Newcastle Midfielder – He Gives Us Another Way To Play


Yohan Cabaye is back in the France squad, after not being selected  in the last two squads, and he’ll not be  too lonely,  as three of his Newcastle team mates – Loic Remy, his best friend Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko are also in the squad – wonder who they’ll be chatting up to come to Newcastle next summer? 😀

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Yohan Cabaye – on French duty

Pretty soon France manager Didier Deschamps may have to send a special plane to Newcastle to pick up his French players for International games.

Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy were Newcastle’s best players on Saturday in the 2-1 win at Cardiff City, with Loic scoring two more goals for Newcastle in the first half,  and Yohan hitting the post with an audacious free kick from all of 30 yards out – a fantastic effort from the Frenchman.

Cabaye has talked today on nufcTV about Loic, who he just loves playing with:

“He’s scored important goals – twice again on Saturday – and he helped us to win the game, so of course he deserves to be in the France squad.”

“For me, it’s fantastic because I love to play forward and with him. It’s so easy because he’s quick. “He can move very fast and very cleverly, so it’s very, very important for us.”

“He gives us another way to play.”  “It’s going to be very important because the World Cup is not far now.” “We have to play the last qualifying game.”

“We are sure of the play-offs now, but we never know and we are going to have to beat Finland at home and wish for something.”

“Now it’s going to be very important to play well with Newcastle from the next game until the end to hopefully be in the squad for the World Cup.”

France will play Australia in a friendly in Paris before next week’s final group game against Finland.

And then, as Yohan says, they will have to be in a play-off to qualify for the World Cup finals next summer in Brazil – we certainly hope France make the finals, and it will be interesting how many Newcastle players will make the squad in Brazil – even more than four is a possibility.

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103 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Cabs, focus on NUFC, not France, and the latter will come. And quit talking so damn much. Just play dude.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost:

    Rotonda
    You love picking and choosing from pardews career to support your argument dont you?
    Reading: relegation bound, almost got promoted in 01, got promoted in 02 to division 1, finished 4th in the first season in division 1. Left for west ham.
    West ham: 1st season division 1 playoff final defeat, 2nd season promoted to prem after playoffs 3rd season (06) 9th in the prem and an FA cup final defeat (on pens to Liverpool) in 07 he had a terrible run (worst in 70 years) and was fired.
    Charlton: … he was absolutely terrible, relegation after a promising start then 11th in the championship before leaving on mutual concent.
    Southampton: 2010, almost got to the playoffs despite a 10 point deduction, won the JPT. Was fired 5 months later after falling out with the chairman.
    I wont post the Newcastle stuff as I would assume you know it.
    But that list has more positives than negatives in my view, not saying hes the right man for us, just saying its ignorant to state he has done nothing apart from finish 5th in the prem once.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Parizan
    Brilliant

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #5

    From everything you guys are listing, maybe Pardew is just Championship material? Just maybe!

    He might get a team promoted, but that is probably as far as it goes. And what is wrong with? (as long as he is aware of his limitation I think he will be able to do ok…just not here!)

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #6

    *that

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #7

    SeanNufc87

    The stat’s on Pardew show he is better suited to lower league football.

    He had one good season with West Ham then went on to break every record in the clubs history before being fired, just like taking us to 5th then breaking records as fast as possible.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Partizan…wouldn’t you say that kit look more like Sweden than Brazil? 😉

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m sorry, but what is the point of a 3rd kit?

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  • Partizan

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Sweden,Brazil whatever….its freekin awesome

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Sean,
    I’ve said the same in Pardew’s defence on here, but he has failed to get a team of full internationals playing consistently well. For me, his time is up at NUFC. I keep seeing glimpses of what we need to be doing for him to change my mind, but we have shown that since Jan, and glimpses aren’t enough now.

    The thing I find weird is when people want Poyet who has had a very similar managerial career to Pards early days, and say how good he is. He may well turn out good. I have serious reservations. Will be interesting watching from the outside, if you have a read of Vicente’s comments on him those saying he is a good man manager could be in for a shock.

    Poyet could well finish Pardew’s time here in the Derby, although he would have to give them one hell of a lift, and our lads have a similar first 45 to Everton for it to happen imo.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #12

    JB…you know for when ever it happens that the team you play have a kit that looks both like your home and away kit 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #13

    If we cannot get someone from the continent then it is Eddie Howe or Lee Clark for me 🙂

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  • Partizan

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #14

    I know it sounds weird but we always seem to play better with our 2nd and 3rd kit in the last 3 seasons and that includes the Banana kit too.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Jack,
    For our European adventures, or we will probably wear it in the FA Cup, given the 2nd kit seems to be the league cup kit.

    Including the kit we wore in pre season is that 4 kits that the club are trying to flog us this year?? After 3 last year?? I remember the good old days where you might change kit every 3/4 years….

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #16

    jesper

    If………………and it’s a big IF……………Pardew is sacked I simply cannot see Ashley paying compensation to get a replacement in, thats why losing out on Poyet is a big loss as now we are looking at the likes of Curbishley 🙁

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Partizan, on last thread. I know what you mean, and I agree.

    Poyet tries to play good football, all you can do is identify the manager and give him a try. If it fails, it fails.

    Persisting with a lower league manager like we are is unacceptable with the talent at his disposal, especially following last year and the poor start we’ve had this year.

    Points amassed thus far through our individual talent, not as a collective group which is a manager’s job to produce. We’ve had patches of decent play, but a team full of international players will do that over the course of time.

    Don’t mistake player ability with team integration, fluidity and tactics. It can often mask the flaws in the big picture of where we are at, as it did when finishing 5th.

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Lilongwe Geordie

    A money making exercise with Wonga on the front is a poor business decision imo 😉

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Jack/Jesper,
    Beardsley will take over when Pards gets the chop – cheap, gets on well with Ashley, club legend so will appease some of the mob, already on contract here, knows the drill with the clubs ‘plan’ so won’t have to be sold the ‘vision’.

    I seriously hope he looks elsewhere, but that is what I expect to happen.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #20

    JB…please don’t ruin what is left of my Tuesday 😀 lol

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  • Partizan

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #21

    I know what you mean LR 32,,,as i always say…i rather we finish 14th with a superb passing football instead of 1 year 5th with wonder goals only.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #22

    I like Curbishley and it rhymes with Ashley! There’s a song there. Nice guy, knowledgeable, unfairly fired. But we probably need a continental coach.

    Doesn’t Arsenal also have a Brazil/Sweden outfit that they constantly wear?

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  • lesh

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Is it really worth wondering who our France squad players might be chatting up to come to Newcastle next summer?

    Judging by Cabaye’s no comment and referral to Kinnear for the truth about the issue of his not playing for a couple of games, one could be forgiven for thinking that our players could be in trouble if they they uttered that could be regarded as controversial. If that is the case, it hardly paints a picture of a happy club to be at.

    So, would you recommend Newcastle United as a club to move to?

    They’re never gonna win anything where the club’s aim is to avoid relegation and thus all that’s going for us is that we’re nowt more than a stepping stone to a club that does have realisable ambitions.

    Trouble is with being seen as ambitionless, it’ll take years to be rid of that perception..

    Ok, were financially on the right track, but surely Ashley must look beyond that and he needs to consider whether Kinnear’s the right one to have by his side if he’s got any plans to do it.

    Hey ho, that’s my little grizzle for the day. Mind you, nursing a broken arm’s not helping the mood either. Sorry all!

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #24

    jesper

    lol…………..I am sorry my friend, didn’t mean to ruin your day

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Jack,
    Haha, yeah, but someone must be buying them!!

    Speaking of which, does anyone know someone who can make personalised patches to go over the top of the Wonga logo? I’ve spoken with the club about them donating some kits to the senior academy team, they are thinking about it, but then it struck me they would have Wonga on the front….. Was thinking about getting the academy logo as a patch.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Lilongwe…one might set himself up for a fall believing somethinng good could come out of a potential sack of Pardew, but I just have to believe Mike will come good!

    …if not then just for the sake of my own sanity 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Michel Jansen at FC Twente would be a good choice

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Kinnear will be available and will be a cert for the job. We aren’t lucky enough to get Curbishley.

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  • lesh

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #29

    What’s all this about Curbishly? Pardew’s just had a good result and his replacement’s being lined up?

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  • JackButler

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #30

    FrankfurtMag

    Giving Kinnear the managers job would surely kill him as his heart would not stand the pressure and abuse he’d get

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesper,
    We can only hope! It is just about all NUFC fans have had for years, and it is normally in vain! Still, they do say hope springs eternal so I guess we will just keep on!

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #32

    We can only hope Jack.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Lesh,
    Sorry to hear about your arm mate! How did you manage that??

    As for Curbishley, we need to move fast if we are to secure one of the brightest football management prospects in the UK. NUFC are all about forward planning!

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  • sweendog

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #34

    see we’re being linked by forza italia with
    Gianmarco Paulis and Simone Solinas .. 2 18yrs old ..from Cagliari ….

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Oct 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #35

    @sweendog,

    We were linked with loads of players over the summer from 17 year olds to 30 year olds. Unfortunately, due to the appointment of a buffoon as DoF we lost them all.

    I firmly believe we only got Remy due to it being arranged and agreed prior to our “Judge me on signings” DoF arriving.

    I can’t read anymore “linked” articles. I will believe it when I see them in a NUFC shirt at the stadium.

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  • Partizan

    Oct 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #36

    FrankfurtMag…I would love Carlos Zambrano in NUFC,,,a defender who put Messi and Higuain in his back pocket last time they met,,,not to mention Kadlec,who we were linked and already 3 out of 3 he scored.

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  • fatman

    Oct 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #37

    SeanNufc87 @2

    Yes your right plenty of positives he always gets the sack that’s a positive we could do with. now hurry along to the corner sunny and have a cry it will make you feel better.

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Oct 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Kadlec is a busy little player. What he lacks in physical strength he more than makes up for with skill and attacking ability. He is a proper runner and worth 5x the 1.2m Eintracht payed for him.

    Zambrano never gets mentioned here. He never really does anything wrong. Just gets the job done quietly.

    In the home games I have seen this year, Kadlec, Rode and Jung have been great.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Oct 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Yes lets get Curbishley! That will be a hoot 😀 lol

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  • Partizan

    Oct 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Zambrano is a such a destructive CB,who is even better than Dante or Boateng from Bayern imo cos he’s more intelegent than them,but i really don’t know how he’d cope with the aerial threats in EPL,,but i guarantee you 1 thing,,Lukaku would never outmuscle Zambrano like he did with Collo.

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