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Arsenal Open The Bidding For Yohan Cabaye At £12M – Bid Rejected

5:46 pm, Monday, August 19th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 218 Comments

Arsenal are the first club to put in a formal bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, but the bid of around £12M was immediately rejected by the Magpies.

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Yohan Cabaye - Arsenal bid rejected

It’s probably to be expected that Arsenal are now bidding for new players, after they were humiliated 3-1 at home on Saturday by a good-looking Aston Villa side, who were worthy winners over the 90 minutes.

Newcastle have described the Arsenal bid as derisory, but Arsenal  are also said to be interested in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, the former Manchester United player – and they have bid around £20M for the 20 year-old.

With only two weeks left in the transfer window, Newcastle fans we can expect more bids coming in for the 27 year-old French International midfielder, including one from PSG and maybe Monaco, who have both expressed an interest in the central midfielder this summer.

Manchester United were also said to be interested in acquiring the player.

With Joe Kinnear not turning out to be the fantastic Director of Football he had promised to be, Newcastle ares struggling to bring in a top striker to the club to replace Demba Ba, who left in early January, but to lose a player of Cabaye’s abilities would be a huge blow to the club.

We just have to hope that owner Mike Ashley holds out for something over £25M for Cabaye, and that will scare off  some of the clubs trying to get the Newcastle central midfielder, because if f Yohan Cabaye is sold this summer, the Newcastle fans would not be happy, and you can take that as a huge understatement.

They are not happy now at the way Newcastle have looked like amateurs in trying to get players to the club this summer, and they have already missed on many of their top targets.

Newcastle must show more ambition in both signing players and keeping the good players we  already have – otherwise the best Newcastle fans can hope is a middle of the table side.

And that’s just not good enough for a club with the great history and tradition of Newcastle United.

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218 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    I expect Arsenal to come back in along with Man UTD and PSG, the price will be driven up and we could again be in line to lose another 1st team starter on the last day

  • 2 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Everyone knew it was coming but didn’t expect it to be Arsenal
    Hopefully he gives a good performance for us tonight

  • 3 obatoyou // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    First~

  • 4 Yohan Kebab // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    RepostTDS

    Final position in league: 8th
    Number of points in league: 52
    League Cup round: Quarters
    FA Cup round: 4th round
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) total 2
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) total 2
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 16
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): not sacked
    New manager if AP is sacked: Poyet if sacked

  • 5 Tiote4PM // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Classless desperate animals.

    I hope they get annilated this season and Wenger’s is forced to fall on his sword.

  • 6 obatoyou // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Third~

  • 7 ToonDownSouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Kets

    That isn’t crazy, Marv is a good player. Suggesting Luiz, Agger and Coutinho where it goes tits up.

  • 8 obatoyou // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Right yohan kebab-

    Yeh, I think we’ll make the quarters of the league cup too.
    Get done 3-2 to a 65th minute free kick into the left top corner

  • 9 Greebol1892 // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Would have to be £20m then I think Ashley would yield. Class player who would be a star a manure.
    Forget last season’s alleged poor performances (played as a deep CM) our current manager seems to fall short of getting the best out of our promising players and doesn’t seem to recognise their strengths & suited positions.
    Would be a tragedy if Cabaye left – even for 20m. It’s the manager we should be looking at IMO.

  • 10 toonluvva // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Just the first bid, more are sure to follow until Mr Ashley gets one near to his asking price.

    I’ll bet JoKe will be able to get Cabaye out of the door. Strange that as he seems unable to get anyone in.

    Cabaye could well be the the first of many to leave this window and also in January.

    Expect bids for Cisse, HBA and Krul. If they are high enough they’ll be gone.

    Our response will determine exactly how committed NUFC as a club is to going forward.

  • 11 Markaccus // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Kets

    Saying cabaye is not performing is one thing… i agree he was poor second half oflast season, bit saying Marveaux is more influential is crazy. Marveaux has done precisely F ALL to support that claim. I think he is average at best.

  • 12 bobby mango // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Board should start buying new players now, on the assumption we’ll get 20m. They won’t though, we’ll sell him too late and it won’t matter how much we get because we won’t have time to spend it.

  • 13 Markaccus // Aug 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Kets

    Saying cabaye is not performing is one thing… i agree he was poor second half oflast season, bit saying Marveaux is more influential is crazy. Marveaux has done precisely FK ALL to support that claim. I think he is average at best.

  • 14 paul24 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    I think Wenger’s just testing the water at the minute, I can see him coming back along with Man Poo and putting a bigger bid in, but I think PSG will just price them out of the market, Laurent Blanc has been blowing smoke up Cabaye’s ar5e all week and seems dead set on signing him.

  • 15 sparky55 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    bobby mango…you are of course presuming there is at least one brain cell between the likes of JFK and Pardew…which of course there isn’t so although a great suggestion I can’t see it happening myself til January

  • 16 JAMSHA // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    wat time is the kick of in india 12am or
    1:30am????

  • 17 geordiemark // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    I think arsenals bid was a damn disgrace not only to the player but the club really did arsenal think they could sign one of frances top midfielders for 11m get real arsenal, arsenal linked to swanseas central defender williams and muchi and been quoted at 35m for both well I think cabaye is well work 30m of anyones money

  • 18 Harley // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    If we get over 20 million I’d take it but only if the money is spent on other areas.
    Only if.

  • 19 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    12 million a fair price, would anyone explain why or how the lad is worth more. Going off his contribution in a black and white shirt?

  • 20 Jamesthefirst // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    To bid for our star player on the day of our first game is disrespectful and derisory. Arsenal should just sack Wenger now. Nobody wants to go there anymore Arsene, about time you realised that.

  • 21 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Those people who do not rate Marveaux know nothing about football. He is a class act and in my opinion, one of the best in the world at his job. The only difference between him and Messi is that Messi is more greedy.

  • 22 Slatymag // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    If he wants to go he wants to go. What everyone is expecting though is that the fee won’t be reinvested into other player/ players, and we will be left without our most influential player. I have no problem releasing a player if he is replaced, but therein lies the problem with this lot.

    Do you think Ashley (forget that as he can’t speak), I mean Kinnear ( God help us ) has the foresight to tell a buyer that he will only be replaced if we find a suitable replacement? No, neither fo I.

    Just think lads, it’s JFK who will be wheeling and dealing on our behalf this time around. Much hope??

  • 23 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Arsenal is just testing the water, atm people saying its a disgrace and an insult….. think how much we offer for players.

    All this will do is trigger Man Utd and PSG into action, MA knows this and will let the bidding war go to the end of the window when we have no time to replace him and get top dollar…. that way by Jan he doesnt have to reivest the money as he will think we have forgotten about it….. or am i just being cynical.

  • 24 lochinvar // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    So London’s now third rate club after Chelsea and Spurs are panic buying just because they lost one game. Diddems. How sad. Get over it. Everton told Man U to take a long hike and get stuffed after bidding £28m for Baines and Fellaini. Wenger has seriously lost the plot and this type of reaction to his situation is classic – the last rites of a desperate manager trying to hold onto former glory – now down the pan. Arsenal like Liverpool are now a broken brand with the fans wanting Wenger to go. Cabaye needs to open his eyes – avoid that lot like the plague. If PSG or Monaco come calling with £25M bid that allows him to return to France so be it. Otherwise NUFC and Cabaye must tell other clubs to naff off, we’re busy building a dream team !

  • 25 Jamesthefirst // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Man Utd bid £22 million for Cabaye in Jan of this year and it was rejected by Ashley (according to Llambarse).

  • 26 geordiemark // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    I think cabaye is well worth 30m played in his right position on the field he is taking set plays apart from corners that is but when you have a negitive manager like pardew who wont let him play his natural game then this makes the player worth the transfer fee

  • 27 Transfer Sage // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    The problem with selling cabaye is that he has underperformance for us te last two years…due to him playing way top deep, when advanced he looked so much more a threat.

    Therefore the asking price might drop from what it should be and be may well want to move to ensure nobody over takes his starting spot for France.

    Many top managers have praised him and for France he looks a world beater….shame we don’t use him right.

  • 28 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Kets… hes nothing like Messi, how many goals and assists has Marv got…. now look at Messi’s stats… thats right its more than 10 orders of magnitude…. even Kevin Nolan was better than Marv!

    Hes not a bad player dont get me wrong but seriously compare him correctly.

  • 29 fatman // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    toonluvva

    spot on with that list i was told he wanted to pull out £70m in each of the next 3 years then sell up for £50m-£80m we only have a short time to wait to find out.

  • 30 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    JAMSHA @15

    Who the fcuk cares?

  • 31 Sir Braveheart // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Ha ha Kets. Thats a good one.

  • 32 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    30 million are you serious?
    He can’t get a corner past the first defender, seriously I’m better at corners.

  • 33 paul24 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    @Ketsbaia9 20

    I dont think so mate.

    @Markaccus 12

    Marv was one of our biggest contributers in assist last season, but I agree with you on the fact he isnt more influential than Cabaye.

  • 34 Goodfella // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Hahaha Parker going to Fulham what a shame for floppy chops

  • 35 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Ketsbaia9 @20

    You’re a Mackem troll, ain’t ya? Silly bellend…

  • 36 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    29
    The lad obviously, that’s probably where he is. Lol

  • 37 obatoyou // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Everyone in India cares~

  • 38 Transfer Sage // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Cabaye will go I feel…I thought we’d lose one more player this window.

    Can see man utd tempted after losing out on fabregas and fellaini

    I feel for wenger, the club say he has money but won’t ever spend it for him. He isn’t an idiot, he has adapted his football to suit the times and will do the same with finances. The bloke has been hampered by huge stadium debt and the lack of ambition in the owner. They need usmanov to gain full control then they will be challenging right at the top.

  • 39 geordiemark // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    if cabaye goes then any transfer fee will go straight into ashleys back pocket as did the carrol transfer money your right slatymag, if no players come in if we sell cabaye then its obvious ashley selling up ( god I hope so) :)

  • 40 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Wonder if PSG do the double swoop for Cabs and Debs? that would be interesting….

  • 41 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Predictions chaps
    City 2-1 for me

  • 42 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    I have no issue with Cabaye going as long as he’s replaced with quality THIS wondow

  • 43 lochinvar // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Just realised that Wenger is engineering his position to leave Arsenal and replace Pards in Newcastle – at least Wenger can speak our players language ! Come on MA make a derisory offer to Arsenal to tap up their manager just before their next game and see how they like it. Emirates fly from Newcastle to maybe they should ditch Arsenal and take over at SJP. Bring Wenger with them and MA can Pards can go back to the smoke and run Arsenal – I know it’s not Spurs bit it’s quite close by. Happy days.

  • 44 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    You just know Mike Ashley will be sitting with a cigar in his mouth rubbing his hands anticipating a bidding war.

    Oh and Wenger has no class bidding when we have a game tonight, would it killed him to wait 24 hours the pr*ck . If Cabaye doesn’t play tonight we can safely say he is gone .

  • 45 geordiemark // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    zero

    id put nothing past psg, think with blancs speech to the press over the weekend think that got arsenal going with there bid now its a matter of time before man u, spurs, psg and dont rule out man city as well

  • 46 sparky55 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Cabaye playing for man u or Man city or Chelsea or spurs or Arsenal is worth 25 million all day long …Cabaye playing for us is worth nowhere near because he will look better and thrive with better players around him.

    it’s like when keegan first came to newcastle…I could in his face the exasperation because no-one else in the team was on his wavelength and weren’t moving into the spaces Keegan expected them to move into.

    cabs is frustrated because we’re sh!t at the basics and and Pardew doesn’t set the team up in the way he would expect with the talent available to him.

    He’ll be gone by the end of the week

  • 47 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Wenger is a genius the money other clubs have spent and he still gets top 4, arsenal fans who want him out are pure clowns

  • 48 geordiemark // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    sparky55

    agree with what youve said there

  • 49 Transfer Sage // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    I’d take is building from scratch losing a few top players if it meant Ashley gone.

    So he balanced the books…at the cost of entertaining the masses and a relegation. These is horrid. He also had lambias spout that rumour he saved is from bankruptcy, never heard anything about it until they mentioned it to divert away from poor performances…it never came up first year when Chris Mort was in charge.

  • 50 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    BPC @44

    Ashley ain’t Vito Corleone, ya know….

  • 51 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    lol @42 i wish, although Wenger would be a perfect manager for MA, doesnt spend money and gets the best out the players he has.

  • 52 croftus5678 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    fkin hope we win tonight and are the better team to stop some of the c*@p posted on here >.<

  • 53 AMEOBI // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    van-damn-bad-man

    Who are you? Jamsha and a few others are Indians right? They support Newcastle and want to know what time the match is on, why the abuse? Pathetic little kid.

  • 54 geordiemark // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    they will send out the same stupid excuses we couldnt get the player over the line ect ect and we already have players who can fill in, wait for it lads its coming

  • 55 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    When we bid low for a player, the neggers decide that we’re just doing it to placate the fans and, when Arsenal bid low for our player, the neggers decide that he’s definitely off and are convinced that Mike Ashley will just pocket the cash. What a sad life you neggers must lead…

    Arsenal are under even more pressure to buy players than we are. They may have some better players but their squad is pretty thin right now. They’re under more pressure because the difference between 12th and 8th to us is probably a couple of million, but the difference between 4th and 5th for Arsenal is tens of millions.

    I expect them to put in loads of bids so the fans think things are happening…

    Hopefully he’ll stay though. I’d rather have him than £20M in the bank.

  • 56 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    croftus5678 @52

    Should we be overjoyed with something? Explain what each of us should be posting. Maybe we can post according to your choosing from next time, eh? Tool.

  • 57 Transfer Sage // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Can’t blame wenger for the bid.

    For all we know it was made days ago and just released…also it his chairman who will be making contact. It could be either club or the player/agent who released the info.

  • 58 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    He’s not that good, and why was sissoko 2 million? It because he’s not that good either. People on here reckon we’ve got a team of world beaters. I want Pardew out as much as the next man but the truth is we ain’t good enough

  • 59 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    AMEOBI @53

    Since when did ya become the blog police around here? If yer such a swell guy, why not post the damn time for the guy instead of tryin to be smart?

  • 60 BuckLuck // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    TDS

    Final position in league: 8th
    Number of points in league: 53
    League Cup round: Semi
    FA Cup round: 4th round
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) total 3
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) total 2
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 21
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): October
    New manager if AP is sacked: Poyet

  • 61 Transfer Sage // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    TDS

    Arsenal do this all the time. Bid for mate 3/4 in different positions and get only 1 and some kids…they do it to sell season tickets.

    Same way we here a lot of activity going on around season ticket time so people renew or buy.

  • 62 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Respect to the lads and lasses in India, hope you enjoy the game later. It’s really strange to imagine Newcastle fans so far away, it’s great.

  • 63 croftus5678 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    @56 van

    you can post what you like as you obv dont have the brains to debate with logic only with bs and name calling hehe showing your age boy.

  • 64 Slatymag // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    It’ll interesting to gauge the Cabaye situation tonight. Will he play? If so, what’s his body language like? What is his reaction to the fans at full time?

    Nothing yet as to the phantom “slight niggle in training”.

    Quite looking forward to this now. I’m not holding out much hope of a win, or even a point if I’m honest, but here we go again – shuffling in the queue for the rollercoaster.

  • 65 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    scout @58

    You speak the truth, son!

  • 66 Novocastrian66 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Just for clarification this is what I think will happen, not what I want to happen.

    Final position in league: 15th
    Number of points in league: 46
    League Cup round: 3rd Round
    FA Cup round: 3rd round
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) total 2
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) total 2
    Top goal scorer: Remy
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 12
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): November
    New manager if AP is sacked: Joe Kinnear

  • 67 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Im going to do a kets lol

    Sell Cabs and Debs to PSG with a trade included for Sakho (replace Debs) and then buy Siem De Jong from Ajax….(i know he doesnt want to leave)

    also in my world i can trade Marv for Messi as im doing Barca a favour giving them a better player lol

  • 68 AMEOBI // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    van-damn-bad-man

    Get a grip, not worth replying..

  • 69 Felipe // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    @Croftus5678 @52

    I’m with you mate. Haway the toon!

  • 70 Novocastrian66 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Cabaye will probably be left out tonight. The club will say he wasn’t in the correct frame of mind and focused following the bid made public today.
    That’s probably why the bid was leaked. He isn’t going to play tonight.
    Could be wrong.

  • 71 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    I hope to God that Pardew gets it right tonight and we have something to be proud of irrespective of the result

  • 72 Transfer Sage // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Scout

    I agree. We need 1 top player like a bale, Suarez, Rooney, mata

    Then 2/3 very good players like Walcott, carzola, Oscar, vidic to compete top 4.

    We have a squad full of French lads where barely any even start on the national side. Bearing in mind they rank lower than England and perform equal if not worse in recent years they are hardly world class.

  • 73 Bucks mag // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Cabaye will go by the end of the window.
    £20M for Pogba? They have no chance ha.

  • 74 croftus5678 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    @72 ts and scout

    ye agree we need a mix (nothing to do with the quality of the french lads) but if they get too paly we could see a domino effect if one is upset.

  • 75 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Our team is a turd covered in glitter. Ya can pretend it is a jewel, but a piece of shit is a piece of shit no matter how ya present it…

  • 76 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    JAMSHA match starts at 12-20 am football pre show at 12 am on star sports and on star cricket

  • 77 p // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    tbh, as long as we do not lose by more than 3 goals tonight it will be a result.

    new managers and a couple of new players will take time to find their rhythm but they have quality all over the pitch.

    Hence a spirited performance when we keep fighting until the end an keep the deficit small will be good enough for me.

    A hammering like Liverpool will not be good at all.

  • 78 Felipe // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    @TransferSage

    Can you explain how we’re going to persuade any of the players on your wish list to give up £100k per week and champions league football to play for us. After all your the TransferSage!

  • 79 mindshaft // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Dont think Arsenal were ever expecting to get Cabaye for 10 – 12 million, however it will force other clubs to show their hand and join the bidding ( if indeed anyone else is serious about actually bidding )
    Reckon he’ll be gone for around 20 million and we’ll poss spend 10 of that with the rest going on errr the gates maintenance

  • 80 Jonty // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Cabaye is good player, not a great player. If we are going to sell him tell his agent he can’t go till we sign a replacement. That is my worry. If he goes late in the window we won’t have time to replace him. Also if we get big money other clubs can hold us to ransome I don’t see us as a selling club. The only time that has happened recently is with Carroll and as it turned out it was a great deal for us. I would be surprised if he goes unless it is a stupid offer.

  • 81 Twatter // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Jesus, so Cabaye isn’t playing tonight…

    Thanks a lot Arsenal, the last thing we needed.

  • 82 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Fingers crossed Kolarov’s playing for them tonight,the guy is dog sh1te.If we can get at him it could be the key to victory.Don’t think i’ve seen a slower full back.

  • 83 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    TransferSage… tell us!
    Is Cabaye better than Fellaini? If Fellaini is worth more than £14m, then how much is Cabaye worth?

  • 84 JaxtheMag // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    harry the twitch must be pissed off again, but not as much as all us toon fans. bent now parker at wor place in 2weeks.

  • 85 Santon03 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    we have players wanted by clubs like PSG, Monaco, MU, Arsenal, Dortmund, etc. And still some people including the manager said we can’t compete in epl, sigh…

  • 86 Transfer Sage // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Felipe

    I’m not meaning those exact players. Just giving those as an example of the level we need to compete as they are the key men at those sides we would be challenging for the top 4 spots.

  • 87 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    So now our squad is being written off!!!

    Isn’t having Ashley and Pardew bad enough???

  • 88 DokToon // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    NUFC soccer, even vs a better side in citeh, i sbetter than no NUFC, and listenign to the endless talk of pards in or out, how much money MA spends, and all the other beaten down topics…

    we got a match today, and ive been looking forward toit, here’s to shocking the prem today!
    \
    HWTL !

  • 89 gaz 44 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    fair to say hes gone, i wouldnt mind as i think hes over-rated. would rather he went to psg mind, hate playing former players/
    only thing that will piss me off is can guarantee we wont get a replacement..
    nevermind r.Taylor will be back soon be like a new signing :S

  • 90 Barton // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Final position in league: 19th
    Number of points in league: 33
    League Cup round: 3rd
    FA Cup round: 4th round
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) total 1
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) total 3(cabaye this window,HBA in jan)
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 8
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): november
    New manager if AP is sacked: the joke Kinnear

    to put politely,we are f%cked

  • 91 Novocastrian66 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Felipe; Have you ever heard of satire?

  • 92 toon kk // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Cabaye might not be worth more than 12mil but he’s worth more than that to us. Thing is money talks with MA and a larger bid will make his eyes sparkle. I can’t see anyone coming in until january remember we’re a business in Mashleys eyes nothing else.

  • 93 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Novocastrian66

    Don’t worry. I won’t bring up the predictions to demonstrate who is a proper fan or anything! But I will be bringing them up to show who is overly negative or overly positive, who had faith in Pardew when they shouldn’t have and vice versa. I’ll compile the results when I get some time and post them on here too.

  • 94 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    TS

    Of course they do. Yet if you believe some people on here, Cabaye is already gone, we won’t be replacing him and Wenger is an ar**hole for bidding for him on the eve of our first game. All speculative and sad to read.

    He might go but I hope he doesn’t

  • 95 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Cabs isnt playing tonight?? since when, surely its in his interest to play tonight to prove hes quality to get better suiters and force a move.

    Anyway like it how we have totally written the match, team, management and owner off before a ball has been kicked this season lol

    you have to remember the lads signed in Jan have had 6 months to Gel, other teams havnt…albiet we will most likely get trounced off City but thats no reflection of how our season will go.

  • 96 Santon03 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    BArton

    really??? the ball hasn’t been kicked yet and you already said those kind of things.

  • 97 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    TDS @94

    Does history not show that those predictions might come true?

  • 98 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    https://twitter.com/lee_ryder/status/369512568726900737/photo/1

  • 99 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Barton @90

    You lad, are our own Nostrodamus!

  • 100 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Cabaye better than feliani, seriously mate seriously. I fear for people’s judgement on here. One is a beast who bosses games and wreaks havoc against top sides. The other is a wee Frenchman that regularly goes missing in games.

  • 101 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    By the way, I’m not recording any more predictions after kick-off for 2 reasons:
    1 – it’s unfair as people will have had a chance to see how we’re playing in a PL match
    2 – I can’t be arsed to copy and paste any more

  • 102 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Jack is that obertan in the picture?

  • 103 RooneyToons // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Barton

    Yeah that’s the spirit… Nothing like a bit of positivity at the start of the season ey

  • 104 Barton // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Santon03
    yup m8,we have not improved at all since last season,infact only reason we stopped up was swansea result at wigan,norwich,soton crist even the great unwashed have added and improved there respective squads,so yep am prepared for a torture of a season,then again thats nowt new espec under cashley

  • 105 gaz 44 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    scout i agree

  • 106 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    scout @100

    But wer a wee club from the North East!

  • 107 croftus5678 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    so…..who actually wants us to do well this season ?

  • 108 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    it again depends on injuries
    as for pardew if we gets the wingers and forwards and santon and debuchy start defending better than I will accept the bad management.
    Final position in league: 10th
    Number of points in league: 55
    League Cup round: 4th
    FA Cup round: quarter final round
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) total 4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) total 3
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 15
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): more likely to walk away
    New manager if AP is sacked: the joke Kinnear

  • 109 geordie1892 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    ToonDarnSarf – This is a great idea, I also understand you set up a blog fantasy league, top man. Heres my entry:

    Final position in league: 8th
    Number of points in league: 54
    League Cup round: Quarters
    FA Cup round: Finalists
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) 4
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) 3
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 13
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): Not
    New manager if AP is sacked: Joe Kinnear as “Interim” manager :D

  • 110 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Kolarov may indeed fall asleep running for a bus, but if he plays he could put our lights out with a wicked free kick, he’s mustard.

  • 111 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    croftus5678 @107

    I used to know dis lass down at Jesmond… she might… need to text to confirm. brb

  • 112 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    @TDS
    Final position in league: 10th
    Number of points in league: 53
    League Cup round: 4th
    FA Cup round: 3rd
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) total 3. Gomis/Moses on loan
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) total 2 (hopefully Shola)
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 13
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): November
    New manager if AP is sacked: Dave Bassett

  • 113 gaz 44 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    only thing we have i favour of cabaye staying is ashley is as daft as it sounds.
    no way i think hes worth 20mil but ash will hold out for a similar amount and maybe out price the other bidders
    totally different to the Ba situation

  • 114 geordie1892 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Also looks like plenty of links for tonight for those of you who can’t attend or don’t have sky.

    http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?matchid=211434&part=sports

    streams should be up soon.

    HWTL

  • 115 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Barton, we had horrendous injuries last season, with a manager on the edge of being sacked making rash and desperate calls…. im going to reserve my judgement till after the first 5 games, if pards is still playing them the way they did last season then …just then i might think we may be in slight trouble but we nor the mackems should be relegation fodder this season…. Hull and palace are almost certs for going back down.

  • 116 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    FFS some of you really need to have a very serious word with yourselves, Cabaye has been judged and written off by most because of last seasons performances when you are failing to take into account the fact that he was injured for long spell’s he was also battling depression.

    a player who was lauded by near enough everyone here is now poor because of a single bid

  • 117 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    van-damn-bad-man

    Er….no. Because Cabaye, Tiote, Ben Arfa, Krul, Colo and Cisse are still here. Are you blinkered to the fact that the only players that the club has chosen to sell when the manager wanted to keep the player was Carroll and even then Pardew acknowledged that the offer was too good to turn down and Enrique because he kicked up a fuss.

    How can anyone brand us a selling club when since we’ve been back in the PL, we’ve sold a few fringe players plus:
    Barton – good riddance
    Nolan – wanted a long term contract and didn’t fit in with our desired style of play with Cabaye
    Carroll – £35M…need I say more?!
    Ba – release clause
    Enrique – we finished above him in the first season and Santon is about the same level

  • 118 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Evening folks,

    So, it has officially begun! I suppose it’s good that the first bid has been knocked back by the club, although i would expect that with an offer of £10m for Cabaye.

    Be “interesting” to see how this one unfolds.

    As for tonight, whilst us fans view this as a bit of a write off, it could also be seen as a fixture where the pressure isn’t on us as a team or Pardew too much as the manager. No one in their right mind truly thinks we will win or should win and that could well work out to our advantage.

    New players, new manager, first game of the season at home, expected to make an impression…all their major competitors for the title have started well…

    I think there is enough reason to have some optimism. Just want to see some spirited play from the lads.

    Anyway, nothing’s been announced yet, but thought I’d get in there nice and early…

    FFS Pardew! Why are you starting Jonas? Might as well just not play the game and give Man City the points. What a joke. We’re going to be relegated.

  • 119 scout // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Can’t wait to see Sir Alan’s team

  • 120 Santon03 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Barton

    I don’t like pardew, I hope for new manager but we are much better than other teams in players quality. Under new manager we are definitely can challenge for cups and probably finished top 8.
    Under pardew probably no chance in cups, but probably finished top 12.

  • 121 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    JB…Lecturing people on being negative? :)

  • 122 DokToon // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    with supporters like barton, who needs mackems?

  • 123 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Ibiza

    I know mate, I’m the one regarded as being negative but FFS some of the shyte being written about Cabaye is laughable

  • 124 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    QUESTION:

    Who is more clueless… Pardew, the players, or people believing he is going to guide this 2013/14 team to a Top 8 finish?

  • 125 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    lol Ibiza nice little sign off, see your still hugging that fence like a horny dog humping leg :P

  • 126 croftus5678 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    @122 dok

    the “who needs makems” part would have won me over nvm the rest :-)

  • 127 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Van dam
    ill go with: the person willing to write everything off before its even started.

    we finished fifth a few seasons ago with a worse team, fairenuff other teams were dire but we were playing some exciting games (and getting lucky) … there wasnt much of that last season…. its gotta be our turn to get the rub of the green this season.

  • 128 Slatymag // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    @ ibizatoon

    Good point – no one expects us to win, no pressure.

    I just hope we don’t sit back and show them too much respect.

  • 129 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 6m
    Cabaye did not appear when the players checked out the pitch. #nufc #mcfc #Arsenal

  • 130 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    geordie1892

    Yep, and there are over 850 teams entered into the Fantasy Football league now, impressive! I’m sitting just above the halfway point but I have a few more to play…

    It’s going to be interesting once I clean up the answers a little and you can see what people really think. It’s not just a poll either, you’ll be able to see what many of the more vocal posters are actually willing to commit to!

  • 131 SeanNufc87 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    is it cruel to send your cousin a picture of you drinking a beer and getting ready for the game when hes still stuck at work? he seems to think it is.

  • 132 Barton // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    we can have better players than our so called religation rivals,but does not change fact that pardew is sticking to his 4-2-3-1 formation,with sissoko either a AM or out on RW,with cabaye as a DM ect,i mean come on lads,who honestly agrees with that formation ect,or that it works?,tactics,style of play ect is wat will take us down

  • 133 ToonDownSouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Ibiza

    Give TDS’s (the other one -.- ) prediction game a go. I’m guessing disgusting optimism from you ;D ?

  • 134 Obafan // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Hope the club can hold Cabaye; he is a very good player who needs to play in a more attacking role. We need 2 or 3 more players to have a very strong team. 1 winger (Willian would be amazing), 1 striker (Gomis or the Italian striker) and a central defender (as a Bekgian I would prefer Alderweireld).

    People who put Taylor ahead of M’biwa in their teams haven’t got a clue. M’biwa is going to be our best defender this season and our future captain.

    My team for tonight would be:
    Krul
    Debuchy – Colocinni – M’biwa – Santon
    Sissoko – Anita
    Ben Arfa – Cabaye – Gouffran
    Cissé

    I hope we can et a draw (1-1 with Cissé to score), but it’s going to be very difficult.

  • 135 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder 4m

    Cabaye did not appear when the players checked out the pitch. #nufc #mcfc #Arsenal 4 mins ago

    Dok…A world with no mackems? I’m trying to work out whether that would actually be a good thing or not…whoever was responsible would have to be up for a humanitarian award though…Nobel peace prize may be a bit much though.

  • 136 mattyNUFC // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    ibiza

    i am usually encumbered with annoyance at your fence-sitting :) , but i agree in just looking forward to this one.

    I’m pretty pessimistic about the season ahead and am finding it hard to pick a team who is worse than us other than CP and the Tigers. we’ve got a top 6 side on paper but there’s been no hint of tactical overhaul or ethos implemented in the close season.

    But, today, if only for the next 71 minutes, I can’t wait for this. Just got off an uber long 18 hour shift, half asleep, but am quaffing down some darjeeling to keep the eyelids perched.

    we can lose 5-0 and i won’t care as long as we take the game to them. unfortunately APs prematch comments suggest the polar opposite, but, let’s reserve the negativity until after. f*** this has been a long summer! let’s enjoy this!

  • 137 ToonDownSouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    I think we should play 4-2-3-1 actually – I just don’t think we play it right.

    For me, the idea of the formation is that you have a narrow 3 (Gouf, Cabaye, HBA, Marv, Remy, whatever) and the width is provided by the fullbacks. It makes sense for us, we have very attacking fullbacks and Debuchy can deliver a good ball into the box from the byline.

  • 138 toonking // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    scout
    you say we’ll challenge for the cup under a different manager, how?
    these days even the best managers don’t care about the cups at all what get’s us knocked out is putting weakened teams out which is what most managers do.

  • 139 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Only half of the squad inspected the pitch so no conspiracy theories just yet

  • 140 G.unit // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Cabaye out, groin strain!! On his way like!!

  • 141 MrMojoRisin76 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Evening Ibiza,welcome to the machine.
    Right,i’m off to prepare myself for the match,i have a 42″ HD,and a pretty big TV also.

  • 142 deeeeeeano // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Who is the fantasy football carry on with? Premier leagues own or one of the others? pin-code.

  • 143 mattyNUFC // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    obafan

    that’s because santon’s supposedly out

    but i agree, stevie t is a liability

  • 144 deeeeeeano // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    thought pardew said remy was the only injury

  • 145 TimKrulFan // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    God I hate arsenal apprently Cabaye has pulled out the sqaud. I hope arsenal lose another big player this season.

  • 146 mattyNUFC // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    who’s gonna be first with the line up???

    5 more minutes!!

  • 147 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    deeeeeeano @144

    Pardew lied!

    Jonas, Taylor Santon doubts!

  • 148 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    SELL
    Cabaye
    Tiote
    Santon
    Ameobi
    Saylor
    Elliott

    BUY
    Zaki
    Austin
    Parker
    Harper
    Messi
    Ronaldo

    Blah blah…see I can do it too! What a load of rubbish…

  • 149 Santon03 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Barton

    MA is considered to be bad owners by most people here, but I don’t think he wants repeat of last season.
    He already tasted relegation, he nearly tasted again last season. Do you think he will sit quietly and let it happen again?

  • 150 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    JB… It can be a tad ott at times…

    Zero…I’ve tried jumping down either side of the fence and neither side feels right yet, so here I sit. You paint a beautiful picture by the way ;)

    Slaty…It’s not a lot of optimism, but it’s some. At the end of the day, it’s 90 minutes of football and anything can happen – despite what has gone before or what is happening off the pitch. That’s why it’s such a great game that we have all fallen in love with over the years…always expect the unexpected or what’s the point?

    Sean…Not sure mate, try sending another one and see how you feel about it.

    TDS…I can’t seem to write one without going in to full sarcasm mode and writing ridiculous answers to the questions. Great idea by the other TDS though, I shall try and get my homework in soon….do you reckon I could work an extension to say May???

  • 151 Zebras4Life // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Our side is good. People will see. I know it! Tiote will enforce again with control. I feel we are only one creative attacker away from competing. Can’t wait for kick off.

  • 152 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    I think Marveaux’s got a better footballing brain than Messi. Marveaux’s technique is just as good as Messi. Marveaux is just as fast. Messi is better in the air. If Marveaux wasn’t injury prone, he’d be on par with Ronaldo, Messi etc. Its very rare that they get injured. I hope we sell Cabaye becuase I think Sylvain deserves his chance and I think we’d do better with Sylvain in the team.

  • 153 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Ibizatoon

    Well you’ve got an hour before all predictions become null and void! Can’t have you being overly positive after a decent result against City!

  • 154 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    deeeeeeano

    Details on the top right of this page mate

  • 155 gfp13 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Santon do you really think we can compete in the premier league, we have 2 or 3 players getting interest from top teams its the rest that let us down. Players like jonas. The main reason we can’t compete isn’t our first 11 it’s the squad as a whole. I agree that we can’t compete. We need to strengthen our depth so that when players are missing there isn’t a massive drop in quality. Maybe selling cabaye would allow for a number of players to strengthen but it’s unlikely that will happen because of our board

  • 156 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Mojo….Let me out, I don’t like it, help me….AAAAHHHH.

    Fight the machine!

    matty…Stop giving me more reasons to stay on the fence :)

    I am so pleased we actually have some football to watch and a chance to try and spur on some new conversation and debate. I do doubt that will happen as I too have been left underwhelmed at the “changes” made over the summer.

    Still, I can happily accept a spirited performance. Some times, not all the time, but sometimes it is wise to play a defensive game. That doesn’t mean we just camp out in our half and whack the ball anytime it comes near.

    We are weaker than City and I’m sure it’ll show, but I want to see us at least try when it’s our turn…we are capable.

  • 157 breno95 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Fook me.
    One bid apparently comes in for cabaye. Its rejected immediately yet most pn here slagging club for selling, slagging cabaye cos he is not worth 12m etc etc.
    Who needs the opposing fans to slag n rubbish our players when we seem to do a bloody good job of that ourselves ffs.
    As for the comments that it all goes into MA’s pocket are truly just thick as fook and its so boring.

  • 158 ToonDownSouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    matty

    He gets off lightly because he’s a Geordie. He hasn’t been good enough for the club since he was about 22 when he looked like a prospect. He’s also a complete arse.

  • 159 paul24 // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    @Ketsbaia9

    Messi scored 75 goals in 69 appearances last season and got 18 assists in all competitions, Marveaux is not even close to Messi.

  • 160 mattnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Can’t tell if Kets is a boring troll or simply brain dead?

  • 161 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Hoping for a strong line up tonight but i fear Jonas and Ameobi will start.

  • 162 Jail for Ashley // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    deeeeano,
    Apart from the tea lady who’s meant to be geet canny ,there all lying barstewards at the club.

  • 163 paul24 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Anyone got any links to watch the game on some dodgy eastern european stream?. I’m sick of listening to matches on the radio :(

  • 164 croftus5678 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    argh bugger it seeing as i’m never gonna be a sheep i’ll go for 1–3 to the toon :-) just to level out some of the gloom.

  • 165 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    TDS…An hour??? Come on now, I did it before and then my dog ate it. I just got in from work, trying to get some enjoyment out of my day (Lord only knows why I came on here then… :) ), can I not do it tomorrow if I promise not to let myself get carried away if the unlikely does happen this evening?

    Kets…Easy now. Might want to pull that one back in, just a bit like. Marvs only nearly as good as Messi ;)

  • 166 jazzyp // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Evening lads
    Are we ready for tonight. I see the negativity is as strong as ever.

  • 167 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Heart say 1-2 NUFC win, head says 3-0 City.

  • 168 Zero // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    I gotta go to a meeting lads, hopefully it will be over before the match starts. see you guys in abit

  • 169 DokToon // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    a prayer before our match today…

    pards is our shepherd, we doth want a new, he maketh me drink alcohol in copious quantities… he restores my liver FFS… thy beer stein and thy shot glass, they comfort me…tho i walk thru the valley of the mackems and neggers, i fear no evil, for kineear is with me… and i will dwell in the house on tyneside, forever…

    .

  • 170 deeeeeeano // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Cheers lads, just put the code in, do i have to wait to be accepted or summik?
    Plucky, and optimistic, draw tonight…….HWTL

  • 171 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Is Cabaye in or OUT

  • 172 deeeeeeano // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I heard that a few ball boys were canny aswell

  • 173 niafron // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Bonsoir messieurs.

    Just here to say hello to all, will see the game in a bar.

    Enjoy lads!

    Bonne soirée messieurs!

  • 174 NUFCarter // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    0-1 Toon. HBA wonder goal!

  • 175 check the toastie // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    CABAYES NOT BEEN SHOWN ON SS1

  • 176 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    FFS!!!!!

    Mark Douglas ?@MsiDouglas 27s
    Strong murmurs that Cabaye won’t be playing. Just waiting for confirmation of #nufc team…

  • 177 mattyNUFC // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    kets

    just stop

    now, you’ve gotten a lot better with contributing to the blog and have minimized your inane outbursts. just keep it in check for today :)

  • 178 DokToon // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    kets, puff, puff, pass… :)

    marv and messi shouldnt even be in the same paragraph… let alone the same sentence…

  • 179 ToonDarnSarf // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Ibizatoon

    No fence sitting allowed! Everyone’s been happy to post their opinions on the blog over the last couple of months knowing that nobody is going to bother remembering what they said or trawling through looking for proof of what they said.

    So this is the time to put your views on record so you can’t pretend you predicted something different at the end of the season!

    It’s 9 questions…and you already know the answers to them…just write them down… :-)

  • 180 DokToon // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    nufc carter, if your prediction comes true, i will personally fly to wherever youare, shake your hand and buy you all the beer you can drink until you fall down, and then i will keep buying you more and hand them down on the floor to you :)

  • 181 The puppy formerly known as prince // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Imagine what its done to Pardews tactics if Cabaye is out he doesn’t like to look past his favorite players – that’s as far as his tactics go.

  • 182 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    While City field 4 new players worth over 100 million, we on the other hand look likely to drop Cabaye and no signings on show what so ever. Ohh how the other half live with all the money and all the luck…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

  • 183 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    No Cabaye

  • 184 JackButler // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Newcastle United FC ?@NUFCOfficial 17s
    #NUFC (4-2-3-1): Krul; Debuchy, Taylor, Coloccini (c), Yanga-Mbiwa; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse #mcfc #bpl

  • 185 Yohan Kebab // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    No cabs no Anita Jonas cdm. He’s off

  • 186 naptoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Darnsarf
    You come on here spouting your sycophantic nonsense about Ashley and co. deriding realistic fans whose morale and hopes have been shot to pieces by this regime.
    Will you be critical if cabs is sold no further additions and in January we are in bottom 3? I doubt it … You would just waffle the propaganda fed to you by the regime and its friendly outlets.
    I can’t believe I actually thought I may have been wrong in my opinion following the January window.
    And darnsarf the reason most realistic people believe cabs will be gone is down to previous windows … Milner, Given, Carroll, Ba etc all cashed in during the final throws of the transfer window without reinvestment (at the time) to strengthen.
    Wake up man… Last season we survived by the skin of our teeth. You say neggers I say realists … And the sychophants as delusional!

  • 187 nufc13789 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    No cabaye

  • 188 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    They’re similar type players but Marveaux has a better footballing brain and Messi is more direct. Footballing wise, there’s not much difference at all.

  • 189 Thump // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    @Toon1978: That could have been us. Weren’t the Arab’s looking to buy us out before City? Not sure which I’d go for, to be honest. Probably the hard road.

  • 190 niafron // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    No Cab….

  • 191 van-damn-bad-man // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Cabaye OUT!

    nufc team v #mcfc Krul; Debuchy, Taylor, Coloccini (c), Yanga-Mbiwa; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse

  • 192 mattnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Byes to Cabayes

  • 193 nufc13789 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    #NUFC (4-2-3-1): Krul; Debuchy, Taylor, Coloccini (c), Yanga-Mbiwa; Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse #mcfc #bpl

  • 194 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    You’ll all be pleased to know that I’m not doing the fantasy league this year. That means, an extra spot between 500th – 700th is available for the taking this season….

    And now, my balls on the line (I feel safe with this as nothing ever happens with lines and Newcastle)

    Final position in league: 8th
    Number of points in league: 52
    League Cup round: 4th
    FA Cup round: 1/4 final
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) 4 (I assume this includes January ’14?)
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) 3 (Does Gosling count?)
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 15
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): Not
    New manager if AP is sacked: If he is, then Kinnear / his matey whose name I have bleached from my memory.

  • 195 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Haha Cabaye’s not in the team and neither is Marveaux. Pardew out.

  • 196 niafron // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    According to Lee Ryder:

    Krull, Debuchy, Saylor, Colo, Mapou, Tioté, Guti, Sissoko, Gouffy, Beny, Cissé.

  • 197 Yohan Kebab // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    If cabaye pulled out due to a ten mill bid that’s unprofessional, if Paris pulled him out why, will Anita ever get a chance? Calling Jonas man of the match

  • 198 toonarmydownsouth // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Hmmm looks like cabaye has maybe not travelled, unsettling seeing as the bid has been rejected?

  • 199 colwell // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    What a shite subs bench, if that doesn’t show we need players nothing will.

  • 200 mattnufc // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Marveaux has a better brain than Einstein, in fact does he even have a brain? I think he’s a government project because he’s incomprehensibly amazing.
    Just like Abeid?

  • 201 Toon1978 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    JONAS…OMG…Cabs out. F..K OFF PARDS.

  • 202 deeeeeeano // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Cabaye can go fcuk himself the french chod

  • 203 niafron // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Dummet on the bench. Cab isn’t even There…

  • 204 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Guitererez replaces Cabaye tonight

  • 205 Slatymag // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Shite!!

  • 206 Sinner // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    What a ***king joke of a club we’re!

  • 207 niafron // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    @Deano

    I don’t Know what is a chod. Could you explain that to the poor french i’am?

  • 208 Ibizatoon // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    So then, no Cabaye?

    Not even going to make a joke about Cheiks comment now and Cabaye “shaking it all about”…

    Anyway, let’s try and not get all worked up about it and jump to conclusions. £10m surely can’t be enough, so unless the offer is raised I don’t think he’ll be going anywhere.

  • 209 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Protecting the asset . Bye bye Yohan . This pre-season has been like a FCUKING nightmare :

    .No players in
    .Kinnear director of football.
    .Cabaye on his way out

    And that team is just the icing on the cake, total garbage . Not watching tonight like :(

  • 210 mattyNUFC // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    kick in the teeth. no cabaye, and anita still can’t get a game

  • 211 geordiemark // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    this isnt the point really there has been no talk about an injury to cabaye all week now hes out aye right his heads been turned thanks very much arsenal for tapping up our players bunch of bastards what they are

  • 212 AusMagpie // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    I’m a 20 year old from Australia, I’ve been a diehard Newcastle fan for 14 years. What’s being done to our club by Mike Ashley (and Pardew) has gone on long enough. We deserve more than this. Start a fu#king riot and force these clowns away from our club. Something needs to be done. I’m awake at 3am for this game and I’m not even excited for it. Just pure passion and hope that maybe we’ll see a change.

  • 213 breno95 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Cabaye not playing. AP after game will spin us the line that his head was not right blah blah blah.

    Cant believe how anita cant get in team. Will ship 5 tonight.
    Whole club is going to implode. Once cabaye goes get ready for mass exodus and back to back relegations.
    Its a shambles. Utter farce and will only get worse.
    Have to question cabayes approach and professionalism. Rejected bid and he goes off in a huff. Poor form and should get rid as he will cause unrest.
    Overall whole club is an embarrasment ran by people who dont give a shit about what it stands for to the proud and loyal geordie.
    Sad state of affairs. Very sad.

  • 214 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Cabaye not even in the stadium and Jonas takes his place.

    I just don’t……..even………..

  • 215 JAMSHA // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    tnxx roshan jst woke up…. tought m late for da match… lol still those boreng men on the tv

    van-damn-bad-man

    if u hav no answers dnt bark like a mackhem dog….

  • 216 89Norcal // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    I just don’t get it, not one bit.

    Pards has nearly lost me just on the point of Jonas alone

  • 217 Iwantcurlyhair2 // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Pardew haters blaming him for cabaye situation…. Sad bastards.
    Play marveux? He wud have zero effectiveness against this team and Anita is dung…. Blame the fat c*** aye

  • 218 noladonna // Aug 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Come on get the ball to ben10 lets go lads




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