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Newcastle Back In For Remy Cabella

7:53 am, Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 77 Comments

Now that France is out of the World Cup, Newcastle will make a fresh approach for Remy Cabella, the 24 year-old Montpellier midfielder who didn’t get any playing time at the World Cup, although he was in France’s final squad of 23.

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Remy Cabella – please sign me Newcastle

There is news today that Lee Charnley will again be talking to Montpellier officials about a deal, after our initial bid of €8M (£6.4M) was turned down by the French club, and their outspoken 70 year-old Chairman Louis Nicollin said he wanted twice that amount.

But Cabella is keen to join Newcastle, and that will be in our favor, and maybe if we can go in with a good improved bid, we could get the promising player through the door.

Newcastle really have to be more bold in their pursuit of the top targets this summer, and to try to squeeze the very best deal out of the selling club every time – sometimes counts against us.

And we need another top signing soon, to go with last week’s acquisition of Siem de Jong _ which we feel was an excellent signing by the club.

Here’s hoping it will happen – and happen soon too.

Got to dash for my train now ….

Written while on vacation in England.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · World Cup 2014



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77 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonMatt // Jul 8, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    No chance, Ashley will not spend more then £8m on a player.

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Some decent performances always help Lilongwe – imagine Pardue putting in a few of those that would light up the mood in here!

  • 3 IITianToon // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    I sifted through the entire gallery of images from training yesterday. Was a little surprised to not spot Ben Arfa, Marveaux and Santon in any of them.

  • 4 cyprus // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Round and round in circles we go. The question remains: can AP handle the challenge? Has he or his ‘system’ or ‘tactics’ advanced, at all? Can he put out a team? I seriously doubt that, though I could be proven wrong of course.

    I repeat. Bring in a new manager, MA, let’s see what he can do with this current crop, because we start selling them off.

  • 5 jazzyp // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Cabella on one wing and a revitalised Benny on the other….. Happy days.

  • 6 cyprus // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    because=before

  • 7 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    IITianToon
    HBA and Marvo were told to train with the reserves.

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Jesper,
    It isn’t his individual performances I am interested in. It is his team performances that need to improve – before everyone starts I am NOT talking about tracking back. Still, if he can get to where he should be and remove whatever obstacles he has had in his head preventing him from being a top player then great.

    As for Pardew, I offered him the olive branch at the start of last season and if he had improved then I would have taken back my criticism of him. He didn’t do it consistently enough, and I don’t see his arrogance ever allowing him to learn and improve sufficiently. So he shouldn’t be getting another chance this year. Sadly, Ashley doesn’t see it that way.

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Cyprus…so far we haven’t really changed the team that finished so poorly! The player who plays in the hole has just changed first name and then we have added a ginger who will have no impact what so ever!

    Pardue will start where he finished off last season :(

  • 10 cyprus // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    A new manager would pick HBA first, this guy has him training with the kids :(

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Charlie,
    Really? Even though the local papers are saying they have been afforded another chance? That seems contradictory.

    On another thought, do we have enough of a squad to have a separate reserve team training at the minute?

  • 12 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Lilongwe…I wad referring to Joel Campbell not Benny ;) lol

  • 13 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Jesper,
    You are forgetting that we don’t have any of the strikers that started our last few games….. (I think Cisse missed at least the last 3)

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Jesper,
    Ha, fair enough, my bad. I still wouldn’t want Campbell on loan though, I don’t see the point giving one of Arsenal’s youngsters Prem experience instead of giving our own a chance first. We just end up in the same scenario next summer missing an experienced striker, and Pardew too afraid to give our kids a chance.

    I’d take Campbell permanently, and push for a loan of Jenkinson. At least that would give us a bit of leeway when it comes to bringing in a right back, and he wouldn’t be blocking any youngster pushing for a spot there.

  • 15 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Isn’t it about time we were linked with Andy Carroll again?

  • 16 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    The link claiming benny and marv training with the development squad but it could just be the paper putting 2 and 2 together and making 5 because they ain’t in the training pictures!

    I think it’s true though what with parsnips massive ego he wouldn’t want to lose face! If true he’s a class A kunt!

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/722181688?-11058

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Charlie,
    Just seen it in the Gazzette. Totally contradicts the Ronny. Absolutely ludicrous to be putting them into train with the reserves. Where are the people who kept saying how good a man manager Pardew is!!! This is hardly an example of that!

    At the very least, if we want to sell them they should be training with our better players to get them at a level someone might be interested in, as well as giving the defensive players staying something more to play against.

  • 18 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Average,
    I think the Gazzette is more likely to be accurate as they still have their access to the club unlike the rags from Thomson House.

  • 19 IITianToon // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Krul
    RB–Willo–Colo–Dummett
    Tiote–COlback
    Sissoko–SDJ–Gouffran
    Ayoze
    Bench:
    Elliott,Mbiwa,Saylor,Santon,Anita,Ben Arfa,Armstrong.

    As things stand, this looks to be our team against Man City. Opinions?

  • 20 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Tian,
    If that is the team I will be having a flutter on Man City to beat us by a new SJP record defeat.

  • 21 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Lil
    Bloody idiots – thought the slate would be wiped clean – new season new start.

  • 22 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    IIT

    Probably end up with Santon at RB if we fail to get one in (which i expect frankly).

  • 23 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Charlie

    It remains to be seen but I don’t think parsnips ego would allow it

  • 24 Magpies4Life // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Sign.Him.Up.

  • 25 IITianToon // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Re: Marv and Ben arfa training with reserves. Satka, Kemen, ARmstring, Campbell and Woodman were with the main team, even the school kid goalie. WHo the hell are the reserves? The academy freshmen. Oh god!

    On another note, how does Ben ARfa get a paunch as a pro footballer? Was nobody keeping an eye on him while he was away?

  • 26 IITianToon // Jul 8, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Re: the same article AT the bottom of the gazette article was a link to another article which stated Irish women were amongst the top 10 prettiest while Irish men were the 3rd ugliest. LOL

  • 27 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    So after initial reports that they were getting another chance, reports are now flooding in that they were frozen out. FFS. What in the name of living sh1t is going on?

  • 28 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Lets just hope no one comes in for either Benny and Marv!

    …maybe they will have the last laugh after all (and Pardue will be down at the unemployment office)

  • 29 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    …where he belong!

  • 30 cyprus // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Jesper,
    with you @28!

  • 31 lesh // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    IITianToon

    If Irish blokes are supposed to be third ugliest in the world, just where does that put our own very special Welsh, Swansea-supporting poster?

  • 32 lesh // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Jesper.

    Pardue will be down at the unemployment office, that’s the place for him.

    It’s useless him being at the employment office, nobody’d employ him again!

  • 33 Novocastrian66 // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Personally I’m not that bothered about Marveaux as he hasn’t done enough when he has had an opportunity. Ben Arfa should be given a chance to redeem himself though.
    Pardew will be expecting the supporters to forgive and forget after last seasons debacle, it’s a pity he is not prepared to do the same.

  • 34 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Lesh

    What are you on about mate….we’d employ him again but on a lesser wage full of clauses lol

  • 35 ethiotoon // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    I think pards and co are in a dilemma who to bring as their leading hitman after losing gomis,lassoga & probably lacazate.and i think they r right ,can’t blemish them as there r limited options to choose from.so it is vital to secure cabella,we can use him upfront with cisse.

  • 36 Rotonda heights // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Cyprus

    I very much doubt that pardew, like allardyce, will be able to change his dour, negative, ultra defensive spots.

    It’s all very well Ash and Sullivan saying they want attacking football but it is anathama to those 2 dinosaurs pardew and Fat Sham. They simply don’t have it in their DNA. How can any club be so badly run to have employed both of them!!!!

    It is ludicrous we have this buffoon in charge who is more concerned with Benny tracking back than creating anything and who thinks Colo, Willo and Saylor are all better than MYM.

    pardew is riddled with fear and it’s always about ”containing” the other team instead of what we can do to the opposition. Absolute s–t of a manager.

  • 37 Wandering Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Talking of ugly people .How about ugly footballers?

    Martin Keown
    Rooney
    Willie Pettigrew

  • 38 beermonkey // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    its been alluded to on here benny has returned in not the best condition carrying a paunch
    and he wonders why he is training with the reserves

    rate them or not colo and Sammy drummet were all back over a week ago doing extra training to get ready for the season Sammy and dummett realising its gonna be a big season for both

    benny claims he wants to play and stay and comes back looking big and none to bothered
    if he wanted to get back in the first team he could have at least been bothered stay in shape

  • 39 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    The pictures I’ve seen of benny he’s looked slimmer than last season

    This talk of training with the reserves does seem to have some juice but people are saying “look there he is with the other first team squad” when infact the ones where he is pictured are the ones where they’ve just reported back for tests, not the actual training pics

    Confusion rains and rumours start

  • 40 Wandering Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    If you also look at the pics of training Williamson is also there with B Arfa

  • 41 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Wandering

    The actual training pics outside? Not the ones inside where their getting tested?

    I don’t recall benny being in the ones outside actually training mate

  • 42 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    The main question we should all be asking is:

    Do we want to live in a world where mcormack costs 11M quid?

  • 43 cyprus // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Beermonkey,
    apart from allusions do you have evidence?

  • 44 cyprus // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    AP, man,
    if you’ve really frozen out those two players BEFORE the season even starts, you deserve what you’ll get from the fans before xmas is here.

  • 45 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    On a brighter note (pun intended) this is where the cabs money has gone we’ll undoubtedly be told, just like the undersoil heating for the training ground with carrolls money! Scamming twats!

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/722197638?-11058

  • 46 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Wandering,
    Are you getting Hatem mixed up with Abeid? He is pictured near Willo on a couple of the photos I’ve seen.

  • 47 beermonkey // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Cyprus

    no just the allusions

    given the fact he was carrying a greggs or 3 last season it easy to assume the worst

    I still would have liked him to get in a bit early show willing
    but its gone to far for him pardew would rather play a player who is leaving on a free than play him,

  • 48 Novocastrian66 // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    How about investing in new and exciting players to make Newcastle United more attractive to the indigenous population?
    “From a technical standpoint, they represent another attractive element to what is already a very special stadium for international broadcasters and we hope this will lead to even more new and existing fans being able to watch the team regularly around the world.”

  • 49 beermonkey // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    average

    they said at the last fans forum they had to put new lights in for the tv cameras
    I would like to know the cost

  • 50 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Just gone through the photos on the official site, and there is no sign of HBA, Marveaux or Guti. So I’d imagine reports that they were sent to the reserves/kids/groundstaff kick about seem pretty accurate.

  • 51 Lew Davies // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    £60M probably ;)

  • 52 Our Toon // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Pards is so arrogant so the chances HBA has been given another chance are very slim, meanwhile fans continuously make assumptions regarding HBA…he has an attitude problem, he’s too fat etc. bottom line is Pards looks at him and he starts having a fit, he’s confused by how best to utilise him….he’s scared of HBA because he is too technically gifted for Pards to comprehend, much like TEVEZ

  • 53 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Beermonkey

    Yeah I remember mate but I bet it’s somewhere near the £19m mark lol

    Just checked all of the actual training pics on flicker and benny or marv are not in them like I said! Yet kemen, Campbell, Armstrong, bigi and a few others from the development or under-21’s are!

    I’m sorry but that is fcuking bollox! Pardspew your a kunt! Fatty your an even bigger kunt and regardless what shape he turned up in (I’ve seen the testing pics where he looks ok) it still doesn’t warrant the need to leave him out of the first days training!

    This club is run by fcuking dikheads!

  • 54 Bambams // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Average Contents
    They were fitting the lights on Thursday, I was taking a friend of mine around the pitch as part of a quick stadium tour. One of the workforce actually suggested the lights were aimed at the SD advertising and not the pitch.

  • 55 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Novo, Pardull can expect what he wants, but in no way is a slate wiped clean for him this season. Far from it. His inability to manage properly hasn’t just gone away. Nothing has changed.

    If you want the fools out, don’t just accept it, take whatever action you can.

    Ashley out, Pardew out.

  • 56 Lew Davies // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    good comment AC @ 52 :roll:

  • 57 beermonkey // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    average

    its not about football with benny now, benny spoke in the press and put his side across and pards wont have
    Jonas questioned our training and was the packed of to Norwich last season

    bambams
    its prob true

  • 58 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Bambams

    It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest mate they’ve probably got a swivel and spotlight option too in order to highlight them even further lol!

    Fat kunt!

  • 59 Lew Davies // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I hope parsnip gets the same dogs abuse he suffered in the last home match against Cardiff.
    He doesn’t like it, but deserves everything he gets thrown at him.
    Proper kernt and no mistake

  • 60 beermonkey // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    bambams

    do you work at the club

  • 61 Average_Contents // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Beermonkey

    If that’s the case it only highlights his massively inflated ego which by the way he shouldn’t have as he’s achieved fcukall in the game as either a poor excuse of a player or a poor excuse of a coach!

    Lew

    I agree regardless of how we do the abuse should rain down on the bullshitting deluded cretin from every possible angle as he’s had chance after chance after chance! The same goes for his twat of a boss who doesn’t give a shit!

  • 62 lesh // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    C’mon Charnley, use your own and other expert judgement and initiative when negotiating for Cabella.

    We’ve offered €8m, they want twice that. €12m (£9.6m) should do it.

    However, if Ashley’s got his greedy snout in, he’ll go no further than €10m and that’ll be that – another good player lost for the sake of a million and a half quid, chickenfeed in the context of prize-money!

    I just wish Ashley’d wake up to the realities of football.

  • 63 anthc // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    We need to get our finger out and sign the players we’re after ready for pre season so the players have sometime together.
    Debuchys gone no doubt however, there’s no way I would sell sissoko. The lads a beast with potential on tap and our only decent asset now. Bring in cabella, grenier debuchy replacement and two strikers. I can even see ldj coming back at this rate. We’re definitely aiming to finish in bottom half of table at which point sdj will be thinking what the fcuk have I done!

  • 64 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    I really can’t understand starting a season in this way. If there is an issue with hba then what is it??? Why do they want the fans instantly against the manager and set up before the first ball is kicked. It is clear that hba does have attitude issues, but surely an early attempt to reintergrate him into the first team would have seen the fans back off a bit to see if it worked, and if it improved our style! He just seems to want to stick with the negative all the time. It is beyond belief!

  • 65 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    I really can’t understand starting a season in this way. If there is an issue with hba then what is it??? Why do they want the fans instantly against the manager and set up before the first ball is kicked.

  • 66 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    It is clear that hba does have attitude issues, but surely an early attempt to reintergrate him into the first team would have seen the fans back off a bit to see if it worked, and if it improved our style! He just seems to want to stick with the negative all the time. It is beyond belief!

  • 67 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Testing

  • 68 lesh // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Average_Contents..

    So Ashley’s spent a lot to upgrade SJP’s lighting to better broadcaster TV requirements.

    Now how does he square that investment with non-investment in players to improve results and make us attractive to TV?

    Unless he’s prepared to make that investment to start with, then we’ll be on TV relatively rarely – in other words, a waste of money!

  • 69 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Why were all my posts awaiting moderation??

  • 70 Toon Tang // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    You’re having to be moderated due to excessive racism, sexism and narcissism in all but one of your posts Markaccus…

  • 71 mindshaft // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    We need to find a role for HBA or sell him asap, he isnt ever going to be any good at tracking back and will always be a luxury player – Pards needs to work out which formation he can fit in ( so thats not gonna happen anytime soon )

  • 72 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Toon Tang

    erm, what???? where??

  • 73 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    What the hell is going on?? None of my posts have any bigotry in them at all??

  • 74 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    It would appear i am not the only one having this problem.

  • 75 Toon Tang // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Mark, I were joking brother, dont worry ya heed hahaaa

  • 76 Markaccus // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Toon tang

    Aye, well, it is worrying when i still have completely innocent posts awaiting mod! It’s like the site has thrown a wobbler.

  • 77 Our Toon // Jul 8, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Markaccus

    Depends on what would be considered as attitude problems mate, going by Pards previous issues with flair players its safe to say Percy has managed to get some kind of dressing room revolt against HBA, he tried doing the same thing Tevez and Mascherano at WH, blaming them for his short comings as a manager. I think Pards sees these type of players and feels as though they are a threat to him as it will become apparent he has limited abilities.

    HBA is well within his rights to have a go at a negative, dull and boring manager especially when the clown blames him for defeats in games which we are already losing 2-0 in (Spurs and Man Utd). I sincerely hope those with season tickets create an atmosphere which becomes unbearable for Pards!!




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