Former Newcastle ace blames players for Pardew woes

Yohan Cabaye has leapt the defence of former manager Alan Pardew by saying that the Newcastle players must shoulder their share of the blame for the problems at the club.

The Magpies are joint bottom of the Premier League table after six games, with results on Tyneside having been poor for some time.

Newcastle have only registered five wins in 2014, which has led for calls from the crowd for Pardew to be given his marching orders.

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Owner Mike Ashley has thus far stuck by his man, but rumours suggest that the clock is ticking for the former Southampton boss.

Yet Cabaye – who was sold to PSG in January – believes that his old team-mates, and the new players at St James’ Park, have to take responsibility to ease the pressure on their under-fire boss:

“I keep looking at the club and at the results, and I’m a bit sad about the situation because the people there deserve much better,” he is quoted by The Guardian.

“The manager is in trouble now but he shouldn’t get all the complaints because it’s not only about him,

“I am sad for him and want to wish him all the best.”

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