This Newcastle Player Really Affected By Cabaye Situation

We suppose we could have put two and two together and got the right answer, but we had mentioned a few times what a terrible game Mathieu Debuchy had in the first game of the season at the Emirates, when we hammered 4-0 by Manchester City, and we also have said that Cabaye’s absence by refusing to play would have affected the Newcastle squad for that game.

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Mathieu Debuchy – in action against Fulham

And Alan Pardew in his press conference yesterday was asked about Debuchy, who has played very well in the last two or three games, and Alan Pardew lifted the lid and said that Mathieu was very affected by what was happening to Yohan, who is of course his very best friend from their days together at Lille.

This is some of what Alan Pardew told reporters at his press conference yesterday

“He’s had a number  of game now and he’s had a couple of games that have tested him that you don’t get every week in Ligue One in France. But he’s adjusted well, and he’s a tremendous character.”

“A really good strong personality, and  that bodes well for a season’s campaign and he’s the sort of player you just put in the team.”  “I thought the Man City game wasn’t a real refection of Mathieu in particular.

“And I think he was really affected  that day,  and you can understand why because they are close friends – but since then he’s been absolutely terrific for us”

Alan obviously made it known yesterday that he is a big fan of Debuchy, not only because of his good play and vast experience, but because he’s so good in the dressing room.

And the Frenchman seems to be an automatic choice at right back for the club, and with more games in the Premier League he should get even better this season.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Sep 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Damn, that Cabs thing affects other players…

    Santon, thanks for that video shout. Lots of poor players there, but an excellent outing nonetheless. Wasn’t he supposed to be a Spurs fan? 😉

    I think you’ve nailed it regarding Mbiwa. I remember the play you refer to, similar in a way to what happened to Taylor vs. Aguero. The back four must remain as is, unfortunately Taylor is too error prone to be a regular.

    Up front, the big difference has been Remy. His directness forces one or two men on him, thus giving room to breathe to people like HBA and Gouffran. The balance we needed.

    Should we have bought a couple of ‘direct’ wingers, a CF? Absolutely. Are we out of the woods? No, two games vs. two poor years… But, those are our LAST two games, so there’s hope. The jury on AP is still out, but, to his immense credit, he reads this blog, it seems 🙂

  • jackostoon

    Sep 20, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning folks,
    Always a good time to post in the morning, most of the pessimists usually stay up late sharpening the knives and tieing the knots, so good morning to one and all, oh and I think debuchy will prove to be a cracking good player for us.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Saylor, Jonas and Shola all unavailable tomorrow – we have a great chance!!

  • Scottiedog

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Newcastle3 – Hull 1. Cisse Hatrick!

  • ArtyH

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Rotonda heights, you just beat me to the post M8, my thoughts exactly. LOL’s, we stand a chance now.

  • jackostoon

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Very good news indeed kidd.

  • ArtyH

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Cabaye needs to look at the BA situation at Chelsea and think about it! Lesson learned son, stay where you are.

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Hopefully Gouffran and Marv can fill the breach when called upon, allowing Sammy to be brought along at a less demanding pace. I think Ashley, Kinnear, whoever makes these decisions, might be thinking, ok, these are the guys we’ve got lets give them their shot and if they aren’t up to speed, well look too strengthen in January. Atleast I hope so.

    Personally, having secured Remy, who can play wide or through the middle, I would have gone for another utility striker of a similar vein, rather than a Gomis type, and an attacking mid.

    Frankly, I think Sammy is a year away from regular first team football and Marv can’t or won’t defend.

  • GarageFlower

    Sep 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    After the Man City debacle I seriously remember quite a few people(obviously one very knowlegable person came up with the statement)saying he’s no better than Danny Simpson,ridiculous the way some people have no mind of their own.


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