Keegan Update On Milner, Carr, Emre and Given


Kevin Keegan has reiterated that James Milner is still 2-3 weeks away from playing again.

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James Milner – out for 2-3 weeks – shown here with his pal

Kevin Keegan told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“James is still two or three weeks away from being back with us.” “He will have a plastic boot on for another 10 days, and then he can start some light training.”

“He is a quick healer, and hopefully he will be back for our game with Portsmouth down there on April 12.” “But if not, he will definitely be back with us for the derby match with Sunderland the following week.”

“Stephen Carr and Emre are 10 days away, and the funny thing is that they’re parallel in their comebacks, and could return on the same day.”

It’s noticeable that this is a lot different from what Kevin said this morning, to the Journal, about these two players. Emre was still 2-3 weeks away, and would probably be fit for the Sunderland game on April 23rd. Carr was still 2-3 weeks away from fitness.

There’s a big difference between 10 days and 30 days, so it’s interesting to know how things changed so quickly today. Maybe they both finally confessed to hiding out in the treatment room. 😀

Finally, to round out the injury situation Irish goalkeeper, Shay Given is now back after his groin operation in Munich, Germany yesterday.

Kevin talked about Shay:

“Shay’s had his operation, and it went very well.”

We don’t expect to see Given again this season, and that would be good, because his first priority must be to get that groin fit for next season. We assume he will be given a set of strengthening exercises for it during the summer.

It must have been a frustraing season for our Irish goalkeeper, but there again it’s been a very frustrating season for everybody connected with Newcastle United. We don’t want another season like this for many years, that’s for sure.

That’s it – just 18 hours away from our first win in the league for over 3 months.

The Newcastle Brown Ale is waiting in the fridge.

Comments welcome.



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34 comments so far

  • daiv

    Mar 21, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Emre has no fight in him and wants away. Let him go. He cannot take a tackle. he always falls over and pleads to the ref for a foul holding his knee. Limps away. Big girls blouse. Should be a netball player.

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  • daiv

    Mar 21, 2008 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #2

    We should sell Carr to Hartlepool Resrves for two bob.

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  • toonypot

    Mar 21, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #3

    nobody would pay two bob for him or did you mean give them two bob to take him daiv

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  • Spyro

    Mar 21, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #4

    that kids his pal eh, what kind of “pal”? nah jus playing, milners initials are JM, not MJ lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #5

    In the offenders register they would be MJ.

    Milner, James

    😉

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  • Spyro

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #6

    good point lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #7

    I hate this cheap cider, Blackthorn, its bollocks.

    Balls of Steel new series, some light entertainment.

    Im really nervous about tomorrow

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  • Spyro

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Cider? dont touch the stuff, UNLESS its mixed with ribena and vodka to make a snakebite…if thats how you make it?!…thats how WE make it anyway. couple glasses and im dazed

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  • Spyro

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #9

    I aint nervous though, but i aint over confident like some people on here, we been in this position too many times over the years for me to EVER get excited after a half decent performance, you know what i mean

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Snakebite is just beer and cider mate.

    I know what ye mean. I love magners, shame its expensive!

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  • Spyro

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #11

    never tried any of them straight, but we buy strongbow when we make snakebites

    We are predicted a 2-0 or 1-0 win on most betting sites…HAVE THEY EVER WATCHED US!? what are the chances of NUFC NOT conceding at least 1 goal.

    To win we need to score at least two i think, i hope to be pleasently surprised though

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  • Spyro

    Mar 21, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #12

    oh ok, well we add ribena and im talkin to my mate on msn and he said the ribena mixing with the alcohol makes it more powerful, not sure though, i just drink it lol

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #13

    i know a great trick which can be done with cider and lager… i learned it when i worked in a nightclub, if you mix half cider and half lager into a shot glass and leave for a couple hours it will turn to jelly

    so if someone in the nightclub asked for any shot, we would give them it jokingly and watch as they tried to drink it… made us laugh anyway… try it it works

    that is the reason you get such hangovers when having snakebite, its because your body cannot digest it fast enough.

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #14

    there are better ways of getting drunk quickly…

    this sounds strange but it works, have a couple pints of lager then ask the barman for a packet of crisps or nuts, the oil in the food for some reason make you get drunk more…

    dont know why its just a phenom

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #15

    turbo’ shandy is also a good way of getting drunk, i think its cider half pint and a bottle of smirnoff ice

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #16

    not cider, lager, and add a shot or two of vodka to it

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #17

    another trick to make urself very drunk before a night out is to have a shot of golshagher (thts not the correct spelling) it has shards of gold in vodka and it means that the alcohol gets straight into your blood streem

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #18

    i might get in trouble for putting this sort of alcoholic notes on here, haha… well oops

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #19

    oh- drink responsibly everyone

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #20

    ok non alcoholic drinks…

    on the beach-

    pinapple juice and cranberry juice and orange
    although that depends on which bar you go to

    virgin pina colada
    pinapple juice
    cocanut cream
    ice

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #21

    dont particularly like this one but its got a cool name

    horse’s arse

    ginger ale
    soda water

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #22

    or bloody driver. which is what i usually am because i dont like hangovers haha
    it contains

    tomato juice
    lime juice
    orange juice
    carbonated water

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #23

    can anyone tell that im all bored cant sleep because of the wind, its like a hurricane.

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  • Spyro

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #24

    thanks leo, im gonna copy and paste this on a word document and then use it next time im with a couple mates, if you got anymore dont hesitate to put them up mate

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  • richie

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #25

    spyro how u feelin on game tomo..im thinkin 3=1 been optimistic but i think we need an early goal and same team as brum

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  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #26

    It’s thru eating all them peanuts 🙂

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  • Gloryhunter

    Mar 22, 2008 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #27

    You’ll be shot -blasting the wardrobe the neet!

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  • Spyro

    Mar 22, 2008 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #28

    richie i think we will be the better team, but…

    i think if we win it will be a late goal in the last 10 to 15 minutes e.g. 2-1

    or

    we will get a frustrating draw e.g. 2-2

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  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 22, 2008 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Leo, i’ve just tried all fo thattt n im fkeddsa, ya naa.

    Just joking mate.

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #30

    well you see i put the non alcoholic drinks after, so its good for the come down. haha

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  • richie

    Mar 22, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #31

    just seen article on renne midfielder,,,and thought did we miss a trick on momo sissoko

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  • jeff

    Mar 22, 2008 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #32

    good to see we are talking good football conversations on here……Howay lads whats with all the crap bloody drink stories……………Lets get back to talking football eh?Leo whats your prediction today mate?…Im going 3-1 to the toon…I just feel this is the chance to end the run and I think Martins will have a blinder.(Hope so anyway)One thing we need to do is watch 3 of there players……..Bullard,Murphy & McBride…..We must win the midfield battle and then watch that McBride on corners etc

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  • Leo

    Mar 22, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #33

    well jeff i had a dream last nite that we won but jimmy bullard gets a goal for them

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  • m.

    Mar 22, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #34

    here in BR we pay 13 bucks for a can of Newcastle Brown Ale :/

    f*** it, I’ll drink my gin

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