Newcastle Have Lost Their Brains – That’s A Fact!

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has come out and said he thinks Newcastle have lost their “brain player”  in Yohan Cabaye.

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Hogo Lloris – Newcastle have lost their brain player

The French International goalkeeper has talked about the game on Wednesday night against Newcastle at St. James’ Park,in and has said that
Newcastle have lost their brain player in  French Intenrational play-maker Yohan Cabaye

Yohan was sold to PSG for £20M last month, and Newcastle didn’t bring in a replacement for him – but money talks at Newcastle – if not the football.

And since the team revolved around the French play-maker, Newcastle have been weakened by their dealings in the January transfer market.

That could only happen at Newcastle.

And Newcastle fans would argue that Newcastle have not only lost their brain player – but have lost their brains – to do something quite that stupid last month – it;’ a pity the team is not a priority on Tyneside.

This is what Hugo Lloris told Spurs TV.

“They lost Cabaye, who was the ‘brain’ player of Newcastle.” “But they have some other good players, good French players.”

“So it will be a hard game, a tough game, but very exciting to play that kind of game.”

Lloris was in good form for Spurs yesterday when they beat Everton 1-0 yesterday at White Hart Lane, but they didn’t play particularly well in that game.

Newcastle have a number of injuries at the moment,  but we could have Yoan Gouffran back on Wednesday night, and possibly Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse.

And with losing five of our last seven league games, and with four defeats on the trot at St. James’ Park in all competitions – we could really do with taking something out of this game.


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13 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 10, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #1

    concentrate on your club,

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    he has a point

    he failed to mention that spurs have never had a brain player

  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #3

    So.. these days DOF in charge of transfers and managers in charge of managing the team and to perform well. (that’s the quote from pardew himself)

    The job of making the players play better and doing well is coach’s job, coaches answer to managers.
    If pardew doing a great job, how come we haven’t manage to produce any good players? we have good players but they are not improving instead they are worse than before.
    how’s that Ashley’s fault for the team performing badly? I know that he still hasn’t replaced pardew, for that I blame him.
    Some might argue that we should buy 5 or 10 or 100 players last window, but it doesn’t explain why the players we have are not improving instead getting worse in their performance.
    How can you create a good quality team if you can’t even improve the individual’s quality?

  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #4

    what I see on the pitch is a team feeling sorry for themselves.

  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #5

    If pardew managed current barca team, it wouldn’t have been as good as guardiola or rijkaard.

  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #6

    A lot of people said Marveaux is a good player, very skillful when we bought him. How come he’s not good anymore under pardew? It’s been like 3 years since he joined us.

  • John Tudor

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #7

    some see a sorry team feeling themselves

  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #8


    we have players who don’t wrok hard enough in defense and attack and make bad decisions, hba, marv, santon, remy, cisse,…..that’s our problem.

    look at mourinho, said mata doesn’t work hard enough, there best player last 2 years but sacked him off and now they are top of the league… comes before the player.

  • mindshaft

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Let’s face it, Newcastle fans are always boom or bust although some ‘fans’ on here seem to be permanently on the bust side of that equation.
    Is Pard’s the greatest manager out there ? definitely not
    Is Ashley the worst owner our there ? Definitely not

    Fans on here have called for Pard’s to be sacked and replaced by Laudrup, Pochettino, Solskjaer, Poyet and any other manager despite all but Pochettino taking respective teams to a relegation battle and Poyets only strength is actually defeating the toon . Pochettino couldn’t even outwit a Mark Hughes Stoke despite taking a 2-0 lead, imagine if Pard’s had done that, there would be an outcry

    We’re 8th and realistically should be challenging for 6th at best with the current side and the levels of investment Ashley is willing to go to (I.e none ).
    We played some decent stuff against Chelsea and had we actually taken our chances might have had a sniff of getting something, the main difference in the game was Hazard, a player who is way out of Newcastle’s league from a purchasing point of view.
    The premier league has long since moved on from the Keegan years and even the SBR years, to compete for a top 3/4 spot a club needs an oil rich sheikh or Russian Mafia to buy them out and spend ridiculous amounts of cash. To be honest I’d take that despite the fact it would ultimately bankrupt us, unfortunately Ashley has tried to sell us numerous times without as much as a sniff at the price he’s asking.
    I know people bang in about 50,000 Geordie’s turning up every week ( I’m one if them) but the atmosphere at SJP isnt good these days, theres a lot of hatred followed by silence followed by apathy – i’m not sure a purchaser would care anyway, man city were getting 20 odd thousand and now fill their stadium – if you buy the best players, the crowds will turn up

    I don’t have the answer or the billions to make the toon a power house of European football but the negativity at home games must affect the players , both those currently at the club and those we’re trying to sign.

    Rant over

  • Slank

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #10

    I watched the highlights (on a Danish channel strangely enough) and although it lasted only a few minutes I saw Ben Arfa lose the ball twice in our half. He tries to dribble too many times instead of passing. When you are in the opposition half running at them then yes try and beat your man or two but not when you are well inside your own half.

    The other thing I saw was Marveaux lose the ball and make absolutely no attempt to chase the Chelsea player. He just stood there.

    From what I saw which wasn’t a lot, Sammy looked good again. Also Santon didn’t look too bad in an unfamiliar role. Sissoko looked threatening with his driving runs. I don’t know what to to say about MYM. I find it hard to believe he was the captain at his former club and he is a current French international.

    I hope Debuchy, Tiote and Remy are back against Spurs. This is a very winnable game.

  • John Tudor

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #11

    when did we sign anyone of anynote

  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #12


    Good example on Jose and Mata.
    It’s either pardew method is wrong or the players are lazy. Other than Willo, all the players are getting worse, so the choices are keep pardew and replace the whole squad except Willo or replace pardew and maybe replace some players who are really lazy.

    Regarding making bad decisions, it is for us to say it’s good or bad decision because we only watch the game, they have to make it in a split second and has to be precise otherwise it will be bad decision. if it worked, it’s a good decision. If it’s not then it’s a bad decision.

  • Santon03

    Feb 10, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #13

    it’s easy for us to say*


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