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That's a bit unfair on local journos. Probably a level of trust and different access for the L'Equipe interviewer.

 

The thought of Lee Ryder sauntering up to Yohan and asking if he's feeling a bit depressed is a cracker.

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I don't know how much he is on with us but if Chelsea,Man Utd,Massive City,Tottenham or Arsenal come along,they will more than double is current wage so it will be bye bye Cabaye unfortunately.

 

I think that's true of any player, really

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I don't know how much he is on with us but if Chelsea,Man Utd,Massive City,Tottenham or Arsenal come along,they will more than double is current wage so it will be bye bye Cabaye unfortunately.

 

Ambition plays apart in it as well.

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Btw, I've never heard a professional athlete complain of depression because they're competing. I always thought it was when they were injured they suffer from it, which I think it the case with Jonny Wilkinson.

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Btw, I've never heard a professional athlete complain of depression because they're competing. I always thought it was when they were injured they suffer from it, which I think it the case with Jonny Wilkinson.

 

I think it's this 'getting jaded' business. I've come across it even in a ordinary working environment to be honest.

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http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/yohan-cabaye-newcastle-united-braced-5098329

 

 

Newcastle United are bracing themselves for an imminent bid from Paris St Germain for Yohan Cabaye.

We understand the club believe it is only a matter of time before the mega-rich French giants officially make the move they have been talking about for some time.

Only a bid of in excess of £20million would make Newcastle even consider selling the midfielder and club vice-captain.

And then that money would be reinvested in the team.

PSG, for all their millions, will attempt some brinkmanship and United believe they will try to land Cabaye for a bargain.

But they will be given short shift by Newcastle who, if they are to lose 27-year-old Cabaye, will do so for a top price.

 

Maybe him going would at least finally kickstart our spending.

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:lol: Aye I'm sure the zeroes will start flying. Ashley should patent this one step forward, two steps back approach to club ownership.

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If we had £0 to spend but I'm sure that the extra tv money will be taken into account by 19 of the Premier League sides, and so should therefore be part of the money that we have available to spend on players, even if it does take up a greater percentage of the "transfer kitty" than that of other clubs.

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Is he meant to be taking out some of his loan this season. Thats prob where the TV money is going meaning selling someone like Cabaye will allow us to bring in 3 or so £5-6M players. Also reducing the value in his eyes he wants for the club (as he counts the outstanding amount of his loan towards it).

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Except that sale took place on the last day of a window. Not sure how we could have spent loads within the space of a few hours.

 

And when the window opened again we saw exactly how much of that money being spent?

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"And then that money would be reinvested in the team."

 

Seriously Mike, Fook right off. How stupid do you think I am , using the same bullshit you've used for over 4 years running.

 

Keegan "Sorry Alan, you're not seeing a penny of that".

 

And while I'm at it , stop banging on about your "Oh so big spend in January" - you still haven't spent the Carrol cash you git.

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This article is interesting. Suggests the view of Cabaye performing worse might be one of perception...and hightened expectations...

 

 

Can Newcastle Afford to Lose Cabaye?

 

Since the final whistle went at St James’ Park against Arsenal on the final day of last season, there have been rumours about Yohan Cabaye’s future at the club. Both of the big spending French clubs, Monaco and PSG, have been heavily linked to the French International while the player himself has said he would be interested in a move to Manchester United. As this month progresses, David Moyes may firm up his interest in the player as a deal for Cesc Fabregas looks unlikely and Cabaye is a similar player to the former Arsenal man. Newcastle will not want to sell their vice-captain as he is well liked by Mike Ashley, furthermore he is the man who has led their French revolution convincing many to join to North East club.

 

The Frenchman only managed to feature in 26 games last season due to injury, playing 2122 minutes for Alan Pardew’s men. He was useful defensively making 80 tackles at a success rate of 65% and he was successful with 56 interceptions. His pass completion rate of 73.05% is slightly disappointing for a player of his calibre but this may be due to the long ball game that Pardew insisted on playing for the lion-share of last season. Cabaye created 53 chances plus another 9 clear cut chances for his side. He also chipped in with 6 goals which is impressive considering his amount of playing time and his deep position on the pitch.

 

Cabaye-Creativity-Comparison.png

 

In the 2011/12 campaign, the 27-year-old was a regular starting 34 matches playing a total of 2839 minutes. His debut season saw him make an impressive total of 117 tackles with a success rate of 70.9% showing his combative style of play. This is backed up by his 92 interceptions. The former Lille player had a slightly better pass completion rate of 76.2% than he managed in the 2012/13 season with a final third pass completion rate of 60%. Despite creating three more chances in his first season he also had more minutes on the pitch. He was creating a chance every 51 minutes in 2011/12 however improved that last season to a chance every 40 minutes. He also scored less goals in his first season as he only netted 4 times.

 

 

Cabaye-Goal-Attempts-Comparison.png

 

The match at Reading last season showed how much the team misses Cabaye when he is absent. Cheick Tiote tried to take on both Cabaye’s and his own role which led to the team being more open at the back. In the match at Reading, Tiote played 40% of his open play passes forward while only 2% went backwards. Compared to the first game of the season at home against Tottenham where 38% of his open play passes went forward while 14% went backwards. This shows he was trying to be more creative in the match without Cabaye as less of his passes were going backwards. Moreover he was more complacent with his own game as he made less passes in the defensive zone with 33 compared to 46 against Spurs. His pass completion in this zone dropped from 96% to 85% without Cabaye in the side. The Ivorian’s total pass completion also dropped from 81.7% to 74.2%. This shows that Cabaye’s presence is crucial in allowing defensive midfielder Tiote to play his natural game.

 

If Cabaye leaves this summer then there could be a ‘riot’ on Tyneside if you believe their popular terrace chant about the playmaker, but it’s easy to see why both the manager and the fans want to keep the Frenchman. He allows the team to play with cohesion as there is no natural replacement from within the squad, meaning that without him Newcastle lack ideas and it often leads to other players trying to perform a role that they are not comfortable with.

 

If any team does try and sign the midfielder then they will have to pay a fee upwards of £20m as the club do not want to sell and they don’t have to. Despite the popular thinking that Newcastle are a selling club, they normally sell for a reason. Demba Ba had a clause in his contract; Kevin Nolan wanted a long term contract that the club didn’t want to give him due to his age; Jose Enrique had a year left on his contract; and the offer for Andy Carroll was too good to turn down. I’d expect Cabaye to stay at the club, but if he does leave then Newcastle will have to sign a replacement or change their tactics as the Frenchman allows the current system to work.

 

 

http://www.eplindex.com/epl-news/36702/newcastle-afford-lose-cabaye-stats-show-cabaye-improvement.html

 

The perceptible difference for me last season, when he saw the ball, was his shooting from out of the box which rarely seemed to hit the target.

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I'm not going to bother studying the stats too hard - last season he didn't show up for a few games towards the end - his heart just wasn't in it.

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I'm not going to bother studying the stats too hard - last season he didn't show up for a few games towards the end - his heart just wasn't in it.

 

None of the leeway Ben Arfa is afforded, coming back from the groin strain as he was?

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I've hardly attacked him. :lol:

 

Why bring Ben Arfa up? A lot of people don't watch him play properly & regurgitate other people's opinions instead so it's pointless discussing him on here.

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It's the same as people calling him injury prone man. He's injury prone in the same sense a window is prone to break when you throw a brick at it.

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Ignore Ben Arfa then.

 

I think fatigue comes into play for Cabaye with 3 months injured on the back of 2 full seasons and his first major summer tournament.

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