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Birthday Boy Cabaye To Lift Newcastle

8 years ago

Apart from from what could prove to be  a valuable point earned on Saturday, the next biggest positive must have been the reappearance of Yohan Cabaye.

A second half substitute, Cabaye looked comfortable and is a welcome sight after only two wins in thirteen matches in his absence.

By happy coincidence, Cabaye turns 27 today and had this to say after his comeback;

“When we started losing we just seemed to lose all of our confidence, but we have got a draw here, and it could prove to be a big point.

Now we can start to look forward again, starting at home to Reading next week. We defended well and looked solid but we just have to take it step by step.

All I could do was sit in the stand and watch, not able to do anything to help. It was very sad for me.

I’m very happy to be back,  I enjoyed getting back on the pitch and we didn’t lose the game.

The supporters were great as well and I have to thank them for the reception they gave me. I’m feeling OK now and feeling confident. It was the right time for me to come back”.

I would argue that there a is no more important player than the French playmaker in our team and if he’d avoided injury I doubt very much we’d have seen eight defeats in the ten Premier League matches he’s missed.

Also, if Fabricio Coloccini didn’t stay at Newcastle,then surely Cabaye would be nailed on to step up to be captain.

Cabaye also brings out the best in other players around him, none more so than Cheick Tiote whose form has been a bit wayward.

Newcastle’s most valuable player would you agree?

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