Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Life after Cabaye Will Be Worth Living - Honestly! Newcastle Drop Points at the End of a Disappointing Yet Uplifting Day

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Life after Cabaye Will Be Worth Living - Honestly! Newcastle Drop Points at the End of a Disappointing Yet Uplifting Day

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Byline: NEIL CAMERON'S MATCH ANALYSIS

HERE IS the thing about last night.

The club's best player left. The club's top goalscorer got sent off and now cannot play against Sunderland. It was two points dropped against a Norwich City side who are, with all due respect, a bang-average bottom-half Premier League outfit. Oh, and an in-form Hatem Ben Arfa went off injured.

Yet the odd thing was that you still came away from what was an entertaining affair feeling better about Newcastle United than you did before the game.

My goodness, but you would have been forgiven for thinking there had been a death on Tyneside over the past 48 hours.

A footballer had left Newcastle United, albeit one who was better than most, but that is it.

Most United fans, however, understand why Yohan Cabaye left for Paris Saint Germain - the Champions League, medals and a contract one would imagine worth an awful lot of Euros a week.

It is just they feared it was the end of this team. Last night proved there just may be life after Cabaye for Newcastle United.

I know that might be difficult to accept for those who were so deeply in love with the Frenchmen for all sorts of reasons. The women were sometimes worse.

At the end of the evening, it was only a draw from a game they should have won.

Yet those who made the journey down to deepest, darkest Norfolk would have been encouraged by a Newcastle performance full of energy, invention and spirit.

No goals right enough and Remy is out the derby because of a red card which, for me, he did not deserve, although he was stupid to get involved with Bradley Johnson.

The club will surely appeal in the hope he makes Saturday.

Newcastle, it must be said, should have been a few ahead long before the sending-off.

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy made great saves from Remy and Ben Arfa. Remy hit the post with a brilliant effort. Ben Arfa missed an (almost) open goal. The woodwork also kept out Moussa Sissoko from close range. …

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