Pardew – This Player Hasn’t Delivered For Us

Newcastle have shown some good character in our last two games, and the hope is that we can continue that fighting form at Stoke City and even get a win on Monday night- it’s possible.

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Remy Cabella – time for this man to start delivering

But that will mean some of our more important and expensive players will need to start coming through for us, and one of them is Remy Cabella, who has seemed to frail and far too willing to fall flat on his face, when challenged by players in the Premier League.

Both Papiss Cisse and Manu Riviere have come through for Newcastle big time over the last two games, and both have scored two goals each in their last games.

Pardew has said it is now time for Remy Cabella to start delivering:

“It’s important for us.” “We spent a lot of money on Cabella, and he hasn’t really delivered.” “It is difficult for him and Riviere to carry those shirts at this club.”

“Papiss Cisse and Siem de Jong have more experience. And they have both been missing – I feel sorry for them to a degree.”

Remy Cabella cost us anywhere between £7M and £12M, depending on which reports you believe, and he has to toughen up. so we hope he has been doing some strength work in the gym.

And it will be interesting to see what team Alan Pardew starts on Monday night, but he could do a lot worse than start Adam Armstrong in the number 10 role as the withdrawn striker in the 4-2-3-1 formation.

Adam showed on Wednesday night he can add both creativity and skill to Newcastle going forward,  and he had two assists in his very first start for Newcastle – not too bad at all.

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39 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 27, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    You mean you feel sorry for yourself really don’t you ya cretin.

  • funguswatty

    Sep 27, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #2

    pardew needs to stop criticizing players in public as it seems he doing a lot lately no wonder cabella is not playing that well ,#pardewout

  • bobby mango

    Sep 27, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    This might be a slightly new quote but it’s the same story from earlier in the week.

  • geordie157

    Sep 27, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Start riviere and Armstrong up front.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #5


  • Jeff from Benwell

    Sep 27, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #6

    funguswatty““““““`On 9 January 2008, Sam Allardyce parted company with Newcastle United by mutual agreement.
    AP has at least until the turn of the year Ashley will use the Jan sales to pull the Toon out of the mire as he has done before

  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Pardew out.

  • Lost Plot

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    If you’s remember when a certain Manger setting the blue print to clear the way through an unbeaten Stoke side at the Brittania Stadium

    Pardew was complimented by the likes of Wenger & Fergie for breaking the way (a certain Demba Ba got 3 and gave away there only goal (to a team that said Ba wasn’t good enough for them)

    The same manager and player with Demba went on to humiliate Man Utd

    And we still blame Pards (well .. Some do?)
    When the bloke is stripped of his best assets (after training the no marks to level of Premiership)

    What big signings have we had under AP’s .. Exactly .. But he’s made a few

    Still no excuse if we lose on Mon .. But we back a Win n see

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Well I’ve had a good laugh this morning -that fool bills son -the High Priest of the Pro Percy Brigade has suggested that the score against Stoke will be a 4 – 0 win to the Toon.
    I think even a lot of die hard King Percy fans would not be this bold in predicting a score.
    To make matters worse the fool has put a tenner bet on his prediction.
    We all know that old proverb “a fool and his money are soon parted” – well here we have recent evidence that the old proverb is more than not true.
    I should say even before this outrageous prediction he was already known as a fool -not because of him losing his money but because of the content of his posts.

  • Ethiotoon

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #10

    I think pards is right.Every time he tries to dribble &
    pass oponnent players,he get caught so far.which is a shame.I won’t be surprise if he struggles again on Monday night as stoke are still physical and stubborn side.He is naturally lightweight player,so I don’t think spending much time in gym will change his physical strength.Looked poor finisher as well.
    still needs to work harder on training ground.I won’t
    be surprise if his place taken-over by Aarons or obertan. Result is the priority IMPO!!

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Jeff from India/Benwell/the outer reaches of the cosmos.

    Shush troll.

    That is all.

  • the ledge

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #12

    Mister tuff spot he is a bellend

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #13

    “We spent a lot of money on Cabella, and he hasn’t really delivered.”

    So what should we think of your rotten performances and results over 4 years, Alan?

    Not just 4 games like you’re pulling him up for already.

  • the ledge

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #14

    F–king phone spot on

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15

    The king responding to fatty’s latest incident.

    Even if it was meant in jest, even if it wasn’t a proper interview, even if he doesn’t believe it, he shouldn’t sit there acting the fool and brushing it off. He should be saying something like it’s not on, he shouldn’t be saying that even as a joke or that it’s out of order!

    Just goes to show how spineless he really is. How can he stick up for the team and demand players when he can’t even stick up for himself. What a shithouse.

    He deserves everything he fcuking gets the cretin.

  • mag92

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Ashley getting captured by a journalist whilst pissed and revealing his plans to sack him. In wine is truth!

  • danishmag

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Pardew has given what ashley wanted from him.. average 10-11th place in the four years he has been manager. Pardew is perfect for Ashley

  • mag92

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #18

    As soon as Ashley got his lawyers on the case then we know it’s the truth.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #19

    scapegoating the flair player already…he’ll be covering the channels soon & tracking back or being banished

    pardew has NEVER been to work well with a flair players

  • Fostino

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #20

    newcastles youth is the only thing that excites me these days. heres a team we’ve made ourselves or bought in very young thats english


    good (aussie) strettle lanscalles dummett

    sammy colback bigi rolando

    armstrong campbell (kinda gone off the boil this lad)

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #21

    I’ll say pardew has had technical players like cabaye play well under him.

    What’s the definition of flair player? Tricky? Skilful? Technical? Lazy? I think we’ve had two in Ben arfa and marvoux in Pardews time and he get a good but more from Ben Arfa than se others before him and kept him on side as long. If not longer than previous managers.

    I’ve heard from a friend who spoke with a couple Newcastle players in Vegas this year (and from another poster here who said the same about meeting a player in Dubai) that the players all disliked Ben arfa as a person, he was a complete …… as a person and none of them wanted him around. Explains Pardews comment about his “attitude” a bit more.

    As for Marv, creative at times, clever final passing but didn’t do enough as a team player. Seemed an impact sub at best, I criticise pardew for not using him as an impact sub more but not so bothered about his lack of starts…can see from where he has gone and how little he plays what a “quality” player he was.

    I’m not pro pardew, I’m against the bloke, but some criticism is airless over the top.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #22

    We played probably the best football in all of 2014 against Hull. Cabella was a key ingredient into getting the ball down and doing some quick interchanging and passing.

    Hull did stand back and were not pressuring our players enough, but football did shine through.

    There were suspicions that Pardew would not know how to manage Cabella, the form guide dictated that putting Pardew together with a a player like Cabella wouldn’t end up very good.

    Cabella will probably get a run of 10 or so games in 1 position. After that will come the tinkering, playing him on the left, on the right, then maybe even up front. Cabella will start seeing less minutes, coming off after 60 minutes, leading to him coming on after 60 minutes. Periodically the small-talk will start, “Cabella not tracking back, not built for english football, showing a bad attitude” because he is not playing as much as he wants etc etc.

    So damn predictable.

    If Ashley is insistent on Pardew being manager he may as well just go and get him the Mark Noble’s that he wants.

  • Fostino

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23

    on a realist note, if we could get sammy, dummett, strettle, rolando (i just remebered is jamican ;)) and armstrong into the team, that would be a great return. bear in mind we have abeid, haidira and vuckic who could considered as guys we bought in young. future lloks ok if some of these guys can make the grade

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #24

    I think pardew doesnt get a team playing well as a unit a lot of the time but also when people call Dummet, Taylor and Williamson championship quality at best, colo as past it, haidara and santon not good defensively then how do you expect us to not ship goals.

  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #25

    21Transfer Sage // Sep 27, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    For every good performance Marv put I. There was a game he was completely anonymous.
    I had real high hopes based on his performances at Rennes. He was creative there.

    I agree Cabella has not performed. He has improved gradually each week though.

    Really not smart of pardew to publicly criticise him though.

    His best position is u. The hole. I worry that he’ll never get his chance there given cisses return and sien de Jong eventually.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #26


    I agree cabella looks better central, hope he gets a go.

    And I don’t mind public criticism, it depends in how it’s done, is it fair, is he the kind of player who will respond well to that? Too man unknowns to know if it’s a smart move or not.

  • Fostino

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #27

    now consider the players weve loaned out

    landsbury …mapou…lanscalles …ben afra.. marv i think a lot of people would have some of these in their starting 11

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #28

    He needs to stop being soft with the players
    and tell them that they are under pressure
    and i liked what he is saying about Cabella
    because i haven’t been impressed with him so far to be honest but he is a smart player and he needs to find his foot in the EPL as soon as possible

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #29


  • kapopo

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #30

    Pardew also never deliver…

  • Thump

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #31

    @Shaker: I don’t think it’s less to do with Cabella’s ability, and more to do with Pardew telling a flair player to run to the byline. Cabella is not Goofy or Jonas. Ben Arfa? Told to run (backwards, I might add). Marveaux? Told to “do something”. What makes you so sure Cabella hasn’t received the same directions?

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #32

    Point taken about Pards and flair players, but I’d have Mark Noble at Newcastle in a second. He is a legitimate Premier League player, yet with less talent……go figure.

  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #33

    Very basic management rule. I’m qualified to know, trust me:) Never ridicule an employee in public, man. This doesn’t motivate him, at best it does the opposite, at worst you create an enemy.

  • optimistic prime

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #34

    Apparently Mike Ashley says comments Pardew would be sacked where tounge in cheek.

    That’s good news to me as his appointment was a F ing joke.

  • mindshaft

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #35

    LostPlot – man, you’re dreaming – he lost cabaye and he’s still banging on about it – Southampton lost almost all their players, barely spent much more than us.
    New manager and half a dozen new players playing good football and doing extremely well in league ….
    What was your point again ?

  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #36

    no man, it’s really not like you, don’t spread hearsay! You heard from a friend of a friend of a friend! Don’t buy it man, wow, where’s the evidence! He doesn’t seem like that kind of a person, though I heard from a friend of a…. that he is like the best dude around 🙂

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #37

    Villa and Hammers to win, £2 nets you a bagga sand…

    Stranger things have happened people

  • beermonkey

    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #38


    we lost cabaye 8 9 months ago and he still has not found a solution after spending 30mill quid
    he also had hand in our signings the way he was waxing lyrical about them and praising himself
    he aint stupid he would have been more cautious had he not had a hand in it

    he thought 4231 with dejong was the way forward and now we have lost him pardew is stuck again
    he wont have learnt anything from wed night and poor riviere will be isolated again Monday

    cisse of the bench to try and rescue a point and when it don’t work looks like its going to be cabella who is his fall guy

  • firebug666

    Sep 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #39

    These comments made by Ashley were designed & calculated, not the ramblings of a drunken buffoon who was dragging his ar*e around old London town.

    1. He has let the inept one know via the media that he is not happy with him management, that he must start winning or he is out.
    2. Regardless of any money or assets stripped out of the club, he lets the fans know he has spent a lot of money on the club.
    3. Every paper and media broadcaster is spouting the news of his conversation with the Independent reporter across the globe, and all are referring to Ashley the owner of SD and Newcastle.

    Points 1 & 2 are designed to appease the fans, knowing the inept one’s time is almost up at the club, and that Ashley will spend money on the club.

    Point 3, well what better way to advertise your company than having it linked to a story that is reaching every corner of the world.

    It’s a great story for him, SD and the gullible of the Newcastle supporters, and maybe it’s his first step in heading off any sort of assault on his SD empire from the Geordie faithful who want to cut the umbilical cord that has Newcastle United linked to SD.

    The only person looking good in this story is Ashley.

    Well that’s my take on it.


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