Peter Ramage May Return Earlier Than Expected

Newcastle United defender Peter Ramage is working hard on his fitness following his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) knee operation, and he even hopes to be back earlier than expected.

His expected date back right now is April, but Peter would like to make it back earlier than that.

Peter recently started bike work, which is a major step back for Ramage.


Peter Ramage – working hard to get back quickly after terrible knee injury

Turns out that Ramage has just one year left on his contract at Newcastle, but we think he’ll be offered a new contract by big Sam, but it still has to be a worrying time for the Ashington born lad. Whether you like Peter as a player or not, there’s one thing that’s indisputable about the lad is that he’s a fighter and gives his all for the club. We’d certainly like to see Peter stay at the club and we think Sam see him as a typical player he can improve a lot, with his training techniques.

Peter told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“The recovery is going really well and I started work on the bike this week.”

“That is a major step in the right direction and I have had no reaction to that so far.”

“I hope that I can kick on and hopefully get back a little bit earlier than scheduled.”

Ramage’s current deal runs out in June, but the defender is only worried about one thing at the moment, and that is getting fit again. Peter added:

“I am hoping for a new deal, of course.”

“But the most important thing for me and the only thing I am focusing on is getting fit now. The rest will take care of itself.”

When he did sign his last deal Peter took some persuading from Graeme Souness, because he wanted to ensure he would get first team opportunities. It was nothing to do with the money, just that Peter has ambitions and didn’t want to linger on the bench. Turns out he played a lot for the team and so far has 69 appearances for the club with 59 starts. he made only two substitute appearances this season before suffering his horrendous injury. Most of us saw the injury happen on TV, during the Middlesbrough 2-2 draw on 26th August and it looked really bad as soon as it occurred. Peter seemed to know immediately it was bad.

It may be harder for Peter this time around to get into the first team, with all of Sam’s new defensive recruits, but we’d like Peter to stay at Newcastle because he gives his all for the club, and epitomizes the spirit that is Newcastle United. Being born in the great town that produced the Charlton brothers and the great Jackie Milburn cannot be bad either – and he’s more than a decent player. 😀

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Brisbane Mag

    Oct 21, 2007 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t expect to see Ramage playing first team football with Newcastle, so he’ll likely be released in the summer.

    As you state, he gives 100% but he’s not the class defender we need to improve our squad……..

  • malaysian youngster

    Oct 21, 2007 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #2

    i actually dont bother to read this

  • ToonKing

    Oct 21, 2007 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s a decent backup, i say give him a new contract, or let him go the Championship.

  • Bill f

    Oct 21, 2007 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Regretfully I think Brisbane Mag may just have it right, pity as he is home grown but untill the rules change there aint no room for sentiment.

  • Matthew Tom

    Oct 21, 2007 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s a difficult question, with a lad like Rammy who maybe hasn’t got the talent of others but gives his all nevertheless. I would look to hang onto him purely because of his commitment and desire to succeed, but at the same time I’d understand if he preferred to move on.

    Quite a lot of decent players turn into very good ones and not all of them are obvious at the start. Jamie Carragher for instance wasn’t all that great for quite a few years but his determination got him up to England level eventually.

  • valle

    Oct 21, 2007 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    We have plenty of players in our youth system and reserves who would give his all for Newcastle. But to be honest i think we can all agree that we are happy that our first 11 arent made of those players… Sure we would have a team that would give its all, but they would properly get us relegated just the same… Ramage simply isnt good enough for the lel we want our club to reach and he has to move to are lower division.

  • leo

    Oct 21, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #7

    i agree with mathew tom, look at carra and see what he has done, i really think if he can do anything to be close to that i will be impressed, and it is possible. he is not where near as bad as people make out

  • Alex

    Oct 21, 2007 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #8

    He gives 100% in every game he plays and is a true fighter ,we need to give him a new contract.Under big sam he has the chance to learn and improve and become a true premiership class defender.Lets give him that chance he deserves it unlike some others so as Carr and Babayaro .

  • Geordie joe

    Oct 21, 2007 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #9

    It doesn’t matter how hard you try if you aren’t good enough. and he simply isn’t good enough.


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