Cabaye – It Was Great – I Had A Fabulous Time At Newcastle


Yohan Cabaye has given another interview in France, and he has some very nice words to say about Newcastle United.

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Yohan Cabaye – at PSG for his unveiling yesterday


The interview has been translated by The Mag – and we are taking a little piece that translation – and altering it just a little bit – it seems an excellent interview.

Here’s some of what Yohan said:

“First of all I have spent two and a half great years at Newcastle.” They allowed me to discover the Premier League and to also have a good time and for that I wish to thank all the staff and the coach too.”

“I was at a good club in a good team, but the Premier League is so difficult that we have struggled to get to the Champions League.” “The first season, we were very close and then last year it was a lot more complicated but we had an agreement.”

“Last summer I could not leave, but the opportunity came this winter and they respected the agreement that we had.” “For that it is a big thank you towards them and I will not forget my two and a half years spent there.”

“It was great and I had a fabulous time.”

We were expecting Yohan to say some good things about his time at Newcastle, once he got the turmoil of being introduced at PSG over and done with.

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125 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Cant blame you for leaving fella….. Just hope we spend your money on replacements !

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Who will score for us?

    Remy Suspended.

    Gouff injured

    Cabaye gone.

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  • Phatoon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    HD, 1 or more of the 10 outfield players on the pitch……..

    Debuchy for example.

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  • Bambams

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Bid made yesterday, Pardew not giving anything away… Nothing official but bid still on the table (which means its a waiting game and we wont increase)…

    All for probably 2 million more we are waiting ! Premier league !

    Ash you chose to sell, replace him you …..

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  • The_Toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #5

    All the best to him.
    Replacement please.
    Remy’s appeal should go through – would it have been a sending off if Johnson stayed on his feet?

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #6

    wish i was rich enough i would give the rest 2 fkn mil to that mafia to increase the bid

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Phatoon

    fingers crossed

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #8

    I hear that our bid for Grenier has not been rejected and talks are still on going, Pardew is confident we can get him.

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  • Bambams

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    The-Toon
    Pards has not helped with the appeal by his comments that there was enough for the ref to send them off.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #10

    like the murphy’s, im not bitter.

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  • asenski

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #11

    read somewhere the president of grenier said no1 leaving
    pards says he is confident on a deal
    it seems pardew is far away from the things joke kinnear and mashley are doing
    i bet on no transfers of grenier or de jong and in a copule of games we are 10-11th

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Was a good lad, the refusing to play wasn’t great but i don’t trust our club on that, never put anything past them. Hope he does well.

    As Ashley chose to sell cabs he needs to replace him right now, and with somebody who can make an impact, not somebody who might replace him after 2 years of football.

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #13

    jamsha , same here mate, lets club together and push this deal through hahaa

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #14

    “I was at a good club in a good team, but the Premier League is so difficult that we have struggled to get to the Champions League.”

    That must be the empty promise made to our players.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #15

    I get that Siem De Jong is a good player and is available but how is he a replacement for Cabaye? Hes more like a second striker who can drop deep rather than a playmaker.

    Grenier is obviously the more sensible option even more than Cabella who I see as a show pony to be honest.

    I still think we aint gone sign diddly squat though

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Ourtoon
    There was talk last season that Jabba wasn’t happy with Pardew and was maybe looking to sack him,and we know something happened between them but not what.If he offered his resignation it would be accepted straight away,then he wouldn’t have the job he loves,what would be the point in that?and can you post some links about Pardew’s wages if it is widely reported please?,would be interesting.

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  • corkypants85

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Dunno how but i have found some faith!!! i think it was because i had a dream that we signed siem de jong and cabella and luuk de jong scores two against the mackems on his debut in a 3-1 win and then to top it all of joe kinnear has a heart attack after the stress of doing some work and signing two players and has to resign from his position. 🙂

    it was a good dream i woke up with an erection!!!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #20

    beattie, tbf to the lad if we had won a couple more of those games against ‘shitter’ opposition we would have done. Mad to think what would have happened the seaon after if we did get chumps league instead of europa. Would we have spent and reinforced – will let you be the judge of that one

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Cheers sage,i wouldn’t take that article at face value anyway,as soon as i saw the words”is believed to be on” and “a reliable source close to” i stopped reading.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #22

    corky

    I had a dream last night I was camping in Australia and had to fight and kill a pink and blue spider…….does that mean anything?

    I’m going to presume it means the mackem slayer will return to put the unwashed to the sword.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #23

    So… Cabaye gets an agreement he will be sold, to stop him refusing to play… basically told go out perform and you will get your move – what do you know, he starts playing out of his skin. Why was he not motivated enough to play like that last season?

    Let PSG deal with his blues next season, after playing in an international tournament…

    Quote from Cabaye after playing in EURO 2012:

    “My season was long in a league where the pace is higher than in Le Championnat. I started with Newcastle early in July 2011 and finished late in June 2012 and, for the very first time, I didn’t have any winter break so then to resume in July 2012, it was very difficult. Maybe it is difficult to start again after a big competition such as the Euros, but my body didn’t allow me to do what I wanted to do.

    “On a morning when I woke up, I could still feel tiredness. I wanted to think about something else rather than football.”

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #24

    mojo

    there were a few more but all worded similarly….not sure how accurate they are but heard the 400k figure a lot, TV too…not that it makes it true but seems to be common

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  • corkypants85

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    Sage:-seperate spiders or the same spider with two colours

    It could make a world of difference

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Haha pardew never fails does he ? First he thinks the ref is right to send remy off , then he changes his mind And now going to appeal against it , in the fortunate position of nufc manager , but couldn’t manage an erection . What a plonker , wonder what the 3 wise men’s plan are now ?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #27

    corky

    same with two colours

    it was a brown fury spider which flared up into the two colours when i hit it…possibly it’s blood, then it’s severed head was lodged in my hand biting me.

    I woke up after that part. Is it good or bad news? And just send me the bill for this dream analysis.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Wow..Not even a bid for anyone else. Unbelievable.

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  • corkypants85

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Sage:- I know this dream your gunna turn into spiderman if what was a single pink spider it would of meant you were guna wake up to find this led next to you

    http://momgenerations.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Screen-Shot-2012-10-01-at-7.34.17-AM.png

    i dont no which you would prefer

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France
    RMC: According to internal sources at Newcastle, Clement Grenier has rejected the club’s approach they say. More shortly. #OL #NUFC

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  • mag

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Delph from villa is being mentioned as a target if Grenier doesn’t sign.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Obviously JFK has proved you don’t have to know anything about football to be Director Of Football so why don’t we sack him and appoint David Blaine or Derren Brown?,imagine negotiating with those 2.

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Transfer News Live ?@DeadlineDayLive
    A €13m offer from Newcastle for Clément Grenier has been rejected by Lyon. (Source: RMC)

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #34

    corky

    well if that’s true i’m on to a winner…unless with it being a mix i wake up to find spiderman next to me…or maybe wake us as spiderman and find her next to me.

    great work

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #35

    mojo

    them two would be able to convince messi and ronaldo to sign for £20

    or possibly convince us all we have signed them

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  • seanufc79

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #36

    Im not being a hater, BUT we have been in this position before. We sell a big player and get told that they have replacements in mind and pardew saying we will have to buy…then what happens?

    we have bid a ‘substantial’ amount for Grenier?? have we really?? why are Lyon reluctant to respond to their offer and the reason being its nowhere near their valuation..

    Look how quickly PSG moved on Cabaye once a bid was made…I know what is around the corner, we will be linked with a couple of players, put in small bids then its to late and their excuse will be ”we tried but couldnt get them in”. BUT we have the quality in our team now to succeed…..its a load of bull

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  • mag

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #37

    If this Grenier is so good then PSG should have signed him instead of Cabaye as he’s younger and cheaper but is he any good?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #38

    All this talk about more width, well we know now that we’re not getting any wingers in till Obertan is gone.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 30, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Reject Reject…Move on to other targets..

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 30, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Shoot! Here I was hoping Obertan would leave 🙁

    …you know I would even drive him anywhere he would like to go!

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