Parker and Duff Both Under the Knife

An update from this morning on Duff’s operation which has been completed successfully – and Parker’s hernia operation – which he will be having in Germany.


Newcastle’s Damien Duff


Scottie Parker will miss the match with Watford on Sunday as he is in Germany for an operation on his hernia – which he seems to have picked up in the defeat at Fratton Park last month – when he was carried off on a stretcher.

Looks like we have our priorities right – since it’s much more important to have captain Parker fit for our pre-season training in July – and for the start of next season – when the first few games will be very important for us.

Parker’s operation is apparently the 14th undergone by a Newcastle player this season – we really have to find out why our players are injured so much.

All we hear is it being used as an excuse for our injury-ridden season – but how come other clubs have not had all the injuries Newcastle have had over the past two seasons.

We are disappointed the Newcastle club think this is all down to luck – we don’t believe it – and think the club should be launching an investigation to see why we get the injuries – and then correct the problem.


Scott Parker – demoralized after our Defeat at AlkMaar


Damien Duff has had an operation on his right foot – and is now recuperating in Dublin.

The operation was deemed fully successful – and Newcastle hope he will be fit for the new season, but reports suggest he could be sidelined for up to six months.

In fact there are reports that Irish manager Steve Staunton is worried he may have to be without Duff until October – and that’s the last thing we want!