Yohan Cabaye, “It is a good job that we managed to save ourselves before the last match as playing at home with the pressure of the public would have made it harder. Also it would have led to some bad publicity for the French players.”
In the closing stages of the season we had the Telegraph trying to cause problems with claims of unrest in the dressing room between the French players and the rest but the results of our poll suggest the fans weren’t taken in by it.
Fair play to the club for this initiative and with only a handful of tickets remaining on sale we could have a cracking atmosphere and match to look forward to, just your typical 1.30 on a Sunday kick-off..
“I’m a fan of Newcastle United and I am delighted to tell you that we have signed five new fantastic French players in the last month. I don’t know whether your new 75% tax rate has had anything to do with their enthusiasm to leave France and come to Newcastle…”.
Just to confirm how high on the French agenda Newcastle are in terms of interest, at today’s press conference to announce his squad to take on Germany, Didier Deschamps had to field questions regarding Newcastle United.
Graham Carr “We are going to try and get close to the Arsenal route but you have to be realistic. They had Vieira, Henry and Petit, some of the best players in the world. At Newcastle that is not the case…yet”.
Cabaye “Hopefully this is the start, the new players have helped give us spirit on the pitch…They’ve come to England and it is new to them but they start English lessons soon because they have to. It is important”.
Olivier Bernard; “At the moment people see Cabaye as the benchmark of the French talent because he is so popular, loved by everyone and only bought for something between three to five million, today he is worth nearer fifteen!”.