Cabaye To Be Disciplined By Newcastle

Yohan Cabaye will be given a fine for refusing to play for Newcastle in their first two league games of the season, but he is not in the squad for tonight’s difficult game at Morecambe, and we’ll have to see if he refuses to play for a third time on Saturday, in the crucial game against Fulham.


Cabaye in pre-season at Blackpool

The news is being reported in the Daily Mail, and it is shocking that a player refuses toi play for the team simply because one bid has been made by Arsenal, and while a second bid is expected, maybe Newcastle’s asking price of £20M will scare away his two main suitors – Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.

Why he cannot play we have no idea, as Newcastle fans have their own personal problems to deal with every day – but still turn up at work, and they are not getting the ridiculously high wages a player like Yohan Cabaye receives.

Alan Pardew is in a difficult situation so early in the season, having gained only point from the first two league games, and not yet scored a goal, and being without one of the club’s best players.

Pardew is asking the player to be available for Saturday’s game against Fulham – but maybe asking is not the right word – Alan should be demanding Yohan play.

It’s a difficult situation for Newcastle,  because it’s apparently still 50-50 whether he will move, and if Yohan stays, then  Newcastle obviously want him in the side, and don’t want him to spread any discontent in the dressing room.

But Yohan did train with the first team yesterday, but will not travel to Morecambe for tonight’s game, but he wouldn’t have been playing in any case – but is definitely needed against Fulham.

This is what Alan Pardew said about the current situation:

“I would say that the position we are in has been forced upon us in a way, with the timing of the Man City game, which didn’t help. It is an ongoing situation.”

And it’s a good question whether PSG are waiting to come in with a very late bid for the midfielder, although the messages coming out of the Paris club lately are that they have completed their summer transfer business.

We’ll see.

It’s a very difficult situation for Newcastle and for Alan Pardew, and it’s completely unwanted in what has to be a very important season for Newcastle United.

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27 comments so far

  • Iain Dowie

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Martoon- People suggesting boycotting are the fans who watch everygame on the internet so it makes little difference to them ha. I for one wont be boycotting after paying for my season ticket. Going to the games gives you a whole different perspective of the game and certain players. Some players can look class on match of the day but shite in real game time

    Laurent Robert 32-
    I was at the game and although i heard the boos i felt as though they were booing because they brought Sammy Ameobi on for him not because he had a good game. I believe that Pardew is stuck between formations and picking certain players to improve another. For instance Marveux is not physical and lacks the work rate to play with in a 3 man midfield and is lacking in certain attributes to play as an out and out winger. Pardew prefers to play Jonas as he gives Santon the licence to go forward while if we played marvuex there he would not be able to express his attacking play. I believe marvuex is best played as an inside forward or behind the striker as his creative play is probably the best we’ve got. As for Anita i still believe he has a lot to do before he can replace Tiote, even though he had an off season last year i still believe he is a quality player. We need a creative midfielder if Cabaye goes as a midfield of Sissoko,Tiote and Anita just wont create enough chances.

  • geoff777

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Blanc clearly doesn’t rate Cabaye that highly. 20m is peanuts for PSG.

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3


    I don’t have a season ticket but used to get to a good few games, maybe 5-10 a year depending on money and time etc.

    I think boycotting is an option but I won’t judge or criticise those who go to games. Believe everyone should do what they want. If they want to stay away fine but if they want to go and cheer on the team that’s great as well.

    Is there anything you would consider? Pre or post match protests? Sit ins after games? Or do you just think Ashley would ignore is anyway? Trying to get a lot of views off people, especially season ticket holders as they will have the most influence as they are at the games.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    the sad thing is with pardew’s record would losing to morecambe actually register as a shock any more?

    keeping pardew as manager for fear of something that could be even worse is a rotten way to go on. We came 16th, it doesn’t really get a whole lot worse.

    Ok we won’t get a top manager but we may get a footballing one or an up and coming one who also advocates good football and going for a win . Hoddle or Poyet would do me.

  • martoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Iain Dowie @1 – I was at the game as well and agree that the boos were for Sammy but to be fair he did quite well when he came on. I also thought some of our build up play was quite decent – we just lacked a cutting edge but we knew this before the season even started.
    Also probably what some people don’t appreciate watching on TV or the internet is that when we try to be patient and the pass the ball around the crowd become impatient and start screaming to get the ball forward which I think affects the players and urges them to make a rash pass and we lose the ball.

  • Spartak Miserable

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    And rightly so should he be diciplined. Huffy bell end.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7


    If they watch the whole game on the internet then it’s not just M.O.T.D highlights is it.

    Some of us can’t get to every game, be it for work, logistical or financial reasons.

  • fatman

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    if the Cabaye strike is reported in the Daily Mail we can take it as being false, if he is sold they will just go with the story and blame the player, if he stays it will denied, Pardew is in line to make up to £200,000 if Cabaye is sold just like he made £350,000 when Carroll went. then we were told that Carroll had been offered £80,000 from Liverpool and wanted us to match it, being rather strange as a sale has to be agreed before the players talk terms. they have a history of telling lies, and Pardew,s a liar & a coward also, he wants to come out of this smelling of roses. hears the true state of play with Cabaye, he has been taken out the squad so he does not get an injury, Ashley & Pardew want there cut. anyone who thinks Cabaye is refusing to play is thick beyond belief in fact your two brain cells short of three.

  • stuart no9

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    cabaye gets 1 bid in for him from arsenal and decides he dosnt want to play for us anymore. 1 bid ? thats shocking. to me , that just proves how much he hates it here. i could seen that in his performences last season, he just didnt want to be here , and the first offer that came in hes gone, not that i blame him, hes a quality player who hated playing under pardews tactics, however , we pay himlike any industry – you want to go to work – you dont get paid, get his wages back off him.sell him, move on. i for 1 never want to see him in a toon kit again.

  • barkel

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #10

    Does anyone think that IF Pardew got sacked we could get in someone like Thomas Tuchel? He’s doing a decent job at Mainz and plays the kind of football that I think most Toon fans would enjoy

  • stuart no9

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11

    that last paragraph is a load of sh/te, i meant to say ‘ you dont work- you dont get paid’ – just ignore it. hahaha

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #12

    The armchair critic can’t see the movement off the ball to any degree.
    As well as defensive cover( to any degree) and experience potential
    build up play and atmosphere. Additionally, irrespective of your
    personal football experience and knowledge you have to distil
    information being force fed to you by often poor communication
    / or commentators. You also don’t experience the same atmosphere
    whether in a pub or not as actually being in a stadium.

  • jayphoto

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Be interesting tonight! Very weakened side, but any one of our starting XI would be league 2’s best player let alone morecombes so there is still no excuse! Sammy and Bigi are in the england u21’s and U21’s, Dummett has wales caps, Vuckic has more technique and vision than most of our first team etc we are at lot stronger in every position than the opposition!
    Games like this come down to the manager motivating the team enough to beat the heart of the underdogs! For me, pards has shown he can’t motivate the team when needed and theres a reason sky chose our game! Still, if we lose he can’t have any excuses and if we win i hope he obstains from the ‘we were fantastic today speech’. If we win weve despatched minnows 70 odd places below us as we should do everytime, it won’t be any turning point itl just he a step around a banana skin!

  • Iain Dowie

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Transfer sage- I Dont buy anything from the ground such as drinks, food or match programmes. I do belive that the people who are refusing to go back to the ground are having very little impact financially on ashley as there seats are just being replaced by other fans lol.

    Martoon- i agree 100% with you, i think if we got a fast skillful winger and a striker we would be 10 times better going forward. I noticed that Santon and Debuchy didn’t attack as much which made our defence look a lot stronger as a unit. I agree with you that the atmosphere within the ground has changed over the last 5 years after the leazes section was split up. If we find our self getting beat at half/full time there is always a ring of boos in the stadium despite opponent or performance.

    Rotonda Heights- I didnt mean to offend however when you watch the games from the stands you get a better picture of the game, This is my opinion. I do understand that a lot of people have other commitment/ restrictions to why they cant get to the game however i was commenting on how peoples opinions can differ from fans who go to the games and fans who dont.

  • Scottiedog

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #15

    And Cabaye was supposed to be our new Captain!!!!! The guy is a mercenary, and what pisses me off big time is that people praise this guy yet knock players like Jonas who stuck by us when we went down.

    This is going to be controversial but I am also losing faith in Carr!! When you look at the bargains that other Premier League Clubs are picking up Carr seems to keep revisiting players he looked at 3-4 Years ago!!

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #16

    For many we anticipate our futures taking us away from being able
    to have the choice of watching and experiencing all that is NUFC.
    Life is what happens whilst your making plans.

  • stan anderson

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #17

    He is being protected against injury,he wants to go,but we are asking more than he is worth and the fans suffer for that.
    I am that pi–ed off with this lot i am expecting to get turned over ance again tonight and will be suprised if we progress in any cup competition at all.

  • fatman

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #18

    A boycott is the opposite to what we need i have it from a nailed on source that Ashley wants out, and he is repaying his loan to reduce the price of the club to a level that he can find a buyer, he wants every penny back, including all the money his mistakes cost so we need to hope we sell some players this week and it makes his exit that much closer. he’s committed to buy rangers. he can do the same with them as he does with us but without the risk of going down. And he can make the champions league for the spending of peanuts.

  • ArtyH

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Lets hope your info is correct fatman.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #20


    That’s not a problem, our movement off the ball is non -existent.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #21


    no one else would pay Jonas what we do.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Some would argue you get a better view on Tv, ie like Wimbledon etc.

  • fatman

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #23

    Some on hear today are not very perceptive in fact some of you could not see through a sheet of glass. Cabaye has been removed from the team so he does not get injured, you cant sell an injured player there’s only one club that buys injured players and that us. Wake up.

  • stuart no9

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #24

    iain dowie——you wont boycott coz you have paid already for your ticket. you would rather we have a shyte team , with a shyte owner , rather than than give up 1 or 2 of your games you have already paid for . — wow- you selfish man.

  • ballerfan2

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #25

    Martoon’s last paragraph bears out what I have felt for a long time – many of our fans don’t know what they want and are quite happy to distort a situation in order to blame it on the management. I am not saying that management is blameless but this long ball myth, particularly this season, is a case in point. We are quite happy to see the “super clubs” passing the ball around, marvelling at their ball retention waiting for a gap to appear in the opposition. We also admire the long ball (which they all use from time to time) which puts the defending team on the back foot. However should any of our players play long, the keyboard warriors are booted up and ready to slag Pardew et al. We have started, I repeat – started – to play more of a ball keeping game but of course, ans as Martoon says, frustration sets in with, it seems, the same people in the stands, who demand the ball forward quicker, creating the hopeful or panic pass, which loses possession. A little patience is required just now in all things. Ashley is going nowhere. I don’t see anyone on the horizon, available or willing to come, who would do a better job at this moment than Pardew. There are signs of a better style of play but it is not going to happen overnight. Our main problem as we all know is the lack of cutting edge and maybe, just maybe that may be addressed in the next week. One thing though is clear – we have talented players who are capable of turning things around with the right organisation. I just look at Aston Villa last year who were awful but are completely transformed with no major surgery now. Keep the faith.

  • Sav

    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #26

    Is Cabaye still vice-captain? That should be gone for a start. He needs to earn the respect of the squad as well as the fans after this no-show, starting from scratch. Tiote or Yanga should take the armband after Colo now.

  • thepict

    Aug 28, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #27

    About time he was fined. Should be sacked.


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