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Younes Kaboul | Defensemen

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 192

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Younes Kaboul will join Ola Toivonen and John O’Shea in the Sunderland treatment room as all three players suffered muscular injuries during Sundays’ Wear-Tyne derby.
Kaboul limped through until the final whistle with a groin issue after Allardyce had already used all three substitutes. Ola Toivonen passed a late test after missing the West Brom defeat because of a groin strain, but the Sweden international aggravated the problem again on the half hour mark. Team mate John O’Shea also pulled up moments earlier clutching his hamstring. The change arguably altered the course of the game as Jermain Defoe was introduced and it was his pass for Steven Fletcher which drew the foul from Coloccini. The Newcastle defender was dismissed and Adam Johnson calmly dispatched the resultant penalty. Sunderland travel to Goodison Park next weekend, and should the injuries prove to be anything more than minor then Allardyce will forced into a new pairing. Wes Brown could partner Seb Coates in the heart of defence. Oct 25 - 11:26 AM

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Younes Kaboul will miss Week 8 with a knee injury.

Kaboul has been ruled out for the Black Cats so Sebastian Coates is expected to start alongside John O'Shea. It doesn't really matter how's playing for Sunderland right now as they're giving up goals left and right and West Ham will have a chance to score many this weekend. Diafra Sakho and Dimitri Payet should be in play in all formats.
Oct 2 - 8:28 PM

Dick Advocaat has issued a survival rallying call after another defensive horror show at Bournemouth…

‘We’ll stay up’ was Dick Advocaat’s defiant message after their latest defeat at Bournemouth. Not sure how many believe it though. With John O’Shea absent, summer signings Sebastien Coates and Younes Kaboul were reunited in central defence for the first time since the calamitous opening two matches. Seven goals were shipped then and things look no better. Both looked jittery from the first minute and the match was over after nine. That’s ten first-half goals conceded this season. Only one team has conceded more than that in total. Jeremain Lens had a goal disallowed – perhaps harshly – and is doing his best. But it is now nine matches without a win and Sunderland are starting to look rooted at the bottom.
Sep 21 - 5:41 AM

After a solid showing in a loss last weekend the Black Cats reverted to extremely poor form as they lost 2-0 to newly promoted Bournemouth.

The damage had largely been done by the time Younes Kaboul had been sent off but going down to ten men underscored the hopelessness of the day for the Black Cats. They did have a good goal from Jeremain Lens disallowed but they conceded to Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie in the loss. The Black Cats are even on points with North East rivals Newcastle at the bottom of the table but are bottom by themselves on goal difference.
Sep 19 - 12:39 PM

Sunderland have targeted Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul after the proposed deal for Zenit St Petersburg defender Nicola Lombaerts collapsed…

Sunderland are looking to add another defender – following the arrival of Sebastien Coates (permanently) and Adam Matthews – but have turned their attentions to Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul. It appeared that Nicolas Lombaerts would be arriving at the Stadium of Light, but Sunderland pulled out of the deal at the 11th hour for as yet unexplained reasons. It could simply be that center-back Kaboul has become available since Spurs signed Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid early this month. Kaboul played just 15 times last season and did not featured at all after November. Sunderland are thought to have offered £3m with Spurs valuing him at £5m. Meanwhile, Argentine Santiago Vergini has joined Getafe on loan.
Jul 16 - 7:11 AM

Younes Kaboul was everywhere clearing balls, intercepting passes and providing a physical presence as Spurs managed a draw despite enjoying very little possession at the Emirates.

It was Nacer Chadli that got the goal from an Erik Lamela assist (from a terrible Mathieu Flamini error) and Hugo Lloris that provided the highlight reel save but it was Kaboul who kept showing up to blunt Arsenal attacks before they could cause any danger. The site of Kaboul heading a ball away or bodying Danny Welbeck off of a chance seemed to pop up on the screen at every critical juncture during the match.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Younes Kaboul was sent off 25 minutes into Tottenham's match against West Ham United, and Spurs lacked the determination needed to overcome the disadvantage, falling to the Hammers 2-0.

Kaboul was beaten by a streaking Stewart Downing and took the winger down from behind as he was entering the box, forcing referee Phil Dowd to issue the red card. Hugo Lloris made a nice save of the resulting free kick taken by Andy Carroll, but soon after, Harry Kane headed a Carroll attempt into the Spurs net for an own goal. Any hope of a comeback was dashed when another Hammers free kick resulted in a goal as the Spurs wall decided it wanted to let the ball through in a shocking display from Paulinho and Emmanuel Adebayor. Spurs wrap up a disppointing season next weekend when they host Aston Villa.
Sat, May 3, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Tottenham suffered another convincing defeat at the hands of Liverpool, overmatched in every possible way in a 4-0 loss.

It took less than two minutes to set the stage for a shockingly poor display from Spurs, as a low cross from Glen Johnson was deflected in by Younes Kaboul for an own goal. Spurs would then cough up possession time and again, allowing three more Liverpool games before it was over. TO add injury to the insult, Jan Vertonghen left early with a knock and Roberto Soldado was stretchered off late. Spurs have a nice run of games left in the season, but are mow simply in a fight to hold on to a spot in next season's Europa League.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Tottenham have huge defensive problems ahead of the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie against Benfica.

Younes Kaboul is suffering from an unspecified injury and is unlikely to feature, while fellow centre-backs Vlad Chiriches and Michael Dawson are out injured and Jan Vertonghen is suspended. Sandro might have to play as a makeshift centre-back with Zeki Fryers also set to start in defence, while Danny Rose and Kyle Naughton are likely to take up the full-back spots with Kyle Walker also struggling due to an injury. Reports suggest Emmanuel Adebayor will not be risked so Roberto Soldado is set to start alone upfront, as Spurs look to overturn a 3-1 deficit in Portugal.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 06:35:00 AM

Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim of wrongful dismissal concerning Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul was upheld. The player’s one-match suspension has therefore been withdrawn with immediate effect.

Great news for Tottenham, with Spurs lacking fit central defenders ahead of the home game against rivals Arsenal in Week 30. As mentioned earlier, Kaboul should partner Jan Vertonghen in the heart of defence and represents a good filler or bench option, priced below £3million in the Yahoo game.
Source: The FA
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Tottenham will appeal against Younes Kaboul's red card in their 4-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.

The decision was harsh and there is a good chance of the one game suspension being removed on appeal. Spurs desperately need Kaboul available this weekend as they are set to host Arsenal without Michael Dawson or Vlad Chiriches due to injury. If rescinded, Kaboul would partner Jan Vertonghen in the heart of defence and would represent a good filler option, priced below £3million in the Yahoo game. A decision is excepted within 48 hours.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 06:05:00 AM

Younes Kaboul was sent off for a tackle on Samuel Eto'o that resulted in a Chelsea penalty.

The decision was harsh and will surely be the talking point of this game. Kaboul being sent off changed the entire dynamic of the game and put Chelsea up 2-0 in a match they ended up dominating after the red card. The decision was just one of a series of questionable calls in this game. Tottenham remain in fifth place and seriously hurt their chances of a top four finish. They are now four points behind Manchester City and have played three more games than them.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Younes Kaboul believes Tim Sherwood is fully deserving of an opportunity to prove that he can manage Tottenham Hotspur long term.

It's the not the praise of Tim Sherwood that is interesting; it's more the clear indication that all was not well under former manager Andre Villas-Boas, a man who never played the game at a professional level. Kaboul stated "He [Sherwood] deserves it. He knows the club very well, he's been here for a long time and he knows exactly what he's doing. He learned a lot in the past and the best fact is that he played football at a high level. He won the title with Blackburn in 1995, so he has plenty of experience. His playing career is important because he knows what it's like for us. We don't waste time on other stuff because he went through everything and he understands. He knows the game perfectly.".
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 04:37:00 AM

Tottenham team vs Hull City: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghten, Naughton, Paulinho, Lamela, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Defoe. SUBS: Lloris, Chiriches, Holtby, Capoue, Chadli, Kane, Bentaleb

Kaboul has been plagued by injuries for the past year so Tottenham fans will be delighted to see him back in the starting XI. Villas Boas has rested Hugo Lloris, Michael Dawson, Sando, Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado but it's still a strong side.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul picked up a muscle injury on Thursday against Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League and will be absent against West Ham.

This is a blow for the player, but he was unlikely to start as Andre Villas-Boas continues to ease Kaboul back in after his long term injury. What it does mean is Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson are certain to start against West Ham.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 03:28:00 PM