If Newcastle are going to get a good result tomorrow at the Cardiff City Stadium, there are two or three things that will have to happen, and one of them is that midfielder Yohan Cabaye will play as he did in the second half on Monday night, when he was outstanding and our best player at Everton.
Yohan Cabaye – only looking ahead
The other things are that the back four must be solid, and Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran are again in sparkling form for us up front.
We’re not sure that the back four will be for tomorrow but we’ll go for Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini and Dummett.
Cabaye had some problems in the summer when he refused to play for Newcastle for a couple of games, and while that will never be forgotten, it seems that Yohan and the Newcastle fans have moved on from that.
And certainly it seems Yohan has been forgiven for that blemish on his record.
This is what Yohan told the Shields Gazette today:
“I have moved on, and I want to be focused on the team’s future,” “The summer was what it was. I’m strong in my mind and I’m positive.”
“I want to do my best on the pitch to help my team-mates and everyone on the pitch.” “I respect everyone every day. I will do that until the end.”
“I don’t know how we can explain our poor start.” “We don’t want to be in trouble like last season. We have to act quickly, and this weekend at Cardiff is going to be really hard, but we have the quality to do well and get a result.”
“But it’s not enough to say that – we have to do it on the pitch. We have to get the points to go up the table.”
“Now we have to come back and do the basics and play as a team. The 11 players have to fight for the team and the man next to you.”
“If we do that, we can get some good results.”
So Yohan needs to do his talking on the field tomorrow afternoon, much like he did last Monday night, and who knows, if that happens we can get a win at Cardiff – which would certainly lift the depressed spirits on Tyneside.
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