Alan Pardew Still Has A Challenge With This Player

Yohan Cabaye is not in the French squad for the upcoming World Cup  qualifying games  against Georgia and Belarus  on Saturday and next Tuesday, but that was because Yohan hadn’t played for Newcastle this season when the  following his two-game ‘strike’ at St James’ Park.

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Yohan Cabaye -manager will talk with him over next week

Cabaye’s absence did not please Newcastle fans, and when he was brought on last Saturday after 65 minutes , he was both cheered and jeered by the fans, but he did get some support when he was taking the corners.

Now Alan Pardew says he will be talking to Yohan over the next week or so, and we suppose this will be a test of Alan Pardew’s man management skills, which are very good.

This is what Alan said in the Daily Mirror last night:

“It was important to get him out there on Saturday, it will make it easier to move on,  although there is a lot of talking to be done between now and Aston Villa.”

“We will speak with Yohan and with his representatives to make sure that we go forward hand-in-hand.” “The guy has a World Cup at the end of the year and he is a big part of France’s plans.”

“He hasn’t been picked this week and I think that was a bit of a shock to him.” “It was only because of the [transfer] situation, because I think he’s nailed on in their team.”

“That whole situation will resolve itself.”

We hope that Yohan Cabaye starts to think straight from now on, and he’s got to get out of his mind any thoughts he had of moving to Arsenal, where he would probably have  ended up on the bench, as Demba Ba has done at Chelsea, after he left Newcastle in  early January.

We expect Yohan to show some professionalism from now on,which he wasn’t showing when he was on strike.

And he will need to do that quickly, because his refusal to play for  Newcastle did not go over well with the Newcastle fans or the France manager,  Didier Deschamps.

And he owes Newcastle and their fans now big time, and we hope he’ll get his head down and concentrate on helping Newcastle do well this season – very well this season.

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89 comments so far

  • Grumpy

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #1

    I think he owes NUFC big so for that I would play him otherwise “Off with his head”.

  • Tinman

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Make him sweat it out on the touchline for a couple more weeks Pards

  • JackButler

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #3

    We have been left with a player who is out of form and doesn’t want to be here and isn’t wanted else where other than as a reserve player.

    This is gonna be a complicated one to deal with

  • beddersmag

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #4


    Would you swop MA for Venkys or what? Not having a dig just interested….

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #5

    If he has blatantly said he’s not playing simply because of the bid, then I would have fined him and played him to be professional and honour his contract.

    Or, if he isn’t going to be played because he has actually said it, then he doesn’t play again.

    To not play him then play him is stupid. It’s hardly sending out a great signal for everyone else. “Hey, if you say you don’t want to play, you don’t have to, and Pardew will have you back on the bench the next game.”

    Unless of course it was Ashley telling tye spinesless one not to be put in. It’s a hard one to call so I’m going easyish on him.

  • phatt knacker

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #6

    this will all start again by late october- if hes playing well then other teams know he wants a move and if hes playing badly then the toon will be baying for his blood coz his hearts not in it!! its a lose lose. only way out is he plays out of his skin and gets a new contract with agreed buy out clause. cabaye you make my eyes rain :’(

  • HAZZY1

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Jackbutler No its simple he plays well or he wont be in the world cup simples also I hope we bring in some competition for him ie Artem Milevskiy he is FREE Im going to keep saying his name until someone gets intouch with MA Joe or Pards and sign him up he is a class player not doing anything and we r crying out for a creative player?

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #8

    *spineless one.

    Sick of the lag on these phones on net, it causes mistakes. Bloomin’ typos.

  • Eddie

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #9

    We’ll all be fine. If we loan out Obertan, Gosling, Bigirimana, Vuckic, Campbell and Good we’ve still got a decent 22:

    Krul/Elliott, Debuchy/Santon, Dummett/Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa/S.Taylor, Coloccini/Williamson, Anita/Tiote, Sissoko/Cabaye, Ben Arfa/Marveaux, Jonas/Sa.Ameobi, Cisse/Sh.Ameobi, Remy/Gouffran.

    Not too shabby.

  • JackButler

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Laurent Robert 32

    The problem is that the club have lied to everyone on so many occasions in the past no one knows who to believe with this story.

    The way that I’m looking at it is that Cabaye played last season while trying to combat and deal with depression and a series of long term injuries but the man was nothing other than professional, make of that what you will

  • HAZZY1

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Eddie add Artem Milevskiy and it will be a good squad also just seen Bruno who used to play for bayern is a Free he is a nutter he will bring the house down…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #12

    I think it’s obvious my answer, but I’d rather cut my thumb off than say it.

  • HAZZY1

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Bruno the CB was convicted of arson when he set fire to his house and claimed it was vandals lol now he is in brazil under house arrest never mind he would have been a great CB kicking ass watch his vids youtube they r funny he is bruce lee..

  • JackButler

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Asking who would we prefer as our owner Ashley or the Venky’s is like asking who would you vote for the Nobel Peace Prize, Hitler or Stalin?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #15

    All fans together realise Mike Ashley is a cnut, what to do about it needs addressing , I gather from tonight there aren’t many Ashley supporters left !

  • JackButler

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #16


    Ashley wont ruin this club, the apathy of the fans will be the thing that ruins it as its that apathy that allows someone like Ashley to to whatever the hell he wants with no recource

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #17

    It was discussed at tonights PR meeting, do the club read the media forums, it wasn’t directly that the club have a spokesperson on this particular site, but they are aware of it, which tells me that somebody on here is as as good as ya propaganda man tonight, or possibly a couple of them , TD……. cough cough

  • richyg01

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #18


  • JackButler

    Sep 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #19


    Would that be our esteemed amateur accountant fro the sarf I wonder???

  • andrew84

    Sep 5, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #20

    JackButler, I understand the point you’re making, but to sit back and do nothing is just as unlikely to do any good either. The fact remains that the fans are the lifeblood of the club and if they’re not happy then they have every right to make a fuss any way they see fit. Whether that leads to the club being ‘ruined’ is impossible to say, but it worked at LFC, why not here?

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 5, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #21

    AP out, MA out, JFK out, Cabaye out.

  • JackButler

    Sep 5, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #22


    That was my point, its the apathy that will ruin this club, if everyone simply sits back, says nothing and and does nothing thus allowing Ashley to continue to do what he likes when he like.

    The fans need to come together and move against this regime, otherwise nothing will change

  • kira13th

    Sep 5, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #23

    We should sell Cabaye…He has no ambition for Newcastle anymore.

    Watched him play in West Ham match, he was heartless.

  • nimo

    Sep 5, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #24

    I know it’s not the same but this is how bobby lost the changing room by dyer refusing to play and then not being suitably punished.. I hope they throw the book at cabaye. Fine him the 2weeks he didn’t play. Make an example out of him then draw a line under it, let him then earn the chance to be in the first team not just put him straight back in though

  • lesh

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #25

    richyg01 – SACK THE BOARD

    The Board – SACK RICKYV01!

  • lesh

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #26

    @25. – correction to typo

    SACK RICKYG01 even!

  • geordiesteve520

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #27

    Hazzy I am sure you mean Breno, was acted highly but now has pretty serious mental health issues which culminated in him being sectioned after he set his house on fire. Milevsky has not really lived up to his early promise and will demand a high wage too.

  • geordiesteve520

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #28

    @23 are ou taking the piss?

  • dembademba

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #29


    its breno lol, and hes not under house arrest in brazil but working for bayern as a youth coach as part of his rehabilitation lol.
    cabaye didnt do much for us last year, he needs to knuckle down and play well in order to get his move / get into the french team

  • dembademba

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #30

    and if milevskiy was such a class player he wouldnt be doing nothing haha.

    he sure was class on fm a few years ago, il give u that

  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #31

    @23 – He’ll certainly have heart now if he wants to get in that world cup squad.

  • kira13th

    Sep 5, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #32

    @28 I’m taking the… poo

    @31 If it like you say, it will be good for both club and himself

  • Sav

    Sep 5, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #33

    The little midfielder who’s also a striker… Surely he doesn’t need his ego massaging after no-one bid more than 10 for him?
    We make him vice-captain and then put up with a lacklustre Cabaye for a whole ruddy year last year and this is the thanks? Deschamps has the right idea and we should drop him, too, if he doesn’t play well enough to keep Anita, Bigi and Gosling out on merit. If he’s good enough to play in the World Cup for France let him prove it for Newcastle – and not just until the January window, either. but knuckle down until the summer.


    Sep 5, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #34


    Don’t think Cabaye played against West Ham?

  • willowdalerez

    Sep 5, 2013 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #35

    We desperately need Cabaye and HBA healthy and playing unselfishly.

    Until a deal comes in for him Cabaye is our best set piece player and passer and HBA gives speed and inside cuts that together make our midfield a real threat taking some heat off or defense and allowing some inventiveness that will set up Cisse and Remy effectively.

    That is my take and I hope Cabaye plays his heart out for us even if only to get out to another team (and back onto the French roster).

    BTW – I think we will finish 7 – 10 barring injury trouble.

    Loving the team (if not top mgmt) from Canada!

  • Sydney Toon

    Sep 5, 2013 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #36

    Mate why don’t you try to convince one of the bloggers planning to go to the game, bring a banner saying “Sign Artem Milevskiy – HE IS FREE!” He is a quality striker, has a powerful shot and header and can actually hold the ball up, has great touch. Perhaps your contact can send some feelers out mate! In all seriousness, I would be almost certain the player’s manager would have sent an expression of interest out to a number of clubs. First round for the CL teams, second to the EL teams and third a select bunch of clubs that are capable of making Europe. He is a strong pedigree player, a lot of Agents would read papers, blogs etc and would be fully aware of what we need. If anything, give the guy a 1-2 year deal. The only potential downside is that he may not speak English and with hardly any Ukranian players in the PL, settling in would be an issue.

    Cabaye did not play against West Ham, he played against Fulham. We certainly needed him against West Ham, Allardyce had them well drilled.

    Greetings from Australia mate, wow this blog really does go international! Have to agree our team with Cabaye is very strong, without him we are good enough to beat the teams around us but wont scare the top 6 sides.

  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Sep 5, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #37

    @willow- When we have all of Remy, Cisse, HBA and Cabaye we should be pretty potent going forward.

    Cabaye is the only player in our team who can consistently (Sissoko & Marveaux do it occasionally)play incisive passes FORWARDS! I don’t just mean through balls to put someone in, but intelligent passes through their midfield to link up with our forwards.

    Without him we constantly pass the ball up to the half way line and then back again to Krul which normally ends in someone hoofing it up top. That is why I don’t think he can properly play the AM/ no.10 type role- he seems to prefer dictating the game from deeper, ‘designing’ the attacks Xavi style.

    The owner is never going to bother trying to improve us and Pardew seems to tow the party line far too much to be individual, so the players are all we really have, the only people to associate with and support.

  • spitfire_

    Sep 5, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    Comment #38

    Alan “The Challenge Maker” Pardew. Last season he have a challenge for the youngster. Now new season new challenge.

  • cyprus

    Sep 5, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #39

    This guy wants out. This fact will be a big negative in the changing room, apart from the lack of heart, the lack of passion for the team.

    An apology Rooney-style is the least he can do. He hasn’t, probably won’t.

    We should have bitten off Wenger’s hand with that 15 mil in it.

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 5, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #40

    Nothing at all earth shattering from the meeting. In fact nothing that the average fan wouldn’t already been have been aware of but it was good PR.

    Transfer spend over the current year was used to emphasise that we do have a strict policy on transfer dealings. To negotiate the deal we see as value for money or walk away. Is it a good deal or should we walk away at this time is the policy which is adopted.

    It makes know allowance for fan thinking on type of signings they think we need because the market is hugely inflated – nothing new there. It clearly has to be about the timing and negotiating of the
    right deal for Ashley. Fans reaction and desire for purchases are discounted.

    The regime doesn’t give a monkeys about the fans reaction to our transfer business because its the man who pays the piper that
    calls the tune( my interpretation). JK is not being used as a sort
    of smokescreen to protect anyone but carrying out( or not!) sound business practice. Fans might be disappointed with the lack of signings but looking at the year as a whole we feature as the seventh largest spender. I think we had factored in the January signings into our thinking.

    Any suggestion that this provides a ready made excuse for Pardew to under perform were refuted. Pardew can devote his time to the team and there are distinct areas of responsibility within the football club.
    The manager appreciates that our transfer spending over the last year has gone a long way towards the team strengthening required to improve the team going forward.

    Nothing earth shattering but don’t shoot the messenger.


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