Newcastle Contact Arsenal – This Is The Deal For Cabaye


Newcastle have not looked good this summer, and we are not particularly big fans of owner Mike Ashley either, who we think is far too frugal on transfers, and because of that we miss out on some good players, because we are a few hundred thousand short.

And according to Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas , that’s what happened with Newcastle’s bid for Bafe Gomis, we walked away rather than pay an extra few hundred thousand dollars to seal the deal.

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Mike Ashley – should lay down the law with Cabaye

That kind of attitude will not make Newcastle great again, that’s for sure, but it will make our financials look good.

But there is some decent news today from Joe Kinnear, even though that may sound like an oxymoron,  that Newcastle have been in touch with the Arsenal club, and told them straight how much they need to come up with to be successful in their pursuit of Yohan Cabaye.

So rather than have an offer then turn it down, and then have another offer and all that stuff that usually goes on in car dealerships when you are looking to buy a car – Newcastle have been very straight with Arsenal.

This is what Joe said today in the Daily Mirror:

“We’ve told Arsenal our terms regarding Cabaye.” “The ball is in their court.”

That figure is widely though to be £20M, but we have to hope that Mike Ashley can again demonstrate his stubbornness in the transfer market, by not accepting anything less than that figure – whatever the figure actually is.

Joe has gone straight to Arsenal and told them the figure, and that’s because time is running out in this transfer window, and Newcastle don’t want to have to negotiate with Arsenal for the next week until the transfer window runs out, because if Arsenal do cough up the money, then Newcastle need to bring in a replacement.

And as well as Ashley sticking to his guns on the fee for Cabaye, if Yohan stays he needs to lay down the law to the Frenchman, just as he was reported to do with Fabricio Coloccini in January, when Colo wanted to walk out on Newcastle to return to his family in Argentina.

Mike reminded Colo and should remind Cabaye, that Newcastle are paying them money, big money, to play for the club, and when they don’t do that they are in breach of contract.

This player power, as being demonstrated right now by Cabaye has to stop – and Mike may be the guy to come down like a ton of bricks on the Frenchman.

We hope he does.

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54 comments so far

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1

    TDS

    So you think we can achieve 8th? Ok, fair enough.

    1st) Chelsea
    2nd) Man City
    3rd) Man United
    4th) Spurs
    5th) Arsenal
    6th) Liverpool
    7th) Swansea
    8th) Everton
    9th) West Ham
    10th) Norwich

    There are 10 teams who will finish above us, in my opinion, with the players and managers they have. I am also of the belief that Southampton could finish above us, West Brom could too, which would place us at 13th at best.

    Top 10 isn’t happening, top 8 is certainly not happening

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Probably take 17 million

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Why are we telling Arsenal how much we will take for Cabaye! Just simply tell them he is not for sale at any price for God sake!

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Southampton WILL finish above us

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Ruddy

    pointless keeping an unhappy player, especially one prone to depression, mind you that could apply to a few playing for pardew.

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Why tell them he’s not for sale, the blokes gone on strike lol

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #8

    ed

    Agents are crooks and they wanted 2M+ in fees for Gomis.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda

    My point doesn’t just pertain to Cabaye, it’s our whole ethos of doing business. Other clubs say “he’s not for sale” and leave it up to the buying club to come in with an offer too good to refuse. Whereas we say “we’ll take 20m for him” which just gives off the impression that we will always sell, no matter what, which is very disheartening as a fan.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #10

    If they get 20 million I’ll eat my hat.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Gone on strike? I believe that’s a load of old tosh. Where has Cabaye stated he has refused to play? When HBA went on strike he told the media he wasn’t playing for Marseilles again, if Cabaye is bullish enough to go on strike, he’d be bullish enough to tell the media about it, but he’s been surprisingly quiet.

    Don’t believe everything you read or hear, it could be further from the truth than you might think.

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  • Patoon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Our Toon

    Totally agree, when are people gonna take a stand, after christmas is gonna b 2 late, by that time we’l b deep in trouble, things havn’t improved since last season and aren’t going 2 either, now is the time 2 boycott games but it has 2 b done in the thousands 4 them 2 realise, stand up and b counted b4 they club is ripped apart

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #13

    20 million for him and the games finished for me, he’s not as good as Kevin Nolan.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Crap season and apparently on strike. 15 million with a few added bonuses is my guess.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Cabaye’s market value may be 13-15m, but he’s our vice captain, the one player in the entire squad who can bloody pass the ball, and there is a week left in the window so we can’t really find a replacement.

    Why the hell should we not stick the arm in and ask for even more than 20m? If we don’t get it, we keep the player, if we do get it, the accountants can book the open top bus for another year of being in the black..

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  • geordie157

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #16

    If we do get 20mill for Cabaye, we need to go and get Will Hughes & Bridcutt. Offering Brighton/Derby Bigi on loan for the season as part of the deal.

    As for the Ayew’s, I don’t know much about Jordan but Andre would definitely be great signing. never going to accept 7mill for him though, 10-12 maybe.

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  • BandB

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #17

    I have been having a little check back on permanent signings, excluding loans and trials, made in the last week of the summer window since 2007.
    I don’t think I’ve missed any.
    They are: 2007 Faye and Beye, when Allardyce was rebuilding in his first summer.
    2008 Xisco, “under” Keegan)
    2010 Tiote, by Hughton.
    2011 …..Santon and Elliott when Pardew was rebuilding in his first summer. That is six in seven years.
    The Allardyce and Pardew signings were postscripts to busy years, when a lot of business was done early and a new-ish manager was being backed in a “fresh start” spirit.
    But Allardyce was not Ashley’s man, and was dispensed with due to poor results and poor football the following January. Short honeymoons for managers became the norm, and when they were earmarked for the chop, the purse-strings tightened.
    Pardew might have expected better last summer, but was relieved just to hold onto his squad. He was thrown an expensive (by present standards) life-raft in January. Hence Kinnear suggesting now that he has done rather well out of the regime.
    That January spend has been brilliantly spun as a catch-up on last summer’s “undercooking”, and yet at the same time, us doing THIS summer’s business early. Three windows out of one!
    Given the precedents above, it could be that Pardew will get no new permanent signings this window and any sale of Cabaye will be regarded as recouping January’s “splurge.” Three windows out of one at no cost! Better still.
    Meanwhile, Dreamboat Yohan, the heart of the five-year-plan, turns out to be the latest in a long line of thoroughly bad-eggs who Sir Mike needs to sell for the good of the club.
    Howay the lads. Give us sound finances and affordable football.

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Ruddy @ 1

    Remember Kets has confidently predicted that ManUtd will finish mid table, but then again he did say that Swansea would tonk ManUtd first game of the season!

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Why isn’t he playing then Rooney, baines and Felaini all subject to bids and play. Manager said his heads been turned. He’s on strike in telling you.
    He’s fit and not playing, he’s on the picket line

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  • Pokat

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Cabaye is just a small part even a symptom of the problem at NUFC. If he goes, albeit leaving a bad taste he becomes one of many who promised much and flew when convenient, we move on.

    Arguing the toss over Kinnears weird job, Pardews inept approach or the teams’ lack of commitment are also side issues. The decay filters from only one place, the fat fairy on the top of the tree, Mr Ashley, who is holding our club upside down and shaking the chump change out of its pockets until all his money is paid up and he can sell us on without losing money or face with his cronies.

    Until he is gone we will have the same pathetic circus because of all the things Ashley is good at, PR and Football are not included. The captain of this ship doesn’t have a clue how to steer it.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Ruddy

    If that’s the case, then Pardew needs to go, it’s as simple as that. But I think the squad should achieve 8th once we get this extra striker on board and Pardew is the manager so needs to achieve that. I’m not convinced by his ability to get 8th but you wouldn’t get a consensus on any manager to do this unless Fergie fancied a new challenge.

    But he is our manager and I want to support him as I want what is best for the club.

    For me, anything lower than 8th and his position is in doubt, anything lower than 10th and he has to go. Why is that so bad?

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Think bridcutt is injured at the minute. Agreed though rather have him than tiote he’s terrible

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    we can live without a replacement for cabs an out and out goalscorer is another matter

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Scout

    Pardew has been told by the fat man not to play him so we can get top dollar for him. The reason Rooney is being played, as well as Fellaini and Baines is that Man United and Everton do not want to sell their best players, whereas Mike Ashley doesn’t view success in terms of on the field, but rather, off it.

    I know he’s fit, Ashley plans on keeping it that way so he can get 20m

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #25

    TADS

    I don’t think this is the best environment for them to thrive! I’m going to wait a bit longer before I write off Debuchy and Goofy…they certainly have ability but they need to play in a squad with confidence in what they are doing.

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #26

    If Newcastle finish 8 they’ll possibly give him a contract extension. They’ve spent nowt mate, Ashley would dance through pennywell if we finish 8th sweet Jesus

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #27

    @Ruddy Marveaux-lous // Aug 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM\

    very true… well said.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #28

    TDS

    Give Laudrup our squad and we’d finish 8th. Give Rodgers our squad and we’d finish 8th. Moyes, Wenger, Mourinho, Benitez, Garcia et al and we would finish 8th, at least, and I guarantee you we would do it by playing better football than we’ve ever played under Pardew.

    However, this will never be the case, as good managers know they are good, and tend to test their boss’ resolve when it comes to transfers etc, under Ashley, a good manager would walk away knowing he would get as good a job, whereas Pardew cannot walk away, as he knows he will never get as good or as big a job as this.

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #29

    That’s balls mate, he’s refusing to play. He would come out and say if they were stopping him from playing and he was willing to take part.

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  • Pokat

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #30

    said it before, all our spending was done last window. Pardew has been told to get the hell on with it.

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Ruddy @ 24

    The strategy laid down by Ashley a few years ago was to identify and buy young reasonably priced players who would have a sell on value after a few years at the club.

    This appears to be what is happening to Cabaye.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #32

    TDS

    I optimistically predicted 11th when you asked me the other day, but I genuinely do think that 11th is the best that Pardew could achieve. I know you would see this as a failure, as most of us would do as well, but Ashley won’t see it as a failure, he’ll see it as another year in the PL without having to spend a much which in his eyes is a great success.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #33

    As per usual I hope if he joins Arsenal he’s shite and disappears somewhere else lol

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  • scout

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Swap him for the lady like midfielder at arsenal, and cash obviously

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #35

    I honest to god wish we still had Derek as our DoF. A far superior option then the smoldering turd, even if he was a complete arsehole.

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  • boater

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #36

    The club has a pattern of painting players it removes as deserters – Barton, Nolan, Carroll, Enrique and now Cabaye. !?!?

    Media manipulation, all mysteriously starting with Journal reports.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Scout

    They tried to say that Carroll wanted out of the club too, however, it would seem that Carroll told a different story and that he was gently pushed out the door instead of willingly walking out of it.

    Slank

    And people defended Ashley by saying he had ambition for this club? The only ambition he has with NUFC is to make as much money as possible, on as little expenditure as possible.

    Interesting that Bills-son hasn’t been on lately.

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  • A monkey is better then Pardew

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #38

    I fail to see how anyone can even think of us finishing above the bottom 5.

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  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #39

    scout @ 29

    If Cabaye said he was on strike I very much doubt that would impress Wenger.

    I’m now more inclined to think that the club has agreed with Cabaye to get the best deal for the club and also for him.

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #40

    so we’re contacting arsenal now rather than them contacting us?

    i can smell something potent on the western front people.

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