One of the reasons Newcastle are doing so well this season is because so many of our French players have now adapted to life in the Premier league, and it’s the best we’ve done at this stage in the season since Bobby Robson was managing the club and had us in first place at this time way back in 2001.
Yohan Cabaye – after scoring yesterday
Mathieu Debuchy has been excellent this season for Newcastle, and Moussa Sissoko keeps improving and set up another goal for the great Yohan Cabaye yesterday, and Yohan looked superb for Newcastle.
And don’t forget Ben Arfa, who came on after 79 minutes and in the two or three minutes after that, he had set up a great chance for Yoan Gouffran, who hit the bar, and the Ben Arfa himself forced another excellent save from goalkeeper Speroni, who saved Palace from a drubbing in that second half.
And then Ben Arfa topped of a great cameo appearance by blasting in a penalty after big Shola Ameobi had been brought down in the box.
And one of the TV commentators we had for the game yesterday was former Charlton (and West Ham) manager Alan Curbishley, who was full of place for the Newcastle side’s display yesterday.
Alan did mention it was something when Newcastle could bring on a player of Ben Arfa’s class late in the game, and the Frenchmen created at least four chances that we counted.
But our best player yesterday was Yohan Cabaye, who has 42% of the vote, and who is again looking excellent for Newcastle, and he almost scored with a free kick from just outside the box in the second half, and then late in the game was straight through on goal, but Speroni saved again.
Here are the results so far in our poll and there’s still time to vote.
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