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Alan Pardew Talks About Depression

It can be a deadly problem and depression was brought up at Alan Pardew’s press conference yesterday, and Alan reminded everybody that it taken Gary Speed from us less than two years ago.

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Yohan Cabaye – it was not a deep depression

Yohan Cabaye had courageously told everybody earlier in the week that he had suffered from depression last summer, as his body was tired, and he found it hard to get going for Newcastle in pre-season and at the start of the season.

Yohan’s depression was brough up in the press conference and this is what Pardew said:

We – and particularly myself – had to help him through that stage. It was difficult for him.” “I think physically and mentally he hadn’t coped with anything as strenuous as last year; to fight for the Champions League and become a regular in the French side.”

‘Then the European Championships took its toll on him.“But he’s certainly come out the other side a stronger person.” “He’s a fantastic character and he’s one of our best players – if not our best player – and he’s back to his very, very best.”

“We’re very lucky to have him.”“In terms of players, you’re an emotional person, it’s an emotional game and of course you have emotions off the pitch that will affect you.” “As an adult you have to learn to deal with those.”

“Cabaye will be a much stronger person for having come through that little period.” “It wasn’t a deep depression, it was just a real fatigue in his system and therefore he had the rest and I think he’s at this time as good a midfield player as there is in the Premiership.” “We’re lucky yo have him”

It seems that Alan himself got involved with Yohan more than anybody else, to see him through his difficulties, but as you can see from what Alan says – he’s a big admirer of Yohan, both as a player and a person.

We agree with what Alan says – we are lucky to have him at Newcastle.

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5 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - back by no demand

    Mar 29, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #1

    I love how pardwho takes credit for getting yohan through depression LOL!!!!

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 29, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #2

    bashed head Ibiza -you are a naughty fellow -the real Ibiza will be tucked up in bed now – when he checks the blog in the morning he is not going to be pleased.
    I reminded Mr Multiple some time ago of the forensic practice of Linguistic Fingerprinting -clearly not read as his arrogance , vanity and superior attitude allows him to think he is untouchable because of his perceived intelligence compared to other blog posters. Vanity and arrogance have been his downfall -he cannot resist the challenge and then boing boing spring -into the self incriminatory capture net. I’ve caught him twice now. So easy. Please leave our fence sitter be or he might think something is rigged on the blog.

  • Ibizatoon - back by no demand

    Mar 29, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #3

    I was talking to ibiza earlier, he didnt seem too bothered 😉

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 29, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #4

    bashed bonce -thank you for replying -see what he says in the morning. I’m off to the pit.

  • Charlietoon

    Mar 29, 2013 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #5

    This comment from Martinez sickens me “He showed to me that he was prepared to give his life to win a ball and that is what you need when you are in a fight like we are at this football club”

    No. Wrong. He showed he he was prepared to end another players career to win a ball.


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