Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is now likely to make his first appearance of the season for Newcastle against Fulham on Saturday, and that’s according to Alan Pardew at his press conference held earlier today for the Fulham game.
Yohan Cabaye – when he used to play for Newcastle – at Blackpool
Obviously Alan was questioned on the situation regarding the French International midfielder, and he’s lost some support by the unprofessional way Cabaye has handled himself ever sine that first (and so far only) bid of £11M came in from Arsenal – and as the Newcastle manager said – turned his head.
This is what Alan said today:
“What I have said to Yohan Cabaye is I expect him to play this weekend.” “Is he receptive? I think so but we’ll have to wait and see.” “Until another bid comes in from Arsenal that is accepted or not that will be the situation.”
“I hope I can keep all my players.” “You don’t want to lose world-class players like Yohan Cabaye and we will hopefully add one or two.”
And I know some fans think it’s the club that are holding back Cabaye in case he gets injured , but the preponderance of evidence is that Yohan has refused to play and the player put Pardew into a difficult position, and the Newcastle manager – to his credit – has attempted to protect his player – even though he refused to play for the side.
Quite honestly we think Alan Pardew is as frustrated as the rest of us with Newcastle’s inability to have some success in the transfer window this summer.
And after the transfer window closes Newcastle should take a hard long look at what worked – but more importantly what didn’t work in this transfer window and try to improve, because it seems painful whenever Newcastle try to bring in one of their targets.
And it doesn’t seem to be the big problem at other clubs that it is on Tyneside.
Anyway – first things first and we need a top striker brought in – and we assume Joe Kinnear is working night and day on that – and if he isn’t he should be. 😀
If a blog writer can get up at 3:00 am every morning to write these articles, then Joe Kinnear can work around the clock on something that is so much more important for Newcastle United.
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