This Midfielder Could Quickly Become Too Good For Newcastle


When Yohan Cabaye signed on for Newcastle United three years ago from Lille for €5M – he was simply delighted to be on Tyneside, and couldn’t believe his luck in getting a deal at Newcastle.

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Remy Cabella – on his debut against Manchester City

And in much the same way, we have been impressed at the way Remy Cabella also seems delighted to have signed on at Newcastle, and Cabella picked up his second cap and first start for France a couple of days ago, and has a very good game.

The 24 year-old has talked to French radio station RMC:

“I am very happy to have signed for Newcastle. That’s what I wanted.” “I wanted to take the next step and discover a new championship. We must put the wheels in motion, win matches and then things will be even better.”

“I know a few English phrases – I have started lessons. I have an English teacher now.” “It was my first start, it was good, but I know I can do a lot more, it is up to me to progress.¨

“The French manager asked me to play wide, but also come inside. That’s how I got a lot of ball.” “It will now be about how I perform for my club.”

Cabella also indicated during the interview that Marseilles – who were continually linked with the player this year – did make an offer for him in the summer.

We expect Cabella to improve a lot at Newcastle, and we’ll just have to wait and see how much he does improve in the next couple of years.

But if he follows Yohan Cabaye, then we dare say he could be wanting away from Newcastle in a couple of years time – in order to further his football career.

Yohan stayed a short two and a half years, and he was a much better player when he left than when he arrived.

It’s also hard to blame the lad for wanting away, because he wanted to play at the highest level in the Champions League.

Of course in two years time Newcastle could be challenging for a top six position in England, and if that happens we doubt that Remy Cabella would want to leave Tyneside.

Let’s hope the powers that be at Newcastle (also known as Mike Ashley) get a big shot of ambition over the next few years, and if that happens we may even be able to keep our best players on Tyneside, and start to build a really strong side.

If we can do that then Newcastle will also stop being a selling club.

There’s a decent strategy for Newcastle over the next two or three years.

What do you think?

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153 comments so far

  • aussiemag

    Sep 10, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Dream on Ed. Ashley ambitious and Newcastle not a selling club.Your having a laugh my friend or your extremely dilusional

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  • FAU

    Sep 10, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #2

    He couldve begged addleast 5assists already this season if we have a good targetman. He has made 28 crosses to the box (one of the highest in EPL) this season so far ,twice than what Lamela does at Spurs. Spurs have Adebayor and Chadli who are proven goalscorers beside Lamela.

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 10, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #3

    I too can’t wait for the press briefing tomorrow….. on reflection I don’t know why!
    It’s going to take place in a tightly controlled and rehearsed environment.
    My worry is that our resolve to influence a change of manager -NUFC suporters that is – will be diluted if we keep picking up a few points and supporter inertia then prevails.
    We face a dilemma

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  • aussiemag

    Sep 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #4

    FAU I feel your pain a proven goal scorer is needed urgently imo. Perhaps when Cisse is fit again he might show some of the brilliance he showed when he first arrived. There’s always hope

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    hehe poor ed needs to be left alone as he can never win lol.

    he posts a negative article and gets slated as far fetched !
    he posts a negative and gets a riot on his hands and people leaving blog because its all bad news !
    he posts an unbiased and gets slated by the pards out crew who wont believe anything good is at the club in blind hope that everything goes t*ts up and pards gets sacked lol.

    i and i’m sure a lot of other fans appreciate your work ed even though i dont agree with it all the time ! a blog is for debate and bringing the fans together with different opinions and over the years you done a sterling job lad.

    cabella is not as good as i thought him to be yet but the lad is new and needs time and once we get a decent attacking formation one way or the other i’m sure he will get the goals and assists to out perform cabaye and arfa.

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 10, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    1st one should have been positive >.< i'm sure someone will correct me soon lol.

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  • Thump

    Sep 10, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #7

    “I wanted to take the next step and discover a new championship.”

    Give it a season, mate, and you’ll be discovering another.

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  • aussiemag

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Classic Comment Thump Haha

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #9

    manx

    not one person who i think has the same opinion as me on what is needed at this club think ashley is inocent in all of this,

    the one thing for me is , ashley does not have any say in the coaching,, our poor football stems from poor coaching
    ashley hired p45, but p45 put his team together, p45 sets out what he is trying to achieve and these guys carry it out the training,
    what we watch on the pitch matchday is a result of all this
    while i dont like that ashley does not really invest any money in the club, he seems to spent what we make from player sales, and to be honest i think we have just about always bought good players, a few (1 obertan), have never been good enough best and perch also spring to mind, but on the whole pretty good.

    from that point pardew takes over, he fails to get the best out of any of our squad, because of one thing, him self, he would rather use a ferrari as a taxi, something just to run into the ground and replace when its used up, he just needs them to do a simple job, run and not ask questions

    trouble is, some of these taxis did ask questions, cabaye, Ba,jonas, HBA, to name 4, but im guessing there may be more

    i took a lot of time last night to read through hundreds of coments from our 11/12 season. it was apparent all the way back then he did not want HBA in the team, there were quite a few on here questioning why players like obertan shola perch best all got game time , but hba was on the bench, sitting quietly, no fuss that i remember.

    what i also read was lots of positive stuff from our fans on kids like vuckic sammy, fergy santon, these kids back then where on the way up, now there washed up and on the way out,

    this isnt ashleys coaching, in fact this is the sound of ashley losing money to me, and while ashley may not like us, he likes money.

    these are the final days of a war, who knows what tomorrow will bring, but what ever coaching team that lands at the club, i know 99% will be better than pardew and his lot, so it will be sunnier days ahead,

    we have a good squad, top 8 easy.

    play to the players strengths . not a managers idea of how his best mate idea works

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Catchy

    Wish I could use a Ferrari as a Taxi 😉

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Still not sold on Cabella yet despite a few nice touches .

    Ben Arfa used to get slated for flattering to deceive, so time will tell .

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #12

    OP

    back in 91 i was speaking to Douglas hall , he had an F40 that cost him 600k he took me for a cruse around saltwellpark and Lowell , it was crazy quick

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  • Lost Plot

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Catchy I think your right regarding Ashley not having any involvement with training & coaching

    But he has invested in people to do the role

    I can imagine he get irate with the performances since it’ll be the back room staff that have promoted the players he had to buy

    Supposingly he is as ruthless as we see reported .. He better move quick before the ship shink

    It’s the players that are the set pieces for the long haul with their pop star contracts so movement has to be that of coaches and like

    Let’s hope this next game is the decider of all to be .. However Pards a probably pull a career changing game that will save his neck for another 10 games

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    @11 bpc

    true m8.

    think most just like the exciting way he plays like arfa did and mistake the odd moment in a game as a full game of being good !

    cabella is lightweight and i’m not sure he will bulk up but he will get used to it psyicaly in other ways with experience so i think i’ve seen enough for him to be a hell of a lot better than arfa and on par on goals/assists with cabaye imo.

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Catchy
    If I had that sort of money I’d be too pissed to be driving, I’d def need the taxi

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #16

    OP

    he had just got the car back from a small repair , 24 grand lol

    I thought he was a nice guy

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #17

    I thought I’d liven the blog up a bit. Sad but most probably true lol.

    The Dreary Intercourse of Pardew Football

    10/09/2014
    Ten-year-old Timmy Thompson walked excitedly out of St. James’ Park, clutching his father’s hand. He couldn’t wait to get home, wolf down his tea, and then head out with his mates to the local park to emulate his Newcastle United heroes.

    For hours and hours the young lads would defend in numbers, close down the wings and keep two banks of four packed tightly together. Nobody wanted to be a striker – let alone a number 10 – that was for losers. Arguments would rage on and on with “No, I wanna be Gouffran! I was Ben Arfa last week!” and “Stop passing it short, you’re spoiling it man!” being the most common outcries.

    “You should have seen me, Dad! I played mint today – I made 14 clearances and won 5 tackles! And I had the highest percentage of aerial duels won too!” enthused Timmy, happily rushing through the front door covered in mud. It had been a fantastic day. The Toon had been involved in a breath-taking 0-0 draw against the tricky 16th placed side in the Premier League, and then he had the best game of his life down at the park. This is the stuff that a young boy’s footballing dreams are made of.

    Hardly.

    Whilst the above demonstrates more sarcasm than your average Alexander Pope anthology, it’s a sort of Mad Max-style look into Newcastle United’s future. Look into the crystal ball while a certain Alan Pardew prowls his technical area every weekend and you would not see young kids in the stands being bowled over by the promise of skilful, exciting and technically gifted players. Those days of being raised in the North-East – with iconic number nines, a number eight shirt almost dripping with flair, plus unpredictability, pace, precision and guile throughout the rest of the side – are but a distant memory.

    There’s not much at all to pique the interest within our current bland, archaic and downright unsuccessful attempt at playing football; the club is not only rapidly losing supporters but also missing out on potential new ones too. Newcastle United are simply not an interesting team to watch anymore. Even calling the style of football “functional” would be generous. “Functional” tends to imply a no-frills approach, which might actually get some form of result or return. Pardew supplies functional football without fulfilling the function; quite apt really – when you take the “function out of “functional”, what are you left with? “Al”, of course…

    Wordsworth wrote in Tintern Abbey that “The dreary intercourse of daily life shall ever prevail against us… therefore let the moon shine on thee.” Without crossing into a realm of pretentiousness that could cause physical pain to the average reader, Alan Pardew has kept a tight grasp on the “moonlight players”. We don’t get to see them very often, we’re frequently reminded that they’re unreliable, and we’re constantly told that they are mavericks who can cause huge problems within the dressing room and be a detriment to the general dynamic of the team.

    If you enjoy the notion of not giving much away, being cautious and refusing to take risks, then I can gladly recommend chess. Don’t get me wrong – a game of chess is sophisticated and often exhilarating; yet it is supposed to be played with caution and consideration. Football is defined by what chairmen and managers like to call “bums on seats” sort of players. If Pardew’s Newcastle side was represented on a chessboard, they would make the first move (central pawn moved two squares ahead – the lone, isolated centre forward) and then simply refuse to move again. Two rows of pieces packed together, with the queen and the rooks kept firmly in reserve. It is a metaphor that is a little less pretentious than the Wordsworth one, but is still strikingly accurate; the only difference being that 52,000 people would never pay good money to watch an actual chess match once a fortnight.

    To return to the problem of the support once more; we live in an era where a “fast-food culture” of instant gratification means that it is all too easy for an inexperienced young fan to glance at the top of the league and pick a side that promises instant success with that magical winning feeling every week. I ask you; what is there in a Pardew team in order to prevent this sort of thing from happening? The alternate reality of Timmy Thompson aside, why on earth would anyone want to support a team which strangles the merest hint of creativity by pouring blame and scorn on the efforts of the “moonlight players” who attempt to provide it? When the loyal old-timers gradually fade away, year-by-year, what will be left of our once great football club? For the answer, I will unflatteringly misquote Wordsworth – “the dreary intercourse of Pardew football”.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Sorry I forgot to say it’s off the sack pardew website if nobody guessed it 😀

    I must admit that it’s a cracking idea but no doubt the parsnip lovers will cry “foul” when in essence all it does is present the facts in a comprehensive manner for people to view.

    For instance one fellow fan who I know sticks up for parsnip and wouldn’t have it that he’s shite even after I’d tried my best to present evidence that this was the case, I followed the site on facefcuk and tagged him in a few facts and quotes to prove my point. Low and behold he is now converted lol.

    In his own words “wow I didn’t think it was this bad”

    Mission accomplished 😉

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Wow,your so great.

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  • mecannylad

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Paraphrasing Winston Churchill I have a message for the 2,300 diehards going to St Mary’s this Saturday.
    “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing.What a tragedy if that moment finds you unprepared for that which could have been your finest hour.”

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  • toon kk

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #21

    They’ll be quite a few players to sell come the end of the season when we’re relegated, we have a poor squad which most fans think are much better than we are.
    MA doesn’t deserve a premier league club anyway.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #22

    mojo unicorn boy

    arnt u washing p45s hair tonight

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #23

    toon kk

    watch this team go with new coaches

    top 8 easy

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Remy Cabella is a world class player.He will be proud of this team after Pardew sacking.

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Mr chocolate raisin

    If that comment was directed towards me….thanks ever so much

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  • JackButler

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Not been overly impressed with Cabella so far, but think he’l come good in time, he just needs to settle and find his feet in this league

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Where is Ethio at this fine hour? Your boys took one hell of a beating today!! Howay the Flames! 🙂

    Catchy,
    Top 8? We still lack a centre half or a centre forward, and SDJ now. Top 10, but it will hopefully be better to watch and something to build on!

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  • JackButler

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Catchy

    Top 8?

    Thats pushing it a bit mate

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  • JackButler

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Apparently it’s all Colo’s fault 😀

    Nothing like a bit of propaganda to try and deflect the pressure away from a suffering man

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  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Lil
    Haven’t seen or heard about the game?
    what’s going on? did we beat u or what???

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  • Average_Contents

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #32

    JB

    Read that article too mate and if it’s true about colo or he who fcuks off at will or has an injury but waltzes straight back into the first team as he’s also known, he hasn’t really got a leg to stand on has he lol

    Wouldn’t surprise me though if it did happen and the puppets bowed down to player pressure again a la demba ba! He needs to grow a backbone the cretin 😀

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Ethio,
    Malawi won, 3-2. 🙂 Was quite a good game, although two pretty poor sides. Malawi were 3-1 up, but Ethiopia pulled 1 back late on.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Catchy: “i know 99% will be better than pardew and his lot”.

    Yeah. Of course you know that. Just like lots of fans ‘knew’ that about most of the managers we’ve had over the past 15 years.

    Anyway – Cabella is a long way from proving his worth yet, but he’s started pretty well and will settle in. He may look like you’d have to tie knots in his legs to make knees, but he doesn’t seem to be intimidated by the faster, more physical play.

    Also, you don’t have to look far down our list of alumni to realise that staying at the club is often a better option…

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #35

    jack butler

    there is a bit at the end of that about nevil and the scouse one looking in depth at hatem surely he is onloan and wont feature against us in the match

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  • optimistic prime

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Jb

    Colo complaining HBA got back in the team to early lol

    That from a cpt who goes on holiday in middle of season plays crap week in week out and walks back into the team.

    Pot n kettle come to mind.

    I’ve never enjoyed listening to Pardew but I am interested to hear what he has to say tomorrow. The only real problem is who’s asking the questions and what questions is he going to answer.

    I’ve a feeling it will all be HBA M’biwas fault because they wouldn’t leave earlier!
    Or some crap along those lines.

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  • DokToon

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #37

    an open letter to the pardew out brigade:

    i do not understand why all of you want him out. the fact that you lot are donating yoru hard earned money to buy a banner stating as such is ridiculous. the man got us to 5th, and won manager of the year. its not like they give that out to just anyone, he showed his talent and his skill guiding us to 5th place, and follwed that up with a great europa run. before all you lemmings run off the cliff, step back and think… we have a great manager who WILL lead us to top four…

    god, i love this newly learned british sarcasm.. thanks mark and opti for your guidance in this new talent 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #38

    Average_Contents

    There are a few issue’s I have with that story.

    Firstly – I find it a little too convenient for a story like that to come out just before Pardew faces the press and fans for the time since HBA was loaned out and we failed to get a center half and striker in.

    Secondly – If that is the case, it just goes to show how weak the man is as he has bowed down to player pressure.

    As for Colo being involved?

    That stinks as the guy should not be a part of the club after the way he acted, let alone have the honour of wearing the captains armband.

    Just more evidence that the club is rotten from top to bottom

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  • JackButler

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #39

    optimistic prime

    He’s gonna come out with more spin than we’ve ever heard from him before, he’ll back what has happened, he’ll offer his thanks to Charnley and Ashley for their backing and the work that they have done blah blah blah blah blah blah

    And no doubt he’ll say how happy he is with the squad and that the fans just need to be patient while the new players settle in.

    Basically……………………………….. bullshit aplenty

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  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 10, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #40

    That’s depressing Lil.I haven’t expect us to win anyway but scoring two goals away may show great effort from our lads.

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