This Lad Will Really Excite Our Fans This Season


The two players that Newcastle fans were talking about after the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City on Sunday were Jack Colback and Remy Cabella, and not surprisingly they finished one and two respectively in our poll for Man of the Match.

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Remy Cabella in action on Sunday

Jack  has been little short of a revelation since he joined the club from Sunderland, and he has consistently put in some very good performances in Newcastle’s central midfield,  and Jack has already shown what a good passer of the ball he is, and the Geordie hardly every gives it way.

Remy Cabella on the other hand is a skillful and creative player who can both score goals and make them, and we saw a lot of the Frenchman’s potential on Sunday, enough to have Newcastle fans buzzing about our new French midfielder.

And Alan Pardew already is a big fan of Cabella and had this to say about the 24 year-old today:

“Remy is gifted with the ball. He can manoeuvre his body very quickly. He can move your weight and then take you the other way fast,  and therefore it makes him difficult to mark and defend against.”

“And he will be a player who will open the door for us, hopefully on many occasions.” “He will create or score goals. He’s the type of player to excite our fans.”

Remy had a good game on Sunday on his debut and he will only get better as he gets used to the defenses in the Premier League.

We lost a very skillful and creative player in Yohan Cabaye in January, and Cabella will provide us with a lot of that this season, although it still remains to be seen if Newcastle will being in a gifted central humidifier this summer, and at the moment with only 12 days left in the transfer window, that looks doubtful.

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32 comments so far

  • Slank

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    De Jong looks the natural leader.

    He was captain at Ajax and as a Dutchman he is probably very conversant in many languages.

    Perhaps Colo doesn’t say too much on the field as he isn’t fully conversant with the languages ?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Lilongwe

    I dont see either socks or colback as a direct replacement for tiote, bit i do think they could do it between them. Colbacks tackling is good, and like you say, socks SHOULD be able to use his strength better. Both players offer more going forward than tiote. Got to wonder whether Pardew will see it that way

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Can someone tell pardew to shut up and stop giving players a big ego, get on that training ground and get working on a couple of game plans….We don’t need to hear this is great or that’s great….We can judge for ourselves

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    markaccus i agree that there’s no needed replacement for tiote we have several players who can play in his position and need game time:
    Colback
    Sissoko
    Anita
    Abeid
    Bigirimana

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Slank

    I think colo’s only ever given one interview to the press in English and that was recently, a paper mentioned it and I for one find it strange that the club captain of an English team playing in the prem never speaks in English to the press….other club captains and vice-captains flank a manager in press briefings and answer questions, maybe it’s indicative of the “lack of communication” from NUFC as a whole I don’t know but I find it strange to say the least

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Our toon

    Thats a bit unreasonable isn’t it? Managers big up thier players all the time. Whats next? Complaining about his choice of toothpaste? His style of shirt? Its getting silly now. I know you dont like him but it’s pointless complaining aboit every single thing he does or doesnt do. If he was silent, it would be “Oh, Pardew never compliments his good players enough”.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Markaccus,
    If Sissoko used his size to his advantage, passed better and got rid of that lapse in concentration that he is prone to then he could be excellent in there with Colback. But at the moment I don’t think anyone has demonstrated that Tiote is expendable. Let’s hope Moussa develops and becomes the player he should be!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Lilongwe

    I agree i would rather keep Tiote, but i have that sinking feeling that the pound signs have appeared in Ashleys eyes and he is on his way.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Markaccus

    Colback had a decent game but isn’t fit to lace the boots of Tiote, far to much hype around the lad for a decent display and all because he’s a local lad. Plenty of running, plenty of sideways passing very rarely won a tackle and made a couple of interceptions.

    Yes he’s a local lad which is great but against a team that dominated the possession of the ball he very rarely won it back or gave the back 4 the protection it needed.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyone else notice it though? We never have players with the manager in press briefings well none that I can remember anyway, only Wendy looking after her peter parsnip incase them pesky reporters try and make him grow up 😉

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #11

    firebugg
    A leader in a team is key for winning games and influence refrees.I don’t think we have true leader like Gerard or Rooney or Terry.yes Colo is our captain but not in terry or Gerard mold.Colo is my favorite player among our back four but can’t influence referees or players in advanced role.so if mussa keeps playing like man city game, he could be the one according to the mgr and I agree with that.haven’t seen siem playing yet but he could be too.may be pards should keep harassing musa or siem in leading and positive way..

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Ourtoon

    He also had a 90% pass completion

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #13

    Our toon

    Thats why i said tiotes destroyer role would have to be shared, as we have no one who could do it alone. It just means a tactical change to accomodate two different types of player.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Markaccus

    Between today and yesterday the man who blamed the press for a defeat has talked about Colback, Sissoko and Cabella. I don’t mind him talking to the press but it’ll not be long till he’s blaming one of these for a run of defeats.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    In terms of Sissoko leading the team, he needs to sort out his own game first and foremost. Once he is the player he can be, then we could think about a leadership role.

    Given the abundance in that area and now with a few more options for width then if Sissoko doesn’t up his game he should end up on the bench.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    AC,
    Tiote has knocked out pass completions similar to that throughout his time at Newcastle.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    @deagz91jnr: “@NUFC_Stats: Jack Colback v Man City…

    #nufc http://t.co/K1PFvFwlCr”

    Unreal debut from him and @RemyCabella #NUFC ????

    Sorry but that’s a great debut

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #18

    Average contents

    89% where I checked, 33 passes and 89% complete…did you check to see how many forward passes were made? Most were to his mate standing next to him.

    I did feel bad for him though because here’s a lad who ran a lot trying to close players down but ultimately failed because no one else helped him.

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #19

    Lilo
    sissoko IMO hasn’t settled yet after the WC.he barely played preseason games with his new teammates.that’s why at times in mc game,he and Revy missundetstood eachother in link up play upfront.for me he should play at least 5 consecutive games starting against villa to get back to his best form,especially at the right wing.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #20

    If we are looking for leaders then SDJ is the man for that.

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  • Magpie Myles

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #21

    Our Toon

    I have to disagree, keeping confidence in a team is a big part of what makes a team work and gel together.

    Last year we lacked confidence from top to bottom because of the sale of our biggest asset and then losing a few games and heads were down, even Pardews was.

    I think it’s good to see a team spirit we havent had for 6 months at the club and im glad Pardew has praised Cabella, Colback and Riviere for their debuts, especially for Riviere and Cabella who are still adapting but put great display of determination in. Colback had a lot of energy around the pitch and also played some great passes to sissoko out wide and do Janmatt to get him involved in the game.

    Get behind the team mate, that would be a good way to support the club.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Tads

    Thats a duff link… it must be trying to sign me in to your twatter account instead of mine

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #23

    I think cabella could be a hit if we play to his strengths.

    For that to happen pardew has to permanently ditch the containing, non-moving midfield and defending too deep mentality.

    I would have no worries about Cabella under an attacking manager who lets his players express themselves, I just hope he won’t get shackled by Pardew’s usual methods.

    Pointless buying in all these flair and creative players if the style doesn’t change also.

    That’s right across the board from getting a shot on goal during 94 mins to varied and imaginative free kicks etc, etc.

    It’s all there for Pardew if he just loses the fear.

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  • Santon03

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Lilo, Cestri

    I don’t agree with richards is better than Saylor, not saying Saylor is good. I just can’t a player who hasn’t played for 2 years because he couldn’t get into the squad is a good player especially compared with Willo and Mbiwa. Both Willo and Mbiwa each has played more than Richards last season. Satka and Good is better option in financial matter, I’m not convince that Satka and Good are worse than Richards. We haven’t seen Richards played lately, so how can we judge the current Richards is better than what we have?
    He doesn’t seem to put any effort to fight for his place in the team.

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  • Blofal

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #25

    My starting 11 doesn’t currently have Sissoko in it. He had a very good world cup but pre season and first match he was average I thought. I think he could be a powerful bench player until he works his way back into the team. Providing everyone is fit I would play this against Villa..

    Janmaat – Willo – Coloccini – Haidara
    ————Tiote – Colback
    Cabella——-De Jong——-Gouffran
    —————-Riverie

    Two players need to be dropped from last week for Tiote and De Jong to come in. Colback more than earned a starting place. So I think the logical candidates to be dropped are Anita, Sissoko or Gouffran. I think Pardew thought will drop Anita and Gouffran and have Sissoko down the right and move Cabella out left.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #26

    If recent news is to be believed then are we right to assume that Tiote will go out and in comes Sinclair, and Richards will come in for a CB (Saylor) but knowing this mob we’ll probably move out MYM.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #27

    Magpie Myles

    I’ve stated numerous times that the decline had begun with Cabaye here. We were very poor against Stoke until the red cards, lost to Arsenal, WBA, Cardiff and Man City until we beat West Ham who had 9 injuries to senior players and they got tonked by 7 goals in a midweek game. Cabaye was the perfect excuse but the wheels had already come off.

    I agree morale is important, but it’s a bit hypocritical if he’s doing this for morale yet outcasting Jonas and HBA!!

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  • TheBossMan

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Its only a year since A.P declared HBA would set the Premier League on fire he was looking that good in training, so I think all of us take what A.P says with a shovel full of salt at best… Oh and Cabbaye wasn’t for sale at any price..ha ha… Sure they think we are all foreign tourists in London where they believe anything….

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  • Phil K

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    But no matter how promising the lads are we keep coming up against the biggest stumbling block of all – PARDEW.
    He’s a Div 2 level manager in charge of a Prem club.
    We’ll never amount to anything but cannon fodder with this worthless bastard in charge

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  • Sav

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #30

    Ed- You using predictive text?
    …..’a gifted central humidifier’???

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  • switch365

    Aug 20, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #31

    It was a huge shame that De Jong wasn’t able to make the match on Sunday, his calmness and influence would have changed the outcome, imo.
    He’s not only one of those natural born leaders, he’s the type of player who’s presence gives the rest of his team additional confidence, as he will show.

    With regards the Tiote situation, when he’s on form he can really be a rock and has shown that, but he’s off-form far too often and has been a liability on many occasions.
    Colback genuinely appears to have grown in confidence since moving to his beloved Toon. His debut performance won praise from many corners of the press and forums, and his set-pieces have been awesome.

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  • Mag52

    Aug 20, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Markaccus.
    You’re absolutely right. There is a group of posters on this blog with an agenda they are determined to follow come what may.
    They will criticise Alan Pardew no matter what he does or doesn’t do.
    What this does, of course, is to diminish any genuine causes for criticism of the manager which will occur during the course of the season. It’s the old ‘cry wolf’ syndrome.

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