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I like the look of the lad from Lyon we've been linked with as his replacement. Got no expectation that we'll get him though with the way their president goes on and the way we'll not be interested in spending any money!

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Grenier looks more of a replacement for Cabaye. Cabella looks like he's more of a forward (be it in behind the striker or out wide). I'd like to see them both but then again I'd like to have a 12 inch cock and be regularly sticking it the majority of the adult female cast of GOT!

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I'd like to see Cabella come in but I'm finding it hard to drum up any enthusiasm whatsoever.

From the way they're talking about him it probably wont be until the summer if at all.

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Cabella can play all across a front three but more often than not he's been in the CAM/10 role just behind the striker - which is where Cabaye has been playing. Any deeper than that is Tiote/Anita territory.

 

Anything to stop this beige season dying altogether I suppose.

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Will we really spend the money on a top midfielder?

 

The way I see it we still have Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran and Ben Arfa who I don't mind starting, but we still have Mike Wiliamson and Shola starting a daft number of games for such limited ability.

 

Won't (shouldn't?) the money be spent up top and at the back?

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Cabella can play all across a front three but more often than not he's been in the CAM/10 role just behind the striker - which is where Cabaye has been playing. Any deeper than that is Tiote/Anita territory.

 

Anything to stop this beige season dying altogether I suppose.

From i've read/manged to see online, that's what he looks like to me. And while I agree Cabaye has been pushed further forward recently, I don't think he was quite that far up. And he certainly got stuck in in the middle of park. Cabella doesn't seem to be that sort of player. I may be wrong though as I've seen very little of him.

Similarly, I've seen very little of Grenier but he does look a bit stronger.

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Incidentally - and it's only stats but apparently Cabella has won more interceptions in the opponents half than any Newcastle player this season.

 

I've never seen Grenier play tbh!

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Will we really spend the money on a top midfielder?

 

The way I see it we still have Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran and Ben Arfa who I don't mind starting, but we still have Mike Wiliamson and Shola starting a daft number of games for such limited ability.

 

Won't (shouldn't?) the money be spent up top and at the back?

I don't think it will be spent at all but I think a replacement for Cabaye is absolutely necessary and the stats bare this out. We are less threatening in attack when he doesn't play and we also conceed more which I think is down to a combination of us being able to attack less well and the graft that he puts in too.

 

At the back we have, Debuchy, Santon, Haidara, Colo, Mbiwa, Taylor and even Williamson now who are all decent options. I would like better but I'm not convinced there's a desperate need for where we are aiming.

We are desperately short up front though. Cabaye going hasn't changed that and when Remy and DeJong's loans are up in the summer and Shola finally goes we will be in a dire situation.

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I'd be very surprised if anyone came in this week. Like I said before, we're safe this season and in no cup competitions. So it's not like we have to buy to save our season. They'll wait to the summer. It's actually probably the most sensible thing to do if I'm being fair to them.

 

This is pretty much mirroring the nufc model of the 80s though isn't it? Bring in cheap (then it was local players) and sell high. If you remember as well, once players knew this was the ideology of the club then they were always on the lookout to jump ship knowing the club was going to flog them to the highest bidder as soon as they got the chance. Pedro has gone on record in his book saying he would have stayed but the club had no ambition whatsoever so he buggered off first good offer he got.

 

That's the problem, the club are giving the message to the players that if they play well and hit a high level of form then they'll sort out a nice big fat transfer to a top club for them so everyone is happy. What's wrong with saying to players 'we're aiming for xyz' and 'we want to build a team around you.' Depressing as fuck this transfer.

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Incidentally - and it's only stats but apparently Cabella has won more interceptions in the opponents half than any Newcastle player this season.

 

I've never seen Grenier play tbh!

 

I've only caught glimpses of Grenier when having a look at Gomis, I can safely say I'd rather we signed Grenier as he's a far better player than Gomis, who is a bit of a donkey.

 

Grenier plays in between the midfield and the front line much like Cabaye, good with both feet. Can take a set-piece aswell.

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Incidentally - and it's only stats but apparently Cabella has won more interceptions in the opponents half than any Newcastle player this season.

 

I've never seen Grenier play tbh!

Admittedly I'm going totally on stats, reports and youtube so my opinion on this may well be totally worthless!

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Just read an interesting comment in the Chronicle someone saying could Cabaye not have played tonight & said his goodbye to the fans. It may have been a better way to do it rather than him sneaking out the back door im sure he would have had a cracking send off.

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Will Grenier not be a bit pricey for our lot? I mean he's highly rated, at a big side and performing well, so unless he's got some release clause I'd be shocked if Ashley would part with anything over 8m to get him. The Cabella thing is confusing to me as well, so we've supposedly agreed to signing him in principle according to some reports yet we haven't agreed any fee? meanwhile their mentally unstable chairman has said he expects Bale money for him and their manager has said he'll probably leave for someone like Spurs or Chelsea in 6 month.

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Luque looked class on Youtube!

Well this is exactly what I was meaning. Although if our current scouting system has targeted both of these players I would have more faith that they will be a success than Luque.

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Will Grenier not be a bit pricey for our lot? I mean he's highly rated, at a big side and performing well, so unless he's got some release clause I'd be shocked if Ashley would part with anything over 8m to get him. The Cabella thing is confusing to me as well, so we've supposedly agreed to signing him in principle according to some reports yet we haven't agreed any fee? meanwhile their mentally unstable chairman has said he expects Bale money for him and their manager has said he'll probably leave for someone like Spurs or Chelsea in 6 month.

The fee the press seem to be mentioning for Grenier is around £10m (probably still too pricey for us) but god knows with their chairman.

And I think the Bale type money Montpellier's equally mental chairman was quoting was for if they were to sell them in January. In the summer it apprantly drops to a somewhere near sane level.

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Neither club would allow it now the deal had been agreed. He could get injured, quite seriously, then both clubs would be fucked.

Yeah fair point not that it matters now anyway.

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The fee the press seem to be mentioning for Grenier is around £10m (probably still too pricey for us) but god knows with their chairman.

And I think the Bale type money Montpellier's equally mental chairman was quoting was for if they were to sell them in January. In the summer it apprantly drops to a somewhere near sane level.

Ah cheers for making that a bit clearer, seems to be a law that these French chairmen must be mental. £10m would be a steal for a lad like Grenier tbh, especially given his age. Bringing in someone like that would definitely soften the Cabaye blow but unfortunately it seems we've ridiculously agreed to sell in the closing days of a window again, when we should have really just agreed to sell him to PSG in the summer therefore Cabaye was happy he got his move and still had incentive to play with the World cup this summer.

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Ah cheers for making that a bit clearer, seems to be a law that these French chairmen must be mental. £10m would be a steal for a lad like Grenier tbh, especially given his age. Bringing in someone like that would definitely soften the Cabaye blow but unfortunately it seems we've ridiculously agreed to sell in the closing days of a window again, when we should have really just agreed to sell him to PSG in the summer therefore Cabaye was happy he got his move and still had incentive to play with the World cup this summer.

Ashley can't resist those £££s.

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The problem with Grenier is that he signed a new deal last summer when Arsenal were sniffing. It would take all the Cabaye money to get them to the table imo.

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