Pardew Hopes To Keep One of World’s Best At Newcastle


Alan Pardew talked today and said that Arsenal had not come back with an improved bid for Yohan Cabaye, and it seems the Newcastle manager still carries some hope that Yohan Cabaye will still be a Newcastle player come September 3rd, the day after the summer transfer window slams shut.

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Yohan Cabaye – no new Arsenal bid – yet
And we think owner Mike Ashley will stick to his guns, and only sell the French International if the club get an Andy Carroll like bid, which the club cannot turn down, and the most likely club that will come from is not Arsenal, but PSG.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“The most important thing about this whole scenario is that the club wins. That is what comes first on my shift. So if he stays, we really need to get the best out of him.”

“You cannot go on a forecourt of a car showroom and say to the dealership, “here is my valuation and I’m just going to drive it off”. It does not work like that.”

“You have got to agree a price, and only then can you drive it off. We have had one bid and it was not acceptable.” “Cabaye is a great player.”

“In my opinion, he is one of the best in the world in that position, and I have worked with Michael Carrick and Mascherano, so I like to think I know.”

“And I have a good relationship with Yohan. I think it is important that it stays a good relationship for him and for me and for this club.”  “And there has to be a way back for Yohan as well.”

“So I have to be very careful in these next 10 days where there is a solution and he moves on,  but there is also a solution that he continues to play for us. “

“Therefore I have to be seen to be fair and to be managing the whole picture.”

It would be goof if we can keep Yohan on Tyneside, but on the other hand, the Frenchman has to be committed to Newcastle United.

We’ll be pleased when this transfer window is over, and we’ll see where Newcastle stand – but if we can keep Yohan Cabaye and get Bafetimbi Gomis through the door, we’ll be happy enough.

And we’d be even happier of we can bring in a top class center-back to add competition in central defense.

But in the future, Newcastle just have to show a lot more ambition than has been shown this summer.

The fans want Newcastle United to be great again, and we cannot do that by penny-pinching all the time..

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106 comments so far

  • Pokat

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #1

    And again for effect –

    Some might say that is laughable in a tragic way that during this all-important and pivotal transfer window, we have managed to hire a geriatric clown and borrow a hobbled alleged rapist. Its like a kids party gone nightmarishly wrong.

    Who says tradition is dead? 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #2

    “In my opinion, he is one of the best in the world in that position, and I have worked with Michael Carrick and Mascherano, so I like to think I know.”

    Dear f**king Christ, this man’s stupidity is boundless. He has lost all touch with reality

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Does Pardew understand that Cabaye is an attacking midfielder?

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  • numba9

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Mike Ashley likes to watch porn backwards.

    So he can see the prostitute hand the money back.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #5

    The Argentina national coach, Alfio Basile, declared that he hoped Mascherano would leave West Ham “as soon as possible,” and “I hope for God’s sake that Mascherano can go to Juventus.”

    I wonder who the manager was???

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #6

    I bet Cabaye’s passing accuracy has tanked since he joined us. Our tactics make a player like him half as effective as he could be. Bravo Pardew Bravo

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  • cornishman

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #8

    I have a bad feeling about this. I see a late bid for Cabaye that’s too good for tight arse to deny and we,re left without a creative midfielder. “He,s had his head turned” bollocks has he. If he wants out get rid now and bring in replacements for all our sakes, grow a pair and do something right for a change.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Jack,

    He has got experience managing “world class” players though, he can compare with working with them day out. Which is all he is saying, and is entitled to.

    Now I know people from the Toon don’t really rate Carrick at all but the facts are he has 29 caps for England and plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world. Obviously he can be a bit of a decent footballer.

    I tend to think people try and slaughter Pardews interviews for the sake of it at times. When really, there is no need.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Sazzer

    Perfect link mate, absolutely bloody perfect

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  • luke.r

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #11

    jack

    i think he was talking more about leaving because of the club he was at.. not the manager….

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Toon-Prodigy

    He work with world class players and benched them, Mascherano played 5 games under him, if Pardew thought he was such a world class player then why the hell did he bench him at West Ham???

    The man is nothing more than a mass of contridictions

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  • JaxtheMag

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #13

    I used to think pardew said only 1 stupid thing a day now he is in overdrive. he is getting cocky again thinking he is in charge.

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  • hazzy

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #14

    At no point in Cabayes career has he been an attacking midfielder. He picks the ball up from the defenders and spreads play. In other words plays just like Mascherano and Carrick
    There again according to Kets Man U will finish in the bottom half and should lose to Swansea, Carrick is terrible and Marveaux is as good as Messi (just not as greedy).

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #15

    luke.r

    He was talking about leaving because he couldn’t get a game ahead of Hayden Mullins and Nigel Reo-Coker

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  • luke.r

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Jack

    lol well done for reading that article mate.

    Did you watch him when he did play? Because I did and he wasn’t that good. He was good for liverpool in the end but it took him time to settle in.

    I know you don’t like Pardew but come on you can’t blame everything on him.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Having supported this shower for over 50 years now, you see them come, you see them go. You get the constant lows, like right now, but you get the most amazing highs into the bargain.

    I remember us becoming the only club to lose their first 3 Champions League group games and still qualify for the knock out stages – some amazing nights indeed. I was there and it was awesome.

    During those times it was almost certain that the fans, the management, the players, all bought in to the dream that is life at NUFC.

    Then we come to the Ashley era. A clueless man in an alien world. So far out of his depth he doesnt know where he is supposed to be going. Leaps in with both feet, causes disaster and mayhem, too proud to admit he has truely fcuked up in monumental fashion.

    Knowingly understands we need a CB, some 2 years ago – where is he? Sells our main striker, doesn’t bother to replace him. Just what does this idiot want with what used to be OUR football club??

    I dont think he even knows himself. He bought into something that seemed like a great idea, to him, at the time. Unfortunately it has been one unmitigated disaster after another.

    The only casualties are the club itself, it may never recover from the desperate situation where he finally bails out – he simply does not care. Then the fans, who support “their” club through thick and thin, good times (rarely) and bad times (usually).

    If Mike Ashley is the answer – it must have been one hell of a question – that nobody really asked in the first place!!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #18

    luke.r

    Not at all mate, the guy talks about how he’s worked with world class players blah blah blah and yet he is incapable of getting our own players to form a single cohesive unit.

    I honestly don’t care what he’s done in the past I only care about what he’s doing here and now at OUR club

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  • gndtoon

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #19

    If ashleys valuation of the club is 280 -300 million the faster we can get this number down 230ish the fast someone who acrually wants to own thr club can come in. As long as we stay in the prem I don’t care who we sell to achivr that.

    I am sick of windows like this, theres no fun, no excitement in supporting the club right now. Its a curse we must bare with untill we get shiek as an owner.

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  • luke.r

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Jack

    I agree he needs to sort out our squad completely and my patience is wearing thin now.

    But we can’y blame him for everything that has ever happened. Mascherano became a real world class player at barca not at liverpool.

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  • Tommyy

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ll be honest and say I’m prepared to give Pardew the next two games, but I’m fast yearning to see the back of him.

    I just want to enjoy watching Newcastle play again, no matter the outcome.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Jack,

    How do I know why he benched them haha?

    Im just saying he has seen a good few centre mids in his time and can compare on quality. That’s his entitlement to do so.

    Don’t get me wrong, he is bigging Cabaye up for a better selling price here. But he does have the entitlement to compare. He has been in charge and managed some ok players in his time.

    There will be plenty more contradictions because what Pardew wants and what he is aloud to have are two completely different things.

    Pardew wants Cabaye gone now because that is the only way he see’s us bolstering other areas aswell as a striker. With these funds that would be generated.

    Who could blame him? 7-8 weeks gone with only Remy through the door injured. Joe’s not exactly hitting the ground running with the budget he has been allocated.

    It’s a sorry mess but I hate to see Pardew being scapegoated because of frustration generated solely by the board.

    Every manager talks shite if you scrutinise them as closely.

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  • LeedsMag

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Couldnt agree more Graeme.I think the only strategy is to survive on a tight budget,buy and sell at a profit -its the quickest way of getting his money back if there is no buyer.Strangely it is possible to be moderately successful that way if you have the right managerial team – but we get Pardew and his mate from down the pub JFK – I wonder when our Tina Turner – better than all the rest – DOF will actually pick up the phone to all of his global contacts – or is his number on caller barred?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Pardew loves to stroke his own ego and really big up high profile people he’s spoken to and can be linked with. I’ve noticed that for quite a while now.

    He loves to name-drop. It’s like he’s merely confirming his feeling of self-awesomeness.

    He’ll come down with a bump if West Ham go a couple up and fans get on at him.

    Cue his excuses…

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #25

    luke.r

    I’m not blaming him for everything, just the fact that he is our manager and he is responsable for putting out a limp, uninspired team that wears our shirt.

    Everyone wants signings, but it’s going to take more than a few signings to sort this mess out

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  • JackButler

    Aug 22, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon-Prodigy

    Maybe it’s my frustration at the way things are happening at the moment and maybe I am reading into every little detail, but I’m sick and tired of Pardew talking a good game and providing none of that on the pitch.

    If he gets it right on the pitch then he can go around saying whatever the hell he likes

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Another classic:
    “We lost four-nil at Wigan last ­weekend and the two days after that were probably the most important in the last ten weeks. We asked the right questions and came up with the right answers. Everyone was looking for answers – even the masseur!’’

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/newcastle-boss-pardew-cisse-better-man-citys-tevez-3145611#.UhaUsI0qyyo

    Still looking after those answers I guess since we then went on to lose the last two games of the season and missed out on CL and spend next year in relegation battle and started this by losing against City again.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #28

    will get slated for this line up but time to inject pace into the side and freshen the side up a bit. 4231 formation

    Krul
    Santon, Mbiwa, Colo, Dummett
    Tiote, Sissoko
    Ben Arfa, Marveux, Obertan
    Cisse

    Subs
    Elliot, Debuchy, Good, Anita, Gosling, Sammy, Gouffran

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #29

    JB, right on.

    If he talks the talk, he has to walk the walk. But he doesn’t. To make matters even worse, he not only doesn’t walk the walk, but post-match, he’ll slyly tell you that he just has, even though Stevie Wonder could give you a more accurate match review than Mr. Propoganda Pardew.

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  • bobby mango

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #30

    Pardew blatantly talks far too much. If he did interviews a bit less your cut him more slack.

    Remember when he recently said he’d earned his spurs! As if last season had somehow proved he was a gritty, brave manager. All it did was prove how inept he is.

    He’s not completely to blame but after last season he’s on the thinnest of ice and should learn to conduct himself better.

    Always said he was arrogant, even when things were going well his arrogance irked me. Now he’s got nothing to back it up.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Pardew is a man who has been hung out to dry, just the sane as last summer. He is a man who is dealing with a very difficult job under awkard circumstances.

    He’s a rabbit in the headlights. It can’t be nice for him?

    At the end of the day he’s just a bloke dealing with it as best he can.

    He’s a mediocre manager which has been employed to do a mediocre job. He is not in charge of our ambition MA is.

    He could be ambitious in his tactics, but why? Why risk his income if he can already do the job he has been asked to do with the limited resources and funds which he is given. Lack of ambition, lack of incentives.

    We are in a vicious cycle of mediocrity which can only be changed by Mike Ashley. Any other manager would still have the same constraints and problems. Lack of quality and depth in area’s on the pitch.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #32

    Geordie157
    My face when I saw obertan in a starting line up! 😉

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xd49uW0pfwg/UWp2usRBaNI/AAAAAAAABco/icU7EUyRDHk/s320/homealone.jpg

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  • geordie157

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #33

    question, who’s no.37?? in the first pic on nufc.co.uk training for west ham game.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #34

    Knew he’d get a mention.

    I don’t like Obertan, but he does help us push up the pitch.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #35

    I know one thing.

    I’ll be buying Pardews biography.

    I’ll be very interested to know the true ins and outs of the past few years.

    Hurry up and retire Alan.

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  • bobby mango

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #36

    Toon-prodigy… Sorry but that’s utter rubbish.

    “He could be ambitious in his tactics, but why? Why risk his income if he can already do the job he has been asked to do with the limited resources and funds which he is given. Lack of ambition, lack of incentives.”

    Ever heard of taking pride in your work? Look when we finished 5th, he was being mooted for England. I have to admit I was fearful he’d go at the time and believed he was a good manager.

    He got plaudits from me when he did right and he’ll get criticism when he does wrong… Which is coming thick and fast these days.

    He’s had a raw deal. Definitely. But a year of mind bogglingly stupid tactics has made his job harder. I truly believe if he’d managed the team better last year, had them playing decent stuff and we’d finish top half then Ashley would’ve cut him more slack as well.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #37

    Geordie157
    Still wouldn’t have him anywhere near the team like. Would rather see Marv shift into ober’s place and put gosling through the middle

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  • luke.r

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #38

    jack

    yeah but im not arguing that…

    toon prodigy

    I agree i think it will be very interesting to see how things were really run. Though hell be fired out of spite this season I think and we might just find out earlier than his biography to see what was really going on

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #39

    Just because Barcelona didn’t play him until they got injuries in their defence doesn’t mean he wasn’t world class midfielder before he arrived.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #40

    Well said Pardrew, well said.

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