Pardew Resigned To Losing Cabaye – I Have To Deal With It


Alan Pardew was gutted when we lost Andy Carroll three years ago, when Liverpool came out of the blue on the last day of that transfer window, and offered Newcastle a ridiculous £35M in cool cash for Andy, and owner Mike Ashley took the money.

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Alan Pardew – expected Yohan to play tonight – he will not be playing

Alan Pardew gave his press conference yesterday for the Norwich game – and he was cool and looked very relaxed, but at the time he was hoping Cabaye would be playing for Newcastle tonight and on Saturday against Sunderland, but of course that will not happen now.

And he did say Newcastle couldn’t take the blow of losing such as class player as Cabaye without replacing him, but of course Alan’s role at Newcastle is to get the best out of the players we have – and Mike Ashley, Joe Kinnear and Secretary Lee Charnley are the ones that do the deals in the transfer window.

Alan had this to say today about Cabaye:

“You need big performances at club level. The goal is to wear the blue shirt and be selected by your country.” “I don’t want Cabaye to go.”

“We have not indicated for one moment here from the owner down to any of my staff that we want him to go, not one iota.” “You are talking to a manager who actually when he lost Andy Carroll, lost a massive part of a team that wasn’t safe.”

 “We didn’t have 36 points when we lost Andy Carroll, so it was a hell of a blow.”  “I still maintain that was one of my best periods as a manager at this football club, getting us safe that year.”

“So in terms of my mentality, I’m just strong about it. I am the manager and I have got to deal with it.”

It’s not completely clear what the transfer fee agreed with PSG is for Cabaye, and generally it’s said to be close to £20M, but the base fee may be lower than that but L’Equipe are reporting today there is a €5M add on clause – based on appearances.

But it seems Yohan’s gone, and he will take his medical in Paris probably today and then sign on for the Paris club.

So Yohan spent only 30 months at Newcastle in the Premier League before returning to France.

It’s now important that Newcastle get two wins at Norwich tonight and against Sunderland at home on Saturday, otherwise the Newcastle fans will not be happy.

And it will help the mood on Tyneside if we can get a good replacement in before Friday night, and there’s four days in which to do that.

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267 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    martoon

    I think you may fall into one of those mentioned by MR T

    pardew is the boss of a massive club, you need to have balls to run it,
    if not you will be walked all over,

    he shows that he is a coward by staying and taking it,

    he could use the onwner never backed me to kick on from 5th card to new clubs,

    crystal palace where sniffing as are west ham, but he knows his contract here is a good one, so he will sit it out until he is fired

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #2

    our toon

    Ash, pardew and JFk are all pathological liars with vested self interests.

    Pardew: ”Now way will carroll be sold”
    JFK: ”No one will leave this January”

    Not saying these aren’t good deals, especially Carroll, but if you as a manager get a kickback or commission for any player sale especially on the scale of the Carrol one, how much integrity have you got ?

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3

    catchy in norway // Jan 28, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Rotonda heights

    even remy has gone backwards

    first 11 games scoring goals
    last 11,, been pardewd

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Spoof

    The tragedy is that marveaux is anything but s….e, as his moments of quality have shown, but along with cisse and benny just seems to have sunk without trace.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    stuart no9 // Jan 28, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    well, I said at the start of the season , a mid table placing was the best we could hope for if we could avoid injuries and didn’t sell anyone,however , all change again and is anyone really surprised by the sale of cabs. Again a perfect example of nufc being a selling club, even the minority hardcore of fans who simply refuses to believe that, must now however feel they have no more excuses to justify their argument. A sad day, but one that was on the cards as soon as 20m was mentioned Ashley suddenly comes to life and proves once again – NUFC mean nothing to him – NUFC FANS mean nothing to him- AMBITION – mean nothing to him- MONEY IS EVERYTHING.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    “We would need to bring somebody in, for sure. You can’t lose a player of that quality and not replace him, but we are going to need some time to do that. ”

    Thats pretty much saying that we MOST probably wont sign the replacement in January.

    Pardew the Puppet

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  • Vask

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Loan deal agreed for Luuk De Jong, should be in by the weekend apparently.

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  • Vask

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Make it permanent in summer and get his brother to join him.

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  • Santon03

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    I think we are still good this season even without new players in.
    Last time we sold AC, we have the greatest comeback 4-4 vs arsenal not long after that.
    Barton, Nolan, Jose were sold and the doom & gloom squad moaning that we will be relegated and we ended up 5th position.
    Whatever others said, I’m still positive that we have good squad to challenge top 6th.

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #10

    the way I see it is fat Ashley wont bring anyone in well he may swap krul for de jong but that 60million plus the sale of cabaye hes rubbing his hands well today

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #11

    good luck to cabaye he is a very good player thanks for the service to the club he has given

    the owner doesn’t have any ambition for us that’s why he constantly takes money out of the club and shoves it in his back pocket every year hes done the same thing just this year has been a good year for robbing us blind

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  • lesh

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #12

    catchy in norway……. Sometimes it takes a lot of strength to manage when being undermined. Anyone can throw a hissy fit and flounce off!

    Give the man a bit credit – he needs all the support he can get at the moment, not sniping from someone who wouldn’t know where to start!

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  • Nomad

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Dear lord help me if we don’t get anymore signings in. Interesting to note that pre Cabaye leaving, we had a 10% belief of loss against Norwich tonight, which is now what, 37%?

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  • sparky55

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #14

    it’s a shame…but we all knew it was coming didn’t we?

    Had we been hovering just above the relegation slots then the gentlemen’s agreement stuck up after the August fiasco would held true…but because we’re safe and have nothing to play for he was allowed to go.

    and because we’re safe and have nothing to play for and nothing to lose, Fat boy won’t be held to ransom now everyone knows we’ve got 20 million so only De Jong will come in during this window…so no replacement for Cabs and no top 6 finish which was definitely on the cards had Cabs stayed.

    Fat boy wins again…don’t you just hate the fat b@st@rd!

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  • monasnyr99

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #15

    Luuk de Jong medical at NUFC according to Borussia Tweet

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #16

    lesh

    You need to help yourself in life though. If you let people walk all over you they will.

    Pardew has a strong hand at the moment, he has the support of 80% of the fans according to the survey in the chronicle. Ashley has much less according to the same survey.

    Even if he stood up to ashley, doesn’t need to throw a hissy fit, if he is sacked he will walk into another job.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #17

    If it’s true the fee is £20 mil PSG have got a bargain, it will cost more than that to replace a player of Cabaye’s importance to our team

    Ashley put up or f**k off

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  • bzak12

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #18

    If by chance we were to replace Cabaye, why not buck the trend and not go french.What about the Swansea lad on loan at Mackems-Ki he looks their best player and Swansea are looking to sell. He wont cost half of the Cabaye fee and it would stick it up the unwashed.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #19

    lesh

    also it’s not like me or you where losing out on work for 6 months could hit us hard, he’ll have enough in the bank he could retire tomorrow and live a good life.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #20

    I missed that survey and didn’t take part…so make that 79%!

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  • ash1001

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    Blood Boiling, Lets cut out all of the crap, Pardew stands on the forecourt of St James telling the whole world (exc NJC Publications) “that its going to be difficult to hold on to Cabaye”, he like a carsalesman with his latest model on offer to the massses. Whos next Pardew, what about the vintage models like Shola.
    We have a billionaire owner, 3rd highest gates in the PL and we are a selling club, but more to the point we the fans do not matter one toss.
    Wonga are issuing clappa boards to create atmosphere on Saturday, would much rather put Pardews and Ashleys heads between them to create my own atmosphere.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Be interesting to see Pardews interview after the game tonight, he should be f**king livid and from this minute until the window slams shut he should be shouting as loud as he can at JFK to get a replacement in

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #23

    when will our fans wake up and get real,no players coming in and you never no maybe another one to leave, anyway cant see us getting anything tonight and iam worried about scum who will be on a high now.

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  • Slank

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Well we knew he was going to be sold but I didn’t think it would be in this window but PSG came calling with the right amount of money and, if we are to believe the stories, this would be the second time Cabaye has asked to leave.

    I wish him well and thank him for the enjoyment he brought with his skill, determination and class. Bon voyage.

    So what happens next? Who plays at number 10 today and who will be in that shirt next week? Would like to see Ben Arfa given an opportunity.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #25

    ash

    that’s my biggest issue with ashley, not so much transfers (not ideal but not awful) but the way he treats fans. He has no respect for tradition, our opinion, our history, our former greats…he purely cares about cash and thats it.

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  • martoon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #26

    Catchy @1 – I don’t full into that category but I don’t blindly blame Pardew. These things are going on above his head – I’ve no doubt behind closed doors he will have a few things to say but in public he has to show a united front. As I said earlier I’m not surprised Cabaye has gone but I will be gutted if we don’t have a replacement lines up because we’ve had months to prepare – “We didn’t have enough time” simply won’t cut it for me.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Slank…I don’t mind him being sold – that’s football, but January in never the window to sell your best players.

    …should it happen it is not just the money that is important, but the fact that you get your replacement in before you let your player go!

    It is football 101 – something Newcastle just won’t learn 🙁

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #28

    tads

    I’ll be shocked and annoyed if it’s not the same midfield and forward line as last week but with hba/marv in the middle….not just because i want them tried there but for one reason.

    Remember when Ba left and we kept cisse on the right as we had prepared all week with him there, so shola came in up top…..well surely the same must be true now, we trained with sissoko on the right, so surely he must stay there?

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  • h-train

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #29

    Lee Ryders claiming de jong medical as well.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #30

    We sell our prized asset and Loan a complete dud….is it any surprise that this deal has been agreed as Cabaye leaves!! Absolute disgrace, did we not have enough funds to complete the De Jong loan before Cabaye went?

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  • martoon

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Also I bet some of you jumped for joy when you saw the headline “Pardew resigned………………..” 😉

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #32

    jesper

    also the fact he could have a world cup where he plays well and doubles his value with more clubs wanting him….then if he has a bad world cup nobody might want him and he could stay. we win that situation either way.

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  • Nomad

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Just to note, all the people supporting MA’s decision to sell now instead of in the summer, regardless of whether a request was made by Cabs.

    That decision doesn’t necessarily net us a massive load of cash, in all likelihood we’ll drop back to 9th place now, whereas with Cabs, 7th, all the way up to 5th or 4th place looked possible, if not likely.

    And when you work out that each place is worth £4million, and boosts our international prestige if we finished above Man U, we could’ve bought in good young talent to feed MA’s player farm, and made between £8-20mil just from table finishings. Either bad business from MA or he’s starting to see NUFC as a shorter term investment now, and he’s not a bad businessman, so maybe a sale? That would be a great birthday present come April time! 😀 Although I know I’ve gotten carried away at the end.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #34

    our toon

    with a loan fee we are talking 1mil, 2 tops….what has taken so long to negotiate that deal? Why has it taken 28 days for that.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #35

    Very disappointed that Cabaye is leaving this Jan…he’s been our best player this season and he’s one of the few CL level players that we have. We need a few to challenge the CL places!

    £19M for a CL level midfielder? Hmmm…he’s 28 and the closest comparison I can think of is when Modric went to Real Madrid 18 months ago, he went for £35M and he was 26. So I’m a bit surprised at the fee.

    But we all know that this was Cabaye’s intention the whole time. He has grown as a player playing in the ultra-competitive PL and he’s got a lot more global coverage too. I imagine he’s made it clear (again) that he wants to leave and there comes a point that we just have to get the best fee that we can get…

    We desperately need a replacement for him though. We can’t go on with Anita, Tiote and Sissoko in our midfield roles.

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  • LeedsMag

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #36

    Well well,surprise,surprise.The message is surely now clear for all to see.Mid table and TV money with profit on transfers is surely the limit of our ambition,Rebuild this summer with cheap options and same again.
    The only players who will come are those needing a route into the EPL to up their profile.
    Some will blame Cabaye,Pardew will no doubt trot out that he wanted CL football, nothing we could do etc etc(I was never convinced that Carroll wanted to go – he must have been touted around first).How nice it would be to hear statements of intent from our club about keeping key players.
    Perhaps still being in both cups with a good draw would be an incentive for players to stay and new ones to come – oh I forgot, the cups were not a priority.
    For those of you old enough to have seen the epic Western , The Outlaw Jose Wales – one of the most epic lines in Hollywood history was “Dont piss down my back and tell me its raining” !!
    – Must have been an NUFC fan

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #37

    How could Ashley NOT sell cabaye? Pardew has a plan though, first he plans to soil himself, then regroup and formulate another plan. 🙂

    The derby is looking interesting now, especially from a mackem view. I see Pards getting a hat trick.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #38

    Well atleast there havent been rubbish rumours linkin us to dozens of players…

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  • nufc 11

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #39

    We got a fair price for Cabaye if we got 20m plus but hate to think we will over pay for a replacement knowing MA wouldnt be surprised if we didnt sign anyone and banked the money, one other thing S.Taylor should not start 2nite his 4th choice and should stay that way he unsettles the whole back 4 when he plays in the middle, Yanga has been in top form since the Everton game and shouldnt have to sit on the bench for the local boy Taylor.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 28, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #40

    Sage
    Yeah team should be similar but the mood in the stands will be awful

    Lot of rumours of De Jong having a medical, it’s a signing we need but if they think that will appease the fans then they need a reality check
    Sick of losing one player only to bring in a player in a position we needed before selling!
    Were always one transfer behind with Ashley, so now we get a CF we needed anyway and will be left short of anyone to actually supply the forwards!
    If there was ever a time to make a move for Siem De Jong surely it’s right now?

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