The sale of Yohan Cabaye to PSG at the back end of January perhaps encapsulated everything that has been wrong with Joe Kinnear’s directorship at Newcastle.

Selling your best player is sometimes a necessary evil for a club that lacks unlimited financial backing, but to have no replacement lined up is a clear aberration.

Alan Pardew is having to make do without his talismanic midfielder, and it will be a hard slog right up until when the Premier League finishes in May. Surely then Newcastle will have to dig deep to find that much needed replacement for Cabaye?

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