John Carver has said that Remy Cabella’s recent impressive form reflects at last why Chief Scout Graham Carr identified him as the answer to Newcastle United’ creativity void.

However, the United Head coach says that unless the Frenchman can also bring a work ethic and consistency, then he won’t be in his team.

John Carver;

“Remy Cabella is now starting to produce things which Graham Carr saw and the fans are starting to see that as well.

“But with these flair players it has to be consistent and that’s difficult.”

Work ethic is massive;

“He’s starting to show some good traits but the work ethic is massive. If you haven’t got that then it doesn’t matter how much ability you have, you won’t be in my team.

“I have seen some goals on the training ground and thought, ‘wow, I would like to see that more often’.”


“We got a glimpse of this at Hull last week and so there is definitely something there.”

“It is just him believing he can do it on a consistent basis and hopefully now we will see him producing on the pitch on a more regular basis.”

For my money Cabella has been the main victim of the negative tactics used under Alan Pardew and the lack of other creative players in the team.

This combination means it is easy for the opposition to target the likes of Cabella and also the lack of space and movement in the rest of the team, means chances to shine are limited.

When United played Chelsea we saw a different Cabella as the opposition played an open attacking game which also gave our players time and space to play in, the same at Hull when Remy Cabella gave Newcastle the lead, Steve Bruce had to open the game up and this again meant the Frenchman could make more of an impact.

Let’s hope for more of the same today against Stoke.


  • AshGT

    When you have a transfer budget and philosophy like Newcastle have, the tendency is to move to more workmanlike teams. I still feel that Cabella is slightly incongruous in the current set up. In a Keegan type team ………

  • toonterrier

    And today i will kiss Graham’s butt. Thats another box ticked on the job application form. Tomorrow I will be cleaning Big Wendy’s toilet and tuesday will be sorting out Chumpley’s make-up drawer. Its all go but will be worthwhile when I get the job full time.

  • alreet

    Carrs only turkey so far has been riviere. Given a few chances even with a gaping goal and miskicks.
    Colback. Janmaat. Perez and now cabella are all showing their value in addition to sell on value.

  • nufcslf

    And making Cashley money hand over fist with sell on value. Plenty to look forward to with what Perez and Cabella will be worth.