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Newcastle revelation doesn’t like the taste of his own medicine

Date: 17th January 2012 at 3:26 pm
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has been a revelation since he joined Newcastle United in the summer from Lille. The French international has everything you look for from a central midfielder. He can get from box-to-box, score spectacular goals and isn’t afraid to get stuck in either. That’s why I’m even more surprised by the Frenchman’s reaction to Shaun Derry’s tackle in Newcastle’s 1-0 win against QPR at St James’ Park on Sunday.

I’m not going to stand here and defend Derry. Yes, it was a bad tackle, but you usually see at least one of those types of challenges in every Premier League match. You could argue that Cabaye’s tackle on Liverpool’s Jay Spearing at Anfield just a few weeks ago was far worse and the 26-year-old has left his boot in one more than one occasion this season. That’s why I was so surprised by Yohan’s reaction to the tackle below…

As soon as the tackle was made Cabaye jumped to his feet to remonstrate with Derry and then consequently left the field on a stretcher, throwing his gloves away in disgust (at who I’m not sure) as he was carried down the tunnel. He was clearly riled, as Alan Pardew confirmed saying “Yohan was upset. He felt it was probably a little bit over-exuberant”. But is that reason to lose his rag, just because he doesn’t like the taste of his own medicine.

Thankfully for Newcastle this incident has become a non-issue. The Magpies won the game and it doesn’t look like Cabaye’s injury is a serious one, so the Frenchman should be back in the middle of the park for Newcastle against Fulham on Saturday. I will defend Newcastle players to the hilt, but on this occasion I think Cabaye let himself down, so hopefully he can make up for it with a stunning performance at Craven Cottage this weekend!

Newcastle bought Cabaye in the summer, but click on the image below to see who they’re being linked with this month

7 thoughts on “Newcastle revelation doesn’t like the taste of his own medicine

  • Josh Reeve
    3 years ago

    Fair views, but a Pretty pointless article in my opinion.

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  • Tommy D
    3 years ago

    Totally agree with Josh…

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  • tom
    3 years ago

    Derry’s wasn’t that bad i suppose. he was a bit wild and late. Cabaye’s on Spearing though, came about as he jumped out of the way of Spearing’s aggressive sliding tackle. Maybe Cabaye deliberately stood on Spearing’s leg, maybe not, but it wasn’t the same type of challenge as Derry’s.

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  • DCMag
    3 years ago

    You say you’ll defend Newcastle players to the hilt, and then you don’t. Insincere prose.

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    • Tom Jones
      3 years ago

      Ah yeah, slight error, meant to say my first instinct is to defend NUFC players

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  • Ted
    3 years ago

    I think hes a big french puff, and should just get on with it, still thats the french for ya .

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  • Sparkytoon
    3 years ago

    Why waste your time writing an article about a non-issue. Certainly wish I hadn’t wasted my time reading it.

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