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Will Newcastle Want Yohan Cabaye Back On Tyneside?

10:33 pm, Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 228 Comments

News that Crystal Palace and Alan Pardew will try to sign Yohan Cabaye from PSG this summer, and depending on what fee PSG want for the central midfielder, who was never able to command a starting place in Paris,  will probably decide whether Newcastle are interested in bringing Yohan back to Newcastle.

Newcastle haven’t yet replaced Cabaye so bringing him back would solve that particular problem.

yohan cabaye man united winner

Yohan Cabaye – while at Newcastle

He’s now 29 and it was four years ago when he first arrived on Tyneside from Lille for a €5M buyout clause in his contract.

This is what Yohan has said about his future to Infosport:

“There is a situation now where I have not had the playing time that I hoped for.” “My representatives are working to find the best solution. In the future, what’s important is to play every weekend.”

“The Premier League is a league I like, the country too.” “There may be an opportunity, as there may be others. The important thing is that I will think carefully and make the best decision.”

His decision to leave Newcastle in retrospect was not a good one, and Yohan himself pushed for a move away from Newcastle, initially to Arsenal in the summer of 2013 when he went on strike,  and then in the following January when PSG showed an interest in him.

Newcastle rather foolishly let him leave in mid-season 18 months ago, and that coincided with a slump in Newcastle’s form as we lost seven of the last eight games of that season, although for five of those games Alan Pardew was banned from the touchline and John Carver was in charge of the side.

And we only just managed to cling onto 10th place – only our second top ten finish under Mike Ashley.

We really have to learn from that experience and not sell one of our best players unless we have a replacement who can be brought in – maybe Mike Ashley is finally seeing money isn’t everything – certainly not in football.

So it’s probably doubtful that Newcastle would be interested in bringing Yohan back, especially when PSG will try to recoup most of the £20M they paid Newcastle for the player.

And Crystal Palace may be able to take Yohan Cabaye to London, unless a bigger club becomes interested in the French International, which is possible, because Yohan showed he was a very good Premier League player at Newcastle.

In fact his career soared on Tyneside for 30 months,  and when he left it went downhill rather quickly  – maybe a lesson to other players wanting to leave the club?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yohan Cabaye

228 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Repost: ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    If that dig is at me MacToon as I have explained before I am a disabled guy with a lot of time on my hands. I love Newcastle United and I share some Articles I think people are interested in. So knackers to you!!!!
    same goes for you JFA

  • 2 manni // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Quote from Jurgen Klopp’s agent

    The Premier League is very exciting,” he said. “And we do not only think about the top four because there are some other great clubs below them. But I am not sure the profile of the job could work.

    “In Germany there is a clear separation between manager and sporting director and I think in principle this is very good. Jurgen does not like to speak to players’ agents or to carry out a transfer. So we have to see which is the most useful arrangement.”

    MASHLEY shud be ringing him now !!!!!!

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Would love Cabaye to come back but I cannot see it

  • 4 ronaldo aarons // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Toon from Leeds,
    I quite like you posting links tbh, no matter what you do there will always be someone unhappy as you can’t satisfy everyone.

  • 5 123 Dummet Time // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    In a heartbeat, yes

  • 6 MacToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Oh have we? – lol I still think it’s not good blog etiquette to use Ed’s blog the way you do. It aint difficult to hotlink your name but you point blank refused the idea. If you haven’t anything to do with the site then why persist linking every article? Strange tbh.

  • 7 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Carver pockets £1 million

  • 8 ronaldo aarons // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Yeah that’s all well and good but he at least had a say in which players to go for. I don’t think he would have as much if any here. But we should be approaching him anyway even if he rejects us.

  • 9 toon22 // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Bigger no brainer than ive seen for years and years.

    We should beg dream boat to return.

  • 10 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Part of me wants him back and the other part says f*** him

  • 11 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    I have absolutely nothing to do with the site and I have no idea how to hotlink. I share things people may have interest to. I don’t just share that site! I like the articles on that site but the chat on this site is better

  • 12 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Ty Ronaldo

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Try posting some different links then other than every single article this guy is writing.
    He was talking about our situation and said about the fans frustrations “maybe they could be doing a little bit better” we had just lost seven in a row at that point, he was basically siding with the regime and sounded like another washed up manager desperate for a job.

  • 14 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    I quite like the links too.

  • 15 ronaldo aarons // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    I wouldn’t take cabaye. No matter how good he was, and I thought he was brilliant, he wanted to leave. He made his bed and he should lie in it. Plus he’s not getting any younger or better and I just don’t see him even considering us tbh, he knows how we work as a club and wanted out.

  • 16 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Any pornographic ones ?

  • 17 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Ty Belfast

  • 18 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    hahaha no belfast

  • 19 manni // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    @ Rolando Aarons , yeah your right in the fact we shud approach him, if he rejects us at least we tried , problem is would you be inspired by Charnley if u met him, probably not lol

  • 20 ronaldo aarons // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Plus, midfield isn’t an area we are desperate for. Yes we could do with reinforcements but we desperately need defenders and strikes before anything else, even wingers before cm IMO.

  • 21 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    I think he’s stuck there tbh unless Liverpool or Arsenal want him. Can’t see Palace or us affording his wages

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Get your own links !

  • 23 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Fitness coach Dave Billows has also left the club

  • 24 MacToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Fgs, we just got rid of google Jeffrey and now we have the Leeds linker!!! 😉 and shut it bellyfats!

    I don’t mind links too but spamming Ed’s site with the same one was getting rather tedious. What if I start linking every mag article or chrony article…would get rather tiresome…… most people will use newsnow if they want info anyway.

  • 25 geordieboy83 // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Seriously what harm is TFL doing posting links, some of it is a decent read? Carry on mate, makes a refreshing change from depression, boring putting down of people who aint negative etc.

    Seperate note, is cabaye the answer or would a younger player be better i.e grenier, classie, van ginkel? Me personally the fee and wages he’d command I’d look elsewhere

  • 26 ronaldo aarons // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    The fountain of knowledge that is soccer sauce is saying that reports linking lee Clark to become assistant are very wide of the mark. I personally just see it being Round if I’m honest.

  • 27 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Ok I shall post less if that will calm you down

  • 28 lochinvar // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    England WIN one day cricket match – apply comments to NUFC – the future’s brighter the future’s black and white

    Former England captain Alec Stewart: “Quite unbelievable cricket from England. Just think, a couple of months ago, England were being laughed at for playing archaic one-day cricket. It’s roles reversed from the World Cup. The public needed this, the England dressing-room needed this, and if this is how they are going to play for the next four years, it’s a great start.”
    Former England captain Michael Vaughan: “What you’ve seen today is that you can change mindset quickly with players and a coach who want it. England got well beyond par. I can’t remember seeing an England one-day performance as good as that.”

  • 29 mickalfas // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Why do people want players back who didn’t want to be here ,fcuk him
    Shearer came here because he wanted to be here ,we don’t need money hungry cnuts who don’t want to play for us
    Remy can f**k off as well!!
    Perez ,fair play its been a dream come true ,that’s what we need ffs

  • 30 Sazzer // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Copy paste the important parts if the articles really isn’t worth reading.

  • 31 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Lochinvar they did play very well

  • 32 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Ok thanks for the tip Sazzer

  • 33 lochinvar // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Klopp + Cabaye ( in a Gerrard style role ) + Austin
    that would make me smile again

  • 34 MacToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    If you move your pointer over your icon at the top right you should see and click on “edit my account”. From there you can see a box for website: Enter the desired website in that box and click save.
    That’s for the desktop version. not sure if the mobile site is different?

  • 35 Sazzer // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Dave Billows got himself injured when John Carver handed over the phone.

  • 36 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    You will have a long successful blog career if you don’t listen to Jail Mactoon or Skunki Tfl 🙂

  • 37 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Ty Belfast pmsl

  • 38 MacToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Lol, is that your secret bellyfarts?

    btw “edit my profile”
    and “update profile” –


  • 39 MacToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Ah ha, my blue friend from Leeds 🙂

  • 40 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 9, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Didn’t see the article change. Hate it when that happens.


    On Pearce, I never heard that interview. If he is siding with the regime that can’t be good, unless he is just not clued up on the situation as a whole. Dosn’t surprise me the brown nosing that goes on though when coaches are out of work.

    All this speculating on a number 2 and McClaren could bring in his own really, we could be well off the mark.

    Can’t think of any others off the top of my head who would be a reasonable candidate under this regime.

  • 41 welshgeordie9 // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.

    Ha ha ha

  • 42 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    I have done as you said MacToon but if I would like to alert you to a post how will my name being blue make any difference?

  • 43 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    And a pretty short one if you entertain Belfast

  • 44 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Big fan of news now! I’d be lost without it.

  • 45 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Toon from leeds it’s easy mate all you have to do is hot link your name…..


  • 46 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    When Ashley bolts his horse onto the cart , because he now has no arse to lick, Carver has asked can he kiss the horses arse.

    He reckons it will stop him licking his lips.

  • 47 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    I believe I’ve done that TSunki

  • 48 WWSBRD // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Alls forgiven Cabs…well never had anything to forgive really but time to come home eh? Had ur little holiday in Paris, uve gotten all ur duty free now back to work mister

    I can dream

  • 49 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    If I link my name to the previous article I could send people back in time. Wow.

  • 50 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Pulling your leg TFL

  • 51 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    And stay clear of Jesper fungusfeet. Danish bloke with dodgy auto correct.

  • 52 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    lol Tsunki

  • 53 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    This is what I mean I love the banter on this site there is the odd knob but most of u are generally fun and can hold a decent conversation but I prefer the other sites articles. No offence

  • 54 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    I only discovered news now a while ago Toon Prodigy lol good job

  • 55 welshgeordie9 // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth?
    A: A gummy bear.

    Ha ha ha

  • 56 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    You mean Lost in Translation? Jesper can be funny sometimes. In a good way. But it’s bad enough reading typed words and getting the wrong idea, worse still if you’re Danish and your English is too good for it’s own…well….good!

  • 57 WWSBRD // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    What ToonFromLeeds wont post links anymore?! FFS I have to look for my own links now THANX GUYS

    He was like a streamlined twitter and uve bleeding ruined it

  • 58 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Ughhh. Going to be a long night.

  • 59 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Belfast…put a cork in it! Circus has left town!

  • 60 dexter53 // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Can i just ask our Oz brothers and sisters for some info. In the 70s and 80s i lived in Melbourne and went to see live bands 2 to 3 nights a week
    The Angels,Mentals,Mondo Rock,Australian Crawl,Ted Mulry and more. Im 58 now and still love my live music. Just saw Jesus and Mary Chain recently. Amazing. Anyway,ive heard a couple of songs by this amazing new Aussie band. DMAS. Does anyone know anything about them and where i can get hold of more of their stuff. Thanks in advance. HWTL.

  • 61 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    I will post a few but not many as I seem to have offended a few

  • 62 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    ….why is the clown hanging around?

  • 63 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Tickertape TFL. Finished. That’s a shame.

  • 64 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    I like that nickname Tsunki lol

  • 65 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    AAAAAAHHHH!!!! Jesper don’t sneak up like that! You didn’t overhear anything just then, by the way?


  • 66 JamesToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Dave Billows has also left. Paul Simpson likely to sign soon. Steve Round, Lee Clark and Eric Steele won’t be coming apparently

  • 67 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Hej Jesp

    ‘d lort.

  • 68 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Tsunki….I heard it all 😀

  • 69 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Belfast…what was that again?

  • 70 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Damn. I thought I just said it in my head 🙂

  • 71 Tickertape TFL // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Aww Poor Jesp

  • 72 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    So Woodman would be the last one to go?

  • 73 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Tsunki…I am in your head my friend 😉 lol

  • 74 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Welsh……. My mate went out with a Welsh girl who had a Welsh baby. He went round to see her regularly and stayed the night.
    One night she told him he had to help in the house more so she made him bath the baby.
    She heard the baby screaming and crying so she ran to the bathroom and my mate was holding the baby by its ears and running it up and down the bath.

    What you doing she screamed , can’t you bath baby properly. He replied, have you felt how hot that fcuking water is.

  • 75 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Testing 1/2

  • 76 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    I shall bid you all goodnight

  • 77 BlacknWhiteBarmy // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    When supporters are concerned about the transfer fee / wages I must question who they think they are. We pay good money for a sub standard product – akin to paying for a Merc but getting a Skoda – the transfer fee / wages and anything related to finance is up to Jabba, Penfold and Co. As supporters we support (or not) Jabba and Co fund the team – simples

  • 78 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Belfast, it’s alreet eh!

    Keeps you glued to your fone. All your NUFC needs in one place.

    Must be worth a fortune that site. It’s dominated my fone for the past 3-4 years.

  • 79 ronaldo aarons // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Am I right in thinking the club want to sign two strikers? One being austin, the other being a younger player. If that’s true then I would really like us to go for Breel donald embolo. Has anyone else seen him play? He’s only 18 but IMO will be a future star. Think Bellamy but with more skill.

  • 80 Sazzer // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    ronaldo aarons
    Interesting player, he seem like cheaper alternative to Berahino.

  • 81 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    here was the klopp article. Its like hes begging fatty and penfold to call.

  • 82 toonwithaview // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    We’ve been here before with Remy. He wanted to leave and has ended up sitting on somebody’s bench this season. Time to move on. I like the idea of a few British signings to balance out the squad, Austin, Richards and Townsend would be a good start! Trouble is I have no confidence that Ashley will deliver. I hope I’m wrong.

  • 83 jimmysmith // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    I think things are happening now not just because we nearly went down, but also because the fans found a more collective voice. I suppose that is the way it will most likely continue, fans demanding more, if they hope to get more, keeping the bastards honest, to borrow a slogan from Australian politics, but this battle with the club, can’t be the whole story, you’ve got to still take pleasure from your football club where you can. I’m allowing myself some hope that we’ll see some decent football and rousing wins under McClaren.

  • 84 Canny in Canberra // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    TFL @ 7
    All these years struggling to make ends meet and all I had to do was manage a football team really badly and cop a cool Million. Who have thunk!!
    I thought at the time those 8 years deals were madness but Mashers deals with the finances I just support!! or not. (BWB)

  • 85 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    incredible innit canny

  • 86 Canny in Canberra // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Taco Ben Arfa @79

    Does anyone else find that photo of Klopp slightly worrying? The players certainly need more discipline but that might be a step too far!

  • 87 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Seems a bit goose steppy lol

  • 88 Canny in Canberra // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    That it is mate!! Lots of positives in the recent posts like. Seems to be clearing out the dead wood. Hopefully not to make way for more dead wood.
    I know that players and such are all bigging up SM but if there is any truth in it at all then things are most certainly looking up.
    Cabaye back? Er hell yeah. Although still holding a little bit of a grudge over the Derby game he left just before and we lost. Just a little but one of those free kicks to the top corner should put that right. Be nice to have some one who can take set pieces again.

  • 89 Canny in Canberra // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    And his names Klopp. Anyone else thinking “Allo Allo”
    OMG I’m too funny!

  • 90 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    1m compo for Carver! He’s done alreet if the Mirror is to be believed.

    200k a year apparantly to be paid up.

    That would make me feel better if I was him.

  • 91 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Trying to get Klopp is a no brainer, especially with the challenges which he finds appealing. However, with the current owner, having no brains seems like Einstein and Hawking levels of intelligence to what they possess football-wise.

  • 92 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Knowing our luck we’d end up with Jurgens brother Kipp…..

  • 93 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:56 PM


  • 94 Canny in Canberra // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Bit late now anyways seeing as SM is pretty much a done deal.

  • 95 Canny in Canberra // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Klipp Klopp, no way TFL now I know you’re having me on!!! PMSL

  • 96 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Would I do such a thing???

  • 97 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Oh I think absolutely!! Your whole northerness would be called into question otherwise. 🙂

  • 98 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Yohan Cabaye: Reunion with Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew would be ‘a pleasure’

  • 99 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    hahahaha Canny

  • 100 manxpie // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    i was wondering earlier how much it would take to silence carver quite alot by the looks of it

    strange how theres still no official announcement tho maybe charnley has gone too

    and on topic i said as soon as he signed for psg he’d be regretting it especially when his mate debuchy moved to arsenal and got told (especially you belfast) “oh yeah course he is, moving to a club thats winning things and in the champions league blah blah blah”

    well he aint laughing now is he dont want him back even tho he was for me our star player it never ends up well

    on lee clark i hope not tbh the last few years of the interviews i’ve seen he literally looks like he’s having a shit while talking and aged about 20 years

  • 101 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Rumour has it Woodman has gone too

  • 102 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    that’s worrying although I remember reading after Cabs left that he thought well of Pards and would shout him a coffee if he happened to be in Paris. Will be devastated if he’s back in the PL and not with us.

  • 103 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Snap canny

  • 104 Belfast // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Manxpie, I deny all charges.

  • 105 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Not Charnley too. I don’t think so. Least I hope not.
    That might sound strange but clearing out everyone and starting all new would come with its own issues. Drastic could be to our detriment!!

  • 106 manxpie // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    oh and btw tfl keep your links don’t get bullied by other posters

    it means we don’t need newsnow or any other bloody thing to stop coming on here and as ed posts things when he can so makes sense for other posters to post links for news more frequently

    the same people complain when there isn’t a post or too many to quick
    so keep it up

  • 107 mactoon // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Yeah let’s go for a player who went on strike and refused to play for us in order to force a move

  • 108 BigB75 // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    good evening boys and girls… what a good day! Seems we are doing some needed house cleaning!!!! so far so good Fatty!

  • 109 BigB75 // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    I agree Mactoon – he’s a traitor! no thanks

  • 110 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Ty Manx

  • 111 manxpie // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    really belfast? well thats a surprise lol

    i also said we we were really in trouble with the fixture list!, in january and wat did i hear from the mighty belfast “not a chance we’ll be fine theres worse teams than us” lol

    moral of my posts are don’t under any circumstances listen to belfast ever not ever!!!!

  • 112 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    B75 & Mactoon
    So we can protest at the crap the club dishes out but the players can’t.
    Think traitor is a bit harsh. Is every player that leave a club coz they want something better a traitor?
    Would you stay at a job you were unhappy in because the customers liked you. Don’t be daft!

  • 113 Belfast // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    My predictions have been pretty terrible to be fair hahaha

  • 114 lesh // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:33 AM


    Divvn’t worry bonny lad.

    The links you post make a pleasant distraction from mainstream and the occasional sniping we see on here.

    Carry on Postman!


  • 115 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Ty Lesh, it does seem more appreciate my links than the 2 people who have whined at me

  • 116 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    I’m glad Manxpie saw my reasoning, Ed doesn’t have time to post 24/7 but I’m sat doing nothing thru illness. so I like to be informative. not trying to be a pain 🙂

  • 117 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    So- Carver out – no announcement
    SM in? – no announcement.
    Am I silly to hope that this stalling is because of some earth shattering announcement of new HC and whole new backroom staff, six new signings, a psychologist, fitness coach, nutritionist, f****g Illusionist!!

  • 118 manxpie // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    canny unfortunatley it clears the way for lamearse so thats why i think he will be demoted and thank god charnley gets back to answering phones and filing but forgod sake ashley appoint a football person who can help ya out and make the club better by making the right desisions

  • 119 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    Surely Llambias wouldn’t be back?
    We need someone who knows Football

  • 120 MacToon // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    lol. there’s thousands hit this blog and not all of them numbties 😉

  • 121 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Sorry you’re not well pet and just laugh at the haters. It’s not like they even know you so who cares what they think.

  • 122 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Thanks Canny, you are so right

  • 123 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Female mate so yeah obviously. lol 😉

  • 124 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    Hahaha Women know best 🙂

  • 125 manxpie // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    belfast wats the lottery numbers for tomorrow see if ya can buck the trend?

    tfl no worries i’m sure a hell of alot of people who read but dont post love your links as its far easier reading 1 place then searching around and as i said you can see the pattern in which ed posts so i can’t see why people complain its not his entire life ffs adding to the fact his well known problems

  • 126 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Or as you are in Canberra is it Sheilas know best? 😉

  • 127 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:52 AM

    I’m English TFL so not sure I qualify as a Sheila. Haha

  • 128 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:55 AM


  • 129 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:56 AM

    Very off topic I know but Canny was there real excitement in OZ over appearing in Eurovision or was it just PR?

  • 130 manxpie // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:04 AM

    infact the people who complain so much just remind me of the comic book guy outer the simpsons who ironically is called jeff!!

  • 131 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    Haha 😉

  • 132 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:06 AM

    Are they from Benwell?

  • 133 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    Eurovision – there was a fair bit of press over here about it. Not sure how many people were excited. Cool he came fifth.

  • 134 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    Ty Canny was just interested

  • 135 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:16 AM

    The lass working next to me just read that post and said she was very proud to have Guy up there. He apparently wrote and produced his own song so there you go.
    It was just an excuse to stay up late when I was a kid. Still remember Bucks Fizz and those skirts though!!

  • 136 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    Ah good to hear Canny. Tbf really liked Guy’s song

  • 137 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    I get the feeling in me waters that an epic announcement is imminent.
    Whatever happens I think we should all try and remember the excitement and hope that Mike Ashley’s purchase brought forth and how unhappy we all ended up.
    There are no guarantees. However promising things sound at first.

  • 138 swemag // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:38 AM

    Ok, got this from another forum from someone who claims his dad knows Graham Carr. The guy is not the attention seeking type.

    – Steve McClaren to be announced tomorrow wednesday on a press conference. (well, it seems the world already knew this)

    – Garde and McClaren were both interviewed. Garde went back to France to discuss with his family, McClaren said he would take it after the season was over, offer to Garde was withdrawn as McClaren was always Carrs favourite.

    – Soon a new board will be announced, Charnley is staying, Bob Moncur and Carr will be involved and Ashley is not stepping down.

    – Ashley was dissapointed with the fans as he saw them as impatient, therefor went for Rangers, got the same reaction and then decided to go for Newcastle and try to get them into Champions League (!!??). Apparently the boycott has had an impact.

    – McClaren will have control over transfers and will have good money to spend.

    The start of this revolution will start tomorrow, or if you like, it started today with Carver being let go.

  • 139 swemag // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    That was actually posted yesterday before Carver was sacked.

  • 140 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    Swemag – wow
    Here we go!!

  • 141 lesh // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:46 AM


    Of course they should appoint a football person at a senior level.

    A Director of Football? A Technical Director?
    Wasn’t Klopp quoted using the term ‘Technical Director’,just recently?


  • 142 swemag // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    Canny, that is my reaction as well, if true it seems Ashley is royally pissed off about how things have gone and is ready to park his tank at St James park and start taking aim at the Premier League.

    I guess we will see shortly.

  • 143 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    Yeah its a tuff one. Very Wary of getting the hopes up considering how we’ve been let down in the past.

  • 144 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:57 AM

    Klipp Klopp. Hasn’t there been talk of Horses and Carts recently 😉

  • 145 nut meg // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:43 AM

    It would be a real eyeopener if SM was announced as the DOF and KLOPP as the HC. That would be REAL INTENT !!

  • 146 swemag // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    More from that source: Cisse to be sold and 2 strikers to be brought in.

    Maybe not the most shocking thing.

  • 147 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:11 AM

    Nut Meg – Reasons to be cheerful
    SweMag – shame but yeah not unexpected

  • 148 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:20 AM

    Believe it when i see it.

    Too many false dawns at this club.

  • 149 Reyantoon // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:29 AM

    I don’t know who will decide,Lee or McLaren himself,to hire assistant coach but if it’s the club,I prefer that Clark, one time Mourinho’s assistant at Chelsea,that also became wba mgr after that. Stuart Pearce will also be good shout but he had terrible time with Lascelles & Darlow at Forest.On a side note,I think woodman is a good GK coach.Perhaps deserve 2 stay.

    On van Ginkel
    Don’t know him much but looks good signing if we get him.We scouted him well before signing for Chelsea.Hope he is not injury prone.He can be a replacement for Abeid.I don’t know how well people rate Abeid,but he is not good enough.He ‘d go asap together with Anita.Hope the clear out will continue.Someone mentioned the fitness coach also gone.That is also a very good news if true.We had a very poor backroom staff.Now seems all cleaned.
    I’m sure more good news to come..

  • 150 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:48 AM

    I think Abeid showed a lot of promise when he was allowed to play. so he had that mistake that JC called him out on, big deal. He was still decent and still young. I think there’s others should be gone before him.

  • 151 Reyantoon // Jun 10, 2015 at 4:05 AM

    I know what u mean canny, but he had one good game for us,that is against Liverpool last season.Apart from that,haven’t seen him doing anything valuable.
    He is young but I don’t think he is that kind of player to improve much,esp in PL.
    Perhaps he can, in other leagues, like Greece or France.

  • 152 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 4:49 AM


    I dont think it is Steve Clarke but more Lee Clark, they were talking about.

  • 153 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 4:53 AM


    I might be contacting your employer to advise them of the amount of time your are attributing to this site during working hours.

    I also note, with interest, your attendance on the blog last night and your discussions with that other famous amazon of the blog, Band B. One would think the better half might be slightly miffed at your appearance last night….. lol

  • 154 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 4:55 AM

    I watched Milan a lot, I would say MVG is very good midfield, but he is injured quite often not long term ones.
    I think he will be happy here since we already have 4 dutch players.
    I hope SM will sell Gouf and Tiote.

  • 155 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    I hope we can get Santon back in 2 or 3 years.

    As for Cabaye, big possibility to come back as he wants to revive his career but probably will go to arsenal if they were going for him, he will choose to be with his mate Debuchy.

    Carroll will probably come too.

  • 156 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:01 AM


    For what its worth, a total overhaul is what is needed including Woodman who has done little to improve our keepers judging by performances and results

    Mclaren will appoint his own men, probably Simpson Steele and Black. Watson has returned to the academy and I expect Woodman to follow Pardew to Palace. We need to make sure we keep his lad though.

    New brush starting to sweep clean and hopefully the start of a new age at the club with a better future ahead.

    We dont need old dinosaurs like Pearce and we dont need Clarke. He has already been at the club and appears to have found his level in the championship.

  • 157 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:05 AM


    Your namesake will never be back and to be honest, he did little while he was at the club anyway.

    We will not re-sign Cabaye and neither will Arsenal as they have much better already.

    Carroll is a possibility although a huge risk which MA would probably be unwilling to take.

  • 158 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:08 AM

    I forgot Tiote became great when he was under SM.

    I hope SM will bring his staffs from his time at Twente.

  • 159 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:10 AM

    On my last week here before starting a new job where I won’t be on a computer all day. Being a woman and able to multi-task rest assured that all my work still gets done.
    the better half(debatable!) is usually chucking his two-penneth in on anything I am discussing on the blog when he’s there anyway, so he’s cool. He’s knows better than to come between me and the Toon

  • 160 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:11 AM


    Santon is very good player, ask Mourinho and Mancini, don’t ask pardew and carver.

  • 161 theartfuldodger // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:12 AM


    Klopp HC and McCLaren DOF – We can dream !

    Its good Carver/Stone are being shunned. I could not see any role left for either at the club.

  • 162 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:13 AM

    LOL – I’m also at work.

  • 163 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:14 AM

    I really only got on last night b/c I though an announcement was imminent with the time difference.

  • 164 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:17 AM

    Well Expat forgets that we all don’t live the lifestyle of the retired gentry! Unless he’s living off that Russian stunner he’s married to. 😉

  • 165 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:17 AM


    Excuses excuses excuses pet.

    Tell the better half I sympathise with him. Nothing worse than being second to a tin pot disaster called Newcastle United…. lol

  • 166 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:19 AM

    About the sacking method in NUFC I think it’s correct.
    Sacking of Jonas and Raylor also correct, Carver is the who must do the sacking because he was their boss, the phone passing probably was Carver’s method. That is probably one of the reason he got sacked other than bad results and bad pr, it just showed that he wasn’t good at managing his players.
    LC sacked JC is correct because LC is 1 above him, LC is not the one who should sack players.

  • 167 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:19 AM


    I dont think he was suited to the English game and he was certainly suspect defensicely especially against wingers. Adam Johnson of Sunderland readily springs to mind.

  • 168 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    On this player, no Ed. Apart from his tantrums, his disrespect of NUFC, he really is overrated and he’s been exposed.

    On SM as new HC. First, is it 100%? MA tends to surprise, like he did yersterday with JC. If this blog is anything to go by, it looks like he won’t be given much time to turn it around. Maybe one game! That’s not fair. I’d give him two.

    On players: it appears that that Austin character is seriously considering us. Not a bad signing if we get him.
    CF and CB are our biggest needs.

  • 169 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    Canny 160 – LOL

    I’m 38 yrs old lol, I just tune in when I have a chance.

  • 170 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:25 AM


    Lol…. .the Russian stunner gets well and truly looked after pet and to be honest, being a house husband is no picnic. What with my dishpan hands, oven burns and general malaise at the lack of quality in day time soapies these days, I feel she has the better deal teaching a class of 25 rampant 15 year olds…….lol

  • 171 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:28 AM


    Maybe not English style, more like pardew’s style that he wasn’t able to be at his best. He faced the best wingers in the world before and stopped them, one of them is C. Ronaldo.
    Anyway he is my favorite player, so I will be bias lol.

  • 172 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:28 AM

    I will disagree with you on Jonas at the risk of being told I’m too sentimental. I would have discussed his future plans and pushed him towards following a career in coaching. The mental strength he showed to come back how he did! You can’t buy that. that attitude could have been put to use. Life coaches and psychologists are making big impacts in sports right now. We had a natural that the lads already knew and respected. That should have been utilised. IMO

  • 173 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:33 AM


    I would have given him another year. He was worth it for his inspiration alone.

  • 174 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:35 AM


    I agree with you about Jonas, I was talking about the methods and rank in organization when they sack employee. I think the phone passing method was Carver’s not the club and it was probably the last straw for Carver, it resulted bad publicity for the club.

    I agree we should keep Jonas, he is one of my favorite.

  • 175 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:38 AM

    I think it was over for Carver before that but yes just another show of complete unprofessionalism. I was sad to see Taylor go too but he never got back to what he was before the injury. He was a great set piece taker when in form.

  • 176 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:39 AM

    Carver was not happy doing the sacking but it was his job and his method was unprofessional.

  • 177 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:42 AM

    just reading through peoples postings and on Carroll – I wouldn’t be surprised if we resigned Carroll as MA has a track record of buying players who are injured or failed a medical – Denba Ba and Marvo are two who we signed after they failed medicals and we also took Remy on loan after he failed a one too,

  • 178 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:43 AM


    If it was handle more professional way, everything would be good. As it stands, both players have ill feeling towards the club and became bad stain for the club’s name.

  • 179 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:43 AM

    I haven’t commented on JC…

    Yes, it’s ironic that he had to fire a couple of favourites and then he gets the boot himself. Anyone getting fired is a sad affair, on a personal level. JC had a dream job and it failed badly for him.

    It shows you that passion alone is not enough. That’s why I don’t like the phrase ‘they wanted it more’. Being into sports all my life, it only applies on rare occasions (e.g. NUFC vs. WH, last game). Most times, you just ain’t good enough when you lose, no matter how much you want it.

    Of course, all things being equal, luck is very important.

  • 180 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:45 AM

    Disclaimer: of course psychology, in many ways, is very important!

  • 181 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:47 AM

    I hope we get Huntelaar, but I’m fine if we get Carroll.

  • 182 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 10, 2015 at 5:53 AM

    Swemag…you are probably right “SM seem to be their preferred choice all along” and he’ll most likely be unveiled today!

    …about everything else I am probably a little more skeptical 😉

  • 183 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:07 AM

    Bob Moncur isn’t he older than Carr? 😉

  • 184 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:08 AM

    What is he going to bring to the board?

  • 185 nut meg // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    Huntelaar turns 32 in August & his contract runs until 2017 so I would forget about him.Andy Carroll’s sick note probably runs even longer so I doubt you’ll see him walk through the door at SJP any time soon.

  • 186 Magpie Season // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:19 AM

    Why would people want Carroll back if we are unhappy with our style of football? Bringing him back won’t change anything. It would be back to the same dreary, direct style of play.

    I also don’t think he has improved since he left us & has fallen down the England ranks immensely.

    Speaking of ex-players, I would love to have Demba Ba back. Maybe it is possible since Bilic has left?

  • 187 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    Would have Cabaye over Carroll any day

  • 188 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:22 AM

    Yep Ba back would be good too

  • 189 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:22 AM

    I think Carroll is probably more or less through on the international scene!

  • 190 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:23 AM


    Definitely not. Both on their way down

    Give me Hughes and Austin instead

  • 191 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    If we brought Cabaye back, he would hands down be the best central midfielder we have – slight possibility De Jong could challenge him if he stayed fit. But I’m not a big fan of going back for players in football. If they have been here and left for whatever reason, I’d prefer them not to return. We should be looking forward, trying to unearth a new player who can have the same impact as Cabaye for us, not revisiting the past. If we want to buy a midfielder from PSG, let’s go after Rabiot instead.

    Anyway, he won’t be cheap – wages or fee, so we have more important things to worry about. If there is still cash in the pot, and he is still available once we have sorted out the defence, the strikers and added some width, then who knows.

  • 192 expatmag // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:44 AM


    I agree about never going back except for exceptional cases like Beardsley. I dont see Cabaye or Carroll falling into that exception, especially as Cabaye is the wrong side of 29.

    We may have actually had the peak years of his career. Ftom what I have been told, PSG actually paid £23.4 million for him. I would imagine they would want a significant amount of that back and in my opinion, he would not be worth it.

  • 193 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:44 AM

    De Jong eh? Who does he play for?

  • 194 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    Cabs: overrated I think, commonly outgunned in MF, hence the wrongly timed frustrated tackles and wayward shots. Not a bad player mind you, though no Silva.

    Carroll: excellent signing IF on an incentives / games played contract. IF he can string a couple of games. Having said that, I now contradict myself because I’m dead against injury prone players. They take up slots (opportunity cost, think Owen), give a sense of a covered position and unsettle a team when they come back.

  • 195 Dark Cloud // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    Would anyone take Edin Dzeko? Leaving Man City this summer and worked with Mclaren at Wolfsburg who were flying before the club sold him from underneath the manager

  • 196 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    nut meg

    Huntelaar will bring experience to the team. Most of good teams have older players (over 30yrs old) in their squad, I believe we need 1 or 2.
    As for Carroll, he is not my 1st choice but he will do, not as main 1st team player but as an option. We need 1 strong and tall striker, sometimes you need them when things don’t work, they are handy to have as an option to change the style.
    Even City sometimes use Dzeko or Juve use Llorente.

  • 197 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 6:58 AM

    That kid was never meant to leave NUFC. He can be great here, all the signs were there hence the crazy price tag. His heart and soul is NUFC, though he followed the money as anyone else, yes, you too 😉 would’ve done.

    When he had the chance to score v. NUFC (I was there, I saw the hesitation!) his mind/heart just wouldn’t let him 🙂

  • 198 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    Dzeko? Top, top.

  • 199 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:01 AM

    I think the spot Carroll would take up would be better used by a spare defender. As we’ve seen we really struggle in that department when the regulars go down with injury or suspension and isn’t the Hoof ball style something we are trying to get away from. Not sure that should be an option.

  • 200 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    My hesitation is we don’t do too well with players who step down a team level to come here.
    We are much better with players on the way up.
    The latter are just a little unmotivated playing for a ‘wee club’.

  • 201 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    There’s a certain simple brutal beauty in direct football. English teams, which lacked the continental skill, when teams were predominantly from whichever country, won many European titles on that.

    Direct football is of course not the same as hoof ball. Even Barca, Real do it.

  • 202 hibbit // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    dont be surprised if carroll goes to palace

  • 203 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:09 AM


    Tall strong striker is also good for when wingers or wb put crosses into the box, good for corners and set pieces. Carroll is not my 1st choice, my choice is Huntelaar but if we don’t have any choice and bought Carroll, I won’t complain.

  • 204 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Dark Cloud,
    McClaren only lasted a matter of months at Wolfsburg, so I’d hardly say they were ‘flying’ at anytime under him. Dzeko was sold by Wolfsburg to Man City a full 11 months after McClaren had been sacked.

    Yeah, Cabaye was no Silva, I’ve never heard anyone compare the two mind. He was our best midfielder and if he were to come back, would be again. We haven’t had a midfielder in the side regularly since he left who is fit to lace Cabaye’s boots.

    Having said that, I’d still not be overly inclined to bring him back.

  • 205 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Not a chance we would pay the wages Dzeko would be looking for.

  • 206 Santon03 // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Dzeko will go to Inter or Milan.

  • 207 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    Yeah, there are always exceptions, and Beardsley was certainly one. Who knows, Cabaye could well turn out to be one as well, but given the money likely involved, I think it could be better spent on defence, strikers and width.

  • 208 cyprus // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    I agree, it’s a matter of perspective. I remember a couple goals, mistimed tackles and passes, loss of the MF, tiredness due to the WC, depression hence the poor play, tantrums, overrating and a giant price tag.

    He’s not as bad as I make him, granted 🙂

    But his bench place is fine, as I see it. You get what you deserve, sometimes. And plenty of time for him to lace the playing people’s laces there 🙂

  • 209 firebug666 // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    I agree, the money would be better spent bringing in defenders who are capable of stopping players like Cabaye.

    Transfer window officially open today, lets hope we get some activity.

  • 210 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Will be interesting to see if Cabaye does go to work with Pardew again, given the repeated assertions that Cabaye didn’t like Pardew’s style of play and that was part of why he wanted out….

  • 211 Canny in Canberra // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:47 AM


    Yet I remember reading that Cabaye had said he’d shout Pards a coffee if he was ever in Paris. So much crap gets written and have of it’s just made up. Really who knows?

  • 212 JamesToon // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Chronicle: Steve Round will join the back room team after mcclaren’s appointment

  • 213 Toonfan8 // Jun 10, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Rather than Cabaye bring Van Ginkel on-loan, but with option to buy him…He is 186cm, so quite tall and we need that type of player, comfortable on ball and very good defensively and offensively too…

  • 214 Toonfan8 // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM

  • 215 firebug666 // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    While for me the jury is still out on McClaren as HC, with the changes that are taking place at Newcastle I am allowing a little optimism to surface.

    Some of our players that just didn’t show under the inept one and Carver may well get a second chance to come good, played in their correct positions and utilising their strengths may just give us some actual football to watch.

    Beating the unwashed this coming season home and away is a must if McClaren is to restore some of the pride back into the fans.

    He will get my backing over the first couple of months as he deserves the chance to show what he can do for us.

    Maybe, just maybe we can get that feel good factor back.

  • 216 Jail for Ashley // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Blog democracy has won through we now have an official source of every single article that http://www.nufcdigest send out right here on the blog. Bravo free speech !

  • 217 Ron Knee // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    I can’t over the fact that clueless Charnley actually made a sensible decision in sacking JC. Surely this is a first for the inept one!

  • 218 Magpie Season // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    expat @190:

    Ba on the way down? Haven’t followed Turkish League or him but surely his reputation in England has not been hampered because of his lack of gametime at Chelsea. Would still attract number of top clubs.

    Why waste time with all this talk of Huntelaar & Dzeko. I don’t know if you can see this or not but the club has been rid of players over the 40k bracket this season. They are heavily abating their wage bill & bringing in players with less risk at reduced wages (Lascelles 20k max).

    Santon, Mbiwa, Guti, Ben Arfa all 40k+ gone. The latter being 65k+

    Yes, they are learning from the Xisco (& so many others – Albert Luque) deal but that entirely omits us from top stars who have been consistent & can command heftier wages.

    Players that have had one good season we may be able to attract from a lower division, like another Perez.

  • 219 optimistic prime // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Who in their right mind would want Carrol back at NUFC, he’s been injured and achieved nothing since he left. He wasn’t even that good when first here.

    Id rather spend the money on horse shit to fertilise the pitches.

  • 220 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    On Cabaye :

    I have not read all of the Posts above but, i would just like to say this:

    He was a good player for us and was sold for about four times as much as we paid for him. He came to play for us because he wanted to and while he was here was probably using us as a stepping stone to a so called bigger club. But he was still popular while he was here!

    You can all say that you don,t want him back, but even at 29 he is still a good team player, but heh, the guy is probably not going to come back anyway but Palace would take him in a flash and it would,nt surprise if he went to London to play there.

    We made money on him when he was sold which the club also did with Carroll and will more than likely sell off star players in the future if enough PROFIT is made on the deal.

    Money Talks !

  • 221 optimistic prime // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    No thanks to Cabaye also. Whinging typical French man, decent player but has a nasty streak. Likes to leave his foot in on late tackles and struggles to tackle anyone travelling at more than 3mph.

    Thanks but no thanks

  • 222 Jail for Ashley // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Don’t get the people that are so happy that Cabaye has failed at his new club, can you blame him for wanting to better himself at PSG or Arsenal, he was told when he signed that he would be guaranteed a place in the team which would put him in the shop window. When Churnley and Dekka ask managers to ‘trust’ them on replacing players, they more than likely promised Cabaye he could move if a CL club came in for him, what he didn’t reckon was their version of trust only works one way. Still don’t know why Tiote and Cabaye never had buy out clauses mind. Demba Ba’s agent was all over it.

  • 223 Magpie Season // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    prime @219:

    Not to mention Andy C is on 105k per week.

    I would rather have an injured Michael Owen on that here than him. At least Owen sold shirts to recompense a tad.

  • 224 firebug666 // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:17 AM


    We have said for years we need changes in the backroom staff, Thank god that’s happening now. If who we bring in are decent, and coach our players in the right way, avoiding all the injuries and instilling some discipline then things could come good for us.

    Just a little optimism from me at the moment, I may become more optimistic for this season depending on which players come in.

    DISCLAIMER: This recent outbreak of optimism will not infringe upon my dislike for the clubs owner, and I will support any and all movements to remove that fat slob from our beloved club asap.

  • 225 Jail for Ashley // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Magpie Season,
    We could have Neymar playing and we still wouldn’t see any of the shirt sales money, good ‘ol Mikey’s got that one sewn right up.

  • 226 Magpie Season // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Maybe they are bringing Yohan Kebab chips to the stadium snack bar/canteen.

    I doubt it’s the player.

  • 227 Magpie Season // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:22 AM


    Nah mate it will be invested at Benton for all that ‘under-soil heating’ we keep hearing about. That’s where all the money goes; the training ground & ‘under-soil heating.’

    Because back when we use to finish in the top 4 consistently we had that…oh wait, no we didn’t.

  • 228 Dark Cloud // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Not sure where you got your info…..
    Wolfsburg sold Dzeko at the start of January ’11 and Mclaren went in February ’11……by any reckoning that’s not selling Dzeko 11 months after Mclaren’s departure?????
    Mclaren was at Wolfsburg from 2010-2011 and they were flying before the January….spent a lot of the time in 2nd place before falling away

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