Newcastle ace ready to be booed

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye Yohan Cabaye is ready to face a hostile reception against Everton, following his involvement in Tim Cahill’s sending off last season.

The France international provoked Cahill who grabbed him by the throat in a bizarre skirmish after the final whistle. Despite a public apology and the Australian international’s move to New York Red Bulls, Cabaye still expects to be booed by home support at Goodison Park.

Newcastle’s play-maker told The Sun, “We have to forget the game last season, just as we have to forget every game last season. Everton are a very strong team and it is teams like them who have started the season well who will make it even harder for us.

“They are like us – they have some good players and play with a team mentality and are a strong unit.

“We will have to be stronger mentally. We surprised people last season when we finished fifth this year will be different.”

The 26 year old refused to be drawn on much of the controversy surrounding the fixture, in relation to his managers comments that “they operate in a different league”, to Everton. Cabaye added: “People can say what they like in terms of where Everton are compared to Newcastle, over the years we have done pretty well with resources available to us.”