Yohan Cabaye charged by FA

Cabaye facing spell on the sidelines
As the title suggests, our French International midfielder has been charged by the Football Association with violent conduct following his kick at Adam El-Abd during our dismal loss to Brighton at the weekend.

As if we had not had a bad enough week already, we now face the prospect of losing a key midfielder for three games, more if he appeals and loses. He has until 6pm today to respond.

I feel pleading ‘not guilty’ will not work and we will have to do without him. El-Abd clearly had a stud puncture above his top lip and the slowed down footage does not look good.

Cabaye was obviously frustrated by the performance of his teammates and himself, then when he was strongly tackled by the burly Brighton defender, Cabaye clearly kicked out with intent at El-Abd as both players fell to the floor. There is no way his actions can be described as an accident. You can see the anger on his face as he does it!

Now then, Yohan Cabaye is supposed to be one of our role models. He began his Newcastle career saying all the right things and then proceeded to ‘walk the walk’ – he impressed everybody.

Now we are hearing he has taken to [email protected] and finds himself charged with violent conduct. Has he suddenly decided he wants to be Joey Barton?! Personally, I think this is a lapse in judgement and the emotions got the better of him during a difficult game following an equally poor second half against Fulham. He is a good lad, but make no mistake – he has really messed up here.

After the Mario Balotelli incident and subsequent four game ban dished out last week, every player should have sat up and taken notice. The FA are looking to stamp down on this kind of thing and will no doubt hand out equally lengthly bans to players showing similar behaviour in order to show consistency in their disciplinary process. Now, being a generally level headed good professional Yohan Cabaye really should have known better.

He has let himself, his teammates, his manager and the fans down. If I was Alan Pardew, I’d be considering handing the lad a fine for being so stupid if this lengthly ban comes about. We are entering a crucial period in out fixture list and have a weak enough squad as it is.

I know Cabaye will learn from this, but he really should have known better and could cost us in the coming games. What do you readers think?

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72 thoughts on “Yohan Cabaye charged by FA

  1. I said before,he somehow has the short-temper of old barton. 😯

    Now without him and tiote,who will be in mid then.geez. Guthrie and????

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  2. Dale Johnson:
    They have had several bids rejected for Adrian Mariappa, the Watford defender, but it is expected he will move to Newcastle before the end of the day. Nothing else on the cards in or out though.

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  3. Typical selective process by FA. What about Rooney kicking Collocini when the ball had gone? I am in favour of video evidence and would include diving but I want the FA to be even handed and it obviously isn’t.

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  4. Just because he’s opened a twitter account and struck out in a moment of temper does not mean he’s going to follow in Barton’s footsteps.

    He’s been the perfect role model since he arrived and this incident should be treat as a one off.

    Justifiably he needs punishing but don’t categorise him in the same mould as Barton.

    Has Tiote been sold yet? πŸ˜›
    Have we spent Wolfies Β£25m? πŸ˜†

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  5. @Troyore

    morning m8. are you off to get your ass waxed for tonights showing or will u be buying the Geordie Dancer a pint for info he gave you…ooooh time will tell

    tick tock tick tock πŸ˜†

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  6. well off to Sports Direct to give Uncle mike some tasty profit while investing in some comfy running shoes for all the bouncing I’ll be doing tonight (hopefully)

    boin boin boing!!

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  7. Agree with Troy, you simply cannot categorize Yohan Cabaye and Joey Barton together. Yes, they may both have Twitter accounts, but then again so does Demba Ba, Danny Simpson and many more of our first team. Surely this doesn’t mean we have a squad full of loose cannons, though?

    He has been a model professional so far in his NUFC career other than a couple of bad challenges and this incident. Which was of course a stupid lash out and he deserves his suspension without any debate.

    The only problem I do have is that the FA seem very inconsistent with the charges they hand out. I can’t help but think that had it been Wayne Rooney or John Terry in Cabaye’s shoes then a suspension would have been overlooked.

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  8. lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    Newcastle United close in on Adrian Mariappa – NUFC Latest News – Newcastle United from @EveningChron

    😯 not sure if its worth getting excited about. hopefully it means Colo is staying as Mariappa looks like a cover-player

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  9. @Troy 😯 πŸ˜†

    hopefully, MA will hold his nerve and refuse to sell. 😯

    Jim White has just pulled up outside St James and is giving out free toon tops and cheese pasties to the local window lickers to get an interview 😯

    I got a bag full of sausage rolls πŸ˜†

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  10. If we don’t sell any of our big players today I will be over the moon. Disappointing if we don’t get a CB as that’s been a priority for months.

    There’s hardly any rumours about any club at the moment. Incredible.

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  11. No appearance for the yellow-carded Cheik Tiote in Ivory Coast’s 2-0 win over Angola, no-show in the stadium too#nufc
    12 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    😯 😯

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  12. @troyore

    ditto that m8.

    perhaps MA is learning 😯 will you have your clapped-out train on ebay if we don’t sell anyone? πŸ˜‰

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  13. or is it that nobody has actually bid for any of our players? πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

    roll on the gloom/speculation until the summer πŸ˜‰

    R Morrison is off to W Brom, C’ya

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  14. Whey off shoppin, wor lass has a twitter account so I’ll be keeping my heed well away from her “Keegan Patricks” 😯

    Troy…aye, nowt short of a massive failure if we don’t get one in, bearing in mind they should have been looking since Sol left πŸ™„

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  15. I’d like to treat this as a one off, but the fact is that it simply isn’t. I mean he’s been involved in several risky challenges/tussles and needs to calm it down a bit.

    No excuse for lashing out and if he gets the ban, which looks likely, I have no sympathy for him. Gutted to lose him, but it was of his won making.

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  16. Just so we are clear – The Joey Barton link was tongue in cheek, I go on to say I think he’s a good lad and this was just a lapse in judgement. I would not say the same about Barton, who’m I regularly state is wrong in the head.

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  17. adam ant? didnt know he liked his footy, will he stand and deliver his promises to you or will MA be some kind of Prince Charming πŸ˜† πŸ™„

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  18. Shamrock, Cant agree that Cabaye is turning into Barton, i go along with the opinion of Malcolm McDonald whos take on it is that Cabaye has been kicked from pillar to post with little or no protection from the referees and when thats the case its a natural reaction to lash out.
    I know its not right but El Abs jumped on his back and sent him to the ground in front of the referee who took no action and this was after another Brighton player received a yellow card only for an atrocious over the top tackle on him.
    Yes he lashed out at the player, yes its unacceptable, yes he has to learn but if the referee had done his job, it wouldnt have come to this, hes there to protect players after all, frustration more than malice for me.

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  19. I agree with Toonsy though, he needs to calm down a bit. Nothing wrong with desire and cimmittment, but it’s no good having those things if you are not on the pitch because you let the red mist get the better of you…

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  20. I’m gutted about Cabaye but unfotunately its clear for all to see that he clearly kicked out. I’m a bit more disapointed with the amount of fans that refuse to admit he kicked out! I agree with the fact that other incidents have been overlooked and its crap that we will end up with a player ban when Lescot and RVP have got away with it but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Cabaye kicked the other guy!!!

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  21. @Toonsy

    How many midfielders do you know that have had skirmishes. It’s a vital part of a midfielders game to challenge hard.

    He’s not had a red card or got a bad discipline record. It’s exactly what it is, a one off.

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  22. I’m very confident that Mariappa will be a Toon player before the deadline. The only problem seems to be the fee, but you’d think as time goes on Watford will need to become more lenient as the player would surely become unsettled should they block a move. He wouldn’t be my first choice, or in my top ten for that matter, but he’s the lad we will get.

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  23. Troy – But that was only because he’s not been seen. the two-footed attempts against Sunderland and Liverpool spring to mind. BOTH of them should have been reds, but he got away with it.

    Fact is he lashed out with his legs, he was looking at the player and you could see the anger on his face when he was doing it. Whether people deem it as a one off or not is irrelevant as he done it. If a tea-total person went on a drink bender for whatever reason, got in his car and killed someone as a consequence, it would be a one-off, but he would still deserve to do the time for it.

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  24. Make no mistake about it, Cabaye deserves a suspension. However, as Robert said, he hasn’t been getting enough protection from referees. One Brighton player could have quite easily broken his leg with one foul.

    That’s not an excuse, though. Playing in CM you must be prepared to take a hit once in a while, it’s part of the job unfortunately. Lashing out is unacceptable.

    Consistency is a huge problem in the modern game, though. Something must be done.

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  25. @Toonsy

    I’m not justifying his actions in the incident. I’ve already stated he should be punished accordingly.

    My point is, if you scrutinised any central midfielder you will find plenty of incidents involving mistimed, dirty tackles.

    I just don’t consider him to be a dirty player period.

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  26. Troy, I find it funny that your well placed source didn’t give you the heads up about our new striker before the deal was signed off..

    You would have to be the biggest dreamer on this blog.

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  27. @aussie

    He doesn’t know everything. I asked him about the tour in Tenerife and he stated, what happens on tour stays on tour. 😯

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  28. Troy I don’t think that is the problem, I expect players to be hard in the tackle and not to shy away.
    But thats a few times now I have seen him be dirty, I think it was lucky that el habd or whatever his name is didn’t end up with a broken jaw and spitting his teeth out.
    Yes you can say the ref should have looked after him, but thats no excuse, and imo if you defend him your also defending de jong, clattermole, henry etc and giving them the excuse to go ahead and keep doing what they’re doing.

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  29. Toonsy, No one is saying that Cabaye didnt lash out but if he is getting the shit kicked out of him he is going to do likewise.
    Its easy to say that it is wrong to react to violence with violence when you are not on the receiving end of it.

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  30. A great example of inconsistency within football would be the fact that Real Madrid player Pepe was guilty of a clear stamp on Lionel Messi during the first leg of their Cop Del Rey quarter final, yet he got off with no charge despite clear video evidence.

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  31. @BD

    Not at all. I entirely see your point about the incident and have repeatedly said he should be punished. It was wrong and nasty.

    I just don’t accept he’s a dirty player. His discipline record for a central midfielder does not reflect the image you and Toonsy are giving him.

    Tiote is far more indisciplined that Cabaye.

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  32. I think the point is though, this was not a mistimed/dirty tackle – it was a deliberate and vindictive kick to the face, basically an assualt that had nothing to do with winning the ball. That is not acceptable under any circumstances, especially when you are being paid Β£30k plus to make sure you are fit and available to represent your club week in/week out….

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  33. BIG DAVE – You have said that defending Cabaye would mean that you are also defending the likes of De Jong. But what you must remember is that no action was taken against De Jong when he broke Ben Arfa’s leg in two places. Nor was it when he flying kicked Xabi Alonso in the chest during the World Cup. Which just adds to my worries about inconsistency in the game. Something really needs to change.

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  34. I thought i’d post any mentions NUFC get on the BBC sport Deadline Day feed for people who cant access it

    Tom in Brighton on text, via 81111: “Just spoke to my brother in France, rumours circulating in local media that Newcastle are looking at Nancy goalkeeper Remi Pillot. Are they expecting bids for Tim Krul?”

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  35. In my opinion, Cabaye has been lucky not to see red a couple of times this season. 1 was against Sunderland and another was against Liverpol. I’m all for hard players but he has been a lucky boy to date..

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  36. He kicked out and proberly deserved a yellow at least on the day, what I hate is the fa re refereeing a match it’s total bollocks if the ref missed it end of.

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  37. Troy – I’d agree with that. I dont think he’s dirty either, just think he lets emotions get to him a bit and he needs to check himself occasionally before referee’s start noticing his little flashes or red mist and deal with him more regularly in a neagtive way. It’s still an adjustment period for him, but he needs to find that balance and not take bad/strong challenges so personally. It’s a ‘man’s game’ after all. He can tackle hard if he wants, so long as it’s fair…

    I also agree re: the consistency in the punishments being handed out, they need to get a grip of it.

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  38. Ridgewell off to West Brom, shame would have liked him. Also seeing rumours that Adrian Mariappa is now being heavily linked with Arsenal

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  39. Troy I know what your saying and I understand why Cabaye has lashed out, but thats a few times he has done it now.
    As for Tiote I have said before he is like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off, but I have noticed that he isn’t just as bad this season.

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  40. Troy – who cares. He did it and it was there for all to see, I said I think it was a lapse in judgement, but it is still unacceptable. He received a bad challenge the other day when he went off injured, but he still got up and pushed somebody – that could have left us with 10 men too…

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  41. Hes not a patch on Alan Smith, Scott Parker and Paul Scholes to name but a few.

    I still maintain Tiote is more reckless than Cabaye when jumping in for tackles.

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  42. KIMTOON – Ravel Morrison is a huge talent. I’d welcome him at NUFC. The reward would out weigh the risk in my eyes. Some stories about his trouble making were blown completely out of proportion.

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  43. Cabaye has been naughty a couple of times now, he will have to realise this is how the English game works, you get kicked to bits but you dare not retaliate. Until there is parity from the FA and everyone is treated the same there will always be upset fans and players over what gets and doesn’t get punished. End of the day he did wrong and he ,the club, and we have to take the punishment sadly. Tick tock ,still no news, oh dear.

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  44. Cabaye deserves the ban but they were kicking him off the park. Van Persie has had Nowt happen to him for looking at the villa player and elbowing him in the face. Big club bias. See arsenal, Wigan and Bolton linked with mariappa as well.

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  45. TOONARMYELITE Here reporting from the train station were hopefully TROY STAVERS and his so called source are on board, there dream train heading out of toon πŸ˜† still lmao at ya tiote is leaving not hear me laughing mate πŸ˜†

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  46. @shamrock

    You ask who cares ?

    Who cares about what?

    Shall we just not bother putting our views over then?

    Shall we just accept what the first person says?

    I don’t accept he’s a dirty player. I care otherwise I wouldn’t post.

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  47. Another rule I find bizarre is that the FA cannot take action against a player if the referee has issued a card. Basically meaning that if Cabaye was issues with a yellow then the FA would let him walk free of a suspension. But why? Does the fact that the referee seen the incident make the challenge any less worthy of a suspension? Not in my eyes.

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  48. Gary @51- I would not dispute that the lad has talent ,that’s a given, but if Fergie can’t keep him in check god knows how Pards would. Also did SAF not say his wage demands were unrealistic, this makes me think he may be a player who could maybe upset the apple cart regarding wage demands at a later date and cause player unrest. Ofcourse i could have the lad totally wrong but reports coming out of old trafford are worrying. Can’t see SAFletting him go if he was easy to sort out and bring on …SSN BREAKING NEWS ,Maynard off to West Ham, we should of went in for that lad ,bags of pace.

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  49. @big Dave

    Name me one central midfielder who doesn’t make half a dozen rash tackles in a season.

    This incident was malicious and treat as such. I can’t think of one other similar incident he has committed where he has struck out after the initial tackle has gone in.

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  50. @TAL

    Ive just had word, my source got mixed up and was talking aboot Cheeky Totty and not Cheicke Tiote.
    He was singing along to John Denvers classic toon , “I’m leaving on a jet plane”.

    I put 2 + 2 together and got Tiote is leaving on a jet plane.

    Easy mistake. Wo hoo hoo hoo πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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  51. Me and Wolfie have made right tools of ourselves like. Β£25m! Woo hoo hoo hoo πŸ˜†

    Tiote to Chelsea. Woo hoo ho hoo πŸ˜†

    My source is still confident like, but I’m ridiculing him noo. At least he got the Krul transfer correct tho. 😯

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  52. KIMTOON – I don’t think it’s a case of Sir Alex not being able to keep him in check. Other than when the transer rumours began I’d never once heard of him being disruptive. Whereas you can bet your bottom dollar that the fans of United have heard of say Nile Rangers attitude problems. I reckon him leaving is much more down to him wanting more first team opportunities. Something he’s not going to get where he is.

    It’ll be interesting to follow his development at West Ham, I’ve got a feeling he has a big future. Only time will tell, though. Maybe I’m wrong and he will have the bad attitude that the media have portrayed.

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  53. Troy I can’t remember which games it was but I have seen him a few times being what I class as dirty.
    I have seen him going in for a hospital tackle with the studs up.

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  54. I agree DAVE, Cabaye has been at fault for two or three tackles this season that I’d nigh on class as assault. Tiote may may be at fault for commiting more fouled, but he rarely goes in with the sole intent to harm someone.

    I still believe Cabaye to be a model pro, he just needs to tweek a couple of flaws when it comes to tackling.

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  55. Troy – I did not say he was a dirty player. You asked how many other times he has had a red mist this season I assume? I asked who cares, because it’s not really relevant to his actions resulting in this charge for violent conduct. I’ve got no problem with other people having differing opinions mate, but you are wrong if you think he does not deserve to be banned and berated for his stupid and malicious action, which has probably cost us a key midfielder for 3 important games. He does not get paid to sit out due to stupidity.

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  56. SHAMROCK – I can’t help but think that yourself and Troy are actually in agreement and haven’t realised. I do not believe that Troy is defending Cabaye for his lash out, but merely suggesting that if you look beyond that he is no dirtier than most other Premier League CM’s. He most certainly deserves his suspension, but that is all. Troy is simply trying to suggest that he shouldn’t be branded as a dirty player over three or four incidents.

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  57. I notice no one outside SJP reporting ,that’s two januarys in a row. DC always used to be at SJP .Makes me think nothing gonna happen today , what does everyone else reckon? .

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  58. I think something will happen today. I’ve no idea what, though! I still have concerns about possible departures but I’m guessing no one really knows what to expect.

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  59. Do you not think that when the fa review an incident it should be in realtime and not slowed down. Any incident in slow motion looks a million times worse an may not be a fair representation of the actual event

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  60. DrBatez – I’m not too sure. I understand that point of view, however slow motion replays don’t change the actual challenge. When looking at the Cabaye challenge or say the Balotelli stamp on Parker, slow motion replays were crucial in showing the intent. Which whether we like it it not was certainly there.

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