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Yohan Cabaye Calls On Kinnear To Be ‘Honest’

8 years ago

While Alan Pardew is keen to, at least publicly, try and paint a picture of everybody puling together at Newcastle United, the truth would appear to be somewhat different.

Yohan Cabaye has clearly been fuming about his portrayal as the sole villain of the piece in the summer and now back on home side with a few excellent performances behind him, the player has felt compelled to identify the person who should be answerable for his role in the fiasco that ensued this summer.

Speaking in France yesterday this is what Cabaye had to say;

“Was the failure of my transfer to Arsenal hard to swallow? Yes, at first.

However, you have to quickly move on because if you keep thinking about it then you have a grudge against so many people and that is no use.

I quickly forgot about it and concentrated on working hard.
With the fans, their state of mind was due to what the club wanted to let them know.

I did not say anything and they (the fans) chose their side. That is ok and part of football.

The only person that can explain what happened then is Joe Kinnear and if he is honest then he will tell it.”

While Cabaye may certainly have been interested in a move to Arsenal, the player would certainly appear to be putting the actions of Joe Kinnear forward as at least part of the reason he missed those early matches.

In the summer, Alan Pardew made public that he’d had to sit down with key players and explain Joe Kinnear’s embarrassing interviews when he referred to Yohan Cabaye as ‘Kebab’ amongst his crass comments.

So will Joe Kinnear be ‘honest’ and ‘tell it’, we have our doubts.

On the brighter side, the manager certainly seems to still have the loyalty of key players and you can only wonder at how big a mess there would be inside the club if the much presumed Kinnear replacing Pardew scenario ever became reality.


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