This Player Raved About The Newcastle Fans To Cabella


There’s a very good long article in Sport Witness today on Remy Cabella’s signing on at Newcastle, and what went on this year to make that happen, and as we know Newcastle first went after Cabella in January of this year, just after  Yohan Cabaye had left for PSG.

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Remy Cabella in action against Manchester City

Cabella has explained that when he was at the World Cup in Brazil with the France squad, players at or previously at Newcastle (Cabaye, Debuchy and Sissoko) told him that Newcastle United was the right club for him.

This is what Cabella said about that:

“I discussed it during the World Cup with French players of Newcastle and those who had played there, like Cabaye, Remy, Debuchy, Sissoko, I have heard only good things about this club.”

“They made ??me dream! I asked questions, they explained everything to me, the facilities, the stadium, the fans… They did not lie to me. They assured me: ‘If you go there, you make a very good choice.”

And it’s interesting that it was Yohan Cabaye in particular who seems to have gone out of his way tom tell Cabella how great the Newcastle fans are.

Remy Cabella has made an OK start to his Newcastle career after just three league games,  and he had this to say to France Football:

“It was the best choice for me! The club I needed. Everyone here, the club, the staff, the coach, have confidence in me. They were pushing crazy for me. Already in January, and this summer.”

“There were other clubs who were interested, but I only had Newcastle in mind. Upon return from Brazil, I told my entourage: ‘I want Newcastle I do not care of the rest.'”

“At one point, the President scared me by telling me that he refused the offer of Newcastle. But my father explained things well and, in the end, Louis Nicollin blurted out:

 ‘That’s okay, we’ll let you go.’ He and his son were important to me. Montpellier, it was like a family.”

Remy showed a lot of his skills during pre-season and he’s trying to get to grips with the physical and non-stop football that is played in the Premier League in front of a watching world-wide TV audience, and like the rest of our new players – it’s going to take some time for them to adjust.

And Cabella has to toughen up and not always fall to the ground when an opposing player comes in on him, hopefully he is doing some work in the gym to add some muscle to his slight frame.

We are hoping this lad can be a big success at Newcastle, and we need two or three of our new signings at least – to become top players at the club – hopefully this season.

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47 comments so far

  • BuckLuck

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Cabella is a really likable person. Looks like he’s got a lot of positive personality. He should join this blog 🙂

    Let’s hope you get a new manager soon son!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Well a very disappointing end to what started a promising transfer window. Go into the final day needing a CB and on some peoples opinion a CF and get rid of mbiwa and Ben arfa. Very poor day.

    The only positive about Ben arfa going is we will finally get to see what he is capable of. Hull do attack and have signed some good, clever players yesterday. So we will see which crowd here is right, the pro Ben arfa lot or the Ben arfa is a liability lot.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    ed

    pardew always leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

    For those blaming Ash, yes for any future owner Ash will always be a problem.

    However, Ash didn’t actively look to get rid of arguably our best defender and most creative player on deadline day with no replacements.
    That’s suicidal when your ego is so much bigger than your brain and you diminish your squad because of personality clashes.

    I can think of far more capable managers than pardew who could come who aren’t all high maintenance. So yes Ash is a problem but mainly because he appointed such a low grade manager in the first place.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    I dont understand the Ashley hate. He has spent generously this summer. Its not his fault the transfer window ended on such a depressing note. it was PARDUMB who alienated MYM and HBA meaning they had to leave. He has ruined cisse’s career and is going to do the same to Cabella |& Riviere.

    I think Pardumb is the worst manager in the league and i question ashley’s judgment but i also respect Ashley for his loyalty to his employee

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Well what a shocker, it was on the cards but boy does it leave a sickening taste in your mouth. To the pro pardew brigade I refer you back to his comments in the morning….If any player leaves we will replace. This liar knew players would leave and no replacements would come in…We didn’t even make an effort to bring anyone in. Keep turning up though and lining Ashley pockets it’s all we are good for.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Poor man’s Ben Arfa.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #7

    sage

    bruce was amazing yesterday.

    Hernandez, Ramirez, Ben Arfa and Diame

    I remember bruce signing 3 loan players from Arsenal when he was at Brum too. May not be the tops but obviously has a bit about him.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #8

    He is a great player, but just needs to man up a bit. I’m sure he will adapt in time. Just hope we can keep teams out with our thread bare and aging central defence. I REALLY hope a couple of the young cb’s turn into world beaters, or else we are in big bantha poodoo.

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  • Mag52

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #9

    This seems to put to rest the lie forever being trotted out by the Pardew haters that Cabaye and the other French players left the club because they couldn’t stand the manager.
    Just another foundation less stick with which to beat AP.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #10

    Toon brother

    Agree on pardew but also think Ashley has sold us out big time.

    We have spent money but only that covered by debuchy and cabaye sales, where’s the rest at? We bought nobody at all last season either.

    Pardew is a problem but he’s the idiot who hired and keeps pardew in his job, he keeps selling our best players and doesn’t replace them right away or at all, he sanctions the outgoing deals instead of telling pardew to manage the team better.

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  • Dude

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Can see the toon going down. They will leak goals and not score anywhere near enough. The atmosphere will turn toxic making every home game hell. Can see krul doing a Given in January, Tiote following him, with just a panic buy in return. Toon to be relagated, Pardew to stay in charge and Ashley to sell next summer. That’s what my crystal ball says and i’m backing it with a wad of notes.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #12

    GPLF

    I get more excited watching Aarons than Cabella.
    From what i’ve seen so far, ok it’s only early days but HBA is twice the player.

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  • valle

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #13

    @Toonbrother, From the thread earlier… I really dont think you can take MA out of the equation. He is the one responsible for hiring AP in the first place and in the end, its him who is calling the shots on transfers.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Rotonda

    What I like about Bruce is he signs good players (not always mind) and looks to improve a team but whilst that is happening manages to get a lot out of what he has, changing the teams style to suit who they have.

    He’s never going to be an exciting manager like a Martinez or pochettino but with Bruce Wigan were much safer than under Martinez and still played reasonable football. It’s not awful to watch.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #15

    dude

    hard to argue, but if ash did miraculously sell up i hope the new owners first move would be to terminate pardew.

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #16

    toonbrother

    Yes and no. Ashley hasn’t used money, but he/the club has done some good business this summer. All in all we’ve got a lot of players for very little money. I can enjoy that kind of transfer policy. But to make it like that you need a positive and attacking manager. A manager that will develop players over time.

    Pardew is by far the biggest mistake Ashley has done in his years at this club.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #17

    valle

    But did pardew not thank himself for the transfers!!

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #18

    @Transfer Sage // Sep 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    its good fiscal policy to spend money you have.
    Had he pocketed the profits from the Cabaye and Debuchy sales I’d have had an issue with him
    Selling two players and bringing in 6 equally good players is not a bad job. I cant stand fat mike but give credit where credit is due
    His achilles heel is his hideous taste in managers

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #19

    mag 52

    Do you actually enjoy pardew’s management and style? You’d be a psychiatrst’s wet dream

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  • valle

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #20

    @BuckLuck, from the thread earlier… I dont know if its revenge. I know he makes some stupid decisions, but that would be beyond stupidity, since he would hurt his own investment on purphose. I think he actually thinks that he has it all figured out and that he truly believes that he can run the club on a budget, reach the hollowed land of the champions league and milk the cash cow while he goes along. He needs to go, because in the end, he will always have his eyes on his business and how we can improve it and earn him even more money. And with that being his motivation, he will always end up doing stuff like what happened last night and end up being at odds with the fans.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #21

    toonbrother

    In a nutshell.

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  • valle

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #22

    Rontonda… I think Pardew would thank himself for world peace and an end to starvation if it was to ever happen.

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  • martoon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #23

    Lads I’m as gutted as the rest of you that we didn’t bring anybody in yesterday especially a CB. But I find it a bit hysterical that we are now going to get relegated when people were predicting 7th when essentially we have let 2 players go that were never picked for the first team!

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #24

    Ashley is an idiot for not making enough funds available to replace the out going mym….
    Pardew is an idiot because, having known a replacement was unlikely due to finance, he STILL let mym go! Fcukwitts all round on this one.

    Really not bothered over HBA. It wont be long until hr sh1ts in Bruces mouth.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #25

    toonbrother

    We also got rid of ben arfa, mbiwa, jonas, gosling, remy (loan expired)…so we are not better off even in terms on numbers…all he has done is shuffle the squad.

    And agree, spend what you make but transfer money can come from TV, sponsorship, ticket sales etc etc….there is tons of money not being spent which is fine but we claim we can’t compete, it’s simply untrue when nearly all other teams spend the money…surely we aren’t the only side doing it right.

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #26

    rip nufc
    leave the support for the jollies who dont give a shit all you hooray henrys

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #27

    Martoon

    Morning

    I knoe what you are saying, but we are one injury away from having to use Taylor, and 2 from posibly having Taylor and an unproven kid. It is jard not to fear the worst.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #28

    I know he’s sh1te but he dosn’t get much help either mind lads.

    This squad will never get better than mid-table. It’s all it’s designed for the amount of quality in it. The depth is always going to be a problem.

    Been hung out to dry again by Ashley saying we will replace any outgoings, that went doon well last night didn’t it? How many times is that now?? Ashley decides what goes on at this club, in’s and outs not Pardew. Sh1te with the team lets save six million off the wage bill. He should resign but it is a hell of a job to walk away from. He won’t get any better than this.

    Martoon,

    It’s the not replacing the outgoings that leaves a bitter taste.

    Ed’s rapid this morning isn’t he… Slow it down!

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #29

    no martoon it because of the performances carrying over from last season and the ineptitude of the faggots in control

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #30

    Did Jonas sign for someone? Or are we still paying his wages?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #31

    Mag 52

    Cabaye went on strike he couldn’t get away quick enough. Debuchy less than that, whilst professing how much he enjoyed playing in a different style ie to his attacking strengths when on international duty.

    Messrs MYM, HBA and SM probably don’t have a good word for AP either. Ba and Colo have publically slated Pardew’s tactics. The list is endless.

    The funny thing is people like you would probably have a perverse desire to see entertaining and attacking managers fail. It’s a very dull and prosaic mindset to inhabit being a AP lover.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #32

    You pay to see professional players with the skill that Hatem possesses. Although we are right to sign Cabella, he is not as fast as Hatem in top speed or acceleration, nor are his dribbling skills or ability to go past people better either.

    I hope Pardew gets the Cardiff treatment in every game now until he goes.

    Ashley out, Pardew out.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #33

    Prodigy

    did you miss pardew thanking himself for the ” great signings”

    AP had an agenda with HBA and MYM no doubt about it and as a result has left us in the proverbial. A bit like Gullit with Shearer, Lee and Ferguson back in the day. Fatal RUSSIAN roulette.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #34

    Martoon

    It’s not just the 2 players that have left but it’s also the case that all the teams in the prem signed someone yesterday making them stronger and us even weaker. I said we had the 8th best squad when the first game kicked off however now I think Southampton and Hull have leap frogged us maybe even QPR. We went backwards and everyone else went forward.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #35

    M

    People forget HBA did win 4 league titles with marseilles.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #36

    Rotonda,

    Pardew would rather have than not have. That’s common sense that you would like more options.

    His job is on the line. He has been told to cut the wage bill.

    This is more than likely so we can add in January with one or two.

    But there is no getting away from the fact we have did it all again and sold ourselves short here by not replacing. Once again we have not built up the squad and added the depth and quality needed to give us our best chance of winning something.

    If he isn’t willing to do that after a massive cash injection from SKY then the future is grim for Pardew, NUFC and any other manager who comes in.

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  • Mag52

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #37

    Rotonda @19

    Pardew is by no means a great manager. I’ve never said he is even a good manager. But what I find objectionable is that he is blamed for everything that is wrong in NUFC whereas the problem at our club is the owner.
    When we get to the point of criticising his grammar, as you did the other day, well – surely that is picking holes just for the sake of it. A brief scan of the posts on here would reveal more grammar errors than you could poke a stick at !
    Once again this first half of the season he is going to have to play the hand that Ashley has dealt him. He made it clear at the start of the window that the priorities were a CB and a proven goal scorer up front.
    Instead he has a number of goodish young players who might, we can only hope, gel into a successful team. Ashley’s fixation with getting a bargain from every deal has denied him the players he wanted.
    He will doubtless make mistakes as the weeks go by, but the ridiculous abuse he gets on here is totally unjustified.

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  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #38

    Hey you never know, he may stumble across a formation that works by pure luck and chance again, like when 433 worked for us.

    We might click and everything in the garden will be rosey again…HAHAHAHA

    Aye right and I may receive fellatio from a crocodile!

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  • Diggedydaws

    Sep 2, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #39

    Mag 52, the club financially is in pretty good nick compared to many, many others so IMO that point is moot.
    I can’t stand the lack of ambition Ashley want’s, show and indeed allows at a club the size of NUFC.

    BUT the team’s failing can and IMO should be attributed soley to Perdew’s ineptitude as a manager, won’t call him a coach as apparently he doesn’t do any of that.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Steve Bruce is very shrewd. He’s biding his time at Hull and is gaining more experience including dabbling with the Europa League. When Pardew leaves the clamour from some will be for the Geordie boy homecoming scenario. Bruce could then bring his best players up the road from Hull crossing the Sports Direct Tyne Bridge in a blaze of glory to the big club on Tyne, HBA included. Home the heroes and for Mashley more publicity and dancing in the streets. Whether or not that happens or would work are two imponderables.

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