Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will be in charge of his 100th Premier League for the Magpies in the game against West Ham United tomorrow, and what Newcastle really need is all 3 points, but it’s not all clear that we can get the win against what looked like a good side last weekend, when the Hammers beat newly promoted Cardiff City 2-0 at Upton Park.
Yohan Cabaye – surely he will start tomorrow?
There was an unwelcome distraction last Monday afternoon, when it was announced that Arsenal had put in a derisory bid of around £12M for Yohan Cabaye, and that could have upset the Newcastle team, as Yohan Cabaye was not in the squad for the game at Manchester City, because he was not in the right mind-set to play.
We’ll have to hope he’s in the squad tomorrow for the Hammers game, because if he’s not, it will be bad news for the fans and bad news for the side – since we need out best players playing when they are fit to play.
Alan had a tough week last week and this is what he had to say about it:
“It’s not been the easiest of weeks. There’s been a few agendas in my time as Newcastle manager, but this has certainly been very colorful.” “But it’s my hundredth Premier League game in charge of Newcastle this week and I’m very proud of that.”
“We need to get a couple of results and pretty quickly I think. Two home games give us a new chance after a difficult night on Monday, when there were a whole manner of issues going on.”
“I have to say on reflection in the first half I think we played very well but they came at us from all angles, and unfortunately on the night we couldn’t quite cope with it – on another night it might have been easier for us.”
“More than anything I feel sorry for our fans, this whole situation of watching their team struggle and get a sending-off and one of the best midfielders in the world not playing – it’s hard to take.”
Pardew would not comment on whether Cabaye would be in the side or not tomorrow, but with a transfer not being imminent because Arsenal have not come back (yet) with an improved bid, and PSG have even been reported to have withdrawn from the race to sign him, why wouldn’t Yohan play tomorrow?
So there will be some excitement at around 2:00 pm tomorrow afternoon, when we’ll see what the team is, and we hope Yohan Cabaye is in the starting line-up, and we hope he has a very good game and helps Newcastle get the victory.
That’s what we need tomorrow, and things will start to look juts a little more rosy in the Newcastle garden.
Let us know how you think the game will go tomorrow.
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