The Toon Army have good reason to hail a Cab

By Lee Ryder on Oct 23, 11 11:56 AM

There are many different reasons why Newcastle United are riding high in the Premier League at the moment, but perhaps the main reason is the attitude of the current crop of players - not least Yohan Cabaye.

Cabaye already impressed us by getting on the first flight back from Paris just hours after France's Euro 2012 qualifying programme was over and getting ready for Spurs.

Having shaken off a knock to play against Wigan before promptly scoring the winner at the Gallowgate End, stars of the past may have headed straight for the vast array of watering holes within Newcastle's city centre.

Not Cabaye though.

As I drove out of St James' Park last night, there was a modest motor in front of me getting ready to head up Barrack Road.

Suddenly, a flock of autograph hunters pounced on an opportunity and the modest looking jam jar turned out to be that of Yohan Cabaye.

Before that, Cabaye had spoken to assembled journalists and told them of his plans for Saturday night.

Quite simply Cabaye would be heading home with his missus and young family to take in some French football.

Nobody can deny a footballer a night out especially after they've done their job on a Saturday.

But in the eyes of Cabaye, there was no reason for mass celebration after just another three points.

This, as we know, hasn't been the case in the past for Newcastle players with many of them being caught in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing and at the wrong time.

Certainly, Cabaye's younger counterparts can learn a thing or two about being the ultimate professional.

The capture of such a character has to be regarded as a real bonus for Newcastle.

And just in case you hadn't noticed, he can play a bit too!


kevintoon said:

Maybe he can Take Nile Ranger home with him & educate this loser on what it takes to be a pro footballer.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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