During Pardew's time he was "desperate" to hang onto Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, José Enrique, Joey Barton, and Demba Ba ... but he doesn't have a say in the matter!
27-year-old France international Cabaye saw a proposed summer switch to Arsenal fall through, and 'as sure as God made little apples' he will be waiting for a taxi in January.
His future on Tyneside will be raised once again next month with Liverpool and Paris St Germain having already been linked with moves for the former Lille schemer.
Pardew promised us Andy Carroll "is going nowhere!" and 24 hours later Carroll slapped in a transfer request and joined Liverpool in a £35million deal in January 2011.
Alan Pardew: "I am pretty confident that my owner and the club are in a great financial position. I would be a lot more nervous if we weren't.
"He's a great player, there are always going to be big clubs sniffing around him. We are fortunate to have him, we are enjoying him while he is here and long may that continue."