After navigating Newcastle to a good win last night at Morecambe, after it looked that we could go out at the first hurdle in that dour first half, Alan Pardew will be meeting today with Yohan Cabaye’s representatives, to try to work out some solution to the problem.
Yohan Cabaye with Bigirimana (the joker) – in happier times at Newcastle
And if Cabaye still refuses to play for us in what is a big game against Fulham at St. James’ Park on Saturday, then Newcastle should come down on the Frenchman like the proverbial ton of bricks – because he’s not abiding by the contract he signed two years ago, when he first arrived on Tyneside.
The Newcastle manager is having a tough time of it at the beginning of this season, and Cabaye’s childishness is hardly helping things at Newcastle.
And Alan was tight lipped about whether Cabaye would be playing on Saturday:
“We will wait to see what happens on Saturday.”
The reason Alan is tight lipped is that he just doesn’t know at this point.
Newcastle are still waiting for a second bid coming in from Arsenal, but since Joe Kinnear has told the London club we want £20M for the French International, maybe a second bid will not arrive.
There are just four days left in the transfer window, and there’s not only the Cabaye situation hanging over us, but we still need another top striker brought in before Monday evening.
Joe Kinnear needs to earn his wages in the next four days, and so does Yohan Cabaye by playing for Newcastle against Fulham on Saturday.
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