Cabaye Not Getting Much Playing Time At PSG


There is a report in L’Equipe today, about how little playing time Yohan Cabaye is getting at PSG, since his £20M signing from Newcastle United last month.

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Yohan Cabaye – at PSG

PSG hae played six games since Yohan arrived in Paris and he has stated only one game against Valenciennes and has a total of 180 minutes of time on the pitch, which averages out at 30 minutes a game.

But when you join a new club, especially a big one, you don’t expect to go straight into the starting line-up, and it takes time to settle in.

But the worry for Cabaye is that PSG have Italian Internationals Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti, and French star Blaise Matuidi, a former Newcastle United target as his current midfield competition.

And there’s also 18 year-old French U21 International Adrien Rabiot, who is coming through like a steam train this season at the French club.

The L’Equipe article surmises that it may be difficult for Cabaye to be a starter at the upcoming World Cup for France in Brazil, although he’s almost a certainty to make the squad.

But PSG are also expected to strengthen their central midfield even further this summer, with news they want  Juventus French International Paul Pogba, and the former Manchester United youngster turns 21 a week tomorrow,  and has been outstanding in Italy.

This is what Cabaye said in Le Parisien on Thursday about the situation:

“I try to show every time I go, I can play more – I do not think about it”

Maybe Loic Remy can think about the fact that if he does join a top club in the summer, he will not necessarily be first choice and  will not get as many starts as he would if he stayed on Tyneside, where he is already a hero.

Just a thought.

What do you think?

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196 comments so far

  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #1

    if we can avoid the media getting on our backs over this pardew incident i think their might be a chance of getting 6th place
    everton H-win
    fulham A -win
    palace H-win
    southampton A-possible draw
    united H-win or draw
    stoke A-maybe a draw
    swansea H-win
    arsenal A-loss
    cardiff H- win
    liverpool A- loss

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #2

    HE can rot in their reserves no-one cares here ed

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  • TorqToon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Rabiot is outstanding! A future star already in the making! Cabs will get playing time, but like demba ba, will have to have to settle with bit parts. Hopefully he can cement his place in the starting XI but he has some stiff competition and with the names flying around about who they want to bring in in the summer, he may struggle.

    Was it the right call going to Psg? I’d say yes, however it was the wrong time I feel.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #4

    ED – And?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Isn’t Matuadi out of contract at the end of the season?
    Motta is getting on a bit as well now, can’t see him being any different to the players we bought in Jan taking half a season to bed in

    Toonarmydownsouth
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    Sage/Uncertain
    Well can defiantly see 2 CL teams in the FA Cup final so really hope the club aren’t looking at the season as over
    To of been on the shocking run of form we’ve been on and still be only 2 points of 7th says to me we still have a very good chance and in all honesty have a very decent run in

    As for being labelled a thug, please, you see worse grabbing a take away on a Saturday night ffs, I’m sure he’s embarrassed as well he should be, but for Christs sake people are bleating on like he’s a bad guy straight out of Eastenders!!!

    Stuart
    Comparing Pardew, or any other manager for that matter, to the great Sir Bobby Robson is utterly ridiculous
    Wor Bobby was a one of a kind, the last gentleman in football
    Ludicrous comment

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  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #6

    united fixtures

    west brom A-win
    liverpool H-draw or loose
    west ham A- draw
    city H-loose
    villa H-win
    us A- draw or loose
    hull H-win
    everton A-loose
    norwich H-win
    sunderland H-win
    southampton A-draw maybe win

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Torq
    Alreet mate long time! How’s things, lots of rumours about PSG courting Debuchy…..

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Hope he does well at PSG but when you go to a big club, unless you are one of the world’s best players you get limited playing time, especially when they have others in your position already playing well.

    Even if he was starting nothing stops them going out in the summer and buying an even better player in his position….it’s the risk and reward of playing for a top top club.

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  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #9

    everton

    us A-loose
    cardiff H- win
    swansea H-win
    fulham-A win
    arsenal H-win or loss
    sunderland A- draw maybe loss
    united H-win
    southampton A-draw
    city H-loose
    hull A-win

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  • 89Norcal

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Probably how it should be, Blanc must love his situation now, so many class players.

    From what I’ve seen he’s played brilliantly for PSG, think he’s scored twice in the CL already.

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  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #11

    i think we could get above united but i don’t think that we will manage to make it above everton, but who knows weird things happen in the premier league arsenal for instance would not be expected to be where they are now this season.

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  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Stuart – you don’t like Pardew so obviously you want his head on a plate. On Sky this morning the press were talking about a 5 or 6 match touchline ban or even possibly a stadium ban!

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    we must beat everton to have the chance, all out attack against them at home over 90 mins and more

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #14

    We dont have everton next week. They are in the cup

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Tads,

    Have to say all things considered, I’m feeling optimistic about the Cashley unwanted Europa League positions mate. Would be great to see him off by securing a European berth.
    As far as Pardew and Eastenders go, are you thinking a Dirty Den sort of role. I can see that, you might have something there pal!

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #16

    but we do have to play them

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  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #17

    @mark

    their is no date confirmed yet with our fixture against everton so i just placed it randomly at the top.

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #18

    thats all i said

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #19

    who do everton have to play

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Markaccus

    How are you this evening mate

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #21

    stuart no9 // Mar 2, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    TADS— @25 —— Was brought up in walker mate . you know walker do you ? gated area ??????

    i was referring to SBR as a lot of people seem to get mixed up between passion and violence . my point is that is so easy to put what he done down to passion . rubbish , why the passion at that stage of the game??? 3-1 up , cruising, no provocation – push out of the way if anything , team playing well , then the passion took over for whatever reason so he nutted him . passion ?? your having a laugh man , he wanted it ,., that is a thug

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  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #22

    @the truth
    the truth is they play arsenal

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #23

    cabaye has been there a month
    I think he was always goin to be bought in slowly its what happens at bigger clubs
    I would think he is right on track

    just cos were always desperate for players we have to throw them in at the deep end

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Uncertain
    Ha qualification would be chunky’s worst nightmare!
    What more does he have to do! He employed JFK to sabotage any squad strengthening and we’re still within touching distance he must be doing his pieces!

    Given the extreme thuggish ness on display i was thinking he could be one of Mitchell’s long lost brothers
    Now they’ve cleaned up the footage a bit in pretty sure when he attacks Meyler you can hear him sneer “have that you sl*g, stay out the Queen Vic or i’ll kneecap ya”

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Stuart
    Yes i do know walker, which makes your opinion even more unbelievable
    No provocation? He’s in his technical area, there player has no right to enter the oppositions technical area let alone shove a member of the opposing team, twice, whilst giving a load of verbal
    And yes using SBR is plain lunacy, yes he was passionate but still one of a kind

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #26

    who do they have left to play

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #27

    nothing is cut and dried wait and see toonking

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Toonking

    ah right fair enough mate.

    welsh.

    i am not to bad mate cheers. You?

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Villa have apparently remembered how to play football. Pity, i like norwich

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #30

    He may not get the same playing time, or the same key roles in psg, but he will left trophies.

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  • Sazzer

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Anybody watching Lyon – Montpellier?

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  • ballerfan2

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Beermonkey @23 – no, we throw new players in at the deep end because if they don’t play the moment they arrive, our impatient fans start complaining that 1. Pardew doesn’t know what he’s doing 2. What’s the point in buying players if we won’t play them 3. They have to be better than the rubbish (any name will do) we already have. 4. (No 1 again etc etc etc).

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Great Benteke goal

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #34

    In a bar watching atm v rmd and villa v norwich. French stuff isnt on.

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  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #35

    martoon…. I.must say that touchline bans are pretty meaningless when managers can still run the game from the stands and the dressing rooms pre match and at half time.

    If a manager’s ban’s gonna mean anything, it’s got to be a ban from the stadium on the day of the relevant matches.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Sazzer
    No how’s our “targets” Cabella and Grenier playing?

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Tads,

    Not a fan of Pardew, never have been throughout his career, but if he get’s us in to Europe and p*sses of fat lad in the process his stock will go up with me.
    A reasonable punishment for his East end thuggery would be banned for remainder of season, would certainly fit the crime and put it to bed.
    I’ve got this naggin feeling that when he gobbed of at Pellegrini he thought he was Dot Cotton and she’d shrunk his shirts in the Laundrette!
    He needs to be careful or he’ll end up in the friggin canal mate! Danny Dyer will be top boy in that manor.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #38

    Markaccus
    Lol did you see Pepe’s dive!

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  • Markaccus

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Lesh.

    hasnt man city boss just recieved a ban where he cant even interact with his players at all during a game. He cant even send instructions. I might have heard it wrong.

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  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Uncertain Toon ….. Eastenders role for Pardew?

    What about Dot Cotton or Lou Beale?

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