anything might happen this weekend regarding incomings?

  • 120 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM


    A lot of people just don,t have enough patience ?

    We all know, that the Club is busy? But there is also a lot of Bullshit on here about activity around other clubs?
    We appear to be doing Diddely Squat !
    That is why people are getting impatient!

  • 121 TorqToon // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Hatem – where did I not stand up for you?????

    All I said was for you to chill out, as you say, this is all about free speech, and you reacted way over the top to what proud said, and for the second time, to myself.

    There’s no need to get so angry and irate so easily. And as you don’t know the ages of the people who read this forum, language like you continually come out with is unacceptable.

    That is my point…! And like you say, I too have my right to free speech.

  • 122 TorqToon // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    New expat – Yes, it’s taking forever it seems, but in reality it’s not. Yes things would ideally be steam rolling ahead and we already announcing 2-3 new lads, but we haven’t.

    And that’s not really mine or prouds fault! 🙂

  • 123 lesh // Jun 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Hatem – relax man. Chill out, you’re starting your day very badly. It’ll only get worse if you don’t lighten up.

  • 124 toonluvva // Jun 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    So it looks like Cabaye is the the first one to quit SJP. I still reckon Hatem, Cisse, Tiote and Krul will be out before the summer window closes.

    How many replacements will Mr Llambias “get over the line” by September?

  • 125 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM


    What you on about Mon ?

    There is absolutely no reason to believe this story about Cabaye leaving us !

    Don,t believe it for one minute !

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