Newcastle Manager Wants Support For Cabaye – Will He Get It?

It’s looking like Yohan Cabaye may play tomorrow afternoon against Fulham, and the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew in his interview yesterday, said that he hoped Yohan would play and if he does play he wants the Newcastle supporters to back Cabaye, who refused to play in the first two league games of the season.

Alan Pardew at Rangers shouting

Alan Pardew – he wants fans to back Cabaye

This is what Alan Pardew said yesterday, and this is the big story making the papers today:

“It’s something that everyone has an opinion on, there’s some sympathy from myself towards Yohan for the pressure that he’s under from other sources. I also have a disagreement on some of the things he’s done and I’ve commented on that.”

“The bottom line is that he’s a great player, and our fans love great players and what our fans really love is really creative players. That’s what he gives us and that’s why he’s so important to us.”

“I think it’ll be a positive reaction. The point I’m trying to make is that it’s not just Yohan Cabaye involved in this situation. Other people are involved, his agents, and the bottom line, as I’ve said from day one, is that when you get situations like this.”

“And it’s the same with Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, you need to keep professional and let time run its course.” “This will run its course until the deadline. Don’t think Yohan’s definitely going or is definitely staying.”

“That’s probably likewise for Everton and likewise for Manchester United and Liverpool and Arsenal and everybody else.”

We had said yesterday that if Yohan did play then we hoped Newcastle supporters would back him.

There’s no doubt Yohan has made a mistake with his stand over the last two weeks, and Newcastle fans don not like their highly paid players not supporting the team by going on strike – that’s never good.

But we all make mistakes,  and it will be a good sign if Yohan does play for us tomorrow, and plays well too, as his France boss Didier Deschamps doesn’t seem too pleased with what Yohan has done either, and of course Cabaye’s not in the French squad for next week’s World Cup qualifying games.

If Yohan is still here next Tuesday morning,  then he needs to apologize to his club and to the Newcastle fans.

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17 comments so far

  • scdoty

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t post much, if anything on here and that’s because of all the whiny little bitches and key board warriors, who have spoilt the blog. BUT…

    Bravo Edd for putting this on, GREAT VIDEO. And to be honest brought a little tear to my eye.

    Reason? It just reminded me what a great club we where, sadly because of the regime, they have dragged it out of us, the club, the supporters, the city.

    And I write this being a Ashley supporter (not since end of last season). If there is anybody else out there that still supports him. Truly and honestly, you are living in as dream world.

    Even if he does buy two/three players before window closes. WHY? Because we should have spent a lot more, all the other teams around us have. We have been left behind, a shadow of our former self. Watch the video again and again and at some POINT, the penny will drop and hey presto. Your back in the real world.


  • MacToon

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Jail, the fansutd meeting is at the Irish Centre this Wednesday (04/09) from 6.30.

  • vebbynufc

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    I think we should support him, like Manchester United fans supported Rooney. Cabaye is a great player, and he’s not gonna stay if we dont support him, who knows, he may even come to hes senses then. 😛

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4


    So, Cabaye would like out (whether this is down to agents, International manager, more money or just plain old disillusionment with this club), club will hold out for the fee (whatever that actually is), if it doesn’t arrive we’ll all just smile and get on with it.

    Excellent, should be a nice few days of fun and games then.

    I’ve had a little flick through last nights posts…have toon fans always been this mad or do we have a case against Ashley?

  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5


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  • Noah Another Ameobi

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    hopefully if we get behind him he might stay

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Wouldn’t it be great if cabaye scores tomorrow, runs over to the support and lifts his shirt to show a message saying sorry or something? As it stands id expect him to lift his shirt with the message Wenger are you watching?

  • aidytoon9

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    If he has refused to play then put him in the reserves!
    On a serious note would sell him as quick as possible.
    I would never welcome him back to the team, hope Anita doesn’t get benched tomorrow for cabs to come back in.

  • leeb1982

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #9

    well I wont support him. he want out he can f@ck off. overrated and went missing far too much last season.
    “I think it’ll be a positive reaction. The point I’m trying to make is that it’s not just Yohan Cabaye involved in this situation. Other people are involved, his agents.
    No puppet pardew. he employs his agents on his behalf and he should be professional enough to play. He didn’t play in our first 2 league games when he knew a good start was going to be vital for us this season. yet he decided against playing so he can expect some heckling and booing from me

  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Never understood why Arsenal wanted him in the first place. Ramsey, Wilshere, Arteta, Diaby, Rosicky, Cazorla, Walcott and now Flamini. No room for Cabaye in there.

  • croftus5678

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    my support depends if he did refuse to play or not !

    if he did he let everyone with the club down inc the fans which proved he couldnt care less about us !
    so i wouldnt support him even though he is our best midfielder !!!!

    if he didnt refuse and i really do hope he didnt then he will get my full support.

  • aidytoon9

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Pards you haven’t got a clue what is going on man! And on Tuesday when cabs is gone you will say you haven’t had enough time to replace him.

  • leeb1982

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #13

    I wouldn’t play him either id let him rot in reserves and ruin his world cup dreams. anita can more than fill the void. F@ck off cabaye yohan cabae I just don’t think you understand your overrated your price inflated please sell cabaye sell cabaye

  • Bambams

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Could be just putting him back in the shop window with his already world class tag……
    I would not be surprised to see him walk onto the pitch with one of those lime green sports direct 70% off tags hanging from his shirt.
    Until Ashley either leaves or he actually spends some of HIS money on some desperately needed players we are going to struggle.
    Before people bite my head off that we are financially stable because he poured millions in….. That was a long time ago and we have no idea how much he has already recouped.
    We all know he only spends transfer generated money and he wants to sell Cabaye for mega bucks then haggle for £25.00 off any target’s.
    SBR would be devaststed…..

  • kimbo

    Aug 30, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Sorry to say but the weasel of a Frenchman should be made to play in the reserves and should donate his wages to the Bobby Robson charity before I would support him. He does not give a toss about Newcastle and will be away as soon as an offer is acceptable to MA. So thank you Ashley and Co for totally putting me off from watching the Toon. Last weekends game was a disgrace and will be the last I will go to until the fat one has gone, what else can one do to force a change.

  • geordiemark

    Aug 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #16

    all I say is they better beat fulham tomorrow or I can see a lot of trouble ahead

  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    The Thing Here is They all want Daft Money . No Loyalty. If he loved the Fans he would have played all season like Demba Ba did before he left . He will Get Hell of the Fans and Rightly Deserved. We all work hard for our Money !!!! We the Fans would Play for the Club For Nothing !!!!! CABYAYE EITHER GET ON WITH IT OR GO AND GO NOW !!!!!!


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