If Newcastle fans have any doubt about how far we have fallen as a once top English club, then some of the words that Yohan Cabaye has uttered since his signing by PSG yesterday, should make things abundantly clear.
Yohan Cabaye – moved to win trophies
We are no longer a big club, and cannot even challenge for a Europa League place every season – how the mighty have fallen.
This is what Yohan said yesterday:
“I want to win trophies and this club gives me the opportunity to do so. I did not hesitate at all. I moved because I want to win titles.”
“It is already great to play football, but everyone wants to win something. I am very, very happy to be here and I cannot wait to start with the club.”
“I am at a major European club now. The manager has not given me any guarantees. I am looking forward to giving my all and I will fight for my place.”
And since Yohan moved to win trophies, that puts the spotlight squarely on Newcastle United, who haven’t won anything since 1969, and quite honestly, we don’t look like we’ll win anything anytime soon either, with our dismal record ion the local Cups over the last three years.
And even Sunderland are threatening to win something this season, even though they are struggling with relegation.
If Sunderland beat Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final, which is unlikely but possible, it will put to shame what’s going on at our club at the moment.
We guess that five-year plan of Ashley’s was not successful, and I’m not the only Newcastle fan who is just a little nervous about Saturday’s game against the Black Cats, who beat Stoke 1-0 last night.
But we have to keep supporting the lads, even if the current regime isn’t going to build us a top side anytime soon.
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