Vital Talks Taking Place At Newcastle Today


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.

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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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45 comments so far

  • outsidethebox

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    my thoughts on last night
    dummet and good showed promise and could come thru..
    sammi although not his biggest fan i could see a cf in the abeybor mould when he puts some weight on he will be some handful….main thing was WHO is fat sam intending taking from toon now..????? cannot see him going to game without good reason

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  • outsidethebox

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    joe has pencilled in mon 2nd for moving day and has sent note saying he will be out of office…
    big sam was at game last night ..cannot see him going there without reason …gosling or ameobi ?????

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  • Thump

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Spurs have paid £8m for Eriksen? ffs, Kinnear, get it together.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Outside, yes I thought that as well. He’s looking at someone in the team.

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  • martoon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    outsidethebox @1 – I wondered the same thing about Fat Sam – I thought maybe Gosling. Whoever it was Sam didn’t half look bored so I don’t expect a bid.

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  • estechco

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    As others have already suggested, is it not entirely possible that Cabaye is happy to play for us, but the club are keeping him from playing to avoid him picking up an injury?

    I don’t think we can hang the guy based hearsay?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Thump
    To right fella, said on here weeks ago we could get Eriksen for €10 mil and was told that was unrealistic, when I said that he only had a year left on his contract I was then told he must not be that good then if no big clubs had come in for him……

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  • outsidethebox

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #8

    would hate to see gosling go on a free to whu …not sure what terms crystal palace were giving ???? but i think of gosling as a solid central midfielder but there again toon supporters are not as clever as jfk

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Gouffran was our best player against Spurs. He also played well against Villa, Chelsea and Southampton.

    Don’t know how pardew has screwed him so bad. Bigi too. looked a real player, but looked lost yesterday.

    Sack Pardew – Please.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #10

    calln bigi joker??? tought jfk was a joker

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #11

    tads

    Maybe he wouldn’t have come here and held out for a bigger club….either way it does no harm to enquire when a quality player is available.

    Thats the difference with us and spurs….both say they have policy of funding buys with big sales. they buy good yougnsters like bale, eriksen, etc for 8-10mil…we buy players for 400k and wonder why they don’t seem to turn out to be right.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #12

    TS

    Spurs will create for Soldado and he will score. I can see spurs finishing 4th

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Sage
    Yeah that was the point I was making when first mentioning Eriksen, we could of offered a €17 mil fee for him n Alderwield where’s the harm?
    Almost certain the bid would of been accepted, if the players said no then fair enough but at least we could of said the club were trying and showing some ambition

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #14

    indian

    depending on who else they get in this window I can see spurs challenging for the title.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Is it me or Pardew talking nonsense again?

    Pressure eased? he knows we are 18th in the table right and not as if we have been unlucky.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Didn’t Eriksen say something recently about the type of club he would transfer to? I seem to remember thinking that we didn’t fit his ambition and therefore the fee he would be sold for became insignificant…mind, it could have been one of the other many players we’ve been linked with.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #17

    Don’t know if THFC would make Aaron Lenon available?

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Watching a replay of the Wham game,painful viewing…yet i cant turn it off

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #19

    Also please pardon me, but sammy Ameobi would have looked out of place in Morecambe’s team.

    He was woeful.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #20

    even if we’d lost pardew is going nowhere on that contract.
    I hate it but have to come to terms with it and am enjoying odd maverick moments like sammi last night

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  • pawl250

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #21

    I thought last night Pards got it spot on.

    Not playing any of the so called “big boys” we walked away with no extra time, the win and no injuries.

    We were pretty poor in first half, but when Shola came on, we improved. Never thought I would ever say that!

    It shows Pardew needs to have a bigger player, a Carroll like player would benefit us. Its why Ba was so important, as he held the ball alot better than Cisse does.

    I though stand outs last night….. Gosling…. surprising but he was really the highlight for me, saved us on 2 occasions and in the dying minutes was busting a gut to get into the box to support Sammys goal.

    Debuchy had an improved game.

    Dummett was solid.

    Sammy was looking alright, I say that because 1 minute he does something special, the next he runs into 2 players refusing to pass, then losing possession.

    Worst players on the park

    Marveaux was lazy, only 1 ball into the box looking dangerous

    Bigi, possibly just needs games after JUST coming back from injury.

    Mbiwa what was going on son? at times look composed but he did not like the pressure from opposition, possibly just needs more time to adapt.

    With rumors of Gomis back on, this is a good move for Pardew and his hoof tactics, therefore perhaps not that great for club overall. Would prefer big Demba back.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Indian

    Sorry I’m not his biggest fan but Sammi was superb second half, you’re letting your hatred of Shola get the better of you in all things Ameobi.

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #23

    Indian if you thought sammy was that bad what did you think of the rest of the team as he was easily our best player (from the players that started) – Considering he is so young and was being singled out and double marked he done well but needs to work on end product.

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  • dcdick

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Pardew out !!!

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  • magicbus

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #25

    Thought Vuckic and Marv were practically non existant last night like playing with 9 men. I just dont know what people see in those 2 tbh

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  • nut meg

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #26

    Anybody see where our pass & move game went?

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #27

    Commentator ”Matt jarvis definitely now knows he has the beating of Debuchy for pace…” i can say that applies to all left wingers in the football league pyramid

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda, NUFC-83

    Its My personal opinion.

    Our whole team, perhaps with the exception of Good and Elliot was poor.

    I am a fan of Gosling. I admit he has not done much but, nevermind.

    God Shola! yes he improved us against Morecambe! He did! That is all we want. AMEN

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #29

    gosling, sammy,dummet,bigi,elliot wer gr8

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  • pawl250

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #30

    toonarmydownsouth…

    And you know we didn’t make a bid how?

    You ASSUME we did not make a bid. We have no idea of what is happening in and around our club at the minute. I am not even sure Pardew you knows, so what chance do you have!?

    We MAY have contacted their agents who then stated we are not an acceptable standard their client wishes to play for.

    I am frustrated by lack of additions, but if you think the club is not trying you clearly are blind of hatred.

    The club is limited by its structure in place by MA. I am not saying its a great structure but I feel we have a pretty good team for the value we have paid for them.

    I too get annoyed when Kinnear says we spent 60m, but then we have probably sold 30-40m in that time, therefore we have really only paid approx 20-30m for them players. Just have to wait and see.

    Personally I have said all along that I would prefer Ba back, and he is a realistic target if Chelsea seal Eto today, and with Willian arriving yesterday. He is certainly surplus to requirements….. I was slated for mentioning his name earlier in pre season…….

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #31

    good played well i would keep him as a sub in league games,,, marvo was poor n gufo was ok

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  • Greebol1892

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #32

    The amount of times strolla has let us down with his Shambling Mound impressions / trying to look like a footballer by far outweighs his positive contributions. Obviously he’s good in training and against lower league players but in no way has he been near Premiership standard for donkey’s years.
    Step aside man and let little brother take your place (oh shiiiiiii……)

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #33

    ”…your letting your hatred of Shola get the better of you in all things Ameobi ” made me chuckle 🙂

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  • SharpEnough23

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #34

    Forget ba and Gomis, we should be after lukaku would be exactly what we need right now a strong hungry goalscoarer who has something to prove

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  • richyg01

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #35

    Bloody Shola and his damn goal last night.

    Put an end to any chance of a new striker coming in, “He’s like a new signing for us”.

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  • pawl250

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #36

    Hey lads am no fan of Ameobi, but credit is given when it is due.

    He was the player we needed last night. He is a donkey, I mean that clear chance he had placing the ball in streets (no row Z) is what you normally get.

    He is a Championship player, but Gouffran looked dreadful last night, I just hope we can improve for Fulham and get some confidence in the team/fans allowing us to move on.

    I think Cabaye will still be here when window shuts next week. I am not sure if he is refusing to play, or simply Pardew has been instructed not to play him. Who knows?!

    Personally would like to see him against Fulham, let the fans show how much he means to them, and hopefully he shows his professionalism in the process, much like Rooney for Man Utd, simply getting on with it.

    Bale is a disgrace going on the way he is. You would think he is Messi, he certainly does not command a 80m+ fee, and if I were Spurs, I would snap Madrids hand off. He is very raw for that price. He is a good player with great potential, and I fear Madrid could be the worst possible move for him at this moment in time.

    Look at Kaka, sitting on the bench….. he was god at Milan. Wonder what he would say if you ask him if he regrets moving?

    We know several players i.e Owen have regretted leaving in the past.

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  • pawl250

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Lukaku would NOT join us, we would be lucky to get him on loan.

    He is a promising player with bags of potential but you will be left with an empty void next year when he inevitably returns to Chelsea, as he did to WBA this year.

    I think he is wasted on Chelseas bench, and for me would be my starting player over Torres, Ba, even Willian.

    Hope we can get someone though, Shola and Gouffran are NOT good enough.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #38

    Pawl
    And you the club are trying how exactly??
    Seeing as Ajax have PUBLICLY touted the pair all summer and been quiet open about bids they have accepted and rejected for there players I’d say that’s a pretty big indicator wouldn’t you?
    So whilst you’ve accused me of being blinded by hatred and making assumptions it can easily easily be said that you are doing the same

    You have zero evidence to back your claim other than a painful long running saga for gomis, which hardly screams ambition the fact that we are putting all efforts in to what seems to be our one and only underwhelming target

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #39

    Would rather have any of Ozil or di maria over Bale.

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  • Lowesy

    Aug 29, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #40

    The problem was with the tactics.

    Last night we played with one up front… to Morecombe. This lone striker has been playing in the hole and on the wing for all of his Newcastle career and is hardly a target man to boot.
    Sammy was our best player, and Indian, if you’re saying that he was sh!te because he ran into 2 players by refusing to pass, it’s because there wasn’t a pass on. That ‘in the hole’ space was WIDE open and crying out for someone to make an intelligent run into, pick it up and dink a clever pass into the path of a curving Gouffran run for a finish but we had none of that. Which is why Sammy was forced to keep trying his luck at beating his full-back, and which is why Morecombe recognised him as a danger and put 2 men on him whenever he got the ball. Vuckic was meant to be that ‘in the hole’ player, but he was nonexistent. There was no creativity in the box, no clever movement, no invention. Which, in the end, made it easier for Morecombe to challenge us. This is why I think we desperately need another attacking midfielder, Chelsea have 11 according to SkySports, can’t we borrow one?

    Supporting Newcastle is hard.

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