The pending sale of Yohan Cabaye to PSG could have an impact on the game on Tuesday night against Norwich, not only because our best player who was in great form and scored five goals in his last seven games for Newcastle will not play, but the Cabaye sale could also have an adverse affect on some of our players – much like the Andy Carroll sale did when we lost the to Fulham 1-0, two days after Andy was sold to Liverpool.
Steven Taylor – could join Norwich City?
And there’s some speculation that Steven Taylor could even be on his way to Norwich City before Saturday rolls around.
The Norwich manager, Chris Hughton, is not adding to the speculation however, and he had this to say in the press today:
“We are at the stage now where I am sure you are going to tell me quite a few names.” “What we have done is to try to make ourselves as active and busy as possible, and amongst that there will always be names which are bounded about.”
“The large majority we always find have no substance and some will be because of agents asking questions or names that have been put to us.”
“We can only do what is best to do, and that is to let you know when anything is fact.” “Steven Taylor is another one, probably because of my association with Newcastle, and again it would be the rumor mill going around.”
“We do make phone calls and do make enquiries to see if players are going to be available or not and amongst that there is always going to be some speculation, but there are certainly no facts.”
“We are looking for players who will improve the squad and we would definitely like to add to it.” “If there is any way we can improve what we have this week, then we are working very hard to be able to do that.”
“There is a good feel after the win over Hull.” “We are at home again and we will use our great support again to hopefully get a result.
“Irrespective of who the opposition is, it is an opportunity for us because we want to build on our last result.”
Newcastle need to win at Carrow Road tonight, but that will now be more difficult with Yohan out, and it’s a good question as to what the team will be.
And we’re sure Alan Pardew had prepared the side assuming Cabaye would play in the withdrawn striker role, as he’s done for the last several games.
Let us know how you think the game will go tonight.
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