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Two Former Magpies Together Again At St-Etienne


Former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has joined good friend, and former Magpie Matthieu Debuchy, at St-Etienne. Here is the St-Etienne announcement which also mentions that both played together at Newcastle.

Yohan will join Mathieu Debuchy at their third club together. Both were teammates originally at Lille before eventually joining up at Newcastle.

Cabaye joins St-Etienne on a free after his contract with Al-Nasr in the United Arab Emirates Gulf League expired. He made 93 appearance with 18 goals and 14 assists for Newcastle from 2011 to 2014.

While Yohan was a very popular player on Tyneside, he forever tainted his legacy with some fans for his actions during the 2013-14 campaign. His head was infamously turned that summer due to an Arsenal bid that Newcastle had rejected.

He never regained his former zeal for the club before ultimately moving to PSG that January. Newcastle failed to secure a replacement leaving the squad desperately short for the remainder of the season.

However, prior to his final season, he was easily one of our best players. He put in some terrific performances for the club and was key to us finishing fifth in 2012.

In retrospect, Cabaye was frustrated with the club’s lack of ambition. When a more ambitious club came in for him, he wanted to leave. He could have handled the situation better but we can understand his desire to move.

However, it did not work out for him as PSG started collecting world-class players, and Cabaye eventually moved to Crystal Palace just over a year later in 2015.


24 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Aug 27, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Oof first I think!!

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  • Patoon

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Cdog and betty

    I think it has already gone too far, dublin co board gets the same money per year as the other 31 counties together, theyve created a monster that they cant control now, to show what money can do, their hurling team is very close now to the elite in hurling and dublin wer never up ther b4 the money, when any other county win the all ireland the players get took away on a holiday, the dubs all get new cars, its disgraceful that for all the training and work put in by the mayo players in the last 10 years let alone the money the good people of mayo hav spent supporting their team and neither hav had much to celebrate and all because of the money being pumped in2 1 place, and im a derry man btw

    3
  • lochinvar

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Deuz
    as its about France

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  • Patoon

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Cabayes career really took off after he left us, like so many others, far off fields are green

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Tres then

    1
  • lochinvar

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Six then

    1
  • Patoon

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Apology accepted Jib

    Just another example of how money can ruin sport

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #8

    un
    deux
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    quatre
    cinq
    six
    sept

    cough cough splutter
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    sorry
    I have a huit allergy

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  • cyprus

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Former magpies… What’s up with the greatest, HBA? Is he still weaving his magic?

    I await the return of Yedlin, you can teach speed and he has improved in defense too. For me, starting 11.

    And, of course the saint is good for a couple spectacular goals and wins, in a month or two.

    Aaaand, right about then, step up Andy. He’ll terrorise any defender.

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  • cyprus

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #10

    And hats off to Belfast for winning blogger of the year in 2010. Had forgotten that.

    In fact, I believe he’s been a finalist on a regular basis, only beaten by bad luck and conniving opposition.

    3
  • cyprus

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Can’t teach…

    1
  • cyprus

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Blogger of the year 2019?

    I don’t always agree with the controversial, confrontational but oftentimes intellectual posts, but it has to go to…

    Jib.

    3
  • giimps

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib your screwed, there’s neufing you can do about dix

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  • Mindshaft

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Cyprus … Intellectual ?? Where did you go to school 😀

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  • cyprus

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Mindshaft,
    Hearted that 🙂

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Cyprus 😀

    1
  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Aug 27, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Irish Rob
    Are you some sort of stalker waiting for a new post….. First again wow. Then I guess you have a ham shank. What a knob

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  • jane

    Aug 27, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #18

    blogger of the year is most first posts?

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  • jane

    Aug 27, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #19

    “The park is lovely with a great cafe”

    so is Northumberland Park

    0
  • Genjikai

    Aug 27, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Jane will there be a colour change anytime soon?
    Is it the feeling you have that depends the colour or is it fact/stat based?

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  • jane

    Aug 27, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #21

    it would have gone orange if we lost at Spurs but based on good feelings no change is imminent.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 27, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Glad defcon orange was avoided.
    Thank you for this weeks colour code update.

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  • jane

    Aug 27, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #23

    “Terrible situation, made worse when you consider the FA have been sitting on their hands for years, rather than doing something about parasitic club owners.”

    my perception of clubs in this kind of difficulty is that mis-management is more often the cause.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 27, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Betty
    Interesting post the morning, i did see it while catching up on the blog.
    If you have ever been to a meeting when i have been present you will see that i push for protests not boycotts. Boycotting is a form of protesting but ill not get into that.
    Im all for peaceful demonstrations against ashley as i see him as the only problem at our club.
    Until he is gone we wont grow to our true potential.
    Even from abroad you can still help out.
    Give the magpie group an email, put your ideas, concerns across if you cant make it in person.
    contact@magpiegroup.org
    Is the contact point for them.
    We are boycotting ashley though altogether, shops everything, there will be more demonstrations to follow. If you want to keep up to date get in touch.

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