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Papiss Apologized For Taking Penalty in Second Half

9:55 am, Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 114 Comments

Alan Pardew was unhappy that Loic Remy took the first half penalty against Stoke and missed it, and the manager was not at all happy at half time, because Yohan Cabaye is the official penalty taker for Newcastle.

papiss cisse stoke penalty

Papiss Cisse shows great technique in scoring from penalty spot on Saturday

We dare say an issue wouldn’t have been made of it if Loic had scored,  but he missed and it was a poor penalty and Pardew showed his irritation in the dressing room at the break.

And he was asked if he was annoyed that Papiss took the penalty in the second half, and this is what he said:

“I was still expecting Yohan to take the second penalty,  but to pass the penalty onto Papiss was a lovely touch, and I thought Papiss’ finish was very very clinical and great for the fans,  because we all want him to do well.”

“We are all desperate for Papiss to do well and he came over and apologized for taking the penalty after the game, and I thought that was a nice touch.”

By all accounts Papiss is a great lad in the dressing room and extremely humble, just like Demba Ba was in his magical but too short eighteen months stay on Tyneside.

That goal will have done Papiss the world of good, and of course the same thing happened last season when he was allowed to take a penalty in the home game to Norwich a year last September, to get back on the goal track.

But on that occasion he ballooned the ball over the bar – but we still won 1-0 through a goal from – who else – Demba Ba.

Papiss certainly didn’t make that mistake on Saturday, and it was a beautiful penalty right into the top right hand corner, that gave the goalkeeper no chance at all and it was Newcastle’s fifth and final goal of the game.

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114 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Cisse is only likely to get goals from the bench and coukd be further down the pecking order if we sign another striker in Jan.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Doesn’t sound like Remy is totally convinced he’ll get cleared.

  • 3 scout // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    If Remy leaves he’s number 1, shola only playing ahead of cisse because he’s the big target man.

  • 4 scout // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I remember the woodgate and bowyer case. One of them lost weight and was worried to death the other was just normal playing on

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Just reading some of the abuse Micheal Owen gets for his dynamic commentating, class.

  • 6 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    things may have been a bit different if we lost 1-0.

    As for Jan, would be shocked if we sign a striker who would start ahead of Cisse as we dont pay over 70k a week as far as I’m aware

  • 7 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    We will not be signing anybody in January unless of course Gomis comes in for around 2M and his agents sort their fees out.

  • 8 jimmysmith // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Tiote is playing, Pards “makes no bones about it”. I should jolly well hope not. Making bones…..a very odd notion I must say.

  • 9 laurille // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Isn’t Debuchy suspended for 5 yellow cards?
    I’d go
    MYM Willo Colo Santon
    Tiote Anita
    Sissoko Cabaye Gouffran

    If we trail after the first half, then Ben arfa in for Sissoko, Shola in for Anita and change to a 4-4-2 formation.

  • 10 roy // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    The Daily Mirror is reporting Newcastle United want 22 million for Cabaye, considering Ozil at 40 million and Felaini 35 million and Lamella at 30 million, surely Cabaye has to be considered at 40 million also?

  • 11 JAMSHA // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    i say 50mill cabaye is a french int aswell. could be the french cpt also

  • 12 cyprus // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Best moment last game, the way players congratulated Cisse when he scored. My prediction: lots of fans will be eating humble pie when he and HBA come back storming -sorry Bills 🙂

  • 13 cyprus // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    The answer to your question is no, mate.

  • 14 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM


    Pardew has said £22M isn’t our fee so it sounds like a figure plucked out of the air by hacks. Our fee could be more, could be less.

    With two and a half years still on his contract and us not needing to sell it wouldn’t surprise me if we wanted £25M-£30M.

    Whether he’s worth that or any club would pay it is another matter.

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    He missed a game a few weeks back after reaching five.

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    I think it’s inevitable Cabaye will go although it would cause me to rethink my attitude toward the regime if he signed a new deal.

  • 17 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    To be fair to Papiss, it was a very, very good penalty and there was no way the keeper was ever getting anywhere near it.

    If Papiss can get back to his best then it will be like having a new signing at the club……………………christ, that sounds like Pardew talking 😀

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Cyprus…thanks for the memories mate 🙂

    …my memory isn’t what it use to be lol

    *most say that the only two players that pick them self for me is Krul and Debuchy. The rest is up for grabs 🙂

  • 19 santonthenewmaldini // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    We have to be holding out for 35 million at a MINIMUM if we are going to sell Cabaye

    The guy is a French International who has been their captain and ours , scores goals, creates goals , covers every blade of grass on a pitch every game and is not afraid of the physical stuff would be amazing in a better team as well

    Modric went for 40 million and rarely does anything on the pitch except pass it backwards or sideways and has played in much better teams than Cabaye , Lamella went for 30 million same with Fellaini

    Ozil is worth the money he is better than Cabaye 40 million for him at the time was the right price but Cabs is doing just as well as him if not better at the moment Sunday should be a cracker !

  • 20 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM


    I’d love to see Cisse get somewhere near the form he showed in his firsr season. The problem is the way we are set up now I’m not sure Pardew wants a CF who is purely an out and out striker.

    If HBA can add a consistency to his game Pardew will find a place for him.

  • 21 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    The people most likely talking about Cabaye’s price are his agents salivating at the cut of the deal.

    Hard for us to complain though as we have done the same to may sides over the years, mostly French recently

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    The ONE good thing I will give Ashley credit for is that he does seem as though he will not sell unless for top dollar but I can see Cabaye going into the last year of his contract and going a bit cheaper than we would have liked.

  • 23 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Has anyone seen the comments on the bbc sport, opener an article for commend on safe standing…makes this place look civil.

    What’s people’s views on standing?

    I accept awful disasters in the past but with new safe standing, which has more handrails between people , proper tickets not just letting anyone in, certain blocks to stand in, good stewards and only one area for standing it seems like a good idea to me. Gives people an option.

    All turn styles require a ticket to let a person in so can’t sneak an extra 1 in never mind an extra 5000 like in the 70/80s

  • 24 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    All this talk of Cabaye leaving for big money I personally think he’ll be looking at what has happened to his mate Demba Ba, a player who was ripping it up week in week out for us, took the big money on offer from Chelsea and now watches most games either from the stands or at home on his couch.

    At NUFC Cabaye is nailed on to start every game he’s fit and maybe, just maybe he’ll see the benefit of staying with us and rotting away on someone else’s bench

  • 25 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM


    I’d like to see us give cabaye a good long term deal now while we are flying, night tempt him.

    Suppose they might have offered, we don’t know, but hopefully something is going on. He deserves colo level of wages in my view

  • 26 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    i think that times of out and out strikers are over in the top teams, look at the best teams and you see who they have upfront..City Aguero,Negredo…Man utd RVP,Rooney..Bayern Mandzukic…Dortmund Lewandovski, Barca Messi…PSG Ibrahimovci,Cavani…i cant remember of one striker who offers nothing to the game, only goals in top team…they all have to work hard and have some magic in them as well, so Cisse isnt our future i think

  • 27 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM


    That’s the problem with top clubs these days. Managers come and go so often and so much money is available you have no idea how long you will be first choice.

    Look at mata, 20 goals from midfield and barely gets even a sub appearance this season.

    Unless your a ronaldo, messi, Suarez, aguero etc then never a guarantee

  • 28 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    With the additional 30+ million coming in at the end of the season the club could easily raise the wage level to around 80-85k a week for the top players

  • 29 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM


    You’ve got a point and I would imagine that is exactly the type of argument that Ashley would use to justify anywhere up to £30M not just to a buying club but also to Cabaye and his agent.

    Fans who say Pardew is touting Cabaye are wrong imo. Ashley told him when he came there was no way AC was being sold and Pardew passed that on to the fans. Problem was nobody ever expected Lpool to go to £35M, an offer way more than he was worth and too good to refuse.

    That’s why Pardew now hedges his bets and says he hopes no club matches our asking price. If silly money is offered, and I believe thats what our asking prices are for top players, Ashley could sell. As he proved by turning down offers for Tiote from Chelsea and Cabaye from Arsenal no player is going anywhere on the cheap or probably even for what he is worth.

  • 30 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    That would be assuming he doesn’t rate himself higher than Demba Ba and once a player is earning so much it’s not always about the money RVP didn’t join Man U for the extra 20K a week but to win titles, probably rethinking that one now though.

  • 31 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Transfer Sage

    True, but with us he is nearly 100% nailed on to be in the starting 11, at Chelsea etc they can go out and replace him every window. The money is one thing but playing has to be the main attraction for any player. I’d bet everything that Ba wouldn’t have signed for Chelsea if he had known that he’d hardly kick a ball in their first 11

  • 32 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:46 AM


    I also think whether people think pardew is touting players or not is irrelevant.

    1. Ashley decided who is sold for the money, not pardew…if a big offer comes on ash will probably sell and pardew will have to accept it

    2. Who signs players based on other managers touting them? None. They just look at how cabaye plays and then enquire as to a price

  • 33 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Of course it will be hard to hold onto Cabaye as he is an international MF who defends and scores goals and can play a pass, take free kicks, has a good attitude, etc.

    I think for him personally it would be better to stay at Newcastle until after the world cup playing with other French squad players as you would think Cabaye’s spot in the French team is nailed down. He can concentrate on a good world cup where France are almost guaranteed to top the group.

  • 34 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM


    Yeh I am agreeing with you.

    Each manager has his favourite for a variety of reasons, work rate, style, type of player, how he fits in his system etc.

    For me the only team cabaye would be a regular who are bigger than us in England are man utd and possibly Liverpool. But that’s not say the window after try don’t sign a couple players and he drops to the bench.

    Cabaye is a player though who’s reputation is bigger than Ba’s….that seems to be the main thing in a lot of English clubs. For me Ba would offer a lot more than Torres and Etoo but they are bigger names and done more in the past…Ba looks like other Chelsea players almost look down at him because of the clubs he has come from and not being a big name.

  • 35 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    I dont think Cabaye would struggle to play at Arsenal, he has quality to be starter for them, way better than Flamini, better than Arteta, better than Wilshere…he has enough to play there, but price have to be 30M minimum….Fellain 35 and is nowhere near Cabaye…plus we are in good position and dont have to sell….

  • 36 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Jail for Ashley

    I think that out of all the top side in this league the only chance of regular first team football Cabaye has is with Man Utd, at Chelsea, Liverpoll, Man City and Arsenal he’d spend most of his time warming the bench

  • 37 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    TS, agreed.

  • 38 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Transfer Sage

    agree mate, the worry is that PSG or Roma come in with a serious bid for him, with Garcia at Roma and PSG being a club he loves they would both be major attractions for the lad.

    Just don’t want to see one of our best players rotting away on anyones bench

  • 39 cyprus // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Spanner in the works: if Cabs is at Ozil, Wilshere, Ramsey level, why do we so often ‘lose’ the MF? Or are the people next to him so poor? The lad’s good, but he’s been bigged, all ready for a big money transfer. Should he go, I think he’ll go Ba’s route. We’ll find out if I was wrong soon enough.

  • 40 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Players will nearly always believe they are good enough to make the first eleven and that’s why very few will stay put for a g’teed place.

  • 41 kt97toonarmy // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM


    Debuchy served that ban against norwich. Hes on 6 yellows now m8. Hope it stayed that way

  • 42 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    at chelsea even Lampard play, so you think Cabaye in 2013 is worse player? or Mikel
    or in Liverpool do you really thing that Lucas and Allen are better than Cabaye?
    I personally think only side where he dont fit would be Man City, as they have Toure and Fernandinho, who are top, but he is better than Rodwell,Garcia

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    You could say that about every player bar the ones metioned above, but sportsmen are very competitive individuals and he will believe he can play in any team so if somebody is offering him more money and trophies it’s a no brainer for him.

  • 44 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Fellaini going to United is just another version of Carroll to Liverpool.

    Players that have been overexaggerated by the press and made to look good when they are mediocre at best. Both injured at the moment as well.

    Glad we are not a ‘big’ club, as its these big clubs that seem to throw money away on utter dross.

    Chelsea – 50mill on Torres, Money would have been put to better use as toilet paper.
    Liverpool – 35mill Carroll + 20mill for Downing. Henderson at least is showing some decent form now.
    Man United – Fellaini 35mill
    Spurs – Lamela 30mill. I’ll save my judgement on Soldado for a later date.

    That’s 170million wasted. Once Moyes gets the inevitable sacking, the next manager will likely try to recoup as much of that 35mill as possible by flogging fellaini off to some foreign club.

  • 45 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM


    Cabaye is a dominant and key man for France. The reason those players you mention do so well is a combination of the rest of the team and managers.

    I’m ok with pardew but the stuff wenger, ferguson, Rogers etc get from their style is better and a higher level. They are set up and drilled better than we are.

    Ozil is much better but think cabaye is easily as good as Wilshire, Ramsey, and others.

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Just looking at the team sheet for the game Debuchy missed, did Santon play at RB ?

  • 47 saxonfenken // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Transfer Sage
    Said that when he went, a 7 million only player does not fit into 30million players with ego,s to match..
    proving true,
    Like the old Man U players for England, Two nevellies, butt, becham, scholes, ferdinand, they thought no body else was good enough and only passed the ball between themselves.
    Did anybody else notice that
    And now way would they pass to a Liverpool play,the downfall of many England games

  • 48 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM


    That is big money for us but those clubs you mention it’s irrelevant. They have cash to burn and if these deals don’t work out can get a good chunk of the money back selling the player on.

  • 49 ~Anita One Bites The Dust~ // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    If Cabaye does go, perhaps go after Nuri Sahin? He was played out of position whilst at Liverpool and claims to have only joined RM for Mourinho. With Mourinho gone, he might wanna leave for first team football?

  • 50 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM


    It’s awful to watch. Ba has bags of talent and stacks more goals in him than the other two but like you say a 7mil player is seen as a bad player to them. Why should they play the ball to him and let him look good.

  • 51 Jeff from Benwell // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Arsenal will not buy Cabaye – they are knee deep in playmaking midfielders – Liverpool however with Henderson blowing hot and cold and an aging Gerard being more and more injury prone are definite candidates.
    I think Cabaye will go to Liverpool after the WC in July
    If we buy a young playmaker this window then you will know that is what is going to happen.
    Another thought.
    It’s well known what a fan of player loans MA is ,there are a lot of good players in the EPL not getting much playing time,don’t be surprised if we bring in a few players on loan until June.

  • 52 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM


    M’Biwa played right back.

  • 53 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    @TS One thing I will say for Pardew this season is we are playing the ball along the ground a lot more and out from the back rather than lumping it forward.

  • 54 Rooster // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    So Stoke are going to lodge an official complaint about the refereeing of Martin Atkinson, i hope it falls on deaf ears, that Mark Hughes is a complete horror, the two sending offs were justified IMO, what about the two stone wall pens we should have had, Hughes is just a moan and always has been, nine men or not they got stuffed good and proper, in fact every time we scored they had 7 or 8 in the box, we could have won by 8.

  • 55 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Nuri Sahin is at Dortmund and he isnt as good as Cabaye, Dortmund struggle this season because Gundogan is injured, he is their main man and on of the best CM in the world

  • 56 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:14 PM


    I’d say that Ba is better then all of Chelsea’s other strikers but how often does he play???

    Would Cabaye get ahead of Gerrard or Coutinho at Liverpool, or Ramsey, Arteta, Whilshere at Arsenal?

    sorry but I don’t think so

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    I didn’t realise he could, so he can play anywhere in the back four, Pardew obviously rates Santon more than a few on here then.

  • 58 pawl250 // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Our current highest paid player is Mbiwa ….

    Choose to believe it or not. Don’t really care but if you have sources you could easily verify it is the truth.

    Some players are on a low standard weekly wage but get loyalty bonuses for staying another year …. STaylor for example is on buttons in comparison to Mbiwa …. But he gets like a bonus every year for “loyalty” to the club.

    Just thought you would like to know.

  • 59 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Dave toon

    Agree on pardew, impressed me more this season. Just listening to interviews with people like Rogers when he talks technical he sounds a level above and I think that benefits his attacking players. They always play up high in the front foot…something I wish we would as we have an equally as good team as they do minus Suarez but they play well without him too.

    Nothing against pardew as he is improving but would love to see what a Rogers type would do with us. Might be no different but good to see.

  • 60 cyprus // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    You may be right. I have a feeling we’ll find out soon enough. Does he have the dribbling skills or speed of anticipation of players like Nasri, Ramsey, Ozil? My estimate is – not even close.
    Saw Cabs latest interview, he clearly stated that he regrets nothing. Maybe that’s why I refuse to sing his praises, the man is on display and on his way out.

  • 61 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    What gets me about the Stoke game is MOTD saying the ball was over the line when HBA crossed it because you could see a slight gap between the ball and the line.

    Rubbish. The base of the ball can be behind the line but the edge of the ball can be on it or in play. The whole of the ball being over the line is one of the most misunderstood rules in football.

  • 62 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM


    Cabaye wouldn’t start for arsenal and flamini and arteta are defensive so he wouldn’t be there.

    At Liverpool he’d be in the middle most games I think, better than Henderson.

  • 63 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    I was invited to a table in the 1892 club when we were in the Championship and there was a lad who used to play in our reserves there, he reckons Guthries basic wage was 4K a week, whether true or not….

  • 64 cyprus // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    I’ll agree with that. If I had to bet on it, I’d go with ‘the whole ball was not over the line’. The two yellows were harsh but nobody will punish that refereeing. The guy even felt sorry for them when he didn’t give two more pens.

  • 65 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:23 PM


    I honestly think the ref was lenient with Stoke as we could have been given two more penalties, Shawcross should have seen red for his challenge on Haidara.

    If I was Mark Hughes I’d be asking why my players showed such a lack of intelligence on the pitch as Whelan’s red card was stupidity personified, his first yellow was debatable but to go and kick Cabaye minutes later showed just how stupid the lad is

  • 66 pawl250 // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Look Cabaye is a top player. In many respects he should leave to allow him to win trophies in his career its what all players want to achieve.

    If we cannot give him top level football (CL) we do not deserve to keep his calibre of player.

    He will leave us for 20-25m max ….

    I would say 20m would not be too much of a head scratcher ….. Henderson is an England international and young. You always pay over the odds for English…. Cabaye is French and older therefore he would arguably worth 20m….

    Likes of Nasri was scoring goals for fun at Arsenal

    Ozil gets in a very strong German team, still young and played for Madrid ….

    Different calibre of player. As for Lamela, give the lad a chance, I can’t remember Ronaldo, or Bale setting the Premier League on fire in their first seasons…. Hardly been given a sniff ….

    People on here too quick to judge at times ….

  • 67 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Transfer Sage

    He’d have three players ahead of him at Arsenal and at Chelsea and Liverpool he’d be in the same position, the grass isn’t always greener though the money may be better

  • 68 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    You disappear for ages then reappear with a dig at me, a statement saying you don’t care what people think which was completely unnecessary and were all too quick to judge, I bet you’re excellent crack on a night out.

  • 69 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    @JFA 4k a week? wow, surely that can’t be true

  • 70 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM


    My issue with lamela is the lad doesn’t do what made him successful before. Only one game, that was Europa league, have I seen him even try to run at the fullback and beat a man and he was fantastic.

    During the odd game he has had he hasn’t seemed to even try to get involved. I wouldn’t write him off but I’d say he needs to do a fair bit more to impress and show he deserves minutes in the pitch.

  • 71 bills-son // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM



    If Tiote had committed those two fouls very few on here would have had any sympathy for him if he’d seen red. The second red was a defo.

    Williamson handball was ball to hand and the HBA’s cross wasn’t over the line.

    We should put in a protest about the two penalties were never got 🙂

  • 72 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM


    It’s not just money though, if you believe you are a top player you back yourself to impress when give a chance and to take the place of those players. Hardly like a club spends 20mil for a bench player, they might end up there but they expect them to start.

    I’d say that at Liverpool, as coutinho plays a bit on the left of a front 3 he would be competing with Gerard and Henderson for the spots infront of Lucas…he’d take hendersons and long term gerrard

  • 73 Jail for Ashley // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Everyone I’ve told said the same thing, if it was true there would be a lot of add ons with appearence money and so on.

  • 74 Rake // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    I personally believe that Pardew is easing Haidara into the starting 11. Santon in my opinion hasn’t offered enough and when people run at him I can’t help but wonder what the lad is doing. Everytime I’v seen Haidara he has impressed me and the same can be said for Dumment. Santon for me might really benefit from being dropped.

    It was nice and refreshing to watch Haidara run at the opposition and try and get to the by line. Something Santon doesn’t do enough. I know we scored from one of his crossed but that must be the first cross in two months…

  • 75 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM


    I think the only one they can be hard done by is willo…usually given as his arm was sticking out. But even still there was a long way between that and their goal…should have defended better and if not then we’d have scored 4 in second half.

    The ball over the line is impossible to call even after 100s of replays so can’t fault a linesman on a tough call like that, if he’s not sure he can’t give it as correct call.

  • 76 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Transfer Sage

    to be honest mate I can’t see anyone other than Man Utd being seriously interested in Cabaye, Arsenal are desperate for a striker and are more than covered in midfield, I don’t see him as a Rodgers players tbh plus they have enough in their midfield, Chelsea are another club that need strikers. If he does go I think it will be oversea’s and not to another PL club

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Anyone read this?

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Would probably create a much more intimate atmosphere at Stadiums?

  • 79 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM


    I think Liverpool and man utd are the two in England…agree arsenal and Chelsea don’t need midfielders.

    Overseas is the bigger risk though, but PSG have stupid money so make them pay through the nose if they want him. And in fairness earning 100k a week and living in Paris would be some way to play football..couldn’t say that’s a bad thing to experience.

  • 80 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM


    Not read article as on phone but is it safe standing? I am all for that providing it is properly managed as in Germany.

  • 81 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Gerrard is always injured and Coutinho is other position, so I dont think you choose right players, compare him with Lucas and Allen, and yes but Demba Ba went for 7M, and Cabaye will go for 25M…and thats the reason why he should be ahead of Arteta,Flamini or others…

  • 82 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Safe standing in the PL?

    Health and safety will have heart failure at the thought 😀

  • 83 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Too fan

    Cabaye is not attacking though , arteta and flamini play defensive roles, as does Lucas.

    Cabaye can do that but looks better for us between midfield and strikers.

  • 84 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM


    Coutinho is the long term player for that position and he’d still be behind Gerrard. Lucas is a holding player and no one in the PL will pay anywhere near 25 million for Cabaye as the only clubs that have that type of money already have players who are as good or even better than him.

    If he goes it will be to PSG or Roma

  • 85 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    If Liverpool where to come in for any of our players it would be HBA

  • 86 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    @JFA It would make interesting reading to see a list of current players’ wages but I would assume noone would be near 4k
    I would assume that Williamson would be on lowest of starting 11.

  • 87 JackButler // Dec 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    NUFC getting praise off Phil Thompson on Soccer Saturday – wonder’s will never cease 😀

  • 88 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    if WBA lose to the hammers today, they will surely go down this season

  • 89 martoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Hi Lads Just catch – a belated Happy Xmas to you all although some of the Xmas spirit seems to have gone already 🙂
    Mark Hughes arrogance never ceases to amaze me. Yes the first yellow card was harsh but when you know you have just been given one you don’t then kick somebody a few minutes later. If Hughes was a proper manager he would have been calming his team down instead of blowing his top and could have saved at least one of the red cards. Apparently when he was sent to the stands he was still F’ing and blinding and had to be moved because he was upsetting people around him – the man has no class what so ever.

  • 90 Ciaran // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Afternoon all, and how are we? Interesting comments from Pardew about the game tomorrow, he certainly should be instilling the belief into the fans and the players that we can win this game.

    Glad to hear that Tiote will come straight back into the side (didn’t think I’d see myself type that, but there you go) and I would imagine it will be HBA who will give way for Tiote.

    As for comments re Cabaye, I disagree that he would sit on the bench for the top teams. He would be a regular starter for Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea or Man U. At worst he would feature regularly in a rotating squad for City or Arsenal. The guy is a top top player and will prove it. He sure as hell has more ambition than being a big fish in a medium sized pond.

    Demba Ba’s downturn in fortune will have no bearing on a player who believes they can make it to the top.

  • 91 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Think It came out about Guthries wage being 4k p/a when he had that wedding riot ?
    Don’t think simmo was on a great deal more?

  • 92 Ancientcoptic // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I cannot see Cabaye going to Liverpool; if he leaves it will be for Champions League football.

    Arsenal, Man City & Chelsea will finish above Liverpool. I also fully expect Man Utd to get more points from the remaining games than Liverpool. It is going to be hard on them, but I just cannot see a place in the top 4 for Liverpool.

    Liverpool are far too prone to wasting chances on goal, and dropping points against sides they should be claiming 3 points from. There is only one English side that could attract Cabaye, and also needs him, and that is Man Utd.

    It will be Man Utd, Monaco or PSG if he is going to move. (In my estimation)

  • 93 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    My bad, t’was a speeding fine!

  • 94 Tsunki // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Is toy continuing to post despite his marathon insult fest yesterday? He was concentrating on bring offensive to the point he couldn’t keep up with who he was having a go at- check out the ‘there’s no way we should be keeping up with these teams’ thread from yesterday when he said:

    roy // Dec 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    @90 its obvious by your comments that you know nothing about football. Anita was shocking until the sendings off allowed him space and comparing him to tiote just adds to your ignorance.

    – post 90 was his own. I think he is suffering a lac k of feeling down below……

  • 95 Tsunki // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    Roy. Damn autocorrect!

  • 96 Ted Bundy // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    On Cabs, the likelihood of him leaving in Jan is extremely slim. Why would we even entertain that idea? He could help propel us into Europe, then go on to play a crucial part in what is a favourable WC itinerary for France, most likely leading to quarter final advancement at least – if they turn it on and get any further, Cabaye could become one of the hottest midfield properties in world football.

    We sold Carroll for 35m when we was in weaker position financially and he wasn’t anywhere near as accomplished as Cabaye. I think most people greatly underestimate what it’d take for us to sell him.

  • 97 Ancientcoptic // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Mbiwa earns around 55k per week.

    3.7 million Euros per year.

  • 98 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Lucas is better than Cabaye? I dont think so and Gerrard is injury prone, and Cabayes best position is holding midfielder,he played that as a maine player for Lille when they won the title and cup…its his best position and he said that he likes to play there as he can go for ball from CBs and control a game…its only good for us, that they dont pay that amount, as personally I see him as our best player

  • 99 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    and to think that Man Utd struggle in CM position, i have to laugh at that, because they had one of the best prospects in Pogba, and they let him go, because they didnt give him chance and he is three times player Fellaini is 😀

  • 100 Ron Knee // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Anelka has just scored two goals for The Albion.

  • 101 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Was in France a couple weeks back, rumour in Paris is that Laurent Blanc put together a highlight reel of Cabaye to show the PSG owners to persuade them to pay what nufc are asking (french press are speculating 27m) and they have agreed! The fact that he is champions league eligible apparently swung it!
    Guessing it all depends on whether other players could be available though

  • 102 jayphoto // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    More interesting is the news in Italy that Balotelli has to leave Milan in january! He won’t go to another Italian club either and is available for about 15m!
    If he’s coming back to england I think theres only a few clubs that could afford him that would want him! Doubt hed play for Mourinho again! Reckon only us and spurs could afford him that would guarentee him a starting spot!
    Be a massive investment and risk as hes cuckoo but ive always thought balotelli has the ability to be a 40m player and pards seems to do alright with combustible players!
    Im dreaming ofcourse!

  • 103 davetoon // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    ouch, will Fat Sam last the weekend

  • 104 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:47 PM


    cabaye is not best as a holding mid…he is best as attacking mid….its where he gets all his goals and assists for us. Yes he drops deep but he isn’t a holding player. He can tackle but a holding player like lucas, tiote, makelele etc just sit deep and don’t get forward, cabaye likes to get forward to be around the box.


    Cabaye could be a starter in other teams but i doubt he would for chelsea, they have a much better player in mata on the bench. It’s a total lottery who mourinho takes a fancy too.

    I think cabs would walk into man utd’s team and same at liverpool ahead of alan or henderson. Coutinho is being used on the left, gerrard only has 2 seasons of regularly starting games left.

    I’m sure cabaye is capable of playing in city and chelsea’s side but they have no need for him with what they have.

  • 105 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM


    I like that cabaye is always linked away for big money, it means he is a hell of playr…rather lose the odd player to teams than have a bunch of no hopers going no where i guess.

    On Ballotelli, the lad is insane but a very good player…would love him hear, benny was a stroppy/moody player before and seems to have settled and grown up. I think Balotelli does no harm either, makes headlines but settting off fireworks at home, handing out gifts from his car, mock sword fighting in a restaurant….it is all harmless fun, nothing as serious as allegations that were made against people like remy, bowyer, woodgate, etc.

    Ballotelli is just the class clown, I imagine he is fun to be around really and when things aren’t going well his ability and sense of humour can give you a boost….or made you more annoyed…but at least he has something about him.

  • 106 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM


    there’s a story on balotelli

  • 107 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I also wouldn’t get my hopes up on him though, can’t see it happening….maybe would have done under shepherd, he liked a flutter with a big name every now and then.

  • 108 Ron Knee // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Our match on New Year’s Day could be interesting.

  • 109 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Transfer Sage
    he plays as AM because we havent any so he must play there, but his best position is holding midfielder, maybee box to box…he said its his best position

  • 110 Tsunki // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Have to be patient while roy checks up on his blunder.

    If you want to destroy team spirit, any balotelli type player will do it. Never fully committed and no control over his ego. Big chip on his shoulder and too much for us to bear, no idea why that one even got a mention.

  • 111 Toonfan8 // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    if Balotelli is availible for 15M we have to go for him, yes he is prick but great player….

  • 112 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:55 PM


    when i see him for france he gets forward a lot though, not a genuine holding player.

    the games where cabaye looks a 30mil player are the games he plays in an advanced position, if he did say he is a better holding player he is wrong in my opinion as he is way more dangerous around the box with his shooting and clever through passes.

  • 113 Transfer Sage // Dec 28, 2013 at 1:57 PM


    hell of a player though and scores a lot

    ben arfa was the same, it’s all about how these players are managed

  • 114 jazzyp // Dec 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    There is no way we would be able to afford his wages pal, I think he was on around £180k at city but hey its good to dream lol.
    Personally would like cabs to stay but I think the lad thinks he is better than he actually is. Yes stands out from the crowd in the nufc surroundings, But drop him into any of the top four and I think he’ll find he is a small fish in a big pond. The only club I think he would thrive in is at man utd, As I think there midfield is a pile of crap and have been saying so for the last 2 -3 seasons

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