Pardew Claims Cabaye Has Already Been Replaced


The Newcastle manager has given a long interview with the Evening Standard today and the Newcastle manager talks about lots of things.

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Moussa Sissoko – a battering ram for Newcastle

One thing we haven’t done this year is to replace Yohan Cabaye with another similar play-maker, who can open up defenses with defense splitting passes and score some goals too in the process.

But Pardew has recently played Moussa Sissoko in that position with some success, because the 6’2″ Frenchman has offered some bite and power in midfield, with his surging runs at the opposing defense.

This is what Alan said about Moussa today and the system he used to play when Cabaye was still at Newcastle:

“Sometimes I play that system with a striker, sometimes with a midfielder,” “Last year Cabaye had massive success in the first half of the season.”

“Moussa Sissoko has grown comfortable in that role and he’s probably one of the big reasons why we have picked up.” “He is not a Cabaye. He’s got a different role.”

“Cabaye was the intelligence of the team, Moussa is like the battering ram.”That’s a great way to describe the powerful Sissoko – as a bettering ram – love it.”

“He’ll make a run that blows the back four apart. The goal he scored against Manchester City – Cabaye wouldn’t have got.”

That’s a great way to describe the powerful Sissoko – as a bettering ram – love it

There’s no doubt that Moussa has shown his best form in a Newcastle shirt over the last six weeks, and he can improve still more.

And while Alan Pardew played him on the wings moist of the time he has been an automatic starter for the Newcastle manager and many fans though Moussa’s best position was central midfield.

In that position he can best utilize his immense power in the heart of Newcastle’s midfield, and certainly it’s worked well in this five game winning streak.

And one area where Moussa can improve his game is in scoring goals, and maybe playing in the number 10 role will give him a decent chance to get more goals for the side.

The Newcastle team over the last six games has been great, and we hope we can keep up our good form against QPR on Saturday, when we will be without Coloccini and Abeid, who are both out injured but for only a couple of weeks.

Another win in that game and we could be in the top six,  and with a very slim chance of being in the top four.

Given we were joint bottom only a few weeks ago, that’s just a remarkable turnaround.

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30 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 18, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #1
  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #2

    “He is not a Cabaye. He’s got a different role.”

    So he’s not saying Cabaye has been replaced then? Or is he. This lot talk in circles!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #3

    Canny

    That’s the great thing about NUFC
    We get football and mystery with the odd soap opera for good measure, all we need now is a quiz at half time 🙂

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #4

    OP

    Just read that article. Nice stuff. Is James Ed’s son then or is that a coincidence?

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Canny

    Not sure

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Surprised he didn’t say siem de jong was ment to be cabayes replacement

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #7

    They could run the quiz at half time. 5 pound entry and winner gets a free trip to their nearest Sports Direct Store.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #8

    If we add two or three of them together then that would equal Cabayes replacement

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Good prize

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  • magscar

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #10

    Canny@4

    Coincidence. Ed’s sons are Paul and Neil.

    Not sure who he is and how he is representative but wondered why he referred to “the fans” when is supposed to be one. Did he mean those who go to matches?

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Mags@10

    Must live North of the Watford Gap so = Geordie to them lot

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #12

    Riviere the french emile heskey. Love it!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Pardew also has no idea what 4231 is. Spot on James harrison.
    Pardew is just lucky to have Peter Beardsley around to teach him what 433 is

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  • magscar

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Canny
    Yup. Unless he is Toon downsouth? 🙂
    Off now only checked before bed
    Night

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #15

    refres

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #16

    @12

    Heskey was good for his club, crap for Country. Isn’t Rivvy the other way around. I’m assuming that’s what we talkin bout as its not a similarity in looks!!

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #17

    upload

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #18

    Canny

    Could be worse he could have called him the French Altidore

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  • toonicle

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #19

    Looks like he’s seen the light when it comes to where to play Sissoko, couldn’t be happier.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Nov 19, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #20

    Figuring you’ll all have gone beddy byes by now so shall wait for next thread.

    Unless Band B is keeping the late hours again. Ya there B?

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  • cyprus

    Nov 19, 2014 at 5:33 AM

    Comment #21

    This Cabaye character gets mentioned more than our players… I give up.

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 19, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #22

    Cyprus

    It seems the king has an infatuation with ‘dreamboat’ and so by definition, ed. I think the king needs professional help tbh as he’s not stopped mentioning him since we sold him. It’s been at least 15 times.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 19, 2014 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #23

    Wish people would stop calling him the f#@×ing king. Boils my pi#@.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 19, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #24

    AC,
    I read you. I was kind of blaming Ed for not getting over it but I guess AP is just as guilty.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #25

    this interview with the london press is bishop being proactive its all a pr stunt……. of what interest are pardues thoughts to most london football fans…

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 19, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Expat

    He christened himself the king so….

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 19, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #27

    With our injuries I cannot see us getting a win at the weekend. So King Percys’ run will end.
    KING Percy………………………………OOT.

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  • expatmag

    Nov 19, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #28

    TUFF

    Twat

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #29

    prime

    I think that’s a fair assessment of things

    although I chuckled on the riviere gag I think a little harsh he hasn’t played in the new for mation and when he did play he was up there on his own, and that’s not his game

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  • hibbit

    Nov 19, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #30

    the king is dead long live the king NEXT

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