Big Sam Delighted With Injury Status

While we don’t want to tempt fate we think our injury situation is improving nicely at the club.

We have just four out injured and two of them, Ameobi and Viduka are touch and go for the Monday night game.

Ramage and Duff are longer term injuries with Damien due back in training in 2 weeks.


Big Sam – pleased all players on International duty returned to the club fit

Sam talked today about how pleased he is that every player on International duty has reported back to the club fit and ready to go in the Monday night game.

“I expected Michael to be OK, and that’s exactly what we have got.”

“Alan Smith, who didn’t play in Russia, also had an injury. But the medical staff with England have looked after him and he is OK, although the sad thing for him is that he is suspended.”

“Those two players, as well as all the other players on international duty – Steven Taylor, James Milner, Charles N’Zogbia, Oba Martins, Geremi, David Rozehnal, Habib Beye, Abdoulaye Faye and Shay Given – have all reported back with no problems, and that’s a massive bonus for me.”

That’s extremely good news for Newcastle since there had to be doubts about Owen and Emre getting injured again. But that didn’t happen and we have four out injured right now, Ramage, Duff, Ameobi and Viduka, but the latter two are almost ready, but probably not for the Tottenham game.

Allardyce continued:

““We are very pleased to say that every international player who has been away – all 14 of them – have either rung in or come in over the last 24 hours and have reported back fit, so that is really pleasing.”

“Our job now is to make sure we look at the fatigue factor on each individual player and tailor the training in the next 48 hours to suit”

Monday night’s game will not be easy but it should be a closely contested match between two of the better teams in the league. The key to the match for Newcastle will be the defense which has misfired just a bit these last few games. It would be really nice to have a clean sheet and a 1-0 win would be very good – thank you very much.

Comments always very welcome.

15 comments so far

  • ToonKing

    Oct 20, 2007 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think we will keep a clean sheet, although it would be great. Spurs have to much quality upfront, imo it will be a goalfest and hopefully e can nick it.

    3-2 for the toon.

  • Brisbane Mag

    Oct 20, 2007 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Toon King, think your spot on buddy…..

    No clean sheet but a 3-2 win is just what the doctor ordered. However, 3 points for Newcastle is important!

  • Steeley

    Oct 20, 2007 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Looking a bit better now then….thank God! Will be interesting to see how long it lasts….

    Squads for Monday then lads…

    Beye, Cacapa, Roz, Enrique
    Milner, Faye, Emre, Zog,
    Martins, Owen

    I’m not sure if Sam will play Faye ahead of the Captain, but that’s the squad I’d like to see anyway….if only so we dont have to see Geremi’s woeful corners!!!

  • Ed

    Oct 20, 2007 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #4

    what has happened to stephen carr?

  • Bill f

    Oct 20, 2007 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed, Who cares!!

  • Ed

    Oct 20, 2007 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    true, yes. but… he is still on our books.

  • Bill f

    Oct 20, 2007 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Not for much longer.

  • Brian

    Oct 20, 2007 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    If Carr goes the money saved on his wages will allow the club to bring in some younger hungry player, who wont spend 8 months of every year in the treatment room and the other 4 pretending to be a right Back. The sooner he goes the better.

  • ross

    Oct 20, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Not as hungry as Carr we hope. Have you seen the size of him!!!

  • Bill f

    Oct 20, 2007 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Ross, I havn’t seen a pic of him lately are you saying he has bloated out. If so has he been eating some of our young hungry players.

  • ALEX

    Oct 20, 2007 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Steeley, i dont think we gonna see martins, owen partnership this season…

  • WelshWizard

    Oct 20, 2007 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #12


    BSA has already said in the last couple of days OWEN/MARTINS up front on Monday against Spuds…..

  • leo

    Oct 20, 2007 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #13

    aye but doesnt mean he will play that… he may be playing mind games. although sam does taylor each squad for diff games uniquely to combat the opponent

  • Aussie geordie

    Oct 21, 2007 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #14

    3-2?? Nah your kidding yourselves….more like 4-1! I dont think we can get a clean sheet as they have some great players up front I think this will be old school newcastle and we will back two in beofre ten minutes are done. 1 more each side of half time would be nice to. Maybe a late goal to spurs from Malbranque.

  • Brisbane Mag

    Oct 21, 2007 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #15

    Aussie Geordie; I like your confidence and score line……

    Like you, I doubt we’ll keep a clean sheet, but will accept a Newcastle win and 3 points.

    Up the Mags……..


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