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Newcastle Fans Anger As Mike Ashley’s News Website Pushes Yohan Cabaye Sale

7 years ago

We were contacted today by a number of Newcastle fans who were disgusted at an article that has appeared on Mike Ashley’s S***** D***** News website.

Fans have claimed that the article basically is a thinly disguised advert alerting clubs to the fact that Newcastle/Ashley are keen to sell Yohan Cabaye (and others?) in January.

Here are the important points from the article followed by comments left by Newcastle fans after reading it.

‘Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have to dig deep to beat off competition for Newcastle United’s prize possession Yohan Cabaye in January…have to beat off unwelcome approaches by several other clubs, notably Liverpool.

Cabaye has been a notable target since joining Newcastle from Lille, and has lit up the Premier League with his all action box to box play, as a goal scoring midfielder. His goals are usually spectacular and free-kicks are deadly, as Chelsea discovered.

Arsenal made a £10m bid that was described as derisory by Pardew. The midfielder subsequently refused to play…but then made his peace with the club and the fans. However, that peace is fraught with complications and is almost certain to see Cabaye leave and Pardew has been told he must generate funds by paring down his ‘wage-hungry’ squad.

When the midfielder does go, he will cost somewhere in the region of £20m.’


‘There is nothing like Mike Ashley’s new media mouthpiece to advertise our players for sale – when you despicable lot are gone will be a great day of celebration for the toon. ‘Wage hungry squad’ – who gave you that pathetic line. Be gone.’

Andy Mac

‘Just post a ‘For Sale’ sign on his back underneath his name so we all know what you’re doing?’


‘So [email protected] are now trying to start a bidding war by posting a sales pitch on the merits of Cabaye. Not a very subtle advert article and another indication of Newcastle’s lack of ambition for the future.’

Robert shola clement

‘Big mike trying to drum up more interest in our best player.’

The article certainly doesn’t give you great hope that Ashley has no intention of signing ‘wage hungry’ players such as the free scoring Loic Remy or other quality players that would attract similar wages. With Newcastle not amongst the biggest wage payers as it stands, it can only be a worrying sign that Pardew has been ordered to further cut the wage bill.



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