Our Man Of The Match Was Excellent Yesterday


Remy Cabella was our Man of the Match last week with 44% of the vote at Leicester,  and it’s the same player yesterday – with Remy this time getting a massive 87% of the vote and probably having his best game in a black and white shirt, and he played the full 90 minutes in our 2-0 loss to Chelsea.

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Remy Cabella in action at Chelsea

Remy was so unlucky (again) not to score his first goal for the side, but yesterday he looked full of confidence and was a threat to Chelsea, especially in the first half when he was unlucky not to score twice with two good efforts.

The other outstanding player for Newcastle yesterday was Moussa Sissoko with 4% of the vote, and Moussa’s getting not only to be Newcastle’s best player this season, but he is is also becoming very consistent with his performances.

Ayoze Perez was third in the voting with 2% and we noticed how strong the 21 year-old’s getting and seemed to hold his own against John Terry in the physical department, which was good to see.

We have to give credit to Newcastle for a great first half performance yesterday, but we just couldn’t keep it up in the second half when Chelsea were more like Chelsea, and wrapped up the win fairly easily.

But the biggest thing we took out of the game is that Remy Cabella is starting to look like the player we thought we had signed in the summer.

That’s got to be good news for Newcastle.

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18 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    “There’s a fantastic set of professionals [at Crystal Palace],” Pardew praised his new players following Saturday’s victory. “I haven’t had one fine this week and I’m finding that very unusual as a Newcastle manager, because we used to fine players every 42minutes.
    “I’m not being disrespectful to Newcastle players. (Writer’s note: Yes, he is.) It’s just a different set up. I just want to free this team up a little bit and if we do that we could play like we did in the last 20 minutes.”
    Pardew’s “I fined them every 42 minutes” revelation came immediately after he said the Palace side which he inherited is perhaps “too honest, too straight.” That’s the Pardew we all love. Essentially, “Be more of an insufferable human being. Make people hate you, just like me,” he said to them.

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  • geordie157

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Alan Pardew’s red and blue army. This is slowly becoming the CPFCBlog.

    Hopefully now Cabella continues to start games and goes fronm strength to strength.

    On the manager, De Boer would be great but I can’t see it happening and its a risk waiting until the summer. Although Touchel would also be available then.

    Garde seems to be the best of the unattached managers but Ashley needs to at least splash the cash for a centre back and a striker.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #3

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/remi-garde-newcastle-uniteds-new-8419823

    Great article on Garde, who according to the twittersphere has been appointed and will be announced tomorrow

    On the game
    Cabella was phenomenal, and showed exactly why Pardew should not of been manager
    A £12 million player that he apparently personally wanted, rotting on the bench with the odd 10 minutes or hoyed on out of position
    Get that lad on the pitch, in an attacking set up and he will hurt teams

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  • Slank

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Cabella was excellent, especially in the first half. Hopefully this is his real arrival in the Premiership.

    He was full of energy, silky skill, determination and tougher than of late. There was no falling over as if hit by a rampaging bull elephant. He had willing runners and foils in Perez and Sissoko.

    A mention about Perez. Some on here would appear to want a big centre forward but there has only been one game I can remember when Perez had not led the line well and had not caused problems for the central defenders. Defenders don’t like opposition players with pace and quick feet running at them. With Cabella, Perez and Sissoko we have all three.

    Hopefully Garde can get improve them further. If he was watching yesterday, and I’m sure he was, he would have been very impressed with the team. There is a lot of talent at the club.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Pardew always prefered his widemen just to trackback!

    …that was essentially what he wanted instead of asking them to be damaging.

    Without lying the last 4 years was probably some of the worse football I have ever seen and for the first time I actually questioned why I was a NUFC supporter.

    …a manager like Jock Steins would turn in his grave if he knew fellow colleagues have been praising Pardew as a manager.

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  • Slank

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Toon Down South

    Very interesting article. He looks the business. I suppose the thing in his favour is that he has experienced the Premier League and will have learnt a lot from managers like Wenger. Also his English is good.

    Don’t you think he looks like the great late Gary Speed ?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Slank
    Perez hands down has all the ingredients to be a top class CF for us, he had bags of energy, a fantastic range of passing, makes very intelligent runs, good with both feet and his head and has a real eye for goal

    Under the right manager he will flourish, under you know who he looked isolated, like most our CF’s have, but still got himself involved by dropping deep looking for the ball
    With support from the likes of Cabella and Sissoko, with SDJ still to come, we have the makings of a very good attacking team

    Am i the only one who think that atm we look better without Tiote?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #8

    To quote JS: “it’s not just about winning games, but the manner of how you win”

    …for Pardew it was not just about loosing, but how poorly you could loose.

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  • SA Toon

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m pleased for Pardew’s start at CP, but I really couldn’t be bothered with him anymore. I hope we can stop focussing on him now that he’s gone as his presence was very divisive for NUFC (like him or hate him). On more important matters, I thought we were quite unlucky yesterday and should’ve got something from the first half. Cabella was fantastic and looked fun of confidence. Between him and Perez they made Terry look quite ordinary. Now what we need are a few results!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Slank
    Aye mate he’s a Speed double!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #11

    If one look at what you could expect of s PL player Tiote would make my team of the IX that has disappointed the most so far this season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #12

    I’ve just watched MotD and that Gomis looks quite tidy, what explanation is there for apparently being willing to pay 7.8M for plus wages then not wanting him for free but spending 6M on Riverie plus wages, something doesn’t add up, if it’s because of his age that Riverie has sell on value then somebody has had their pants pulled down.

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  • SA Toon

    Jan 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #13

    #toonarmydownsouth I’m with you on Tiote. He is defensively strong but he seems to slow down our attack. I’m not an Anita fan, but I thought he was good yesterday. Personally though, I rate Abeid to partner Colback. I’m looking forward to the return of Abeid, Aarons, Raylor and de Jong. Hopefully it won’t be much longer now!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 11, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #14

    Jail, wasn’t it Gomis who reportedly wanted really high wages?

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  • hibbit

    Jan 11, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #15

    not just the agents getting backhanders then

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 11, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #16

    Fingers crossed that Garde gets the job.
    One of the reasons we (disastrously) lost Cabaye mid-season was because he was dissatisfied with the football at St James’. An enlightened coach might help us hold on to our better players – at least until the end of the season.

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  • dexter53

    Jan 11, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #17

    At last Cabella looks to be the player we hoped he might be.Lets just hope he kicks on from now.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 11, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Of course it’s not just the agents getting backhanders. You can bet your life the signing of Rivière provided a nice little earner for someone on our payroll.

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