Newcastle Player Shows Professionalism – He’s Been Terrific

Yohan Cabaye’s wife has just had a baby, so the turmoil in the summer must have been that much more difficult for the Frenchman, who didn’t know if he would end up playing in London for Arsenal,  or be staying at Newcastle.

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Cabaye in action against Fulham

But Yohan’s still at Newcastle, and from what manager Alan Pardew says today, it looks like he’s only concentrating on playing for Newcastle, which is good to hear.

It seems that Yohan has settled in again at Newcastle, and of course he refused to play for us  in the first two league games, but came on against Fulham, and looked good, and he must be in line to start the game at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.

This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today about Cabaye:

“He’s been terrific, and he’s just got his head down.” “Loic Remy has had a good week too, and Yohan stayed behind and has had a full week here.” “Yohan’s been able to get a lot of work done, and his wife has just had a baby too.”

“He has just got on with his work and settled down. He’s getting on with the job in hand.” “He changed the game that day at Villa Park in one of his early appearances.”

“He helped us get the ball down and play, and destroyed Aston Villa with some great runs.”

Pardew is referring to the game at Villa Park two years ago on September 17th to be exact,  when Newcastle came from behind to equalize in the second half with a Leon Best goal.

Aston Villa have had three tough fixtures to start their season in the league, at Arsenal and then home games against Chelsea and Liverpool.

And after winning 3-1 at the Emirates in their first game, they have subsequently lost their next two games,  2-1 against Cheslea and 1-0 against Liverpool.

It will be a tough game for the lads, but one we will be looking to get all 3 points from.

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6 comments so far

  • Mattoon

    Sep 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope Loic gets a hat trick ;P

  • Mattoon

    Sep 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Second comment! 🙂

  • Maladoni 69

    Sep 11, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Lets hope he sticks one up Villa just like he gave his wife.

  • Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Sep 11, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    So, to conclude – Yohan has a baby, Wants a move when nobody is bidding and still racks up yellow cards. The man obviously doesn’t know when to ‘PULL OUT’

  • bobby mango

    Sep 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Didn’t think he was impressive when he came on. Looked rash.

    Typical Pardew though, goes straight back in the team. Will prob push Sissoko onto the left wing, or something similarly daft, like dropping Ainita.

    I’d back Cabaye coming back in, if he plays in a middle 3 with Anita and Sissoko. Front three of HBA, Cisse, Remy. Or HBA, Remy, Gouf

  • mindshaft

    Sep 11, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #6

    I don’t blame Cabaye at all, his agent obviously told him Arsenal had made a bid and wanted him, Newcastle not buying nor showing any ambition other than to stay in Prem, fans in disarray over the way the club is being run and he could double his money.
    He’s still one of our best players and I’ll support him until otherwise


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