Well Pardew - Why Don't Newcastle Fine Cabaye?

Last updated : 21 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

John Gibson (Chronicle reporter): Player power is now strangling the life out of football and United have become the sufferers as Yohan Cabaye has joined illustrious company including Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney in trying to force their way out of present employment and to heck with their contracts which pay them handsomely for being rebels.

United’s long-suffering fans were shocked and distraught when Cabaye, their most influential player, was pulled out of the season’s opening game at Manchester City - which ended in a 4-0 thrashing.

The reason: Arsenal had launched a derisory £10m bid for the 27-year-old Frenchman, whose “head was turned” to such an extent he was not in the “right frame of mind” to play.

Really? Well I presume Cabaye is not going to be paid then.

If you or I refused to go to work because we were confused we would receive the sack.

United are hardly likely to do that to Cabaye because it would be the equivalent of handing him a free transfer, but surely he could be fined for his non- appearance otherwise he receives handsome reward of around £70,000 for a week in which he did not actually work. Crazy, isn’t it?

Newcastle United Fixtures ...


Saturday August 24
15:00 Premier League Newcastle United v West Ham United

Wednesday August 28
19:45 League Cup - 2nd Rnd Morecambe v Newcastle United *Sky Sports

Saturday August 31
15:00 Premier League Newcastle United v Fulham

Saturday September 14
15:00 Premier League Aston Villa v Newcastle United

Saturday September 21
15:00 Premier League Newcastle United v 
Hull City

Monday September 30
20:00 Premier League Everton v Newcastle United *Sky Sports

Premier League fixtures ...

Wednesday August 21
19:45 Chelsea v Aston Villa

Saturday August 24
12:45 Fulham v Arsenal
15:00 Everton v West Brom
15:00 Hull City v Norwich City
15:00 Newcastle United v West Ham United
15:00 Southampton v Sunderland
15:00 Stoke City v Crystal Palace
17:30 Aston Villa v Liverpool

Sunday August 25

16:00 Cardiff City v Manchester City
16:00 Tottenham v Swansea City

Monday August 26
20:00 Man Utd v Chelsea


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Squad Numbers ...

1 Krul, Timothy Michael
2 Coloccini, Fabricio
3 Santon, Davide
4 Cabaye, Yohan
6 Williamson, Michael James
7 Sissoko, Moussa
8 Anita, Vurnon San Benito
9 Cisse, Papiss Demba
10 Ben Arfa, Hatem
11 Gouffran, Yoan
13 Yanga-Mbiwa, Mapou
14 Remy, Loic
15 Gosling, Daniel
16 Taylor, Ryan Anthony
17 Amalfitano, Romain
18 Gutierrez, Jonas Manuel
19 Haidara, Massadio
20 Bigirimana, Gael
21 Elliot, Robert
22 Marveaux, Sylvain
23 Ameobi, Foluwashola
24 Tiote, Cheik Ismael
25 Obertan, Gabriel Antoine
26 Debuchy, Mathieu
27 Taylor, Steven Vincent
28 Ameobi, Samuel
29 Vuckic, Haris
33 Good, Curtis
34 Tavernier, James Henry
36 Dummett, Paul
41 Newton, Conor
42 Alnwick, Jak
44 Streete, Remie
49 Campbell, Adam