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Newcastle Should Get Tough With On-Strike Cabaye

1:15 am, Sunday, August 25th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Football players live in an unreal and coddled world of big money, and a lot of the players are spoiled and immature, and it seems Newcastle have one of those on their books at the moment – his name is Yohan Cabaye – and ever since Arsenal made that paltry £12M bid for the France midfielder, he has refused to play for Newcastle.

yohan cabaye in new blue strip

Yohan Cabaye – immature player – play him in the reserves for the season

Bear in mind that’s his job and what he gets paid very well for – but it seems the 27 year-old is sulking since he’s decided he wants to leave Newcastle for a bigger club – be that Arsenal or PSG.

And and that happened as soon as Newcastle turned down the derisory £12M bid from Arsenal for him, before the game at Manchester City on Monday night, when the team seemed to be in disarray.

Yohan’s selfish actions hardly helped the team.

Both PSG and Arsenal are said to be preparing new and improved bids for him, and Arsene Wenger is boasting that a lot of good players want to join his London club.

Alan Pardew tried to cover for the player last Monday night, when he said he wasn’t in the frame of mind to play and that his head had been turned – and Alan was right,  because Yohan didn’t want to play.

The Sunday People has reported today that Yohan Cabaye was named by Alan Pardew in the starting eleven for the game yesterday against West Ham, but the player simply refused to play, and left St. James’ Park before the game and returned home.

What a baby.

A Newcastle source said this:

“Yohan is Mike Ashley’s favourite player but the boss will not tolerate the current situation. He believes that if someone signs a contract then they must honor it.” “If a move does not materialize and Cabaye continues to sulk he will be banished to the reserves.”

We agree fully with Mike Ashley for a change, and if he is as hard-nosed as we think he is, then Mike will come down on Cabaye like a ton of bricks, and so he should.

Alan Pardew has been trying to protect his player, only because Alan happens to be a good man-manager, whether you love hom or hate him. and he had only this to say after the 0-0 draw today:

“If he stays, great. If he does not, we need to get someone who is just as good.”

The frustrations of Newcastle fans for the club’s complete ineptitude over the summer months also boiled over at the game yesterday, as fans unveiled a banner at the game – which is shown below:

Joe Kinnear ckown

The banner was removed by stewards.

Newcastle are struggling enough to then have one of the their best players go on strike because he’s not getting the move he wants.

And as we reported after the game yesterday-  Newcastle have to get tough on the player and dock his wages or fine him – or both.

If Newcastle get £20M for Cabaye this week before the transfer window closes then sell him, but if they don’t get that amount then keep him.

And if he will not play for the Newcastle first team then the club should keep him on the sidelines – and they shouldn’t pay him his wages – since he’s broken his contract and not playing for the club.

It’s time for clubs to get tough on some of these spoiled players in the game, who get ridiculously high wages for what they do – which has been nothing in the case of Cabaye these last couple of games for Newcastle.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yohan Cabaye




14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rooster // Aug 25, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    The Moscow State Circus starting soon on the town moor!!!!

    So that is two Circuses in town about half a mile apart, defo get more entertainment on the Town Moor though.

  • 2 joeinthecheapseats // Aug 25, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    If he refused to play he’s a disgrace get rid ASAP and get someone else in
    Thought two lads did well in the middle
    Seen the banner come out to the chants of where’s our signings Joe Kinnear

  • 3 Salaam // Aug 25, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    I dont see how this would benefit NUFC. I could care less if Cabaye plays for France next summer – and I dont think its fair to cost him his position at the WC because he wants out of the club to play CL football. I think we should get 17m or 20m or whatever we can for him and move on. I personally dont rate Cabaye at 20m so I would be very very happy with that return for him. I think Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey and Cazorla are all better or younger with more potential than Yohan.

    I would love to see us sell Cabaye and sign a young, talented attack minded central midfielder like Boudebouz for example (who would be available for a fraction of the return for Cabaye).

    After that we need a CF and a CB. I would prefer we also strengthened our left side with a pacy winger who can cross and swap wings with Ben Arfa if need be (but this is not as important as replacing Cabaye – adding a CF and keeping willo and staylor as far away from the first team as we can by signing a good, tall young CB).

    Would love to see this if Cabaye goes (hoping he does)

    Ince – 8m
    Aldeweireld 6m
    Boudebouz 7m
    Vossen 5m

  • 4 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 25, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Sensible comments Salaam

  • 5 mattnufc // Aug 25, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    No one knows if he is ‘sulking'; may well just be Ashley reserving him so he does not get injured or Pardew believing his mentality is not satisfactory.

  • 6 mattnufc // Aug 25, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Sensible comments? No way can Kinnear and Ko complete 5 transfers in a week.

  • 7 lesh // Aug 25, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Doubtless Kinnear referring to him as Yohan Kebab won’t have helped matters.

  • 8 burnzy1986 // Aug 25, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    I have always backed Cabaye but if this is true he should be ashamed of his self. I never thought he would be that type of player but if he is let him rot in the reserves. I will be gutted too cos he is the only decent player maker we have.

  • 9 lesh // Aug 25, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    mattnufc – you’re right. Five signings in a week is out of the question – it takes Kinnear a day to get out his pit and then another to pull himself together and focus his eyes!

    And as it’s taken what 10 weeks to bring a loanee in, there’s a great probability we’ll not even sign one let alone five!

    Kinnear’s been an absolute disaster.

  • 10 Salaam // Aug 25, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    I am ashamed by fans being soo pessimistic and negative online and in the radio call-ins. Yet filling the stadium to watch the most boring match of the premier league so far this season; one in which we didnt manage record a single shot on net. (OK fine..you did BOO at the end…way to show your displeasure, I am sure ashley is hurrying to sell after that 3 seconds of booing….not to mention the players dont deserve to be jeered…nor the manager in my opinion..so what have you accomplished)

    Are you all that selfish. I understand saturdays are ritual and some of you have been going down to the grounds for decades…but it makes no sense to me.

    Or maybe you are all lying or overstating how peeved you are by the clubs current situation. Either way it makes the clubs supporters a lot easier to disappoint; when they will take all this shite and still pour into SJP 52,000 strong. When is it a good time to boycott. According to the self proclaimed REAL SUPPORTERS..never. We should apperently all go down to the grounds and cheer for the lads no matter the state of affairs at the club. Ive even heard one idiot say – well if we dont go to the stadium – they will still get the tv money … either way ashley isnt bothered by us not showing up. Bullshite! Ashley would feel the pressure within a matter of weeks if the only folks who showed up were the season ticket holders. (20-30k) Especially if these fans were passing around huge banners that said ASHLEY OUT – KINNEAR OUT – PARDEW OUT.

    But this wont happen. And ill surely be labeled a mackem by the TRUFANZ for saying this. So keep crying online and watch your club get drained by a fat southerner and his pawns.

    Maybe instead of moaning and arguing how stupid Kinnear, Ashley and Pardew are – you should try to make a change at the club and be constructive.

    Oh…thats right. I almost forgot. The only TRUE fans are the ones who are willing to attend the matches every weekend – no matter whats going on. What a deluded fan base (for the most part). I for one, like a couple of my mates had the balls to decide not to renew my season ticket this season.

    And then some of you fools have the low IQ to try and blame players like Cabaye for wanting the fook out when a CL club who wont be in a relegation scrap come in for him – a club wont claim they are unable to compete with southampton and norwich financially…a club who would spend money after finishing 5th…not wait untill next january, panic, and try to add 5 frenchmen

    You know to be honest I feel bad for players like Krul, Ben Arfa, Cabaye. I dont agree with Cabayes actions but i understand why. If i were touted as a world class footballer, and was not a nufc supporter – I would have no interest in playing under pards, kinnear or ashley. or with obertan, saylor, shola, gosling, amalfitano, williamson and the others who are in above their heads at this level.

    Face the facts fans. Your once great club needs you to show you will not accept this or bottom 10 finishes will be the norm.

  • 11 Salaam // Aug 25, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    Can you and matt count…i suggested 4 signings…with 1 out being cabaye. so thats a net of 3 more players in.

  • 12 Salaam // Aug 25, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    Lets not talk about the club then. Time to moan about kinnear on the online blogs untill change comes.

    I love how joe kinnear has hurt the ego of some fans…and those fans are more concerned with kinnear and his appointment and quotes than bigger issues we have to deal with. Namely the fatty who is robbing our club blind. I think Ashley is genius in signing kinnear….it takes all the hate off him. wouldnt be surprised if ashley asked him to make these comments to distract from ashley financially raping this club.

  • 13 stuart no9 // Aug 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Salaam Well said mate spoken like a true fan .

  • 14 ArtyH // Aug 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    IMHO Cabaye last year was Mr Newcastle, he spoke to and was instrumental in bringing players to the club! Something changed his view of the club over the closed season. Was it the arrival of Joke Kinnear and his comments? Was it final acceptance that with Pardew as manager the team are NEVER going to play football? Was it the lack of investment by Ashley which sickened Cabaye, as its sickened so many fans? Could it have been comments from France by various managers stating he was wasted at Newcastle? Or even a combination of these factors? Or is there something else eating away at him, something as fans we do not know, like just how appallingly the club is run and he’s just given up? I can understand all above for reason to want away I would too in the same situation, but he is under contract! So his behaviour is unacceptable! He should not be paid for the period he does not play and fined on top of that for letting the team down! We cannot grumble though as this is the same situation in which we bought Benny! What a mess our beloved club is in!




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