Continued Cabaye Disruption Could Cost Newcastle Today


Moussa Sissoko can play as a box-to-box midfielder, so that if Yohan Cabaye again refuses to play for Newcastle this afternoon (that will not be good), then Moussa will get a chance to show what he can do in that position.

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Moussa Sissoko – could get box-to-box role today if Cabaye is absent

That’s player power to the extreme and cannot be good for the game.

But it’s hardly been a good start to the season for Newsletter when arguably our best player seems to want to leave the club and will not even play for Newcastle – who are paying him good wages on Tyneside.

And Alan Pardew commented on that in his press conference for the game, when the Londoner said he aged two years last week – with everything that was going on at the club, and if there’s still some turmoil caused by the Yoan Cabaye affair – it could cost us points today against West Ham.

Hopefully, at some point we will get to know exactly what has been going on with Yohan Cabaye and what really happened that he didn’t make the squad last Monday night.

This is what Moussa had to say in the Evening Chronicle today:

“Maybe the manager will say one of us won’t play.” “We have a big group here and some big players, so we need to work hard.” “Others may also come in like Loic Remy.”

“But there’s still so much to play for.” “We can aim for top 10 but maybe we can finish higher than that if we continue to work hard.” “My style of play has been to win the ball.” “It is much more physical in the Premier League.”

“I like the English league because we play box-to-box which is better for my quality. I run fast and progress quickly.” “The manager likes my profile because I can play box to box.”

“If it is possible I will have a good season and maybe get called up for France.” “Here this is a hard league – in France sometimes the teams keep the ball for long periods.” “Here everyone wants the ball back.”

“I hope for more goals. I want to score eight to 10 goals this year.” “The important thing is that we play well as a team. If I score it’s better for me, but the team is the most important.”

Today at 2:00 pm will be an important time for Newcastle fans, because that’s about the time the team will be announced, and we’ve got to admit if Cabaye is not in the squad for the second game running, we are not going to be happy, and that’s an understatement – a big one.

We hope he plays today.

But fans must also keep right behind the players on the pitch today, and it also helps to support the manager right now, even if you don’t rate Alan Pardew – he’s doing his best in what is a very difficult situation for the manager.

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171 comments so far

  • jeff

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #1

    No Tiote, Taylor or Jonas????

    I feel like our team is infinitely stronger now.

    Krul
    Debuchy Mbiwa Coloccini Santon
    Anita Sissoko
    Ben Arfa Marveaux Gouffran
    Cisse

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    cabaye deserves better than pardew as manager and colocinni as captain

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    MA has to protect his assets – he cannot allow Kebab to get crocked.

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  • corkypants85

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    I like moussa quickly becoming a favorite of mine

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #5

    RE:Loic remy .I think its worth pointing out the shamelessness of fans who are happy to condemn the likes of nile ranger and joey barton but have no problem with us signing an alleged rapist who turned us down to make more money at qpr earlier this year

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    51toonarmydownsouth // Aug 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Torq
    Personally I don’t think we can wait until jan for a top CF, nor, for £10 mil, do I think gomis is a top CF and don’t think he’ll be a success in the PL
    Personally would of walked away from this deal weeks ago and maybe put in a £3-4 mil bid jan just to add another option

    We still imo need a CB, badly, have said that all summer and all last season, Taylor is simply not good enough!
    We still need to replace Simmo because we need a back up plan if debuchy carries on with his current form which is frankly shocking
    We still need a natural LW, Marv doesn’t want to play there, remy isn’t really a winger, jonas shouldn’t play there, and goofy is a CF!
    We also desperately need a CAM! If we have to sell cabaye to make that happen then ok he’s not creative enough for us but a De Jong/Cabella/Grenier type player is essential

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    My team for today (5-2-3)

    ….The Bushy…Mbiwa..Williamson….Anita
    …………………………….Colocinni……………..
    ……………………..Sissoko….Marvs
    .HBA………………….Cisse…………………Gouffy

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  • MrToon

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #8

    If i refuse to do my job, I don’t get paid! Cabay should be no different.

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  • Belfast-Toon

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m with ya toon brother should have let him rot in championship getting hacked every week… Plenty of strikers we could have loaned, Moses, gudetti, Ba to name a few.

    As for cabaye if ya don’t wna play man up and tell the fans who have adored u… Hopefully now Anita and marv get a chance with moussa in a 3 man middle and go for the win today.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper

    From previous.

    Yeh I agree it’s wrong that agents are the deciding factor but I wonder how true that is. You never see other clubs having this issue and for free signings you never hear other clubs say “he wasn’t free, there were agent fees” like we did with Ba.

    I think this is more a case of both is and Lyon being tight and arguing over who pays the fee as oppose to the agent wanting too much above the going rate.

    It will be hard to say what really happens in these deals as we don’t know, I’m just speculating. I know some agents are crooks though, remember one who had offers for his player from west ham and Liverpool but be took a 700k bung off west ham to make sure the player only knew their deal (or was told the Liverpool deal was low money etc)

    Just knowing our transfer business then I blame us as we haggle beyond the reasonable point a lot of time.

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  • toonaids

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    has anyone heard anything about the remy situation, alot of people at my work have said he is going to plead guilty to gan grape today?!?!? dont know how much truth is in it like but if thats the case they must have a wad load of evidence against him.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Toonbrother

    Ranger and Barton had both being convicted of assault so therefor LE guilty, ranger has been accused (not sure if charged). With rape.

    Remy has been accused but not charged yet, personally I wouldn’t have approached him until the decision to charge or not was made but in fairness he is innocent until proven guilty

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Belfast
    Moses is a winger, gudietti hasn’t played for over a season
    Great list, fcuk remy who needs a proven goal scorer eh

    It’s not spot on, ranger has been charged, officially with rape, Barton was charged and served time for assualt and afray
    Remy hasn’t been charged with anything and its mob mentality like that that would have people convicted before found guilty ffs

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Sissoko is a beast and easily could be our best player, the team should be built around him not Cabaye

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  • reccerobbo

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #15

    What if cabaye was injured would we be using that as an excuse for getting beat?? I can see the headlines all ready we got beat as we was missing our beat player as his head is at arsenal pardew get a grip you useless cockney c£@t

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Cabaye should be playing.

    And the end of the day he is paid to play football, if you have a job interview somewhere you don’t not turn up for work for a couple weeks until its sorted one way or another or you are out of a job.

    He should want to show arsenal and PSG just how good he is by playing against city and west ham.

    My only thought is maybe Ashley is holding him back so an injury doesn’t cost him 20mil.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    toonaids
    Once again plead guilty where? He hasn’t been charged, it’s not at trail and I doubt he’d be asking advice of random people if he should randomly turn up and hand himself in

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  • Belfast-Toon

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    Moses can play striker… Imo he could score as much as remy, Ba would clearly score more…

    Remy is the same player who knocked us back at the last minute, made nufc look like eejits having his medical in London knowing fine rightly what was happening. I never mentioned the rape as like u said he hasn’t been convicted I’m annoyed at how he made us look in jan

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  • noir9

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    Plead guilty?? Not even been charged, arrested & bailed.

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  • fatman

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #20

    big game today we will find out if we can get goals, its a must win game, if we fail to win Pardew has to go before the rot sets in. in all probability we have to go through Pardew, then Kinnear. also we seem to be going back to the Carroll saga vilify the player so the fans turn on the player, and not the manager Who gets a 1% cut of the transfer fee, and for those who say why would Pardew want shot of Cabaye, could be the £200,000 he pockets.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #21

    My impression is that Cabaye hasn’t really had his heart in it at Newcastle for a while now. Part of the problem has been physical, groin injury etc., but he has spoken of depression which is just as debilitating. He seemed to take the captain’s armband with reluctance more than enthusiasm, and that, to be honest, seemed to reflect in his performance. I think he’s at a point where he just doesn’t want to be here – for whatever reasons – so it’s in everybodies interest to let him move on.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #22

    Belfast
    How did he make us look exactly? We flew him to him London, knowing full fcuking well that QPR had a bid accepted for him, and didn’t go to meet him ffs!
    We put him firmly in the lap of QPR, no one to blame but dekka for that
    Also Ba left for an improved contract, I’d love him back but you can’t complain about remy choosing a club for money then say oh get demba back!

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  • Hencha Boii

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #23

    My team would be

    Santon mbiwa colo drummet
    Anita. Sissoko
    Hatem
    Gouffran. Cisse. Sammy

    But Pardew will go for the same old formation that alienates cisse up top, sammy will be out for shola who has shown time and time again that he can’t start or perform in premier league games!!

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  • Belfast-Toon

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #24

    i don’t know what ba’s demands were if he gave any to nufc but he scored goals at a decent rate and he deserved more money and a better contract. Like I said I dunno if we had a chance to improve his contract but we should have and wouldn’t be in this situation

    Well see when remy plays but i ain’t expecting a) too many goals and b) a perm deal at end of loan

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  • toon kk

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Cabaye or none of the players come to that are as good as they used to be. Whether thats down to Pards, our diabolical training or fitness I’m not sure. Trouble is when MA does spend which is looking unlikely Pards can’t get the best out of them.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #26

    I’d go for this today

    Krul
    Deb, colo, mbiwa, dummets
    Anita, sissoko, Marv
    Hba, cisse, gouff

    Got two lads in the middle who can hold but also pass and attack when needed in Anita and sissoko. Then Marv behind the front three to create chances and not need to worry as much tracking back, just pressuring in their half.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #27

    “No Tiote, Taylor or Jonas????

    I feel like our team is infinitely stronger now.”

    Feel the same way…. Its pathetic…

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  • nut meg

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #28

    Sage @26
    Put a fit Santon in to replace Debs & I think you are on the button.

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  • fatman

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #29

    Pardew cant have his usual plan a because Jonas Gutierrez is injured so in panic he will play Shola, and Cisse on the wing then plan b will be to bring on Sammy.

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  • colwell

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #30

    Cabaye is one of the better players in a squad ridiculously out of form. Saying that the guy is not worth the 15/20 m being touted about.

    Catch 22, Sell him – not interested,injury prone, more money than he’s worth.

    Keep him- One of 2 creative players, he won’t be replaced.

    If we were guaranteed to spend his money I’d say get rid no question but because of MA i’d say keep.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #31

    fatman….

    If that happens…we really should not be surprised ….but its still sickening none the least

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  • Belfast-Toon

    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    It seems a lot of us feel r manager is tactically in depth and really hasn’t got a clue… Bearing that in mind if you could change pardew to have big Sam back… Would ya’s do it?

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  • colwell

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #33

    Todays game between 2 hoof ball teams great football to watch.

    West Ham are actually set up to play this tactic though whereas we try with one of the smallest (height) teams in the prem.

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  • Billythefish

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #34

    When Remy was watching the man city game, he phoned his brief and pleaded guilty to his rape charge!!!

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  • colwell

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #35

    Belfast-Toon

    Both shite managers, playing the same shite tactics. At least Fat Sam gets the right players to match his tactics though.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #36

    colwell

    best bet is to watch tennis then 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #37

    Belfast

    No i wouldn’t. Because Sam likes his big players and wingers and we don’t have that to suit his play so would need to overhaul the squad, Id go for somebody else.

    But if it was only between pardew and big Sam I’d take big sam every time

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #38

    lets see how the home attendance will be today

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #39

    Colwell

    Big Sam also sets them up right. As in the gets his wingers and Nolan to be near Carroll for the flick on or knock down. We get cisse miles away from anyone so we struggle to use that out ball.

    Also good wingers and balls into the box can be interesting to watch as well as pass and move stuff.

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  • colwell

    Aug 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #40

    Black and White with an army lol

    I was kind of hoping a net would be placed across the pitch about 8ft up, that would fcuk both teams tactics right up lol.

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